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Old 06-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #26
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Bird you did a fantastic job on that car. My favorite part being the hood. I've always liked the V6's as well. I think of all the modern muscle cars out there Chevy did the best job on the V6 lineup.

On a side note: A few of us at Chicago5thGen are talking about a cruise to the Dragon. If we actually end up going, and there will be a lot of us, I'll send you a PM and hopefully you can join in. It would be really cool to have a local there to give us some pointers on that road.
Cool I would be up for it!
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #27
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I really like your TL1 insert!!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #28
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I have mine thanks to Becky too!! She is the best. I plan to get my next Camaro down the line, from her too.

Congrats on your aniversary.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #29
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Awesome Angrybird. I am 8 days from celebrating 4 years with my SS. Looking forward to many more. It still drives and feels new every time I get in the seat, even with over 62K miles on it.
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One year ago We were on our trip to Rodgers Chevrolet in Woodhaven, Mi in our 2010 Bumblebee and trade it for our new 2012 Convertible, AngryBird.

This year has seen many changes in AngryBird from the day we picked it up until what it looks like today.
Through it all and the 13,000 miles we have put on the car (most of which have been driving with the top down) I can say this has been one of the most trouble free cars in the first year of ownership that I have had. The only issues were very minor ones, the rubber strip on the passengers side of the top came dislodged. It was fixed with one trip to the dealership that only took 30 minutes, the air box had a broken tab that they replaced and the dash bubbling that disappeared over the winter and has not returned.
We have experienced numerous heavy rains, high winds, snow and ice while either driving or parked in my driveway. Not one drip or leak in the top or water bag so far.
The car is running and performing as I expect. I did add a RX Catch Can, and Ported throttle body and the MRT V2 exhaust.
My opinion of this car on a scale of 1-10 is a 9.95. It does everything I want and it is a beautiful car and never fails to get compliments everywhere I take it.

Thanks again to Becky Doyle for going the extra mile for us before, during and after the sale of our car.
We are looking forward to our next year together.
Here is a picture of Angrybird and Bumblebee together the day we picked it up.
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Greetings Tim,

Awesome story and we're happy to hear everything operating smoothly with your Camaro. It's a very nice looking vehicle and we hope things remain positive for you!

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #31
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Happy Anniversary! Mine's coming up soon, too!
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #32
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At this time 9:41am on June 18th 2012 we were at Rodgers Chevrolet meeting Becky and doing the final, paperwork on AngryBird. She then took us around to meet Maureen, Joe and the other fine people at Rodgers. We then went out and met Angrybird for the first time. She was stunning sitting there beside Bumblebee, ready to pass the torch. As Becky showed us the particulars about our new car, I just couldn't get over what a wonderful experience buying from her was. She then showed us how to install the tonneau cover and she then took pictures of us with the cars. We swapped all our personal belongings over and She then thanked us and left us. We got in and called Onstar to finalize the setup had directions to the Indianapolis motor speedway downloaded to the car and we were on our way, Sun shining, top down and enjoying every mile.
It was a wonderful three day trip back home. We made stops in Indianapolis, Bowling Green, Ky and Nashville, Tn before making our way home. It was a wonderful week, no rain, mostly sunshine. You couldn't ask for a better introduction to a wonderful car.
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At this time 9:41am on June 18th 2012 we were at Rodgers Chevrolet meeting Becky and doing the final, paperwork on AngryBird. She then took us around to meet Maureen, Joe and the other fine people at Rodgers. We then went out and met Angrybird for the first time. She was stunning sitting there beside Bumblebee, ready to pass the torch. As Becky showed us the particulars about our new car, I just couldn't get over what a wonderful experience buying from her was. She then showed us how to install the tonneau cover and she then took pictures of us with the cars. We swapped all our personal belongings over and She then thanked us and left us. We got in and called Onstar to finalize the setup had directions to the Indianapolis motor speedway downloaded to the car and we were on our way, Sun shining, top down and enjoying every mile.
It was a wonderful three day trip back home. We made stops in Indianapolis, Bowling Green, Ky and Nashville, Tn before making our way home. It was a wonderful week, no rain, mostly sunshine. You couldn't ask for a better introduction to a wonderful car.

Hello Angrybird 12,

Congratulations on your new Camaro! We are so happy to hear about your great experience with Rogers Chevrolet and there staff. If there is anything we can do to continue providing a great experience to you please do let us know how we can help.

