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Old 08-12-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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So, what do we do while we wait for hotness?

Oh, hotness is what I call the new Camaro....

So, I think most of you like my brother will be getting the new Camaro as soon as possible but what do us poor chumps do while we wait to get it (those that wont be able to get it in 2009?

I'm just wondering because I'm keeping my RX8 for at least 7 years (meaning I can't get the Camaro till 2011) so what do I do while I wait? I know I can always learn more but it will eat me up to listen to how much you all love your cars while I wait another 2 years after the release.

So...what do you all suggest and how many out there are in the same boat as me?

Two years of will probably leave me with mouth rot, lol.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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dont feel bad, a lot of people will be waiting to buy their camaros. waiting for the "kinks" to get worked out and waiting instead of allowing stealerships to mark up the price like crazy just to say "I got an 09!" im gonna end up waiting for mine. Im going to get one as my military separation present/graduating college present in 2011. and it will be customized to MY preferences.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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Im going to be pimpin my stock 2000 Eclipse until then, trying my best to save money for the madness. Until then, Ill be driving my Eclipse, and jumping from wanting one car to wanting another, until the Camaro is released. I just hope that I can find a local dealer that wont nearly double up the price for mark-up sakes. *keeps fingers crossed*

As far as working out the kinks, Im pretty sure it will be covered under warranty.

PS. Ive told couple people about the new Camaro, and they had a confused look on their face like Im day dreaming. Im not going to tell anybody else I know, it will be a surprise. Wo0t!
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #5
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I HAVE to wait untill 2010. Because, going through college, I'd never be able to afford the insurance on this thing. In summer 2010, I'll be a junior/senior in college, so it'll be a year of -suck it up- then I get a real job an I'm "home free".

I would really want one the way I want it, not just a car that's close off the lot. So I might even have to wait untill 2011. But probably (and I'm hoping) not.

What will i do in the meantime...hmm...TEST DRIVES, BABY!!! And I'm going to stick around here, before and after I get my own, to discuss everbody elses car, and keep an eye on the Mustang, Challenger, and (to a much lesser degree) the imports. I'm really curious how the public (non-enthusiasts) will react to the Camaro, and what the Mustang does to try to compete with it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:05 AM   #6
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Im thinking of getting a 2010 or 2011 myself. Like others that have posted it is basically economics that are forcing me into this. After i get out of school (8 months) I want to pay off my debt from 4 years of engineering, should take about a year or so when i subtract the cost of living and taxes from my expected income. Then I will want to get some money for a house. THEN i can save for my camaro, hopefully make at least a 50% down payment.

Which begs the question . . . how are you going to afford one in college Dragon? last time i checked students tend not to earn much, lol
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Keep dreaming and saving cash! If i get too much cash saved up i'll invest it or buy a trans am!

I'm not jumping all over a car I don't want. I"ll wait for something with at least 400 HP Preferrably with an LS engine in it.. if the 2009 year model comes out in january of 09... the 10 yr model will be out august /sept of 09? would that be odd... i don't think so. maybe with the addition of a bigger engine? or would that wait for the 2011 yr model.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:42 AM   #8
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Which begs the question . . . how are you going to afford one in college Dragon? last time i checked students tend not to earn much, lol
I've got some money saved up. And thanks to me working my ass off all 4 years of High School, College is being 90% payed-for through scholarships . And I'm still living with my family, so...fate is begging me to have a little patience, and then buy this thing - or maybe it's me begging?

Under these circumstances, as a Junior in college, I should have even more money saved up then, which should allow me to make approxomately 35-45% down payment, while leaving enough for an insurance reservoir (if need be). Then I get out, get a job, pay the rest off in 2-4 years, and keep it for the rest of my life!
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I can be patient. Start saving up more money so you can get the high level Maro
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:08 AM   #10
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That's what I'm shooting for, at least a Z28 (or "mid-level V8" for you anti-Z's out there )
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:10 AM   #11
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dont feel bad, a lot of people will be waiting to buy their camaros. waiting for the "kinks" to get worked out and waiting instead of allowing stealerships to mark up the price like crazy just to say "I got an 09!" im gonna end up waiting for mine. Im going to get one as my military separation present/graduating college present in 2011. and it will be customized to MY preferences.
Charleston, eh? Navy? I am.

I'm just going to enjoy my SI until then. No complaints there. I love my car and I wouldn't even have considered trading it for anything until I saw the "hotness" Lol. After seeing what happened with the '06 SI price mark ups, I can only imagine that the Camaro will be far worse. Darn dealers. Who knows, the Camaro may be my "WHAT! Deployed again?" welcome home present.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:07 AM   #12
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I'm in a similar boat, my RX8 purchased in December 2004 as a 2005 wont be paid off till early 2010 and I wanted to save up for a year and then trade my lovely RX8 for the Camaro. If I can put down 2g's and my RX8 (which is retaining it's value very nicely (only rotary in a car being sold today helps) it should keep me at a nice 300's type of payment. Personally, I don't think at my salary bracket I'd pay anything more than $350 a month for a car so while I'd like to dream of a SS, I too just want the Z28 which I could also SC or do some engine work to get more HP (IF, I wanted more).

