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Old 01-31-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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Order, Buy off the lot, or Buy used?

Hi guys!
I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one of these bad boys real soon.

My dealer (who I just bought an Acadia from in December and gave me wicked service) has given me a couple options to get the car I want.

They have a few cars coming in so I could pick up one of those if they have the options I want. Or he can place an order for a new one to be made. Or he can trade with another dealer to get me one with the options i want.

Another option he told me to consider was to buy one with around 12,000 km on it and save around $10,000. We are in Ontario and he said he can get it from the states for cheaper and sell it to me.

What do you guys think about that option?
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How bad do you want one that is new? (Yours and yours alone) How much of a factor is the cost?

The used ones are typically going to be rental returns so most likely they will not have been treated nice.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:26 AM   #4
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I have a 1LT IOM Auto w/sunroof rental here...about 11K miles - it's actually almost perfect. I drive it over night, and it is like new, other than the miles.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:40 AM   #5
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How bad do you want one that is new? (Yours and yours alone) How much of a factor is the cost?
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I usually only buy new cars but for $10,000 off, it is pretty tempting to go with a used.

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
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If you want the feeling of knowing you have your own custom ordered one then do so. If not find one on a dealers lot. If you dont want to spend all that money on a new one, look for used.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
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If you do buy it used, make sure to get a vehicle history on it. Would suck to find out that it was wrecked at some point later on.

Personally, I'd only buy it new, assuming I can afford it. I wouldn't care if I ordered it or not, but it'd have to be new. If money is an issue, saving 10k on a used car and still getting a camaro is a great deal.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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If you can find one on a lot or dealer trade that has everything you want, I would go that route. You'll have the car a lot sooner. I only ordered because I couldn't find what I wanted (most dealers had 2SS's). The wait wasn't bad, about 2 months, but I would have loved to get it sooner.

Used wouldn't be a bad way to go to save some $$, but I agree about getting a CARFAX report to make sure nothing major happened to it.

Good luck! No matter what, you are going to love this car!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
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If I could of found one on a dealers lot with everything I wanted, I would of gone for it. Since I didn't though, I ordered one. The wait sucks though! But I know it will be all worth it so I can't complain that much.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:40 PM   #10
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I usually only buy new cars but for $10,000 off, it is pretty tempting to go with a used.

Then just get a new one.


And a used SS for 10k less than new is going to be hard to find. Order a new one and have it when the snow melts.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #11
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I don't mind spending the money. Its just that if I could drive away in a 2SS for the price of a 2LT...it does make me happier. (I'm kind of cheap...lol)

But, does it really make a difference that the car has 6 months on it before i get it...not to me. But if the car was a rental it is a whole different ball game.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:51 PM   #12
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Most of the used SS's that I have seen are only like 2 grand cheaper than a new one. You may win the lottery and find one that someone is trying to unload for somewhat cheaper.

I think the used prices are ridiculous, but it has to do with supply. There just aren't many used SS's laying around.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #13
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Most of the used SS's that I have seen are only like 2 grand cheaper than a new one. You may win the lottery and find one that someone is trying to unload for somewhat cheaper.

I think the used prices are ridiculous, but it has to do with supply. There just aren't many used SS's laying around.



I couldn't locate a used 2SS/RS much below new MSRP - I'm buying new
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #14
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No question for me. I will be buying new. Then again I'm getting a LS. It would take a lot for me to go used and I do mean slot. I'm talking like 14-15k which won't happen.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #15
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Just gotta wait till the incentives you qualify for overlap a bit and go new. Some places are still asking MSRP or more for used compared to new. I saw an LS with cheezy looking aftermarket rims that they wanted $31000 for. HA!

I got my new LS for the price of a 2-door Cobalt!

GM Card is a good way to go. I've used earnings from that thing 5 times now and saved $7,150 total. Not too shabby. Got the LS Camaro for $4500 below sticker and got my Colorado for $7500 below sticker. Woo Hoo!
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #16
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I usually only buy new cars but for $10,000 off, it is pretty tempting to go with a used.
I don't think your going to find one for 10k under a new one. I have seen used ones selling for more than new ones here in Texas. If you can find that deal take it. Good luck.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:04 PM   #17
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I bought a used SS about a month ago, and it only had 4k miles on it. It was like brand new, and i saved alot of money. Glad i went that route, let someone else take the hit!
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:50 PM   #18
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I really want the whip for the spring/summer but i'm not sure if i should wait till the spring. I hope that they ass nav.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:58 PM   #19
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To order, You get exactly what you want, and no bozos have ever taken your car out on a "test drive". But you will take a hit on the depreciation if you decide to sell

To buy off the lot, You get a "New" car, but you don't know how many BOZOs have taken it out for a little "Test Drive" and driven the snot out of it before you get it. Plus you don't get to chose what it has on it you just take what they got, and you will still be the one to take a hit on depreciation.

To buy Used, You don't take a hit on depreciation, But you don't know how the car has been treated, those 4,000 miles may have been 1/4 mile at a time....Again you have to take what they have and have no choice what options on the car...

So any way you go there are advantages and disadvantages, so you just have to decide what is most important to me...
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There is a certain sense of pride when you order your own. I don't think you will get that if you buy off the new lot or used. Just my $.02 I'm certainly glad I ordered mine.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #21
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Order one, make sure it is yours and yours alone... end of story. cause if you buy a used one or one of the lot, well think everytime you get behind the wheel you are driving someone elses baby, so it will never be yours.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:33 PM   #22
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Hey Doc,

If you're patient, good optioned used cars with a nice price do come up but dont last long, so be ready to move, keep in mind when going to look at a used Camaro that the US Speedo's max out 180..... that unit will be a US car so watch the price because these dealers ( used car and GM) are getting a steal on them down south.

I'm in the same boat so thanks for posting this question up.

Good Luck!

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