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post #1 of 11 Old 04-17-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!

I FINALLY GOT TO DRIVE AN SS!

Alright so as some of you may know, I'm working on a feature article about the Camaro as a final project for one of my college classes. So today, I went to Balise Chevy in Springfield, MA and interviewed Mike Balise, the owner. After the interview was done, he let me take an SS out with a sales guy for a little spin...and boy did I love it.

It was an IOM 2SS (non RS) with the L99. I can't drive stick yet It was actually a used one. They had just got it as a trade-in a couple hours before (only 500 miles on it). Apparently the guy who had it must be a collector because the dealer says he owns over 30 cars.

Anyways, since it was raining I couldn't really get on it, but the acceleration is good. However, I LOVE the ride and the handling. Took it around a couple sharp corners and I didn't expect it to be as responsive as it was. I can't wait to own one when I'm done w/college in 3 years. Here's a pic of me and the car in my driveway

P.S. My article will be appearing here in a little over a week!
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"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."

Commitment= attending college
Action= graduating
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-17-2010, 05:48 PM
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Turnin that key and hittin the go pedal sure is a nice feeling in this car isn't it

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Can wait to read that. Great feeling wasn't it

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Can wait to read that. Great feeling wasn't it
Yeah it was...the Orange is my dad's favorite color on the car so when I pulled into the driveway he just started smiling. I'm actually working on the article right now (I'll be up all night). It will be done by next weekend.

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That's great. Keep up the grades and get the job -- then get the car.

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Now you know even better what you're working towards!
Having that little taste makes you more eager doesn't it?

The hard work will pay off in the end!
Looking forward to seeing your Camaro article!

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Now you know even better what you're working towards!
Having that little taste makes you more eager doesn't it?

The hard work will pay off in the end!
Looking forward to seeing your Camaro article!
It really does push me a little harder...I worked on that article til about 1 AM last night. I think that drive was a little inspirational. The goal is to get one right out of college. I just gotta figure out how to start saving for it. I've never been more emotionally attached to a car than this one.

And thanks for the support everyone!

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