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Old 09-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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FINALLY in the club!

I tried to order an Imperial Blue Metallic convertible last April, but was denied due the xirallic crisis in Japan. Of course my next two choices were also metallic, so that was a no-go.

I decided to "settle" for a Summit White with a beige top, but was unable to get a 2011, so I had to wait for a 2012.

I haunted the gmconnects.com web site for months - the info there, while sort of scant at least lets you see some progress. Well, the car finally arrived on August 30st and I picked it up the next day. I've been happily tooling around in it ever since. Yesterday I drove out to Western Massachusetts and took a couple of shots on the road to the top of Mt. Greylock.

I love the solidity of the car, and it is just such a blast to drive. I can't remember the steering wheel of the demo I drove last spring, but the new one is just fine - really comfortable over the long haul. The heads up display is really cool too. The tonneau is a bit of a pain to install but once on it seems pretty secure. My only complaint is that the exhaust sound at low rpms is pretty weak (I've got the V6), but once you get it up to 2500 or 3000 it rocks.

The wait was worth it!
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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I tried ordering IBM also but couldn't because of the quake. My dealer found mine in a showroom 500 miles away. Had everything i wanted on it besides the ground effects and it had the 21" wheels instead of the 20" polished aluminum.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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Congrats and welcome! I enjoy mine more and more each day!!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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Congratulations and best of luck !
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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WOOT! congrats!
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #7
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Congrats. Enjoy your new ride!!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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Congrats, Skupe - and welcome! Hope to see you at the NEC5 meets.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:13 AM   #9
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #10
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Nice ! Now let the mods being. Lots of great exhausts out there to make it purr !
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #12
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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Welcome to the club. Got about 1300 miles on the wife's car since pick up 8/18. she loves it. Agreed on the quiet exhaust note....and I know exactly where you are taking that picture, lol. Sweet cruising area around the mountain.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #14
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #15
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Lookin' GOOD! Congrats!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:29 AM   #16
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Skupe,

Welcome to the club I went thru the same thing with IBM back at the end of April ended up having to locate mine in Maryland 6 hours away.

My previous Camaro was a 2000 summit white with a black top you will love the summit white easy to clean and it does not show the dirt!! UNLIKE the IBM!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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Welcome to the mad house!

Enjoy the car!
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #18
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #19
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Welcome and CONGRATS on your new Camaro Convertible.

Honestly, you didn't "settle" for a lesser color. Summit White is so darn conspicuous it's almost stealthy. It just plain ROCKS.

I concur with your take on the RPMs. Once you're up to the 3-4k mark, it GOES. Equally so on the tonneau. Had my V6 up to 90 (oops - is that legal? It should be ;-) this past Sunday and the tonneau was rock solid. Unless you're going to park your 'vert in a garage or carport, you may have to keep an eye on that beige top and implement some "elbow grease" to keep it looking "smart" as they'll begin to start looking "soiled" after a couple of years.

Frankly, all 5th gen. 'verts are WICKED and you're gonna love yours! Now drive it like you stole it!
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #20
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