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Old 08-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #26

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No regrets.
Great work car, fun road car,economical to operate, will probably recoup most of my 22k "investment" when I sell or trade it in if I keep it clean.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #27
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My only regret is not getting the exact color I wanted as cyber grey met. Is the worst color ever for dust and fingerprints lol but I got mine at an unbeatable price so it's all good ;-)
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #28
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I love my car.. it's my dream car really.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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Interesting question that I'm happy to answer. I actually DID regret purchasing this car in the beginning, but after modding it and getting all of the issues ironed out, I'm happy with it.

I'm a difficult customer. I've had a lot of different cars and know what I like. To me, here's where Chevy failed with the bone stock 5th-gen Camaro:
  1. The stock SS exhaust barely has any presence. At least when a stock 5.0 rolls by, you can hear it, and identify what it is.
  2. Paint issues
  3. Lack of basic equipment that is now considered "standard" by today's measure (i.e. automatic temp control, etc.)
  4. Fit and finish issues (i.e. instrument cluster bezel fitment, etc.)
  5. Basic parts issues (it took GM three years to correct a leaking master cylinder reservoir...really??)
Had I gotten a better trade deal, a Boss or Cobra would be sitting in my garage right now. Having my Camaro set up as I do now, in retrospect, making that trade would have been a regret.
Bye bye, Bumblebee!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #30

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HUD would've been nice but my finance situation choice was 2ss or 1ss 1le. I think we all am agree which is the better choice for same price
Was in the same boat, and made the same decision. No regrets what so ever!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #31
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I have owned one of every generation and these are amazing. For the money there is no better enjoyment.

Think of it like this a trip to a large amusement park for two is easily $300.00 for the day if not more. You stand in line next to other crabby people and ride a ride for 90 seconds. in a day you may get 10 rides.

For an average of $600.00 (more or less) a month you drive these awesome cars several ok screw the math they're just fun to drive and I am 16 all over again!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #32
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Well, only 2 really! One is that it wasn't a manual and the second is that I didn't get a ZL1. Other than that, I love mine!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #33
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No regrets. The best purchase I ever made. Now I just wish I could win the lottery so I could make more Camaro related purchases.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #34
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Ordered my 2SS 2 weeks after the dealerships had their 'unveiling' back in 2009. Picked it up a month later, 2nd one on the streets in my town. Best car I've ever owned. 4 years in and I still get permagrin when I walk up to it. That's why it's called permagrin!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #35
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nope not one bit, drove three hours in the rain to begin the process, almost drove home without it after a long day of test driving and trying to get my loan to go through, but later that night i drove back home with an awesome car in the rain with a perm grin and still have it !
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #36
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Oh another thing I regret about my 5th Gen is when i googled information about it, C5 popped up all over the place. I learned everything about a 5th gen. Thats when I said "damn, I shouldve bought a v8!"
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #37
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All I can say GM is Trunk Monkey. You had it on older vehicles! It has multiple uses! Especially keep those teenagers in check!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #38
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Interior quality is just dissapointing in my opinion.... If the dash was lesthrt snd they threw in some polished alluminum maybe...
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #39
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Oh come on you know you like the plastic that scratches if you look at it wrong 😜 lol It is a gm vehicle they have never been known for quality interior parts, it's not like a 90's Honda where the car can fall apart around the dash that still looks as beautiful as day 1
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:01 PM   #40
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Regret feels like such a strong word.


I WAS completely happy with my 1SS until I bought my fiancee's Acadia, which has leather seats, bluetooth all the bells and whistles. Prior to my Camaro I was always a Jeep guy, so I never had such amenities and didn't quite know what I was missing.

While I need none of those things to enjoy my car, I've realized that leather isn't as hot and sticky in NY as it was in the hotter places that I've lived. Sliding into a plush leather seat is very very nice.

I also wish that the 1LE package had been available when I bought my car.

Oh, and My CGM is the first non-white vehicle I have ever owned. While I love my CGM, there are many many times when I see a summit white Camaro and wonder if I made the right choice.

All that said, I do love my car, and will likely keep it for a while I'm waiting until the 6th gen comes out do decide whether I want to jump to the next platform. If I don't then it's either go balls out and build my SS into a FI monster, or try to find a nice, clean used SW ZL1
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #41
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I promise you that I will NEVER, EVER, EVER Buy another Camaro! It just ain't happenin', I will NOT DO IT!!! You ask WHY, WHY, WHY??!?!?!?! BECAUSE.....

I will DIE before I get rid of my Blue Beauty ...she will be the car I own when I die and if I could (my sons would kill me if I wasn't already dead for not leaving it for them), I would be buried in her.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #42
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I'm a Cummins 4x4 kinda guy and it's been a very long time since I've owned a car; however, once I saw the '10 SS I knew it would only be a matter of time before I owned one.

Seeing the IOM leather seats and I melted away and there was instant bonding. Being retired, I found/find reasons to go for a ride and it's a conversation starter, especially amongst those of us who grew up driving the original muscle cars.

I've begun the modding with Pfadt Tri-Ys w/high flow cats and a CAI. The factory cat back exhaust and CAI sound complement each other, quiet at cruising rpms, but get into spirited driving and the sound is very noticeable and aggressive. Being a fan of big block torque and horsepower, stroke/cam/ heads are in the planning phase; all in a comfortable and safe driving platform.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #43

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The only regret that I have is not ordering the RS package. I have had some nice cars, but none that I Love as much as this Camaro.
2SS L99, CAI, Kooks Stainless 1 7/8 headers, Kooks Catted Oem Connection Pipe, MBRP Exhaust, MSD LS1 Superconductor 8.5 mm Wires. NKG Copper Spark Plug Set, Full Dyno Tune. BMR G8Trailing Arms - Hammertone and BMR Rear Toe Rods, GFX, Devils Tail Side Stripes, Side Vent Stripes, Synergy Green Door Panels and SS Grill & Trunk Badges .
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #44
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I wish they would bring BACK a dark green. GM had a SEMA touring convertible speical edition at c5fest. I offered to BUY it on the spot but it wasn't for sale. :( But I also am on my 3rd and no regrets.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #45

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Just wanted to know if you guys have any regrets buying a camaro? Would you buy another one in the future? How do you feel about the money invested in your cars?! Do you regret not buying something else?
...middle aged guy here who wrenched, tried, troubled, and toiled with 1st and 2nd gen cars back when. No regrets with my ZL1. Simply amazing.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #46
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For my first car I am happy, still get excited to drive the car everyday.

My next car will be a v8 camaro though, and i'll use the 6 as my daily.
While this definitely isn't my first car, I definitely have this same exact plan. I have looked into trading towards an SS two times, and the cards just haven't been right for it. But then after the deal falls through, both times I gave a sigh of relief because I didn't have to part with my current Camaro. I definitely want an SS and I'm definitely going to get one. But I'm hanging onto my V6. I love it, and certainly have no regrets in purchasing it. By far the most awesome car I've ever owned. Can't wait to add another one in the garage!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #47
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No way I love my first car with AC. LOVE IT!
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:10 AM   #48
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my only regret... not buying one sooner. I've only had mine for two weeks.

Would I buy another...definitely. This is my first 5th gen, but 4th Camaro.
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