Last post on Mar 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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#7 of 16 Re: Thinking to buy SS
Mar 12, 2011 (8:09 pm)
Thanks, Gary. Actually went to the dealership today, salesman was very up front and let me drive a 6-speed 2SS black hardtop - solid performance with decent fit & finish. Saw the orange on a Corvette, it turns gold in the sun. Next step is to bring my wife and see if she fits - then decide if it's time to part with +/- $41k USD.
Jun 30, 2011 (12:34 pm)
If you drive a new Camaro, Mustang or Challenger and are under 35, a reporter wants to interview you. Please email predmunds.com with your daytime contact info and a few words about your choice no later than July 1, 2011. Thanks!
#10 of 16 Broken tie rod
Jul 06, 2011 (6:28 am)
I sustained a broken tie rod on a 2011 Camaro SS. I am unsure whether this critical part is covered under warranty. Are there any conditions which shift the burden of proof to the driver that the car was subjected to driving conditions which would obviate the basic warranty? From prior experience with many vehicles, a broken tie rod is a potetially lethal event which all manufacturers should not only cover under a warranty, but be aghast to learn of. I find it unconscionable that an authorized dealer is taking the position that "he" can determine that the break in the rod was due to "road hazard" and that I am at fault. The repair cost is around $ 1,000 and my insurance has a high deductible, so I have no present choice but to repair first, ask questions later. Whom shall I contact other than the dealer or the regional customer servive rep for relief?
#11 of 16 Re: Broken tie rod [ursamajor]
Jul 06, 2011 (6:59 am)
ursamajor, I'm surprised to hear that you're being told that's not covered. Perhaps you can go to another dealer and ask? If not, I would escalate to the GM area rep, the procedure for which should be outlined in your owners manual and/or documentation. One of the GM customer advocates, Jeff Morris, is also on a different forum - if you Google Camaro5, you will find the address (can't post it here). Wealth of knowledge on the new Camaros in addition to that found at Edmunds.com, which I rate very highly as well. Love my new Inferno Orange 2SS/RS!
#12 of 16 Re: Thinking to buy SS [garyanders]
Jul 06, 2011 (7:10 am)
Wanted to follow up and let you know that in early April I ordered a 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS and picked it up June 1st. Bought through a dealer in Michigan and courtesy shipped to NH. Also toured the Camaro factory in Oshawa, Ontario the second week of June with the BBOMG club & met some great people. Thank you for helping me get started, my wife and I love the car, going to shows & meeting other C5 owners is lots of fun! Also found the Camaro5 site, another excellent source of info.
Got Inferno Orange metallic with the Inferno Orange and black leather interior. Love it!! Really love the way the V8 sounds and runs, in addition to the looks. Not too much orange though, just right!
Thanks Gary & hope you & yours have a great summer.
- Paul (in Nashua, NH)
#13 of 16 Re: Thinking to buy SS [paul_p]
Jul 07, 2011 (1:06 pm)
Hey Paul, I'm glad you took the plunge and enjoying your new camaro. It sure is a blast to drive and you will get alot of comments. I only drive mine on the weekends to keep the mileage down and am loving it. I love cruising and listening to xm 60's on 6, brings back memories of the muscle car days. Take care and have a great summer. Gary
#14 of 16 Re: Thinking to buy SS [garyanders]
Oct 12, 2011 (12:17 pm)
Hope you had a great summer! Yes, it was a lot of fun with the SS. I only drive ours on the weekends too, work has me really busy and on top of that I need to find a different job (long story).
Anyway, the fall is a great time too for these cars! Just got back from the cape this weekend where 30 years ago I used to drive cars that were rust buckets!
#15 of 16 Re: Thinking to buy SS [paul_p]
Oct 12, 2011 (2:04 pm)
Good evening Paul, thanks for the email. Hope you and your family are doing well. Sorry about your job situation, I know you will land on your feet. Glad you are enjoying your SS as I am. I can certainly imagine being on the cape with salt water air cars would rust pretty fast. I had a good summer, take care and visit with you later. Gary
#16 of 16 Passed on a convertible?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 14, 2012 (7:36 pm)
A reporter is looking to hear from new car buyers who considered buying a convertible within the last year but opted for something else. If you’d like to share your story, please email PRedmunds.com no later than 4p.m. Pacific /7p.m. Eastern Thursday, March 15, 2012 with your daytime contact information.