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post #1 of 29 Old 01-20-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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95 T/A 71k mi VS 02 Z28 35th 88K mi

With my recent graduation from college and into a world where applying at burgerking is like trying to get into a fortune 500 company for a desk job I've decided to do the right thing and hold off on a Camaro. However; I still want that V8 summer fun on a budget and have found two cars that may fit the bill. I will get a Camaro someday; just not now because it's not in the cards unfortunately.

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1995 Highland Green Metallic A4 Trans Am "loaded package". 71,300 mi

Dealership wanted 6200 otd.

-5 Owner, 3 of which were dealers.
-Came from Canada in '99 and is not a Canadian Trans Am, but in fact a ADM spec model.
-Last owner put 35K miles within the last 5 or so years
-Almost cherry (blemishes and a bit of rear bumper sag but no bumper blemishes or touch up evidence
-Power everything.
-Barely a wrinkle in the leather
-"Hot Rod" button.
-LT1, all original.
-Hard top
-Coolant light came on during test drive.. :/

2002 Black 35th Anniversary Camaro Z/28 w/ T-Tops 88,590mi,

Dealership and I didn't initiate negotiations. Car is tagged at 8,995 without tax and title.

- Genuine 2002 35th
- 2 owner
- Original LS1, untouched.
- Stock rims replaced with what I'm assuming are fork C5 rims
- Similar exterior condition to the T/A.
- Relatively clean interior; cloth w/ power drivers seat (No tears but I'd get them re-cushioned and cleaned up a bit for show)
- Texas bought and owned
- Sold/traded it in 2008 in Adrian, Mi with 80,950 miles.
- 2nd owner owned 5 months before trading it in at 88,500mi

Trans felt a tad jumpy during warm up but no lag, sluggishness, or grinding. I think it may have been from sitting for weeks in 30F weather in the open.

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2000 Maple Red Metallic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Stock: 303 RWHP / 318.5 RWTQ
1320: 14.29 @ 120.33mph

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You're making a mistake settling. Don't do it.

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You're making a mistake settling. Don't do it.
How so? I can always get a 2012. At this point the ins would be more livable and I may keep the truck too.

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check nadaguides.com and kbb.com

negotiate with them...

kbb puts private party value at $5300 and suggested retail at $6825. so print out the private party value from kbb and go in their and haggle them down until you meet in the middle! bada bing, bada boom!

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Eh..at least get a 4th gen with a LS1.



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Eh..at least get a 4th gen with a LS1.
New heads can do the same. 350 becomes 383.

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New heads can do the same. 350 becomes 383.
Ok, HB.

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Ok, HB.
Ha-ha..



True answer is that the nearest clean LS1 in the area had something approaching 200Kmi and was a 98. Every other car was around 10K for 75K miles or had a rebuilt title.

But seriously. I don't mind waiting if this car turns out to be the one. It's a good cruiser and bruiser that after driving it today looks like they had just overpriced it to begin with and I might get it down to a range where I can keep both the truck and this T/A.

Which is actually a good thing since we can retire the incontinent Monte. It's all up to if they find a buyer before I can finalize.

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You sure are desperate! I would wait it out, but hey, you've obviously got your mind set on having something right now (in the winter when you can't drive it).

At the very least, pick up a LT1 Camaro if you insist. Then you can say you have a Camaro.

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You sure are desperate! I would wait it out, but hey, you've obviously got your mind set on having something right now (in the winter when you can't drive it).

At the very least, pick up a LT1 Camaro if you insist. Then you can say you have a Camaro.
Hey, you never know. It could be sold within the week and I could be stuck in the winds and go back to the drawing board.

It's kind of hard when you've been bitten by the F Body bug and never owned one. Then when you had a chance to get one (like I did in '05 with the purchase of the 'plorer) you get over-ruled "for practicality reasons" by the powers that be due to not having enough cash to do it yourself.

For the record: Since when has winter stopped anyone from driving an F-body?

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