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Old 06-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #76
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that i am glad to hear you are okay when i had my head on with my 1994 impala ss the car was toataled but i walked out Just with a Bruise knee and the guy who hit me black out and just had a cutt on his head thats why i always Say Cars can be replaced your life or someone elses Cant always wear your seatbelt. also the way i look at it is if you walk away from any type of accident the car totaled or not the car did its job protect the Driver and Whom ever is in the car.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:51 AM   #77
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:56 AM   #78
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:14 AM   #79
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Screw the car buddy I'm glad your ok, how about the driver/passengers in SUV?
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:24 AM   #80
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Glad your ok, have fun in the Corvette. Watch out for SUV's
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #82
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
I think i know that feeling , it is like you think that you have the best girlfriend in the world until you go to her house and ....you meet her sister and you go... ding i have to have this one too !!!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #83
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Well, I feel like a traitor but I signed the paperwork on the Corvette yesterday. I tried hard to get a 2011 Camaro, but there were none to my liking available. To be honest, I'm very excited to try something new--I still get a little nervous sitting in a Camaro at this point. You can bet I'll stick around the forum and probably find another SS in my driveway sometime soon!
Glad you stayed in the GM family!

I will be looking forward to a comparison post after a little while....
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:27 PM   #84
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Screw the car buddy I'm glad your ok, how about the driver/passengers in SUV?
The police later informed me that the driver of the SUV was checked out at the hospital and found to have no apparent injuries beyond cuts and bruises. He looked to be in much worse shape than me at the time though.

With regards to the Corvette, I like the girlfriend's sister analogy! I will be posting a very detailed comparison after I get some seat time in.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #85
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Hi all,

I seem to have dropped the ball on that 'detailed comparison' that I promised. It turns out that buying a brand new GM car right in the midst of a model year changeover is more than a little bit tricky. Even the deal on that IOM Corvette that I posted earlier fell through. Nonetheless, I persisted and scored this black 2011 Corvette for $19,500 off of MSRP and my insurance payout on the 2010 Camaro very nearly covered the entire bill.



As far as comparisons go, the 2SS/RS was a meat cleaver to the Corvette's surgical scalpel. The Corvette is lighter, faster, more nimble and it really shows. I vastly prefer the ergonomics, visibility and cargo space in the hatch as well. Don't be misled though--both cars are/were magical in their own right. Since the C6 is a much older design, the interior fit & finish as well as the tech integration are seriously lacking in comparison to the Camaro. It's entirely focused on the driving experience and nothing more.

Since I didn't even have time to finish any of the modifications I had planned for the Camaro, I wasted no time on the Corvette. It has a full Pfadt suspension, Pfadt headers, Corsa exhaust, MGW shifter, bright white LED lighting, a Paxton centrifugal blower and a Z06 wide body conversion is currently in the works. As with the Camaro, the Corvette has excellent aftermarket support and the LS3 responds very well to mods. I truly feel like I made the best of an unfortunate situation.

BUT...I'm looking back at this forum now because I realized this week that I still miss my Camaro. Very much. The first place I went: the classifieds section. My Corvette isn't going anywhere (at least until the hi-performance C7 model comes out), but I'm thinking that my current 2012 VW Golf daily driver ought to magically disappear and return as a 5th gen Camaro. So the hunt begins.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:53 AM   #86
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Hi all,

I seem to have dropped the ball on that 'detailed comparison' that I promised. It turns out that buying a brand new GM car right in the midst of a model year changeover is more than a little bit tricky. Even the deal on that IOM Corvette that I posted earlier fell through. Nonetheless, I persisted and scored this black 2011 Corvette for $19,500 off of MSRP and my insurance payout on the 2010 Camaro very nearly covered the entire bill.

As far as comparisons go, the 2SS/RS was a meat cleaver to the Corvette's surgical scalpel. The Corvette is lighter, faster, more nimble and it really shows. I vastly prefer the ergonomics, visibility and cargo space in the hatch as well. Don't be misled though--both cars are/were magical in their own right. Since the C6 is a much older design, the interior fit & finish as well as the tech integration are seriously lacking in comparison to the Camaro. It's entirely focused on the driving experience and nothing more.

Since I didn't even have time to finish any of the modifications I had planned for the Camaro, I wasted no time on the Corvette. It has a full Pfadt suspension, Pfadt headers, Corsa exhaust, MGW shifter, bright white LED lighting, a Paxton centrifugal blower and a Z06 wide body conversion is currently in the works. As with the Camaro, the Corvette has excellent aftermarket support and the LS3 responds very well to mods. I truly feel like I made the best of an unfortunate situation.

