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Old 07-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Buying a used Camaro

Hey all just need so help on buying a used Camaro. I am trying to stay in the range of $20000 so I found some listings on Autotrader and Cars.com. What are your thoughts on buying used. My criteria is I want to stay under 60,000 miles and must be an automatic. I have no idea how to drive manual and Chicago traffic can be hideous. I drive maybe 2-3 times a week. Here are a few listings I found around the Chicago area. Also it seems most of these dealerships don't want to come down on the price of the Camaros and no matter what year or mileage everyone is still listing the price the same, like no depreciation for year.

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...nal&listType=1

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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I'd get the gray one. Miles and price is right.
Where are the headlights on the orange car?
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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I know you said you wanted to stay around 20K, but his is a pretty good deal at 25K.

http://rockford.craigslist.org/cto/3948032719.html
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Hm.. I bought mine used, no problems at all..

I also like the CGM and that price is pretty nice and seems like it fits all your needs, plus it looks like it's been taken car of.. Try test driving! With the IOM Camaro you are getting the leather seats, if that's something you'd want.. but it is more expensive and has more miles. I definitely would take them both for a cruise and see what you like.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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You can also check on these. I know the miles are getting further from where you are, but are within 50 miles of my home and I live about an hour west of Chicago.

http://cars.rrstar.com/search/locati...on-Used/sort-1
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
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Are you financing or paying cash ? If paying cash and not going to have a car payment like said above 5k more expands your options and lowers mileage and things like that. Every time I e bought a car I say I'm never buying new again. But when you start looking at used there's always something. Dings issues undisclosed things. Don't get me wrong there are PLENTY of used cars out there tht have great knowledgable owners. But people buy these ars because they are fun. It's not a Prius u get in putt from point a to b and get out. You buy them to drive them. So I've always wanted to be the one that messes my car up or drive the crap out of it. I feel like I'm buying a virgin that I create its history not the other way around. The 14s are hitting the floors maybe you could scoop up a 12 or 13 for a good price.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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I have my own financing already approved for $19,000 so I'm limited as far as how much the car is. I have about $2000 to put down and with my bills and lifesyle it would be challenging to have a higher deposit down. I'm searching for a 2012 ls but I haven't found any listed around my price point.

