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Old 02-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Red face Hi Everyone! Newbie here!

Hi everyone! I am Dee from Buffalo, NY - a very snowy Buffalo right now. I am not a stranger to a Camaro - we had a 67 and loved it. Throughout the years that followed, I never quite saw another one that I truly liked until the newer ones came out! Looking at a dealer ad online really grabbed me and I am going to test drive it tomorrow. It is a 2012 Camaro LS with a 6 speed (yes, I like standards!). I am really excited to look at it and drive it!

This forum is wonderful - I have been reading so many posts! Any advice for me for tomorrow? Anything I should be looking for or looking out for? It is my first time walking into a dealership. I always made private buys before.

Thank you all in advance for your help!

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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The price is right on it too and the mileage is very very low - last owner had it for 10 months. It's black and just gorgeous!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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During your test drive listen for any weird sounds coming from the transmission. I test drove one with 3000 miles on it and because it was not broken in correctly it had a very bad grinding when it shifted(automatic trans). If the price is right and it doesn't have the above mentioned problem then take it. You won't regret it. By the way welcome to the forums. If you do make that purchase be sure to check out the break-in procedure threads.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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Thank you! I will listen for that sound! Hoping I don't hear it! This one has 3200 miles on it so I am hoping that it was broken in correctly.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #6
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welcome a LS is great cuz u can strt from scratch and rly make it ur own mine is a LS and i dont regret it
here is the newest pic of my LS minus the new stripes i have yet to put on her cuz i still have to take these old ones off. since im goin to be re-striping her in a new style.

ull find a lot of cool new mods on here to blow all ur money on hehe but its worth it
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:03 AM   #7
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My advice?

You're sitting by two identicle black 1LS 2012s. The one in Buffalo has 3200 miles......another one near Rochester has 18000 miles.

Test drive the one with 3200. If it checks out and you like it, mention "maybe checking out " the other higher mile car. Create a sense of urgency on their end for a change.
Might be good for $$$ off the price tag of that low mile one. They've been sitting on that 3200 mile car since October.


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Old 02-09-2013, 01:12 AM   #8
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:51 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone! Awesome looking Camaros, by the way!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:33 AM   #10
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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Dee, welcome to the club. My advice on the purchase is not to fall for all the add ons they will offer during your moment of excitement. You can say i'll think about it, and consider them later. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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Thanks! I think I have some really good advice. I will test it out and see what I think. I'll also let them know as an aside that I have other camaros to test drive and consider and will get back to them. I'm not about to fall for all the add ons that I know they are going to try to get me to buy. My husband is going with me and he is a pretty tough customer to sell so I'm in good hands!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #13
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Excellent !

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #15
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Get a price in your head before you go in, look at a bunch of comparable cars online. You may find one with a few more miles, and a few more options for the same price.

But if you really want this one, figure out how much you want to/should spend and dont be afraid to walk away if they wont work with you. Trust me, there are more black LS's out there with low mileage.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #17
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Back from my test drive! It ran beautiful! No weird noises or anything unusual. It really responds! I have to get used to the clutch as the one in my Saturn is tired. We told them that we were looking at other cars including other camaros and they even brought the GM out to us. He said "What do I have to do to get you to sign for this car?" Hubby said, cool as can be "Give us a couple of days to think about it and test the other cars and we will let you know". I can tell you it was hard to keep the poker face on and not let a big ear to ear grin show as I drove it and stood in the dealership! It's the one - I haven't driven any other cars. Waiting to see how fast they start calling us. He offered to knock $1000.00 off so far. It has brand new BFGs on it and it handled just fine.

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Old 02-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #18
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"What do I have to do to get you to sign for this car?"
Fingers crossed for you two !
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #19
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Honestly the only thing it lacks is the halo headlights - but that is a minor thing! It just felt "right"!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #20
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I can tell you this much - those cars turn heads, that is for sure. This car is at a Dodge Dealership and was parked right next to a Challenger. I prefer the Camaro - didn't even look twice. One of my good friends has a new Mustang and took me for a ride in it. I didn't like it. I felt like I was sitting on the ground and trying to see over a dashboard that sat too high was awful. The Camaro is just right -perfect height! I didn't notice any issues with vision - I use the rear view mirrors at any rate so it will make no difference to me.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #21
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An aquaintance of mine in upper New York sells new and used Dodges at another dealership.
According to him, they often have a tough time selling late model stick Chevys off of their used car lot.
Must be a Dodge thing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #22
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:06 AM   #23
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Honestly the only thing it lacks is the halo headlights - but that is a minor thing! It just felt "right"!
tht can easily be fixed glad to hear it went well
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:32 AM   #24
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Thanks! Had a really hard time sleeping last night! Keeping fingers & toes crossed here!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #25
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Do you think the dealer will call us? How long do they usually wait? There was a sense of urgency on their part to get us to sign for the car while we were there. Still playing it cool at this end...but the waiting isn't easy!
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