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Old 03-31-2009, 09:19 PM   #18
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I got a 74 Vega GT when I turned 16. My first car and my first Chevy.

No, no one here wants to help you pay for it. But my house needs painting if you work cheap.

And I know what a $%^&*( head I was driving that 74 Vega with it's 4 mighty oil burning aluminum cylinders. I can't imagine how many times I'd have died before turning 17 with 400 HP under my right foot. I assume since your parents are buying you a car you are on the young side.

But good luck with the plan. I know if I were your age and my parents were willing to buy me a $30,000 new car I'd be freaking mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool, doing dishes, laundry and scrubbing the floors just to show how super responsible I was so they'd believe there was noooooo wayyyyyy I'd be doing intersection filling with smoke burn outs to impress my friends. "Nope would not do that, Dad." "You can count on me"
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:20 PM   #19
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As far as getting the SS i agree with everyone else here, if i would have gotten 400+ horses for my first car, i can assure you i would be dead right now. Having this M6 made me respect cars and be responsible( most of the time) and not to do stupid things.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:20 PM   #20
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My birthday is coming up and I need to convince my parents to get me a 2ss red camaro but they say its too much car. Which is sorta why I want it cause is badass! Anyone have any advice or want to help pay for it
Why not tell them "They are right" and you've now decided you would like to get the 2LT V6......make sure they hear V6 , 7,000 less then 2SS and cheaper insurance! Hey , if your parents are buying and they have already said no to the SS .....better a V6 then nothing. You could always wait until you see a used SS, trust me, some idioy will order an SS, finance it, and then get a GF problem, or layed off, or something else. Every time a new model hits production you see them used for sale shortly after.

You know...the 2LT is a 300 HP car , nothing to scoff at. My 2000 SS was 310 HP and it was more then enough !! and it's easier on GAS !!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:20 PM   #21
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i know how to drive ive been driving all over for at least 2 1/2 years but they dont know that
trust me when i say 2.5 years is not enough. Been driving for 6 years and I'm still waiting 1-2 years to get a 5th gen.


As much as you'd like to think

You are not an experienced driver.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:21 PM   #22
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My birthday is coming up and I need to convince my parents to get me a 2ss red camaro but they say its too much car. Which is sorta why I want it cause is badass! Anyone have any advice or want to help pay for it
I think Mom and Dad may be right. This car is very fast. Sometime I wonder if I can handle it after being in fast cars for my 40+ years on the road.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:29 PM   #23
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my dad has brought me home corvettes, roush, g8s to drive before and now he says i dont need it cause my mom doesnt want me in it he would get it for me but its always the mom
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:05 PM   #24
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you shouldnt be buying a 35k car if your still dependent on your parents............get your priorities straight
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:10 PM   #25
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Never mind after reading you age get a beater and learn how to drive first.


I am 17 i have no job....yet and this summer i will get a part time job to save up for a 2lt/rs... i will probably be 18 or 19 when i get enough money.

You think you will be able to handle 425hp. Huh?.... It Doesn't take much to get in a accident
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:18 PM   #26
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Ever heard of that age old saying "Mother knows best."? As much as we hate to admit, our parents really do know what's best for us (I'm just a youngin to just a little bit older then you are). They have lived it, they have been there and done that. If you have thought about doing something, they have already done it and can tell you about it. Your parents aren't saying that it's too much for you just because they don't want you to get it. They are saying it because the SS IS too much car for an inexperienced driver such as yourself. There is a reason why teenage boys have the highest insurance among any age group. Statistics show that you are pretty much guaranteed to be involved in a wreak before you are 18. Add in 430 hp and your chances of being hurt or even killed in a wreak goes up drastically. Plus do you really want to spend $40 grand on a car that you WILL wreak within two years and still owe money on after wards? You might as well just throw that $40k in the fire place if this is what you want to do. Instead buy an LS or a 1LT and keep the other $15k that you will save. Or better yet, buy a nice 4th gen, drive it for a couple years then buy a 5th gen.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:19 PM   #27
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i know how to drive ive been driving all over for at least 2 1/2 years but they dont know that
By driving, do you mean a car, tractor, go-kart, what? Since you say that your parents don't know and brought it up as 'experience', I will assume that you mean a car ... on public roads. If thats the case then you've been driving cars illegally and that kinda shows your level of judgement, doesn't it? And I'll go out on a limb and say that I probably drive farther in 1 month than you have in your life.

