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Old 04-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Dumping my lemon of a Camaro

I have spent two months fighting with the dealership and Chevrolet Customer Service to get my car fixed for things that should have been resolved before I ever bought the vehicle. I have never had so many issues in 4 months of owning a car than I have with this thing. I am pretty sure the transmission needs to be replaced because every "fix" the two dealerships have performed on it have not fixed the problem and it has actually gotten worse. I have noticed I am not the only one with the shifting issues but it has gotten to the point where I skip shifting into 2nd or 3rd gear anymore.

I will begin the process of finding another car to buy so I can get rid of this thing.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Trade it in for a new Dodge Challenger R/T like everyone else.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
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I will never own a Chrysler product. I refuse to grow a mullet and I like to keep the sleeves on my shirt so owning a Challenger would never work out. I would consider another Camaro because I really do like the car but this whole experience has just turned me off from wanting to own another of their vehicles.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Thats too bad. We've had other V6 M owners here with issues get the whole thing replaced and all is well. Its too bad they won't do the same for you.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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I will never own a Chrysler product. I refuse to grow a mullet and I like to keep the sleeves on my shirt so owning a Challenger would never work out. I would consider another Camaro because I really do like the car but this whole experience has just turned me off from wanting to own another of their vehicles.
You are left with Mustang or something Asian

There is a local that had GM and the dealership buy back his 2012 SS, because they coudln't fix his transmission. Poor guy had the car in the shop for 45 days and now has a new Colorado 4x4. Sorry to hear you are having issues. I've been lucky, over 33k miles and still going strong.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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The chances are that a new one won't have all the problems. Mine has 0 problems and it's 2 1/2 years old. I have the 1SS/RS with M6 and I love it. Actually my e-brake handle was going down hard but after installing the 4 gauge pack it stopped being hard, I think the carpet was getting caught on it before. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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I drove the Mustang and they just ride horribly and are uncomfortable inside to me. The Camaro fit me perfectly and I would love to have another one. I am going to start searching for one to see if I can find another M6 and before I buy it will have the car basically taken apart to see if there are any issues with it. I didn't realize I needed to do that with the one I bought but I guess it would have been the best idea.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #9
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You hate Mopars, and don't like the Mustang. You are stuck, then. Unless you want a POS rice burner.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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that was funny

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I will never own a Chrysler product. I refuse to grow a mullet and I like to keep the sleeves on my shirt so owning a Challenger would never work out......
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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Cause every one knows no other car models have lemons. I know it is frustrating but some times stuff happens. Ive had mine for over 2 years with only 1 minor issue that they fixed immediately. Later!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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You hate Mopars, and don't like the Mustang. You are stuck, then. Unless you want a POS rice burner.
Yeah, I have realized that. A ricer will never be allowed in my garage. I have started looking for another Camaro since I know there isn't a whole lot else to look at. The biggest thing I am looking for is a manual which has become like finding the holy grail.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #14
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get an auto..
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #15
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I will never own a Chrysler product. I refuse to grow a mullet and I like to keep the sleeves on my shirt so owning a Challenger would never work out. I would consider another Camaro because I really do like the car but this whole experience has just turned me off from wanting to own another of their vehicles.
Funny, that's what the mustang guys told me about camaro owners when I traded my 5.0 for my SS... Lol. Your a bit too opinionated about cars you have no clue about, judging by what you've said on just this thread...

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #16
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You are left with Mustang or something Asian
Which is worse?


lol jk mustang over import any day
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lol jk mustang over import any day
I'd buy an import before I bought a mustang...
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I will never own a Chrysler product. I refuse to grow a mullet and I like to keep the sleeves on my shirt so owning a Challenger would never work out. I would consider another Camaro because I really do like the car but this whole experience has just turned me off from wanting to own another of their vehicles.
Hate to tell you ,but the camaro is the king of the mullet cars. They even have a song about.

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I'd buy an import before I bought a mustang...
I would take my chances on another camaro before I bought an import.
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If only they still made the supra...
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #21
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I'm with you!
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #23
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there is always a lemon in every batch, sorry you landed one. Good luck with the next car. A ZL1?
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I have spent two months fighting with the dealership and Chevrolet Customer Service to get my car fixed for things that should have been resolved before I ever bought the vehicle. I have never had so many issues in 4 months of owning a car than I have with this thing. I am pretty sure the transmission needs to be replaced because every "fix" the two dealerships have performed on it have not fixed the problem and it has actually gotten worse. I have noticed I am not the only one with the shifting issues but it has gotten to the point where I skip shifting into 2nd or 3rd gear anymore.

I will begin the process of finding another car to buy so I can get rid of this thing.
wocampb:

I am so sorry you are having this trouble...truly. So many people in here love their Camaro's and have no issues with them at all. The thing that frightens me, for you, is that you might get to the point where you ban the Camaro all together, if you get frustrated enough.

Years ago, my family had a 1978 Ford Pinto Station Wagon (I actually learned how to drive on it) and due to it becoming such a piece of junk...we don't like Ford anymore. That's despite the fact...and I know I am on a Camaro forum...that cars like today's Ford Taurus can be very reliable vehicles. So I actually allowed one bad seed (the Pinto) to turn me off to an entire manufacturer.

I will always, and only, be a Chevrolet guy myself and because I like them so much, I really am hoping for a better resolution for you with your Camaro. I honestly wish you all the best.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #25
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I got rid of my pile of junk camaro and got a 07 mini copper s and a 07 Suzuki gsxr and couldn't be happier. It's such a better car in every way and so much more fun to drive. And not a problem in the 2 months I've owned it unlike 2 months into camaro ownership.
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