Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
tandtperformance.com
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Other Generations > 4th Generation Camaros

4th Generation Camaros 1993-2002

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
kmiller
 
Drives: 98 Camaro
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
I thought I was all alone

My friends make fun of me because I have held onto my Camaro even though it has 185,000 miles on it. I have blown the head gaskets, replaced the rack and pinion, and yes, so much more.

I thought something was wrong with me that I could not let this car go. Maybe being nostalgic, trying to hold onto my youth. My husband bought me the car the year I turned 30. Now I'm 40 and we've been a lot of places together. Three kids learned to drive in that car. Even with the head gasket incident, it has never left me on the side of the road.

So I'm feeling like an idiot because I keep trying to keep her going. Then I start realizing there are others like me. I go to the car wash and the attendant tells me to let him know if I ever want to sell it because he wants to buy it. Now I know there are a lot of fine cars running through that car wash so I thought that was interesting. Then I went to Sears to have the alignment done after replacing the rack, and the mechanic asked if the car was for sale. He started telling me how he collects Camaros and he is not the only one.

Then I start looking online after seeing the new Camaro photos in the Car & Driver at the library. Maybe I can hold out for the new release. And I find all you guys. It is good to know I am not alone. Are there other women on the forum? Geez, I am a housewife, entrepreneur, native Floridian transplanted to NJ. My other car is a motorcycle. Neither it nor the Camaro are very good in the winter, but here I am. Joining the club.
__________________
Vrooommm
kmiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
7CAMARO7
 
7CAMARO7's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow 4th gen
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: showing you tail lights
Posts: 287
you are awesome!
__________________

7CAMARO7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
NOODLESgoneWILD
IS IT 2009 YET???
 
NOODLESgoneWILD's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 Z51 Black Vette & '06 H2
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek, Washington
Posts: 409
Send a message via MSN to NOODLESgoneWILD
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmiller View Post
My friends make fun of me because I have held onto my Camaro even though it has 185,000 miles on it. I have blown the head gaskets, replaced the rack and pinion, and yes, so much more.

I thought something was wrong with me that I could not let this car go. Maybe being nostalgic, trying to hold onto my youth. My husband bought me the car the year I turned 30. Now I'm 40 and we've been a lot of places together. Three kids learned to drive in that car. Even with the head gasket incident, it has never left me on the side of the road.

So I'm feeling like an idiot because I keep trying to keep her going. Then I start realizing there are others like me. I go to the car wash and the attendant tells me to let him know if I ever want to sell it because he wants to buy it. Now I know there are a lot of fine cars running through that car wash so I thought that was interesting. Then I went to Sears to have the alignment done after replacing the rack, and the mechanic asked if the car was for sale. He started telling me how he collects Camaros and he is not the only one.

Then I start looking online after seeing the new Camaro photos in the Car & Driver at the library. Maybe I can hold out for the new release. And I find all you guys. It is good to know I am not alone. Are there other women on the forum? Geez, I am a housewife, entrepreneur, native Floridian transplanted to NJ. My other car is a motorcycle. Neither it nor the Camaro are very good in the winter, but here I am. Joining the club.

Great story, welcome to the family!!!!!

Were all a bite nutty here, but OH so lovable! Enjoy!!!!!
__________________
Don't love me just for my FBod
NOODLESgoneWILD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
The_Blur
Moderator, USN
 
The_Blur's Avatar
 
Drives: 6.2L of AWESOME! 2011 L99 2SS
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NAS Pensacola
Posts: 14,142
Send a message via AIM to The_Blur
We're in it with you.

I, of course, will be complaining about my POS along the way. At least you're holding onto your car by choice.
The_Blur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #5
Silverghost
 
Silverghost's Avatar
 
Drives: Z28
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 533
Welcome, I laugh whenever I hear someone say that GM does not build quality cars..... 121,000 miles and still running strong
__________________
Speed Kills - Drive a Ford and live forever!

www.rivercityperformance.com
Silverghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
GTAHVIT
One Lucky Guy.
 
GTAHVIT's Avatar
 
Drives: #22 Tom Henry Racing 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Augustine FL
Posts: 28,760
Welcome to the site Kmiller!

GTAHVIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 08:03 PM   #7
brotherben
 
brotherben's Avatar
 
Drives: 1994 camaro 6 cil. all stock
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: central FL.
Posts: 50
welcome to the site. Im a Floridian to still living in central Florida 4th generation. I got a 94 with 148,000 and still going. (I hope to get to 250 or 300)
brotherben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 09:12 PM   #8
z28collection
waiting for 5th gen
 
z28collection's Avatar
 
Drives: 99 z28 6 speed, 81 z28 auto
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chapin s.c.
Posts: 195
welcome

welcome to the site and dont let that camaro go.
__________________
speed kills-drive a ford and live forever

http://www.myspace.com/ashleyjfowlkes
z28collection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 02:26 PM   #9
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,039
WELCOME! Don't listen to those that laugh. They couldn't understand the pride you have with your car
__________________
"...What IS true: We anticipated that this would happen - we are never finished - and yes, Ford DOES deserve to win now and then. To think that GM can come out with a car to make ford throw in the towel is simply foolhardy..." - fbodfather
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 04:58 PM   #10
TRIXXTERR
 
TRIXXTERR's Avatar
 
Drives: 96 Z28
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 612
Sheesh Thats All The Miles Ya'll Got..Com'on..201,578 MilesIs What My 96 Z Is Showing rite now. But what do you expect it's the ONLY car i havebetween My wife and I. (we Poor).lol Driven daily 32 miles round trip to work. It Will have many more by the time we get back from INDY .Still Runs like it should.Misc.things go out but thats expected with any high mile vehicle...

Oh AND WELCOME TO THE SITE!..
__________________
"...50 years from now, when you're looking back on your life, don't you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?..."

Quote:
Originally Posted by FbodFather
In light of the recent comments concerning Camaro, and the increased excitement as it finally comes to market, please take a moment and read the following closely;

Remember- "It ain't ready 'til it's ready!" Just because we show it to you early, doesn’t mean it’s ready.
TRIXXTERR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 05:03 PM   #11
Maddog78
 
Maddog78's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 Z28
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: BC
Posts: 378
Welcome.
I like hearing stories like that.
Maddog78 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just thought I'd share TAG UR IT Off-topic Discussions 33 05-12-2011 03:04 PM
Thought you all would get a kick outta this! hftech 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 33 08-07-2009 01:37 AM
just when you thought things couldnt get worse... CamaroSpike23 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10 06-21-2008 11:24 AM
Food for thought on the Ameircan muscle car... Scotsman General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 14 06-06-2008 12:36 AM
Just thought I'd post some pics from the Houston AutoShow sgmorton Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 13 03-05-2007 10:36 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.