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Old 08-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question Should I buy this '12 2SS vert

I had a couple pics taken to help determine if there are any issues. The car was supposedly made in late 05/12.

Are the ribs supposed to look like this?

With the top down is the "arm" supposed to be "up" like that? How would the cover fit over it? Supposedly the top had just been lowered.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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The arm should definitely NOT be up like that. MIne isn't. The ribs look normal however.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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I agree the arms do not look like mine. No way would a tonneau cover fit over those. Also looking at the same picture it does not appear top is down correctly. It appears front lip is up where it would catch air at highway speed. If at a dealer ask to go on a test drive with top down. I think you might have major issues with wind catching top.

On top up picture the back rib does not look correct to me. Mine does stick out some but not that much.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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The top appears to be overly tight. This is why it will not settle properly in the boot, and the rib exposure is exagerated. Don't know if this is a good thing or a bad one. Generally, a top that starts out too tight has a better chance of not becoming saggy and loose prematurely. However, if too tight it could actually put so much strain on the material that it causes premature failure of the material. Assuming you are buying new from a dealer, and you are getting a great price because it is a 2012, I would just have them acknowledge the issue in writing so that you have a better leg to stand on if you need warranty work done later. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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NO way

Thats one F up top ..if it's a NEW '12 I'd pass...mine is smooth as butter ( that top UP looks like a starved dawgs rib cage). When down it should be ALL the way down..period..
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #6
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #7
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Is it new or used? If used, I would suspect it was a trade from a problem top issue. If new...I would be leery of that car the way the top is not down all the way. The ribs are normal. They only look that pronounced in lighting like you took that picture in.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Run get away ,Top looks to tight and the rails should lay flat
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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My 12 looks NOTHING like that. I'd pass unless you get a GREAT deal contingent on a proper roof repair.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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Looking at the pic again, it looks like the roof isn't fully retracted. Maybe it was left up partially when that pic was taken. Not only is the arm up, but the header itself isn't all the way down.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:36 AM   #11
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That top does not look good. Have them cycle it a bunch of times but still, not for me.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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Stay away. Does not look like a healthy top - who knows whether it's already suffered any leaks because of the top and / or related "fixes".

Now, if they sell it to you for 1/2 price with a lifetime warranty on the top, mechanics, water management system, then it might warrant a closer look. Anything short of that, you'll be getting into more grief than you'd care to even think about.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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I can not recommend a Camaro Convertible of any year or any flavor unless you want a car AND a top hobby.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #14
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I love mine so far, 2012 built in feb

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:34 AM   #15
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Looks like the entire assembly is leaning backwards. The top should be laying flat in the opening and you shouldnt be able to see the hinges.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #16
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Been trying to stay out of this thread but just can't leave well enough alone. GM bought my first vert back last October because of top problems. My second vert (MY 2012) is better but by no means perfect. I wouldn't consider ANY Camaro vert that doesn't appear perfect before I buy it.

You'll likely end up with troubles for a long time with this one. It definately is NOT right.

Run Forest Run.. go find one that looks right.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #17
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I can not recommend a Camaro Convertible of any year or any flavor unless you want a car AND a top hobby.
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