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Old 04-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #127
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in almost 3 years and 30,000 the only dings and scratches on it are caused by my carelessness. Not a big deal.
This is so refreshing to read. Finally, someone being honest around here.



I don't want to see dings any more than anyone else but it's just a car. Not likely destined to be a collectors item. Seems a waste to keep it in the garage and just drive it on the weekends and sunny days.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #128
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Little steep infering that everyone who cares "too much" about there Camaro is only keeping it as a garage queen.

Put it into perspective. Lil' under 1 year, 6 dings, 13,000 miles about. 3 from the first 2 weeks of ownership, 2 self inflicted, and 1 on the passenger side hip from a rock. Various chips on the front bumper from highway driving/road rash. 2 on the windshield. My only pet peeve was people truely being inconsiderate when they parked, or opened there door, or cant park in the middle of 2 lines, OR a combination of the 3.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #129
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In my first 2 weeks of ownership I used to park out back where my department is at work.... then..... I had a door ding near where the middle line is on the driver door, a PAINT deep chip on the driver side hip, and a 2" white mark (buffed out recently) from someones door that left an odd extremely small dimple on the passenger side door. After that, I park in BFE... silanted in an un-lined section of parking lot out front. Co-workers wanna be inconsiderate pieces of sht? Ill park 30 years from where my entry door is TYVM.

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EDIT: Same for when I go out. BFE or go home.
I feel ya there. About a month after buying mine I parked at work in an end spot where you can cheat into a cross-hatched area. Came out at lunch to find a ding in the passenger door middle body line that chipped the paint also. I was pissed. The car that was next to me when I left it in the morning was a newer Mercedes coupe... pretty sure it was the culprit.. just goes to show you that inconsiderate douches drive expensive cars also.

The thing that sucks is that it's not bad enough to claim, but I look at it almost everday :(. I did touch up the chip with some paint.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #130
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Relax it's a mass produced car that aspect of it has begun to wear off and will wear off more with time until the c6 is out
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:04 PM   #131
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parking lots

I just got mine three weeks ago and i'm definitely paranoid about it .Last night there where 100 empty parking spots picked one out of the way ,woke up this morning and every body was parked around it at the hotel.no scratches yet!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #132
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Relax it's a mass produced car that aspect of it has begun to wear off and will wear off more with time until the c6 is out
To you.
Ill chill where Im at. No disrespect.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #133
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Never gets out of my sight stays in the garage covered and when i am out in it i never park where someone can ding it up
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #134
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I was terrible when I first got mine, a lot better now. I too had to pay out of pocket to get some body work done because some A hole scraped my rear quarter in a grocery store parking lot. Other than that, I got one small nick in the door that you cant notice unless you put your face up to it.

I try to park next to non family vehicles, SUVs and Minivans got little kids that like to recklessly swing open doors. Parking next to challengers, mustangs, and other expensive cars is always a good bet. They love their babies as much as we do.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #135
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I never really worry about it too much. I don't work in the best area, which almost kept me from getting it, but it's insured.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #136
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I love my car to death but remember at the end of the day it's just a Camaro not a Audi R8 or Ferrari

Glad someone else here thinks alike...
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #137
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^What does that have to do with anything? Car rarity? Someone explain... its just not adding up.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #138
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^What does that have to do with anything? Car rarity? Someone explain... its just not adding up.
Believe it has to do more with the cost to replace it, fix it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #139
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Hi again
Let's just assume that "rich" people who own such cars wouldn't like to "waste" money on a 2-3000 $ fender like me and others wouldn't like to "waste" money on a 500$ one? Let's call it proportional, in all fairness even if my numbers are terrible skewed.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #140
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i personally love parking up front. I come before the car. and love to see my car parked right up front.
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