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Old 05-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Decisions Decisions...

Realized I can save almost $200 by ordering the MRT V2 and CAI intake/scoop/washer bottle relocation all at once, but the total still comes to almost a grand. That's a grand I could otherwise drop on my loan principle. Although, these are mods I was planning on doing anyway, so I should just order them all at once and save some coin right? What would you do?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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How much interest will you save over the term of the load if you pay down $1K in principal now?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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How much interest will you save over the term of the load if you pay down $1K in principal now?
I thought of this just after posting. If the interest saved would be less than the mod bundle discount then math dictates I should buy the mods. But if I would save more by paying on the principle then emotion dictates that I should buy the mods anyway! I'll have to run the numbers tonight.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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I thought of this just after posting. If the interest saved would be less than the mod bundle discount then math dictates I should buy the mods. But if I would save more by paying on the principle then emotion dictates that I should buy the mods anyway! I'll have to run the numbers tonight.
Sounds like someone is buying some mods.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Flip a quarter. Guaranteed to give you the right answer. But if the quarter says pay down the loan then you better go best two out of three, five out of seven if necessary
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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Flip a quarter. Guaranteed to give you the right answer. But if the quarter says pay down the loan then you better go best two out of three, five out of seven if necessary
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:12 AM   #8
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Based on some online calculators, dropping the $1K on the principle would save me ~$300 over the term of the loan. Buying the mods all at once would save me ~$200. Is the perma-grin worth $100? I think so.

I'm thinking next paycheck = mod time!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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Well, I just purchased the MRTv2's, CAI intake & scoop & washer bottle relocation kit, and of course the Apex Amanda poster! It's gonna be Christmas in June! C'monnnnn delivery man!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:28 AM   #10
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Well, I just purchased the MRTv2's, CAI intake & scoop & washer bottle relocation kit, and of course the Apex Amanda poster! It's gonna be Christmas in June! C'monnnnn delivery man!
The trusty quarter method comes through again
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #11
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Forgive my ignorance, but... trusty quarter method?
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Well, I just purchased the MRTv2's, CAI intake & scoop & washer bottle relocation kit, and of course the Apex Amanda poster! It's gonna be Christmas in June! C'monnnnn delivery man!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:33 AM   #13
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Coming from someone experienced in making foolish financial decisions, my advice would have been pay down the loan and wait for another time to buy mods. However, the advice is too late I see. Enjoy the mods and try not to think about your mounting debts.
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Well, I just purchased the MRTv2's, CAI intake & scoop & washer bottle relocation kit, and of course the Apex Amanda poster! It's gonna be Christmas in June! C'monnnnn delivery man!
you made the right choice, you won't regret it, thats for sure.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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My parts show up tomorrow! Tomorrow is gonna be a looooooong day at work. Cant wait for the weekend to get modding!
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Save the money and trade up to a ss...........Before you sink money in the 1LS..............
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Save the money and trade up to a ss...........Before you sink money in the 1LS..............
Why not ditch the SS and trade up to a ZL1? Probably a lot of the same reasons I'm not trading up yet. I love the Camaro I have. I'd love an SS (or ZL1 for that matter), but that's down the road for me. I needed a new car. The vehicle I was driving was at the end of it's life and I had to move on something before it's inspection ran out. The way I saw it, I could get another mundane car, or get a Camaro (which I've always wanted). I opted for the 1LS because that's what I could afford at the time and didn't want to just buy another beater.

This is my first Camaro, but definitely not my last. Several years down the road I plan on getting at least an SS and giving the LS to the wife (once I teach her to drive stick). Until then, I'm going to enjoy every minute of my new pride and joy and if I can add a few improvements here and there, well that's just icing on the cake! No need to judge or assume. We're all friends here with a like interest. We should live and let live... and enjoy our cars!
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if you can't pay for it you can't afford it ......I don't buy till I can buy. debt sucks it feels good not to owe anyone
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I don't know what snymat68 is going to like better....
the installed mods or the amanda poster....LOL

j/k, you will love the mods and IMO you made the right choice in the LS Camaro for your particular circumstance...Get those mods installed and drive it like you stole it!!!
Enjoy!!!!
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I don't know what snymat68 is going to like better....
the installed mods or the amanda poster....LOL

j/k, you will love the mods and IMO you made the right choice in the LS Camaro for your particular circumstance...Get those mods installed and drive it like you stole it!!!
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Intake and exhaust are here! Amanda, sadly, is twiddling her thumbs somewhere amidst the US postal system.
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