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Old 12-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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The difference between my 2011 and my 2013 was substantial. The ride and way it drove was what sold me.
I agree totally. Feels like a different car. I loved the drive, drove a few of them (2013's) and was very impressed over what I had before.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #19
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I say go for it. Awesome color. Moon roof isn't an option on the Hot Wheels cars. Does it have the dual mode exhaust?
Yep, dual mode.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #20
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You sound like you are biased against the Camaro, the hot wheels edition you are looking at is mechanically identical to all the others. The only big difference is the paint color and the "Hot Wheels" badging, it is an appearance package. The hot wheels thing is not for me but I love the blue color. Good luck but if you think Camaro's are that bad you should beware.
Nope not biased against Camaro, more directed at the suits at GM for past treatment, for which they ultimately paid for anyway...water under the bridge. The car is beautiful, as I said I owned 5 of the 5th gens. Probably should have known better and waited a few years for them to get all the bugs out. All the '13's I've driven (SS manual) so far have been identical except for the one without the short throw, kinda different. That short throw make a difference for sure.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:54 PM   #21
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That HotWheels edition is sweet. Only color I like a little more then my Red Jewel. I'd say get it, especially if it's a LS3.
Oh yeah, had the Red Jewel - that is a killer color. Yes, it's the LS3, not the part time 4 cyl. automatic.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #22
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Thank You !!! That's stuff I was looking for. Appreciate it. See you guys and enjoy your Camaro's..... and thanks to all that responded - even the negative.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:44 PM   #23
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #24
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Not sure who told you only 500 were made, they haven't released any numbers of how many produced or to be produced

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...-auto-show.jsp

I personally know of 3 around my town and I dont live in a huge city.

Correction: after some more digging I found some #s

Total in US: 1,524. I'm not trying to rain on your parade bc the color is gorgeous but Ive seen more of the Hot Wheels then 1LEs. Actually I have yet to even see one here. I was parked next to a v6 HW edition at a car show last month. If you like it, buy it!
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #25
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Cactuseater, I and other vert owners lived through your rants and raves on the vert forum. We all felt your pain and a lot of your pain and buyback has been of help as GM now takes care of ragtop issues, even extends the warranty.

Here is the deal: after all the ranting you did calling GM and their affiliates everything but your brother, please, please, please DO NOT carry on when this one disappoints you for whatever reason, we don't care. Personally 2x would be enough for me, but maybe 3x is the charm for you.

Plus I have seen numerous comments the 21" wheels cause suspension problems and doom the car to failure. But heard that on the internet, you never really know about such things.

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #26
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if its a 2ss with npp & 6spd its one of 354 made, total produced was 1524. these numbers came from fbodfather. mine is one of 36 in canada. that car in canada was $ 52,000. i love mine, and i wanted a car that not everyone else had . to each their own some people don't like yellow cars , black cars etc, so do what please's you.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:49 AM   #27
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if its a 2ss with npp & 6spd its one of 354 made, total produced was 1524. these numbers came from fbodfather. mine is one of 36 in canada. that car in canada was $ 52,000. i love mine, and i wanted a car that not everyone else had . to each their own some people don't like yellow cars , black cars etc, so do what please's you.
Thanks for the input folks, I am definitely more educated on this version than before. Think I'll take the plunge.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:54 AM   #28
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Not sure who told you only 500 were made, they haven't released any numbers of how many produced or to be produced

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...-auto-show.jsp

I personally know of 3 around my town and I dont live in a huge city.

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Total in US: 1,524. I'm not trying to rain on your parade bc the color is gorgeous but Ive seen more of the Hot Wheels then 1LEs. Actually I have yet to even see one here. I was parked next to a v6 HW edition at a car show last month. If you like it, buy it!

