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Old 07-05-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Camaro SS Rental car story

Hey all,

I just found out you can rent a Camaro SS from Avis. I read a story in this online magazine called Auto Eclectic. They rented an SS in Indianapolis, IN. The story was a good read and so was the rest of the mag.

They had two Moslers one with an LS6 and one with a LS7. Think of a mid engine Corvette on a 800+lb diet.

Check out the issue Here

I heard they are testing the Supercharged Hurst Camaro next month.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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anyone else take a read?
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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Good luck snagging one. I had to fight tooth and nail to get my hands on a 1LT...
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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i work right next to an avis in ny and i know i would so rent one if they ever got one in its like random every week they just get cars in from where ever but ive yet to see a camaro there but they got alot of gm cars.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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They used to have a ton of them last year when they had exclusive rights on them, but AVIS returns/sells/auctions their cars once they cross 30k miles which in most cases happens right about the 1 year mark.

Hence now, they don't have most of them anymore in their inventory and are not getting that many new ones since the "wow" and cool factor has died down.

Last year a 1LT/2LT in Phoenix was going for $150/day while a Mustang V6 was going for $59/day. Camaro was then considered the hot sports car, now it has just become another sports coupe.

I am sure the new 5.0 Stangs will go for a premium.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:00 PM   #6
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i acually saw that in my local paper it was a 2lt camaro had 10k "rental miles" but still cost 26g i dunno who in their right mind would ever buy that for 26.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:22 PM   #8
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The majority of the used camaro's I've been looking at have been rental cars, I'd say about 85% of the used ones i looked into were rentals.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:11 PM   #9
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In January I rented a 2SS from an AVIS in Phoenix for around 170 per day. I put 491 miles on the car in 24 hrs. After 6 weeks of research and lurking here on camaro5.com, I was driving home in a brand new 1SS in early March.

I also rented a 1LT & a V6 mustang for kicks, but after driving that 2SS first, I was hooked!
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #10
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Did you guys check out the article? I would do the same thing and run it hard. That is what rentals are for right?
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:34 AM   #11
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Did you guys check out the article? I would do the same thing and run it hard. That is what rentals are for right?

yeah, just make sure you get the you break, you buy coverage
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #12
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I heard from the writer by the end of the trip the car wouldn't even do a burnout. It would just push the front tires locked up. Poor Camaro
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