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Old 05-04-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Talking 2SS 2013 tips advice

In the process of buying this 2013 2SS used.
Never had insurance or purchased a car, starting fresh.
Any advice on the car? It has 17k miles and I'm paying 26 plus taxes titles etc.
my dream car! But wondering how the gas is going to work, v8 and shit.
What should I expect?


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Old 05-04-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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The gas is on the right, the brake is in the middle. The gas works by pressing on the peddle, try to relieve yourself before driving, you could shit yourself. You could also shit yourself when you get the insurance rates. Good luck with your car.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Expect alot of tickets
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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The gas is on the right, the brake is in the middle. The gas works by pressing on the peddle, try to relieve yourself before driving, you could shit yourself. You could also shit yourself when you get the insurance rates. Good luck with your car.

Gasoline smart one. MPG. Didn't think I had to spell it out for some of you
As far as insurance goes, well that's just that it will have to be. I figured it's will be bad


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Old 05-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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Its a great car, gets crappy gas mileage. I think I average about 14 mpg, mostly in town driving.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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Its a great car, gets crappy gas mileage. I think I average about 14 mpg, mostly in town driving.

Thank you, I drive far so I'm thinking about that but I'm in love with the car so I will manage!
Lots of high way driving for me


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Old 05-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #7
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Amanda...you should be able to get over 20 mpg on the highway maybe as much as 23 or 24 depending on how heavy your right foot is. But if you plan on having too much fun with the 420 horses, you may be lucky to get 20.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:24 PM   #8
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Sounds like you have your mind made up. Get used to the car before you start to have too much fun w/ it. It can be dangerous for you & others. Enjoy it & take it easy the 1st couple 100 miles. Did you get the auto or stick?
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:24 PM   #9
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I average around 19 on my 1le. Enjoy
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #10
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Sounds like you have your mind made up. Get used to the car before you start to have too much fun w/ it. It can be dangerous for you & others. Enjoy it & take it easy the 1st couple 100 miles. Did you get the auto or stick?

You have no idea. I've checked others out but not ss But I can't keep my eyes off the SS Thursday I'm checking it out in person. It's fully loaded too.
Automatic. I can't do manual.
I keep telling myself don't say yes the moment you see it lol
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:33 PM   #11
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Yea dont go there like that hide your emotions. Point out all the flaws of the car you find & look hard for them. Don't let them know how much you like the car & haggle the crap out of them. Hope you get it @ a good deal.
Btw the camaro is also good therapy when you need it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #12
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Yea dont go there like that hide your emotions. Point out all the flaws of the car you find & look hard for them. Don't let them know how much you like the car & haggle the crap out of them. Hope you get it @ a good deal.
Btw the camaro is also good therapy when you need it.

Thank you for the help!
Greatly appreciated!
Hopefully I will be posting pictures up in time with MY new car


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Old 05-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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Amanda, welcome to Camaro5! Like the others have said, take it easy for a 100 miles or so till you feel comfortable driving your new to you Camaro. Traction control is your friend! Resist the urge to slam the go pedal and stay in control of the right foot. Have fun and enjoy the ride!
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #14
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Amanda, welcome to Camaro5! Like the others have said, take it easy for a 100 miles or so till you feel comfortable driving your new to you Camaro. Traction control is your friend! Resist the urge to slam the go pedal and stay in control of the right foot. Have fun and enjoy the ride!

thank you!
I will take it easy as much as I can haha


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Old 05-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #15
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Gas aint even that bad.

Don't speed either way because if the cops catch you going 1MPh over in a car like this, they're gonna ticket you. I call it nice car tax. They'll overlook the honda civic going 10-15mph over the limit in favor of your car.

just enjoy it
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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Gas aint even that bad.

Don't speed either way because if the cops catch you going 1MPh over in a car like this, they're gonna ticket you. I call it nice car tax. They'll overlook the honda civic going 10-15mph over the limit in favor of your car.

just enjoy it

I've heard the gas ain't that bad depends on how you drive.
So I'll keep it calm and see how it goes.

Thank you I most definitely will enjoy it.


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Old 05-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #17
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Another thing you need to know(if you don't) the SS requires premium gas. Most of all enjoy the car when you get it,and the perma grin that comes with it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #18
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Welcome to the forum!

I have an automatic....btw...automatics have 400hp manuals have 426...

As for gas mileage mine averages 18-19 mpg.I drive mostly interstate,doing 70-75 though,would love to do 100 but I have state troopers constantly monitoring.. their hq is just a mile off the interstate I use. :(
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:37 PM   #19
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #20
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Are you buying from a dealer or an individual? Since it is a '13 it should be in good shape. Check tire wear and also look at the service records. I would want to see at least two or three oil/filter changes. Run a carfax.

A dealer should have checked the car. It is still under warranty, but if it shows signs of abuse I would pass. Make sure it has the factory Perelli P Zero tires. New tires would be a red flag for me.

Most of these cars are treated well, so hopefully the one that you are considering will be in very good condition.

As others have said, just take it easy when you get it. It will take a little time to get used to the performance and handling. Be very careful backing up and changing lanes!

This is not a difficult car to drive, so get it and enjoy it. Just use common sense.
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In the process of buying this 2013 2SS used.
Never had insurance or purchased a car, starting fresh.
Any advice on the car? It has 17k miles and I'm paying 26 plus taxes titles etc.
my dream car! But wondering how the gas is going to work, v8 and shit.
What should I expect?


Lmk thanks!



Welcome!! It sounds like you found a good priced car. $26k is good for a '13 2SS. Post up some pics when you get a chance.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #22
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Thank you, I drive far so I'm thinking about that but I'm in love with the car so I will manage!
Lots of high way driving for me


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"Lots of highway driving" should get you into the low 20s for MPG. This, of course, depends on how much and how often you stomp you right foot down. And don't forget to use high octane (91 to 93) fuel. "Regular" gas will screw up the computer and your car will not run well.

Good luck Amandaaaaaaa, and welcome to C5!
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Post up some pics when you get a chance.
Driver included, please.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:05 AM   #24
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BTW, 26,000 is an awesome price for a 2013 2SS, even with 17,000 miles on her. I'd look the car over very carefully before you finalize the deal. This car should be going for 10,000 more. If you are satisfied, then you are getting one heck of a deal. Actually Kelley Blue Book says this car should go from 29,000 (fair condition) to 33,000 (excellent condition) if you purchase from a private party, more from a dealer.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #25
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depends on how you drive it. I get 25mpg at 75 on the thruway all day and 19-20 playing with it. and I have 3.91 gears. I live in the country though.
I think the 1st guy saw your pic and his brain went to mush. Low octane fuel wont screw up the computer. It will screw up the motor. 91 or 93.
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