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Old 06-21-2009, 03:04 PM   #26
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I would keep the Low Vin# car and have the body shop repaint it and throw in some painted rally stripes...


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I bought a 08 saturn vue and I sh** you not I had it back within the first year 15x. Sometimes for the same issue,sometimes to correct the problem they caused by trying to repair it. :
Wouldn't that have fallen under the lemon law that states if you need the same repair 3 times they need to replace the product at no cost to you?

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I would tell them that if the car is going to be repainted at their expense that you want to pick a custom paint shop to do it right. :
If the repaint has to be done by GM shop, maybe get some metal flake thrown in as well as painted stripes.

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There is no way it's rusting unless someone scraped up the metal. It's galvanized.

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And isn't the hood aluminum?

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Keep the car and have it repainted. I can always replace the paint, but never the low vin number. Besides, if you get it repainted, it will be in your hands alot faster then waiting for another order. Alos think that your order will be a vin in the range of #15000 +. Stick with the low vin.
Much closer to 24,000 than 15K
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I would keep the low vin it that is important to you. If you get involved in a frnder bender accident what are you going to do? Get a whole new car? You get it repaired and repainted, I don't see the difference. I would not hold my breath on getting any custom paint job or anything additional. Good luck!
Get it painted by a GM shop. Get them to warranty the work.

30 years from now if low VIN 5th gens are worth money, it won't make any difference. Have you ever watched Meacum auto auctions? Many restored and repainted cars still go for insane $$$. I would keep the low VIN.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #27
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Those drips can be caused by brake fluid leaking from the car above it on the carrier. I would pass on it since paint damage like that can take a year or more to show. I don't think the VIN is that big of a deal, though. But you have to decide what is more important to you.

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #28
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MY CAR IS BLACK AND HAS RAIL DUST DAMAGE ON IT AS WELL LET YOUR DEALER KNOW AND THEY WILL FIX IT!
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:39 PM   #29
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #30
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A friend of mine who is possibly the most anal paint person on the planet (has multiple collectors cars, hes crazy with this stuff) saw a low vin black car and told me the paint on mine (13899) was 1000x better than the lower vin car he saw, so this seems to be an issue. Ive heard it a couple times here. IMHO, get another car, the issue seems to have been resolved.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:33 PM   #31
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Another point to consider since I am in a similar situation:

You get the car repainted and your dealer gives you a lifetime warranty on the paint, which is typical in the industry (GM will not give you a warranty on a dealer repair)

You move 6 months from now across country and have a fade issue with the paint. You would have to drive the car all the way back to the dealer for a repair or pay yourself.

Just giving some insight, as this is something I did not consider until recently. If you can get GM to honor a dealer repair let me know, because I am being told "NO".

GM will give you a 7 year on the paint, but if another dealer gauges the paint on a warranty issue, which they will, and know its been repainted = no warranty from GM

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #32
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #33
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I just noticed a couple of these spots on my Black 2SS Camaro. I've got one on the hood and one on the drivers door. You can't feel them, it actually looks like it's under the clear coat. On mine it looks like small spots that are lighter than the rest of the car. The one on the hood is about 1/8" in diameter, the one on the door is smaller.

I can't make up my mind whether or not I'm going to get them fixed. In one sense I feel like I'm being overly picky, but on the other hand the purchase of this car was a huge financial undertaking.

What would you guys do?

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Old 06-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #34
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it's so sad this is a reocurring theme. GM had a prime opportunity to get this right and they failed again. You can't say it's because it's a new car. I've owned 5 Toyotas and none of them had ANY issues, zero!!!! Make them get you a new car ASAP!!!! And bitch the whole time.
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Reocurring? Only because you want it to be.

I've received many PMs from actual owners that are tired of this BS. They got their cars, love them and have had no problems.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:49 PM   #35
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Not worth the low VIN, get the new car.
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Reocurring? Only because you want it to be.

I've received many PMs from actual owners that are tired of this BS. They got their cars, love them and have had no problems.
Number 3, I agree there are many - many new happy camaro owners.

