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Old 12-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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I Miss it...

So guys, my Camaro has been in winter storage for about 3 weeks. In that 3 weeks I have realized I miss alot of things that the Camaro brought to my everyday drives.

First off is the drive through at Tim Hortons. Never even had to order, they see my car roll up, automatically smile and I roll up and get the best coffee ever and the usual conversation. That was great.

The excitement in the mornings to drive wherever I had to go, miss that alot.
Being late to places, well the Camaro made it worth while being late and getting $hit from the gf

The random convos with car people at gas stations, red lights, fastfood places, practically everywhere, those are always fun and nice to meet genuine people.

And last but not least, is the way other people respond to me. People were MUCH more curtious to me when I was in the Camaro, always letting me in, even insisting to give me the right of way.

Now a days in my 08 Ford Fusion (great car) dont get any of the above. Really sad.

Oh well, I miss my car alot...ALOT. But not having to drive her in the brutal winter here is great. I also get to save alot on the insurance payments and gas so Mod season allows me to spend some great quality time with my car.

Cant wait for Spring to come soon enough.

LOVE my Camaro

For those of you who drive your Camaros, whether its in storage or not, do you guys have similar experiences?

I should add that Camaros, for the most part, are still quite rare over here even after 3 years.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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At least you know the Camaro will still be in perfect condition come spring...
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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The weathers been so nice so far I keep putting off putting mine away for the winter. Maybe next week...............
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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At least you know the Camaro will still be in perfect condition come spring...
Definitly an upside! Except she'll look even better with the new mods

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The weathers been so nice so far I keep putting off putting mine away for the winter. Maybe next week...............
definitly enjoy her as much as you can
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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At least you know the Camaro will still be in perfect condition come spring...
No one in life is guaranteed a next spring so through winter we roll!!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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It could be worse and you could be in my situation. I put mine in storage last January when I deployed, and when I get back I still have to wait for nice weather to drive it. A year and a few months is way to long to wait.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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i feel you dude, even my brand new daily driver BMW which costed more than my camaro. doesn't get NEARLY the attention my camaro gets. last winter i put my camaro in storage and about 3 weeks later i broke down and toke it out. also while it was out mid January had it sent to the shop for a cam swap. ahaha

i cant store my car, just to hard for me. i take it out at least every week or 2. when road are good.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #8
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No one in life is guaranteed a next spring so through winter we roll!!!
Hey man if you can do it, all the power to ya!
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It could be worse and you could be in my situation. I put mine in storage last January when I deployed, and when I get back I still have to wait for nice weather to drive it. A year and a few months is way to long to wait.
You are definitly a trooper! And I thank you for your service, I may be from Canada but I give my respect where its due. Plus a buddy of mine got back from his deployment in Afghanistan earlier this year.
You guys make us very proud!!

But hey, when you get back, its MOD SEASON

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i feel you dude, even my brand new daily driver BMW which costed more than my camaro. doesn't get NEARLY the attention my camaro gets. last winter i put my camaro in storage and about 3 weeks later i broke down and toke it out. also while it was out mid January had it sent to the shop for a cam swap. ahaha

i cant store my car, just to hard for me. i take it out at least every week or 2. when road are good.
Yeah man I know what you mean! Ive driven a bunch of cars, all great cars, none of them give me the excitement the Camaro gives me. But like I said, winter season is MOD season which is the best. A cammed V8 is a hell of a mod lol

And I cant take my car out in the good weather down here because our local roads are covered in ice and snow until the big melt so no way I can take my car out

Oh well, still open the garage everytime I leave to check her out lol
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:31 AM   #9
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I don't know why ppl are so anal about storing a camaro for the winter... I mean look at lamborghini's home page. They advertise them to drive in the snow. Now I love my camaro but it is noooooo lamborghini.

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So guys, my Camaro has been in winter storage for about 3 weeks. In that 3 weeks I have realized I miss alot of things that the Camaro brought to my everyday drives.

First off is the drive through at Tim Hortons. Never even had to order, they see my car roll up, automatically smile and I roll up and get the best coffee ever and the usual conversation. That was great.

