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Old 02-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Week 5/15 of giving up my life for a Camaro

A quick recap for those that havent followed my posts. Since I'm getting my 1lt RS SIM Camaro made and delivered for May 1 I got a second full time job to help pay more toward the downpayment. My regular job is mon-fri 8:00am-3:30 pm and my new job that I also work is mon-thurs 4:00 pm-2:00am. 17.5 hour working days for my dear Camaro

This week was pretty good. nothing much new but on thursday in the lunchroom we were talking about cars and stuff and I had told one guy there before that I was getting a new car, a LT Camaro to be exact. So he mentions to the other guys there that I'm getting a new V6 Camaro and the othere guys are like "you should get the V8 man." I said "well for 10k more I really dont even need that much power. Im not into racing or anything like that. 300hp is plenty for me." and one guy says "but its the principal of it though" I dunno, lol. Then another guy said how one of his buddies also was getting a new camaro and when his buddy told him it was a v6 he said he was like "pfft". This coming from a guy who drives a late 90s or early 2000s impala. He sure sets his standards high on other guy's cars but his own car isnt so sporty. Anyway. I dont care what they think, I dont need 2 cylinders for 10k more. the LT with RS is an awesome car.

Oh and as usual I was pretty tired by the end of the week with only 3-4 hours of sleep a night. I went to bed at 7 friday evening and didnt get up till noon saturday. now I think I'm caught up on my sleep and ready to get back to work monday to hack off another week before my new Camaro comes. Thanks again for all your support and encouragement here. you guys are great.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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I love following this!! don't let other guys get you down...that's pure jealously....keep on keeping on..I can't wait to see you on delivery day!
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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With your next post February will be in the bank and then its two short months to go! Keep your eyes on the prize. Everybody is behind you!
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #4
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That's how I feel, sure having a V8 would be nice, sure a lot of people think it's mandatory to have a Camaro with a V8. Whatever, it's my car and I having a 2LT/RS makes me happy, so to all of the nay sayers out there, they can go fly a kite!

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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With your next post February will be in the bank and then its two short months to go! Keep your eyes on the prize. Everybody is behind you!
Yeah I know. I'm so excited. Thanks so much.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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Don't listen to those guys at work...unless you want to work two jobs until the fall.

Hang in there......keep us updated...............
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #7
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Agree...to heck with the naysayers. Get what you want! BTW...next time somebody discounts your choice of a V6, tell them the V6 in a Gen 5 will toast the 396 V8 in an Gen1 SS, the engine of choice outside of a COPO or a Z28.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:23 PM   #8
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I admire your work ethic, stay strong! You'll really appreciate your car upon receiving it. Don't let the haters bug you, some people just have to try and make themselves feel better.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #9
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Doing good keep it up, I enjoy reading the updates. Your goal is getting closer, don't listen to your co-workers you know what you are working for and want and that is all that matters.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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Screw those guys, it's YOUR car and will make tons of power compared to earlier generations.. You can only go so fast and race so many lights without getting pulled over anyway. With the RS package you're going to have a ride that, trust me, MANY will envy.. plus since you opted for v6 you'll pay it off just that much faster..
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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Amen to you brother! When I was 20 I was going to college and I landed a GREAT job. I tried juggling both, working 4am-2pm. Then school from 5pm-10pm. The thing about my job was, I also had to work a lot of weekends. (60+ straight days w/out a day off every summer)

Sometimes I had to work 16 hours and couldn't get off work until 8:30pm and headed to school late. Eventually I got suspended from college for 6 months but I never went back. Been working at the same job for 14 years now.

So I couldn't handle that schedule but I give you props for doing it for a Camaro. Good job!
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:54 PM   #12
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Keep up the good work!!!!!!!! I have a 1LT RS and love it!!!!!!!! Fastest car that I have ever had. I have always liked a V6 for some reason. You have enough power when you need it and saves on gas. I have never been into racing either, and I have pushed the Camaro hard and it scared me a little. Just not use to having that power. I will admit that I probably would not be able to handle the V8 right now, it has a ton of power. Maybe down the road sometime. Anyways, keep on keeping on. You will have your baby sooner than you think.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #13
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The 2LT/RS is, indeed, an awesome car. Actually, better than awesome. It's got all the luxury with +300 hp and you can drive it year round. Also, it's great on gas (if you don't hammer the accelerator). The design is sexy as hell and what you're seeing is the envy of the masses.

