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Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Why do some poeple treat their Camaro like S&%t?

So, i am a freshmen in college and myself own a 2002 Saturn L300 that i treat like gold. I go so far as to park it all the way on the other side of the parking lot so i don't have to park near anyone (seems like 80% of the poeple here couldnt park straight if their lives depended on it).

Whats really frustrating is there is a 2010 2ss Camaro Transformers Edition. It is a disaster. The front bumper is all dented and down low there are gouges from curbs i am guessing. The back bumper has holes punched in it from him backing into crap and is just all around a dented wavy kind of mess. The rear driver side 1/4 panel and bumper are side swiped. Every rim has curb rash and to top it all off...the paints a swirled disaster and absolutely filthy.

I get so frustrated and i see the car every day. I am 90% sure the owner of this poor Camaro is a freshmen as well and it just annoys me that most likely his rich parents bought him the car and he obviously doesn't give a crap what it looks like.

Wish i could have his car and treat it the way it is supposed to be treated. It obviously annoys me personally when i see a Camaro not treated well and neglected.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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Because to some it's a car... Point a to point b.

I know ppl with Ferraris that drive them in the snow. Why? Because they can!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
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lol. believe it or not some people aren't really into the camaro. I approached a guy with an SS and asked what exhaust he had on it (it was flowmaster) he said, "man, i dont even know. i'm not into the car like that." One person's trash is another person's treasure!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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Most of the time when something is bought for you it will get trashed. Why? They did not spend their money on it
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:56 AM   #6
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That a big problem in society today. SOME people just don't care about anything, Camaro's included. Yes, their car was most likely handed to them on a silver platter. Its too bad life is this way for some.
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I suppose all very valid reasons....Just frustrating is all
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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Not sure why people don't care about their possessions. However, I'm probably on the opposite end of the spectrum. So I suppose I couldn't really understand. I probably need to care less about crap. But at least all my stuff stays in good condition longer! Well maybe not my lawnmower... I bought this thing used, in great shape, I killed it in 2 years. First I hit one too many rocks and bent the crankshaft, but it ran, then a wheel sheared off, probably from all the extra vibration. It was great.

But seriously. To some people it is just a car, just like that was just a lawnmower. I personally can't feel like that for anything that cost half a paycheck or more because I know how long it'll take me to replace it if I break it! It probably has a lot to do with the person not realizing the value of what they have. Or they could just be a terrible driver and feel terrible about all the damage, but they still can't drive for sh**
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #9
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You know, there are car forums for almost every kind of car? Look up the Taurus board. Those guys are just as fanatical when they see an abused taurus. It's just a car to some.
I like mine, but it is still just a car. Drive it and be happy. Most people think Fieros are trash, but I love building them up and making them fun. They are still worth only a few bucks, but some people pay crazy money for them.
It's all in perspective.
I enjoyed my 86 base model v6 camaro as much as my brand new one. It cost me $1100 in high school. I can't get a decent set of wheels for that price on my new one!
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #10
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In general, most people's cars, and how they take care of them, is a direct reflection on them and how they live. I would bet that if a person's car (camaro or other) is a dirty mess, their house or apartment is probably the same and possibly, their life. Now there are exceptions (mud trucks & 4x4's are meant to be dirty), but like I said, in general this is the case. Think about people you know and live with.....
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #11
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Because to some it's a car... Point a to point b.

I know ppl with Ferraris that drive them in the snow. Why? Because they can!
Beleive it or not my Ferrari does well in the snow is the other reason I drive it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #12
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In general, most people's cars, and how they take care of them, is a direct reflection on them and how they live. I would bet that if a person's car (camaro or other) is a dirty mess, their house or apartment is probably the same and possibly, their life. Now there are exceptions (mud trucks & 4x4's are meant to be dirty), but like I said, in general this is the case. Think about people you know and live with.....
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:47 PM   #13
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You can't really use the Point A to B defense when it comes to these cars. If he got a car just to go from point A to point B, he wouldn't have bought a Camaro. Clearly the owner has standards on stylishness and the kind of image he wants to portray. It's not a matter of it being just a car to him, it's a matter of the owner not giving a shit about it. There is a difference between the two. Then again, this is all moot if it was just handed to him.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:51 PM   #14
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I have a nephew who has torn up every car he has ever owned. Some people should ride a bus or bike. I am sure I like cars more than I do most people. Old and cranky and have had to pay for all my toys.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #15
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So, i am a freshmen in college and myself own a 2002 Saturn L300 that i treat like gold. I go so far as to park it all the way on the other side of the parking lot so i don't have to park near anyone (seems like 80% of the poeple here couldnt park straight if their lives depended on it).

Whats really frustrating is there is a 2010 2ss Camaro Transformers Edition. It is a disaster. The front bumper is all dented and down low there are gouges from curbs i am guessing. The back bumper has holes punched in it from him backing into crap and is just all around a dented wavy kind of mess. The rear driver side 1/4 panel and bumper are side swiped. Every rim has curb rash and to top it all off...the paints a swirled disaster and absolutely filthy.

I get so frustrated and i see the car every day. I am 90% sure the owner of this poor Camaro is a freshmen as well and it just annoys me that most likely his rich parents bought him the car and he obviously doesn't give a crap what it looks like.