BUT...I'm looking back at this forum now because I realized this week that I still miss my Camaro. Very much. The first place I went: the classifieds section. My Corvette isn't going anywhere (at least until the hi-performance C7 model comes out), but I'm thinking that my current 2012 VW Golf daily driver ought to magically disappear and return as a 5th gen Camaro. So the hunt begins.
RestoRoc89,

Congrats on your 'Vette! I'm glad you're enjoying it! Hopefully another Camaro will be in your driveway sometime in the near future .

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #88
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Back in the day they would have taken you out of that car with a shovel and a water hose.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #89
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Man, that sucks, I'm really happy you are okay!
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #90
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Hi all,

I seem to have dropped the ball on that 'detailed comparison' that I promised. It turns out that buying a brand new GM car right in the midst of a model year changeover is more than a little bit tricky. Even the deal on that IOM Corvette that I posted earlier fell through. Nonetheless, I persisted and scored this black 2011 Corvette for $19,500 off of MSRP and my insurance payout on the 2010 Camaro very nearly covered the entire bill.



As far as comparisons go, the 2SS/RS was a meat cleaver to the Corvette's surgical scalpel. The Corvette is lighter, faster, more nimble and it really shows. I vastly prefer the ergonomics, visibility and cargo space in the hatch as well. Don't be misled though--both cars are/were magical in their own right. Since the C6 is a much older design, the interior fit & finish as well as the tech integration are seriously lacking in comparison to the Camaro. It's entirely focused on the driving experience and nothing more.

Since I didn't even have time to finish any of the modifications I had planned for the Camaro, I wasted no time on the Corvette. It has a full Pfadt suspension, Pfadt headers, Corsa exhaust, MGW shifter, bright white LED lighting, a Paxton centrifugal blower and a Z06 wide body conversion is currently in the works. As with the Camaro, the Corvette has excellent aftermarket support and the LS3 responds very well to mods. I truly feel like I made the best of an unfortunate situation.

BUT...I'm looking back at this forum now because I realized this week that I still miss my Camaro. Very much. The first place I went: the classifieds section. My Corvette isn't going anywhere (at least until the hi-performance C7 model comes out), but I'm thinking that my current 2012 VW Golf daily driver ought to magically disappear and return as a 5th gen Camaro. So the hunt begins.
Wait, I'm confused.....until this post the last time stamp was in 2011....people are congratulating you for being OK from a wreck two years ago and getting a Vette as a replacement.....what has happened to resurrect this thread now.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #91
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Congrats on the Corvette!.

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #93
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Sorry to hear about the wreck, your lucky to have made it out alive, god was definitely looking out after you. 10 years in law enforcement i have worked many head ons and its a pretty low percentage to walk away from one. Glad that your camaro is being replaced
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Congrats on picking up the Vette! Post some pics after you get the Z06 widebody conv. done.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #95
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Glad that you made it through the accident ok, also glad to see the Camaro take a head on from an SUV and keep the cabin area from collapsing.
The vette looks hot, good luck on getting a Camaro as your daily driver.
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Hello All,

Although I don't post here often, I am a frequent lurker and have thoroughly enjoyed reading about how others enjoy driving and tweaking their Camaros. For years, I've been a Camaro nut and had amassed a beautiful trio of Camaros (third, fourth and fifth generations)...until two weeks ago. Perhaps some of you can grieve with me for a moment.

Here is my 2010 IOM 2SS/RS in its former glory:



...and, sadly, here it is after a head-on collision with an SUV:



Amazingly, I walked away from the incident with no more than a bruised leg and a bloody nose. I am now convinced that this car is an awesome performer in ALL situations. Fortunately, I have full replacement insurance coverage on the car and it will be replaced. However, in terms of my memories and experiences with this car, it is irreplaceable. For all those who still have a shiny Camaro in the driveway, give it a hug for me!
Glad your ok! RIP 2010! hello 2014
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Wait, I'm confused.....until this post the last time stamp was in 2011....people are congratulating you for being OK from a wreck two years ago and getting a Vette as a replacement.....what has happened to resurrect this thread now.
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Wait, I'm confused.....until this post the last time stamp was in 2011....people are congratulating you for being OK from a wreck two years ago and getting a Vette as a replacement.....what has happened to resurrect this thread now.
My bad, I got a little nostalgic thinking about my old Camaro, started reading the forums again after 2 years, decided that I'd like to get another 5th gen for my daily driver and bumped the thread back up from oblivion.
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Woooooah!!!! Thank God you are fine! Man, thats some Transformer type stuff going on there.
Edit: LOL, from 2011? Smh! It pays to read the thread instead of just reading the OP.
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