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Old 06-24-2013, 07:19 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, 07:32 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, 07:39 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, 07:45 PM   #21
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Get what you want. Life us too short to settle.....it's only money.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:46 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, 07:54 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, 08:00 PM   #24
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Ahhh... The ole should of could have would have...
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #25
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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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Old 06-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #26
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #27
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Get a stall and have it tuned you might change your mind
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #28
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I just traded in my '12 SS Auto in and this time I got a manual. I am loving it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:34 PM   #29
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #30
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This is obviously a personal preference, with miles I drive and the traffic I sit in I wouldn't even consider a manual. If that wasn't the case, maybe but I don't regret my decision at all. Someone earlier mentioned a 13K loss, man that could pay for a lot of mods
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #31
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If I was gonna lose thousands upon thousands over a change of heart about a transmission, it wouldn't make the second one any more enjoyable either...lol...
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #32
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If I was gonna lose thousands upon thousands over a change of heart about a transmission, it wouldn't make the second one any more enjoyable either...lol...
Well said good sir!
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