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Old 08-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #15
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Well said! I hope everyone who was lucky enough to be assigned one has enjoyed it as much as we have

They sure were fun for roadtrips!!!

We are in the process of being transferred and will be turning our last Camaro in shortly....so I know how you feel :( Leaving the Camaro plant and the Camaro behind :(

Hope you score a great next car to dull the pain a bit!
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #16
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Nice farewell address.

...what will your next vehicle be? A Volt? or one of the new Caddys? or....

Let us know. (We're car geeks too)
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:24 PM   #17
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What happens to it when you give it back? Will it be sold to someone?
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:28 PM   #18
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #19
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Jim,

Like I told you in my last PM, driving #296 around has made me completely rethink my plans for the new camaro. I've already got a track car.... or two. and I would be more than ok if #296 never got the "correct" interior. I'd keep it just as it is. I know I didnt spend as much time with 296 as you did, but I understand exactly where you are coming from. I spent less than a full day with 296 and fell in love. I hope you and Lisa get what you want in a new camaro, and I hope that it lives up to 296's reputation. It is a sad day. in fact its pouring rain outside right now here in charleston. I wish you two the best of luck in getting the car you want (if you cant have #296). Keep us posted on what your plans migrate to in the future.


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Old 08-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #20
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Well said! I hope everyone who was lucky enough to be assigned one has enjoyed it as much as we have

They sure were fun for roadtrips!!!

We are in the process of being transferred and will be turning our last Camaro in shortly....so I know how you feel :( Leaving the Camaro plant and the Camaro behind :(

Hope you score a great next car to dull the pain a bit!
Thanks Heather, I hope the move goes well. It was actually your post from your Florida trip that got me started here. So my addiction to this site is basically ALL YOUR FAULT. LOL

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That depends. The new program GM just implemented rotates the assigned cars to even more drivers to get more miles for the quality evaluation. It could be back in service for up to another 4 months with another assigned driver. But under the old plan, the car would be cleaned up and sent to auction. In some cases, employees could be given the opportunity to purchase the car. We'll have to see what happens.

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I like how you think. From you lips to the CTS Chief Engineers ear.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:42 PM   #21
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #22
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I wanted to say thanks for passing along all your insight on #3 and #296 to us. Photos, reviews, random thoughts...all worth it!

Maybe you'll get lucky next year and be handed the keys to a Z28 'vert to drive for a while. :5thgenvert:

Sounds like this weekend would be a good chance for one last short road trip in #296. Enjoy it while you can!

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Old 08-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #23
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Jim,

So very sorry to see 296 go.

But we couldn't be more grateful for everything we've learned and experienced through your willingness to share your time and entusiasm with us.

Thank you, Sir.

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Old 08-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #24
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #25
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So very sorry to see 296 go.

But we couldn't be more grateful for everything we've learned and experienced through your willingness to share your time and entusiasm with us.

Thank you, Sir.

Truly my pleasure!!!!

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Ssooch, maybe the best offer I've had today. So far.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:37 PM   #26
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how bout a smokey burnout in remembrance?

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Old 08-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #27
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It will ba a sad day Monday...

Farewell good friend, farewell… :(
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I really hate to see this!!!

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Hopefully whatever you get next will at least dull the pain a little...

Thank you for all the time and devotion you have put into this car we all love so much. Thank you for sharing everything with us here on Camaro5!

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But all in, the Camaro just seems to suit me. It fits me just like that favorite pair of jeans. It isn’t a perfect car. Not by a long shot....................but I have found it is perfect for me.

Perfectly stated, Number 3.

Every time I see my car I think, "!wow!"
Every time I get in my car I think," !wow!"
Every time I drive my car I think, "!wow!"

Thank you so much for everything you've done for this community of Camaro enthusiasts. We appreciate it more than we could ever say.
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Hey Number 3 -

Thanks for sharing all of your adventures with 296. There were many times while we we waiting for our cars to get out of Area 51 that your stories were read and we kept the faith. You and Mrs. Number 3 went beyond the norm and made it a point to show prospective Camaro owners what it was like to live the Camaro lifestyle before they could. You gave rides, you answered questions. People were able to take pictures and video.. We'll all miss you with 296, but are sure that you will end up with another great ride soon.

Here's to you sharing 296 with us.
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I wanted to say thanks for passing along all your insight on #3 and #296 to us. Photos, reviews, random thoughts...all worth it!

Maybe you'll get lucky next year and be handed the keys to a Z28 'vert to drive for a while. :5thgenvert:

Sounds like this weekend would be a good chance for one last short road trip in #296. Enjoy it while you can!

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Jim,

So very sorry to see 296 go.

But we couldn't be more grateful for everything we've learned and experienced through your willingness to share your time and entusiasm with us.

Thank you, Sir.

I don't know what I would ever do if I had to give back VIN7085, my "ROCKETSHIP"....

That being said, I agree with everyone else's feelings that WE ALL FEEL YOUR PAIN...

I can't imagine losing such a good and loyal "friend"...

I wonder what happens if and when the Fbodfather ever has to part with his beloved Thor

I think we can all agree that we are VERY ATTACHED to our own personal Camaros and wish you and Mrs 3 all the best in your future endeavors and whatever car you are assigned next..........

Thanks for the memories...
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With or without a Camaro I hope you stay with the forum. Thanks for all your evals, they were priceless to me.
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