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Old 09-01-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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To deliver or Not to deliver that is the ???

Okay so looking for opinions. Just purchased a 2013 Camaro 2SS M6. Dealership offered to drive the car 3hrs to my house should I let them deliver it and run the risk of some random guy running it to hard or should I just be safe and go and pick it up. I'll admit I'm not that great of driver when it comes to driving man. Trans. Being that this is my first M vehicle. What would you do?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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pick it up....! no question.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Go get it! I remember picking mine up and the smell of the new exhaust is something you can't get back...Don't risk someone screwing up ur new car
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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You will never get another chance to spend that amoung of time learning how to shift.

Also, before you take delivery, see if you can find a friend, a good friend, that can teach you how to shift with their car. Now, if you are a good friend, you will pony up on his clutch should you fry it. But you shouldn't. You can also ask the dealership to have someone there very experienced with a manual, hopefully with a Camaro, show you the ropes.

I have an automatic, L99, V8, and the last rig I had with a manual was a 1969 F-100 Ford pickup with a 390cu.in big block V8, and it was a 4 speed with a "creeper" gear. Jogging that memory now makes me realize why I was adament about an automatic, but there are times I do wish I went manual, but that is what the paddle shifters are for I guess.

Good luck, you can do it guy!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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Pick it up... my son recently learned a manual after about 1 1/2 hrs of practice.
If you have some experience already you'll be fine!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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Definitely pick up your new Camaro
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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Lol thanks for the comments, btw Iv been practicing on a friends 1992 Saturn. I'm sure it's not the same tho. Guy who works with me just purchased a 2012 v6 M6 hopefully he will let me give it a run.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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Pick It UP. Trust no one!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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i would pick it up my self. the guy will beat on it and congrats on your new car
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Thanks and yes I will go and pick it up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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Take your friend with stick experience along for the pick-up. He can give you the pointers, and take over if you still don't feel comfortable yet. At least you'll be in the car for the delivery. Don't let some slicked-down newbie dealer be the one to break-in (or down) your car...
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #12
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pick it up .. dont let them drive it
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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Lol thanks for the comments, btw Iv been practicing on a friends 1992 Saturn. I'm sure it's not the same tho. Guy who works with me just purchased a 2012 v6 M6 hopefully he will let me give it a run.
Stick is a stick is a stick, the principle is the same, just different feel. With practice, you'll be fine. Just make sure you're light on the throttle until you've become more confident. Good luck.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #14
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i would pick it up my self. the guy will beat on it and congrats on your new car
A lot of the guys that run transport are old dudes with nothing else to do. They get to drive a LOT of cars. They don't give two shits about a new Camaro any more than they do a Malibu.
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