Wish i could have his car and treat it the way it is supposed to be treated. It obviously annoys me personally when i see a Camaro not treated well and neglected.

Love the Saturns. Just traded 2 of them (AURA and SKY Redline) on my 'vert.

A couple of folks here have mentioned it, but to put it into different terms, some people who have nice and even expensive things bought for them lack "pride of ownership". To know what it means to make the sacrifice to work hard everyday and to sacrifice along the way (read; resist the urge to spend money - often impulsively - on other things) in order to afford / fullfill one's desire / dream.

You keep taking good care of your L300. She's a nice ride and will, no doubt, outlive that guy's Camaro.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:53 PM   #16
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Sounds like a case of mommy and daddy bought it for me. You have much more respect for things that you have to work for.

That said, accidents happen. I'm waiting to get my rear fixed (totally mty fault) and my front bumper fixed. Parking lot curb tried to rip it off when I was backing out.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:55 PM   #17
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In general, most people's cars, and how they take care of them, is a direct reflection on them and how they live. I would bet that if a person's car (camaro or other) is a dirty mess, their house or apartment is probably the same and possibly, their life. Now there are exceptions (mud trucks & 4x4's are meant to be dirty), but like I said, in general this is the case. Think about people you know and live with.....
I'm the exception, I guess. I'm meticulous about my cars, but my house is a wreck. However, in my defense, I have 3 kids and a Newfoundland. They keep it pretty well cluttered. We toook the carpet out to replace it, found somewhat decent wood underneath, and decided to leave it like that for a couple years until the destructo-crew grows up / moves out. :( But I do know what you mean in general. Just thought I'd toss in my .02 cents.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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If you don't like to see it abused, then offer to buy it from him to save it. Otherwise, it's nunya business.

Whether you like it or not, and I'd cringe to see it myself, people buy the right to use/abuse their car as they see fit when they (or someone for them) plunks their money down to buy it. Granted, if I were judge and jury, they'd hang by being a blasphemer to the Camaro religion. But I'm not, so they can treat it as they wish.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:06 PM   #19
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Convince him that your car is better and ask him for an even trade because restoration is your hobby. :-)
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It is not for any of us to decide. Talk to the kid find out every detail about his life and then you have a right to judge him.

What if the car was bought like that?, maybe he loves camaros, a car in that condition would be incredibly cheap

And who is anyone to assume who bought him the car? Anything my parents ever bought me has been cared for just as good if not better than anything I ever bought myself. If my dad saw me treating something of mine disrespectful he would just take it away. I would treasure it more if it were a gift than if I bought it because what I buy is my problem and I could do what I want. If I treat something lie garbage, that is disrespectful to the person that gave it to me.

And finally you don't need to be rich to have the car thats why hundreds of thousands of people own it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:27 PM   #21
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Love the Saturns. Just traded 2 of them (AURA and SKY Redline) on my 'vert.
I absolutely love the Sky's. I would love to have one of them. to bad they stopped making them.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:35 PM   #22
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It is not for any of us to decide. Talk to the kid find out every detail about his life and then you have a right to judge him.

What if the car was bought like that?, maybe he loves camaros, a car in that condition would be incredibly cheap

And who is anyone to assume who bought him the car? Anything my parents ever bought me has been cared for just as good if not better than anything I ever bought myself. If my dad saw me treating something of mine disrespectful he would just take it away. I would treasure it more if it were a gift than if I bought it because what I buy is my problem and I could do what I want. If I treat something lie garbage, that is disrespectful to the person that gave it to me.

And finally you don't need to be rich to have the car thats why hundreds of thousands of people own it.
I would assume this because when I was in college the car that I paid for was taken care of as well as I possibly could. There is no way I would let anything happen to something I put that much of my hard earned money towards. A Camaro, and the costs associated with one to someone that age is a lot different then when you have a full time job and are out of school. And even with a full time job, a Camaro isn't "cheap". I would guess right off the hop that he was given the car by his parents and therefore has no respect for what it takes to purchase one. Then again, I could be totaly wrong and he paid for it, and is just stupid. If you're goiong to treat your belongings like crap, you might as well just buy crappy belongings.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:08 PM   #23
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I had my Camaro bought for me, I treat it like it should be. This guy is just spoiled. My dad believed in a firm back hand was the way to raise a child when growing up. Now look at me, I wash my car myself once a week, I scrub the rims too, vacuum, and put air freshener in it frequently. My car has been wrecked to circumstances out of my control, but promptly repaired thanks to my insurance. If I ever got a scratch or something on it, I tried to hand buff it out. If that doesn't work I put a tiny bit of touch up. Mind you some douche bag dinged my door at College and I can't get it out, so I have to get it fixed at some point when I fix a couple more dings on the lower part of the car. I sometimes drive mine in the winter, but if its snowing and I have no traction I don't leave my house in it. This is my only car, so unless its impossible for me to get to point B I take this.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #24
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Is this the one at Rutgers? I see Bumblebee in a parking lot everyday, but I've never gone right up to it to look at it. Somebody told me it's a student's car and he parks wherever the hell he wants, apparently getting tickets pretty often.
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