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View Poll Results: If you're ordering a Z/28, what percentage of it's usage will be on-track?
Zero 46 44.23%
0 to 20% 25 24.04%
20 to 40% 10 9.62%
40 to 60% 4 3.85%
60 to 80% 9 8.65%
80 to 100% 10 9.62%
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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If I get one I will track the hell out of it. Atlanta motorsports park and barbar are just about 3 hours away so my weekends will be full of fun
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #19
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...I have a strong feeling that we are in a very short window of a muscle car renaissance. With the CAFE standards coming in a couple years and GM stating this is going to be a limited production run Camaro, this may be a car worth having a 4-5 years when the only thing you can get in a Camaro is a turbo 6cyl that looks like it belongs in a Toyota...
You are correct on this. Big block, large displacement, naturally aspirated engines are dinosaurs. Sad, but true. The impending regulations, which will only get worse, mean that manufacturers will only be able to sell small numbers of increasingly specialized (read: expensive) versions of these cars down the road. I'm not happy with that, but those are the facts...
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...Besides fellow club racers would find it a great deal since very few will actually push the envelope on the likes of a ZL1 or Z28 (having dry sump and superior brakes makes all the difference in wear and tear)
Money, you can't take it with you, enjoy it and die broke.
One reason I'm doing more track driving -- and wanting a Z/28 to greatly increase my track time even further -- is because I recently lost a friend to pancreatic cancer. Sorry, I'm not mentioning that to sound morose, but we don't have long on this Great Blue Marble. Best to enjoy it to the max, and I no longer have any use for a Garage Queen. If I wear my Z/28 out and its resale value decreases, have I lost money? Hell, no! How do you put a value on the joy you get from using a car like this at it's limit, on the track?!?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #20
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No tracking here, I'm one for preserving and keep it pristine as possible. My ZL1 has 18 miles on it and only had 17 when I bought it. I get the first Z/28 coming to my dealer.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #21
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Ya if I bought one I would track it. Not going to buy one inless it was less than a zl1. Would rather build a 2ss and be faster for that much money.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #22
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No tracking here, I'm one for preserving and keep it pristine as possible. My ZL1 has 18 miles on it and only had 17 when I bought it. I get the first Z/28 coming to my dealer.
Life is too short to let rides sit and collect dust. :(
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #23
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You are correct on this. Big block, large displacement, naturally aspirated engines are dinosaurs. Sad, but true. The impending regulations, which will only get worse, mean that manufacturers will only be able to sell small numbers of increasingly specialized (read: expensive) versions of these cars down the road. I'm not happy with that, but those are the facts...

One reason I'm doing more track driving -- and wanting a Z/28 to greatly increase my track time even further -- is because I recently lost a friend to pancreatic cancer. Sorry, I'm not mentioning that to sound morose, but we don't have long on this Great Blue Marble. Best to enjoy it to the max, and I no longer have any use for a Garage Queen. If I wear my Z/28 out and its resale value decreases, have I lost money? Hell, no! How do you put a value on the joy you get from using a car like this at it's limit, on the track?!?
Not to mention recent disasters that's been occurring lately, several friends including my father lost garage queens . All the years of pampering and 1 terrible day u lose it all . Live today cause tomorrow ain't promised
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #24
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Life is too short to let rides sit and collect dust. :(

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #25
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I'm #2 on the list at my dealer. Probably won't track it. I agree with the post above about being in a limited window for very high performance American muscle.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #26
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I called 2 dealers in New Jersey and they had no information and would not take a deposit. I will try a few more dealers late this afternoon....
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #27
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Interesting numbers, so far. 50/50 on the track/no track choice. I would never have guessed that half of potential Z/28 owners would never drive the car on track. Wonder how this will carry through to actual buyers?
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #28
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If I get 1, HELL YES, TAKE IT TO THE TRACK! Have almost 80,000 on mine now. Best miles on OD were driving to, on, and home from track with great friends. If you have enough money for a garage queen, buy 2 and enjoy atleast 1 of them....
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #29
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This is the Camaro to own IMHO. I'd drive the crap outta it on the track and the back roads. Exactly the kind of car I wish more companies offered reasonably. If Ford had already beaten Chevy to the punch I'd by this care without hesitation. As it is, I'm trying to find a way to get it as well. As I said elsewhere GM is turning me back into a fan, something I though would never happen based on previous GM product experience.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #30
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I called 2 dealers in New Jersey and they had no information and would not take a deposit. I will try a few more dealers late this afternoon....
Same here. Good thing I guess as at this point I'd lose the deposit. Still working on how I can get this car and where I'd park it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #31
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Interesting numbers, so far. 50/50 on the track/no track choice. I would never have guessed that half of potential Z/28 owners would never drive the car on track. Wonder how this will carry through to actual buyers?

Not a surprise at all. Its pretty much common sense.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:38 AM   #32
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Not a surprise at all. Its pretty much common sense.
Common sense? Guess that's something I lack. I would have thought that more people buying a track-oriented car would actually consider driving it on the track. Don't get me wrong, I get that many people buy the latest, greatest -- or buy something and lock it away in hopes that it will appreciate. I think those folks will be disappointed. Even though I love the Z/28, I'm not sure it will be collectible -- at least not within the time frame of a speculator...

Of course, since we have no way of knowing how many folks posting here will actually follow through on purchasing the car, I guess it remains to be seen. I plan on driving mine on track; if others don't that's their prerogative. More fun for me -- and less chances of being passed, I guess...
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:30 AM   #33
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I want and need a reliable track car that can go 10/10 for hours without boiling, coking, or puking fluids!

If GM elects to make the Z28 scarce to the point of $15K ADM on top of $70K, I will sit out a year to save up for the new RS3 ($135K).

I would be sad not getting a Z28 since a RS3 is more of a finesse driving style car not suited for over-driving (I have no patience thus find the limits at the get go and then back off incrementally till quickest lap time achieved).
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #34
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I don't see the point of getting one and not tracking it. The car sacrifices a lot of comfort features for the pure reason of being a true track contender. If I was getting one it would be purely for the purpose of tracking it.
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