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Old 06-15-2013, 01:43 AM   #26
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:46 AM   #27
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I purchased a 1LT 2010 2 years ago.

I definitely at the time, could not afford it. I was making minimum wage at the time and got WAY ahead of myself.

Now, I make about 7 dollars more an hour then I was making 2 years ago, the car is WAY more affordable with the same payments two years ago.

Only recently I have been thinking "I want more power" so I dropped about 3 grand on mods (Long tube headers/hiflowcats/CatbAck/CAI intake/Tune) and I also have ported intake manifold, black ice-olator, plenum spacer, ported throttle body on the way. Pretty much every bolt on that can go on a v6

The upgrades I have now have changed the car dramatically, sounds like a beast, runs amazing!.

But still... It would NEVER be as fast as a V8, so I contemplated trading for an v8 camaro.

I recently decided NOT too, but instead to run Nitrous as it was 1) Cheaper 2) More unique!

If all goes well, my car should be 400+ RWHP, with the fuel efficiency of a V6... Sounds amazing in my books!
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #28
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No regrets regarding my purchase. I had to squeeze my budget to buy a Camaro. I could have got the 1SS and said "yeah I have a SS" but I've had my share of V8s and I wanted all the bells and whistles more than the V8. Running the quarter mile a second and a half faster isn't important to me.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #29
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go with the SS. I complain ever day...
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:53 AM   #30
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Premium? I put premium in my 2LT since the dealer did, still have the receipt.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #31
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #32
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2SSRS vert with GFX and heritage grill here. I couldn't have afforded a top of the line Camaro 20 years ago bit I did have a loaded Talon Awd turbo.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:01 AM   #33
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2SSRS vert with GFX and heritage grill here. I couldn't have afforded a top of the line Camaro 20 years ago bit I did have a loaded Talon Awd turbo.
American Motors/Mitsubishi? The 3000GTs were better than the Dodge's too. Don't buy a Japanese car branded as a MOPAR. That's like buying an OPEL and calling it a Chevy!
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:54 AM   #34
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well the main point of my thread was to see if anyone truely regretted their purchase, my tid bit was just adding to it

there have been a few here. usually they take the form of someone loosing a job or having some situation occur where they need to save the money every month and have to sell their car. that's part of the reason I went with an LS. the payment is just an afterthought. even if my wife or I lost a job I wouldn't have to get rid of it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #35
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Yeah I def dont mind paying the couple $ more every tank since I also have a permagrin everytime I drive it because when I put gas in it I know I candrive it like I stole it lol
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #36
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Idk, I feel like id be happy with a 2LT v6.......but the V8 will always be in the back of my mind

I don't know if I consider it settling but I bought the V6 just because of financial reasons. Around here a V6 is around $26k to $27k and an SS is $36k minimum and $33k for 2 year old used with 20k miles on them. Since I was mainly going for looks I decided on the V6. Nothing to sneeze at when it is pumping out 323 HP. And yes, the V8 is always on my mind just about every time I get into my car. But being out the extra $10k to have it and 10 to 15 MPG less usually takes those thoughts away. I am totally impressed with the power this little V6 is cranking out.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #37
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I purchased a 1LT 2010 2 years ago.

I definitely at the time, could not afford it. I was making minimum wage at the time and got WAY ahead of myself.

Now, I make about 7 dollars more an hour then I was making 2 years ago, the car is WAY more affordable with the same payments two years ago.

Only recently I have been thinking "I want more power" so I dropped about 3 grand on mods (Long tube headers/hiflowcats/CatbAck/CAI intake/Tune) and I also have ported intake manifold, black ice-olator, plenum spacer, ported throttle body on the way. Pretty much every bolt on that can go on a v6

The upgrades I have now have changed the car dramatically, sounds like a beast, runs amazing!.

But still... It would NEVER be as fast as a V8, so I contemplated trading for an v8 camaro.

I recently decided NOT too, but instead to run Nitrous as it was 1) Cheaper 2) More unique!

If all goes well, my car should be 400+ RWHP, with the fuel efficiency of a V6... Sounds amazing in my books!
, Best of both worlds with $200-$300 less per month , I am slowly doing the same thing , Just upgraded the brakes , KN intake, spoiler, Now deciding if I want to void my warranty and do what you did, I think I will .
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #38
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If your concerned about the cost of gas, then you probably can't afford an SS.


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Old 06-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #39
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These cars are toys (Boat, Bike, ATV, ect) they should be purchased as such if you need transportation there are a lot of better options just my 2cents
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #40
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My advice would be to buy what you really want, but only when you can afford it.

An SS/ZL1 cost more in ways besides gas. Insurance can cost more, it comes only with expensive summer tires so if it will be your only car you'll need to address that come winter, brakes and oil cost more, and of course gas consumption will be higher and require premium.

That said if you really want more and can't afford it now why not wait a little longer and get it the first time? Many have "traded up" because they wanted more than they could afford the first time around. Which is always more costly, but they did get a Camaro sooner. So that's the choice. I would avoid getting to deep. Things change in life and there's nothing worse than seeing a Camaro having to be given up because it became to much for someone.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #41
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #42
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I think the cost of gas between the v6 and ss is not so much the issue, it could be dependent on what was being driven prior to purchasing a camaro. I had a Mazda 3, gas cost me $40 every 2 weeks, average 500 kms a week. My ss costs me close to $90 every week, sometimes twice a week depending on what's happening with work. That was something I did not factor into my purchase.

When I bought my car, I factored in my payment obviously, which was a bit more than I wanted but not much. I knew I needed winter tires as its my dd, oil changes are more.

The thing that also bugs me is money I could have used for mods has gone to pay my deductible for insurance claims. One would have happened regardless of what I was driving (hail), the other vandalism (keyed).

I've debated trading either down or out all together. I can afford my car but it certainly puts a large hole in my pocket. I had my best financial years over the last 2, putting an extra $20k in my account annually, not having the same year and that also makes a difference. Then I go for a drive and think about what other vehicle options I'd consider and can't come up with anything.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #43
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Im going the other way....I bought a 2ss 2 weeks ago. Love this car...I see a Vette in my garage in 18 months...it's good to be retired......
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #44
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #45
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I don't regret it at all. What I do regret is not letting my sales guy talk me into the ZL1 they had sitting in the showroom. In a couple of years I will trade up and get one.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #46
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If one cannot afford the extra $5 per tank in gas they also cannot afford the car period.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #47
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Unless the purchaser is rich per say, I think we all have a little "buyers remorse"
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I know I do, and I haven't even bought the car yet. To make matters worse I ordered the car without even knowing the price. But I have a general idea on how much it'll cost. I really can't justify buying a $45,000 car seeing how I can find a million ways to spend it otherwise. But I love the car, and if I don't get it, I know I'm going to wish I'd done it.
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I dunno, Does that make sense?
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #48
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These cars are toys (Boat, Bike, ATV, ect) they should be purchased as such if you need transportation there are a lot of better options just my 2cents

That's how I consider it too. I could do with or without my Camaro. Take away all my toys though, and I become grouchy.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #49
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #50
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Premium for the 2SS is still cheaper than diesel for the Cummins pickup, if one is basing their purchase on premium/regular, then the SS is probably not the way to go. If one is basing their purchase on the driving experience of having an SS, then the cost of premium is a non issue, IMHO.
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