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Old 10-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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Do you know anyone who disliked their Camaro?

I'd imagine most of us here like our Camaros.

But I was wondering, does anyone here know someone who had a Camaro but decided to sell it/trade it in? If so, what was their reason?

Not looking to start a Camaro bashing topic (as in, why does someone say they wouldn't buy a Camaro)...but people who liked the idea of owning a Camaro enough to get one...then changed their mind.


EDIT: Some seem to think I'm taking about emotional attachment to a car...I'm just talking about, having had experience living with a Camaro, what reasons someone has had for trading/selling it that stem from something they discovered they did not like about the car.

Also, some have mentioned the practicality reasons of trading/selling a Camaro, so I am wondering about those as well...as some of those reasons can fall under the practicality of this specific car.

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Old 10-03-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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I hate the damn car, it is always making me spend large sums of money on it. It is like having another kid that is always asking for things....
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Hate to break it to you, but the sun doesn't rise and set on Camaros. I got tired of my 2010 2SS TF edition and traded it in on my 2014 Chevy SS. I have zero regrets and never get an attachment to a car.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #4
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Hate to break it to you, but the sun doesn't rise and set on Camaros. I got tired of my 2010 2SS TF edition and traded it in on my 2014 Chevy SS. I have zero regrets and never get an attachment to a car.
I know it doesn't...which is why I made this topic (though, I think you need to break that news to those who rated this thread so badly...they must be afraid of what they will read!).

What prompted the trade? What makes the Chevy SS work better for you than the 2010 2SS?
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
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I love everything about my ZL1, but I've got two ex wives and a bunch of cars I don't own anymore that I use to love a lot, too.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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I think for some people, cars come and go, and it's nothing personal. With income and youth on their side, it's tempting to chase the next fast/fun object that comes along.

There's a lot of people on here that are probably ousted from their Camaros by reasons of practicality, especially if they start a family. Big car payments, a pretend back seat, and before you know it, it gets traded off for something with more doors.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:21 AM   #7
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:22 AM   #8
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Hate to break it to you, but the sun doesn't rise and set on Camaros. I got tired of my 2010 2SS TF edition and traded it in on my 2014 Chevy SS. I have zero regrets and never get an attachment to a car.
Says the guy who has over 7000 post here on C5 and his sig say he drives a ZL1?

But your right. It's just a car and we're all here just to have fun and enjoy our common appreciation for Camaros.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:30 AM   #9
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I like my camaro ss but am not in love with it. I purchased it as a fun means of transportation but know too well I do not get attached to any car no matter what brand, make, or model. It is definitely NOT a keeper. Looking at a used gt500 or C7 stingray next (between now and the summer). I wont be attached to that one neither.

Cars to me are a fun disposable toy that gives me a permagrin for the time being. My F250 was purchased new in 2012 and im surprised I have not traded it for another diesel yet (Ford). That might the keeper actually lol. To answer your question though op its not my favorite car in the world but on the other hand I dont hate it either.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #10
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I don't mean someone who suddenly hated their Camaro that they used to love (like a bad relationship), I get that there are practicality reasons to move on to something else...but I was wondering what those were, either for people here, or for people those here know who traded in their Camaros.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
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I disliked my 2011 2LT so much that I traded it for a 2014 2SS/RS. Does that count?
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:09 PM   #12
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I love everything about my ZL1, but I've got two ex wives and a bunch of cars I don't own anymore that I use to love a lot, too.
two ex wives please dont tell me you are married now
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:40 PM   #13
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two ex wives please dont tell me you are married now
Sanctity of marriage right thurrrrrr

I wonder if there's a correlation...more car swapping = more wife swapping? I hope not.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #14
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Sanctity of marriage right thurrrrrr

I wonder if there's a correlation...more car swapping = more wife swapping? I hope not.
The flip side would be, "Which has more miles, your car or your wife?!"
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #15
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Sanctity of marriage right thurrrrrr

I wonder if there's a correlation...more car swapping = more wife swapping? I hope not.
Sorry to burst your bubble on the sanctity of marriage, Padre.
Why don't you do some testing on your hypothesis regarding a correlation, and get right back to me.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #16
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The flip side would be, "Which has more miles, your car or your wife?!"
now this was funny
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:52 PM   #17
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I love my 2010 Camaro ss to death! It's been there with me through alot. But at one point I did feel like like trading it for a zl1 but then I started modding it more and became more fun and I'm not done yet with my things to do.

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Old 10-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #18
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Sorry to burst your bubble on the sanctity of marriage, Padre.
Why don't you do some testing on your hypothesis regarding a correlation, and get right back to me.
TX/ZL1; I am not your father

I think you meant "compadre".

But that's why I was curious if there IS a correlation. I don't have a wife. I hear they are expensive.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #19
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TX/ZL1; I am not your father

I think you meant "compadre".

But that's why I was curious if there IS a correlation. I don't have a wife. I hear they are expensive.
Point of clarification...
"Padre", Priest; one who passes judgment on issues of morality....Yes, that's what I meant.
"Compadre", Close friend......No, that's not what I meant.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #20
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Point of clarification...
"Padre", Priest; one who passes judgment on issues of morality....Yes, that's what I meant.
"Compadre", Close friend......No, that's not what I meant.
Oh ho. Noooope, not a priest.

C'Mon man, lighten up, it's Friday!

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Old 10-03-2014, 06:16 PM   #21
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People trade in their cars...

- bored of it and want something newer or different
- need to reduce cost, total cost meaning gas, tires, payments, etc.
- life event change and need something more practical for job and/or family
- reliability, costs to keep it running outweigh cost of a newer car. Like any older bmw :-)
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #22
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Oh ho. Noooope, not a priest.

C'Mon man, lighten up, it's Friday!
It's all good.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:28 PM   #23
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Well, I'm definitely in the minority here. Have a 98 truck I bought new. Kids are gone so I can afford the camaro. It will probably be the last car I buy.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #24
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:15 PM   #25
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I bought mine last Saturday for my 50th birthday. It will be a pampered fun modded severely weekend car. It will probably be with me for many fun years. I wouldn't daily drive a camaro or a corvette though. It's not a practical every day car.
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