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Old 06-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #51
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I had my heart set on a 2SS convertible with the 6speed manual trans. Settled on the 2SS hard top Automatic because of the deal I got on the car. Car had 5324 miles on it when I bought it in Oct of 2011 and got it for $25k. Couldn't say no.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #52
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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, 02:42 PM   #53
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Do you own a home? If not, then save the money and buy a house. That should be the first priority. If you own a home, then go ahead and get it. Only you know if you can afford the monthly payment, mortgage, gas, etc. Personally I think it is a silly financial move to buy a $40K car if you're paying rent. In the long run you will appreciate the fact that being a homeowner makes you wealthier. Think of it as building a pyramid...first food, then shelter, then family stability, then Camaro.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #54
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I have bought 2 1LTs, when I looked at the cost difference on initial purchase the $8,000 difference between the 1LT and 1SS in my opinion was not worth spending the money for. I have never regretted purchasing either car for the engine, but I did end up trading my 2010 coupe for a 2012 Convertible.
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have a 1lt and I love it, but one day I wouldn't mind an SS. No regrets just wish I lived somewhere I could drive it all year!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #56
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Personally I think it is a silly financial move to buy a $40K car if you're paying rent. .

as we've seen over the last five years, people generally don't make sound financial decisions anymore. if they want, they buy.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #57
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I could be wrong, but I don't think I know of anyone who regretted their purchase of an SS over an LT or LS, financially or otherwise. Seen a LOT of LT and LS owners regret not getting the SS, although there are many LT and LS owners who obviously don't regret their decision. My point is when there are regrets between the two, it is always the V6 owner who regrets he didn't get the V8.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:22 PM   #58
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Is it just me, or is everyone just focusing on the price difference between regular and premium? Fuel economy matters too.. I go through a tank and a half each week I drive in to work, and if I had a v8 that would easily be 2 or 2.5 tanks per week.over a month it's about 2 extra fill ups (average), over a year it would be 24 extra fill ups for a v8 than a v6. That makes it about $1500 over what I pay now. Over 5 years that number gets quite big... I should prob mention I already get premium anyways, fuel economy is what got me, not premium vs regular. I used to own a 4-cyl Camry so I thought I shouldn't make the jump to a v8 before owning a v6 so it's not a shock financially. In a few years, I should be making more money than now, hopefully track my car a bit then and will feel much more comfortable upgrading to a v8. Saving 8k from an SS and $1500 a year in gas sounded good to me so I took it... But if you can afford it, go for the SS 1LE, that's what I plan on getting next
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #59
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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?
So far, it appears you are the only one having regrets purchasing a Camaro.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #60
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regret it? Naw. Sucks to be living on KD and cheese and a loaf of bread for the week but oh well... Priorities.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #61
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Do you own a home? If not, then save the money and buy a house. That should be the first priority. If you own a home, then go ahead and get it. Only you know if you can afford the monthly payment, mortgage, gas, etc. Personally I think it is a silly financial move to buy a $40K car if you're paying rent. In the long run you will appreciate the fact that being a homeowner makes you wealthier. Think of it as building a pyramid...first food, then shelter, then family stability, then Camaro.

are you kidding? houses are huge money pits. it's mush cheaper to have a small apartment than have some oversized house that costs $200 a month just to air condition or heat. not to mention maintenance like replacing a roof or water heater, or furnace or major appliances,, then there's property taxes & about $1000 a year in insurance,, and then ofcourse don't Forget your paying huge amounts of interest to the Bank for the privilege of living in the Bank's house while you pay them back.

A $40k is nothing compared to what you can dump into a house in a few years,

despite the government propaganda, owning a home doesn't make you rich, it makes you poor and keeps you debt for your entire life. examine the word mortgage, Mort=Death,,, Gage= payments/debt,, as in you be making payments until you die.

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #62
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are you kidding? houses are huge money pits. it's mush cheaper to have a small apartment than have some oversized house that costs $200 a month just to air condition or heat. not to mention maintenance like replacing a roof or water heater, or furnace or major appliances,, then there's property taxes & about $1000 a year in insurance,, and then ofcourse don't Forget your paying huge amounts of interest to the Bank for the privilege of living in the Bank's house while you pay them back.

A $40k is nothing compared to what you can dump into a house in a few years,
Wow, just wow! That's all I can say to this post.


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Old 06-15-2013, 04:33 PM   #63
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Wow, just wow! That's all I can say to this post.


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yeah I forgot to mention if you decide to remodel anything in your house,, Some people spend $40k just remodeling their kitchens. they even did a simpsons episode about that...

but there's the basics like carpet, drapes, paint, replacing siding, outdoor maintenance like lawn mowers & trims, etc, ,,,,, Thousands of dollars..,, And they put out a bunch of propaganda to make you belive it's an investment,, and people believe that BS.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #64
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are you kidding? houses are huge money pits. it's mush cheaper to have a small apartment than have some oversized house that costs $200 a month just to air condition or heat. not to mention maintenance like replacing a roof or water heater, or furnace or major appliances,, then there's property taxes & about $1000 a year in insurance,, and then ofcourse don't Forget your paying huge amounts of interest to the Bank for the privilege of living in the Bank's house while you pay them back.

