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Old 05-02-2013, 01:27 AM   #26
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Very happy 2011 'vert owner here. Aside from the "wave" in the top, bilaterally and a loose-fitting brake reservoir cap which I had replaced under warranty last week, I've not had any problems of any kind, thus far. Very, very happy with my 2011 Camaro Convertible.
Same here, Baba. Born on 5/20/11, no problems except rear wind noise and Hurst emblem on shifter sticks out on pass. side. Oh and peeling tonneau vinyl. Heck, are those really problems? It's not like the sheriff's knocking on my door to take my house. Just worries me the top warranty runs out in a year and is prone to issues ...

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I hope I didn't overload you with too many pics.
Nope. Sweet ride, beautiful color!

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Beautiful chariot.

The V6 Mustang tops are vinyl. The V8 tops are cloth. (just FYI)
Thanks, Michael. Rented a V6 'stang vert a month ago, and was surprised to find the vinyl top - and no back window switches in the car. Maybe I'm just dyed in the wool GM (not a bad thing), but after that the car doesn't interest me. Also some controls blocked switches on the dash - like parts of the car's design were added later. There have been some Fords I like, though - early '70s LTD, late '80s Cougar/TBird & Taurus. Drove 'em all, imvho - decent in their day.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #27
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I want to thank everyone's, either positive or negative response. I'm the type of person who likes as much info as possible and based on that I formulate my own opinion. And, as I learned after +24 years USCG service, opinions are like belly buttons....everyone has one!
Because of these forums I took my vert to the local dealer to establish a first time relationship. I had them check out the top...no problems so far, and to investigate a mystery noise under the vehicle around the exhaust. (As a side note I never heard the "rattle" noise...thank you US Government for dampening my hearing capability....my wife is the one who insisted that it was there.) Because of these forums I went in knowing there was a TSB issued concerning this noise. I never mentioned the TSB knowledge but waited for them to figure it out and they did.
I'll pick the car up today if the streets stay dry.
If there is an issue after that, I'll go back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #28
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As a current Toyota owner, I know all about recalls, service bulletins and service problems. I worked at a Chrysler dealership in the 70's & 80's.... talk about poor quality control! I purchased a 2012 Camaro Conv. ex- rent-a-car with 13,000 miles on it. I expect problems to show up. No big deal to me. Cars are mass produced on an assembly line... there are going to be mistakes made during all aspects of manufacture, be it in design, engineerng, assembly,shipping......you get the point. I love my Camaro, inherent flaws and all. Kerry.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #29
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Rented a V6 'stang vert a month ago, and was surprised to find the vinyl top - and no back window switches in the car.
There's nothing worse in 21st Century automotive than a vinyl top.

Mustang convertible back-window switches are the side-window switches held down a little longer.
(just FYI, in case anyone else rents one )
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #30
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I want to thank everyone's, either positive or negative response. I'm the type of person who likes as much info as possible and based on that I formulate my own opinion. And, as I learned after +24 years USCG service, opinions are like belly buttons....everyone has one!
Because of these forums I took my vert to the local dealer to establish a first time relationship. I had them check out the top...no problems so far, and to investigate a mystery noise under the vehicle around the exhaust. (As a side note I never heard the "rattle" noise...thank you US Government for dampening my hearing capability....my wife is the one who insisted that it was there.) Because of these forums I went in knowing there was a TSB issued concerning this noise. I never mentioned the TSB knowledge but waited for them to figure it out and they did.
I'll pick the car up today if the streets stay dry.
If there is an issue after that, I'll go back.
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Good attitude you have there. Thanks for your service. My Son is in the Airforce. He's been in since 2001.
Out Camaro is now going on 11 months since we bought it and almost 12,000 miles now. The recently it has been wonderful top down driving weather. I keep a close eye on my top and so far nothing really to report other than a few wrinkles and creases. I would guess I have cycled the top close to 800 times now. Just be aware of where problems usually crop up first and look them over once a week or so...
Enjoy your Convertible. I know my wife and I have enjoyed ours.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #31
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I want to thank everyone's, either positive or negative response. I'm the type of person who likes as much info as possible and based on that I formulate my own opinion. And, as I learned after +24 years USCG service, opinions are like belly buttons....everyone has one!
Because of these forums I took my vert to the local dealer to establish a first time relationship. I had them check out the top...no problems so far, and to investigate a mystery noise under the vehicle around the exhaust. (As a side note I never heard the "rattle" noise...thank you US Government for dampening my hearing capability....my wife is the one who insisted that it was there.) Because of these forums I went in knowing there was a TSB issued concerning this noise. I never mentioned the TSB knowledge but waited for them to figure it out and they did.
I'll pick the car up today if the streets stay dry.
If there is an issue after that, I'll go back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #32
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Only had mine a month and see nothing to worry about. This forum has made me more vigilant though and I notice I don't have the steel tension cord. Had some heavy rain and no issues there yet either. Regardless I'm under warranty. I'm hoping it does crap out in a year or two so I can get all of the latest revisions. That said, a 47 thousand dollar car should not have these issues, period! I buy a lot of new cars and know my dealer wil stand up for any issues. I spent close to 90 grand there last month as I bought my wife an Equinox too.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #33
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Love that color, your car is awesome, the desert background really sets it off! I had a choice of two IBM verts, one with tan top and beige leather or the black and I opted for the black as it is more subtle with the IBM. But your tan top really works!

