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Old 05-03-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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It surpises me...

How much when I drive my car I have someone ask "Is that the new Camaro?". I mean..I am not an ass...and I try not to be smart...but this one is just so tempting.

I mean what else could it be? It's big, looks unmistakably like a Camaro and even says Camaro on the side.

Once I want to say..."Well it was new when I bought it back in 1969...".
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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This is just proof that Camaros are famous...even to those who know nothing about cool cars. Be proud.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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it doesn't bother me at all when someone asks about my car.there are alot of people that don't know about it.i think they are just being friendly and want to ask about it.what seems like a dumb question to you,is not to the person that is asking it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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it doesn't bother me at all when someone asks about my car.there are alot of people that don't know about it.i think they are just being friendly and want to ask about it.what seems like a dumb question to you,is not to the person that is asking it.
I don't mind being asked about the car at all...I will talk about it all day long. The whole "Is that the new Camaro?" thing is what sounds strange. I mean...I have never seen someone say "Is that a new Corvette?" or is "Is that a new Mustang?".
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:36 PM   #5
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It's an easy ice breaker for someone who wants to talk to you about your car, but you obviously haven't met before.

What about this conversation minus "is that the new camaro"

Hey how are you? I noticed from over there that you look really good in those jeans boy...
Having said that did you get the LS3 or the L99?

I'm just joking with you! LOL I'd take it as a compliment!
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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lol... i tend to think people only ask that because they want to ease into the conversation, whether they KNOW it is or not. Kinda like "is that a new hair cut?", "are those new shoes?" etc lol.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #7
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Its like people ask me IF it has the big engine? I have the "SS" emblem in the center of the grill and the rear, white stripes over orange and an axelback exhaust, I want to say. NO its a 4 cylinder. But I just say, YES, it has 448HP.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:52 AM   #8
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least they arent asking "is that the new Mustang?"
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:59 AM   #9
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well, to be fair, there hasn't been a new camaro for 7 or 8 years...
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:00 AM   #10
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they just want to break the ice to start a convo..
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:00 AM   #11
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had someone ask "Is that your new black challenger out there?"..... wanted slap a #%@#.. i was nice though and corrected the poor woman.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:05 AM   #12
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Never got that one... I have gotten "Nice car", "What a ride". "Is that thing fast?"... you get the point :-)
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:48 AM   #13
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I had a lady *in* a Challenger ask me at a stop light "So how much do you love your new Challenger?"

Turns out, she works for the local Dodge dealership hahaha. I had to explain to her that I was in the Camaro
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:02 AM   #14
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I had a lady *in* a Challenger ask me at a stop light "So how much do you love your new Challenger?"

Turns out, she works for the local Dodge dealership hahaha. I had to explain to her that I was in the Camaro
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:21 AM   #15
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least they arent asking "is that the new Mustang?"
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:39 AM   #16
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There so many uninformed people OUT THERE that they need our understanding.Just be glad we can set them on the right path.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #17
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Look at the bright side, at least they are interested in your car enough to ask you about it-----maybe we can convert a few people in the process
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #18
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When people walk up and ask about the Camaro, I turn into a Camaro commercial trying to "sell" them one. I'm not even a salesperson. I inherently want others to experience a perma-grin.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #19
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I had a guy do this too me when I first got my car. He was staring right at the side panel that says "Camaro" and asked "hey that's a Camaro?"
um.....no..I just stole that off a Camaro and slapped in on my new Chevy Palomino....just to confuse people....LOL
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #20
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The second day I had my car, a co-worker & I went to lunch. After, he was inside talking so I was standing by my car waiting. These 2 guys run over "Yo man, that car's the sh*t! What kind is it?" I said "Thanks. It's a Camaro." "Chev?"
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:55 AM   #21
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I don't mind being asked about the car at all...I will talk about it all day long. The whole "Is that the new Camaro?" thing is what sounds strange. I mean...I have never seen someone say "Is that a new Corvette?" or is "Is that a new Mustang?".
This (^) sends shivers down my spine...people want to know about it enough to ask a stranger. Some of them aren't sports car buffs and just recognize a hot car!

What you're experiencing is a person's first impression of the new Camaro and its owner. Do us proud!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:57 AM   #22
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least they arent asking "is that the new Mustang?"
I tend to get that, more often than not.


I had one guy (about 18-20 yrs old, ball cap straight brimmed with tags attached and cocked to the side, pants on the ground ) check over my car and finally ask "what size rims are those?". It's funny what people notice about the car.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:11 AM   #23
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Yep... A lady drove up to me in a parking lot and in one breath said,
"Nice car! Sorry.. I thought it was a Dodge."
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #24
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Yep... A lady drove up to me in a parking lot and in one breath said,
"Nice car! Sorry.. I thought it was a Dodge."
B/c the fact that it's not a Dodge negates the fact that it's nice?
"oh hey, that WAS a nice car, until I saw it wasn't a Dodge, now it sucks..."

Yeah, sounds logical....
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