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Old 05-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #51
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This is a good thread

I see both sides of this issue and I've been guilty of slipping into the impatient mode myself. I do feel that the pre-order process has been screwed up.

All that said, my reality check came when greenrail pointed out there are other more important issues in the world than obsessing about this car.

My money's been down since last July, car is built and has been in QC for three weeks now. Frustrating? You bet but I can still step back and count my blessings that I'm able to afford this car in the first place, still have a job to be able to pay for it when it does arrive and I have the health to be able to drive it!

Maybe more than patience what should be focused on here is PERSPECTIVE.

Thanks, greenrail, for reminding me to keep my priorities in perspective. I'm trading my funk for some rays of sunshine. (aka, instead of crying in my beer I'm gonna drink the whole six pack!! )
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:42 PM   #52
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Greenrail, you're mighty good at making a point! And pretty sharp for one of us old farts.



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Explain to me why someone who already has their car is telling others to be patient? Wouldn't this speech have more value coming from someone who doesn't have their car yet?
People's current leases are running out, people who ordered in March are getting their cars faster than people who preordered...don't try to tell people to be patient just because you're finished with the whole process.
I see you haven't changed a bit Stout. I'm not sayin' that's a bad thing. The problem is that nowadays too many people think they're a victim of one sort of unfair treatment or another. Too many think they're "special".



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I actually don't care when I get my car, but I feel for those that want their car now and were "duped" into preordering because when you ordered has zero effect on when your car comes.
Only the ignorant were duped, and that was solely their own fault. The informantion was out there to those who searched. Such as GM stating from the beginning that NO CARS were guaranteed of being delivered, EVER!
"Has zero effect on when your car comes?" Contraire, Mr. Stout, not to the hour or even day, but to nearly the exact month each of us would have predicted at the outset. Not bad in my estimation!
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:56 PM   #53
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I see both sides of this issue and I've been guilty of slipping into the impatient mode myself. I do feel that the pre-order process has been screwed up.

All that said, my reality check came when greenrail pointed out there are other more important issues in the world than obsessing about this car.

My money's been down since last July, car is built and has been in QC for three weeks now. Frustrating? You bet but I can still step back and count my blessings that I'm able to afford this car in the first place, still have a job to be able to pay for it when it does arrive and I have the health to be able to drive it!

Maybe more than patience what should be focused on here is PERSPECTIVE.

Thanks, greenrail, for reminding me to keep my priorities in perspective. I'm trading my funk for some rays of sunshine. (aka, instead of crying in my beer I'm gonna drink the whole six pack!! )

Heck, I'd be happy to buy the first round!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #54
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That was a great post! Thats also the same car I ordered which made it even better!
Good for you. No offense to GM, but even at my advanced age, I just couldn't see myself in a Buick. (Not that there is anything wrong with a Buick, I just can't even go there!
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #55
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Good for you. No offense to GM, but even at my advanced age, I just couldn't see myself in a Buick. (Not that there is anything wrong with a Buick, I just can't even go there!
I always felt as if the Camaro was one of those cars that didn't have an age group associated with it. I think muscle cars in general are that way. Buicks to me screams "I'm too old to have fun." Camaros for a young guy like me (25) says, "I respect American Muscle Tradition" and for an older guy it says, "Still feeling young, still having fun!."

My manager, who really convinced me to go Camaro (he didn't have to try hard trust me) was waiting to get himself a Vert Camaro in 2011. Yesterday a woman at work (in her mid 40s) told him he's too old for a Camaro. Now he doesn't want one. I said that was . But don't worry, I'll make him go Camaro once again.

Once again: Great thread.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #56
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Boy, that's sad. SHe was probably jealous.

My Lovely Bride and I are tickled to death with what we saw last night.

She's sure pretty!
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:03 PM   #57
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Hehe. My Fiancé is the same way. In the begining she wasn't for buying a Camaro. Now with everything I've showed her about the car and her finally being able to see the same model we preordered, she’s more excited than I am.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:05 PM   #58
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:15 PM   #59
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Nice post and congrats on your speedy order! It's people like you that remind me that I do sometimes like my job and not every customer that walks in is a complete jacka$$. Great choice in color combo by the way. That engine cover looks sick on the black car.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #60
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Nice post and congrats on your speedy order! It's people like you that remind me that I do sometimes like my job and not every customer that walks in is a complete jacka$$. Great choice in color combo by the way. That engine cover looks sick on the black car.
What is going to be a real kicker will be the ORange Rally Stripes. I can't wait for that.

Took me three days to decide that one.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:53 PM   #61
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Congrats and thanks for the positive attitude!
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:07 PM   #62
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Congrats and thanks for the positive attitude!
I try to br thid way as much as I can. Life has so many disappointments, it can be awful hard.

