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Old 08-09-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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From the Ashes: The Stig's Ashen Gray ZL1

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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So.......Fiona is the third 5th generation camaro I have owned. Not out of choice mind you (well I mean buying the camaro was my choice, but I was very happy with Kaylee - my second 5th gen). What happened was something that I'll probably remember for a long long time, and even though I wasn't physically hurt - the experience left me pretty beat up.


For anyone who are curious - this is what happened the night I lost Kaylee: Jump to Kaylee's last and final burnout

This led me to purchasing a new camaro, which after some thought I settled on a ZL1 - ordered from Becky D at Rodgers Chevrolet of course

The rest as they say - is history.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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I was thinking that as well, you are probably ready for some color, def need something that pops so I assume the metallics are your only option now.

I was a victory red guy since I could drive (and w/e other name chevy had for it, bright rally red, etc), but I saw CRT on a cruze, and now I can never go back to non-metallic paint.
Well this was the issue I ran into. I didn't want to buy a used one - because I would always think of it as "I only bought this because I couldn't afford to get what I wanted." I also knew, if I bought a used one and made compromises on things that I'd eventually trade it in when I was in a better financial position, and taking a trade-in hit twice just seemed kind of redundant to me.

So I talked to Becky, she still had a couple 2013 camaros let on her lot. One of them being a 2013 black 1LE with Nav and the NPP exhaust. Which - was basically perfect, except for being black. This got me thinking......could I swing ordering a 2014 and just doing a long term financing plan? Becky helped me crunch the numbers, and while it'll be very very tight - it's doable.

So without further ado - I have an order placed with Becky for a.....


.....2014.......








.....Ashen Gray Metallic......























......ZL1
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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Well this was the issue I ran into. I didn't want to buy a used one - because I would always think of it as "I only bought this because I couldn't afford to get what I wanted." I also knew, if I bought a used one and made compromises on things that I'd eventually trade it in when I was in a better financial position, and taking a trade-in hit twice just seemed kind of redundant to me.

So I talked to Becky, she still had a couple 2013 camaros let on her lot. One of them being a 2013 black 1LE with Nav and the NPP exhaust. Which - was basically perfect, except for being black. This got me thinking......could I swing ordering a 2014 and just doing a long term financing plan? Becky helped me crunch the numbers, and while it'll be very very tight - it's doable.

So without further ado - I have an order placed with Becky for a.....


.....2014.......


.....Ashen Gray Metallic......


......ZL1

Get the **** out.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new order man! You know you're making me, Doug and Chris look bad, right?
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Well that is freaking awesome news! congrats on the new to come wheels!
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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100% serious. I mean I had to do it for 72 months, but go big or go home right?


Lol

You got that right. Its pointless not to go for 72 months when interest rates are next to nothing, theres no downside.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #8
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Well that is freaking awesome news! congrats on the new to come wheels!
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You got that right. Its pointless not to go for 72 months when interest rates are next to nothing, theres no downside.
I wouldn't say the interest rate I'm getting is next to nothing - but hopefully I'll be able to pay it off before the 72 months.
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You factored the price of the fire extinguisher into everything right?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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Well this was the issue I ran into. I didn't want to buy a used one - because I would always think of it as "I only bought this because I couldn't afford to get what I wanted." I also knew, if I bought a used one and made compromises on things that I'd eventually trade it in when I was in a better financial position, and taking a trade-in hit twice just seemed kind of redundant to me.

So I talked to Becky, she still had a couple 2013 camaros let on her lot. One of them being a 2013 black 1LE with Nav and the NPP exhaust. Which - was basically perfect, except for being black. This got me thinking......could I swing ordering a 2014 and just doing a long term financing plan? Becky helped me crunch the numbers, and while it'll be very very tight - it's doable.

So without further ado - I have an order placed with Becky for a.....


.....2014.......








.....Ashen Gray Metallic......








......ZL1

And you will name it Phoenix?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #13
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So the insurance claim is resolved?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #14
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Congrats on the new ride! Not that we're taking a vote but +1 on Phoenix as a name suggestion. Rising from the ashes, as it were. Seems fitting but perhaps too much of a reminder?

Anyway I'm sure you'll be back on your wheels in no time. Can't wait to see the personal touch you give to this one!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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Well this was the issue I ran into. I didn't want to buy a used one - because I would always think of it as "I only bought this because I couldn't afford to get what I wanted." I also knew, if I bought a used one and made compromises on things that I'd eventually trade it in when I was in a better financial position, and taking a trade-in hit twice just seemed kind of redundant to me.

So I talked to Becky, she still had a couple 2013 camaros let on her lot. One of them being a 2013 black 1LE with Nav and the NPP exhaust. Which - was basically perfect, except for being black. This got me thinking......could I swing ordering a 2014 and just doing a long term financing plan? Becky helped me crunch the numbers, and while it'll be very very tight - it's doable.

So without further ado - I have an order placed with Becky for a.....


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......ZL1
Kick ass!!!

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Very cool man! Congrats! I had a feeling you'd end up with a ZL1! Nice!
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Awesome!Good to hear that you are getting what you want.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #23
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First you know congrats from all of US on camaro5, if any one deserves this ride its you, and on the lighter side, one fire extinguisher is not good with your luck, you need 3 one in the trunk and 1 per side, LOL.
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First you know congrats from all of US on camaro5, if any one deserves this ride its you, and on the lighter side, one fire extinguisher is not good with your luck, you need 3 one in the trunk and 1 per side, LOL.
...Ofer, just design up an engine compartment Halon system...lol...

...Stig, congrats...good choice, and good luck!...
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...Ofer, just design up an engine compartment Halon system...lol...

...Stig, congrats...good choice, and good luck!...
If anyone can, Ofer can!!
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