Bah. Screw them.

Buy what you want, and you will NOT be disappointed. Chat with the other V6 drivers on here... you'll find they are all quite proud of their purchase, as they should be. You're buying an incredible car, designed and manufactured extremely well, and you're going to LOVE IT!

Congratulations on your order! Please continue your updates as many of us are cheering you on!!! We're proud of ya!!!
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:50 PM   #14
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I wouldn't get a V6 myself but I commend your discipline to get the car you want. Good luck !!!
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:02 AM   #15
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i can relate

i feel what you are going thru. I am also in the same boat, scrambling all the last money i can get my hands on. i usually get 42 or 43 hours if i stick to my actual set hours. Since Dec 09 ive been getting 55 hours or more. I have been pushing myself with the same saying which is so funny bc im driving people nuts at work: Eye on the prize!Usually get 5 hrs a night of sleep, and since mid Jan. til now ive been getting over 60 hrs a week. A couple weeks ago i did a desperate move and i actually collected on one of my two week paid vacations that i have and still worked 62 hrs that week. 40 vacation, 40 working, and 22 overtime all together. Today barely still being sat 2/20 i ended my week (tues-sat) and got 66 hrs!!! I want this car more than anything and i am pretty much willing to do whatever it takes til it gets here.
I quote one of my co workers 2 weeks ago in saying, " I open up this sat. so you can sleep in." I reply, " work now, sleep after i get the car, not before" Now after posting this ill be crashing for the next 2 days. I take delivery in roughly 2 weeks.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #16
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I wouldn't get a V8 myself, so I commend both your choice and your discipline! The LT RS is an awesome car! Best of luck and hang in there!
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:18 AM   #17
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i feel what you are going thru. I am also in the same boat, scrambling all the last money i can get my hands on. i usually get 42 or 43 hours if i stick to my actual set hours. Since Dec 09 ive been getting 55 hours or more. I have been pushing myself with the same saying which is so funny bc im driving people nuts at work: Eye on the prize!Usually get 5 hrs a night of sleep, and since mid Jan. til now ive been getting over 60 hrs a week. A couple weeks ago i did a desperate move and i actually collected on one of my two week paid vacations that i have and still worked 62 hrs that week. 40 vacation, 40 working, and 22 overtime all together. Today barely still being sat 2/20 i ended my week (tues-sat) and got 66 hrs!!! I want this car more than anything and i am pretty much willing to do whatever it takes til it gets here.
I quote one of my co workers 2 weeks ago in saying, " I open up this sat. so you can sleep in." I reply, " work now, sleep after i get the car, not before" Now after posting this ill be crashing for the next 2 days. I take delivery in roughly 2 weeks.
Wow. Congrats on working extra hard for the car too. What do you do for your job and what color are you getting?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:32 AM   #18
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Keep it up man! You seem to be doing good. I like following your updates.. just to know you are hanging in there!

Don't sweat what others say, buy the car for you, not them. (coming from the guy whos wife was the one who made him get the V8... thanks honey)
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #19
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Wow. Congrats on working extra hard for the car too. What do you do for your job and what color are you getting?

Thanks for the encouraging words.My job is the grocery business. assistant manager/ meat clerk assistant manager.
I got sold on the Inferno Orange. I had a dark slate metallic (dark blue)Grand Prix so i was going to get the IBM as a tribute to my gp, but i wanted to stand out even more despite the fact that a camaro alone will stand out. I wanted to get an 02 trans am one day and have it orange, so the camaro will take its place on color first. Getting black rally stripes too.
I was hoping the IOM would look like the dodge burnt orange, on the chevy website it looks burnt so i was happy, then i saw pictures on here and i was a little disappointed.:( saw an orange one in person in Dec. 09 and fell in love with it love it more than burnt orange now.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:06 AM   #20
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Nice to see your willing to work hard for what u want!
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Next time just say "Yeah 304hp isn't that much I guess. How much does your car have?" lol
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:53 PM   #22
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Next time just say "Yeah 304hp isn't that much I guess. How much does your car have?" lol
Haha. thats a good one. next time i hear someone like that bashing the vo i should use that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:09 PM   #23
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Glad to see you're holding it together. That's a brutal schedule, but you know it'll be worth it.

Can't wait to see the thread about you finally getting your car
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keep it up i respect what you have planned to do. keep it up
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