Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions

Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2010, 02:52 PM   #1

Fogey's Avatar
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS A6, IOM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Los Angeles
Posts: 1,218
Out of state purchasing???

Because of pricing etc., I'm thinking of buying from one of the guys that are on this site. I'm a little nervous as I usually walk into a dealership, sit down, negotiate and buy or don't buy. Dealing with a dealer several states away has me a little ansy.
Experiences, good or bad, please
Fogey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
THE architect.
Drives: 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Suwanee, GA/Seeley Lake, MT
Posts: 836
ahh, it'll go fine, you just have to pay sales tax to your "home" state...
(bought in Montana... Live in Georgia)
#34122 EMPTIED, AT YARD ON 8/26/09; Delivered 9/07/09
MODS: Borla ATAK Cat-Back GFX (#140378), 35% Ceramic all-around, CAI, Inc. Intake w/ Scoop, Hurst Short Throw, Heritage Grille, GM Dove Tail, Laser Interceptor Triple v8.9, Passport Max, Pfadt ZL Stage 2
BalogUK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
I know dats' rite..
kbs71's Avatar
Drives: 2010 ABM M6 2SS/RS
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 46
I bought mine from Anna Berringer "little bank robber" at Sparta Chevrolet in MI. I also had your trepidation, but she calmed all my fears and I got a good deal. I wound up paying the local MI tax and when I went to register it here in TX the tax was an additional $1.36 to make up the difference.
I say go for it. I got a better deal than I could have from my local dealers and I also got the color (ABM) that I wanted. Look at it this way. The dealers on here have a reputation to keep with this community. As your local dealer could care less about their reputation on this site. So you should get a much better deal and experience from them. Plus they dealers on here are all Camaro fanatics, so they know how you feel about buying this fantastic car.
2010' ABM M6, SS/RS a work in progress.
Fastlane CAI
ARH 1 7/8" headers and custom 3" stainless X piped exhaust with 5" tips
Rear view mirror mounted LED shift light.
Pedders Track 2Xa Supercar package with Xa Coilovers.
Pfadt 1le swaybars and endlinks front and rear. Rear Tie rods/trailing arms.
MGW shifter
MPD1 rear spoiler
Sullivan Aluminum pedals
kbs71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
Drives: SIM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 28
I bought out of state. I also went with Anna and the buying experience was very easy and I was completely satisfied.
As already mentioned, you will pay the sales tax based on where you will register the car...assuming your home state.

If you do not plan to go pick up your car, consider the additional cost for shipping into your total cost. Also realize the additional time it may take to get your car to you. The dealer will need a little time to get the car ready and then wait for the shipping folks to come get it.
JJChevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #5

lock's Avatar
Drives: 11 2SS/RS E-Force Supercharged
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 814
Out of state can be nice. Mines turning into a little vacation. Taking my dad along for driving duties and we're going to visit several relatives I havent seen in ages on the way home.

probably cant go wrong with most of the dealers on this site. This would not be a place to do any bad business. the internet can be death to people in business and if they are still around... probably all top notch!
11 IOM 2SS/RS E-Force Supercharged. 616 RWHP/578 RWTQ. Click link for my journal!!!

lock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
NJP56's Avatar
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT/ RS Package A6
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: East of Cleveland on the lake
Posts: 95
I bought out of state, in PA., live in Ohio. When I financed they fiqured out how much my Ohio sales tax was and I got a check in the mail so I could pay it when my 30 day tags expired and I had to get plates. I paid no PA tax
NJP56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:04 PM   #7
Mischief Managed
Tessa's Avatar
Drives: 2SS/RS RJT with silver rallys
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southbound
Posts: 8,179
I bought mine in NH b/c they had the right color on the lot and they added the MA sales tax in for me
NH is a pretty close drive for me though
Tessa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:15 PM   #8
Montani Semper Liberi
jshaf's Avatar
Drives: 2011 Black 2SS/RS w/ IOM stripes
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Masontown, WV
Posts: 4,810
have bought 5 of my last 6 cars out of state, I am one that likes a good deal and is willing to travel 2-5 hours to get it. the first time you do it it seems tough but after that it's a breeze and the fact you'll save jack makes it that much easier! Go for it

