Ok, maybe settle wasn't the correct word. Let me 'splain.
My long time dream car has been a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1. When I was 15, 2 of my older buddies had 455 GS's, and because they were so bad a$$ and fast, the first car I bought was a 1972 Skylark 350. Not the same as a GS, but it looked sort of like theirs. Not sure why i didn't try harder at the time to get a GS. Maybe limited funds with no help from my dad $ wise.
Anyway, I've recently gotten fairly serious about finding a GS, but availability is scarce and pricing on a nicely restored car is getting up there. I don't have the time, knowledge, or want to to restore one myself. The other things stopping me are these cars are 40 years old, and no matter how well restored, they are rusting as we speak. I would feel like it has to be perfect weather and roads to take it out, and would have to wash it afterwards or at least way more frequently. Would I want to really get on it, fearing breaking something and having to search for parts and fix it. I would love to have one but in reality not sure I want one.
This leads back to the Camaro. I thought this 5th gen was awesome when it first came out and still do. Two other buddies (brothers) back in the day had Camaros (68s I think), and they were bad a$$ and fast too. This 2011 car will be new, under warranty, have air bags, ABS/Brembo, rocking stereo, Bluetooth, will still be fast (enough for me), etc. etc., the list goes on and on and it is super cool like the GS was IMO. I'd feel I can take er out in almost any weather and not worry about it at all.
No, I can't buy both
So, that's where "settle" came into play. What do you think, Old Dream Car or New Dream Car?
By the way, I had the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction on TV while joining the site and makin this post. The auction where they sold the 2nd production (slot) 2011 Camaro Convertible for $205k. Also sold a 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 for $58k. Not sure when the actual auction was. A lot of older camaro's as well. Nice, nice old cars!