• 66
This is a real heart breaker. The guys and gals over at the Camaro5 forums are about as dedicated a group as you'll ever run into, and a number of the members have already picked up their hotly anticipated 2010 Chevrolet Camaros. One forum member received a rude awakening as his pride and joy 1LT Camaro was relieved of its 18-inch wheels and tires during the night. The criminals had the audacity to use the Camaro's jack, along with the jack of a Land Rover that was also relieved of its rollers, to commit this heinous crime.

Forum member Number 3 thinks he may have accidentally left the car unlocked, which is obviously a bad idea. For now, the Camaro is resting on three car jacks, and the hope is that the oil pan and exhaust were undamaged during the incident. Bummer. You can bet Number 3 will be scouring the Internet for anyone trying to hock a set of 18s on eBay Motors or Craigslist.

[Source: Camaro5]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 66 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seriously, people need to get a life. I don't care if the car was left unlocked, that wasn't an invitation to say "OH, GIMME GIMME!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ERIK
        The idea is sound except the numbskulls who do this crap don't usually think to check the doors-my friend had their window smashed in even with the door unlocked...worst part probably being that they had nothing of value in the car anyway.
        Some thieves are more professional though, one managed to break into my parents car and steal a bag of old navy clothes and the quarters in the change tray without actually breaking anything and left the car the way it was.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Erik: I wonder what would you do if you came to a parking lot and your car was gone; 1 hour later it would be back on its place with $50 and "thank you" under wiper? :))
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess it's just hard to understand why anyone would leave their car unlocked, anywhere. It's not the 60s anymore and we're not living in a Mayberry faux Americana.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Erik, YES!!! I have a little Miata, and I do not lock it for that very same reason. But I in doing that, I have considered getting an alarm for it... I just hate the ones that go off even when a cat decides to sleep on the hood of your car...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I ALWAYS leave my car unlocked. Learned the hard way that if theives want in, they will get in even if it means slashing the soft top to do so. I'd rather they use the door to find out there is nothing of value in the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is one of GM's test-fleet cars. Months ago Number3 (which is the number of the test-car) drove that car all around the country.

      Of course this doesn't make it less stupid to leave the car unlocked...
      • 6 Years Ago
      thats the best that car has ever looked
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well my car is never locked, no matter where I leave it. Why? Because I own a Miata and I would rather they get what they want instead of cutting the top to get to whatever I was dumb enough to leave out in the open
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh.... its a Camero what'd you expect!! As GM goes down so is the Camero. You'd never see this happen to the Challenger because people respect it. Sorry for the owner, but I'm not sorry about the Camero.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What planet are you from? Last I heard, theft had nothing to do with respect. If a thief is passing on the wheels on your car it is because a) your wheels are sh*t or b) he won't be able to get them off.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's actually a Camaro. Why is that name so hard for people to spell?
        • 6 Years Ago
        huisj:

        I don't know why people can't spell CAMARO. Even people that OWN THEM. Its also properly spelled in the title of the story and multiple times in the story. People are ignorant. The same people call a VW Golf a 'Gulf'
      Christopher
      • 6 Years Ago
      no it doesn't look like newark, nj.... a place where this sorta thing would be quite likely to happen, and probably be the least of your concerns for that matter. they took the wheels huh..... if it happened to me, i'd make it a point to find out who done that to my ride, and go relieve them of their own "wheels" every member of the offending party would be knocked out, and awaken to find themselves tied up and unable to move, as i happily took a sledgehammer to all of their knees. they could spend the rest of their natural lives without their "wheels"

      really hope those heritage steelies were worth it, boys....... mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha
      • 6 Years Ago
      at least the guy was a GM employee- their lease package includes insurance and the premiums are fixed, so regardless of what happens they don't pay anything.
      • 6 Years Ago
      look how small those brake rotors are!! guess you don't need much if you're only going in a straight line :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Slizzo:

        Actually, the LSD is standard with the V6 manual, or so the early GM info stated (I remember because I thought that was pretty cool).

        On a related side-note, I have seen much "odder" cars at track days. A Saab 9-7x Aero (basically a Trailblazer SS) comes to mind.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Front brakes for LS and LT models include single-piston calipers with 321 mm x 30 mm rotors. For long life, performance and consistent feel, organic, non-asbestos compounds are used with FE2 brakes. At the rear are vented rear discs measuring 315 mm x 30 mm, with a single-piston aluminum caliper"


        That's 12.6" Front and 12.4" Rear to those who can't google or don't know. I would say that they're not that small. And considering the G8 has relatively the same brake package, and stops in 109 feet from 60MPH while being heavier by about 200-300LBS more.... Well...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was going to post this lol. They look very small.
        • 6 Years Ago
        brakes can never be 'big enough'. that's like saying you've got 'enough' power with the V6 model. we all get into such a huff about engine size and horsepower and quarter mile but we (americans) tend to skimp on braking. one time stopping distance is one thing; how about heat dissipation over continued cycling. i don't need google to tell me those tiny rotors will be smoking like a carolina pork pit well before a decent set of brakes would.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They are small aren't they? But 107ft 60-0 braking performance is world-class.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Technically speaking, brake rotors can be "big enough" for two reasons:

        1. You need some heat in your brake pads to generate optimal braking performance. This is especially true of high-performance brake pads. For example, in F1 racing, many a driver has been surprised by the lack of braking performance after a racing is stopped, then resumed (after a full-couse yellow flag, a saftey car, or a red flag for example) because his brakes were not up to temperature.

        2. Larger brake rotors result in a wheel assembly that accelerates slower on its axis(because of rotational inertia), and creates more resitance to steering (because of the gyroscopic effect). It also adds unsprung weight, which is the worst kind of weight in vehicle dynamics.

        As you pointed out, it has very little to do with one time stopping performance (tires are much more important to that). But it is a compromise between all these things, and probably a few more that I don't know about.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tiny brakes for a heavy performance car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny how so many people who claim to be car lovers can not show some sympathy that other person (probably a car lover like us) just got his pride and joy ripped off.
      Instead, the morons on here have to make comments about GM and how the Camaro sucks to them...
      Get a life!! You guys and these stupid comments would cry to mommy if it happened to your "precious Honda's or Toyota's or Bmw's".....
      It doesn't matter what kind of car... it's a person pride and hard earned money.. show some class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as I'm not a fan of the Camaro, that ain't right. Never fock with a man's car...
      Christopher
      • 6 Years Ago
      and for the record, it would not matter the kind of car, so everybody can get the hell over themselves
    • Load More Comments