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Old 07-08-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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what else did you consider before buying your camaro?

I personally considered a lot...

At first (about a year and a half ago) it was a saturn sky red line, then i got interested in the volvo c30, then a CTS, thought about an astra for a few feeks since it would have been significantly cheaper than my other options. The sky wasnt practical, the c30 was pretty nice, the base price on the CTS kept going up, and the astra felt too much like an economy car.

Then i started aiming a bit higher. Got interested in the G8 gxp, bmw 135, and mercedes c300. The c300 felt like an old man car, the bmw was way over-hyped: not worth 42 grand to me, and i liked the G8 gxp a lot but waited too long. All the G8s got bought up and i couldnt find one the way i wanted it. plus the dealer i went to wasnt giving me a deal at all even though our tax dollars are keeping them alive and they have hundreds of cars in their inventory and a brand new showroom they need too pay off, they should have been a lot more motivated to make a sale (they also wanted over msrp on a camaro). Honestly i might be driving a G8 gxp right now if the price was right.

the camaro is my style. big, "american", v8, rwd, manual transmission, 2 door. and i love the retro look of it, especially in IOM, orange accent interior, and black hood stripes.

so what else did everyone consider? and why did you rule it out?
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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I was considering the BMW 335i. Looked at the Z06 that was a couple years old. But ordered the 2SS/RS Rally Yellow.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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C5 or C6 Z06? my cousin just got a black 08 Z06 and wow...
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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This is weird, but was looking at buying a new F-150 for the past 9 months. Just not sure I like the current styling of the F-150. So, instead, I'm keeping my current '03 F-150 and purchasing a Camaro. Should hopefully be here around September.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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Nothing I have been waiting for this car to come out for years, since they first started talking about it what 4 years ago.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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SRT8 Challenger, my 2nd choice
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
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I looked at challengers which i personally think they look great. But i like the Camaro better and the fact that that it would be an extra $6k or so to get the same power with a SRT that i can get with the SS just sealed the deal really. I know i could have gotten the Challenger quicker than the Camaro but it was obvious that bang for the buck was MUCH higher with the Camaro. If the SRT challengers were cheaper it would have been a battle for me to choose.

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #9
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I looked at the Camaro SS but with the dealers playing games trying to get the most money I bought another CTS instead and am glad I did. Back in 1998 I swore off Chevy's for the rest of my life after a problematic 1998 Monte Carlo Z34 and a local dealer who could have cared less. Almost ordered the Camaro but when they told me there was no guarantee of even getting a car, I gave up. They were taking as many orders as they could get and said the selling price would be determined when the car arrived. When I asked if it was MSRP or lower, they said no it would be MSRP+. Not acceptable to me so I walked out and never looked back. I got the CTS at invoice - over $5,500 in GM card and GM incentives.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:44 PM   #10
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cts v, but did nt have the cash, I have been waiting on this since the termination of production.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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But seriously, the Challenger. That thing is a beast.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #12
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About a year and 3 months ago I was thinking of getting a Mustang GT, but I was never a Ford man. I started looking at C6 Corvettes but ran across an article about the 2010 Camaro. That was it right there. I found Camaro5 and started researching and never looked back.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #13
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I've been looking for a car since I was 15, and now that I am 18 I'm getting a '10 Camaro. In the beginning I wanted an old school muscle car but without modern safety features my parents said it was a no go. So as long as I saved up for half, my parents would consider a newer car. So years of work and years of saving cash it was time to decide which to get.

I was limited to V6's since insurance is cheaper for a young adult. I looked at 2005+ Mustangs and a few GT's, 350z's, Challenger SE's, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and then the '10 Camaro. I drove both types of Mustang's and liked the GT but the kit that was on it was to low so I moved on. I also drove a turbo V6 stang which I really liked but before I decided it was sold. Next I went to the Challenger but I found it pretty big. Then I saw a blue 350z which my parents loved but then found that it was a manual and I didn't want my first car to be a manual since I suck at driving stick. So that was out. Then the Genesis Coupe came along and at the same time the '10 Camaro. I saw both at the local Auto show and I fell in love with the Camaro right then and there.

That is basically my story. Now all I have to do and wait until late this month or early next month.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #14
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CTS. Bought an 07 CTS six months before the 08 (new body style) came out. Glad I didnt I would have regretted that decision
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #15
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I considered a down-payment on a house in the next 5 years, but I guess thats gonna wait until the Car is payed off.

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #16
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I was considering a 2010 GT500, but really wanted a camaro since I sold my 99 Z28 in 2002. So here I am waiting with everybody else. Delivery date is uhh TOMORROW! We will see. Hopefully soon, but then I guess I'll have to wait for gfx I ordered w/ car.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #17
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i honestly wasn't even considering buying a new car (since i have a 07 colorado that i bought new 2 years ago) but I saw the Camaro on here, and then I checked it out at the autoshow. I figured it out that it really wouldn't cost me that much more a month to own one so i went to the dealer and DID IT! I am like 2 days away from delivery and I CANT FREAKING WAIT!!!!!!!

Had to trade in the Camaro for a truck :(, but hopefully I can join the Camaro family again one day
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:20 AM   #18
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All I had to consider was IOM or ABM. lol
Week long decision.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:47 PM   #19
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Tested Evo X, 370Z, MB C300
Evo X= liked it but still a Lancer so no
MB 300= great interior but really looking for an sports car
STI= dont like new chassis
135i= overpriced for what u get
370Z= really liked it everything about it except is a 2 seater and plan to have a child the next year, my #2 choice
Camaro= #1 choice, havent tested it but have read a lot of info here for the past 2-3 months, and really like the looks and the back seat.

So currently im between a Camaro 1SS/RS or a 370Z track. The Camaro just arrived here (Puerto Rico) earlier this month so I havent tested it since there were not giving test drives (they only got 1 at the dealer I went). Chevy dealers are nuts here, they pricing them 10-15K over MSRP, it was the same when the GT500 arrived. I really need a new car and plan to buy it on late August early July. So I guess ill be driving a 370Z since I dont think prices will normalize for that time and the lack of stock will continue for the rest of this year.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:38 PM   #20
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2008, 2009, 2010 Mustang GT. Test drove an 08 and an 09 but once I saw the Concept Camaro at a car show in Pittsburgh I decided to wait for the new Camaro.

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #21

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I was checking out the new CTS-V, but would have had to get rid of my 05 CTS-V that I really love to get it and with the Camaro purchase I was able to keep both I also did not like the new CTS-V nearly as much once I saw it in person as it almost looks like they tried too hard to make it look like a Rolex 24 hour car or something.
I wasn't even looking at the Camaro's much until I sat in the first one I dyno tuned. As soon as I got into the car and saw the guages light up I knew I had to have one. I wanted an aqua blue at first, but changed my mind to CGM once I saw one of them in person. I got lucky and called at exactly the right time to get one from a great dealer up in Michigan (Bill Crispin) that had someone back out of the car they ordered that was exactly what I wanted and picked it up at MSRP. I think the Camaro will be one of those cars I keep for a long time (Like my 94 Impala SS) and even ordered a new 2 car garage tonight so the Camaro and CTS-V don't have to fight over a garage spot. The wife's solstice seems to not want to give it's spot up at all
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:33 PM   #22
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:35 PM   #23
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #24
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Id hate to admit it but a Shelby GT-500
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:01 PM   #25
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Was going to buy a Mustang, was going to buy a Mustang, and then I saw the 2010 Camaro... Camaro made it home July 18th, 2009[Camaro# ...24182].
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