The excitement in the mornings to drive wherever I had to go, miss that alot.
Being late to places, well the Camaro made it worth while being late and getting $hit from the gf

The random convos with car people at gas stations, red lights, fastfood places, practically everywhere, those are always fun and nice to meet genuine people.

And last but not least, is the way other people respond to me. People were MUCH more curtious to me when I was in the Camaro, always letting me in, even insisting to give me the right of way.

Now a days in my 08 Ford Fusion (great car) dont get any of the above. Really sad.

Oh well, I miss my car alot...ALOT. But not having to drive her in the brutal winter here is great. I also get to save alot on the insurance payments and gas so Mod season allows me to spend some great quality time with my car.

Cant wait for Spring to come soon enough.

LOVE my Camaro

For those of you who drive your Camaros, whether its in storage or not, do you guys have similar experiences?

I should add that Camaros, for the most part, are still quite rare over here even after 3 years.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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I don't know why ppl are so anal about storing a camaro for the winter... I mean look at lamborghini's home page. They advertise them to drive in the snow. Now I love my camaro but it is noooooo lamborghini.

ARE THOSE LAMGO 4X4 ?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #12
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I feel your pain. It was 59* this morning, and I was like "too cold- need to take my SUV".

It may get so cold in FL that I'll have to defog the windshield if I park it outside overnight this winter!

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:30 AM   #13
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It's just snow. I drive mine year round. Love the Lambo pic.
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It's just snow. I drive mine year round. Love the Lambo pic.


same here, just put the blizzak's on
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #15
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I'm glad I don't have to store my camaro for winter. But you'll be driving again in a few months, no worries!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:37 AM   #16
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Lmao yeah my driving experiences were pretty spoiled and it was awesome!!!
As for the lambos, heck of I could afford a Lambo. I'd have an aventador for summer and lp560 for the winter for sure!!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #17
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same here, just put the blizzak's on
We did that with my brothers stang. After that winter we realized how big of a mistake that was. The front end was chipped to hell. It was brutal. The car obviously developed undercarriage rust and people around here can't drive. Add snow into the mix with people who don't care for their cars and your pride and joy gets wrecked. Sucks. I wish I could enjoy her all year long but this gives me time to mod her!
For those driving her in the winter or whatever, drive safe and enjoy your Camaros as much as you can
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:43 AM   #18
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I feel your pain. It was 59* this morning, and I was like "too cold- need to take my SUV".

It may get so cold in FL that I'll have to defog the windshield if I park it outside overnight this winter!

Change your username into Jigsaw as in Saw 7 for pouring salt in the wound lmao
Man I wish I lived in FL. Been going there since I was 3 and absolutely love FL.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:26 AM   #19
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Just take it out and drive it. As long as there is not salt on the roads from snow the cold weather wont hurt it. I would NEVER Lock up a car and let it sit. That's when seals become weak and leaks start to happen. And for a car to run right you need to drive it. The key is keeping up with it by giving it a bath once a week. You paid what 40grand for the car? Take it out and enjoy it. From a few people posted above I agree weather has been nice. Here in PA It's been great. It's dec and we are still hitting 60s at times.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:41 AM   #20
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I put mine to bed yesterday. Did a detail with Adams products and waiting for my cover to show up. I want to wrap my car in bubble wrap and protect it forever. While cleaning I noticed a few grain of sand size chips of paint and a very small scratch. I will find out in spring how well Adams Swirl n haze works.
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I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I just drive mine to weekend shows, cruises, and summer road trips. By the time winter arrives I'm bored for the season and tired of keeping it clean. After a 4-5 month nap, bringing it out in the spring is like getting a new car every year and the fun can begin all over again without all the winter's damage from salt, sand, cinders, etc.
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That's my plan for my car too. I got it last month and just drove it around town away from other cars just to drive it.
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Things I miss about my Camaro:

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2. Auto Start
3. BlueTooth
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5. I tried to turn the radio up with my steering wheel this week
6. The power
7. All of the above the OP mentioned.
8. My windows go down and back up. (my DD's windows dont go down)


I miss my car but I will be seeing her this weekend. Maybe I will take her out for a spin. WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
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I'm about to put my away also, did you do anything special while putting the car into storage. Fuel stabilizer, tire psi ect?
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SO glad I don't have to store for winter! I wish we got more snow but not enough to make me store my camaro!
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