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Old 03-27-2008, 03:08 PM   #18
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Talk to 3Whiterag. I assume you are talking about the one at GM Powertrain in St Catherines?
just seen his sticky. ill be going there with my dad sounded like a great show last year.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:11 PM   #19
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Here I am! You can register online at www.gmpowertrain.ca It is sent directly to me at work!
There is also the Ontario Camaro Club show in St. Catharines in June which is for strickly Camaros. You can find info on that at www.ontariocamaroclub.com I have been a member of that club for 19 of its 20 years.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:44 PM   #20
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Hey fellow Canucks,
I'm 22yrs old, born and raised on a farm in good ol' Sask (please, go easy on the jokes). Graduated from University of Alberta in '07 with a degree in Mining Engineering. Currently living in Saskatoon and working at the mines in northern Sask as well as on the farm during my weeks out.....trying to make time go by as quickly as possible for the next year, and make as much cash as possible!!!! I've driven my 2000 sunfire since I graduated high school in '03 so the upgrade will be a welcome one. I'll probably still keep "old reliable" though, for winter driving and such.

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Old 03-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #21
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Why would we make fun of Saskatchewan? There is nothing to make fun of, litterally. There's nothing there.

seriously though, how's the sunfire in terms of maintenance and such? I'm thinking of getting a cav from 2000 or 2001. basically the same car though, don't want a sunfire because I can't figure out what looks worse, ones with the spoiler or the ones without.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:49 PM   #22
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Why would we make fun of Saskatchewan? There is nothing to make fun of, litterally. There's nothing there.

seriously though, how's the sunfire in terms of maintenance and such? I'm thinking of getting a cav from 2000 or 2001. basically the same car though, don't want a sunfire because I can't figure out what looks worse, ones with the spoiler or the ones without.

Haha, yeah, true, we've got nothing........except for the 2007 Grey Cup Champs (it's a big deal here, at least let me have something )

I personally haven't had any problems with mine, although I should point out that it's not exactly high mileage, only about 130k, but I drive it pretty hard. It's the stripper version SE with a 2.2, I've basically just bought a set of tires, brakes and a battery(my bro left the lights on and it never fully recovered) in the 5 years I've had it, that's it!! The head gasket is leaking a bit but I think I've read somewhere that is common with these cars, but will still need replacing, other than that it runs solid, auto tranny stills shifts good, keeps me cool in the summer, warm in the winter, insurance is cheap here, so it hasn't really failed me yet. Won't win any races but it will get you where you're going fairly cheaply until you've got enough for the Big Dog Camaro. My fuel mileage isn't the greatest, but I'm usually going 130+ and it's revving up around 3k. It'll easily do 30mpg if you drive it right (but we're engineers so fuel mileage doesn't really matter )
Mine is black with the little spoiler in the back, i think it looks alright, but then again I am a flatlander so I may have a skewed view of the world
My brother has an '01 Alero V6, that's a pretty fun car!!! albeit a little more expensive in the maintenance and tire dept but it goes like stink!!!

It's been kinda funny though, a bunch of guys in my uni grad class bought new vehicles(one guy got a brand new lexus is250, another got a new mazda6) so they give me a hard time about still owning the pontiac, but the old addage 'good things come to those who wait' will definitley hold true next year

Hope some of that helped you out.

BTW, you get your ring yet???
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #23
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Haha, yeah, true, we've got nothing........except for the 2007 Grey Cup Champs (it's a big deal here, at least let me have something )

I personally haven't had any problems with mine, although I should point out that it's not exactly high mileage, only about 130k, but I drive it pretty hard. It's the stripper version SE with a 2.2, I've basically just bought a set of tires, brakes and a battery(my bro left the lights on and it never fully recovered) in the 5 years I've had it, that's it!! The head gasket is leaking a bit but I think I've read somewhere that is common with these cars, but will still need replacing, other than that it runs solid, auto tranny stills shifts good, keeps me cool in the summer, warm in the winter, insurance is cheap here, so it hasn't really failed me yet. Won't win any races but it will get you where you're going fairly cheaply until you've got enough for the Big Dog Camaro. My fuel mileage isn't the greatest, but I'm usually going 130+ and it's revving up around 3k. It'll easily do 30mpg if you drive it right (but we're engineers so fuel mileage doesn't really matter )
Mine is black with the little spoiler in the back, i think it looks alright, but then again I am a flatlander so I may have a skewed view of the world
My brother has an '01 Alero V6, that's a pretty fun car!!! albeit a little more expensive in the maintenance and tire dept but it goes like stink!!!

It's been kinda funny though, a bunch of guys in my uni grad class bought new vehicles(one guy got a brand new lexus is250, another got a new mazda6) so they give me a hard time about still owning the pontiac, but the old addage 'good things come to those who wait' will definitley hold true next year

Hope some of that helped you out.

BTW, you get your ring yet???
Helps out alot. Its funny you should mention the Alero V6 both it and its twin, the Grand Am, are also on my list. And I got my ring a couple weeks ago. I hardly notice it now.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #24
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Hey fellow Canucks,
I'm 22yrs old, born and raised on a farm in good ol' Sask (please, go easy on the jokes). Graduated from University of Alberta in '07 with a degree in Mining Engineering. Currently living in Saskatoon and working at the mines in northern Sask as well as on the farm during my weeks out.....trying to make time go by as quickly as possible for the next year, and make as much cash as possible!!!! I've driven my 2000 sunfire since I graduated high school in '03 so the upgrade will be a welcome one. I'll probably still keep "old reliable" though, for winter driving and such.