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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Please make sure you check the car fax - I'd stay far away from anything that was a rental. I worked in the rental business for over 10 years between 3 of the big 4 agencies and can tell you that rent cars are dogged hard and not taken care of. They allow cars to go 6 to 8K hard miles in between oil changes as it's more important to get the car out on a rental than sitting in a line for the maintenance bay not making money. They just top off the oil when it gets returned, clean it up and send it back out for rent. Then when the car approaches 12 to 14K miles, it goes to auction. I've seen cars go to auction that had the first oil change in preparation for the auto auction. Popular cars, especially ones like the Camaro, Mustang and challenger have short, but hellacious rental lives. Looks like the gray one was a rental. I'm sure I'll get hammered for saying this, but I saw it every day for years.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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I bought used with no problems
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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Please make sure you check the car fax - I'd stay far away from anything that was a rental. I worked in the rental business for over 10 years between 3 of the big 4 agencies and can tell you that rent cars are dogged hard and not taken care of. They allow cars to go 6 to 8K hard miles in between oil changes as it's more important to get the car out on a rental than sitting in a line for the maintenance bay not making money. They just top off the oil when it gets returned, clean it up and send it back out for rent. Then when the car approaches 12 to 14K miles, it goes to auction. I've seen cars go to auction that had the first oil change in preparation for the auto auction. Popular cars, especially ones like the Camaro, Mustang and challenger have short, but hellacious rental lives. Looks like the gray one was a rental. I'm sure I'll get hammered for saying this, but I saw it every day for years.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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Above all....please, please do not buy before (as stated above) checking car fax, test driving, taking the time to look inside, outside, underneath...etc. If you are good with cars, check the fluids. Us old folks get laughed at for kicking tires, but hey, these days you cannot be too careful. Just be sure you are 100% satisfied before you sign the dotted line.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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Above all....please, please do not buy before (as stated above) checking car fax, test driving, taking the time to look inside, outside, underneath...etc. If you are good with cars, check the fluids. Us old folks get laughed at for kicking tires, but hey, these days you cannot be too careful. Just be sure you are 100% satisfied before you sign the dotted line.
Happy hunting.
I wish I knew about cars as I do computers, so that's why I'm asking for you all help. Maybe I can find an article on what to check on these cars before my purchase.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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Do you have any friends that are into cars and know their way under the hood. Like people say there are great deals out there and awesome cars that have been taken care of just gotta know what your looking for. If you have a friend take him with you or I'm sure there may be some knowledgable c5 members that may be willing to help you out if you narrow your search. But yes car fax and any records they have to show maintenance especially if your buying higher mileage.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #14
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Do you have any friends that are into cars and know their way under the hood. Like people say there are great deals out there and awesome cars that have been taken care of just gotta know what your looking for. If you have a friend take him with you or I'm sure there may be some knowledgable c5 members that may be willing to help you out if you narrow your search. But yes car fax and any records they have to show maintenance especially if your buying higher mileage.
I do have friends but trying to schedule to meet to go to a few dealerships to check out cars is difficult to schedule.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:42 AM   #15
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I wish I knew about cars as I do computers, so that's why I'm asking for you all help. Maybe I can find an article on what to check on these cars before my purchase.
The performance chip on the IOM would scare me with those miles, The AGM with low miles looks clean.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:20 AM   #16
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The Cyber Grey one looks like the better deal less miles and cheaper but not as many features its all on what you want out of a car.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:40 AM   #17
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The Cyber Grey one looks like the better deal less miles and cheaper but not as many features its all on what you want out of a car.
I like the 2012 ls models since I will have the left over warranty, steering wheel controls and updated engine. I would purchase a 2010-2011 ls for the same reason but it just makes since to go with the 2012. No matter what year 2010, 2011, 2012 the prices are pretty much the same for the LS. Leather seats I can add for about $1000 and the gauge pack I can add myself. Not sure what else I'm missing, oh the heated side mirrors are not that big of a deal. Fog lamps I'm sure I can add after market lamps. Most 2010-2011 models I have found do not come with the steering wheel controls so that would be about $150-200 out of pocket fee if I go for those years.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:59 AM   #18
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Do not rely on carfax- it is a joke and a dealer asset more than a sellers.. Take the car to a mechanic AND a decent body shop to look for evidence of repairs if you can.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:09 AM   #19
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Do not rely on carfax- it is a joke and a dealer asset more than a sellers.. Take the car to a mechanic AND a decent body shop to look for evidence of repairs if you can.
How would I be able to take the car to a mechanic or body repair shop. Don't I have to purchase the vehicle first? Is there like a 30 day grace period or something for returns. Sorry for my ignorance...
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #20
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How would I be able to take the car to a mechanic or body repair shop. Don't I have to purchase the vehicle first? Is there like a 30 day grace period or something for returns. Sorry for my ignorance...
Many dealers will allow you to "check out" the car for this, just talk to them about it. Try and arrange it before hand with the mechanic / body shop so they are ready when you arrive with the car to minimize the time you have the car away from the seller.
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How would I be able to take the car to a mechanic or body repair shop. Don't I have to purchase the vehicle first? Is there like a 30 day grace period or something for returns. Sorry for my ignorance...

Most dealers would let you bring it somewhere to get it checked out.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #22
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #23
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When I was buying mine, I tried to avoid wasting my time looking at anything low mile that was shuffled around the planet as an auction vehicle.
I originally looked for an under $20k used 1LS.
Price point you're at, you might want to check out NEW before plunking down 20k and be facing repairs short term.
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