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Old 03-03-2014, 12:01 PM   #26
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I have a family member with one, first time I drove it I thought it was a dog, until I realized I was shifting at a V8 like 5-6K RPM. Once I let the thing rev like it needed to you're right, it woke right up...
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:25 PM   #27
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traded in. The Mini dealership gave me a little more than what Carmax offered me so I took it. I never should have traded in my Bee which by the way was paid for. :(
I am with ya I loved your ZL1 but the Bee was faster and looks great too.

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:38 PM   #28
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you can lose the Maalox now! I know for sure I hate stressing anything! If I do I get rid of it same goes for wives!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:05 PM   #29
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I fully understand.
I knew mine was not going to be my daily driver before I bought it.
Same with my Custom Bike.
Neither were practical daily drivers where I live.

Have fun with the mini.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:45 PM   #30
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I will have another high end car one day. just now isn't the time. I decided to buy something very practical and affordable so I can begin to stash some $$$ for a few years.[/QUOTE]


Humm, so you sell it to stash cash to buy another high end car one day? Hope you get your stress levels under control by then! Never fall that much in love with material things. Makes no sense, but to each his own. Good luck and enjoy the COOP.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:29 PM   #31
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Wish you the best of luck, maybe we will see you as a Z owner again. I too sold my Z a little while ago, but now I'm thinkning of getting another one. Go figure..... If the 2015 has an option for the LS9 I would be all over that!!!!1
Does that imply that you prefer the ZL1 over the GT500 after driving both for a while?
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:17 PM   #32
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I went from a 04 Mini Cooper S to my 2011 Camaro. I miss the mini sometimes. It handled like a go cart through my daily commute through the canyon. However i forget about it once i sit back into my camaro.

Enjoy your new Mini. They are fun little cars.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:27 PM   #33
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I done get it either. It's a car meant to be driven. Shit will happen to it. It's going to be fine.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #34
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Have fun with the mini, hope it turns out the way you want. I've had a few friends with them and they loved them.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #35
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Does that imply that you prefer the ZL1 over the GT500 after driving both for a while?
I'm a chevy guy at heart and I love the looks of the Camaro. I could be honest and give a true driving impression of both cars but I would be flamed here. (depending what you are looking for)

The reason I'm thinking of another ZL1 is the looks and I'm just a Chevy guy at heart. I have went over both cars with a fine tooth comb and there are many many differences. It's not because of performance.

I do feel privileged to have owned them both. They are both very great cars in their own ways.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #36
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:29 PM   #37
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Enjoy the Mini Cooper, my buddy has one and his is supercharged! No use keeping a car you are struggling to pay for. Very wise move. Just to warn you the aftermarket industry has lots of parts for the Mini!
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #38
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Enjoy the Mini Cooper, my buddy has one and his is supercharged! No use keeping a car you are struggling to pay for. Very wise move. Just to warn you the aftermarket industry has lots of parts for the Mini!
He said car was paid for.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:26 PM   #39
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He said car was paid for.
I believe it was his Camaro he owned before the ZL1 was paid for.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:31 PM   #40
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I believe it was his Camaro he owned before the ZL1 was paid for.
Thanks we read the same thing. He stated the SS was paid off.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #41
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I believe it was his Camaro he owned before the ZL1 was paid for.
Correct. My 2010 was paid for when I traded it in for the 2013 Z.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #42
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Correct. My 2010 was paid for when I traded it in for the 2013 Z.
Congrats on the Mini. I'm sure you'll have just as much permagrin with it
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:36 PM   #43
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Correct. My 2010 was paid for when I traded it in for the 2013 Z.
We are paying attention!

You are going to like the new car. They handle like Go Karts when lowered and better sway bars, wait already spending your money for you! Enjoy it. I looked at buying one but that was before the ZL1 popped up into my radar.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #44
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #45
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Always need two cars! I prolly dive only 4 to 6 miles a weekend in my camaro. I do worry the same about ppl doing something to it or something ,even though that's what insurance is for! I like the mini Cooper too. Bit I am surprise that you didn't just get another camaro. because I couldn't see myself just going away from the 5th Gen. I would think another SS!
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #46
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:21 PM   #47
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Did you ask how much BMW charges to change your oil?
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #48
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I got a new 2LT in October, and i admit, i am hesitant to drive it even (its alot less than the ZL1) , but its brand new, black, and i am picky. i think after the new ness lets up, i will drive it more when the roads and weather is better. but i look for far away places to park so dont get door dinged. OP, i would have kept the ZL1 and just got a beater for daily driving, for cheap. the ZL1 is a really nice car and i couldnt fathom being able to afford one of those. good luck!
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #49
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Cooper is a fun car. I understand the stress of the ZL1 and hopefully you will be back in a Camaro one day. Best of luck to you!
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Did you ask how much BMW charges to change your oil?
No cost maintenance for brakes, fluids, oil changes, wipers, loaner vehicles, etc.
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