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Old 12-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #18
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I had horrible experiences in the first few months with 3 separate dings and dents. Made me very paranoid. LUCKILY they all came out, but I pay too damn much each month not to have a near perfect car without wear and tear. I also am very careful when I mod and only choose the very best/highest quality possible mods.

I don't have winter as an excuse...I live in Houston TX and I am a Camaro nerd/weirdo who doesn't daily drive it. I still love it very much! I guarantee I am just as happy as those of you who daily drive it and am VERY fortunate to have one right now in this economy!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #19
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Mine has been my DD since new back in July of 2010 at 12 miles. Now I'm at 42k and it pains me to see those miles rack up lol
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #20
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #21
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To each their own. I drive mine all year and love when it snows , Its ok when they do let it sit, makes a better car for me to buy when they sell it!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #22
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Its ok when they do let it sit, makes a better car for me to buy when they sell it!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #23
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It is my DD. I wouldn't have it any other way! Tooooo much fun to drive. Actually makes the drive to and from work enjoyable.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #24
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Have had mine for 2 years added over 100 rwhp and its a great garage ornament lol. Fact is I love driving it but not to work or Walmart or any place where people who don't have respect will be. There will be weeks in between when I drive it and not.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #25
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Fact is I love driving it but not to work or Walmart or any place where people who don't have respect will be.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #26
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Mine is a garage dweller too, however i'm not one of those guys that worry about how many miles i have on it though. I drive mine from my Va home to my NC home every now and then and it feels like good sex when i drive her! So far i have about 23,000 Miles on her and the majority are HWY Miles....i dont think thats really that bad for a May 2010 purchase!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #27
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As long as I'm not pushing snow with the front bumper, I'll be driving mine. I'm not "saving" the car for the next guy. With that said, I can understand storing the car when the roads are in bad shape. I considered keeping another car around as a daily driver. I just couldn't justify the extra expense.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #28
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Everybody is different; therefore, everybody will "care" for their possessions differently (my brother in-law and sister in-law buy new vehicles and between them and their kids, they have them trashed in a month i.e food wrappers all over, Pepsi spilled all over, stains from God knows what all over the upholstery, crayons ground into the carpet...oh well, it's just a car right?). My Dad always had a work car before he retired and kept the nice vehicles in the garage for a sunny day. I do the same. I work in the engineering dept. at a concrete plant. There is always concrete dust and other crap blowing around, so I don't drive it to work (I wish I could, but that stuff is nasty on paint). I look forward to nice weekends so I can take it out and enjoy it. I love driving this thing, it's a blast! There is just something in my brain that won't allow me to drive my car in adverse weather/conditions. I don't have any need to anyway. When I went to buy it, I told the saleman, "I not only want to buy that one, but I also need a DD. Sell me two cars.". His eyes lit up like a pinball machine (commission sales!). To each his own. Enjoy your cars.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #29
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #30
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I couldnt agree more! My Dad is the worlds worst, has a 2011 C6 with less than 1000 miles on it....I just dont get it.

My brother in law would beat that... although not a Corvette, he's got a Bimota Mantra 2 with about 30-ish miles on it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #31
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I don't drive any of mine here in MN winters.

Why? 1. because I don't have too (Have a f150)
2. Because snow tires or not, no Camaro is going through more than an inch or 2 of snow
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #32
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I don't drive any of mine here in MN winters.

Why? 1. because I don't have too (Have a f150)
2. Because snow tires or not, no Camaro is going through more than an inch or 2 of snow
Now you did it! A couple weeks back, a fracus erupted on here when I said there were better options for driving in the snow than a RWD Pony car. People came out of the woodwork to claim these cars are like Sherman Tanks in up to a foot of snow. To each his own, I just look at it as, "If you have enough money for a Camaro, you'd better have enough money for a FWD or a 4x4 to get through Northern USA winters.". Priorities.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #33
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I've driven plenty of rwd cars in the snow, have done a few amazing bat-turns and recovered, and have managed to avoid most idiots who don't have a clue how to drive in the snow. The one time I did get caught in a freak snowstorm it dropped about six inches of very wet, heavy sloppy snow. The Camaro handled waaaaay better than any of those other rwd sleds I will have to agree.
However, I store it from Nov to nearly April due to the fact that I have a 4x4 pickup I lovingly call "the untidy whitey" whose sole purpose is to take winter's abuse so Trigger don't have to. I have owned a single Chevrolet long enough to watch it go from great shape bodywise to rust-bucket on wheels due to the crappy mix of sand, salt and gravel they use on the roads and highways in eastern Washington.
The biggest issue though is other drivers. So many people just do not get how to drive in the snow and ice. We get all these morons from sunny states who think 4 or all wheel drive makes them invincible. They are flying along an icy highway going 65 and 70 and then realize "oh, I can't stop very quickly on this icy stuff..." Usually too late. I'd rather suck up my pride and store my Camaro and let the idiots who can't drive in the snow slam into my old pickup. A beater with a heater costs less than a good set of snow tires and wheels for the Camaro so I don't see a downside except for not being able to drive my cool car for a few months.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #34
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I couldnt agree more! My Dad is the worlds worst, has a 2011 C6 with less than 1000 miles on it....I just dont get it.
I don't get it either, I drive mine as long as there is no snow.
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