But is is not how you take care of the cars without a problem, It is how GM takes care of the ones that do have a problem that creates true customer service excellence...
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #37
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:43 PM   #38
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Unless you are planning to keep it garaged for 30 years, and turn it into a real collector car, the low vin doesn't mean much. If you go to resell this car in the next few years with 80000 miles on it, then you won't get anymore for it because of the low vin. You also won't get any less because it has been repainted. If you can wait, get a new car, if you can't get it repainted. There arn't many pros/cons to either direction other than time. I would personally just get it repainted especially if you can get it custom! The low vin is more nostalgia.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:52 PM   #39
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Are you sure of this low of a VIN#? That sounds way too low for a car delivered in the middle of June. Mine was delivered June 17th and was over 10,000.

If it were me, I'd have them repaint the car and throw in some boot! Still a hard decision to make though.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #40
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:31 AM   #41
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:45 AM   #42
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it's so sad this is a reocurring theme. GM had a prime opportunity to get this right and they failed again. You can't say it's because it's a new car. I've owned 5 Toyotas and none of them had ANY issues, zero!!!! Make them get you a new car ASAP!!!! And bitch the whole time.
wow...im assuming you didnt pre-order your toyotas, and that you probably bought htem off the lot. so how do you know that there werent issues when they arrived?
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #44
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Originally I wasn't going to allow the dealer to wash the car so I would be the first to do so.. However there is no way that is going to happen after reading this. I'm really going to have to inspect the car with a fine toothed comb before signing it away..
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Are you sure of this low of a VIN#? That sounds way too low for a car delivered in the middle of June. Mine was delivered June 17th and was over 10,000.

If it were me, I'd have them repaint the car and throw in some boot! Still a hard decision to make though.
where have you been?

first ~2500 vins were held up for like 2-3 months.......... #1691 was picked up about 10 days ago
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Here is a good one... not a Camaro but...

I bought a brand new 2007 black Corvette in March 2007. Took delivery on a rainy night b/c was too excited to wait till the next day and have them detail it. I took it home, put it in the garage and washed it myself only to find the ENTIRE car covered in overspray. Not a little bit, a ton of it. All body panels, windows, lights, everywhere.
Wow I thought I had it bad with my Z. I had it 4 times to the dealer because it was leaking from all 4 corners of the hardtop, they even had to replace the windshield. Any car no matter what brand can be a crapshoot, just gotta roll with the punches.
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I just noticed a couple of these spots on my Black 2SS Camaro. I've got one on the hood and one on the drivers door. You can't feel them, it actually looks like it's under the clear coat. On mine it looks like small spots that are lighter than the rest of the car. The one on the hood is about 1/8" in diameter, the one on the door is smaller.

I can't make up my mind whether or not I'm going to get them fixed. In one sense I feel like I'm being overly picky, but on the other hand the purchase of this car was a huge financial undertaking.

What would you guys do?

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I thought my blemishes were under the clearcoat... but then.... while applying Zaino..... the polish would leave a "comet-trail" when I passed over the spots.

So I attacked them with Z-AIO (wich has a mild abrasive)...... with no luck.

Keep in mind that these are small spots (~1/8" diamater) that you dont see the first time you look over the car. The only people that noticed mine was me and my freind that works in an auto-body shop that is doing some work for me.

They do get annoying ..... seeing them while appliing each coat of Zaino.... b/c I get at about every possible view angle from the paint when I am polishing the car
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where have you been?

first ~2500 vins were held up for like 2-3 months.......... #1691 was picked up about 10 days ago
Oh forgive me if I haven't been exactly watching the "low vin# hold up" threads............I've been out driving my Camaro!

Hope you get your GFX fixed soon though, it might take the edge off.
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Oh forgive me if I haven't been exactly watching the "low vin# hold up" threads............I've been out driving my Camaro!

Hope you get yours soon though, it might take the edge off.
again.... #1691 (mine) was picked up about 10 days ago

the edge is off.... just thought Area 51 (Pontiac, MI) was common knowledge around here
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again.... #1691 was picked up about 10 days ago

the edge is off.... just thought Area 51 (Pontiac, MI) was common knowledge
I know what you meant.

But I meant your GFX parts!
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