My wife is giving me a hard time because I wanted the RX8 so much, but Mazda is ignoring it and frankly it makes alot less HP than the GM V8's while wasting more gas while it's a great all around sports car and in a dream world I'd like to keep it.

How do I convince the wife, I tell her that this is at least a 10 year car (the Camaro) since I know for a family it's best not to continue to pay for a car payment when you could rest for 4-5 years.

The good thing, my RX8 has only like 15K miles so it should retain alot of value.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:32 AM   #13
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Wait for the convertible or SS. All depends on what the production car looks like and what options are there. Not worried to much about dealer markup since there is always someone willing to sell at invoice or just above.

I have been out of school for 3.5 years and haven't put a dent into my school loans. Granted I am paying 2.2% on them I highly doubt they will get paid off in less then 15yrs.

Good thing I have a company car, house and soon to be credit card free.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #15
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TEST DRIVES!

I'll have to wait until 2010 or 2011 to get one, so I'll be on a first name basis with the dealer by then. Maybe if I annoy them enough with the test drives and stopping by to see it they'll lower the price to get rid of me!
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Damn right it does! The reason I got there was cars and college. I am done with all that and found it can kill your life dreams with high credit debit.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:42 PM   #17
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Keep dreaming and saving cash! If i get too much cash saved up i'll invest it or buy a trans am!

I'm not jumping all over a car I don't want. I"ll wait for something with at least 400 HP Preferrably with an LS engine in it.. if the 2009 year model comes out in january of 09... the 10 yr model will be out august /sept of 09? would that be odd... i don't think so. maybe with the addition of a bigger engine? or would that wait for the 2011 yr model.
2009 model should come out in Sept of 08. then the vert will be out in 09 sometime as a 2010 model. (so they say)


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I am at the bottom of my car history.

I am currently driving a 2006 Civic EX AUTOMATIC. *Puts on Flame suit*

However there is alot of logic behind it, all which leads to savings for my new Camaro.

1st.
The payment is only 265 a month...My SS was 476 before i paid it off.

2nd.
I have never had it in the shop once, it's soooo reliable. $0.00 in maintenance.

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I average 36mpg on regular gas. To date, i have only spent 675.00 on gas since 1/1/07.

4th.
It will be my second car that I have paid off early, which means I will have even better credit than i do now.

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I keep it in great shape, and it has relatively low miles, I am hoping i can get a good return on it. Right now, i think I could make about 6k, but hopefully by early 09, it will be paid off, and I will have about 10-11k in equity in it.
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I have never had it in the shop once, it's soooo reliable. $0.00 in maintenance.
LOL It's an '06. I REALLY hope it hasn't had to go to the shop in such a short time.

The 2 years I owned my 2000 S10 I never had it in the shop. Same with my '95 Cavalier, had it 5 years and never once in the shop other than regular maintanence.
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LOL It's an '06. I REALLY hope it hasn't had to go to the shop in such a short time.

The 2 years I owned my 2000 S10 I never had it in the shop. Same with my '95 Cavalier, had it 5 years and never once in the shop other than regular maintanence.
I know, but it was a first year model, when they made the new body style, and not only that but i bought it in October of 05, i was the second person in Texas to have one. SO, i didnt know what to expect, it was my first Honda. But its turned out nice so far. I love honda NAVI too.
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I wish it would come out that soon, not that I'd buy it then. That way all the "I want mine first" people would have thinned by the time I order mine in mid-March/ early April.


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I am at the bottom of my car history.

I am currently driving a 2006 Civic EX AUTOMATIC. *Puts on Flame suit*

However there is alot of logic behind it, all which leads to savings for my new Camaro.

1st.
The payment is only 265 a month...My SS was 476 before i paid it off.

2nd.
I have never had it in the shop once, it's soooo reliable. $0.00 in maintenance.

3rd.
I average 36mpg on regular gas. To date, i have only spent 675.00 on gas since 1/1/07.

4th.
It will be my second car that I have paid off early, which means I will have even better credit than i do now.

5th.
I keep it in great shape, and it has relatively low miles, I am hoping i can get a good return on it. Right now, i think I could make about 6k, but hopefully by early 09, it will be paid off, and I will have about 10-11k in equity in it.


No flame suit needed. I've got a 2006 Civic SI. The FG1 is a gorgeous car. One of Honda's best yet if you ask me. It'll be a great 2nd car!
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The only flaming should have been

2nd.
I have never had it in the shop once, it's soooo reliable. $0.00 in maintenance.

Sorry but I bet you have changed the oil and other misc items. I guess with my 04 Jeep with 51K miles it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO since I have not done anything either.
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I know, but it was a first year model, when they made the new body style
My '95 Cavalier was the first year for that body style as well.

So my never having any problems should REALLY say a lot since the 90's is when GM products were supposed to be so bad... LOL
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