Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
I need advice on a 1SS near future purchase
Hello everyone, I currently do not own a Camaro, but plan on building/ordering one when I go home for R&R leave in May.
First off, this will be my first "new" car purchase. All my previous vehicles have always been paid for in cash, and titled in my name. I am still new to the whole "financing" and "dealership" issues that I hear lots of people talk about. My last deployment, when I came home from Iraq, I wasnt able to finance a vehicle because I had no credit history at all (I was 21 at the time, and did not want to own a credit card for fear of debt). It of course came back to bite me in the rear end, and I had to settle for something I didnt necessarily want.
This time is a completely different story. By the end of this deployment, I will have managed to save up almost 50,000$ and I am 23 years old, married and neither one of us have any debt or major bills. My wife encourages me to get the car I want, because she wants to see me happy,and not settle for anything less. She told me the Camaro SS was a good choice, hence why I am here.
Without getting into a storybook, I just need advice. I have been looking on various websites (carmax,autotrader,etc.) and to no avail, I have not been able to find the type of SS I am looking for. I want a CBM 1SS M6, with little to no extra options. I dont have the desire for a fully loaded SS, because I do not want to spend excessive amounts of money on this vehicle. I am willing to pay in the ballpark range of 30k to a maximum of 34k (MAYBE 35k) for an SS, but im really trying to stay in the 30k-32k range. I went on the Chevy website and saw that the 1SS pricing starts at 30k, which is reasonable.
I just kind of want to get an Insight on how I should go about purchasing this vehicle when I come home for R&R. I am willing to put down probably a maximum of 15k down payment, to keep my payments in the 250$ range, but I just want to get some more information in regards of insurance, fees, ordering fees, or any other hidden issues I may run into. I am sorry for the long rant, but I just want to be prepared, and get what I want out of a serious "investment" such as this. Thank you.