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Old 02-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Buy it first or wait???

i was wondering if you guys are gonna jump the gun and buy one ASAP or wait to see if there are any recalls/ problems things of that sort. it might influence my thinking. Also my manager, hottest little thing ever, comes frm detroit and says that first ones isnt really a good thing. same goes for everything especially electronics. but what do you guys think.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:28 AM   #2
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me i'm waiting-> to see how much the top dog camaro is.
and hopefully i can afford it... also i want to know all the trim levels... and stuff like that.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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I hope to be ordering one about this time next year.... I will want to wait till most of the "options" are available though.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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so you guys are fine to come upon problems? also, how long is chevys warranty? 10yrs?
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:22 AM   #5
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im getting the first v8 at the dealership i work at, ($17,000 saved so far) i dont have a problem getting the first production year of a new vehicle, that is what warranty is for. i bought a 2005 equinox and it did have some issues for a first year vehicle but all of the issues were fixed under warranty and it now has 50,000 miles on it and no problems
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #6
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I'm waiting to see what the biggest and baddest available V8 will be. I'll be buying in the first 2 years of availability I think.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:09 AM   #7
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Jumping the gun!!!!

Nuff' said.
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this thread could use a poll

I will wait for a couple years before I buy one. This is partially because I want all the bugs worked out before I buy it, even though they would be covered under warranty anyway. The main reason is money. I'm still a student now and so I need to pay off my debt before I do something like buy a brand new car. I should have enough for a decent down payment in 2011, though I might be able to scratch by and get in in 2010. Depends how much I get paid and how much the car costs.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:29 AM   #9
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Consider where the car is being made. Quality really shouldn't be an issue! Oshawa is the Number One assembly plant!
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:37 AM   #10
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1)pre order the le-mans blue SS with full luxury package, black raceing strips, and some of the other goodies it comes with.

2) wait till it comes to the house

3) profit
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:45 AM   #11
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I'm not worried so much about any bugs, or pricing that will cause me to wait as much as I just CAN'T get the one I want untill 2010/2011...

That's my last year or when I graduate college. after that, Hopefully I've already got a job lined up (thanks to a great friend!) And I can go splurge on my V8 Camaro

Plus...as I think - there's more of a chance of getting a Gen V engine then, than there is now......
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:02 AM   #12
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Looking to purchase 3rd quarter/4th quarter of 09, Thats when I will have my truck paid off so thats when it gets traded in for the new camaro.

First year glitches are just that glitches and they will be covered by warranty. Anything HUGE (which I doubt will happen) will be covered under the recall warranty.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #13
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Sadly I won't get my hands on one until 2010 :(
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well, my wish is to get my hands on one right away. im not worried about any qlitches. i mean how long have they been testeing these cars now? at least a year. and they still have all of about 8 months left, so i really doubt any serious problems will arise.

but more than likely i probably wont get one till sometime around the 4th quater of 2009. if im smart ill wait a little longer to make sure im super stable to have a brand new car. plus, at that time, it will be about a year that the camaro will be out and the performance parts should be up and running which is what i really want it for!!!!!!
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im still trying to figure out what exactly i want to do. i bought a yota last summer (nice, lifted 4x4), putting down a nice down payment. so, im thinking about selling it (i've got some pretty decent positive equity now), getting into a decent used truck, and putting the rest of the money towards the new SS to finance it. but, i don't know if I want to pre-order, wait and buy one sitting on the lot, or wait for a 2nd yr model.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #16
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I'm waiting until I graduate college, so around 2012. Which kinda sucks but its worth the wait. I'll use the camaro as a kind of motivation through college and use it as a graduation present.

I've been thinking about how great this forum is going to be once the camaro comes out. We can talk about great parts and dealers. Cant wait.
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I'll likely wait for a while, maybe until the second year model, not because of fear of problems, etc., but to see what further drivetrain options may be offered. I really want a Z/28, if it's not available at first I'll wait until it is.
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I'm waiting til' the mid-cycle refresh, this way I'm sure to get a debugged car with all the updates.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:43 PM   #19
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I'll be waiting until 2011 or 2012. I graduate from college in 2009. I'm getting married. My fiancee will be buying a new car soon. I'll have entry level pay and bills to pay off. I want to start investments and savings first. And I'm still paying off my Cobalt, and I like having low loan and insurance payments on that thing, as well as good gas efficiency. But by 2012, the Cobalt will be paid off, I'll get an insurance break for being 25, I'll have a few years of savings under my belt, a good handle on my student loans, and maybe even a couple raises. Waiting will be hard, but it is the smart thing to do, and by then I'll actually be able to afford the Camaro I want than just settling for the Camaro I can afford.
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^Almost ditto for me; graduating '09 + get good paying job + save + pay off current car = buy Camaro or Clubman S (only buying the latter if fuel economy on the 5th-gen blows; I've gotta have a fuel efficient/fun and affordable car).
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well, my wish is to get my hands on one right away. im not worried about any qlitches. i mean how long have they been testeing these cars now? at least a year. and they still have all of about 8 months left, so i really doubt any serious problems will arise.

but more than likely i probably wont get one till sometime around the 4th quater of 2009. if im smart ill wait a little longer to make sure im super stable to have a brand new car. plus, at that time, it will be about a year that the camaro will be out and the performance parts should be up and running which is what i really want it for!!!!!!
man... i really should have put a poll. i fail. btw whats a mid cycle refresh??? and good call too. i mean it has been testing, for like ever. will still see. i has plenty of time
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man... i really should have put a poll. i fail. btw whats a mid cycle refresh??? and good call too. i mean it has been testing, for like ever. will still see. i has plenty of time
A mid-cycle refresh is basically a sheet metal upgrade. The basic engineering remains the same but the car looks a bit different. tends to happen after about 5 years of a particular generation of car, or halfway through its cycle.
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i guess if you are planning on leaving the engine stock then waiting for the big dog engine will be the way to go.

not me,, i will have engine mods starting shortly after i get mine, at least head work and a cam swap/tuning, exhaust, for the 1st summer and it will be at the track, and a shot of gas just to make sure it gets some 10sec runs in
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man... i really should have put a poll. i fail. btw whats a mid cycle refresh??? and good call too. i mean it has been testing, for like ever. will still see. i has plenty of time
DGthe3 answered this already - but I wanted to add, that a good example would be the subtle differences between the 1997 Camaros, and the 1998 Camaros.
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Another advantage to waiting is the first year's will still be available on lots, and you get a chance to see what's new for the second year. Save some money on a first year if the second is right around the corner. I'm thinking if we are all screaming for a 500+ hp beast in the first year we may see it in the second.
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