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Old 06-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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i regret not getting a manual :(

hey all.. i bought a 2012 2ss a6 last month and have 2,000 miles on it so far. i regret not getting the manual transmission, how much do you guys think id lose trading it for one?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Enough to change your mind about trading it

I drove an A6 first, knowing that I wouldn't like it. Just had to be sure.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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I love my A6. I like being able to cruise and not worry about shifting.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Well you only have a few choices here, live with it, trade for a M6 at a loss, or tune your A6 and loose your warranty. The tune will make all the difference in the world.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Well you only have a few choices here, live with it, trade for a M6 at a loss, or tune your A6 and loose your warranty. The tune will make all the difference in the world.
Just get a CAI intake w/ air scoop, a Ported Throttle Body, and drive it in Sport Mode... unleash the power! It will cost you less than $500 and you'll love the difference.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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If it makes you feel any better, I regret not getting a ZL1. That is what I originally wanted but couldn't see spending the money. Since then, I sold off a few on my toys and could have easily put down the difference. Now I am just modding mine to have the power of the ZL1....
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #8
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it's not an issue with power, and i do drive 100% in paddle-shift mode, i just think it'd be a lot more fun playing around with that pedal and shifter..
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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Well you only have a few choices here, live with it, trade for a M6 at a loss, or tune your A6 and loose your warranty. The tune will make all the difference in the world.

i agree, their is a definant reason why my DD vette is a manual. (its more fun and every vette should be) but a tune on the auto trans can really bring the car to life and almost make it what you are looking for. i suggest find someone local who has had theirs tuned and go for a ride. might save you thousands that you could spend on modifing this car
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #10
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well the car you bought was used already? New cars drop like 5 grand the moment you drive it off the lot. It all depends on who you bought it from and if they will let you trade in with little loss.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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it's not an issue with power, and i do drive 100% in paddle-shift mode, i just think it'd be a lot more fun playing around with that pedal and shifter..
Well the only way you'll get that is trade it for a few thousand dollar hit (on a new Camaro).
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #12
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hey all.. i bought a 2012 2ss a6 last month and have 2,000 miles on it so far. i regret not getting the manual transmission, how much do you guys think id lose trading it for one?
quite a bit.. only way to know for sure is to blue and black book it to check value and bring it to a dealership or sell it..

I used these 3 sites:
http://www.edmunds.com/appraisal/
http://www.whypaysticker.com/trade-in-value.html
http://www.kbb.com/whats-my-car-worth/

and brought them to dealership.. know that their first offer on your car is low and you are sure to be able to squeeze more out of them...

minimize your loss by getting the best price on the vehicle you want and best value for trade in.. I find that truecar.com gives the best rates and beat out the aol.com auto invoice price even with options at invoice as well.

you save on gas with the auto and can still shift.. but if you're really set on switching, best of luck to you
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #13
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it had 82 miles on it when i bought it, it sat on the lot for a year so i got it cheaper than a "brand new" one lol
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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I agree sport mode is the ****. Only flaw my gas dont last as much as it did.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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it had 82 miles on it when i bought it, it sat on the lot for a year so i got it cheaper than a "brand new" one lol
Im sure u got a good deal on that. Got my 11 with 48 miles back in Oct 2011.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #17
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hey all.. i bought a 2012 2ss a6 last month and have 2,000 miles on it so far. i regret not getting the manual transmission, how much do you guys think id lose trading it for one?
Same thing happened to me on my first Camaro. Bought an '11 2SS convertible with automatic and decided after 8 months what I really wanted was the manual. The same dealer had a 2012 2SS convertible the same color except with a manual transmission sitting on the lot. I got enough in trade to pay off the loan on the '11 plus a little extra and started a new loan on the '12. After 8 months it ended up costing me about 13K to make the switch so be prepared to take a good hit if you do decide to trade for a manual.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #18
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Same thing happened to me on my first Camaro. Bought an '11 2SS convertible with automatic and decided after 8 months what I really wanted was the manual. The same dealer had a 2012 2SS convertible the same color except with a manual transmission sitting on the lot. I got enough in trade to pay off the loan on the '11 plus a little extra and started a new loan on the '12. After 8 months it ended up costing me about 13K to make the switch so be prepared to take a good hit if you do decide to trade for a manual.
Must be nice to own a new Camaro every year.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #19
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it's not an issue with power, and i do drive 100% in paddle-shift mode, i just think it'd be a lot more fun playing around with that pedal and shifter..
And you're right. It's not even about "more power" or any of that... Sticks are just so much more engaging and fun to drive. I' say do it... sure it'll cost you a bit to upgrade, but you'll never regret it. All Camaros should have 3 pedals.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #20
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A manual in any car is more fun to drive and play around with in my opinion. It keeps you busy and gives you something to do like drop it into 3rd on the freeway and hammer down.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #21
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #22
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You can explore it but I would guess you will lose a couple of grand on this trade. Manuals are cheaper then automatics though so you might be able to offset that loss a little bit. If that is worth it to you then so be it.

Have you played around with the paddle shifters at all? Those are pretty useful...

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:54 PM   #23
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Get what you want. Life us too short to settle.....it's only money.
I agree 100%, that's why I have an automatic! To each his own.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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Ahhh... The ole should of could have would have...
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Must be nice to own a new Camaro every year.
It has been nice actually. Although it was never my intent to own 3 new Camaros in a 2 year span. Circumstances just worked out that way and the same bank has been more than happy to approve a higher loan amount each time.

I'm pretty confident the ZL1 won't be on the trading block next year. Not a track person so I don't see a Z/28 in my future and the design changes for the 2014 model year haven't sparked much excitement for me.
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