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View Poll Results: How long do you plan on keeping your Camaro?
1-3 years 14 6.25%
4-6 years 30 13.39%
7-10 years 23 10.27%
More than 10 years 45 20.09%
Forever! 112 50.00%
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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Are you worried about getting "tired" of your Camaro?

With my budget, it looks like I'm going to have to finance for about 60 months (5 years). I REALLY want this car, and I think it will be good because it will be paid off by the time I graduate college and I could always sell it then.

But my Dad says that I will get tired of this car, and that it's not worth getting at all.

So for those of you who are financing, or even just buying the car in general, do you worry that you will get tired of your Camaro? How long do you plan on keeping it?

EDIT: By the way, I don't know why I voted 4-6 years on the poll. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this car.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know for a fact that i will never get tired of it!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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You will NEVER tire of a legend!!

When I got my Magnum, I couldnt keep my hands off it, I just LOVED driving it!!

Four years later.... I STILL feel the same way, still get the stares!! I never tired of it.

The Camaro is an even more gorgeous car than the Magnum, in every way (Sorry Magnum but I will ALWAYS love you), so I really cant see it happening for me to tire of it!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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I got tired of my car 07 Civic Si after a year or so. (I always loved civics wishing I could buy the late 90's early 2000 si's before they created that hideous hatcback one) But maybe I got tired of it because I purchased my first sportbike about a year after i purchased my car and the bike got my attention all last summer. Now I am kinda starting to dread trading my little civic in since it was my very first brand new car picked out exactly the way i wanted it. I know however I will 100% not get tired of my camaro ever and I also know I will be keeping it forever unless they make a Z28 and I trade which isn't likely and might not even be likely if they do ever make one. I have really been enjoying the last few months with my civic in anticipation of getting rid of it in the months to come.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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I usually get "bored" of a car after about 2 years, and usually want to upgrade to get whatever is new and better. This one, I've been wanting so long... I don't know that I will be getting rid of it any time soon. The only reason I would sell it is to upgrade to a newer, better version... but I think I'm gonna be pretty satisfied with what I have for now.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #7
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I said more than 10 because of the "might wreck it" factor. But if I was SURE it would survive FOEVEREANDEVER.. then I would have voted as such. I'm not going to make the same mistake my dad made when he sold his Z28 for "the kids."

A small child can fit back there, and why not? Might as well give the kids a rush in the back seat of Dad's Camaro while they're young enough to still fit back there. XD
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #8
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Seriously though, I would ever get rid of it. It'll be paid off before it ever needs any major repair work, so by that time if a newer better Camaro comes out, I'll just get that one too. But this one is more than just a car, more than just a Camaro, it is the culmination of a very long dream, so it's especially sentimental to me.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:38 PM   #9
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:39 PM   #10
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:41 PM   #11
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I get tired of everything, so if you do not want to keep it, you sell it and pay off the loan and you are done. You may loose a few grand, no different than a weekend in Vegas!

I can tell you since I only drive my SKY in the good months up here in NY, I have still not gotten sick of it after 2 and 1/2 years......and that is a record for me!
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I said more than 10 because of the "might wreck it" factor. But if I was SURE it would survive FOEVEREANDEVER.. then I would have voted as such. I'm not going to make the same mistake my dad made when he sold his Z28 for "the kids."

A small child can fit back there, and why not? Might as well give the kids a rush in the back seat of Dad's Camaro while they're young enough to still fit back there. XD
It may be difficult to put the car seats in the back. I have 2 kids both in car seats so I can understand the "get rid of it for the kids" thing. However I wouldn't get rid of my camaro for the kids unless ofcourse i really needed the money for something serious for the kids. (god forbid)

to the op.- I doubt that you would get tired of it. I voted forever but the only reason i would get rid of it would be to trade in on a Z28 if then.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
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I voted FOREVER!

If you were to ask me this about a truck I would say 7-10 years b/c of what I'm driving now, but................this will be the first car, and the first Hot Rod I've ever owned so this baby will be with me until there is no me..........and then I hope to pass it on to my daughter.

