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Old 02-19-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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1969 or 2010 Camaro and why?

Ok, just for fun, imagine that you can buy a perfectly (1000 point) restored 1969 Camaro SS in your favorite color and options combination for $30,000. Or, you can buy a new 2010 Camaro SS with your choice of color and options for $30,000.

Which one do you buy and why?

I believe I would be very tempted to buy the 69' only because of the appreciation factor. I believe the fun factor would be equal for both of these great cars.

What do you guys think?
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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well you got pros and cons... the 69 doesnt have to pass emissions.. will have a thunderous sounds... but its doesnt turn worth crap..

the 2010 is a pig... its a tad on the heavy side. other then that... its a toss up

However I dont think you can get a decent 69 SS for less the 35k... not even close.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Buy both. They scratch different itches. However, if you really want a 1,000 point '69, it will be more than $30K.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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Ok, just for fun, imagine that you can buy a perfectly (1000 point) restored 1969 Camaro SS in your favorite color and options combination for $30,000. Or, you can buy a new 2010 Camaro SS with your choice of color and options for $30,000.

Which one do you buy and why?

I believe I would be very tempted to buy the 69' only because of the appreciation factor. I believe the fun factor would be equal for both of these great cars.

What do you guys think?
I have a 69 rs/ss and when you take a long trip at my age you really feel it. The seats suck and comfort is not what it was made for. I get tons of looks and questions when I stop in the 69. Not selling it yet because it is so much fun to have. I am wondering which one I will drive more when I get the new SS.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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Remember I said "imagine" you can buy them for $30,000 each. I know what 1000 point 69 Camaros can go for $$$$.

I think all your reasons and insights will be interesting.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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Great question...

My 2010 Maro is 36K so I'll just play like you said 36K instead of 30K

One question, does my 69' have to be stock or can I put those disc brakes, modern stereo etc inside?
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
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Living in Socal I would take the 69 in a instant. No smog crap to worry about means I can upgrade whatever I want to match the performance of new models while staying legal on the streets.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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OK, given the "imagine" wording, I still say both. If you have a 1,000 point '69, it's too nice to drive, so you trailer it everywhere. Sure is nice to go to shows and rallys, though. As a friend of mine says, you can "drive the wheels off " the 2010.

Oh and while you are at it, get a second gen too...
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #9
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Buy both. They scratch different itches. However, if you really want a 1,000 point '69, it will be more than $30K.
And if you really want a 1,000 point car to remain a 1,000 point car, you can't drive it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #10
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I'd rather have the 2010 since I get the up-to-date looks of the classic without the guilt of driving it.

Haha, funny thing is, I remember when 30K COULD buy you a damn near perfect '69 SS. This was merely five to seven years ago.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #11
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If you have a big garage with lots of room for a toy to drive once in awhile a classic Camaro can fit the bill, if it's a daily driver or anything close the 2010 is going to be a far better car. I don't have a three car+ garage so the 2010 would be my choice.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #12
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If its your only car, go with the new one. Comes with a warranty + will drive better.

If its NOT your only car get the 1969
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #13
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I've had the classic car (69 Mustang) and I'll tell you this: If I can't update the 69' to drive like a Modern car, no thanks. I don't want a car that sits in the garage because it's only valuable if I don't drive it and I don't want a car that drives like..well a 69'. I've grown soft in my old age and want modern convenience, so either a 69 brought up to date, or more than likely a 2010 which...well I ordered in October.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:26 PM   #14
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This one is so easy to me. I take the 69' and I can modernize it later. Wheels, and interior. And you will draw attention for as long as you own the car. The 2010 will be just another nice car 3 years from now.

Plus, as soon as you drive it away, it's worth more. Hell drive it and own it for a while and anytime you want to, you can sell it and buy a 2010 and probably have money left.

By then the ABL might be working.
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