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View Poll Results: What is the MOST you are willng to spend on a new Camaro?
None - are you kidding me, I'm not buying one! 0 0%
$20,000 - 23,900 2 1.09%
$24,000 - 26,900 5 2.73%
$27,000 - 29,900 31 16.94%
$30,000 - 32,900 39 21.31%
$33,000 - 35,900 44 24.04%
$36,000 - 38,900 16 8.74%
$39,000 - 42,900 20 10.93%
$43,000 - 45,900 14 7.65%
$46,000+ 12 6.56%
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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What will be your cut-off point?

I was talking to my wife the other day about the new Camaro and we began talking about how much we are willing to devote to purchasing a new Camaro. I thought this brought up an interesting topic of converstion:

What is your ideal price range as well as your absolute cut-off. At what point will you no longer be able to justify the cost?


Personally, my ideal price point is a nicely equipt LS3 for $30,000 or less. I would reluctantly hand over up to $32,000 out-the-door though. Anything in the $33-35k range would be a pretty hard sell, but given the right options I might cave in. Anything over $35k and it is a definite no-go for me.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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I would have to say 40K to 45K for the “Top Dawg” budget allowing. I’ve been saving where ever I can. If the “Top Dawg” comes out and is to pricey that’s just more money I will have saved for the next step down…
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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It's difficult to figure without any idea of pricing, but a "guesstimate" for me would be as much as I can afford. I don't want to spend so much that I can't afford to enjoy the car.

Ideally, I'll be looking at waiting some time to see what's on the horizon, ie; different models, and if I can swing it, I'll look to purchase the "highest-end" Camaro. Another thing to consider is, if the "high end" Camaro is fairly close to the Corvette, do I look to possibly buying a Corvette?

(Probably not as I've always been a 'Camaro Man'. )
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:17 PM   #4
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The top Z28 will be out of my price range, that much I know for sure.
I'll be happy with a nice automatic V8 Convertible, SS or whatever it ends up being called. Hide away headlamps will be the icing on the cake
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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I'm also looking for an LS3 Camaro, or whatever the mid-class (base V8) car will be. I don't have great funds, but probably 28-30K is all I'll give up.

I also don't want the first year, I'll still be in college (just leaving). I would like any bugs to be gotten out of the car, and give it a chance for the price to go down.

One price-saver might be the transy. it will all depend on what is offered standard, automatic, or standard. Personally I think I want automatic paddle-shift.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I'm planning on waiting a couple of years. Maybe picking up a used one that's been well maintained and still under warrantly, or buying the cheapest new one I can get with a stick and v8. It can have cloth seats and a cheaper stereo for all I care.

Maybe they'll even allow for GM card credits although I doubt it. I don't see myself shelling out anymore than $25,000.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #7
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No, I think I have to go leather...
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:20 PM   #8
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i would say no more than $32-33k otherwise

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Old 03-20-2007, 07:07 PM   #9
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Im going to try for top dawg but I cant spend more than ~40k.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #10
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I'll have to wait and see how the car is equipped for the asking price. Wheels and tires are very important to me as far as looks and meat filling the wells.

Out the door between 30-32k. BTW gents, many times I have said to a dealer that I do not like the stock wheels and tires, will be replacing them immediately, and you have to buy them back<ie: take it off the price>, and they have always agreed. I have always gotten 1k off for that. They will just put them in stock, or on a lesser model and up the sticker on that car.

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:12 PM   #11
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I think about 30K will be my limit because i will be fresh out of college and have not very much money, so some type of financing will be needed. If the officals at GM say they want to price competitively (to a mustang at least), it should be around 27-29K for a base V8 because that is what a 07 GT is listed as on the website but who knows if thats what it will cost at a dealer.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:55 PM   #12
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I think about 30K will be my limit because i will be fresh out of college and have not very much money, so some type of financing will be needed. If the officals at GM say they want to price competitively (to a mustang at least), it should be around 27-29K for a base V8 because that is what a 07 GT is listed as on the website but who knows if thats what it will cost at a dealer.
Yeah, I went on there and built the Premium GT the way I would order a Camaro. It came out to like $29,500 nicely equipt. i figure with 3% inflation for next year I am hoping that will keep me under $32k
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:05 PM   #13
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$28,000-$30,000 will probably be my cut off point. I like all the extra features so i'm not sure if the base V8 and extras will put me over my limit, so I might have to live with the performance V6. That way I still have good performance, along with the good MPG, while definitley being able to add all the good stuff, leather, maybe navigation. Not sure if it will even be an option though. Not to mention I'm only 22 so insurance cost for a V8 might not be the best idea.
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i would have to see it first!!!! then drewl~~!!!! then buy!!!! whatever the cost- jk....
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:40 AM   #15
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I've been waiting to answer this question because I just don't know. I will have to sell off my 02 SS, use the cash to pay off the remaining balance on my wifes car, and use what's left over for a down payment. Still, I don't know exactly what I'm going to be able to afford. I'll just have to wait and see. In 2 1/2 years, I get a BIG raise. That will help for sure, but it's just going to be a waiting game for now.
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I'll have to wait and see how the car is equipped for the asking price. Wheels and tires are very important to me as far as looks and meat filling the wells.

