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Old 06-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #26
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I started a job 6 months ago that is a 150 mile round trip to work. The fuel costs got me thinking the same thing, and I started looking around. I don't have any kiddos, and none are planned - ever- but between fuel, tires, and just sheer mileage I was thinking I needed a change.

The only thing that came close to meeting all the wickets was a new Focus ST, you might want to check that car out.

In the end, I decided I like the camaro way too much to part with. I've got snow tires and a shell card LOL, and I'm just going to keep driving the camaro.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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I've told my wife if I had to get rid of my 2SS/RS for some reason the most likely replacement would be a Taurus SHO. More room than a Subaru, more power too.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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lol people suggesting the Evo.

If people hate on the Camaro for having a cheap interior, I have horrible news for you buying that rice.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #29
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Having children is a choice you make. Sacrifices and benefits come with it. My brother has his second on the way and is thinking of trading his Sierra for a used Traverse. And his wife will most likely trade her Accord Hybrid for a Honda minivan, whatever that's called. But they are planning four kids, so all that is a little necessary.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #30
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Nahh, get some better style. Get a used Legacy 2.5GT Limited. Same basic motor and tranny, a little more room, more comfort, blistain shocks, and less ricy.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #31
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lol people suggesting the Evo.

If people hate on the Camaro for having a cheap interior, I have horrible news for you buying that rice.
pretty sure you don't want expensive interior with young kids...
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #32
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #33
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Nahh, get some better style. Get a used Legacy 2.5GT Limited. Same basic motor and tranny, a little more room, more comfort, blistain shocks, and less ricy.
legacy is an option as well. just more money. and I see nothing "ricy" about that sti I posted...
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #34
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #35
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #37
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Jesus. The direction this thread has moved proves to me the limited number of vehicles that meet what i'm looking for. That is one sweet ride.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #38
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #39
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one word Corvette - you would not believe what you can get one for used and bonus about them is typically if you buy in the south is you can get one with lower miles and owned by generally the mature crowd

or get a Buick Regal GS - I traded my RS to one the other day and I have had a ball all week in the thing. SLEEPER
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:19 PM   #40
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one word Corvette - you would not believe what you can get one for used and bonus about them is typically if you buy in the south is you can get one with lower miles and owned by generally the mature crowd
guess he can strap the kid onto the roof. lol
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pretty sure you don't want expensive interior with young kids...

Actually leather cleans up easier and is harder to stain then cloth. I don't think vynal is available anymore. lol.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #42
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I vote G8 GT, can get them fairly cheap, decent mileage, comfy and sporty. I would have bought that, but only need one "family" car when we are all riding somewhere longer than ten minutes. Also consider Charger, new accords (light and 280 horses, fun but not camaro fun), Mazda 6 sedan or Mazda 3. CTS-V would be badass, but the ones with the LFA aren't under $30k yet and gas guzzle.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #43
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I'm likely not going to get rid of the Camaro any time soon, but I've at least recently started thinking/considering the options outside of the Camaro and came to one conclusion: anything in or below the cost of my LS Camaro on the market currently sucks haha

We have an 8 month old baby. My wife drives a Honda Pilot (really awesome family car IMO) and the Camaro. I pick up the kiddo from daycare every day in the Camaro. Throw the car seat in the back with a base no problem and yesterday hit the mall afterwards and fit our full sized Graco stroller in the trunk.

So really I don't NEED to change anything right now. The only considerations really are 1) I've had no real problems or worries in the winter yet, especially with my winter tires. But it becomes a bigger consideration when I'm thinking of driving around my child. and 2) eventually we may have another child and then I just couldn't swing it.

What is out there that looks good, has 300hp, and is in a reasonable price range? Does that even exist?
Infiniti G37 Sedan.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:08 PM   #44
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Used low mileage Dodge Magnum SRT8 ~$20k 6.1L V8



Or a used Magnum R/T at around ~$15k 5.7L V8
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #45
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http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/v650.html

but you lose the "practical" direction of this thread
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #46
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Im going to throw it out there just because i hate the Subaru idea. A Traverse? A Tahoe? An Expedition? An Explorer? A Durango? A Charger? Anything but a Subaru or a freaking minivan...Please!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #47
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That had me thinking about the AWD Charger but I think it looks kinda dumb. Like a dopey bottle-nosed dolphin on the front haha
this! I really hate the front of the newer models.. thumbs up for everything else...

i'd go impala, ATS or sti.. i'd have to take a hard look at the magnum.. i really don't like station wagon looks, but they do a good job on it..

i wish they had more power in the malibus.. people look at me weird when i say i like the Malibu styling over the impala



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Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #48
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When is the "Chevrolet SS" supposed to be here? That's going to fit this bill pretty well I'd imagine. I have heard outrageous pricing on that thing tho. (base starting at $45k)
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #49
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1 word....Dodge Charger SRT8
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #50
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That's more than one word.
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