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Old 08-31-2008, 02:58 PM   #51
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i think arguing about whether or not a 16 should drive a 422 hp car is a waste of time...


if his dad was SMART enough to have made enough money to spoil him like that.


than he ought to be SMART enough to know not to.
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:22 PM   #52
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There is nothing in any of his posts to date to indicate that.
Edit: d'oh. I got it...

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:21 PM   #53
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If your a young Male rates will be HIGH, SORRY. My son is 20 and pays $4000 a year for a Chevy AVEO. NO tickets.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:25 PM   #54
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Dude, I'm 21 and saving for a Camaro V8. I'm going to be paying college by myself, yet I live at home and pay no bills and MY job is full time- that's about the only advantage I have. I'll be paying the insurance and the monthly payments.

My suggestion to you is, since I know I can't talk you out of going for the V8 (really, that's like trying to offer love advice - they'll never listen to you anyway), is to at least save for a massive down payment. You can't modify how much your insurance payment will be, but you can modify how much your monthly payments can be by putting a lot more down.

Assuming a V8 SS with nice options is around ~35K (I really hope I get conveniently surprised), my payment will be around $250.00 a month since I plan to put 25K down. The insurance doesn't seem so intimidating anymore, does it? But it will be. It strangles the hell out of you at your age.
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Be prepared for a shocker. Im 26 now. At 18 years old I drove a 1994 V6 Camaro. The insurance..... 300.00 per month. For a 3.4L V6!! Twice what my car payment was.

You are in for a world of hurt on insurace man. I'll be 27 with a clean record and even I'm slightly concerned what my rates will be...
Man, who do you guys have insurance with????? I have had two tickets when I was younger; both which are off my record now and I just got quoted $95 a month for full coverage on a 2006 Chevy Corvette. I am 22 and I am covered by Nationwide.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:34 PM   #56
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If your a young Male rates will be HIGH, SORRY. My son is 20 and pays $4000 a year for a Chevy AVEO. NO tickets.
, I would definatley shop around for different insurance. $333 bucks a month for a Chevy Aveo is more than the actual car payment itself probably, and your son has no tickets???

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:38 PM   #57
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If your a young Male rates will be HIGH, SORRY. My son is 20 and pays $4000 a year for a Chevy AVEO. NO tickets.
Yeah dude, either that or hike on over to CVS and invest in some lube, because your son is getting F'ed in the A. $333.00 a month for an Aveo? Wow - where do you live, Miami? LA? Location is a substantial factor in insurance premiums too.

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Man, who do you guys have insurance with????? I have had two tickets when I was younger; both which are off my record now and I just got quoted $95 a month for full coverage on a 2006 Chevy Corvette. I am 22 and I am covered by Nationwide.
And on the opposite end of the scale... wow. xD What the hell? By any chance, did you pay that Corvette in full and the title is clean in your name? Because in the case, you can put just PIP on it which is the only way to justify a paltry $95.00 insurance premium for a 22 year old.
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Yeah dude, either that or hike on over to CVS and invest in some lube, because your son is getting F'ed in the A. $333.00 a month for an Aveo? Wow - where do you live, Miami? LA? Location is a substantial factor in insurance premiums too.



And on the opposite end of the scale... wow. xD What the hell? By any chance, did you pay that Corvette in full and the title is clean in your name? Because in the case, you can put just PIP on it which is the only way to justify a paltry $95.00 insurance premium for a 22 year old.
Nooooooo, a couple of months ago I was thinking of getting a 2006 C6(clean title from dealer) and I went to Nationwide(always have had them) and just asked them what full coverage would be if I purchased the C6. To my surprise they said only $95 a month. I am now definatley getting a 2010 Camaro SS RS with a manual transmission.
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By the way, my choice is:

Price: Hoping $29k Base, hopefully 33k fully decked out to my specs
What Version: RS/SS V8 version
Auto or Manual: 6 Speed Manual with 422 HP
Color: Aqua Blue with white racing stripes(Color looks nothing like what gm posted....)
Interior: All black with blue ambient lighting, Boston Acoustics, USB support, mostly everything
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:02 PM   #60
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #61
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I will be getting a SS/RS with manual trans in Victory Red as soon as I can order one with a HUD. Sounds like Dec 09 before it will be availible so hopefully shortly after that. I assume that I will take all options as I really don't care too much about the price. The Camaro is replacing my Corvette dream while my kid is in college so comparitively the Camaro will be a bargin.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #62
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Man, who do you guys have insurance with????? I have had two tickets when I was younger; both which are off my record now and I just got quoted $95 a month for full coverage on a 2006 Chevy Corvette. I am 22 and I am covered by Nationwide.
Liability Insurance only?
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:53 PM   #63
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Nooooooo, a couple of months ago I was thinking of getting a 2006 C6(clean title from dealer) and I went to Nationwide(always have had them) and just asked them what full coverage would be if I purchased the C6. To my surprise they said only $95 a month. I am now definatley getting a 2010 Camaro SS RS with a manual transmission.
A Corvette is classified as a luxury car and not a sports car by insurance standards, that explains some of it.