Stainless Works 1 7/8 Long Tude Headers, Stainless Works High Flow Cats, Stainless Works Retro Chambered Catback, Z/28 Air Intake, RDP Tuned, FR41 Chrome Rims, 1100W stereo, 35% Tint
jshaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #9
Boo Boo The Cat
Boo Boo The Cat's Avatar
Drives: Blk 10' 1SS/RS M6
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Warner Robins, GA /Kodiak, AK
Posts: 24
I bought mine from Becky D @ Rogers Chevrolet outside of Detroit, MI and I was currently living in Connecticut at the time. Everything went really smooth, she honored any discount I was eligible for, and I even got it delivered to a local dealership in Connecticut pretty cheap. Most of the people on this site are extremely reliable so I wouldn't have any worries if you decide to purchase your vehicle through one of them.
Boo Boo The Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:21 PM   #10

BeckyD@JamesMartinChevy's Avatar
Drives: SS,PaceCar,ZL1,1LE,C7Z51,Z06,17-ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Detroit, Mich
Posts: 57,915
It's very ....I delivered a ZR1 and a Camaro to's easy and can save a lot money.
Don't forget, I honor ALL DISCOUNTS THAT APPLY!
Available Inventory -James-Martin Chevrolet
BeckyD - I Deliver Nationwide!

..only 20 min from Detroit Metro Airport!
BeckyD@JamesMartinChevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
Drives: 2010 SS Camaro 6M, 2005 Lotus Elise
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 107
I see that you are in California. I believe that all new cars sold to California residents must have "California Emissions".

At one time I considered buying from an out of state dealer, and some of them had cars with California emissions (proably due to some type of dealer trade, Cal. cars can be sold in any state I believe). A dealer in ANY state can order a car with California emissions for you.

Check with any of the several dealers who frequently contribute to this form. They have OUTSTANDING reputations and would be happy to help you get the car you need.

Because of possible registration problems due to California emission laws, I would not randomly choose a dealer who does not participate here.
ART-2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 08:28 PM   #12
el ess A
formerly "el ess X"
el ess A's Avatar
Drives: 2010 & 2013 Camaros
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 4,323
It was my understanding the Camaro is already 50-state emissions ready. I could be wrong.

We bought from Eric at Classic Chevy in Grapevine, TX. We live in SC. He gave us great service and made our buying experience a real pleasure. Even though it was raining when we got there.
2010/2013 Camaro  4774
el ess A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #13
Alfieboy's Avatar
Drives: 2017 1SS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,404
do it.
Bought mine from Anna @ Sparta in MI..drove it home to VA...

Awesome people!

Alfieboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #14
AnnaBear@SpartaChevy's Avatar
Drives: 2011 Camaro 1SS Manual Synergy Grn
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sparta Chevrolet, Sparta, MI
Posts: 2,108
Send a message via Yahoo to AnnaBear@SpartaChevy
Thanks for the kind words KBS71, JJChevy and Alfieboy. You were all WONDERFUL to work with.

It really is quite easy to buy out of state nowadays.
AnnaBear@SpartaChevy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many 5th Gen Camaros in your state? IROC'D 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 22 11-20-2013 12:05 PM
Question about out of state buying. Court jester Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 2 06-09-2010 01:47 AM
Laws Protecting Consumers for Aftermarket Parts strauchpete Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 9 01-17-2010 08:31 AM
Texas (Dallas) State Fair Info 2009!!! (Pix added....kinda large pix, but still.) TAG UR IT USA - Texas 123 10-15-2009 10:05 AM
GM lobbies against state emission laws mega_man_01103 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 8 02-12-2008 11:26 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.