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Old 07-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #26
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Oh, I forgot to mention now that the leaks are fixed (body seal in trunk area, and drain tube in water bag) the car is very water tight! I was driving in a virtual monsoon yesterday and the carpet was dry and not so much as a drip around the window seals.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #27
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Had my 5th bow go out at 7500 miles, didn't cost a dime to fix and even the rental car was free ...other than that no complaints, love the vert !!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #28
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If you've owned convertibles in the past, you know there's allot of care and feeding that goes along with it. This is my 5th, and I can say it's probaly the best looking, best fitting, and quietest top I've owned. Even better than the BMW 3 series. Granted, some of my others reach back into the 60's.
Have I had problems? Hell yes! Top replaced, Broken 5th bow twice, WMB replaced. But that's the price I pay for buying the first model year (which I always swore I'd never do). Considering what GM went through to bring it to market during near bankruptcy, its surprising it has a top on it at all! My service department has been outstanding in response to every issue I've had (Chevrolet Customer Service, on the other hand, has not).
Convertible tops wear out and deteriorate, even if they're not used. Someday, I'll have to replace it again on my own dime, like I've done several others. In the meantime, I still love the looks of it, and enjoy every day I drive it! I don't regret buying it one bit.

My next one may not be a convertible though; I'd like to get back on the track more...
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #29
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I bought my '11 vert on July 1, 2011, we loved it. I did have the top replaced in April of 2012 for wear marks, the dealer did a great job.........can't say enough good things about them! Never experienced another problem with the top after that, no leaks, no wear marks, nothing.
After over 18,000 miles I decided that the L99 was boring so traded it for a 2013 LS3, at just over 1600 miles we are loving it. Looked at a coupe w/ sun roof but it just wasn't the same. Top down is a great way to go.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #30
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The tonneau cover is annoying to put on. I've never used it on the road. Just put it on once at a wedding. It looked nice and all, but it's annoying to get on there. I drive around with my top "flapping" in the wind. Maybe it does cause wear marks, but doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I think most drivers avoid the tonneau cover
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #31
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Oh, I forgot to mention now that the leaks are fixed (body seal in trunk area, and drain tube in water bag) the car is very water tight! I was driving in a virtual monsoon yesterday and the carpet was dry and not so much as a drip around the window seals.

We are glad to learn that the repair on your convertible top was so successful JR 1. We wish you a continued great experience with your vehicle. Find new roads.

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #32
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a friend of mine has an orange vert... says he's had no problems with it.. it's his first vert and has had it for a year

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according to my guy i can, but who the hell knows, it changes daily. If not it may be for the better with the 14 previewing around the corner.
needed a '13 since I didn't like the refresh and I called the phone# listed on the chevy site to talk to them directly.. was told twice that June 25 or 27? (can't remember anymore) was the last date to put in orders.. (second call was made at a dealership to prove the salesman he was wrong)

they will tell you they can to get you inside and then run your options through a search to find the closest matches to dealer trade...
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #33
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The tonneau cover is annoying to put on. I've never used it on the road. Just put it on once at a wedding. It looked nice and all, but it's annoying to get on there. I drive around with my top "flapping" in the wind. Maybe it does cause wear marks, but doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I think most drivers avoid the tonneau cover
I put mine on any time I am going to be driving at highway speeds for extended distances or I am going to have the top down for several hours. It looks so much better with it on and stops the annoying flapping at speed.
Once you have put it on and taken it off a few times its not really a bother. I can put it on in about 3 minutes, and takes even less time to take it off.
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Thanks William love all three of my GM vehicles....
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #35
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I love my '12 vert. The top was replaced once and so far, nothing other than some fold marks that go away after a day with the top up. I use the tonneau about half the time. With an early build date, I expected some problems, but I guess I got lucky. My dealer has been great and I don't regret the decision to buy the car at all. It's just so much fun to drive!
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #36
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First awesome...I wouldn't trade my vert in for a coup unless for some odd reason I would die unless I did....then I would....

As far as the rub marks, they supposedly have that covered. I think they went with a thinner roof to do it personally.

I have a '12 and got some rub marks. took it in and there was zero problems getting it replaced, they hardly even looked at the marks when I told them about it.

Was in the shop for 3 or 4 days, but they provided a rental so wasnt a huge deal.


The only issue I have with the cover, is they use metal tongues to hold it on, and the plastic it goes under is soft as anything, easy to scratch. Really wish they would coat the ends with rubber or something.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #37
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Coupes can have water problems too....
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #38
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I love my '12 vert. The top was replaced once and so far, nothing other than some fold marks that go away after a day with the top up. I use the tonneau about half the time. With an early build date, I expected some problems, but I guess I got lucky. My dealer has been great and I don't regret the decision to buy the car at all. It's just so much fun to drive!
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That's also great to hear! I'm happy your experience has been thoroughly positive and hope everything remains that way! Drive safe out there .

