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post #1 of 8 Old 01-14-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of taking the plunge and want to do it with my eyes open.

Why are there so many used Camaros for sale? Seems funny on a first release car where dealers are still getting premiums.

What do I watch out for other than wreck damage if I go used?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-14-2010, 04:40 PM
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Thinking of taking the plunge and want to do it with my eyes open. What do I watch out for other than wreck damage if I go used?
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Check the tires verse the mileage. If there are new tires on it u know they were burned up and probably drove hard.. If the tread is low could be the same thing. I dont think there is much else other then body damage. The car is way too new for other stuff.. Good Luck..

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Check the tires verse the mileage. If there are new tires on it u know they were burned up and probably drove hard.. If the tread is low could be the same thing. I dont think there is much else other then body damage. The car is way too new for other stuff.. Good Luck..
Also check service records. Case in point my experience with a car in this thread:

https://www.moderncamaro.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20240

Carfax shows mileage jumping from 981 to 6500 within 2-3 months. And 3 service records already. More fishy than a koi pond. So always do your research. Also to note; that car didn't look like it's tires had been replaced or the vehicle had any body damage. So it's really just a crap shoot. Could have been fine, but it just didn't feel right.

However after I sat down with the dealership got an honest explanation that could write off most of these used 2010s:

Some people just couldn't pay for it in the long run. Pure and simple. That's what happened another used 2010 I'm looking at. Guy could only afford one car; so he gave up the 'maro and kept his truck.

So, moral and TL;DR:

Carfax, research, take it to an independent mechanic, and drive it.

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Carfax shows mileage jumping from 981 to 6500 within 2-3 months. And 3 service records already. More fishy than a koi pond. So always do your research. Also to note; that car didn't look like it's tires had been replaced or the vehicle had any body damage. So it's really just a crap shoot. Could have been fine, but it just didn't feel right.
The Mileage isnt a biggie in that way you discribed. That could be just a change in jobs that you drive alot. 2 of my friends drive 85 miles each way to and from work everyday because where they decided to live..

And the only thing bad about a car fax is that if work is done without insurance or the bank finding out it really means nothing.. and that happens alot too. With 6500 miles and if the tires looked like good for the mileage and you really looked the car over good then it should be fine.. But, most times tires can give things away fast.

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Also check service records. Case in point my experience with a car in this thread:

https://www.moderncamaro.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20240

Carfax shows mileage jumping from 981 to 6500 within 2-3 months. And 3 service records already. More fishy than a koi pond. So always do your research. Also to note; that car didn't look like it's tires had been replaced or the vehicle had any body damage. So it's really just a crap shoot. Could have been fine, but it just didn't feel right.

However after I sat down with the dealership got an honest explanation that could write off most of these used 2010s:

Some people just couldn't pay for it in the long run. Pure and simple. That's what happened another used 2010 I'm looking at. Guy could only afford one car; so he gave up the 'maro and kept his truck.

So, moral and TL;DR:

Carfax, research, take it to an independent mechanic, and drive it.
That is something that really gets me... the fact that people buy a new car without already knowing if they can afford to keep up the payments.

If it seems kinda risky, heck, DON'T BY A NEW CAR.

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That is something that really gets me... the fact that people buy a new car without already knowing if they can afford to keep up the payments.

If it seems kinda risky, heck, DON'T BY A NEW CAR.
Funny thing was the truck was a 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab. Bought the camaro to baby it but it wound up costing him in the long run.. Guess someone is going to benefit from that 'babying'.

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