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Old 04-09-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Talking New girl here.

So I just want to say that I have no clue how to take a car a part and what parts are what, but I know I'm in love with the Camaro. Anyway I just need some pointers on what some of you guys are doing to save extra ca$h.



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Old 04-09-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
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Hey, welcome to the forums! There are some other ladies on this thread too so you're not alone! Anywas, I don't know if you're in college, but best advice is just to not buy anything for the next year lol. Except for what you need of course, but thats basically what I am doing lol.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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I shall cut up my credit cards.. mentally. No really it helps just to hear from others! It's like you guys could be the "little voice" in my head
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:40 PM   #6
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I shall cut up my credit cards.. mentally. No really it helps just to hear from others! It's like you guys could be the "little voice" in my head
Hi NEW GIRL!

Below is a post Quoted from FBODFATHER (HE'S a BIG WIG at GM) and has been connected and or worked VERY closely on the Camaro from its birth in 1967. When I hear words like this from the TOP GUYS (can't emphasize that enough) This inspires me to buy one scoop of ice cream instead of two (thats a LARGE sacrifice to me) and to save every last penny I have for the BIGGEST BADEST CAMARO EVER! (I’m praying, but If not I'll have to settle for a used C6 corvette) but I’m confident this Camaro will rock your world. So keep the faith! You’ll never regret it!


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The past couple of weeks has seen several unauthorized photos leaked to the public -- they've all caught us by surprise -- and, as you know by now, Mr. Bob Lutz has ordered that we remove all the cammo off of the mules and early builds...and in fact Mr. Ed Peper is encouraging you to actively look for Camaros on the road and to take pics of them.....

The overwhelming response has been positive -- altho. the first couple of days after each picture hits the net -- we have some 'rough spots' -- in terms of comments and behavior.....

That is probably not a bad thing because -- in most cases (not all) people are passionate about this car............


I want everyone to think about something.....

There are a lot of GM's -- in fact the industry's finest -- working on this car.

We want this to be the best Camaro ever -- in terms of straight out performance-- in terms of ride and handling for every-day use -- but also the best in terms of handing on a road course as well. (some of you forget that the late 4th gen cars will STILL shame most of what's on the road today......regardless of price...) -- and we want it to be the best in terms of interior comfort and quietness.........

We want this Camaro to be a car you WANT to drive everyday -- no matter where you're going -- no matter what the traffic conditions are.... We want it to put a smile on your face everytime you open the door and get in and fire up the engine.

BUT -- (pay attention) -- we are concentrating on something else as well....


PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.......


Yes -- PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP....

We want you to go out and climb into one of these new Camaros -- we want you to fire up the engine -- we want to actually SEE the look on your face as you floor the accelerator for the first time

(PUT THAT SEATBELT ON........) --

.......we want you to be so blown away that you can't write the check or sign the papers fast enough.

......we want to watch as you park it somewhere and turn around - time and time again -- as you walk away from it - with that sense of pride that says "Yup -- THAT'S ALL MINE! -- beware, all of you who drive something so inferior........"

We want you to enjoy the respect this car will bring to those of you who take it to the track...

We want people who may not even KNOW what a Camaro is -- to take one look -- and say "OMG -- what is that and where do I sign?"


We take this very seriously -- very seriously. Most of us were around to watch in mourning as the 4th gen 'rode off into the sunset' -- believe me -- you don't KNOW what pain that was for most of us -- you don't KNOW the sleepless nights -- and painful days. Yes -- it was very much like losing a child to some of us. (no -- I'm NOT kidding....)

So - just understand that we know there's a high expectation -- and we intend to meet those expectations. WE have a lot at stake here -- this is our livelihood -- and it's our PASSION............

Yup -- not everyone will like the console gages -- but for every one who doesn't like 'em, I -think we'll have at least one -- probably a lot more -- that think they're the 'cat's jammies." And another won't like the back-up lamps -- and another may not like the interior fabric....but we think that overall -- this Camaro is gonna BLOW YOU AWAY.................

So - enjoy the pics -- keep the CIVILIZED discussion going -- but PLEASE WAIT to draw final conclusions until after you've touched and felt a new Camaro in person.



'Nuff said for now.........
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^Good tid bit to pass along Noodles!

Welcome Jen!
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^Good tid bit to pass along Noodles!

Welcome Jen!
I was sold after reading this...so I thought It sould be passed on to inspire those folks who are on the fence or need alittle inspiration!


KEEP THE FAITH....CAN I GET AN AMEN!
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Ok welcome and here are a few tid bits of info

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:11 AM   #10
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Welcome to the Jungle!

