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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 04-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #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, 02:22 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, 05:16 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, 12:37 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, 12:39 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 04-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #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, 12:38 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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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, 11:32 AM   #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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Old 04-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #35
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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.
+1000. However, if you look at the poll, the majority of people just want the car for the 'badge'. Lots of people want to look/feel the part, without actually acting on it. Common behavior with every brand out there. It's silly, but what can you do? You can only hope the manufacturer doesn't water down future versions to appease the wanna-be's.

Poll shows 46% will NEVER take it to the track
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:47 PM   #36
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...Poll shows 46% will NEVER take it to the track
What percentage of those taking the poll might actually end up owning a Z/28? I'm hoping that the car attracts the hard core track guy more than the "garage queen" sort. Guess we'll see. Though anyone who spends their money on one is entitled to do whatever the hell they please with theirs, I hope Chevy builds enough -- and gets a big batch out immediately, instead of a trickle -- so that they're not rare enough to justify extreme price gouging. Hey, it could happen...
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There will be garage queens that are kept pristine in hopes of accumulating a lucrative investment. Always will with cars. And in the future, if they make another Z/28, I can bet with anyone that it'll be a wash as later 2nd gen-4th gen Zs. They may make a 6th gen well, but it'll start getting saturated with buying a badge if it continues. Ppl always want what they can't have right? So that's where the drive is. The Z/28s brakes may not fade, but the car will.

You see this with many items today. They make something not everyone can get then ppl start buying them up and then it's on to the next big thing and that goes out. This is not late 60s muscle cars. Not even close. Never will be again.
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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
How very true my friend, life is but a fleeting moment. Here today, gone tomorrow. The only guarantee is that there are no guarantees. I drive my performance cars for the sheer thrill only, at my own risk and peril. I own them for my personal adrenaline use, irregardless of where the asphalt lies. On the edge makes one feel....alive... carry on......
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How very true my friend, life is but a fleeting moment. Here today, gone tomorrow. The only guarantee is that there are no guarantees. I drive my performance cars for the sheer thrill only, at my own risk and peril. I own them for my personal adrenaline use, irregardless of where the asphalt lies. On the edge makes one feel....alive... carry on......
The only guarantee, is death. It's permanent and the only constant in this world. Everything else is luxury.

But that's why I drive mine as well. Adrenaline. It's free but man is it addicting!
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