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Old 03-17-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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Anybody else feel insecure parking your camaro in public?

Two days after i first got my 2012 llt IBM, an f'n douche scratched the passenger side fender with a nail....

Luckily my dealer's friend made a deal with me and did the paint job for free but still i was pretty damn pissed...

And multiple other times, when i was standing pretty far from my car, having a conversation with somebody or taking care of some business, some guy walks by my car and takes a tour around, staring the crap out of the car, and walks away as i press the panic button.

Am i the only one who frequently deals with these kinds of people?
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:51 AM   #2
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never had a problem with mine, but I only drive it on the weekends and haven't had it a month yet.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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I wonder about valet parking services.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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Every time I park it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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When I go to a public place, I stay with it or park it where it can be watched and usually the wife or me stays with the car at all times.I just use it sometimes for a joy during the sunny week evenings and and weekends depending on weather.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:33 AM   #6
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My car is only parked in my garage, at a car show, or at may work on weekends when nobody else is around and it is a secured location so the general public cannot come on to the property.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #7
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Always, but it is only a week end cruiser so I never park in plazas and parking lots.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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After I came out and found spit running down my driver side window and door it's always within eye shot..
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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Yep!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #10
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Never. I try to select my parking spots to minimize potential damage but when I walk off to go into where ever I walk off. I don't watch the car, I don't feel insecure, I don't make my wife stay with the car... etc. in almost 3 years and 30,000 the only dings and scratches on it are caused by my carelessness. Not a big deal.

Everyone needs ease up and take this car off a pedestal. Sure, it's a bad azz mo fo... But come on, you're going to give yourself an ulcer worrying about it.

Pay your insurance and forget about it. Scratches/dings can be fixed and it won't effect the ever diminishing value of these cars any more than the passage of time.


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Old 03-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #11
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When i first got my 2011 i was looking out of the window at my job and saw security walking around it ... Putting their hands on the window to look inside... But they jumped and got scared when i hit the panic button .. Truly an lol moment especially since i had everyone gather around and see it all go down
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:15 AM   #12
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Never. I try to select my parking spots to minimize potential damage but when I walk off to go into where ever I walk off. I don't watch the car, I don't feel insecure, I don't make my wife stay with the car... etc. in almost 3 years and 30,000 the only dings and scratches on it are caused by my carelessness. Not a big deal.

Everyone needs ease up and take this car off a pedestal. Sure, it's a bad azz mo fo... But come on, you're going to give yourself an ulcer worrying about it.

Pay your insurance and forget about it. Scratches/dings can be fixed and it won't effect the ever diminishing value of these cars any more than the passage of time.


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This! If you are so worried about it make it a garage queen that only comes out for shows or a weekend trip to the drag strip.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #13
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Always find a parking where at least one door is facing a wall or sideways. Never park in the middle between two cars .. The Camaro is very wide and anyone can bang the doors by mistake on the side of the car .. Just be careful and you should be fine.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #14
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Sure, I worry. I worry when I park my truck too. Or the wife's truck or car. Nothing I stress about. Over 30,000 miles to the mall, grocery store, restaurants, hotels, car cruises, state parks, ball games. Parked at all of them. Walked away, enjoyed whatever life experience we were going to do and returned to the car when it was time to leave. The car has been out since 2009 and nobody really cares anymore. Your average person won't even notice when the ZL1 hits the streets.
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