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Old 07-03-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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Got her wet yet?

I looked at the weather forcast this morning and they are giving between 20 and 60% chance of rain thru next week!! I know there is no way I can go that long without driving her . So... I walked out, got in her and drove to work. Now Im wanting to check the weather forcast on the computer every 5 minutes!!!. So ... I want to know,how many of you out there drive your Z in the rain. Do you do it all the time, or have you just been caught in it. What happens? Do the tires melt? Does the engine blow up? Does the paint chip off with every drop that hits it? I know some of you are going to say,"It gets wet when you wash it". But we all know thats not the same!! Let me hear from all you "Z" owners... Before I go crazy!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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well that title sounds dirty...
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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The mother ****er transforms into an autobot and gets the hell out of the rain. Duh.


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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well that title sounds dirty...
It all depends where your mind is!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
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I've had mine since mid April and it's not my DD, so its only driven when the forecast doesnt show rain. I'm sure it would handle ok in wet conditions from the videos I've seen. Both of my cars are black, and the Camaro is easier to keep clean if I'm just removing dust. I also don't drive it when I know I'm going somewhere parking might be an issue. I also wonder how well the Goodyear tires will handle in the rain after they get worn in a little.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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I've had mine since mid April and it's not my DD, so its only driven when the forecast doesnt show rain. I'm sure it would handle ok in wet conditions from the videos I've seen. Both of my cars are black, and the Camaro is easier to keep clean if I'm just removing dust. I also don't drive it when I know I'm going somewhere parking might be an issue. I also wonder how well the Goodyear tires will handle in the rain after they get worn in a little.
Mine is also not a daily driver but I still love driving it to work a few days a week. Its 20 miles one way so its not that many miles. My boss lets me park it by itself, close to the back of the building where there are windows so I can check on it from time to time during the day(I know that sounds bad!!). I know it sounds stupid to treat a car this way, but I dont really care how it sounds. My car might not be special or be worth that much to most people, but it is to me!! Thanks for the reply!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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My Zl1 is my DD, I put it in my shop when it looks like it might hail but the rest of the time it is parked outside. So if it rains it gets wet.

So far it seems to still drive the same.

Hasn't melted yet!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #8
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I drove mine in a monster storm from Canada to New York about 4 hours , still intact
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:41 AM   #9
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My Zl1 is my DD, I put it in my shop when it looks like it might hail but the rest of the time it is parked outside. So if it rains it gets wet.

So far it seems to still drive the same.

Hasn't melted yet!
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I drove mine in a monster storm from Canada to New York about 4 hours , still intact

I should have been a little more clear in my post. I was kidding about it driving any different. I really wanted to know who is as anal as myself and does not want to drive their "Z" in the rain!!. Thanks for the replies!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:42 AM   #10
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We had a Tropical Storm here that lasted a week, and I still drove all my cars. Camaros in general drive awesome in the rain with no issues what so ever. Two weeks before that we took it on a six hour trip in the rain. We were doing 80 on the interstate in mode 1, and the car just hunkered down and drove like it was on rails.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #11
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I should have been a little more clear in my post. I was kidding about it driving any different. I really wanted to know who is as anal as myself and does not want to drive their "Z" in the rain!!. Thanks for the replies!!
I am very anal about this nothing sucks more than polishing up your car after a drive in the rain. you are not alone, im the same with my other car but i really dont have a choice since there are no t-tops in it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #12
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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Mine is also not a daily driver but I still love driving it to work a few days a week. Its 20 miles one way so its not that many miles. My boss lets me park it by itself, close to the back of the building where there are windows so I can check on it from time to time during the day(I know that sounds bad!!). I know it sounds stupid to treat a car this way, but I dont really care how it sounds. My car might not be special or be worth that much to most people, but it is to me!! Thanks for the reply!!
It's NOT stupid of you, it's smart. I can't understand how some people spend their hard-earned money on nice things and they do not want to keep them in tip-top condition (I'M VERY ANAL!!!). My car sits in the garage waiting for a nice, sunny weekend (bought April, 2011--has 3,000 miles). I'm in engineering at a precast concrete corp. and there are forklifts flying around the yard all day long making a dust storm. I'd love to drive my car there, but all that dust/grit...NO WAY!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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It's NOT stupid of you, it's smart. I can't understand how some people spend their hard-earned money on nice things and they do not want to keep them in tip-top condition (I'M VERY ANAL!!!). My car sits in the garage waiting for a nice, sunny weekend (bought April, 2011--has 3,000 miles). I'm in engineering at a precast concrete corp. and there are forklifts flying around the yard all day long making a dust storm. I'd love to drive my car there, but all that dust/grit...NO WAY!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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I drove in that monster storm near D.C. Friday night...
Dragged home a tree limb. I knew it would rain but I didn't think it'd be that bad




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Old 07-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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Eddie says "I ain't afraid of no rain"! He laughs at the weather. Wait until he get his first taste of snow.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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Dragged home a tree limb. I knew it would rain but I didn't think it'd be that bad




Glad there was no damage!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #19
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It's NOT stupid of you, it's smart. I can't understand how some people spend their hard-earned money on nice things and they do not want to keep them in tip-top condition (I'M VERY ANAL!!!). My car sits in the garage waiting for a nice, sunny weekend (bought April, 2011--has 3,000 miles). I'm in engineering at a precast concrete corp. and there are forklifts flying around the yard all day long making a dust storm. I'd love to drive my car there, but all that dust/grit...NO WAY!
But by that same logic I can't understand how people spend their hard-earned money on a car and then hardly drive it..
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But by that same logic I can't understand how people spend their hard-earned money on a car and then hardly drive it..


Mine got rained on during the drive home.
If rain is predicted I don't take it to work because I don't have to.

When I go to events, if it rains, it rains and I get wet.
I don't mind cleaning the top side of the car, that is easy.

It's cleaning the undercarriage that keeps me from driving in the rain more often.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #21
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Mine got rained on during the drive home.
If rain is predicted I don't take it to work because I don't have to.

When I go to events, if it rains, it rains and I get wet.
I don't mind cleaning the top side of the car, that is easy.

It's cleaning the undercarriage that keeps me from driving in the rain more often.
Im the same way. If you dont mind me asking,how do you clean under the car. I dont have a lift or access to one(boy it would be nice!!)
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #22
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I live in South Florida, the chance of rain is always 60%. The rainstorms come quick and leave quick.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #23
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But by that same logic I can't understand how people spend their hard-earned money on a car and then hardly drive it..
I can understand your point as well. Im not one of these people who buy a new car and put 1000miles on them in 5 years!!! I dont have to drive my car daily but Im also not going to let it sit for weeks on end and just drive it on Sat. I plan to put between 5 and 7 thousand miles on my Z a year. Bottom line: I didnt pay for anybodys car but mine. Ill drive mine the way I want, everyone else can do the same. Im just glad we all own camaros!!! This is an awesome site!! I think it makes me love my car even more(if thats possible)!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #24
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Drove home in the pouring rain straight from the dealership. I don't drive it now when it's raining but that's only because I'm too lazy to wash it afterwards lol.
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I should have been a little more clear in my post. I was kidding about it driving any different. I really wanted to know who is as anal as myself and does not want to drive their "Z" in the rain!!. Thanks for the replies!!
Just as anal here...and just as frustrated with the forecast.
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