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Old 11-22-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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One of the main reasons to buy a Camaro

I might be a little overly dramatic when I say this, but...one of the main reasons I would buy a Camaro would be to show that I am proud to be an American.
The British have their car and are proud of it.
The Japanese have their car...
The Italians have their car...
The Germans have their car...
And the U.S. has their iconic car. The Camaro. I say "The Camaro" because when one thinks of American Muscle cars, he or she most likely thinks Camaro, Trans Am, and Mustang. Since the Trans Am is currently "not here" (too bad...they were the only ones to keep the big cubes, whereas, everyone else went anal during the 1970s..) and the Mustang...well..you know ...just kidding (although the GT500 is cool..but ZL1 is better ) the Camaro just screams, "Proud to be an American."

So for all those who state, "American Muscle sucks." Just give it a break. There really isn't a car that "sucks" in my opinion...if one is faster than the other, its just about who spent the most money on their car. Whoever spent the most money, may be the fastest. SO, give it a rest.

For those who drive American Muscle, . We are proud to drive a machine that was built for an American. The sound of the classic growl, the smell of burnt rubber, (in my opinion, what fun is AWD? takes away SOME driving fun...I have EVO friends, but c'mon sliding with the tail out, burning rubber, the front end lifting up with all the torque...etc), well anyway,
this message is getting freaking long, so, yeah..Thats my opinion. Whether agree or not, whatever.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I dont think their are too many American muscle cars out right now

besides i wanna see some numbers before i say American muscle is back
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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I agree, this is an iconic american muscle car, but the only problem I have with that statement is that it will not be built in America. Now dont get all defensive, because I only buy from the big three, well actually only 1. Chevrolet or GM. In my mind its still 100% American, but to other people, they say not really its built in Canada, blah, blah. Who cares, GM IS AMERICAN and WILL BE!
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:14 AM   #5
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... ... `You know what? I'm going to be buying an american dream. I'd prefer it to be built here, but am okay with it being built in Canada. At least it's being made in North America and not over in some over seas county. I'd much rather know my hard earned dollar spent on the Camaro is going to feed another american family at the end of the day. I must say that dissapoints me. Seriously though, what can we do about it? At least we are helping our neighboring country and not someone halfway around the world. GM is GM and that to me is american.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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…At least we are helping our neighboring country and not someone halfway around the world…
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Australia (GM Holden)??!!

LOL!! Just kidding!
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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HA! I know...I was thinking about that when I said it. But, I was leaning more along the lines of the actual build process (which will be done in Canada), since that was kinda the topic.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:38 PM   #9
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american pride !!!

I agree with you Brother,

I currently own a Cadillac (american) and look forward to my second car being a musclecar. I believe everyone's entitle to their opinion but it certainly won't change mine.

My choice of cars is american:
my choice of luxury sedan is a Cadillac 2005
my choice of musclecar is a Camaro (dare i say) 2008!

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Old 11-28-2006, 12:12 PM   #10
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the main reason to buy one is you have a full 36 months to start saving up for one before you will be able to actually get one. you will have extra cash saved for modifying it or to lower your monthly payment
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #11
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the main reason to buy one is you have a full 36 months to start saving up for one before you will be able to actually get one. you will have extra cash saved for modifying it or to lower your monthly payment

yesssss!!!! mods up the wazooooo baby.... u right Ragtop... i do have to think longterm.... and if i start saving now, the little bit of change left over will help with the tons of mods i have in store.

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Old 12-11-2006, 06:40 PM   #12
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Amen, and that's why I say Toyota is the enemy!

They build great cars, but they have NO personality or anything visually simulating.

Even Honda/Acura and Nissan/Infiniti have better styling cues than Toyota/Lexus.

Toyota Camry Car of the Year(2007)? You got to be kidding me......
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To the OP, your sentiment is shared...
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #14
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To the OP, your sentiment is shared...
Dude, way to revive a 4, nearly 5 year old thread.
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Ya I agree with the OP!
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:47 AM   #16
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I have no complaints with my ZL1.
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I was about to say what are these guys talking about but then I looked at the date
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:11 PM   #18
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Not even GM advertises the Camaro as a part of the Chevy family .

"The American Sports Car" is the Corvette.
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Not even GM advertises the Camaro as a part of the Chevy family .

"The American Sports Car" is the Corvette.
Camaro isn't a sports car true? It's in a different class than the Corvette since the Camaro seats four people and has the ride height of a family sedan.

I agree that the Camaro is Americana. I bought mine used this past Memorial Day weekend so I had an American flag attached to my house so I thought it very apropos when I looked out of my den window and saw my new Camaro in the driveway next to the American flag flapping in the breeze.
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Amen, and that's why I say Toyota is the enemy!
And this knucklehead lives in San Antonio no less! As of the end of 2014, Toyota's contribution to Texas includes:

Over 19,000 good paying jobs;
About $4 billion invested;
About $18 million in local charitable giving;
98 dealerships employing many more.

I say, THANK YOU TOYOTA, for all you do for Texas and my home state of Indiana where the numbers are just as impressive.

I did better than "Buy American" when I needed a minivan. I "Bought Hoosier" with the excellent Toyota Sienna, manufactured by 4000 Hoosiers and Illini in Princeton, Indiana.
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And this knucklehead lives in San Antonio no less! As of the end of 2014, Toyota's contribution to Texas includes:

Over 19,000 good paying jobs;
About $4 billion invested;
About $18 million in local charitable giving;
98 dealerships employing many more.

I say, THANK YOU TOYOTA, for all you do for Texas and my home state of Indiana where the numbers are just as impressive.

I did better than "Buy American" when I needed a minivan. I "Bought Hoosier" with the excellent Toyota Sienna, manufactured by 4000 Hoosiers and Illini in Princeton, Indiana.
I was talking to a guy from Michigan last week and he was telling me how he just bought a Toyota Tundra and how his co-workers were giving him grief for purchasing a foreign car. He then tells me how he told them the statistics of how the Tundra is one of the top vehicles produced with American-made parts.
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I was talking to a guy from Michigan last week and he was telling me how he just bought a Toyota Tundra and how his co-workers were giving him grief for purchasing a foreign car. He then tells me how he told them the statistics of how the Tundra is one of the top vehicles produced with American-made parts.
Yes, we have Ft. Wayne Assembly here in Indiana where many GM pickups are built. IIRC, Car & Driver identified their U.S. Content at ~65% and our Toyota plants at ~80%.

But hey, I do love my Camaro and my Tahoe. I'm just trying to make the point that we should honor EVERYBODY who has the balls, patience and $$$ to build a manufacturing plant in the U.S. thereby creating a middle class in this country. Beats the hell out of Ford building in Mexico.
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"The American Sports Car" is the Corvette.


Indeed it is.
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And that means......?
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