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Old 04-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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What's up - new owner

Here I am….

Well, 2 years after looking and driving a $42k Camaro SS, my wife finally made a compromise. I could keep most of my toys but the new Camaro would have to be toned back.
My kids are 3, 8, 11, and 15 and the last 23 years of 2-seaters is over. “If you want a new car it has to have a backseat and your budget is $22k” I had her cornered wink wink

Test drove the new Toyota FR-S, really cool car and met the backseat requirement ready to sign for 27k, she was willing, but wanted me to shop around…Little did my wife know I had already arranged looking at a 2011 Camaro with a dealer who had it for 22k

It had everything I needed, Exhaust was going to be coming out, so were the wheels and tires. Radio? Who needs high end.. I spent 10 years 133k miles in a convertible with magnaflows and a header….All I need is a daily driver that looked good and ran great, cheap money to leave me room for the upgrades I WANT.

I basically drive from Daytona to Orlando every day and needed decent gas mileage an automatic because of the ridiculous traffic and something that felt good with me in it.

My wife and kids were buyers at 22k on that used car, but the dealer offered me basically the same car NEW 2013 for $25k after rebates and blah blah blah…..She drove it first, fell in love and we took delivery Saturday after a free window tint and detail. No decals, no stripes just black outside, black inside and the heritage steels (which I actually like)……

First day got me 32mpg average, but that dam right foot can’t resist and I am settled after 4 days around 26mpg……Love this car. Don't need bells and whistles. kids are happy, the wife is happy

In the last 26 years I have owned and modified a black 1979 350/4sp (my first car), 1989 MR2 SuperCharged, and then the mr2’s in my sig..My 1993 is sale pending today.

I auto-crossed for 10 years, with a lot of trophy's on the wall. I love to modify the crap out of everything, I can’t wait to get started. Read thru some posts for decent suppliers for the things I will be doing, looks like a great bunch of people here.

-Marc

Ps. With a crap load of posts on the mr2 boards this is the LONGEST I have ever done, but I am excited. Posts will shorten, promise.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Hhhhmmm...shoulda got a 'vert. Naaah...just kidding. Congrats on your new Camaro!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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Congrats! I love the steelies too. I was sad to see them get discontinued for 2014.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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If you love the steelies, I have a free set for you! Lug nuts, trim rings, center caps, everything. Can't ship, though, the boxes my new wheels came in are pretty beat up.

Anyway, OP, welcome. You'll love that car. Very well built.

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Old 04-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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If you love the steelies, I have a free set for you! Lug nuts, trim rings, center caps, everything. Can't ship, though, the boxes my new wheels came in are pretty beat up.

Anyway, OP, welcome. You'll love that car. Very well built.

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That's a very generous offer. I don't have a use for them as I'm driving a fourth gen waiting for a 2014 1LE. There's a giveaway thread on here somewhere and you shouldn't have any problem giving them away.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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congrats enjoy !!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #13
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #15
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First day got me 32mpg average, but that dam right foot can’t resist and I am settled after 4 days around 26mpg……Love this car. Don't need bells and whistles. kids are happy, the wife is happy
Welcome! Not bad MPGs - I've had mine almost a year and still not seeing that good of mileage (close, but not that good).

Now, lets discuss the next steps. What mods are planned and how you gonna slide them by the wifey?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #16
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone...135 viewing the forums at 8:42am.....Holy crap.

"My album" has lots of pics in it..
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2013..Elite catch can, Blastin' Bob's fat pipes, CAI, GM front, Razzi sides, Stillen rear, T-REX grill, stripes, paint, LEDs,
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #18
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VISIT MY GARAGE..setting that up was PITA
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NOW GARAGED
1993 flash red t-top MR2..way too many mods
NOW GARAGED
2013..Elite catch can, Blastin' Bob's fat pipes, CAI, GM front, Razzi sides, Stillen rear, T-REX grill, stripes, paint, LEDs,
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #19
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Marc, CONGRATS on the new ride, and Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in it...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's, wive's, husbands, girlfirends and boyfriends here don't care....and take it easy.



oh...btw....every once in a while a food fight breaks out...so you may not want to wear nice clothes here.

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #20
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Man, that black looks good! Congratulations!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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Welcome!! Congrats on the new purchase...now join us on the FL forum:
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #22
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