Originally Posted by Lenny
You may need to add me to the list of "defectors". I went to a dealer and had a lengthy discussion. They didn't seem well informed on getting one. I gave it a lot of thought..... GM is several years late on the muscle car entry. The car got so heavy they had to make the hood out of aluminum. The engine compartment got so crowded they had to put the battery in the trunk. And the "packages" and tire sizes! What were they thinking? Why so many different sizes and why the ones they selected? Did they look at how much those tires cost to replace? To get an SS you get two different sized tire sizes and can't even rotate them. Want the spoiler on the V6? If so, it's $1450 because you have to take a bunch of other stuff that you may or may not want. Don't want the spoiler on the V8? Too bad - you're taking it anyway. I have driven the chevy trucks with the VCM and don't want anything to do with that - thus no V8 if I want my wife to drive the car (she can't drive a manual tranny). So for this 51 year old man who was REALLY looking forward to the camaro - a camaro that I believe looks better than those of the 60s - I think I'm going to pass. As much as I don't want to do it, it's probably going to be another import. Sorry. I really did want one, but not like this.
Hey Lenny, welcome to the forums!!
I totally understand your frustrations with the salesmen not knowing much, but is that a good enough reason to turn away. Heck, my dealer was deer in headlights when I went in and said I wanted to pre order one etc. But I got online and joined this forum and became informed. What I found was this car was by far the best thing out there.
If you dont want to pay for the expensive wheel upgrades dont buy them, by aftermarket stuff, if you dot want to pay RS upgrade DONT, just buy after market stuff INDIVIDUALLY!
What you said is hard to understand your reasoning, maybe its just me but what your saying is equivalent to saying you dont want to buy that race horse because of the horse shoes its got on it!
Anyway, hope you change your mind. If not enjoy your import and allow us to enjoy our Camaros.