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Old 04-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question DILEMMA, seriously.

HI guys.
im the proud daddy of an 07 MONTE SS. its like a part of me, ... jet black, kept LIKE NEW (fanatically).. all stock GM...silver metallic ground FX...
and of course, a clean, nearly mint 84 MONTE.

needless to say, i love a good MONTE CARLO. and my black SS is the same fun over and over again each day. its been almost 2 years. im sure you can all relate when i really tell you im in LOVE with this car.

but i have to have a new CAMARO.
and i KNOW you all get that...

so..
seems like (aside from winning the damn thing) my only options is to PAINFULLY wait it out til aug 2010 (a little piece of me is dead) and ...
trade UP the SS to the camaro i want.

would you do it? should i do it?
should i be more patient? maybe something will arise to allow me both? (SS MONTE AND 2SS RS CAMARO)

call me a wack job but this is killlin me.
my pop is a firebird dude... hes had 3, now hes still got his 97 RED camaro.
hes a VERY YOUNG 73... he aint no old dude. its like a tribute, an extension, and of course.... i just love the new beast.

HELP
any opinions are welcome, even if you call me a jackass.

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Those feelings you feel for your monte, they can be felt again. It will be painful to see her go, but you can have the same, or better experiences with the new 'maro. Not to mention, both you and your dad having a Camaro at the same time is special in its own right.

I say get yourself into a Camaro if you can. You obviously love it... just go for it!
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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Those feelings you feel for your monte, they can be felt again. It will be painful to see her go, but you can have the same, or better experiences with the new 'maro. Not to mention, both you and your dad having a Camaro at the same time is special in its own right.

I say get yourself into a Camaro if you can. You obviously love it... just go for it!
I think that you will be very very happy in the end, even if it hurts a bit initially. Besides you still have your '84.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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i felt the same way with my 01 trans am, but i had it for over 4 years so i wanted something new. I still miss that car!! Will be better when i get the Camaro
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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If it were me, I'd go for the camaro as soon as I could. But everyone has their own priorities. It sounds like you're in love with the Monte, which is nothing to be ashamed of at all. Ultimately you are the only one that's going to have to live with this decision so make sure it's something you are going to love more than the Monte. My suggestion is to wait until you can take a Camaro on a test drive, then decide which one is best for you.

Anyway, I hope that helped a little.

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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I had an 06 SS monte myself. It was a great car in it's own right, but the reason I bought it was because there was no Camaro. If you compare the two the camaro always wins.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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Hey, I used to have a 85 monte carlo ss, was my frist car, sold it last year to restore my 71 chevelle. I miss it everyday but my chevelle is almost there...wanted one since i was 10(only 22 now..)But i would give up a newer monte carlo ss for a new camaro anyday, sorry I've driven them tons of times..great car...but the eights monte and a new camaro are in a league of their own, dont hesitate, youll fall in love with the new camaro more than you ever could a newer monte.

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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I feel for ya I paid off my 06 Silverado last year I have 1.5 years left on my Suburban as much as I want to buy the new Camaro I am not going to part ways with my truck, suburban, or my other Camaros I am going to hold off and buy a Camaro Convertible when they come out in 18 months like I want plus the Sub will be paid off not really worth taking the hit on trade-in value.

Of you have to wait pay off the SS and buy a new one

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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+1 Camaro, mostly because I'm not really a fan of the new body style on the Monte (specifically, the rear). The Camaro looks good from ANY angle
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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Keep it comin, fellas.
this helps and the fact that ya'all posted in less than 15 min is awesome.

its an ongoing battle.
and yah, i agree. NOTHING happens without the test drive.

im talkin to a real good egg lately who is out of my way, but seems worth it and is tryin to work with me even if it means waiting and not being so reckless (like i usually am.) in the case of the SS, i had my previous car 14 months, loved it, but ... drove the SS and never looked back. its really the best feeling/looking car ive ever nailed.

(dont forget guys - im greatful for what i do have. not to be corny... friends, fam, health, SS, 84...) so i dont wanna sound like a whiny little goof.

it just seems like this car is the signal that its come full-circle.
and in terms of american muscle and design.... (even referring to the stang and challenger) ––––- ITS ABOUT TIME

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #11
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the only reason I would not want to part with the Monte is knowing how much money would be lost through it's depreciation (the first three years are tough). That is, unless you got a great deal on it and won't lose much $$.

Just some advice, you should probably sell it private party.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:00 PM   #12
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I like the old Monte's but what kills me and makes me dislike the new one is FWD which makes this car pointless for performance and the torques steer is horrible I would trade up if you actually want a performance car.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #13
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HI guys.
im the proud daddy of an 07 MONTE SS. its like a part of me, ... jet black, kept LIKE NEW (fanatically).. all stock GM...silver metallic ground FX...
and of course, a clean, nearly mint 84 MONTE.

needless to say, i love a good MONTE CARLO. and my black SS is the same fun over and over again each day. its been almost 2 years. im sure you can all relate when i really tell you im in LOVE with this car.

but i have to have a new CAMARO.
and i KNOW you all get that...

so..
seems like (aside from winning the damn thing) my only options is to PAINFULLY wait it out til aug 2010 (a little piece of me is dead) and ...
trade UP the SS to the camaro i want.

would you do it? should i do it?
should i be more patient? maybe something will arise to allow me both? (SS MONTE AND 2SS RS CAMARO)

call me a wack job but this is killlin me.
my pop is a firebird dude... hes had 3, now hes still got his 97 RED camaro.
hes a VERY YOUNG 73... he aint no old dude. its like a tribute, an extension, and of course.... i just love the new beast.

