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Old 05-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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How "low mileage" is my 2011 Camaro

So I may be accused of being "too vain" about the mileage on my camaro. I also know of a lot of guys who have fewer miles than mine. I'm also not one of those people who doesn't drive the car to keep the miles off of it (I mean, I bought the car, I should drive it.)

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--With this in mind..

I purchased my 2011 2SS M6 in November of 2011 new (with 312 miles) and got a heck of a deal on it. As of today I've got 9727 miles on the clock and I was initally trying to stay under 10k miles until November of this year (not sure why, maybe trying to hit 5000 miles a year or under).

Since I'm most likely not going to stay under 10k miles this year, I wonder if I'm calculating the mileage wrong for the car's value sake. I've been looking at the mileage in terms of "since I've owned the car" not since the car was produced and devlivered. Should I be looking at this in terms of: Since June of 2010 my car only has 9727 miles on it?

I guess since I'm not going to trade up or sell it is probably a non-issue. Just trying to think how we all look at mileage on our cars and just how really "low mileage" my car is. I plan on hanging on to her even after I purchase a next generation ZL1 (whenever that will be.)

Opinions and comments are appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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I personally just account for both the miles I've driven, and the total miles.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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It certainly has low miles considering its 3+ yrs old.... and the average now is 15k a yr when it comes to trading in.

Honestly... I wish I had other means of transportation so I could keep the miles off mine but thats too late now... I've had mine almost 4 years and its at 54k
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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Part of me wishes I waited for the ZL1 when I was looking at them, but my wife would have been pissed to no end if I dropped mad cash for a ZL1 at the time. Since I got about 5k under invoice for the car I really couldn't complain. Thanks for the input so far an more is welcome.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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You bought It new with 312 miles? Yes yours is low, my '10 hasn't broken the 10,000 miles mark yet either. Too many cars and not enough time to drive 'em all. Lol
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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~9200 on mine. Bought it new May 2010. I used to live 2 miles from work.... Recently moved and how have 30 mile round trip so the mileage will climb a bit faster now
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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I know mine is low too, car came in Oct 09 and I still haven't hit the 7,000 mark. Probably this week. I have another car as my DD and a bike I ride in nice weather some. That's with me driving it to work a couple of days a week and some on more on weekends but still had the low mileage.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #8
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2011 here with just a hair over the 15k mark and mine (if i were to trade it in) would be considered low miles so you have plenty of room to drive it and still be considered low milage.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the input. I have a DD as well that isn't this car. I did more miles the first few months I had it just to enjoy the car. Now I keep it mostly in the garage because I'm too lazy to go walk to it and get the car out, and then put it back in when I'm done. These warm days however are making me take it out more often again.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #10
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Only 996 on mine. Still sitting in the garage covered until at least June or July, maybe. Don't feel like taking it out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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i put about 800 miles a month on mine, which will probably be ~10k a year give or take.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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I don't understand buying a car and keeping it new for the next owner who will buy it for considerably less than the first owner did. My car is now less than $1 per mile of driving enjoyment. I'll probably be around 55,000 miles by the end of summer and it will be worth very close to what yours is
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #13
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My 2011 that I purchased new with 17 miles in October 2011 has 11995 miles. I'm going to drive it today so I'll break 12k. Its not my daily driver but a weekend/fun car. I also go to car shows every weekend snd some out of town/state shows as well. It gets driven a lot still bc its so damn fun. I don't worry about the mileage, I drive it when I want.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #14
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If your asking if that amount of mileage is low in terms of collectability, then the answer to that is probably no, but in terms of normal wheelin and dealin, yes
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #15
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Yours is considered low...I've had mine 2 weeks shy of a year and just cracked 3700 miles. I drive my truck M-F for work, so most of my driving is on the weekends, with some weekly driving too.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #16
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I don't understand buying a car and keeping it new for the next owner who will buy it for considerably less than the first owner did. My car is now less than $1 per mile of driving enjoyment. I'll probably be around 55,000 miles by the end of summer and it will be worth very close to what yours is
Buying a car and not driving it is like not banging your girlfriend so she's fresh for the next guy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #18
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I have 3,700 miles on mine. Purchased new with ~ 6 miles on her July, 2011.

Only drive her on weekends, holidays and occasionally on Fridays during the Spring, Summer and early Fall months. Not a DD but also not deliberately trying to keep the mileage low, either. She serves the purpose I bought her for as a nice-weather-cruiser.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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Buying a car and not driving it is like not banging your girlfriend so she's fresh for the next guy.


^^^^^^ Funny & true.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #20
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
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It always baffles me that people spend anywhere from $24K to over $50K for a car that they don't drive but occasionally. Letting one sit in a garage most of the time does no good for the car or the owner. Unless you are out driving these cars what enjoyment does it provide?
Again who knows what tomorrow will bring, you could end up losing your job, contracting a terminal illness, or have an accident where you will never be able to drive your Camaro again. You better enjoy it while you can. You can always buy another car or have yours restored. Don't waste a day, life's too short to save your car for the next owner.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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Personally I buy cars to drive and enjoy. I once had a 2000 Prowler that I out 151,000 on in a little oiver 5 years. Now that I work from home and don't commute daily, I have only put about 6,000 miles on my Camaro since I drove it home from Georgia in mid November of last year and that includes a 3500+ mile Holiday Road trip through nine states!

For trade in/selling purposes - anything less than 12-15K per model year will considered low mileage.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #23
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I bought my 2011 2SS LS3 brand new in April of 2012. After one year I have 15,413 miles on it right now. I can't stop driving it. The car calls to me so I have no idea how you folks are limiting your driving time.

I can't stay away from the fun.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #24
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10,520 miles. The only reason I look at mileage is to keep track of maintenance otherwise I drive it as I please, when I please. The more I drive it the more I'm getting my investment paid for. Relax and enjoy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #25
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