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Old 03-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Camaro as Everyday Driver?

My camaro on order is of the 2SS/RS variety just wondering how many of you on here would drvie one of these everyday. Now everyday for me means 3 or 4 days in a work week and home to work is about 15 maybe 20 miles one way. When I am off generally stay around the house and the town i live in. Some people on here have mentioned having a beater to drive and while the word beater doesn't appeal to me I'm beggining to think I might want something else to drive. I am kinda thinking not at first though. At first i want to drive my camaro and really enjoy it I'm thinking early 2010 or sometime throughout that year if finances are in order then getting another car for my everyday car. Ultimately I want to keep tons of miles from piling up on the camaro, I doubt they will become as valuable as a first gen but nevertheless i plan on keeping mine for a very long time and don't want it dieing on me.

I currently drive a 07 civic Si and it was a coin flip between that and a cobalt when I purchased new in 07. Ultimately I sorta wish i had a cobalt now but then again they didn't switch to turbo till 08 isn't that correct? So I guess my civic will do. I would of been pissed with my 07 suprcharged cobalt making 200ish HP and the next year the turbo variety comes out and makes 260. With that said I could technically keep my Civic and a small part of me wants to since its first car i bought brand new but I think i'm leaning towards trading it in towards maro like I had originally planned, and for the first year or so camaro will be my primary car and then i will look into maybe finding a use 08 cobalt for a decent price to make my everyday driver. Shouldn't be hard I found two 06 supercharged ones last night one for 13k and one for 10k and the 13k one had less miles on it than my 07 civic.

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Old 03-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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People drive Corvettes every day here in Michigan, should be no issue for Camaro owners, especially in NC
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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i'm driving mine.... 64 miles round trip a day.
just cant imagine making huge payments on a car that only sits in the garage.

then again, i have not bought a NEW vehicle (for myself) in 20 years.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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my current ss will be my dd. the only bad thing is i will have 2 camaros in the snow now....
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #5
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My work commute is about the same as yours. I'm going to drive my Camaro pretty much everyday. I'll take my buick when it's stormy outside or there is known construction going on or if i'm going somewhere like walmart, where the parking lot is dangerous.

I'm not going to worry about the miles....i'm buying the Camaro to enjoy it and i'm definately going to enjoy every mile I put on that baby.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:33 AM   #6
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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At first i want to drive my camaro and really enjoy it I'm thinking early 2010 or sometime throughout that year if finances are in order then getting another car for my everyday car. Ultimately I want to keep tons of miles from piling up on the camaro, I doubt they will become as valuable as a first gen but nevertheless i plan on keeping mine for a very long time and don't want it dieing on me.

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I'm not really sure what your concerns are. The Camaro SS should be an awesome daily driver. You're not going to find a car with more bang for the buck, performance-wise. It's not the most efficient commuter for fuel mileage or being able to fit into tight parking spots, and it does only have two doors, but can you put a price on the fun factor?

It should be just as reliable as anything else from GM, which nowadays means it's a good quality car. And since it's an American car, years down the road the repair parts are going to be inexpensive compared to some imports. Buy American, drive it every day, and have fun!
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #8
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my camaro 2SS/RS will be my daily driver. I drive about 60 mile per day round trip. This car is suppose to be driven. Where in nc are you and who did you order from?
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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My SS will be my daily driver as well. I travel a lot for sales and nothing will be more perfect than jumping in the SS and driving 6-12 hours per week in my dream car. It also gets just about the same milage as my Speed6 does which is going to my wife. I still have a 99 silverado for the snow drives tho.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:42 AM   #10
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mine will be a DD on the days i have school and work, it will easily get 100 mi a day...other days it will sit in the garage when its bad out side and ill drive the truck...not letting it see the rain, just like my vette, never seen rain, snow, sleet...nothing but pure sunshine
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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Some (who can afford it) will make garage queens out of their Camaro's (for whatever reason). But the Camaro was built to be a DD. Don't forget it's only officially a$ 22K-$31K vehicle.
My neighbor directly across the street drives a $148K new Porsche Turbo to work everyday.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #12
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I think most should use it as a DD. Its a CAMARO, not a Ferrari! Like just about every car made today, in time it will be made better, faster and more desirable, and the down side to that is the older versions will just go DOWN in value. Drive it and enjoy it, but keep it clean and running great, then you won't mind the HUGE depreciation that comes with it, after all the miles and memories it has given you. I'd do the same with a Z06 or a ZR1. The last car made that was a "keeper" was the 1987 Buick GNX, and to some degree the GN's in general. Got to be the only 80's car made that still garners a few bucks in the market. Remember the "new and different" 1993 Camaro Z28? You can pick them up for pennies on the dollar now. Enjoy while you got it!!
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:31 PM   #13
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The last car made that was a "keeper" was the 1987 Buick GNX, and to some degree the GN's in general.
Mine will be a daily driver. I've even used two '89 TTAs as daily drivers, until someone tried to steal the last one. Enjoy the cars and don't worry about 'future value'.
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #14
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My SS will be my daily driver as well. But then again, my commute isn't anything to write home about
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:37 PM   #15
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #16
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2SS/RS as a DD for me... I shudder at driving it in the snow this winter, but like someone else said... I am not paying for something that's just going to sit around for months at a time... I'm going to drive it and enjoy it
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:55 PM   #17
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I will be driving mine every chance I get, including to work every day. The only exception will be in the snow. Will take the neon back from my 16 year old on snowy days.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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my vette is a daily driver although my commute is about 10 miles round trip a 5-6 days a week. Camaro should be fine
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #19
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My work commute is about the same as yours. I'm going to drive my Camaro pretty much everyday. I'll take my buick when it's stormy outside or there is known construction going on or if i'm going somewhere like walmart, where the parking lot is dangerous.

I'm not going to worry about the miles....i'm buying the Camaro to enjoy it and i'm definately going to enjoy every mile I put on that baby.
That's my plan as well - driving the Camaro whenever I can, but leaving it safe & sound in the garage when the roads are covered in slush and salt.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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This car was designed as a daily driver.

If your Camaro is a collector then of course you don't drive it daily. But that's normal for any collector car.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:42 PM   #21
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My Z 06 is my DD and has 90k miles on it. Cant see why the Camaro could not do the same. These things are meant to be driven and enjoyed!
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Hows a Z06 Vette hold up after 90k miles? Sqeaks? Rattles? You don't run into many guys that enjoy there cars as much as you do!
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:20 PM   #23
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Hows a Z06 Vette hold up after 90k miles? Sqeaks? Rattles? You don't run into many guys that enjoy there cars as much as you do!
The car is a solid dependable daily driver. Other than expected wear items I have had the HVAC control unit crap out and the oil pressure sending unit fail. And that's it. She can still pull a mid 12 quarter, hang with the high dollar stuff on track days and get 30 mpg on the highway in easy cruise.

If I had one negative to the car it would be water leaks. No garage here and after a heavy rain water always finds new and different ways to soak the carpet.

I got the car with 54k miles on it. Paid 22k and though I got a bargain. Now they are going for under 20k all day. These things are a bargain and great fun.
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For a solid roof, the water leaks surprise me. Other than that, I'd like to see how a "high-dollar" exotic car does with 90k on it!
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