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Old 09-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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This is why I dont let other people drive my car

Sorry everybody I have to rant. I got my car two and a half weeks ago and now have 1400 miles on it. I have not let anybody else drive my car yet until today. I generally in the past have not let anybody else drive my other cars, but today I let my father drive my car because he has a 4th gen z28 with a 6 speed for the last 15 years and I thought there would not be a problem. I was wrong.

I know my father did not do any damage to my car probably, but he lugged the engine twice and killed it once on the very short lived drive. I was just so pissed that he could not get it down. I know that i should not be mad its just a car, but this is the first car I have had that cost this much money, its MY CAR, and I'm very paticular about it. So as a end result I guess he ruined it for everybody else because I'm not letting anybody else drive it now. Does anybody think I'm overreacting?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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you are not over thinking it. just dont be mean about it beside it is you father let him know with
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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YES... total overreaction. The car is fine. My wife shifted from 2nd to 1st trying to go to 3rd, not once but twice. Both times making the rear wheels squeel from the sudden decelleration. The kicker was TWICE. The next driving experience went much better but that time I made her stop right in the middle of the road and switch!
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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Yep I think so. I can't wait for my Dad and Mom to take it for a spin. They have been itchin to take it out since I ordered it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #7
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
Yep x2... Sometimes I get really pissed at mine, but then I stop and think ya know he won't be around forever...that usually changes my opinion
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...

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I know and yes I'm thankful he is still around. Like is said though with him having the same kink of car I thought he would get it down faster.

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you are not over thinking it. just dont be mean about it beside it is you father let him know with
Absoultely right I did not get mad a him I just told him my turn now.

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YES... total overreaction. The car is fine. My wife shifted from 2nd to 1st trying to go to 3rd, not once but twice. Both times making the rear wheels squeel from the sudden decelleration. The kicker was TWICE. The next driving experience went much better but that time I made her stop right in the middle of the road and switch!
Wow I probably would have lost it My wife refuses to drive this car because she is afraid of it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #9
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #10
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
I have to agree, I lost my Dad several years ago. I would love for him to be able to rub the paint off the wheels agaisnt the curb of my week old 2SS. I'd gladly give the car back to have him back!
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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Keep your cool ,You can't repalace your father,But you can get another camaro!!
I know first hand.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
My Dad was the first one to get my 3rd generation sideways, under the auspices of "making sure it's safe for you son...gotta see what this thing has"....was one of the few times I saw my Dad act like a big kid. What I wouldn't give to let him have the same chance in the 5th gen.

I vote you let your Dad drive it again...I'm sure there was a time he was getting gray hair when you were driving his car, so think of this as payback.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:41 PM   #14
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MOST DIFFINETLY! You should be ashamed. My dad helped me get into my first camaro back in 1976, I have had my 2010 for one week, and I got to show it to him today for the first time. I told him how much it ment to me all those many years ago, and certainly why I got this one. He almost started to cry. IF he could drive, I would have handed the key to him in a heartbeat and tell him to be careful, but have a blast. What you don't know, is my dad now can't walk, or talk ,uch at all, but I could see it in his eyes, my dad is 87 years old and in the 3rd stage of Parkinsons. Dads LIVE for moments like that, think about that very long and hard till you see him next.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:47 PM   #15
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Wow I probably would have lost it My wife refuses to drive this car because she is afraid of it.
funny you say that. after that she had sworn off drivng it EVER. I basically forced her to drive it again b/c I know she loves the car and wants to drive it really badly. I know she knows how to drive manual, she was fine driving out C6 but it was HURST equiped and the throw was MUCH tighter. The camaro is way too sloppy for me (for now). Anyhow, the next time she drove it she cried for about 5 minutes first becuase she was so scared but she did awesome. I know, I know no street racing stories but she did hand these college kids their butts on a platter! Now they have to go home and tell their buddies they got beat by a girl!
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:55 PM   #16
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Wow... yeah, you are seriously way over reacting... As much as I love my car, like you said it is just a car... I wish my Dad was still alive so I could let him drive my car...
My dad still with us but your right on the money.

To the OP he is probably doing the same stuff you did when you just got the car. The tranny is way tough/sticky compared to a old broken in 4rth gen. Anyhow I'm sure your dad probably let you drive his over the years and you probably did a few things he may not be too happy with but guess what your his son. Lastly if you think these are expensive 4rth gen SS's were almost going for this much over 10 years ago without the markup if you chose to pay one.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #17
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I got mine Saturday i wanted to share the car with all my family and friends but i had to shut it down for a while people were being just freaking stupid about it. My plastic moldings on the drivers side got scratched up before i even got it home. I swore i wasnt going to be anal about this car but dam it drove me crazy how people were treating like a dam Ford tempo and not being careful at all. By the way op best saying i ever heard was from a guy who's dad told him the following. "Son live your life with 2 rules like i did and all is well. Dont share your women and dont share your car".

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:03 PM   #18
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This is a joke ... Right??? Who Could be mad at there father for missing a couple of gears? The fact that you took time to write this says enough.. sorry for being so blunt but get a life... Just my .02
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:04 PM   #19
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I will let some folks drive my car (when I get it). But only those who I deem qualified. Some people can't handle a car of this caliber!! My fear is not missing gears, though...I'm more worried about tree-hugging (not in the traditional sense). I do think you're overreacting. :(

But I will be a front passenger at ALL times. I don't blame people for wanting to keep this car safe from bad drivers...but I'm very generous, and would love to share the Camaro experience with my friends and family.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #20
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This is a joke ... Right??? Who Could be mad at there father for missing a couple of gears? The fact that you took time to write this says enough.. sorry for being so blunt but get a life... Just my .02
Well said. OP, lighten up, it's just a car and what he did isn't going to hurt it one bit.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:15 PM   #21
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to everybody that is getting down on my about this. just to be clear I did not get mad at my father in front of him that is why i posted here so i could vent. i just feel bad the car had those things happen during the break in period because i just want to do it right. I have had many camaros and trans ams in the past that were used and somebody else beat the hell out of them so by the time i got them they were broken all the time. I just want this one to be right!

Fireresq157 You may think i am not being truthful, but no i did not do those things when i got the car. I have never killed ,lugged, or missed a shift yet.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:19 PM   #22
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to everybody that is getting down on my about this. just to be clear I did not get mad at my father in front of him that is why i posted here so i could vent. i just feel bad the car had those things happen during the break in period because i just want to do it right. I have had many camaros and trans ams in the past that were used and somebody else beat the hell out of them so by the time i got them they were broken all the time. I just want this one to be right!

Fireresq157 You may think i am not being truthful, but no i did not do those things when i got the car. I have never killed ,lugged, or missed a shift yet.
Never? Than you either haven't been driving long enough or hard enough! Most people do have a bit of an issue the first time they drive a Spec 3 racing clutch... LOL
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Hes your dad dude, im sure he felt really good and greatful that you let him drive, if hes anything like my old man. dont be to hard on him. that will crush his spirits.
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the 4th gens and c5s ive owned in the past took a beating and were fine im sure yours is ok from engine lugging and dying
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #25
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Your car is now ruined sell it, it will never be the same.

Seriously, way over reacting. It's fine, just don't do it again!

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