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #39
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Overall I am very pleased with my 2013 vert with two notable exceptions. The my link conductivity leaves allot to ge desired. I have a manual transmission and the drive line slack, clutch drop, gear sincro noise it makes is just plain unacceptable. So much so there is a letter to all dealers that is given to consumers that bring your car into service concerning this noise. If gm has to give this letter stating this is normal tells me right up front it is not normal.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 AM   #40
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Glad to hear you're getting your wife a new Camaro! That is a fantastic choice and you'll enjoy every moment with it.

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For any of you who wonder why these folks get $12hr to surf the web, half NOT GM/work driven, the other, well, here's what it is.

Very inspiring there William R., you are a tribute to nothing, as you bring nothing to the table.

But thanks anyways.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #41
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For any of you who wonder why these folks get $12hr to surf the web, half NOT GM/work driven, the other, well, here's what it is.

Very inspiring there William R., you are a tribute to nothing, as you bring nothing to the table.

But thanks anyways.
Instead of attacking him why not just put him on your ignore list if you don't like his posts? He's not hurting you in any way...
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #42
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I had a 2011 2SS/RS Vert, and yes it developed the original complaint of rub marks, but my dealer replaced the top and everything was perfect for 20,000 miles that I put on it before trading it in on the ZL1 Vert.

I have 8,000 miles now on my 2013 ZL1 Vert and the car is perfect.

Just know that the tires that come on your car are 'summer' tires. Once the temp drops below 50 degrees, traction can become a problem. If you drive it in the winter as some do, just make sure to get a good set of winter tires and you'll be fine.

You're gonna love your new car.

And BTW, with regards to 2013/2014, it's all up to you. Even though production on the 2014's has started, there will still be many 2013's sitting on lots everywhere.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #43
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I've owned three 5th gen Camaro convertibles. A 2011 2SS automatic, a 2012 2SS manual, and 2013 ZL1 manual.

No top issues with any of them. Oil changes and applicable TSBs have been the only servicing they've needed. All three have been great cars to own and so much fun to drive.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #44
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i have a 2011 vert and to tell you the truth i am completely in love with the car. Although I have had NUMEROUS problems... 15 to 20 times in the shop in less than 11000 miles.. its been so many i cant remember how many times... i wouldnt get another car. It is my summer weekend car so with 15 trips to the dealership in the 12 months i actually driven it is ridiculous. ive had the 5th bow fixed many times, both sides closest to the back seat windows have come undone, a brand new top, top too loose, top disconnecting, and now the water bag completely dislocated... the key is to have a dealership who knows what they are doing. I finally brought it to a different dealership and i am so happy to hear that are doing a thurough check on everything! so hopefully i am done with dealership trips! warrenty is up in march!! :'(
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The tonneau cover is annoying to put on. I've never used it on the road. Just put it on once at a wedding. It looked nice and all, but it's annoying to get on there. I drive around with my top "flapping" in the wind. Maybe it does cause wear marks, but doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I think most drivers avoid the tonneau cover

haha cuz if it rains you are in a heap load of trouble getting it off and trying to get it to fit in the already too small trunk!!
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haha cuz if it rains you are in a heap load of trouble getting it off and trying to get it to fit in the already too small trunk!!
I keep mine stored in the trunk when not in use. It fits just fine with plenty of room to spare. Plus if you are in a big hurry you can toss it in the back seat until you get a chance to put it in the trunk. Anyway if you can't tell when it's about to rain maybe you shouldn't drive a convertible anyway.
I timed myself this morning, it took me one minute to put mine on and a minute and a half to take it off, put it in the bag and put it in the trunk. If you have two people it takes even less time.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #47
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I have a 2011 vert - it's on it's third top now and the second since I bought it. That said the new top is looking great after 3 months where the last one had wear marks and the holes starting after 3 weeks. I would say the new tops look to be a big improvement. I smile like an idiot every time I walk up to my car so it is safe to say I regret nothing
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:08 PM   #48
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For any of you who wonder why these folks get $12hr to surf the web, half NOT GM/work driven, the other, well, here's what it is.

Very inspiring there William R., you are a tribute to nothing, as you bring nothing to the table.

But thanks anyways.
tonyko1,

Sorry you feel that way, but it's great to help people on this forum when necessary or contacted. My assistance extends to you as well, so if you ever experience any vehicle or dealer concerns, feel free to private message me and I'll see how I can help you out.

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #49
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Coupes can have water problems too....
Incredible. This was the result of a storm that blew thru town the other night & dropped 4 inches of rain in 2 hours. Heard there was a Camaro flooded out back in our neighborhood, with water halfway of the door... Didn't realize it made it to the roof. After the water went down, we drove thru looking at storm damage and saw the sad sight, sitting in the middle of the road, with evidence of water having been over the hood.

BTW, OP, I have an '11 convertible as well, and love it. No issues, though I do admit babying the top. in addition to using the tonneau cover every time the top is down, I use a large piece of felt to protect the top's edges from rubbing against the tonneau. No rub marks at all.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:28 PM   #50
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I've owned three 5th gen Camaro convertibles. A 2011 2SS automatic, a 2012 2SS manual, and 2013 ZL1 manual.

No top issues with any of them. Oil changes and applicable TSBs have been the only servicing they've needed. All three have been great cars to own and so much fun to drive.
Great looking cars, you aren't partial to red are you?
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