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Old 09-01-2012, 02:51 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, 02:53 PM   #2
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pick it up....! no question.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:55 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, 03:00 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, 03:02 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, 03:09 PM   #6
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:10 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, 03:11 PM   #8
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Pick It UP. Trust no one!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:12 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, 03:14 PM   #10
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Thanks and yes I will go and pick it up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:20 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, 03:24 PM   #12
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pick it up .. dont let them drive it
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:56 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, 06:49 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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Old 09-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #15
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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.
Thanks I'll need it it
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #16
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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.
My salesman said he would drive it down he's around 25 or so
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
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I'd pick it up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #18
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Been there.
Went and picked it up! Best decision, after deciding to buy the car!
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #19
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Pick it up.
My car came from Sumter, SC.
I let the dealer deliver, thats 140 miles I will never get back.
Who knows what the driver was doing to the car.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #20
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By the time you get home you'll be an expert shifter. Pick it up.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #21
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If it's only 3 hours out you're better off picking it up. Gives you a chance to bond with the car and love it that much more.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #22
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Tell them you want it brought on a flatbed.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #23
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Let me know when and i can drive that B....home for you .
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #24
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The dealer I bought mine from delivered it, 1-1/2 hour drive. Two 70 something year old guys showed up with it. I threw them $20 a piece and saved myself a half day. Granted my car was used but the guys delivering your car aren't going to beat on it. It's up to you whether you want to take the maiden voyage or not.
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