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Old 11-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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The car you almost bought

Hello everyone!

This is my first post in the forums, so sorry mods if this isn't in the right section.

My question is this: was there a car(s) that you almost bought instead of your Camaro?

For me, I was looking for 2 things: a fast, good looking car, and a car that was affordable(I'm fresh out of college, with, well... some debt), meaning it was going to be a v6.

I did my research, and it seemed that the right choice was a mustang. I also found a couple deals on a charger, so that was in the running as well.

As for the camaro, I never really considered it, simply because they just seemed to expensive.

Anyways, I test drove a charger, and wasn't really blown away by it. It just didn't feel sporty enough, and for the money, it didnt seem like you were getting alot of car.

I test drove a mustang a few days later, and really liked it. I told the dealer to hold onto it, let me sleep on it, and I would contact him in a couple days.

Fast forward 2 days later, and my little brother(he's 14) and I were hanging out after I got off work. He somehow talked me into wanting to test drive a camaro, so off we went to my local chevy dealership. We got there, hopped in a Camaro, and off we went.

WOW. I was blown away by the car. You really can't appreciate it until you drive it. From everything I've read about, this car was supposed to be a nightmare to drive from the cabin setup and the blind spots. It wasn't supposed to be as fast as the mustang. From my experience, it didn't feel like I was driving just another car(which the mustang and charger did). It felt like I was sitting in a spaceship or something(which I loved). Performance wise, it felt just as good, if not better than the pony. Definitely more of a 'pin you to the seat' feel.

Needless to say, we got back to the dealership, and I basically told them if they could get me the right price, i'd buy it that night. The dealership came through, gave me a great price on the car, and the rest is history!

What about you guys?
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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For me it was a 2013 2500 Silverado Z71 LTZ they were asking just way too much for it being used and I was not about to pay like new price for a used truck. I don't care if it was a 2013, someone already bought it and used it and probably did the nasty in the back seat, and I'm not paying like new price for abused interior!
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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I almost bought a 2012 Lexus IS-F and still find myself longing for one. The $70k price was the hard number to overcome.

Looked also at an Infiniti G37 IPL but the dealership was very unprofessional and turned me off of the car.

And finally looked briefly at a Ford Raptor. Still want one and might look at a 2015 in the future.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Nope. Had to have a Camaro. I just wish I had bought the V8 first. :/
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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I was #2 on the list for a ZL1. All local dealer allocations were customer orders for 2012. My dealer only received 1 car for 2012. I couldn't wait so I picked up my vert SS. No regrets


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Old 11-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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i wanted to get a 2013 mustang gt 5.0, because i wanted an auto and didn't like the AFM in the camaro. ford wanted 18% financing because my credit sucks so i ended up getting the camaro (i love it)
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #10
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #11
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Truth be told I almost had a Ford Focus. Thank you Goo for talking me out of that one.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #13
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I almost bought a yellow 2012 SS convertible, then I found a red one. :-) I didn't really consider any other car.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #14
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Was looking at the Saturn Sky to replace my 2001 Saturn L300 (Daddy car) that I had. Drove the 2008 Redline, liked it ok. Then saw the Camaro at the Denver Auto Show in 2008. Luv at first sight, had a '68 back in the day. Never looked back. Bought my 2010 ASAP in 2009 (delivered June).
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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Was first looking at a fully upgraded Hyundai Elantra or Kia Forte... Did the numbers and figured the difference in price between those and my dream car (camaro) was well worth it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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I debated between a Challenger or a Mustang DUB edition. All it took was one drive in the Camaro to know this was it. I didnt buy the one I drove. Bought a LT first then 7 mths later upgraded to my SS. Bought it sight unseen. Didnt even see a pic of it. Told my dealer (and friend) what I wanted, he found it 4 hrs away and a few days later she was here. Been in love since.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #17
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Don't hate to much, but I was looking at a 2014 Subaru WRX before I found the Camaro I bought.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:13 AM   #18
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Blue '13 Challenger.

Had the salesman some skills in introducing me to the product and not insulting my trade-in, it might have been.

Of course, in the back of my mind were the ratty 70's Mopars that rusted out at the sight of table salt and gave that tell tale "tinny" groan when being started up.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #19
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My #1 was a 2006 Cadillac XLR with 32,xxx miles. I chose the Camaro because of the styling (XLR looks nice but too contemporary) and the customization potential.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:22 AM   #20
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Audi A6
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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
(Used) Pontiac G8 GXP

I really like how pure a product the Camaro is: raw American-style performance. Sort of like a single malt whiskey. The performance had to be real - cornering and straight-line, along with build quality. I just love how it outperforms cars at twice or more the price. Permagrin from day 1.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #21
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Almost went with a Lexus 350 but also looked around at some stangs but I didn't like that everybody and their grandma seemed to have a stang (wayy too many of them on the roads around here). Liked that the Maro would be unique on the road.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #22
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Blue '13 Challenger.

Had the salesman some skills in introducing me to the product and not insulting my trade-in, it might have been.

Of course, in the back of my mind were the ratty 70's Mopars that rusted out at the sight of table salt and gave that tell tale "tinny" groan when being started up.
Cool car - I actually have a '13 R/T Blacktop w/ STP and love it, but I love my Camaro more. It's more "me." (and faster = ) )
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #23
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I was saving to buy a 2005-2008 Viper convertible but I was a year or two away from saving up enough for the purchase plus would have wanted to mod the Viper with coilovers, aftermarket wheels, headers & exhaust. Not being blesssed with a lot of patience I found a year old Camaro SS convertible LS3 with 2653 miles on it and never looked back.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #24
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was going to get the mazda rx8 or nissan 350z but got the camaro.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #25
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Since it was a mid life crisis, is what people are telling me, I looked into and test drove a used 2010 or 11 SS but dealer wouldn't deal. Then I looked into a new Mustang until I sat in one. I am a big guy and that didn't work. I went to look at a Corvette convertible, a 2001 I think it was. Drove close to 400 miles to look at it and didn't even get to look at it. Decided to head to my 2nd option that day and at least test drive the V6 Camaro since I thought the SS was a little more than I wanted to shell out at the time. Well, when I test drove it I could not believe the power of the V6, sounded not so half bad for being short 2 cylinders. I had a set number I wanted to pay before I even went to test drive, it cost me about 7 c-notes more than I wanted but bought my 2012 1LT and have been enjoying it ever since. I do wish that I could have bought an SS, still do, but glad I got this car. I have put a little more into exhaust and the few mods I put on it than I intended but I love the car. Only regret is I bought a black car, 1st and last I will say. GM didn't make it in a blue I like so I went with what was available and thought I would try a different color besides red.

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