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Old 06-18-2011, 08:54 AM   #35
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I am glad you are OK, and as others have said your Camaro gave it's all so you would be OK. See if you can get some small part from your car to remember it by. Kind of like that TV car commercial about the car going to the salvage yard, and taking off the gear shift knob and getting back into a new car of the same type.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #36
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OMG,NOOOO!......glad your ok, the car can be replaced.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #37
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Sorry to hear about that, that blows. What's your plans with the car, probably do all right parting it out.
The insurance company will own the car after paying off the OP. No parting out.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:49 AM   #38
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Wow! I'm so thankful that you are okay!! It does prove something tho, that car held up pretty damn good with that kind of a collision. Guess we know that not only are these cars amazing in performance and looks, they can withstand one hell of an impact too!

But you still need a {{{{{hug}}}}} I'm so sorry about your car :(
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #39
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Good to see you wore your seatbelt. Good luck with your new Camaro. Go for the 2012 if you can, it handles better.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:52 PM   #40
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OMG! So very glad you're ok, but I know what you're saying about your car. Makes my recent accident look like a scratch in comparison. We just stopped in London last Sunday night on the way back from the Camaro homecoming in Oshawa.

Maybe you can sneak a little "piece" off your old car to keep a reminder of the good times you had with it. Hope you get back on the road again soon!
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:55 PM   #41
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The fact that you walked away from that is amazing! Glad you are okay and here is to hoping you get her replaced ASAP
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:09 PM   #42
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Thank you so much for the kind words, everyone! Also, I appreciate the steady reminders that, above all else, I'm lucky to be in one piece. As a result of this exercise, I think the replacement car will be cherished even more.

I did actually get to keep a piece of the car...and the way it came about was a bit ironic. After the crash, there was a pile of debris from my car (half of the bumper cover, a cracked headlight, some crash structure, etc.) that had accumulated on the sidewalk nearby. The red 'SS' emblem from the front grille was somehow perched on top of the pile, glistening in the sun. I nearly cried when I saw it, but forced myself to snatch it up and put it in my pocket. It's now designating that my toolbox is a Super Sport model.

Onto more positive news, do you think it's worth waiting on a 2012? I have an odd attachment to the unique 2010/2011 'Camaro' steering wheel because it reminds me of my Iroc wheel. If the improved suspension mostly consists of stiffer sway bars, I think that's something I can take care of myself on a 2011. I have no idea what a ZL1 will end up costing in Canada, but I imagine the price will be steeper than I'd like. Given that I've likely found a suitable 2011, I need to come to a decision by Monday. My dealership has agreed to honor all of the current 2011 incentives on a 2012 order if I do it next week, but the salesperson obviously doesn't know how much the base price will shift yet.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:22 PM   #43
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Chiming in to say thank heavens you walked away from that! Also that I feel horrible for your loss!

My previous car was a fun-as-hell Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS that ended its life by getting rear-ended by a dump truck going about 30mph which caused me to smash in to the SUV in front of me (I was stopped in traffic). Even though I walked away with little more than a sore neck I was devastated that my car was reduced to an accordion with an engine.

On the bright side, however, it led to my current awesome ride. I have no doubt that you will be again cruising in style in no time as well!
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:27 PM   #44
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Sorry for your loss man, glad your ok and glad your getting a new one to make some new memories.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #45
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Hugged :( sorry for your loss! But congratulations on safety..and imagine if you hadn't put your seat belt on- I wouldn't have been able to read this while still in my bath robe at 1PM
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #46
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Very sorry to hear about the crash/your baby. Glad you're OK. Lucky you were driving a CAMARO and not a Dumb Ass Car/sorry/I meant a Smart Car.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:19 PM   #47
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Breaks my heart to see a Camaro like that :(, glad you weren't seriously hurt
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:26 PM   #48
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The more crash pictures I see the happier I am for choosing the Camaro! So sorry for your loss but so glad she protected you so well!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #49
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Bet it was a women driving that SUV....let me guess, she was jabbering on her cell phone.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #50
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OUCH! THAT HURTS!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:37 AM   #51
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On behalf of everyone at "Team Camaro" - we're glad that you're OK....

I understand how upset you are that you lost your beloved Camaro.....and there are many others as well......

We're proud of the job our engineers do that makes the new Camaro one of the safest cars on the road......unfortunately we're seeing lots of examples that prove this - and I don't know that I'll ever get used to seeing a Camaro destroyed.....

We hope your new Camaro will be a worthy replacement -- and that it will give you years of 'perma-grin'
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