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Old 12-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #101
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I am sure that the dealership that you are buying it from would be glad to do that for you free of charge.
yea after they do a few burn outs along the way.

I would rather see a car hauler pull up in front of the house and unload the car.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:29 AM   #102
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I hate to say this but for the most part it is true. Camaro buyers are cheap! A Camaro is not a Corvette and most Camaro people would not spend the money GM would want to have you build your Z/28 motor. I can say this because I own a number of Camaro's and a Corvette. The typical Corvette buyer has the extra money to blow on a Museum delivery or a build your own engine program. The Camaro has allways been the little brother to the Corvette. I would dought that GM has any factory program, but if they did I would do it when I order my Z/28.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:04 AM   #103
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If i had the money to buy a camaro, i'd definitely buy the Z/28 option
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #104
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I hate to say this but for the most part it is true. Camaro buyers are cheap! A Camaro is not a Corvette and most Camaro people would not spend the money GM would want to have you build your Z/28 motor. I can say this because I own a number of Camaro's and a Corvette. The typical Corvette buyer has the extra money to blow on a Museum delivery or a build your own engine program. The Camaro has allways been the little brother to the Corvette. I would dought that GM has any factory program, but if they did I would do it when I order my Z/28.
Yes. It IS the vettes little brother.

However, if you are willing to step up to the plate and pay for this beastly machine, what's an extra grand for an experience like no other? Also, it's not like every person ordering a Z28 would choose to go this route. But, if you do choose a Z28, you are choosing the best of the best of that model car. There's a reason you are ordering it...and there's a MUCH higher likelyhood of picking a plant option than say, for a V6 or SS model.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:51 AM   #105
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I hate to say this but for the most part it is true. Camaro buyers are cheap! A Camaro is not a Corvette and most Camaro people would not spend the money GM would want to have you build your Z/28 motor. I can say this because I own a number of Camaro's and a Corvette. The typical Corvette buyer has the extra money to blow on a Museum delivery or a build your own engine program. The Camaro has allways been the little brother to the Corvette. I would dought that GM has any factory program, but if they did I would do it when I order my Z/28.
Not all Camaro buyers are cheap....I could have bought a vette if I wanted, but I wanted a camaro...I have two Camaro's now...Both 2ss's...and I will be looking to add a Z/28 to the mix.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #106
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The GT500 from Ford doesn't offer it and neither does the CTS V which we are predicting will have close performance specs. Thus there is no way the Z28 is getting any of this. Not only that but I can't see many people even wanting to in the first place.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #107
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I like the initial idea -- but also agree with the fact that Camaro owners don't quite have as much disposable income as Corvette owners do (all the time).

Perhaps a happy medium is required? I like the initial idea details and whats provided - but make it ala carte.

Provide HD photos of the car being built for 150-200. Provide a build sheet - in a hard plastic frame for another 100-200 (un-creased of course). Provide a video for an additional xx $.

Basically you could have an "entire" package or let people pick the things that would be most important to them and only pay for those "extras".

Just my .02$. For some of us - even though we might not have as much money as the Corvette owners (now im just speaking of me specifically) -- for the price the Camaro Z28 is more than likely GOING to be - shelling out an extra 1-2000.00 is kind of a "drop in the bucket".

but thats just me.

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Old 12-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #108
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If this was a car I plan to keep for life and regard it like a member of the family, I would pay some cash for the assembly experience and have the car's paperwork unfolded and sealed , etc.

But truth be told I'll likely only have this car a couple years and then sell it for something else. Not that I dont love it, but there's too many cars out there and not enough money in my bank acct for all of them. (This is prob why I've had 6 cars in my 9 years of driving, lol)

Also, I dont see why GM won't do something like this. Its another way to make money and if people are willing to pay, then why not make a few extra pennies on this?

I also agree with everything 3.4L V6 guru says
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:22 AM   #109
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I wouldn't be interested in paying extra to be part of the assembly because I would probably F something up and cause the motor to blow LOL! But seriously, I would be interested in the pics and build sheet as well as maybe a track day at a major speedway like Daytona or Talledega! My boss bought a Challey SRT8 and he had a track day experience at Daytona INCLUDED in his purchase price! He just had to fly there but Chrysler had all their SRT's there for customers to take on the track! Plus they got high speed rides with a professional driver in a Viper! GM sould seriously consider a perk like this as part of the purchasing experience!
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:36 AM   #110
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I wouldn't be interested in paying extra to be part of the assembly because I would probably F something up and cause the motor to blow LOL! But seriously, I would be interested in the pics and build sheet as well as maybe a track day at a major speedway like Daytona or Talledega! My boss bought a Challey SRT8 and he had a track day experience at Daytona INCLUDED in his purchase price! He just had to fly there but Chrysler had all their SRT's there for customers to take on the track! Plus they got high speed rides with a professional driver in a Viper! GM sould seriously consider a perk like this as part of the purchasing experience!
Something like this would be nice!
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:10 PM   #111
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:17 PM   #112
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I hate to say this but for the most part it is true. Camaro buyers are cheap! A Camaro is not a Corvette and most Camaro people would not spend the money GM would want to have you build your Z/28 motor. I can say this because I own a number of Camaro's and a Corvette. The typical Corvette buyer has the extra money to blow on a Museum delivery or a build your own engine program. The Camaro has allways been the little brother to the Corvette. I would dought that GM has any factory program, but if they did I would do it when I order my Z/28.
I dunno, man...have you seen the money some of the members of this site are dropping on their cars? I mean...WOW.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:09 AM   #113
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #114
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I know for me if this comes out to be true, Ii will bring with me a set of ARH and a smaller pulleys to put on before the LSA/LS9 gos down the line, And some extra Benjamin for some of our good Canadian friend's to make shore it made it all the way down the line and in my hands that way.

So i am in this no mater which way it go's.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:02 AM   #115
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I don't think they will let you add aftermarket parts to the car during factory buildout.

There's just too many variations that can screw up final testing, let alone insurance liabilities of adding untested/unapproved parts to the floor. I'm not even sure how they would get around the insurance liability of letting non-certified staff on the assembly process.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:57 AM   #116
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I don't think they will let you add aftermarket parts to the car during factory buildout.

There's just too many variations that can screw up final testing, let alone insurance liabilities of adding untested/unapproved parts to the floor. I'm not even sure how they would get around the insurance liability of letting non-certified staff on the assembly process.
First it was a J/K next GM dos this on the Corvette, And now there is an Option for you to help build your own LS9 for the ZR1 car so i think that GM know how to do it.

That was one of there big deals at the SEMA show its pricey but man i will pay for that, The ls9 in the car. J/K
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I think you might be confusing helping build your own LS9 with stock factory parts, with letting you add your own custom aftermarket parts you brought with you.

I'm not sure their insurers would love me bringing a loaded 120 shot bottle of NOS onto the factory floor
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:17 PM   #118
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What do you mean only 120 if you want to see if it can take a hit try 400....
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #119
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goofballs lol, JUST GIMMEH TEH DANG Z28 AWLREADAH!
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