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Old 06-06-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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I cancelled my CGM 2LT RS today...

Sorry guys...but I canceled my 2LT RS Camaro today...it really hurt me inside...but I did it for my own good. Waiting for the Camaro drove me nuts. I went from I cared less about going out as much as I do now but enjoy the Camaro to forget the Camaro and enjoy our lifestyle back and forth constantly.

If the Camaro WAS at the showroom...I would have had it. But again...waiting for it made me REALLY think about spending $800/month on it. I am a REALLY responsible guy for my age...so ALOT of thought went into my decision.

I got 0 debt...just to throw that out there. Last night at 3am in the morning driving down the 210-E driving home...I just told my wife...no more Camaro. It hurt her to see me turn down the Camaro...but I decided to do it.

I had to throw my shades on indoors as I walked outta the dealer with my head low. Hurt me that bad. But 1hr after I got my check back... I was alerted my CGM Camaro has a new owner.

No Camaro in the future for me so far. I might look into a G8 or a Brazen Orange GTO later on in the year when Pontiac liquidates their. Haven't made up my mind. Thanks for the help guys. This is an AWESOME site...I'm done. And NO...I am not blaming GM...just bad timing for me.

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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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that sucks man, wish you all the luck
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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Ah, that's roughhhhhh. Good luck getting one in the future. Now, because you waited, the camaro will be much improved when you get it, and there will be a z28 that you'll be able to afford because you didn't throw all of your money at the camaro right now. Just think of it that way...
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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That does suck, but I totally understand that responsibility comes first... Good luck in the future!
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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0 debt is a good thing.

Hopefully there is still a Camaro in your future
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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Good luck. If it doesn't work for me either, I'm building/ordering a mustang. I seen a Challenger in person(red)..sweet also..just too pricey, right now.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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Did someone else buy your car? Being able to sleep at night knowing that you haven't gone over your heard in debt is priceless. If you financed $33k at 72 months with 5% APR you would be looking at about $530/month.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:25 PM   #8
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that stinks
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:30 PM   #9
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Were you really that impatient where you just couldn't wait??-SAD

If you really can't afford it right now-understandable.

Either way-good luck.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:37 PM   #10
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No Camaro in the future for me so far. I might look into a G8 or a Brazen Orange GTO later on in the year when Pontiac liquidates their. Haven't made up my mind. Thanks for the help guys. This is an AWESOME site...I'm done. And NO...I am not blaming GM...just bad timing for me.

Batman out

I had a Braze Orange GTO and its an awesome color and you can pick one up around 15k. Not a bad deal but the Camaro with warranty is a better bet IMO. You can get a 1LT or 1LS to save money and add other items later. If your willing to wait like you state you are you can get a used Camaro..

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Old 06-07-2009, 12:01 AM   #11
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I'm truely sorry to see you go...

I hope you get the car you want some day. The BO GTO is a beautiful car.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:14 AM   #12
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No surprise. After all, you had it on order for a couple of months and the whole time you've been lamenting your decision and second guessing your patience. You probably made the dealers day because he no doubt sold the car to someone else for $5,000 over sticker. Best wishes to you.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:18 AM   #13
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THat is sad, I am sure you will kick yourself. Responsibility is great and all, but we have so little time with this life we are given........It is a shame to deny yourself of such a luxury!
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:27 AM   #14
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Dude im so sorry to hear this but you are wise and more responssible than I could ever be, wish you all the best and yes you did do the right thing.

There is no point in suffering financially just to show off a car every now and then. There are WAY more important things in life.

There is more to life than a car!
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:49 AM   #15
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Thats BULLSHIT man!

Wait until next year, then get it. Free your mind of the Camaro, save a few bucks and be patient. Next year there will be LT's on the lot.

I think you burned yourself out on the Camaro man. I did the same thing on the LS1's back in the day. Never got one :( I wish I did! I'm not f*cking around this time though. I'm holding out, saving $, fixing my finances, being patient.

