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Old 05-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #18
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Unfortunately you're right. I am HATING my camaro purchase experience. I plopped down $20k 4 months ago and have received Sweet A all from everyone at GM and the dealer about my car.

Now what? Cables are melting? Brakes need weights to be balanced? Window indexing issues? Leaking trunks?

I know we're all Camaro entusiasts here but my THRILL at grabbing this puppy has long gone. I'll be test driving this week (Mustangs, Chargers, 300z's, and 1-2 others and if I find a car that fits me, I'm buying it and driving it to my dealer and demanding my money back. (Let me know if anyone wants pics)
Are you serious, these are not deal breakers. And you are acting like the other cars will be problem free, try going to other forums. ALL CARS HAVE ISSUES.

If it was not for the forums you would get your car in ignorant bliss.......learn to filter what you read, do not sweat it!
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #19
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Unfortunately you're right. I am HATING my camaro purchase experience. I plopped down $20k 4 months ago and have received Sweet A all from everyone at GM and the dealer about my car.

Now what? Cables are melting? Brakes need weights to be balanced? Window indexing issues? Leaking trunks?

I know we're all Camaro entusiasts here but my THRILL at grabbing this puppy has long gone. I'll be test driving this week (Mustangs, Chargers, 300z's, and 1-2 others and if I find a car that fits me, I'm buying it and driving it to my dealer and demanding my money back. (Let me know if anyone wants pics)
Think of the poor souls who are waiting to get a year old one to save some money
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #20
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Gang - Please don't get me wrong about the Camaro. Its great! If you want it, go for it.
You know that from time to time you'll find glitches in some cars, whether its first model year or the the last. So far considering the fact that there are a only handful of issues and GMs been on top of them this is pretty amazing.

Again, don't take my gremlins as reasons for re-considering your decisions. They aren't biggies, and could as easily have been on a Chally, Mustang, Bently, Lotus, etc.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #21
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Unfortunately you're right. I am HATING my camaro purchase experience. I plopped down $20k 4 months ago and have received Sweet A all from everyone at GM and the dealer about my car.

Now what? Cables are melting? Brakes need weights to be balanced? Window indexing issues? Leaking trunks?

I know we're all Camaro entusiasts here but my THRILL at grabbing this puppy has long gone. I'll be test driving this week (Mustangs, Chargers, 300z's, and 1-2 others and if I find a car that fits me, I'm buying it and driving it to my dealer and demanding my money back. (Let me know if anyone wants pics)
Cables - fixed within the first week of something happening
LMAO @ Brakes need Balanced...
Leaking TRUNK - that was a quality control issue were 1 person F'd up
First time I've heard of Window issue

How many problems have you had?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #22
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Unfortunately you're right. I am HATING my camaro purchase experience. I plopped down $20k 4 months ago and have received Sweet A all from everyone at GM and the dealer about my car.

Now what? Cables are melting? Brakes need weights to be balanced? Window indexing issues? Leaking trunks?

I know we're all Camaro entusiasts here but my THRILL at grabbing this puppy has long gone. I'll be test driving this week (Mustangs, Chargers, 300z's, and 1-2 others and if I find a car that fits me, I'm buying it and driving it to my dealer and demanding my money back. (Let me know if anyone wants pics)

One question, How will you be feeling the first time a 2010 Camaro pulls up next to you at a light?:(

Patience!!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #23
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The car is great, its everything and more than I was expecting. But, in the 5 days and 550 miles since I picked it up from the dealer I've had the following "gremlins" (not the AMC ones) creep up.

The trunk lid occasionally refuses to open. When using the inside trunk release (on the drivers side door) and both the remotes, it just makes a clicking noise for as long as you hold the open buttons down. Had to pull down the back seat, crawl into the trunk, pull the emergency trunk release lever and push up the trunk lid to get it opened. Almost happened again today, but after several times pushing the trunk release on the remote it opened. Tried it about 20 more times, no problem. Sprayed a bit of silcone spray on the lock/catch mechanism. (BTW there is no "key entry" for the trunk, only electromechanical). Will keep an eye on it and report back to you and if necessary the dealer (but have a feeling its one of those things where it will never happen at the dealer).

