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Old 05-04-2014, 10:15 PM   #29
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Welcome to Camaro5! Your not insane! Mine is just a weekend "Date car/showcar. I avoid rain when I can. If there's rain in the forecast, the car stays in the garage. I treat it just like I treated my past weekend rides.
In the end, it's your car, do what you want. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:24 PM   #30
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mine will never see salt and it sucks in the rain. Ill use my daily driver for that. tell her she can wash all the crap off it when it the rains. Why do I only drive my Camaro when its nice out BECAUSE I CAN.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #31
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My girlfriend thinks I'm nuts.
You don't even come close to being nuts, to be certified nuts you need a 45 year old car that has only 812 original on it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:06 PM   #32
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Because the tires?
For sure. Hard rainfall and these tires simply do not mix. Hell, it doesn't even need to be a hard rainfall.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:07 AM   #33
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Mine is stored over the winter and hasn't seen rain yet. Only because I like to keep it clean. I have other cars to drive when weather isn't great. We'll see how it goes this season.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:12 AM   #34
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You'd be insane if you didn't keep a nice coat of wax and sealant on it... along with some 303 or the like on the plastic parts.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:40 AM   #35
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My Camaro almost saw a sprinkle once.

But I check the radar before backing out of the garage.

And yes, my wife knows I am insane.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:27 AM   #36
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Yes, drive that car man and enjoy it while you can
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:33 AM   #37
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Why go through the expense of a high priced car if you are going to be afraid to use it when the weather isn't perfect? I can't believe you spent probably over $35,000 on a car just to be its protector. Unless you're planning on using your car as a show car, drive the darn thing. These cars are loads of fun to drive. Get some bang for your buck. Chances are you are, at some point, going to trade it in for a newer car. Are you going to keep spending boat loads of $$$ just to keep a car looking pristine in your garage?
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:58 AM   #38
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My 2012 has just under 3K miles Dont care drive it when I want mainly around town. When the person giving you a hard time is paying your loan then they can dicate how/when you drive it until then enjoy it the way you want to.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:32 AM   #39
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:12 AM   #40
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I wont do short rides in the rain. I hate having to clean it and after its been in the rain black cars look like they haven't been washed in weeks. But if I have a long drive or I am getting close to needing to wash it anyways I will drive it in the rain. Rain doesn't bother me at all I just hate the 2-3 hour wash process. Bring out all the wash stuff set up wash, Dry, Put wash stuff away, Detail spray, drive down the highway, Detail spray to remove the water that came out all the little places, Detail spray door jams under hood and trunk lid.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:36 AM   #41
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Out 1LE is a daily driver. Living in the southeast corner of GA, it will probably never see snow. I hear people complain about the tires in the rain, but I have never seen it. Car works just fine. We did avoid using it in the sub 40 degree weather due to tire warning. The car was bought to be driven, and it will be. When it is worn out in 8 - 10 years with 200K miles on it, it will be replaced. Its your car, treat it as you want, but just ask yourself what you are saving it for?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:26 AM   #42
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I never drive my good cars in the rain. I have a car that I use if I have to drive in the rain or take a pet-to-the-vet.
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