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Old 05-04-2013, 01:02 AM   #18
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Both of my kids got a disposable car for the first year, and then a nice car. Remember, not only is your son a new driver, everyone else in the school parking lot is a new driver.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:11 AM   #20
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Hello and thanks for all the responds. He has been driving since his arms could reach the steering wheel and we actually owned a 700hp 70's Camaro at one time and he handled it well but off course that was with me watching. If I got it the camaro would be automatic so 400 horsepower for the ss. I'm not worried about the price. My agency figured only 192$ a month for insurance and 197 for the zl1. Was actually shocked and did some figuring that gas would be about 2,000 dollars a year so cost to own is not much. I just hope he will be happy with it cause once you get it you keep it.
you hope he will be happy with it....are you kidding
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Hello and thanks for all the responds. He has been driving since his arms could reach the steering wheel and we actually owned a 700hp 70's Camaro at one time and he handled it well but off course that was with me watching. If I got it the camaro would be automatic so 400 horsepower for the ss. I'm not worried about the price. My agency figured only 192$ a month for insurance and 197 for the zl1. Was actually shocked and did some figuring that gas would be about 2,000 dollars a year so cost to own is not much. I just hope he will be happy with it cause once you get it you keep it.
Of course he will be happy with a CAMARO! Just get him a Bugatti Veryon Super Sport! I don't know. Why even ask! Whatever... I don't know what to say!
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:18 AM   #22
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Hello, my first post . My son is turning 16 this October and I really want to get him a new car. Him and myself always had an eye for a camaro. I am still debating wether to get him a camaro 2ss or a 2lt. Any feedback?
If you're going to spoil him you might as well go all out. Personally... I think buying a powerful car for a kid who is just learning to drive is INSANE! It takes a couple of YEARS just to learn how to shift, brake, respond properly to emergency situations, etc. and you want to hand him the keys to a Camaro? But it's your kid and your money - good luck.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:23 AM   #23
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Hello and thanks for all the responds. He has been driving since his arms could reach the steering wheel and we actually owned a 700hp 70's Camaro at one time and he handled it well but off course that was with me watching. If I got it the camaro would be automatic so 400 horsepower for the ss. I'm not worried about the price. My agency figured only 192$ a month for insurance and 197 for the zl1. Was actually shocked and did some figuring that gas would be about 2,000 dollars a year so cost to own is not much. I just hope he will be happy with it cause once you get it you keep it.
Oh, well, shit... just get him a ZL1 then and be done with it.

I hope you don' expect us to buy this BS you're feeding us.
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He'd definitely be the cool kid at school with a SS.

What they already said, you know him better, and kids are different, I had a friend with a '69 SS Chevelle, he babied it, didn't haul a$$ at all. On the other hand, I drove every car I was given to it's limit, hence I flipped one and wrecked several others.

Now that I'm a little older, and not wiser, but mildly less stupid, I recall what another kid, I didn't know well, had to do. His dad bought him the car, the kid had to get a job and pay the insurance and any tickets. The deal was if the kid got tickets and his insurance went up to where he couldn't pay it, he lost the car. Today that sounds like an ok plan to me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #25
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I definitely would say 2LT considering new driver & age. Then after a couple of years driving that he can trade up to an SS, plus it gives him something to work for.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #26
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Can't help but feeling jealous, I'm 16 and the only way I was able to get my 1LS was paying for it myself! A lot of work lol..... Anyways, I think it's really cool what you're doing for your son, but maybe it would be a good idea to somehow make him work for it, and in the end the car will be worth more to him... Everything shouldn't come that easy in life, I worked since I was 12 to get mine
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I would say he needs a good old Matador with tires Mounted all over it to give additional protection, Painted bright yellow of course...And a big sign on top saying Student driver...High insurance rates...crash risk...Maybe some flashing yellow lights too.........
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Can't help but feeling jealous, I'm 16 and the only way I was able to get my 1LS was paying for it myself! A lot of work lol..... Anyways, I think it's really cool what you're doing for your son, but maybe it would be a good idea to somehow make him work for it, and in the end the car will be worth more to him... Everything shouldn't come that easy in life, I worked since I was 12 to get mine
A wise and responsible young man. This is how it should be. Good for you.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #29
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Can't help but feeling jealous, I'm 16 and the only way I was able to get my 1LS was paying for it myself! A lot of work lol..... Anyways, I think it's really cool what you're doing for your son, but maybe it would be a good idea to somehow make him work for it, and in the end the car will be worth more to him... Everything shouldn't come that easy in life, I worked since I was 12 to get mine
that's a lot of dough to save in such a short time...4 yrs...what are you doing, brain surgery
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Only you know your son.. My first car was a 2010 Shelby. I understood what the car was and what it could do (Been around drag racing my whole life). If you think your son can handle it then go for it.. It will bring a smile to your face and his as well.. Hope this helps
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He'd definitely be the cool kid at school with a SS.

What they already said, you know him better, and kids are different, I had a friend with a '69 SS Chevelle, he babied it, didn't haul a$$ at all. On the other hand, I drove every car I was given to it's limit, hence I flipped one and wrecked several others.

Now that I'm a little older, and not wiser, but mildly less stupid, I recall what another kid, I didn't know well, had to do. His dad bought him the car, the kid had to get a job and pay the insurance and any tickets. The deal was if the kid got tickets and his insurance went up to where he couldn't pay it, he lost the car. Today that sounds like an ok plan to me.
Where do I get a pair of fuzzy dice? LOL
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #32
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You know him better than we do. Is he responsible enough to handle 400+ hp in his first car? If yes, SS. 300+ hp? If yes, 2LT. Else Chevy Cruze is a really nice car.
I had a cruze loaner for 3 days...don't ever do that to anyone. My 2003 accord was 1000x's better than that piece of crap.
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Don't go cheap when it comes to your kids safety. My daughter was a good driver at 16, but she fell a sleep coming home from work and hit a large pine tree head on at 60 mph. Its two years since the accident and she is still recovering from her injuries. I remember refusing to buy several cars because of low NTSB safety ratings, thank god I stepped up and spend a little more or she may not have survived the accident.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #34
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I'm 16 turning 17 in 2 weeks and I have a 2010 camaro ss, get him the SS!
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