This will be an interesting poll and thanks to the author!

Judging just by the prelim. results, it seems that true enthusiasts rule................and I hope to join the ranks......................soon!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #14
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The Camaro's not exactly a normal car...I doubt you'll get tired of it...

Unless the 6th gen debuts with a Z28 model...
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With my budget, it looks like I'm going to have to finance for about 60 months (5 years). I REALLY want this car, and I think it will be good because it will be paid off by the time I graduate college and I could always sell it then.

But my Dad says that I will get tired of this car, and that it's not worth getting at all.

So for those of you who are financing, or even just buying the car in general, do you worry that you will get tired of your Camaro? How long do you plan on keeping it?

EDIT: By the way, I don't know why I voted 4-6 years on the poll. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this car.
is it v6 or ss camaro? If you have ls3 you won't get tired ever. I've never gotten tired of v8 muscle cars. It really isn't possible
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #17
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is it v6 or ss camaro? If you have ls3 you won't get tired ever. I've never gotten tired of v8 muscle cars. It really isn't possible
I'm getting the V6. :(
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:59 PM   #18
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I will never willingly let go of my Camaro once I have taken delivery. Nothing short of the Hand of God will ever be able to take it away from me.
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I'm getting the V6. :(
o....hmmm you might get tired of it then. I would just buy a crappy used car and then get a v8 when you are in a better financial situation. However... know that that you will be buying the best factory v6 pony car ever...
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I will never willingly let go of my Camaro once I have taken delivery. Nothing short of the Hand of God will ever be able to take it away from me.
Or the right foot of a crazy drunk driver...
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:01 PM   #21
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I'm getting the V6. :(
That may be something you want to change.........one thing I learned over the years is, if you cannot get the upper model, buy a different car. That is if you are the type to hang out with car clubs, otherwise you will be fine. Car lubs have a way of making you feel like you need more.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #22
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I dunno, I have had several cars I thought would be my "last" car, however I get bored with them ALL. I am 23 and have owned 10 vehicles.. so that gives you an idea of how often I sell a car and get a different one (although I ussually in the past had 2 at a time, being one was always a winter car when I lived back in MN)

Point is, for me, even if I love a car, if it has V8, and is everything I ever wanted, I still get tired of it, so I Mod it, however the thrill of getting a "different" car is something that I love. Getting something different just keeps things exciting, so there is no way I could ever finance on a car, because I just can't keep a car more than a year or two before I want to get something different. Hence why I only buy used, why I pay cash for all of mine, and can enjoy them while I own it, then sell it when I want..

Example, I loved my '99 Trans Am, my 94 Z28, and my 96 Z28, ALL very similar cars, however I just decided I wanted something different, even if it was a similar car. Now I am looking into 04-06 GTO's being they are cheap, and I have wanted one for the past few years. I figure I will get one for a second car to enjoy, and in a year I will be ready for something else, which the 2010 Camaro's will be used then so I can pick one of them up!

Some people don't get tired of a car, some people do, so it all depends on who you are.

If you don't get tired of a car and plan to keep it a long time then go ahead and buy a new car etc.. but for someone like me who only owns a car for a year or two, buying a car that has already depreciated is the best bet, that way after you drive it for a year and re-sell it you don't loose much, if any on it and you can move on to the next thing you want...heck it could just be another Camaro with different options/color etc.. either way it's a different car and exciting, and I love that feeling haha!
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Or the right foot of a crazy drunk driver...
I would consider that the hand of God. If he sees fit to take away my car by way of drunk driver, then it's not meant to be. And I will be one sad SOB because of it. :(
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:25 PM   #25
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I voted forever... BUT knowing me... I buy a new vehicle every two years... If I do get rid of it, it will only be to replace it with a newer CAMARO or a Corvette! LOL.

But I really would like to keep it till the day I am taken from this earth in what ever form.
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