A $40k is nothing compared to what you can dump into a house in a few years,

despite the government propaganda, owning a home doesn't make you rich, it makes you poor and keeps you debt for your entire life. examine the word mortgage, Mort=Death,,, Gage= payments/debt,, as in you be making payments until you die.
lol. when you buy a home after 30 yrs you own something that is worth 300% what you paid for it. it also makes retirement much easier and comfortable. for example, take two people/couples in their mid 20's. one goes out and buys a house for 200k @ 1500 a month, the other goes out and rents for 1300 a month. in 30 years the one that bought is living rent free and has an asset worth 600k. the one that rents is now spending 2800 a moth on rent, and owns nothing and is wondering if his SS check will be enough.

you really can't see the logic in that? and that's not even getting into the tax savings and advantages of buying a home.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #65
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lol. when you buy a home after 30 yrs you own something that is worth 300% what you paid for it. it also makes retirement much easier and comfortable. for example, take two people/couples in their mid 20's. one goes out and buys a house for 200k @ 1500 a month, the other goes out and rents for 1300 a month. in 30 years the one that bought is living rent free and has an asset worth 600k. the one that rents is now spending 2800 a moth on rent, and owns nothing and is wondering if his SS check will be enough.

you really can't see the logic in that? and that's not even getting into the tax savings and advantages of buying a home.
300%??? you better take a look at reality, houses are consumer good likes cars, houses wear out and need repair.

you can rent an apartment for $600 a month with utilities included. , and you forgot to consider all the expenses involved in owning a house that I mentioned above, primary the interest you are paying to the bank, I know interest rates are artificially suppressed by Osama Ben Bernakes QE3 right now, but when rates rise then housing valves will crash and everyone will be underwater again and wondering why they are paying a $300k loan on a house worth $180,000. With normal interests rates like in the 90's you'll pay 3 times the money in interest that what the house is worth on a 30 year mortgage.

Bankers didn't get the reputation they had in the old days from cartoons, the cartoon were based on real life, today the propaganda is much sllcker, HGTV brought to you by the national Relators association and Wells Fargo.

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Is it just me, or is everyone just focusing on the price difference between regular and premium? Fuel economy matters too.. I go through a tank and a half each week I drive in to work, and if I had a v8 that would easily be 2 or 2.5 tanks per week.over a month it's about 2 extra fill ups (average), over a year it would be 24 extra fill ups for a v8 than a v6. That makes it about $1500 over what I pay now. Over 5 years that number gets quite big... I should prob mention I already get premium anyways, fuel economy is what got me, not premium vs regular. I used to own a 4-cyl Camry so I thought I shouldn't make the jump to a v8 before owning a v6 so it's not a shock financially. In a few years, I should be making more money than now, hopefully track my car a bit then and will feel much more comfortable upgrading to a v8. Saving 8k from an SS and $1500 a year in gas sounded good to me so I took it... But if you can afford it, go for the SS 1LE, that's what I plan on getting next
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I definetly feel ya there, but that's the main reason Ill use my other cars as DD. no was in the world I can afford to fill up 2.5 times a week on a v8.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #69
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yeah I forgot to mention if you decide to remodel anything in your house,, Some people spend $40k just remodeling their kitchens. they even did a simpsons episode about that...

but there's the basics like carpet, drapes, paint, replacing siding, outdoor maintenance like lawn mowers & trims, etc, ,,,,, Thousands of dollars..,, And they put out a bunch of propaganda to make you belive it's an investment,, and people believe that BS.
Just when I thought I've heard it all. This gets even a bigger WOW!


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I don't regret my 2LS, I would have liked to have an SS, but it wasn't possible financially. My 2LS is faster than any car I have ever owned and is plenty fast enough for me. I'm currently leasing it for 39 months, so if my situation changes I will have an SS then. If not then I'll just get a newer V6 that has more power than what I have now, so it's a win win.
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300%??? you better take a look at reality, houses are consumer good likes cars, houses wear out and need repair.

you can rent an apartment for $600 a month with utilities included. , and you forgot to consider all the expenses involved in owning a house that I mentioned above, primary the interest you are paying to the bank, I know interest rates are artificially suppressed by Osama Ben Bernakes QE3 right now, but when rates rise then housing valves will crash and everyone will be underwater again and wondering why they are paying a $300k loan on a house worth $180,000. With normal interests rates like in the 90's you'll pay 3 times the money in interest that what the house is worth on a 30 year mortgage.

spin it anyway you want, it's a pretty simple concept. if you rent for 30 years, at the end of those 30 yrs you own nothing. in fact, you've paid for someone else s property for them. if you buy, after those 30 years not only do you own an asset the historically triples in value, you've saved a ton of money as your mortgage stays fixed while rents go up every year. you also save thousands every year in taxes you don't have to pay (you cant deduct your rent). I bought my home 18 yrs ago. not only is my mortgage about half of what rents go for in my area, I cold sell it tomorrow, pay it off, and pocket about 150k. sound like a giant waste of money to me

again, if you don't get it, you don't get it. good luck in life man.
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maybe I should've got a V8, but then again I wouldn't have bought 2 other vehicles, in addition to my V6...
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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?
The extra $5 per tank is hurting you? I highly count that's your biggest issue on affording this car.
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Back during hurricane Katrina when most of the gulf refineries shut down the only gas you could get around here was 87 octane. Just remember in times of shortages premium will go up more and be harder to get.
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