Out the door between 30-32k. BTW gents, many times I have said to a dealer that I do not like the stock wheels and tires, will be replacing them immediately, and you have to buy them back<ie: take it off the price>, and they have always agreed. I have always gotten 1k off for that. They will just put them in stock, or on a lesser model and up the sticker on that car.

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The only way I see any dealer I've ever dealt with doing that is if you have them install aftermarket wheels BEFORE you take delivery of the vehicle.

Speaking of that, I hate it when dealerships sell new cars with mods like wheels, tires, etc already on the vehicle. They sell you those parts at a nice huge markup, but they also do not give you any credits toward the OEM parts that are now long gone - nice practice
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:59 AM   #17
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My target is $30k. I would probably be able to swing another 2 or 3k but I'd be pushing it. I know I won't be able to afford the "Top Dawg" model, but as long as I have a V8, automatic tranny (my wife doesn't drive stick), and a few bells and whistles I'll be happy. I'd love a convertible but I doubt the verts will be less that $32k.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:30 AM   #18
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I'm aiming for less than 35K... but this depends on how 'house poor' I am at that point. The cost of housing near Boston is STILL ludicrous so it may be a while before I can swing it.

Plus, I want to keep my MINI Cooper S as a collector-car, so that sort of limits what down payment options I might have... We'll see.

If they can manage a LS3 V8 for less than $30k then I'd probably do that and wait for the Z28 to come out and trade up after a few years.

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I'm aiming for less than 35K... but this depends on how 'house poor' I am at that point. The cost of housing near Boston is STILL ludicrous so it may be a while before I can swing it.

I hear you... although housing in Indy is absolutely nowhere near what it is in Baaaston . My wife and I are buying a house this fall, so I haven't been able to save ANY money for the Camaro as it is all going toward the house and I really want to keep my truck as well and not have to trade it in. This is why I refuse to spend more than $35k and realistically $32k is my cut off unless, like I said, it is really something special.

Withthe amount of flexibility GM has in terms of engine offerings, I really have faith that they will deliver a strong V-8 at the $30k or under price range.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:42 AM   #20
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My cutoff for the Camaro is between $40-$45 K for an LS3 V8 model. Since I'm in Canada, the difference in the Canadian dollar and higher taxes, that works out to be similiar to the Americans folks with a cuttoff of $30-$35K. I'm not that keen on dropping Shelby GT500 type money for a top dog Camaro. But I have to have a nice low profile rim package on the car and heated leather seats (Its cold up here in the winter time!).
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I hear you... although housing in Indy is absolutely nowhere near what it is in Baaaston . My wife and I are buying a house this fall, so I haven't been able to save ANY money for the Camaro as it is all going toward the house and I really want to keep my truck as well and not have to trade it in. This is why I refuse to spend more than $35k and realistically $32k is my cut off unless, like I said, it is really something special.

Withthe amount of flexibility GM has in terms of engine offerings, I really have faith that they will deliver a strong V-8 at the $30k or under price range.
So just out of curiosity, how much would a 'starter home' run in Indy? Lets just say its about 1000 sq ft with a 1/8 acre and a single car garage...?

Around here that equates to about a $400K home!

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:57 AM   #22
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So just out of curiosity, how much would a 'starter home' run in Indy? Lets just say its about 1000 sq ft with a 1/8 acre and a single car garage...?

Around here that equates to about a $400K home!

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You could easily find a home like you just described in the $90-100,000 price range.

I guess to give you some perspective, we are looking at spending around $180,000 and that will get us around 3,000 sq ft and anywhere from 1/8 acre to 3/4 acre.

For $400,000 you can get anywhere from 1600 sq feet on 3 acres of land to 6,100 sq ft on 1/3 of an acre....

Although i have to say that I feel your pain. One of the main reasons we moved from Chicago was the cost of living. We were looking for homes there and they were pretty close to what you are looking at although not quite that extreme. For a starter home you would be looking at about $300,000 in the suburbs and well into the $400's within the city with NO land.
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So just out of curiosity, how much would a 'starter home' run in Indy? Lets just say its about 1000 sq ft with a 1/8 acre and a single car garage...?

Around here that equates to about a $400K home!

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Dear God!

My house is 1800 sq ft w/ just over 1/4 acre and a 1 car garage, finished basement w/kitchen area.

$116,000 (3 years ago) It may be $135,000 now, but I really have no idea.

Mind you mine was a 'friend of family' deal. But still we didn't get THAT big a discount.
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Yeah, that's about what I thought... for your entertainment, look at this:

http://vow.mlspin.com/clients/report.asp?mls=70543854

This is roughly what we are looking at for our 'starter home'.

I wish I could say the salarys around here were higher-to-match but they aren't, so house poor we will be!

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So just out of curiosity, how much would a 'starter home' run in Indy? Lets just say its about 1000 sq ft with a 1/8 acre and a single car garage...?

Around here that equates to about a $400K home!

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That home here is about $150K
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