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Old 04-24-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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New guy with questions!

Hello everyone Just registered and I am looking to buy a Camaro v6 1LS trim in the very near future and I just had a few questions. From one short guy to another I am 5'6'' and I have driven nothing but small cars (2004 pt Cruiser, 2010 Kia Forte EX) This is going to be my very first "Larger car" and sports car and I just wanted to know what you guys thought about 1. the blind spots 2. do you feel like your driving a big car? 3. for someone that isnt used to having power behind the wheel what do you think about it? 4. now that you have purchased it do you regret having it? Or do you just love it? I have been given a really good quote of 24k OUT THE DOOR for a 2013 Camaro and I am ITCHING to pull the trigger just want to have some perspective and some concrete information. Thanks everyone!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Test drive one! You will not be disappointed. I love mine!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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Test drive one! You will not be disappointed. I love mine!
I have test driven one and I LOVED IT! I also just so happen to work for a used car dealership (a very large one hehe) and I get to drive them everyone once and awhile. But thought I would just get some insight from owners and see what they thought.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #4
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Blind spots can be an issue but i live with it and it doesn't bother me. I dont think it feels big at all, I LOVE the power and i don't regret it, i love it more and more everyday! I might look in to getting a used SS though, you will thank me later
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #5
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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Blind spots can be an issue but i live with it and it doesn't bother me. I dont think it feels big at all, I LOVE the power and i don't regret it, i love it more and more everyday! I might look in to getting a used SS though, you will thank me later

is there a way around the blind spots? or is it just something you get used to? lol thank you for the help btw! I do appreciate it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #7
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #8
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is there a way around the blind spots? or is it just something you get used to? lol thank you for the help btw! I do appreciate it!
I just mash on the gas and pray nobody's there haha just kidding, but no theres not much you can do!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:36 AM   #9
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #10
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NewCAMAROdude, CONGRATS on the 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, dad's, wive's, husband's, girlfriend's and boyfriend's here don't care....and take it easy.



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Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #12
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Hello everyone Just registered and I am looking to buy a Camaro v6 1LS trim in the very near future and I just had a few questions. From one short guy to another I am 5'6'' and I have driven nothing but small cars (2004 pt Cruiser, 2010 Kia Forte EX) This is going to be my very first "Larger car" and sports car and I just wanted to know what you guys thought about 1. the blind spots 2. do you feel like your driving a big car? 3. for someone that isnt used to having power behind the wheel what do you think about it? 4. now that you have purchased it do you regret having it? Or do you just love it? I have been given a really good quote of 24k OUT THE DOOR for a 2013 Camaro and I am ITCHING to pull the trigger just want to have some perspective and some concrete information. Thanks everyone!
Hi there NewCAMAROdude,

Very exciting news being in the market for a Camaro. It is a great vehicle. I recommend getting into a dealership for a test drive. I believe it's the best way to answer many of the questions you have. I can definitely help you out with that if you like. Please private message me your full name, number and zip code. I will then set you up with an appointment and you can take "the ride" you won't forget!

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #13
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I just mash on the gas and pray nobody's there haha just kidding, but no theres not much you can do!
That's what I do
In all honesty, I don't think the blind spots are that big of an issue
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #14
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Welcome to C5! You get used to the blind spots and small windows after driving it for awhile. I dont even notice any more and when I do its usually when I pull the car out of winter storage after not driving it for awhile. And I believe my car is worth every penny I am paying for it. I absolutly LOVE it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #15
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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Welcome, if your not sure about the car, test drive them. Or rent one for the weekend. As far as the price, shop different dealers. Good luck.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #17
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #18
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First - Welcome!

The blind spots do take a bit of getting used to but you can adjust your mirrors to overcome most of this. If you were trained to put your side mirrors in till you see the back of your car then you'll need to retrain your self & learn how to leave your mirrors out farther to see more of your sides.

As far as 'big' goes, I've owned some smaller fun cars; Miata, SLK, Corvette, Mustang, and granted the Camaro is big compared to those, but I'm used to driving SUV's so it's not that difficult to get used to.

IMO you won't regret the purchase. The v6 is a great engine & the 1LS is a great car - you are getting a blank canvas were your imagination is the only limitation. I would recommend getting a CAI, tint, MRT 2.0 Exhaust and wheels as your first mods - but that's just me. Do what you want.

Don't forget to post pics when you get it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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I'm new too but can offer some insight. The blind spots (to me) aren't a huge deal. I didn't have to get use to them as my other means of transportaion is a Hummer. I think you can adjust to what might be annoying VERY quickly in the Camaro.

Definitely go test drive one. My bet is they'll have a hard time pulling it getting it back as you'll probably have a vice grip on the steering wheel as you whisper "My Precious!!"
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:17 PM   #20
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Thank you everyone for your responses I really appreciate it. I have test driven it and I love it! I just wanted some insight from people that already have the car! I have made up my mind I will be getting one just gotta get it for the right price now! Thanks a bunch when the car is purchased I will post pics and begin the very new process for me for started to upgrade it! (:
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