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Old 07-18-2013, 04:19 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, 04:27 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, 04:45 PM   #37
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Coupes can have water problems too....
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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, 07:32 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, 02:22 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, 09:25 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, 09:54 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, 01:23 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, 01:54 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, 05:22 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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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, 05:23 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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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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Old 07-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #51
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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.
Yeah a very sad sight indeed. We have had so much rain, I wanted to put mine in the Fun Fest car show yesterday but with all the rain I didn't have time to clean it up and then we had a downpour yesterday morning so I gave up trying.
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