Yesterday after washing it, I opened both drivers side and passenger windows and then tried closing them. Drivers side kept going up half way and then cycling back down. Tried it several times, same thing. Checked so see if there was something blocking its travel in the tracks, nothing. Tried it again, same thing. Tried to push down on the window as it was going up to see if it was perhaps an overly sensitive safety feature and it went right up. No problem on the passenger side. NOTE: If there is safety feature to stop the window from going all the way up if there is resistance it doesn't work. Almost took my hand off!.

Yes I realize its new and a new model and there will be things like this and others that will come up. Thought I'd put this out there to see if others are having other "growing pains" with their cars.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #24
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:51 PM   #25
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GM's Ass is almost grass and they are counting on this car to be one of their saviors........don't you think they won't go out of their way to make things right if there is an issue? There are bound to be "issues" but I'm guessing (hoping) that they will bend over backwards to make things right.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:57 PM   #26
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This sucks. I am taking mine back and asking for a refund!!!! Mine, knock on wood has been great. 1300 miles and no problem other than the recall that was fixed the day the public found out and they gave us a $100 service voucher. The public loves it and people are still taking pictures of it in traffic. It is a celebrity anywhere we go. IBM 2SS Auto.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #27
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The trunk lid occasionally refuses to open. When using the inside trunk release (on the drivers side door) and both the remotes, it just makes a clicking noise for as long as you hold the open buttons down. Had to pull down the back seat, crawl into the trunk, pull the emergency trunk release lever and push up the trunk lid to get it opened. Almost happened again today, but after several times pushing the trunk release on the remote it opened. Tried it about 20 more times, no problem. Sprayed a bit of silcone spray on the lock/catch mechanism. (BTW there is no "key entry" for the trunk, only electromechanical). Will keep an eye on it and report back to you and if necessary the dealer (but have a feeling its one of those things where it will never happen at the dealer).
That was happening to the dealer car at the dealership I am getting my Camaro from. All they had to do is a small adjustment to the trunk latch.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #28
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It doesn't matter how good something is, there are always going to be spoiled children expecting the entire world to revolve around them, and that every little issue they hear bout is gospel and WILL happen to them and someone is going to wipe their nose for them. Sheesh! Grow a pair already.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:15 PM   #29
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If you ask me this apply to all cars. The first year after many model has been redesigned is a must wait to avoid problems and to let the manufacturer fix problems like the ones posted by the OP. 2011 Camaro for the win. Hopefully bug free.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:28 PM   #30
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Like owner sites for any vehicle, we'll end up with a full section listing recalls and glitches with the cars. It's bound to happen.. especially with a fresh new model!

Considering also that this really is a new car. Not just a revamp like Ford did with the Mustang. But everything's new! So I really wouldn't be suprised if it took a bit to work out the kinks.

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:43 PM   #31
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If you ask me this apply to all cars. The first year after many model has been redesigned is a must wait to avoid problems and to let the manufacturer fix problems like the ones posted by the OP. 2011 Camaro for the win. Hopefully bug free.
This will be my 5th new car and none of them have been "bug free". Any car built at any time can have a problum. Most will have somekind of problum. Most will be small and no big deal in my mind. This is a mechine and mechines break. This car was also built by people, people are not perfect. GM has and will, IMO, do whatever they can to give us the best car that they can.
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That was happening to the dealer car at the dealership I am getting my Camaro from. All they had to do is a small adjustment to the trunk latch.
Thanks Top, as I thought these are minor adjustment issues.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #33
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Hate to say this but...I'd never buy a Camaro when it first comes it..too many problems wrong..I'd wait a year.
Not to be an ass but, how would you know?
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:41 AM   #34
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question...have you checked the weatherstripping? That used to happen all the time with my mustang...With the weather we have been having it tends to get sticky and holds down the lid and it locks again before raising up. Try putting a little electricians lube or Vasoline on the weatherstripping...not so much that whatever your putting in the trunk is going to get covered in it and then try it again...
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