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Old 02-21-2018, 11:31 AM   #21
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Fun side story:

When I left the house to go buy it, I posted a meme on Facebook about buying a car.



A friend in Detroit I've been competing with in the Focus posted something like "Way ahead of you." Wasn't entirely sure what he meant, but figured he was moving on from his FoST. Okay.



Later in the day, I posted a pic from inside the Camaro on the way home.



A little bit later, the same guy texted me a pic of a white 2.0Lt Camaro and asked, "So uh.... Did you buy a Camaro today too?"

He traveled from Detroit to Florida to buy a 2017 Camaro configured the same way (but in white) the same day. His was used and CPO with 250 miles.
Why didn't the guy in Detroit buy the car in Elyria? That's like a 2 hour drive.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:37 AM   #22
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I really want to drive this. When are you coming up for a tire change?
I really want to "drive" it, too.

Figuring out wheels and tires. Got a lot of good info from Scroggs last night.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:42 AM   #23
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Why didn't the guy in Detroit buy the car in Elyria? That's like a 2 hour drive.
I don't know, but if I had to guess, he wanted a white car. His Focus was white. I'm just glad he didn't buy the one I bought before I could buy it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:01 PM   #24
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if I had to guess, he wanted a white car
Surprised that he didn't look in Arizona.
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congrats and impressive price
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:12 PM   #26
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:23 PM   #27
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and this. Less bangers means more mash, right? (sorry, went to an Irish restaurant last night)
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:40 PM   #28
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There are a couple things about the deal that arenít completely sitting well with me:
  • After getting home and setting up on Chevyís my.cherolet.com website, I saw all the warranties were keyed to an in-service date of 9/13/16, which is the invoice date. I called the 1-800 number on the website and it didnít go well, but they opened a case. An hour later, I got an email from the F&I guy saying it would be updated to reflect an in-service date of 2/19 (but I bought on 2/17?). Again, hopefully this will be fine.
Warranty info was updated to what I would have expected as correct shortly after posting last night. Forgot to mention it. But it's left me thinking a couple things that are easy fixes by some combination of dealer/GM/OnStar

1) Dealers should tell customers during closing that the info may not update right away and to give it at least X days before inquiring.

2) Include that same notice on the OnStar login sheet they give you at closing.

3) Include that same info on the webpage where it shows that info.

Based on how long I was on the phone with them and the amount of time GM employees spent in what appears to be a needless fire drill, I'd estimate my call cost GM $50 or more. I can't be the only one, can I?
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:40 PM   #29
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Oh, and Clyde, as temping as the Jag is, thanks for the offer but . . .

I've owned 2 English cars, I won't own a third.

and even though we have never met, I feel like I have known you for a very long time. Knowing the story about how you got this car, being your dad's vehicle, road trip with your daughter, I wouldn't feel comfortable about becoming its new owner.

Don't sell it to anyone you know (JMHO)
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:58 AM   #30
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So, after a week and 60ish miles after getting it home...

I'm getting used to being blind.

I'm not sure if the comparatively big doors are as much of a nuisance or I'm just thinking about them too much.

There really isn't space inside to put anything.

Chevrolet MyLink is worlds better than Ford's second gen MyFord Touch with Microsoft Sync. CarPlay integration is nice to have, but it's not quite there. Siri understood me better in the Focus. I don't know if it's a CarPlay issue or a mic issue. Probably mic.

The stereo is really not good.

I shy away from telling non-car people I bought a Camaro. Kind of like I did when I bought a BMW.

Not sure why I thought the shifter felt rubbery. It's not. It's not snick-snick-superfantasitc like an S2000, RX8 or something like that, but it's not bad. It's direct and positive.

I'm really getting antsy to be able to drive it to the point I can learn something about it.

Aside from not being able to see out of, it's a pleasant car to be in. It's not as nice as any of the cars some of the rest of you have been buying lately, but none of those cars were under $20k new. It's seriously nice for the money and thinking about what I paid makes me smile.

That stereo, though, ugh. (Yes, second mention in this post.)
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