The way I look at it is, while this is in reality just a car, it is something pretty darn special to me. It wasn't easy keeping patient. But, I really believe, taht as the QC Cars are released, and production catches up with the pent up demand, there will be a heck of a lot of happy people out there.

One way or another, the Camaro is back. That is something really pretty nice.

Let's enjoy this as it unfolds. We may never have this opportunity again.

Of course I said that back in 1974 too! LOL
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:19 PM   #63
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very good "words of wisdom"...couldn't have said it better myself...i have felt all along that my car will be here when it is supposed to be here...
while i am extremely anxious to get it, i want to get it the way i ordered it, with nothing wrong with it, and when it is "my time to get it"...
i love this forum and all the support the members have for each other...
i feel like we are all "family" at this point, with a common goal and interest in our beloved Camaro5...
we are all helping each other through this experience and if we had all received our cars right away, we would never have had the chance to "meet" here and share our time and feelings with each other in "solidarity"...
and, you are right, we are ordering our cars EXACTLY the way WE want them, not just off the dealer's lot the way they came in...
after reading your comment about this being the 1st time you ordered a car with what YOU wanted, i realized myself that the last time i did that was when i custom ordered my beloved '76 Firebird!...
i had forgotten in all the yrs since then, every new car my husband and i bought was "as is", right off the dealer's lot...
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #64
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very good "words of wisdom"...couldn't have said it better myself...i have felt all along that my car will be here when it is supposed to be here...
while i am extremely anxious to get it, i want to get it the way i ordered it, with nothing wrong with it, and when it is "my time to get it"...
i love this forum and all the support the members have for each other...
i feel like we are all "family" at this point, with a common goal and interest in our beloved Camaro5...
we are all helping each other through this experience and if we had all received our cars right away, we would never have had the chance to "meet" here and share our time and feelings with each other in "solidarity"...
and, you are right, we are ordering our cars EXACTLY the way WE want them, not just off the dealer's lot the way they came in...
after reading your comment about this being the 1st time you ordered a car with what YOU wanted, i realized myself that the last time i did that was when i custom ordered my beloved '76 Firebird!...
i had forgotten in all the yrs since then, every new car my husband and i bought was "as is", right off the dealer's lot...
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:34 PM   #66
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I'm only 5 yrs behind ya and can totally identify....very similar story and sweetly supportive wife! Thanx
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:38 PM   #67
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I couldn't have said it better myself! CONGRATS! and Thank you!
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #68
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i agree with the poster, there is way to many spin doctors and unpaitent people. Yes you put down a deposit but you didnt pay full price, so its not your car yet. And alot goes into these. And you had to know the car wouldnt come right away. And you were insane if you thought preorders were all going to be made first.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #69
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and to add its not like the camaro is like any other car out there. My buddy ordered a F450 and these are not in high demand and it still took 6 weeks for delivery. Be patient its a very cool car but in the end its just the car.
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Friday is the big day for me here. Will have my new baby at home to be coddled and spoiled.

I have ordered the Orange Rally Stripes for innstallation and am waiting until I have all of my cash in hand for the downpayment. My dealer has been extremely supportive. THey are really good people.

I had a talk withthe owner last weekend. Basically, I related to him my story about contacting severral dealers early on and he was the only one not doing the gouge on his customers. Small town dealer with a Great Attitude!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:35 AM   #71
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #72
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Thanks. I did much the same. I would stop in to chat. Not bugging my guy here. What was funny, was he was telling me about another customer who ordered one.

Oh my goodness, it would be enough to drive one to drink. Every day, phone calls. But, I guess that is human nature.

It all stems from everyone's excitement about this car.

I don't need a gazilion horsepower, I don't need the fastest car on the street. I actually don't need this car. However, I love this car. I want this car. I am so glad my bride agreed to let me pursue this.

eitehr way, when I fire that baby up for my weekend cruising, I know I will be doing so with what Scott calls a "Permagrin!"
I don't NEED this car either! But like just about everyone on here, I want one! I think it's the coolest car out there. I'm 50 years old and never owned a sports car. And it's also great that your bride gave you full support. My fiancee won't! All I get is the "wait till next year when you have more money behind you. Don't trade in any of the cars (we have two) until they're paid off", blah blah. She may be right, but that's not what I want to hear right now!! LOL

Anyway, congrats on your car. The color combinations you've chosen are awesome.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #73
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Will add some photos of he car after the stripes have been added.

With my Bride's support, I wouldn't be at this point. She has been very supportive. We started talking about this car right after the 2006 NAIAS. I was that taken with he new design.

I am way too excited about this whole deal.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:02 AM   #74
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This is my first thread

Placed an order on 02/04/09
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Yes, I would say you are a little impatient.....A lot of us placed our orders in October and still don't have our car....mine was just built last week.....
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