Angie, thanks for the info! Appreciate it. Sorry if my previous experiences with the brand were less than the best, they truly are beautiful cars. The experiences had more to do with the management at GM and their total arrogance at the time directed toward convertible owners with the known design flawed frame. This one car I test drove drives and runs world's different than those I owned previously. They've come a long way.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:08 AM   #29
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Cactuseater, I and other vert owners lived through your rants and raves on the vert forum. We all felt your pain and a lot of your pain and buyback has been of help as GM now takes care of ragtop issues, even extends the warranty.

Here is the deal: after all the ranting you did calling GM and their affiliates everything but your brother, please, please, please DO NOT carry on when this one disappoints you for whatever reason, we don't care. Personally 2x would be enough for me, but maybe 3x is the charm for you.

Plus I have seen numerous comments the 21" wheels cause suspension problems and doom the car to failure. But heard that on the internet, you never really know about such things.

Good luck.

All the ranting and raving over on the vert threads was in unison with other owners who were experiencing the same issues and having them dealt with differently by GM as a whole. Nothing at that time was across the board. Nothing, the only thing that was was the design flaw on the frame it's self that GM would not own up to for two years. That's a lot of owners with swimming pools for cars. And in keeping them honest, and in keeping the members advised (what this forum is for) yes I did deliver the goods along with pictures of the damages as they progressed. AS did many other members with the same problem(s).

I was fortunate to make the vert nightmare go away. I traded my 2SS/RS Coupe because I didn't want to deal with GM again on the transmission. That had issues as well. Move a few years onward, and GM listened and fixed the issues, and to top it off made a much nicer car. Look at the 2005 Corvette and the 2006 Corvette rear differential's. The 2005's would grenade, then in 2006 they are replaced on the line with a much more robust diff. Corvette drivers were furious over the drive train and made it well known. That is how change happens.

And the "calling GM and their affiliates everything but your brother" is just plain untrue. Singling me out over the dozens at the very same time with the same exact issues is a mute point and totally unfair. We all called them out on that car to make it RIGHT instead of ACCEPTABLE....and they seem to be heading in the right direction. We showed them pictures and videos of our cars and their flaws - and possible repairs ( one of which GM took upon themselves to do on the interim) that could shed light upon what was happening outside the offices and in the streets and garages of the owners. We asked for CHANGE to a known design flaw. And that is what we all want with this beautiful automobile.

On the 21's, thanks for the hint I will look into that. If it comes from the factory with the newer suspension parts (vs. the 2010 and 2011 years) the design is probably allowing the use of that particular rim and tire match. But, like you said, you never know until you ask around and find out. Some of us like what we hear, and then again we are told things sometimes that we do not want to hear - what ever the truth may be - it is what it is.

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #30
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Where are you from? A local dealer had 4 on his lot last time I was there. All SS's.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #31
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Angie, thanks for the info! Appreciate it. Sorry if my previous experiences with the brand were less than the best, they truly are beautiful cars. The experiences had more to do with the management at GM and their total arrogance at the time directed toward convertible owners with the known design flawed frame. This one car I test drove drives and runs world's different than those I owned previously. They've come a long way.
Np. I didnt mean to come off as a b*tch in my first post. I just thought it was odd that someone with so many issues would come back to the same car. Guess you really like the Camaros, lol!! I have a few friends that had major problems with their verts. GM took one back and the other guy eventually sold his bc of all the aggravation. I know they were a pain!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #32
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cactuseater...Motortrend did a test on the HotWheels edition and they also stated they thought the car drove better than their previous tests, even with the bigger 21" wheels. I can only assume it was because of the new FE4 suspension the 2012+ models have versus the FE3 suspension in the 10s and 11s.

Here is a link to the article:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...on_first_test/

I love the Kinetic blue on the HW edition...I'd take it over my Aqua Blue and that's saying something as I'm in love with the color on my car and wouldn't trade it for any other. They both look very similar in the sun, but the Kinetic doesn't have the teal hue in darker lighting that the ABM has.

The car is a winner for sure. Best of luck.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #33
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Yep, there are a few of us here... and yes, the suspension tuning was revised in 2012... now the 21s rides better than older cars with 20s.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #34
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