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #34
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Hello Angrybird 12,

Congratulations on your new Camaro! We are so happy to hear about your great experience with Rogers Chevrolet and there staff. If there is anything we can do to continue providing a great experience to you please do let us know how we can help.

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Well it's not really new any more, it's a year old with over 13,000 miles on it now. But it still has that "new car feeling" every time I drive it.
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Well it's not really new any more, it's a year old with over 13,000 miles on it now. But it still has that "new car feeling" every time I drive it.

O well my apologies for the confusion there Angrybird 12 . It was a pleasure still reading your story and we are sure you will continue to love your experience. If there is anything we could do to keep that going, feel free to reach out to us.

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Old 06-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #36
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Love the hood. New wheels, new wheels!
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #37
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Love the hood. New wheels, new wheels!
Thanks....see post 22
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #38
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Congratulations !

Great to see other folks remember the anniversary of getting their car too
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #39
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Congratulations !

Great to see other folks remember the anniversary of getting their car too
Only the special ones, I know several of my previous cars. My 74 Camaro was October 10, 1973, my 65 Corvette April 12 1974, my 2007 Saturn Sky March 25 2006, my 2010 Camaro December 31 2009.
Funny I have a hard time remembering things I did yesterday though..
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #40
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Only the special ones, I know several of my previous cars. My 74 Camaro was October 10, 1973, my 65 Corvette April 12 1974, my 2007 Saturn Sky March 25 2006, my 2010 Camaro December 31 2009.
Funny I have a hard time remembering things I did yesterday though..
LOL.....I know what you mean !

I've gotten where I write down the date I ordered it, the date it was built and the day I picked it up in the owners manual so I don't forget
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:25 AM   #41
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Thanks, one if the reasons I wanted the 1LT non RS was because I like the wheel design better than the others. I have never been an real aftermarket wheel person either.

Nothing like seeing someone who really loves their car and happy one year anniversary as well. I like your ride but I think the stock wheels looked great before you installed the ZL1 insert but now that you have that insert installed the wheels actually take away from the car. That insert is aggressive and calls for some high powered wheels. It's like getting a ground effects kit and riding on doughnuts. I really like tha car but with that insert stock 18's fall a bit short. I still like it though.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #42
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Nothing like seeing someone who really loves their car and happy one year anniversary as well. I like your ride but I think the stock wheels looked great before you installed the ZL1 insert but now that you have that insert installed the wheels actually take away from the car. That insert is aggressive and calls for some high powered wheels. It's like getting a ground effects kit and riding on doughnuts. I really like tha car but with that insert stock 18's fall a bit short. I still like it though.
I will just have to disagree with those statements. I hate the larger wheels on cars nowadays. I like the look of some meat on them instead of shinny sidewalls. These wheels remind me of the old IROC-Z wheels from the 80's, a design I always liked.
Plus the extra cost of tires to fit those larger wheels. Like I said before I have never been a fan of aftermarket wheels and none of the other factory styles suit my taste either.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #43
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Congrats!!!!! I'm a week away from my 1 year anniversary although I have put far more miles on mine than you have (22k). But like you, most of those miles were with the top down and I absolutely LOVE my vert! I love the way it looks, drives and the compliments I get everywhere I go. I have also just installed the MRTv2 and CAI that I got in a package deal from Apex and the improvements have made my car even more fun.

I am looking forward to many more years of fun with the top down..
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #44
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Well one year and one month and in the last month I had to take it in for a rattle that developed. I had been trying to track it down but sometimes the sound seemed like it came from the right front around the glove compartment then other time it sounded like the door. When my son was in we went down to the tail of the dragon and on the way down he found it was the plastic header panel on the convertible top. I took it in and they found one of the clips were broken and ordered a new one. I got a call today and have an appointment to get it installed on Thursday.
Other than that the car is still doing great. Unfortunately not much top down weather this month since we have gotten rain practically every day. So far this year we have gotten within 3" of the total rainfall average for an entire year.
As of today there are 13,800 miles on the car.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #45
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You go angrybird looks sweet..cheers to many more years
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #46
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The part came in and I took the car in to be replaced, well they found out it wasn't clipped in but bolted in, so they had to send it out to a top shop they use for repairs. In the meantime thay gave me a 2010 Ford F150 Lariat to drive. What a dog.....5.4 V8 that had no guts at all. I think they call it a Lariat because after driving one for a while you want a rope to hang yourself with... Well back to my car. It only took them an hour after getting the car to replace the panel. Now all is good with no rattles... I then took it and washed it to make sure there were no leaks...I can happily report it's perfect!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #47
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