I'm only 17, and if I haven't had so much experience with high horsepower cars/trucks, I would never even consider a 422hp SS. I still don't know if I can handle it, but I will have more experience and will be 20 by the time I buy it. All you guys my age who want it (and aren't having to pay for it no less) really need to think about this. 422 sounds like a big number on paper, but it is HUGE in your hands. Besides, the 300hp V6 is no slouch, and that's still great power. I really hope you test drive the car first and get to experience that much power. You don't need it.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:04 PM   #64
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A Corvette is classified as a luxury car and not a sports car by insurance standards, that explains some of it.

I'm only 17, and if I haven't had so much experience with high horsepower cars/trucks, I would never even consider a 422hp SS. I still don't know if I can handle it, but I will have more experience and will be 20 by the time I buy it. All you guys my age who want it (and aren't having to pay for it no less) really need to think about this. 422 sounds like a big number on paper, but it is HUGE in your hands. Besides, the 300hp V6 is no slouch, and that's still great power. I really hope you test drive the car first and get to experience that much power. You don't need it.
Quoted for truth, I'll be 18 when I buy my Camaro in late Feb/early march, I'll admit, I've thought about busting my butt, working every spare minute I have to buy the SS, but really, that is just too much power for someone my age. Hell, I have my doubts about 300hp, thats almost a 100 hp jump from my current car, but.... well... you know Camaro > Mustang lol
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:14 PM   #65
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Liability Insurance only?
Where I live if you finance a car for a certain number of years you must carry full coverage(which consists of liability+collision+comprehensive) on that vehicle until the title is in your possession which is usually when the vehicle is paid off.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:17 PM   #66
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Where I live if you finance a car for a certain number of years you must carry full coverage on that vehicle until the title is in your possession which is usually when the vehicle is paid off.
That is pretty much everywhere... Usually more expensive though...
especially at 22
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #67
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A Corvette is classified as a luxury car and not a sports car by insurance standards, that explains some of it.

I'm only 17, and if I haven't had so much experience with high horsepower cars/trucks, I would never even consider a 422hp SS. I still don't know if I can handle it, but I will have more experience and will be 20 by the time I buy it. All you guys my age who want it (and aren't having to pay for it no less) really need to think about this. 422 sounds like a big number on paper, but it is HUGE in your hands. Besides, the 300hp V6 is no slouch, and that's still great power. I really hope you test drive the car first and get to experience that much power. You don't need it.
422 flywheel hp(I think it is underated) is alot, I think the Camaro will probably have between 380-400 rear wheel hp which will be awesome and extremely powerful. I do believe I can handle the power though, my WS6 has 360rwhp and 370 rwtq. I think my WS6 and the 2010 SS LS will be a close race since my car is a couple hundred pounds lighter.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:57 PM   #68
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My poor kids.

They're gonna look at kids like the ones posting in this thread and be pissed because there's no way in hell they're getting a $25k car for nothing. If they want it, they can earn it. Meanwhile they can drive my 1996 Jetta 5-speed 4-cylinder to college.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:38 PM   #69
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im saving up all my own money,

no offense: but i don't like that you come in here saying that your dad is going to buy you a ss/rs.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:38 PM   #70
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Oh, haha. I'm not getting it for nothing, I have to get straight A's for the whole year, and I will be able to do that. I'm just gonna have to put in a LOT of effort. I am in like 2 Honors Classes.
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Sorry if I offended you.
nah its ok im 17 but i plan on getting a camaro when i 19 or 20 and its going to be the v6
try not to have too much fun with the v8 u lucky bas&*rd
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:53 PM   #73
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I'm not getting my Camaro until I'm in college...which is in a year.

I have to get a scholarship though. I heard that OSU will give you four years free if you have a 3.8 GPA or above or a 30 or above ACT score. I have the ACT score wrapped up, all I need to do now is boost the GPA a few points.
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I'm not getting my Camaro until I'm in college...which is in a year.

I have to get a scholarship though. I heard that OSU will give you four years free if you have a 3.8 GPA or above or a 30 or above ACT score. I have the ACT score wrapped up, all I need to do now is boost the GPA a few points.
I sure hope you're grossly mistaken because what is the point of scholarships if they get to that point.

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I sure hope you're grossly mistaken because what is the point of scholarships if they get to that point.

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It's Ohio State. As much as I love the school, it's not exactly Ivy League.

In fact, 3.8 is probably on the high side there.
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