Have admired your car on other posts, almost thought of trading in for your color on a 2013, but doing the trade-in math nixed that deal! Perhaps a 2015 Vette in that color....

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Hi Tony,

Thanks - its Jewell Red and is no longer in production. Crystal Red is made now which is pretty close. I love the Vette idea too. Really wonderful cockpit. But the Camaro seems to fit me really well and the ride is just fantastic. I still get comments on the car.

I always have loved the beige tops. I almost got white with beige but opted for this one. Here's another picture.

Also, happy Mother's day to everyone! Take your mom out in your Camaro if you are still lucky enough to have her.

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #34
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Also, happy Mother's day to everyone! Take your mom out in your Camaro if you are still lucky enough to have her.
If you're lucky enough to have BOTH.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #35
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There's nothing worse in 21st Century automotive than a vinyl top.

Mustang convertible back-window switches are the side-window switches held down a little longer.
(just FYI, in case anyone else rents one )
Cool - thanks, Michael! I was surprised they would not put any in, goes to show I should have read the free manual. :-)
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #36
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Well in two days we will have had ours for 11 months. It turned over 12,000 miles yesterday while driving with the top down. I don't think that one month has gone by that I haven't gotten to put top down at least once. I have enjoyed every minute of top down driving. I don't let other people's top problems effect my use of this wonderful car. If something happens to the top in the next two years or 24,000 miles I will deal with it then...
Keep the top down and the smiles up and enjoy it!
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:20 AM   #37
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My 2013 2SS vert is at the dealer right now for the 5th bow, but I still love the car ...more so while it's still in it's warranty period.
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Hello Angrybird 12!

So happy to hear you are enjoying your vehicle! Love the pictures! It's a great looking vehicle. Please let us know if you ever have any questions. We are here to help!

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Well in two days we will have had ours for 11 months. It turned over 12,000 miles yesterday while driving with the top down. I don't think that one month has gone by that I haven't gotten to put top down at least once. I have enjoyed every minute of top down driving. I don't let other people's top problems effect my use of this wonderful car. If something happens to the top in the next two years or 24,000 miles I will deal with it then...
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:38 AM   #39
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Nothing to be afraid of if something goes wrong have it fixed. I had a crap load of top problems but stuck it out and glad I did!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #40
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Now I look at every convertible top, make and model not withstanding. I have seen the same conditions with Mustangs, and their tops seem to be much smaller in area. Point is, some tops are like new, others, not so much. Was at Dollar car rental the other day at the airport in Ohio, they had 6 Mustang convertibles in a row and 5 had perfect tops and one that looked like the cat crapped it out. ha.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #41
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6 weeks, 2400 miles, cycled maybe 60 or 70 times. Looks perfect. I wonder if climate has an effect. Here we are dry most of the year. Humidity never above 20% and usually under 10.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #42
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I am a service adviser at a large dealer in the Dallas area and the reality is other than a few tops I had to replace early on I rarely see issues with convertibles (or 5gens in general for that matter) I just picked up a 12 SS vert and other than the fact it's quiet as mouse and a turd power wise I love it. I have mine running and sounding right soon enough.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #43
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Well here we are over 12" above normal in rainfall this year and got 5" more today, it looked like sheets of rain pouring down for two hours. Ours has sat outside for over a year now and not leaked one drop. Humidity has nothing to do with it LOL.
Here is a Camaro coupe with a little water problem yesterday from local flooding
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:05 AM   #44
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Well here we are over 12" above normal in rainfall this year and got 5" more today, it looked like sheets of rain pouring down for two hours. Ours has sat outside for over a year now and not leaked one drop. Humidity has nothing to do with it LOL.
Here is a Camaro coupe with a little water problem yesterday from local flooding
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #45
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Me Too!

if I had read this forum first I would never by a convertible!

I believe it is a small percentage that are the loudest with problems.

I bought a 2011 vert. and have had no problems with top yet. (knock on wood).

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #46
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my build date was 1/12 and no problems here
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #47
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Well here we are over 12" above normal in rainfall this year and got 5" more today, it looked like sheets of rain pouring down for two hours. Ours has sat outside for over a year now and not leaked one drop. Humidity has nothing to do with it LOL.
Here is a Camaro coupe with a little water problem yesterday from local flooding
Wow, and here I was bummed because I got caught in a sudden rainstorm from hell yesterday less than 2 miles from home, with the top down. 93 today so it should be dried out by now, lol. Needed to be cleaned out anyway.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #48
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I wouldnt focus on the date....I cant imagine they just stopped using the older roof's they had in the warehouse no matter what they say...

Just keep an eye on it, since the early buyers have fought the good fight, the groundwork is in place. I took mine in with rub marks and they hardly even looked, just took it in and replaced it. so if they do show up its no hassle to get it changed out.


Thanks early vert buyers....
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #49
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what happens to verts in rain, then it freezes overnite? canvass , water bag, etc. do these break or have problemes?
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what happens to verts in rain, then it freezes overnite? canvass , water bag, etc. do these break or have problemes?
Well mine made it through last winter with no problems sitting outside 24/7/365. So as long as you don't try to operate the top in freezing conditions there should be no problems.
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