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Old 10-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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Question WIFE ISSUES with Gen5 ?

Anyone here with a wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend who just doesn't understand the gen 5 experience?

I have a wife who has no interest in riding in my Camaro. I am afraid to mention the cost of a SC because she would think I am crazy for even considering spending that much on an add-on for the car, especially after paying an insane $36K. Needless to say, she's an A-to-B driver and would rather I spent the money on something more practical like a new kitchen, etc.

If your spouse or significant other in 'on board' then consider yourself lucky.:(
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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My gf gets pissed when i tell her "I cant talk gotta go wash my other girl" lol they just dont get it
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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That's why I'm planning on marrying a SEMA model...
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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Lol I feel the same way!! She has no love for my baby! I'm budgeting on the side for a whipple(secretly), we'll see how that goes, only 1/8 the way there. I feel your pain bro!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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At least you don't have to worry about her asking to drive it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
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That's why I'm planning on marrying a SEMA model...
They change...trust me.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
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Guess I'm one of the lucky ones! DH is definitely a "car" guy, and even said he didn't mind putting off his car build to get our car. Well technically it's "ours", but we both know it's MINE!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:28 PM   #9
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Guess I'm one of the lucky ones! DH is definitely a "car" guy, and even said he didn't mind putting off his car build to get our car. Well technically it's "ours", but we both know it's MINE!
You are not lucky because he is a car guy (most of us are). HE is lucky YOU are a car girl !
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #10
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my wife doesnt like being co-pilot, as the pass seat doesnt lift and she cant see.
she rarely drives it cause it scares her. (she floored it once to jump into traffic, omfg was funny as hell). i did get her to take it down the quarter mile once.....she got 12's first run. now that its 11s fast, she wont race it ever again. Good thing for me, she allows me to mod it at my discretion. So its MY car, that SHE forced me to buy after i turned down a base vette.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:48 PM   #11
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Not just my wife, but my daughters too.
They are happy for me 'cause they see how much I enjoy this car - I have never been this enthused about a car since they have known me, but they have no appreciation for the Camaro.
My wife's fantasy car is a '70s Mini Cooper and my oldest daughter has recently come to be wowed by the CTS-V (as am I), but the Camaro is an almost an anathema to them.
No matter, I likes what I like.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:48 PM   #12
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At least you don't have to worry about her asking to drive it.
My wife loves my car! She begged me to let her drive it. So I let her drive it on a short errand and what happened? Small curb rash on one rim.

She is too scared to drive it anymore. (good thing)
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:54 PM   #13
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I am one of those kinda lucky ones. Hubby couldnt care less about my car, but on the other hand he couldnt care less what I do to it! Only bad thing is he flat out refuses to buy me anything for it as a gift (xmas/birthdays/valentines day) when of course thats all I want!

My birthday is this month, all I want is a set of Pedders lowering springs and struts... or a snow meth kit... comeon baaaaaaabe!
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:00 PM   #14
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My gf doesn't care much about the car - she can't see much out the passenger side so will ride in it, but it's nothing to her. She likes her truck and although it's very useful, it's a truck, even to her. Had her last Toyota truck for almost 12 years! We don't combine incomes, so other than small words here and there, she doesn't say much when I spend. She doesn't ever ask to drive it and usually refuses when I ask if she wants to drive with me. Says I treat it too important...oh well...It's just a car

Now, I did drive a base Vette on Friday and told her I was trading in my Camaro! She didn't like that much -

No, I'm not trading it in, I just wanted to drive the vette! I DO REALLY want an '11 Carbon Z06 in IOM!! But, $90K+ is out of my league.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:00 PM   #15
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My wife was all gung-ho when I got it until I started taking exception to her driving it to the store and around town on errands. Ever since then she has been a buzz kill. Really sucks.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #16
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I'm lucky too. My husband drives the 68'and I drive the 2010 everyday. And for my Birthday I want a new grille and he will buy me one. because we both love putting money in our cars.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #17
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i let my wife pick it up from the dealer before they had a chance to wash (scratch) it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:09 PM   #18
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I've had mine since June 2009 and my wife still has not driven it yet!! LOL!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #19
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One lucky SOB here. Wife is not into it like I am but on the other hand she gave me the go ahead for either a supercharger or heads/intake package. FI or NA... decisions decisions.
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My wife has her own car, a 2009 Mustang, which I modded for her as practice before getting my Camaro.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:38 PM   #21
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I am very lucky. My whole family is in love with speed and muscle power. My husband understands the Camaro is mine like I understand the 1967 Chevelle is his. My son (just turned 17) drives my car on occassion, but he knows the 1969 Chevy K10 is his. He thinks it is cool that his mom is so in love with the power and looks of classic and new generation muscle. My younger son just loves my car and I told him I would buy him one when he is old enough, he is currently 12. My second car was a 1967 Camaro, 327 w/3 speed Munice. I know my muscle cars and I love my new generation muscle car.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #22
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I guess i am unlucky in the sense that my wife couldn't care less about my Camaro, i always go without her to the weekly meets or the track which suits her just fine, she does her own thing. But i am lucky when it comes to mods she throws her hands in the air and says ahhhh just do what you want
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Anyone here with a wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend who just doesn't understand the gen 5 experience?

I have a wife who has no interest in riding in my Camaro. I am afraid to mention the cost of a SC because she would think I am crazy for even considering spending that much on an add-on for the car, especially after paying an insane $36K. Needless to say, she's an A-to-B driver and would rather I spent the money on something more practical like a new kitchen, etc.

If your spouse or significant other in 'on board' then consider yourself lucky.:(
LUCKY MY A$$ , oh yeah she is on board okay , but she never shuts up , now which one is better /worse ?????: laughabove:
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:15 PM   #24
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LUCKY MY A$$ , oh yeah she is on board okay , but she never shuts up , now which one is better /worse ?????: laughabove:
Well is she on board or not?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:18 PM   #25
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Have to say I am very blessed. My wife encouraged me to buy my 2SS for my 50th. This after buying a big touring motorcycle 6 years ago to scratch that itch. Now she loves to tease about my car being the other woman in my life. As for the car itself her main complaint is nothing to hang on to!
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