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Old 06-21-2011, 03:58 AM   #71
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Glad you are OK! My wife was unsure of how safe a Camaro is but after showing her the picture of yours she now feels alot better about the safety of the Camaro.

As for the Corvette, the price would have to be really amazing. First the performance between the base Vette and the Camaro 2SS are not that far apart. I have owned both and the only vette worth while is the Z06. Unlike the base vette it is not all show and no go. With a vette you will also loose the back seats and trunk space which comes in real handy if you have kids or want to go grocery shopping.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #72
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damn sorry for your loss....but on the bright side you are ok and have a many new memories to build upon with your new one...
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #73
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Geez that sucks. Sorry about your loss but glad you walked away. Plans an replacing her? You may have already answered that question.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #74
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #75
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that i am glad to hear you are okay when i had my head on with my 1994 impala ss the car was toataled but i walked out Just with a Bruise knee and the guy who hit me black out and just had a cutt on his head thats why i always Say Cars can be replaced your life or someone elses Cant always wear your seatbelt. also the way i look at it is if you walk away from any type of accident the car totaled or not the car did its job protect the Driver and Whom ever is in the car.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:51 AM   #76
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:56 AM   #77
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Very cool.....congrats and enjoy it
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:14 AM   #78
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Screw the car buddy I'm glad your ok, how about the driver/passengers in SUV?
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:24 AM   #79
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Glad you walked away from that! The car can be replaced so as long as you are ok that's what counts.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:55 AM   #80
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Glad your ok, have fun in the Corvette. Watch out for SUV's
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #81
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
I think i know that feeling , it is like you think that you have the best girlfriend in the world until you go to her house and ....you meet her sister and you go... ding i have to have this one too !!!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #82
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
Glad you stayed in the GM family!

I will be looking forward to a comparison post after a little while....
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:27 PM   #83
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Screw the car buddy I'm glad your ok, how about the driver/passengers in SUV?
The police later informed me that the driver of the SUV was checked out at the hospital and found to have no apparent injuries beyond cuts and bruises. He looked to be in much worse shape than me at the time though.

With regards to the Corvette, I like the girlfriend's sister analogy! I will be posting a very detailed comparison after I get some seat time in.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #84
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Hi all,

I seem to have dropped the ball on that 'detailed comparison' that I promised. It turns out that buying a brand new GM car right in the midst of a model year changeover is more than a little bit tricky. Even the deal on that IOM Corvette that I posted earlier fell through. Nonetheless, I persisted and scored this black 2011 Corvette for $19,500 off of MSRP and my insurance payout on the 2010 Camaro very nearly covered the entire bill.



As far as comparisons go, the 2SS/RS was a meat cleaver to the Corvette's surgical scalpel. The Corvette is lighter, faster, more nimble and it really shows. I vastly prefer the ergonomics, visibility and cargo space in the hatch as well. Don't be misled though--both cars are/were magical in their own right. Since the C6 is a much older design, the interior fit & finish as well as the tech integration are seriously lacking in comparison to the Camaro. It's entirely focused on the driving experience and nothing more.

Since I didn't even have time to finish any of the modifications I had planned for the Camaro, I wasted no time on the Corvette. It has a full Pfadt suspension, Pfadt headers, Corsa exhaust, MGW shifter, bright white LED lighting, a Paxton centrifugal blower and a Z06 wide body conversion is currently in the works. As with the Camaro, the Corvette has excellent aftermarket support and the LS3 responds very well to mods. I truly feel like I made the best of an unfortunate situation.

BUT...I'm looking back at this forum now because I realized this week that I still miss my Camaro. Very much. The first place I went: the classifieds section. My Corvette isn't going anywhere (at least until the hi-performance C7 model comes out), but I'm thinking that my current 2012 VW Golf daily driver ought to magically disappear and return as a 5th gen Camaro. So the hunt begins.
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