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Forum: USA - New England 11-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,117
Posted By DaveA
My two cars side by side. My wife drives a Lexus...

My two cars side by side. My wife drives a Lexus GS350. She thinks I'm insane for buying a car I can't drive year round. I think she is insane for buying a Lexus...

I drive the Aveo a lot. ...
Forum: USA - New England 11-30-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,477
Posted By DaveA
My argument is: If you can afford 25-50k for a...

My argument is: If you can afford 25-50k for a car, you can afford $600-$800 to store it for the season. Go from 12/1 to 2/28 like I do. That gets you through the worst of winter and you only pay 3...
Forum: USA - New England 11-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,477
Posted By DaveA
There certainly are a lot of mixed opinions. I...

There certainly are a lot of mixed opinions. I just finished putting mine away this past weekend. Here's what I do:

1) Fresh oil change; agreed that it is good to get the old, contaminated oil...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By DaveA
I don't understand why the OP wouldn't just spend...

I don't understand why the OP wouldn't just spend the money to put the car into storage. You buy a car worth somewhere between $25,000-$45,000 and you don't want to spend maybe $600 to store it for...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 10-04-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By DaveA
In regards to the weather stripping, you guys are...

In regards to the weather stripping, you guys are referring to the piece of rubber hanging out? I read elsewhere on the forum that some people just push it back in with their finger because they...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 10-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By DaveA
Cool! Thanks for the responses. I will give it...

Cool! Thanks for the responses. I will give it a cleaning and put some protectant on. I will be very pleased if that is all it is.

el ess A (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=26108):...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 10-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By DaveA
These are the infamous rub marks, yes? Warranty work?

Guys,

I bought a 2013 brand new in August 2013. That's the end of the summer season here in Mass, so I only used the convertible a handful of times. I used it a lot this year. Probably about a...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 09-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,039
Posted By DaveA
I still seem to struggle putting it on. There...

I still seem to struggle putting it on. There must be a youtube video somewhere. It takes me 2-3 minutes.

I don't put it in the bag much. I just toss it in the back seat or trunk.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 09-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By DaveA
Nothing wrong with him sharing this. I...

Nothing wrong with him sharing this.

I have tried stretching my legs, paying attention to where my knee goes, and I'm nowhere near it. I'm 5'10" so probably don't have much of a chance even if...
Forum: USA - New England 09-25-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,711
Posted By DaveA
Old thread but winter is coming and I started...

Old thread but winter is coming and I started doing some searching!

Did you ever consider renting a storage unit? It's an added expense but likely worth it. Last year I rented from mid-December...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-25-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By DaveA
I go back and fourth on winter driving. I live...

I go back and fourth on winter driving. I live in Mass. I have a convertible. However, I see lots of convertibles (non Camaro) out on the road in the winter, so that's a weak excuse. But I have...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 09-16-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,065
Posted By DaveA
For you guys not "giving up" the keys, how...

For you guys not "giving up" the keys, how exactly are you planning on getting your car serviced?

I got my recall notice and while I would have no issue signing a waiver, I have read some people...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 08-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
Well I dropped it off late yesterday morning and...

Well I dropped it off late yesterday morning and just picked it up. Fixed it and then some. Looks incredible. So happy. $150 cash. No paint needed. Cleaned my dirty rims too!

I could have...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 07-31-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By DaveA
I think he means call to make an appointment. My...

I think he means call to make an appointment. My closest dealer is 4 miles and I don't think I would even drive there hoping to be seen that day. I would call to make an appointment. You have...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-23-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By DaveA
No I was talking about z2 and z5.

No I was talking about z2 and z5.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By DaveA
Is zaino a combination of wax and polish?

Is zaino a combination of wax and polish?
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By DaveA
Really? So what is the best way to remove clear...

Really? So what is the best way to remove clear coat scratches?
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By DaveA
Quick question for a detailing noob!

I clay barred my car for the first time about three months ago when I took it out of storage. I don't think the claying did too much, either because of my lack of knowledge or a cheap clay bar. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By DaveA
What happens if I bring my car in for an oil...

What happens if I bring my car in for an oil change or service? Are they going to be asses about the key or can I just tell them to pound sand? I'll never give them the second key.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,966
Posted By DaveA
New York comic con. Forget the area but it...

New York comic con. Forget the area but it doesn't look like the greatest of area. I try to park on the street or in a cramped parking garage where some non-English speaking people have to try my...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
I stopped by the local body shop today. They...

I stopped by the local body shop today. They quoted me $150 to fix the ding and an additional $200 if paint is needed. They will try to buff out and I can make the call re. paint after a visual...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-21-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
We are already joking about it. Still bugs the...

We are already joking about it. Still bugs the shit out of me.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-21-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
Yeah someone else quoted me $150. I'm...

Yeah someone else quoted me $150.

I'm taking it to a real body shop this morning. It's a local place and the online reviews for it are very good. I decided to get a quote and if I'm going to get...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,499
Posted By DaveA
I plan no keeping mine as long as I live. ...

I plan no keeping mine as long as I live. Considering I'm only 38, I hope that is for a long time to come. My wife thinks I'm crazy when I tell her I'll still have this car 20 years from now. But...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 83,221
Posted By DaveA
2013 SS vert. Just cracked 6,000. Hoping to hit...

2013 SS vert. Just cracked 6,000. Hoping to hit 10,000 by the end of the season (I don't store it for winter until November or early December).
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,678
Posted By DaveA
My wife and I are looking to get the hell out of...

My wife and I are looking to get the hell out of New England too. Between the weather and family nonsense, Florida sounds great. We are looking at a five year plan, however. But it's realistic and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,966
Posted By DaveA
Very sorry to hear it. I'm in Mass and...

Very sorry to hear it.

I'm in Mass and while I worried at first, I decided not too much can be done and that is why I have insurance. I no longer worry too much. I try to be smart - I work...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
She makes twice as much as me, lets me working...

She makes twice as much as me, lets me working part time so I can see the kids more (was working 70+ hours a week). And she still was on board with a Camaro purchased after I knocked her up and we...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
I was very upset last night. She got home from...

I was very upset last night. She got home from doing her errand. I told her to come outside with me; I wanted to see what she did to her car. There is some slight black mark on the edge of the...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By DaveA
Yeah I'm hoping a PDR guy. I don't care about...

Yeah I'm hoping a PDR guy. I don't care about the paint, really. I too think that will buff out.
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