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Old 09-02-2014, 01:18 PM   #99
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Just bought my 2014 vert brand new, do i need to be worried?
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #100
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In my opinion with the track record of the first two year convertibles I would keep an eye on it. Worry no. Drive it like you stole it and enjoy it. If problems crop up they would be evident in the first couple months. I went through hell and back with my first 2012. Second one has pretty much been problems free.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:51 PM   #101
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had to drop mine off again today. Just to the left of the passenger door, below the frame/beltline & just above the rubber seal, my top is tearing; it looks like it's been gradually worn down. I've already had 3 fabric pieces & 2 frames installed.

I've also gotten A cash settlement & an extended warranty up to 96,000 miles on the top. I'm at 71,000 right now. Hope this one finally does the trick.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #102
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:44 PM   #103
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Can anyone PM me their lawyer's contact info that handled their issues with their tops?

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:02 PM   #104
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Can anyone PM me their lawyer's contact info that handled their issues with their tops?

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If the top was replaced by a trim shop how can it be GM certified since the Trim Shops themselves are not GM certified?
Also, I have been receiving lots of inquires on the suit and the mods will not answer my question as to whether or not I can post the info so I am just going to and probably get my hand slapped or banned for it. So here it is. And as a Caveat, I am not affiliated with said law firm. Just trying to help out others with top problems and passing the information along to you.

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:26 PM   #105
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wow.....thanks for opening my eyes to the obvious....
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:42 AM   #106
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Hello fellow Camaro Convertible owners!!

Sooooo, goes like this.... About 6 weeks ago I came across a 2011 Camaro for sale (private party), got a pretty good/fair deal and the car only had 5400 miles on it. It still smells new!! I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this car!!

Then started reading the forums for mod advice, etc., and came across this thread. OMG!!! No way I'm getting rid of this car, even though I'm sure I could sell it for what I paid and be "free" but I love this thing! I'm only at 6200 miles now (it's a weekend warrior) and have not experienced any problems whatsoever with the top, but I think I've notices some light rub marks which it seems may inevitably turn into a bigger problem.

Instead of freaking out (which I'm on the verge of doing!) I'm wondering if anybody has any preemptive advice/strategy. I have no problems paying for a repair that's going to last (although would be nice if I didn't have to pay!), but concerned from some of the posts on the forum as well as the FB page that people have had much worse problems after the repair(s).

I'm obviously out of warranty, didn't think I'd have to worry about that for a while since it's in mint condition with so little mileage. Sooo, what to do??

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Old 08-11-2015, 11:40 AM   #107
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Don't let these posts scare you necessarily - a bad top on a 2011 or 2012 is not everyone's experience. No rub marks, holes, tears, broken bows yet, and I bought mine June 1, 2011. Only have 7,800 miles on it and still love driving it. The only thing I would have instead is a '94 to '96 Mercedes C-Class 4-cyl C220, which was my former car and also acquired new - might just buy one again in addition to the Camaro.

Figure I could get at least $20,000 trade now in Aug 2015: no dents, dings, scratches whatsoever. But nope, holding onto it because it's fun the have 426 HP under my foot, and with the top down to boot! Unlike most here probably, I don't open it up full throttle very often - and never even close to redline. But when I do step on it, Lookout!!

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Old 08-11-2015, 04:09 PM   #108
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Cashman14, my pre-emptive strategy is this: put the top down at season beginning and leave it down, unless you get caught in the rain. Then when storing for winter put it up. I believe constant up and down wears these tops out. I have 1 13, that was made in Aug. of 12 and I have had zero issues while employing this strategy.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:02 PM   #109
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Cashman14, my pre-emptive strategy is this: put the top down at season beginning and leave it down, unless you get caught in the rain. Then when storing for winter put it up. I believe constant up and down wears these tops out. I have 1 13, that was made in Aug. of 12 and I have had zero issues while employing this strategy.
Started doing this too, despite our upholstery friend recommending to put it up nightly.
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:34 AM   #110
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Thanks for the feedback so far!! I'm still a bit nervous, I think I see some "rub marks" but could just be my imagination being paranoid.

Interesting strategy on lowering the top for the season and putting it back up for storage. Not sure that will work for me, in Colorado we have rain storms that appear out of nowhere then disappear in a flash. I also put it up when I park somewhere, mainly so it doesn't get scorching hot inside and in case a storm shows up.

Keep the suggestions coming!
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:40 AM   #111
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:35 PM   #112
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Cashman14, my pre-emptive strategy is this: put the top down at season beginning and leave it down, unless you get caught in the rain. Then when storing for winter put it up. I believe constant up and down wears these tops out. I have 1 13, that was made in Aug. of 12 and I have had zero issues while employing this strategy.
I don't think this will work as the running happens when it is down - not on its way down? At least I notice the rub marks are more pronounced after I have left it down a while.
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