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Old 06-14-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Purchased high level Camaro and financially regret it?

Anyone on the forum who will admit that their choice in going up a level with a Camaro has effected them negatively financially and they regret it?

Example:
You could def afford LS but you bought 2LT and are hurting because of it?
Or you bought a 2SS when you could only def affored a 2LT etc.

My situation:
I can afford a 2SS putting more than 1/2 down on it. The only financial issues I could see is purchasing 93 prem gas.

Any opinions? or people willing to admit they regret the choice financially?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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You should have known that going in. Financing the car is only part of the deal.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Honestly, if you can foresee issues coming up with money for gas, do not buy the car.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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It's a few extra dollars every fillup. If you think it'll be an issue get a LT
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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So you can afford to put down 16 grand, but you cant afford the extra 2-3 bucks per fillup?
even if you fill up twice a week you are looking at 200-300 bucks a year more for running premium.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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It's a few extra dollars every fillup. If you think it'll be an issue get a LT
Idk, I feel like id be happy with a 2LT v6.......but the V8 will always be in the back of my mind
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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So you can afford to put down 16 grand, but you cant afford the extra 2-3 bucks per fillup?
even if you fill up twice a week you are looking at 200-300 bucks a year more for running premium.
well the main point of my thread was to see if anyone truely regretted their purchase, my tid bit was just adding to it
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #8
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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Premium typically will only cost you another 3 bucks or less per tank - buy something off the dollar menu for lunch if it is that big of a deal. Why would anyone purchase a car if they worry about pennies on the price between grades of gas anyhow. You can't economize a financed item once you agree to the deal
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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Well difference in 87 and 93 here in Florida is only .30 cent. so that's an extra what say $4.50 a tank. I fill up once a week. So the answer is $18.00 a month extra isn't going to hurt, its pretty cheap entertainment to keep my permagrin
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #11
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My only regret is that I bought a 2012 1LT first, then traded up to a 2013 1SS eight months later. Should have gone right to the SS from the get-go.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #12
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
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Started looking at an LT, then a convertible, then a settled on a 1SS. My only regret is in December, January and February when I am looking at it sitting in the garage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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Knew I wasn't buying but one so got the one I wanted...the only thing I regretted was having to wait until I could afford the one....I looked at the 2010's and drooled....sept of 2010 I got my ducks in a row...bought a 2011 ss/ rs with all the options I wanted...paid that bad boy off in 18 months....I'm like the penguins of Madagascar now...just smile and wave boys...smile and wave
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #15
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I agree with most in that if the only thing stoping you is the price of gass its not a big difference, get the SS. As low as intrests rates are, I'm not sure why you would put half down.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #16
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #17
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you don't have to run premium, you can run 87 in the SS, people over-exaggerate the difference between 87 & 93, it cant be more than 15 horses, If I had an SS I would save the $.30 a gallon an run 87.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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you don't have to run premium, you can run 87 in the SS, people over-exaggerate the difference between 87 & 93, it cant be more than 15 horses, If I had an SS I would save the $.30 a gallon an run 87.

my ss run like crap on 87, it has to be more hp loss than that
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #19
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you don't have to run premium, you can run 87 in the SS, people over-exaggerate the difference between 87 & 93, it cant be more than 15 horses, If I had an SS I would save the $.30 a gallon an run 87.
Over exaggerated? This coming from someone who doesnt drive an SS?

Let me tell you..buying the SS with the V8 and running it on 87 octane will make the engine run rough. It will buck here and there, but sure, it will still run.

The problem is, now that SS is only as fast as a stock V6 Camaro. Don't believe me? Tons of reports on here of exactly that.

But you're right, it CAN be done. The better question is, why WOULD you? Youre paying a premium for the SS and V8 with 400hp(L99) or 426hp(LS3) which is rated with premium gasoline which will quite a bit lower then that with 87 in the tank.

This will affect L99 cars even worse as they are already at a HP disadvantage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #20
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Bought a 2011 1LT and regretted it almost from the git-go. Sold it and bought a 2012 2SS eight monthl later and dont regret it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #21
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Mine isn't a daily driver. It sits in the garage most of the time, so the gas prices don't effect me that much. I bought a 2ss convt. to enjoy on the weekends when I'm not working and the sun is shining. I don't regret it one bit.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #22
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Consider gas, tires, and insurance.

(This is where I'm oausing for deep reflection before answering)

Regrets? I paid cash for a ZL1 because I wanted it and I could. Three weeks later I lost my very lucrative job. But no regrets. I love my car.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:20 AM   #23
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only regret i have is the truck i gave up to get my zl1. now i dont have a worry free park it any wheres beater i can haul my stuff in anymore.. that part sucks bigtime.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:30 AM   #24
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No regrets or $$ issues. Just wish I bad more time to drive it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:37 AM   #25
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I don't regret not getting a 2SS. Four grand for leather, which I don't like, Boston Acoustic Sound, HUD, just look down real quick, and gauge pack didn't seem worth it; especially since I just added my gauge pack! DO NOT regret for a second getting a 1SS instead of a 2SS. p.s. The white "SS" badges look better on my car then the red ones anyway.
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