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Old 12-24-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Regretting ordering a Camaro vs Buying off the lot

So I had been planning the Camaro I wanted for about a year, saved up for a good downpayment and finally last Saturday went in the dealership and ordered a Summit White 2LT with IOM stripes and interior. Thats the car I lusted over for over a year, even before the White camaro was available.
Now at the dealership the dealer asked me to check if I liked some on the Lot. I test drove a Rally yellow 2LT and loved it But kept my strong resolve and went ahead and ordered the White one.
I was all happy but on monday (day before yesterday) I had an sinking feeling in my stomach... I felt like I already owned a camaro and someone stole it from me. The last two days of waiting have been agonizing!!! I don't know how I will last 2 months!!! Please fellow waiters Give me the resolve to stick to my order and not pick one off the lot!!


PS: I have no issue getting one off the lot, But I was at the dealer for about a hour and in that time damn customers were palming and running their greasy fingers all over the Camaros !! I got into one and the driver side kick panel had marks from people's shoes, The doorway had scuff marks and (horrors of horrors) the key stub had marks form people trying to and not being able to find the key hole :-(
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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Just STICK with yours!! Nothing wrong with picking off the lot, but knowing you ordered YOUR Camaro is cool! just stick with this great site, learn, ask questions, read...and plan your mods!

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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Go to the car lot on a sunny day and look at all the swirl marks in the clear coat from the 16 year old employees washing them every other day, and you will know you made the right decision.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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The wait is worth it in the end.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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I would just wait , You will be happy in the long run.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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I saw a white Camaro SS at the track last week and it looked really nice.

Stay with white.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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HANG IN THERE!!! Dont settle..ive been in the same boat...before u know it your pride and joy will be here....the regret of not getting exactly the one u want will last a lot longer than the 2 mos of waiting for perfection...i promise!
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Hang in there, it's SO worth the wait to get exactly what you want, especially if you plan on keeping the car for a significant amount of time. Really, what's two months when compared to 10 years?
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:31 PM   #9
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Probably won't even be 2 months... Next thing you know you'll be getting a call about the car being there
Thats secretly what im hoping for since Im guessing people in the snowed in east belt are no longer (fingers crossed) are no longer ordering Camaros..
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #10
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It doesnt matter if you ordered it or if you buy off the lot, you will eventually make changes to it and personalize it to your taste anyhow.

When I ordered mine I thought, yeah, perfect just what I wanted and I wont have to change a thing.............wrong.

I changed the stripes twice, added a SLP exhaust, K&N filter, aftermarket SLP rear spoiler, bought factory GFX and had them painted to match, bought the Hurst shifter, got the aftermarket Lloyd carpets, and a chrome set of wheels coming.

So even ordering it, you still will change it.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #11
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We should open up COA club, Camaro Orderers Anonymous Club.

Don't worry brother mine supposed to be here by February.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:39 PM   #12
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As others have stated, its worth the wait. If you buy on impulse you will regret not waiting for exactly what you wanted! I was at my dealership looking at two SS Camaros and actually watched a customer open one door into the other car I told them when mine arrives ....no one is to touch it,sit in it,etc....just pretend its not there until i pick it up.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:09 PM   #13
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I know how the waiting game feels. It’s like that special girl who says “I’ll call you” and your glued to the night table for the phone to ring. Relax! it will come in two months.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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It doesnt matter if you ordered it or if you buy off the lot, you will eventually make changes to it and personalize it to your taste anyhow.

When I ordered mine I thought, yeah, perfect just what I wanted and I wont have to change a thing.............wrong.

I changed the stripes twice, added a SLP exhaust, K&N filter, aftermarket SLP rear spoiler, bought factory GFX and had them painted to match, bought the Hurst shifter, got the aftermarket Lloyd carpets, and a chrome set of wheels coming.

So even ordering it, you still will change it.

Absolutely! Im already planning to powdercoat my rims and et the stripes painted. i guess its the popularity of the camaros. There were like a dozen people there just to show their kids the camaro, and I did exactly what every one else did. I was feeling up every texture and leaving my dead skin flakes all over the interior.. The car just begs to be touched!!
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