The reason why most of us don't want you to have an SS is because none of us want to hear about some kid wrapping his brand new SS around a tree a month after he picks it up.

By the way, that $20 000 that you say you are getting, there are waaay better things to use it for at your age than getting a brand new car. Particularly when its 'gift' money.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:21 PM   #28
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My birthday is coming up and I need to convince my parents to get me a 2ss red camaro but they say its too much car. Which is sorta why I want it cause is badass! Anyone have any advice or want to help pay for it
I totally wanna pay for it!!!






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Old 03-31-2009, 10:25 PM   #29
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if you can get your parents to get it for you go for it!

dont hate on the kid =P

but since your 16 what they say goes...and as far as insurance, its gonna be through the roof for you...the car i wanted for my first car was a 2001 caddy eldorado(and i was 18)...my father just laughed at me and said he got 5k from his tax returns to find something in that price range...i was a stubborn teenage and said i didnt want no cheap shit and he ended up spending the money on his own truck buying an exhaust, push gaurd, visor, neon lights under the car(that was to piss me off) and few other lil things...and i ended up settling for a 400 dollar 87 nissan stanza he got from his friends junk yard...so take my advice and take what you can cuz it could be worse...plus your only 16 and its ur first car...im happy i didnt get that eldorado then cuz i would destroyed it(not by crashing it but just by driving it in the ground)....dont worry your day will come when the time is right...................
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:35 PM   #30
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my dad has brought me home corvettes, roush, g8s to drive before and now he says i dont need it cause my mom doesnt want me in it he would get it for me but its always the mom
Moms are smart sometimes!!!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:44 PM   #31
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my dad has brought me home corvettes, roush, g8s to drive before and now he says i dont need it cause my mom doesnt want me in it he would get it for me but its always the mom
Your Dad realizes this old saying.... "Happy wife, happy life". So he will take the side of your mother in this case, which BTW she's absolutely correct to not want her 16 year old son behind the wheel of a 426HP automobile.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:54 PM   #32
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The saying goes you get out of life what you put into it. A new $38,000 426HP Camaro at age 16-17 is asking for an awful lot - before paying the price. Great that your grandparents are willing to give you a very sizeable amount of money but do a reality check and give this a lot of thought - as much thought as a teenager can give it. Look around and see how many hard working and much older adults in their 20's, 30's & 40's are driving cars that cost $38,000 large. A pretty small percentage even in affluent areas of the country. Not to burst your bubble or dream but your dad's probably right - too much car for an inexperienced driver. Make your dad a deal - agree to get a used one in 1-2 years IF you bust your ass for him AND show him the maturity you should have to deserve something few adults will get. Convince him to spend a few thousand of that money coming from your grandparents to go to a 2-3 day advanced driving school so you won't kill yourself or your friends or me if you get any performace car. Your dad should appreciate you being willing to wait a year or two AND that you want to learn how to drive properly before you get something like a Camaro. Take it from a 49 year old who had a very generous father. Don't expect too much and you will always be pleased with what you get rather that always wishing for what you don't have. It's a much better way to go through life. Show the respect your father and everyone else deserves and good luck.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:08 PM   #33
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i know how to drive ive been driving all over for at least 2 1/2 years but they dont know that
so your 16 and you've been driving for 2 years?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Here's the deal. You love a great car. It contains a high amount of badassery, but you likely don't have the maturity to drive it yet. Yes—you probably can handle the horsepower and torque, but I'm not sure that you're prepared for a car this badass. You need to develop your own level of badassery before handling a car with so much badass content.
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