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Old 02-24-2011, 01:51 AM   #18
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Ordered mine in July 09, took delivery in September. She's never seen salt or sand and is resting peacefully till spring.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:08 AM   #19
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If your car is built during the summer monthes or atleast not in winter your good in terms of it never seeing snow, rain is a whole other situation.
These cars will have seen severe thunderstorms and rain.
Even if you lucked out with all sunny weather during the whole build to delivery, every camaro has
gone through a simulated downpour at the end of the assembly line lol
Just because your car has seen rain, snow or sand before, doesnt mean it should continue to see it.
Mine is a DD apart from winter and shes a fine one at that.
How members choose to drive their cars is their choice, as long as they take care of their Camaros
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #20
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I had a chance to see mine right after it got off the train and a car carrier hauled it up to the dealership here in Phoenix. I'll never forget the horror of all that sand and dirt caked on my new car....came right off after 40 minutes in the detail shop....
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:56 AM   #21
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Mine was built on July 14, 2009. But I have no doubt you Canucks let it snow that day anyway
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:11 AM   #22
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October of 2009 delivery....no snow!
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #23
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built in May 09...so a non issue for me, but as said above by a couple guys, it's the driving of the cars that throws the moisture into every nook & cranny that causes the problems.
There's NO way you can get it all out.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #24
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Mine was built in May of 2010, purchased in June and has been on the road nearly every day since. Rain, salt, pulverized granite, saline solution, snow, ice, she's seen it all...and likes it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:53 AM   #25
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I've said this before........I bought this for me to use, not save for someone else......When I sell it or trade it in, it will be all used up. Bought mine in November 2010 (2011 2SS/RS) and have been driving it ever since. It has 9000 miles on it now (I drive a lot) and it should have close to 200K on it when it is time to turn it. My 2006 Trailblazer SS had 150K on it when I traded it in on the Camaro. The Dealer gave me 10K for it on trade. I have a 1997 F150 that has 275K on it, but it still looks and runs great. I'm not lookin to sell someone else a great used car with low miles and hardly ever used......
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:20 AM   #26
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I've said this before........I bought this for me to use, not save for someone else......When I sell it or trade it in, it will be all used up. Bought mine in November 2010 (2011 2SS/RS) and have been driving it ever since. It has 9000 miles on it now (I drive a lot) and it should have close to 200K on it when it is time to turn it. My 2006 Trailblazer SS had 150K on it when I traded it in on the Camaro. The Dealer gave me 10K for it on trade. I have a 1997 F150 that has 275K on it, but it still looks and runs great. I'm not lookin to sell someone else a great used car with low miles and hardly ever used......
Well said

I've had mine since last October and already 11.5k in all weather, and on the factory Pirelli's.... Im so glad i got one of those Camaro's that wasn't made of sugar!!!!! it was built to drive!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #27
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Glad mine was built in September. I haven't driven mine in the rain yet and will try not too(except maybe on the power tour if needed). It is just getting the engine bay and everything cleaned up afterwards that is a pain.
Haw, If you are going on the Power Tour, I can almost guarantee you will be in rain!
1st HRPT I did it rained for 2-1/2 days. Every HRPT since we have gotten rain.

Of course, saying that and I am not going this year, it won't rain.

Drove my 68 all those years!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #28
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I wouldnt be so scared of driving in the rain or car sitting outside in the snow.....its the road salt that concerns me. I will not drive my car in the winter due to the salt used in my area.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:55 AM   #29
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I've said this before........I bought this for me to use, not save for someone else......When I sell it or trade it in, it will be all used up. Bought mine in November 2010 (2011 2SS/RS) and have been driving it ever since. It has 9000 miles on it now (I drive a lot) and it should have close to 200K on it when it is time to turn it. My 2006 Trailblazer SS had 150K on it when I traded it in on the Camaro. The Dealer gave me 10K for it on trade. I have a 1997 F150 that has 275K on it, but it still looks and runs great. I'm not lookin to sell someone else a great used car with low miles and hardly ever used......
FANTASTIC! My old work vehicle has 266k in it(2002 Dodge Ram Van) and only comes out when I really need it, the Camaro replaces it as the daily driver. My old van was just shy of 200k when I sold it, and he put another 75k on it before he sold it!

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I've had mine since last October and already 11.5k in all weather, and on the factory Pirelli's.... Im so glad i got one of those Camaro's that wasn't made of sugar!!!!! it was built to drive!
Glad to see some drivers on here! Since 8/23/2010...16600 miles.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:01 PM   #30
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I have a 93 Z28 that is DD, Honda VTX for summer riding, and 5th Gen to drive when I want to. Between the three I average 10 to 12,000 miles a year. Daily commute roundtrip is about 16 miles. What difference does it matter which one I put all of the miles on. One is for everyday and two are for pleasure. That's the way I like it!
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #31
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My SS is a toy and in the garage 99% of the time in the winter. I do take it out for 30 minutes or so every couple of weeks (when the roads are dry) just to keep it limber.
I don't use it in bad weather just so I don't have to spend 2 hours cleaning it after each use.
Just can't drive my car when it's dirty.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:55 PM   #32
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My SS is a toy and in the garage 99% of the time in the winter. I do take it out for 30 minutes or so every couple of weeks (when the roads are dry) just to keep it limber.
I don't use it in bad weather just so I don't have to spend 2 hours cleaning it after each use.
Just can't drive my car when it's dirty.
Mine gets a bath (exterior) once a week. Metro Detroit area (my commute) uses a lot of salt. Between baths (hand wash with bucket and sponge) it doesn't take long to get dirty again. Interior gets cleaned as soon as it is put in the home garage. Most of the time that involves taking the floor mat out and cleaning it in the house. Interior rarely gets dirtier than the mats needing wiped off. At work, I park in assigned double-wide parking under the Ren Center (GM Headquarters). At home it is always parked in the garage. Metro Detroit is as salt intensive as anywhere else in the country, but these exteriors hold up pretty well. At 150K on the TBSS, did not have a single scatch or dent anywhere. It was Black in color and looked like it might have had 20K on it. I do not spend a huge amount of time cleaning it, but it does get done every week.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #33
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Today's cars are built very well and utilize technology to be adaptable to all weather conditions. Any car built today can be driven in any condition without succumbing to it.

A well-cared for and clean car is a well-cared for and clean car.

While it's nice to boast that your car has "never seen rain", who can tell? When fully detailed, my car looks like it's never even been driven when in reality it's a daily driver that hauls ass through these Canadian winters.

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