Next spring we both can have the car....
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:22 AM   #16
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I'm gonna be commuting to college for at least two more years. I REALLY wanted to be driving the Camaro. Reading all those stories of how it turns you into an "instant rock star," how so many people were so pleased with it...I really wanted one so that I could have a real reason to be excited about life again. To have something to be proud of and look forward to driving and showing off.

But the same thing turned me off. Cost of ownership. Being locked into that decision for 5 years. Being just over broke for that long cuz of it. 800 a month is brutal. Yeah, I was pretty hurt too when I decided to move on.

But actually, now that I've had time to think about it, and after talking to a friend of mine who is a Chevy dealer, I'm really starting to feel better about it. My friend was telling me that they all were going to wait for at least two years to get one for a bunch of reasons. For one, there will be better financing then. Also, new appearence packages will pop up. But the biggest reason is that this is still the first year model of the 5th gens. You NEVER should buy a first year of a new gen model. Always try to wait at least two years if you can. Mainly for drivetrain issues to appear and be resolved. But with the Camaro you also got stuff like the HUD system appearing. Visibility issues being looked at. No pun intended.

New appearance packages, financing, first year issues resolved, HUD, safety/visibility improvements, MAYBE even better gas milege as well, and who knows what new features will pop up in the Camaro, it all adds up. Small things on their own, I know, but together, all these things might be worth it. I'm a beliver of "good things come to those who wait, unless dealing with an Apple product," and I'm sure over time you'll start to feel better about your decision too.

No worries man. You just keep on keeping on. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. You do whatever you feel is best, and your reward for waiting will be sweeter and feel worth it in the end.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 AM   #17
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Dude if its about the payment in Canada u can get loans with a balloon payment on the end of it that keeps the payments real low. A 35k loan is like $550 a month thats nothing for a 35k car. For 25k is would be like 250-300 thats a joke. U didnt explore all your options my friend. Having 0 debt is fine but getting debt and being responsible with it is a good thing. Its building your credit rating up which can be important. The stock market wiped out everyone's wealth 50% of more in the last 6 months. All these financial people telling us save your money put it into a stock mutual fund u will have x amount in 20 years etc what a joke that is . All that saving for what so u can make some rich guy richer.Enjoy your money go spoil yourself there are soo few pleasures in life why give up now.

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #18
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For one, there will be better financing then. You NEVER should buy a first year of a new gen model. Always try to wait at least two years if you can.
Two observations...

1. With massive government borrowing (as is taking place now) comes inflation. Inflation drives up interest rates. I have a 5% rate on my new Camaro. The odds that you'll ever see auto loan rates that low again are slim to none. I'm 41 and never have I seen them so low. You can rest assured, two years from now, you'll be lucky to get an auto loan at 8%.

2. Wait for two model years to pass and you have an out dated car in it's third year. The press will already be talking about the new Camaro to come since historically GM has freshened or reintroduced models every four-five years. The chance to be one of the first to own a car that so moves the American public doesn't come around very often. Seize the moment I say. You have a warranty if something does need repair. As for appearance packages, make your own. Customize your car now to suit your personality.

That said, I'm all for fiscal responsibility, so if you just can't afford it then say so and live with that. Anything beyond that statement is just rationalization my friend.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #19
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You're still very young, so this is a smart move. I have no worries in the future you will finally get your Camaro. See you down the line.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #20
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Did someone else buy your car?
Yes sir...already got a new owner.

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Old 06-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #21
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it's ok bro, you know what is best for you, and anytime you just wanna cruise in one, make your way down to San Antonio, TX the great Alamo City, and we will go cruising in my CGM 2LT/RS/AUTO and you can drive!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #22
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That's too bad.

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Old 06-08-2009, 05:18 PM   #23
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Maybe in a few years. You can buy a decent used 1.Hopefully I can do the same.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #24
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800 DOLLAR PAYMENTS!!!!!! No Way. I do not have the greatest credit in the world and I pay no where near that. I almost didn't get mine because I thought my payments and insurance would be to high. I was wrong. Dealership went to battle for me and got me in a car that I can afford and live life and be financially secure. Best Dealership I have ever been too. Oh and I Love being in that car. Glad I got it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:43 PM   #25
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I think most of us have had this internal battle.

Good luck man
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