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I know you're not from there, but I drove through Regina a few years ago on my drive from Edmonton to Montreal. I thought it was a beautiful city. I love that main street with the huge old oak trees on either side. Also, the provincial buildings were among the nicest I've seen in this country. I don't think I'd mind living anywhere in Sask...the ppl seemed so nice.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:50 PM   #25
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Regina is pretty nice, the trees do add alot, and the legislative buildings are very nice!! I've always liked Saskatoon a little more though, a little cleaner and more open in my opinion. But most of us are nice to everyone, must be a small town thing. Maybe a little too nict, I know it takes a lot for somebody to tick me off anyways.
A bunch of our grad class was fortunate enough to go to Montreal last year for "Mining GAmes", which is a competition between about 10 universities, its our way of seeing which one is the best(and yes, we won). I've been out there a few times and I like everything about Montreal.......except for their drivers, they are NUTS!!!!! Canadiens are my #1 team, I love the way they play hockey.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #26
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Regina is pretty nice, the trees do add alot, and the legislative buildings are very nice!! I've always liked Saskatoon a little more though, a little cleaner and more open in my opinion. But most of us are nice to everyone, must be a small town thing. Maybe a little too nict, I know it takes a lot for somebody to tick me off anyways.
A bunch of our grad class was fortunate enough to go to Montreal last year for "Mining GAmes", which is a competition between about 10 universities, its our way of seeing which one is the best(and yes, we won). I've been out there a few times and I like everything about Montreal.......except for their drivers, they are NUTS!!!!! Canadiens are my #1 team, I love the way they play hockey.
Yes, we're crazy drivers, but we're skilled at being crazy...not like Toronto, where they're just crazy...(yes I said it, and I've lived here for a year so my opinion is informed!). I do have to say its not everyone, probably not the kinds of guys on a Camaro forum...so calm down!

HABS all the way! Let's see how they do in the playoffs without Koivu, Streit, Boullion and Komisarek maybe. We had such a great and healthy season and now all these injuries to our top players with 3 games left! Anyway..they'll pull through! Keep the faith!

My gf's bro just got accepted into mining engineering at McGill...he's pretty excited about the possibility of a work stage in Australia...not to mention the tons of cash he'll be making in just 4 short years!
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I disagree with the statement that drivers in Toronto are crazy. Most bad drivers in Toronto are just stupid. I've lived in the area all my life, and while some are crazy, many are just plain stupid. The distinction is important because its possible to sometimes excuse someone for being crazy, there are few excuses for stupid.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:13 AM   #28
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I disagree with the statement that drivers in Toronto are crazy. Most bad drivers in Toronto are just stupid. I've lived in the area all my life, and while some are crazy, many are just plain stupid. The distinction is important because its possible to sometimes excuse someone for being crazy, there are few excuses for stupid.
so true...i revoke the word 'crazy' from my statement and replace it with 'stupid'

A few weeks ago on a Sunday evening I was driving from Mississauga back to my place downtown near Yonge and Bloor...I saw three accidents parked on the shoulder of the 401. The first was someone who had changed lanes without checking his blind spot judging by the dent along the driverside door of the other car. The second was a guy who decided too late that he was going to take the exit and smashed into the divider between the collector and the expressway. The third accident, somone had rammed the back end of another car...I'm assuming this was a result of tailgaiting, something Toronto is notorious for and drives me absolutely crazy! I couldn't believe it...you'd never see that in Montreal. The worst is that these morons tie up traffic for hours on a daily basis!
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See, to me that stuff is normal. 3 is pretty bad, especially on a sunday evening. But as for the tailgaters, it is way too common. If people left more space there wouldn't be as many trafic issues. you wouldn't have to cut other cars off because there is space. they don't have to slow down to make room. you can let off the gas to slow down rather than hit the brakes. so many little things. But there is the mentality that "if i don't follow close, then someone will get home before me". I never knew what real highway driving was like until this past summer. drove out to ottawa, there were times when I was the only car that I could see, 3 lanes each way. nobody behind me, nobody in front, and nobody coming in the other lane. it was crazy. While up there, there was no 'rush hour'. cars let you in, drove near the limit -at 5 pm on the highway, on a weekday. It was nice.
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DG - You actually live in Camaro town? You are the man on the inside, any pics, parts, plant lot when production starts, plant tours with photos would be greatly appreciated!
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i am in oshawa, but I won't be around to see a camaro roll off the line. I'm done school in a month. though I might just take a trip back in october just to see one. Home is about 2 hours from here, kinda close to Buffalo NY. If you want insider stuff, talk to 80Zedder. He works at the plant.
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If you want insider stuff, talk to 80Zedder. He works at the plant.
Maybe he won't be for long if he spills insider stuff.






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Congrats on the degree.
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crazz28,

Congrats on the degree.
I predict plenty of coin in your future to spend on Camaro's
That is true, graduated with ZERO debt thanks to my work terms and some cash the parents saved up since I was born(but I only took as much as I needed for first year) Hoping to go in a year from now and say "I want that one in black, here's the cheque"

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My gf's bro just got accepted into mining engineering at McGill...he's pretty excited about the possibility of a work stage in Australia...not to mention the tons of cash he'll be making in just 4 short years!
Yeah, Australia is nuts, 2 people I graduated with went over there. But it's not my style, way way way too hot and no winter sports and without them, I don't see a point to living PM me if he's curious about something, I'll see what I can do.
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It does't need to be off limits stuff...I'm a native Floridian, but for 8 long years I lived in Northern Vermont and travelled 2 hours north of Montreal because my ex-wife lived there with my kids.

I used to drive by the F-body plant everytime and there was always a sea of Camaros and Firebirds. Quite a sight! I was just thinking I'd love to see a picture of a sea of new Camaros
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