HELP
any opinions are welcome, even if you call me a jackass.

VINCE
Well, before you jump in and get rid of a car you love, test drive a maro a couple of times. Make sure its a car that you can love forever, because once you trade the monte for the maro, you will never see your monte again...
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #14
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the only reason I would not want to part with the Monte is knowing how much money would be lost through it's depreciation (the first three years are tough). That is, unless you got a great deal on it and won't lose much $$.

Just some advice, you should probably sell it private party.
no can do...(long story)
yeah. the depreciation thing really is a kick in the ass, aint it?

i wish patience was on my side. for someone in my shoes, i think it would pay across the board to wait more than 12 months. seems so long... and once these suckers starting hittin the road in my neck of the woods, im gonna be soiling my black leather daily. crap, i accidentally (no lie) GASPED OUT LOUD at the gym last week when i saw the GM commercial with the Red G8 gettin washed, the new 'Bu, and then THE SILVER CAMARO at the end!!!!!

(call the loony bin, someone.)

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #15
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I love the way the last gen Monte Carlos look, but I would gladly trade in 3 of them at once for a Camaro. I'm giving up my 2008 BMW 328i Coupe with less than 6000 miles on it. I love the damn thing, but c'mon. It's the Camaro. Look at it!
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:22 PM   #16
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Hey, I used to have a 85 monte carlo ss, was my frist car, sold it last year to restore my 71 chevelle. I miss it everyday but my chevelle is almost there...wanted one since i was 10(only 22 now..)But i would give up a newer monte carlo ss for a new camaro anyday, sorry I've driven them tons of times..great car...but the eights monte and a new camaro are in a league of their own, dont hesitate, youll fall in love with the new camaro more than you ever could a newer monte.

heres some pics for ya....newest fun car


old fun car...miss it...
BY the way man....
those PICS are AMAZING. cheers to you, fella.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:25 PM   #17
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I love the way the last gen Monte Carlos look, but I would gladly trade in 3 of them at once for a Camaro. I'm giving up my 2008 BMW 328i Coupe with less than 6000 miles on it. I love the damn thing, but c'mon. It's the Camaro. Look at it!
i love 'em too, hence me ECSTATICLY owning one! hahaha! and i love a good 'ol SS... specially a V8. and yeah, about the previous post... the FWD is kinda silly, but... its still fun to drive and balls to the wall. took a little gettin used to but ill tell ya ive smoked many a silly challenge in this car.

but i also hear ya LOUD AND CLEAR.....
and this is why i need to
1. get opinions from guys that "get it"...
2. stay rational
3. TEST DRIVE TEST DRIVE

ill never forget test driving my SS... my heart was thumpin' and that sweet summer smell was in the air,... windows down... they let me take it out ALONE....i called my pop, i was so excited.

( sigh )
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:59 PM   #18
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I bought my Monte used and was upset when a year or two later the refreshed body style came out. The '06 front end looks so much better than the '02. I still love mine, though.

I wouldn't hesitate to trade it in for a Camaro.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #19
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I have the same car as you...Black Monte SS... silver ground FX....I love it...but ill trade it in a heartbeat for the Camaro...I've already appologized to it.... It told me it forgives me :]
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Get the Camaro all the way! I never liked the later Monte Carlos. The front looks too much like an Impala. The last Monte Carlo I liked was the '83-'87 SS's -- and not the "aerobacks".
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #21
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Forget it dude. Get some more miles on your Monte the next 2 years, then get a Camaro when they're on the lots and getting discounts. I test drove a Monte SS a few years ago and really liked it. It's not easy to find a car that really "fits" you, and the Monte clearly does. It makes no financial sense to drop a car for a steep loss after 2 years when you like it as much as you do. 2 years from now the Camaro will have its bugs worked out. By then you should be ready.
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Get your Monte and spend a day cleaning it inside and out, detailing every little bit. Then pick a really cool place where you can park it and take a bunch of pictures in every angle inside and out. Then buy an album and put the pics in it. Then trade it in. Then when ever you want, you can go open the album and look at it when it was looking its best.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #23
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Theres really no comparison. Get the Camaro. It's everything the Monte is not.
As far as test drives go, well my wife has the Grand Prix GXP. Nice car, but front wheel
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Theres really no comparison. Get the Camaro. It's everything the Monte is not.
As far as test drives go, well my wife has the Grand Prix GXP. Nice car, but front wheel
drive BLOWS!!!!!!
happy Friday, Gents.
wow its nice to see a forum FILLED with (respectable) peeps as enthusiastic and passionate as i am (and my dad)... thanks.

i know, i know. again –––
CAMARO will win my heart when i actually hit the pedal...
its just so hard when the MONTE SS is TRULY an awesome ride, FWD or not. i think any owner of an 07 SS can attest to that. this is why my 2SS test drive is so crucial.

awesome.
i cant wait to see when we all start posting threads and pics...
"HEY - LOOK AT MINE!!!! I GOT IT!!!"

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I had a monte pace car once I think it was in 2000 super nice car
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