This is best site for you Camaro fix. I'm not obsessed, I'm pleasently passionate.

Seriously though, welcome and check out all the discussions and save those pennies.
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I especially like the part where fbodfather writes:

......we want to watch as you park it somewhere and turn around - time and time again -- as you walk away from it - with that sense of pride that says "Yup -- THAT'S ALL MINE! -- beware, all of you who drive something so inferior........"



For sure. Thanks NOODLES.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:22 AM   #12
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So I just want to say that I have no clue how to take a car a part and what parts are what, but I know I'm in love with the Camaro. Anyway I just need some pointers on what some of you guys are doing to save extra ca$h.



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I don't know much about building cars either, but I have learned a lot about how things work since I joined. I do know how to be cheap. First off, I pay for most things in cash. Its harder to hand $80 over than a piece of plastic, plus there is no interest to pay. I have a personal weekly cash budget for things like food and entertainment. Anything left over I set aside, then buy things like my stereo when I have enough. Avoid eating out, take a lunch when possible -this is also healthier. Thirdly, cars are expensive -gas, insurance, repairs. If you can avoid owning one you will save a ton of cash. If you do need a car, make sure that it is properly maintained -tire pressure, regular oil changes, little things like that. And don't drive agressively. Stomping on the gas, then the brakes wastes them both. Doing those things have saved me alot while I've been at university. Its going to save me more while I wait to buy my Camaro in a couple years.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #13
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welcome. I love that picture you have in your posts. Who did it and how can I get a copy?
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Hi Jenn, and WELCOME! It's good to have another Californian on the boards.

Anyways, I can either echo what people have said and say something random. No new handbags or shoes for the next year. =P
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Welcome, Jenn!!!

You can also introduce yourself here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...?t=551&page=11

What types of cars have you had before? What about the Camaro inspires you?

Inquiring minds want to know....

As far as affording the thing....don't spend on anything you don't need. Try to get a credit card (if u dont already have) -- and charge SMALL amounts on it every month, and pay those amounts off, in total, every month!

If you do, you will build CREDIT.

If you build CREDIT, you will be ahead of the game. make sure you dont make any late payments!!!

(this is very basic stuff, but you didnt let us know how far along in the "finance game" you are).
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I especially like the part where fbodfather writes:

......we want to watch as you park it somewhere and turn around - time and time again -- as you walk away from it - with that sense of pride that says "Yup -- THAT'S ALL MINE! -- beware, all of you who drive something so inferior........"



For sure. Thanks NOODLES.
No Problem.....Enjoy!
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Welcome to the site, Jen. You want my best advice on how you can save money so you can buy this beauty?

Listen to Dave Ramsey. All I have to say. If you follow his advice, you won't only get the Camaro taken care of, but your life can change dramatically for the better as well. D@mn....I sound like an infomercial here....bordering on SPAM!!!! LOL!

Seriously, check him out. Great stuff.
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Welcome to the site, Jen. You want my best advice on how you can save money so you can buy this beauty?

Listen to Dave Ramsey. All I have to say. If you follow his advice, you won't only get the Camaro taken care of, but your life can change dramatically for the better as well. D@mn....I sound like an infomercial here....bordering on SPAM!!!! LOL!

Seriously, check him out. Great stuff.
wow you learn something new everyday. i used to listen to him all the time when i worked a normal shift. i also took his total money makeover class.

jenn this would honestly be the best advice anyone can give you. listen to tag and then listen to dave ramsey. the first couple of months on his program suck, but after that it gets alot better.
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Welcom to the forums, Jen. My best advice for saving cash -- cut up plastic and only pay with cash or debit card (hard to get into debt when you can't put it on a credit card); set a budget and live by it; keep your receipts and start a ledger to track your spending. When you start seeing the money add up from you saving, it's a great feeling.

Easy for me to say now. Fortunately my wife does the finances because I was terrible at it.
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Welcome to the site, Jen. You want my best advice on how you can save money so you can buy this beauty?

Listen to Dave Ramsey. All I have to say. If you follow his advice, you won't only get the Camaro taken care of, but your life can change dramatically for the better as well. D@mn....I sound like an infomercial here....bordering on SPAM!!!! LOL!

Seriously, check him out. Great stuff.
WOW! I listen to Dave every day while I work.....his methods to save cash and get rid of debt has made me change my entire outlook on spending.

With his system I have become debt free and saved already $10K and plan on buying the car with cash when it comes out.

Seroiusly, check Dave Ramsey out, good stuff.
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