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post #1 of 24 Old 12-31-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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because Chevy was having that $50 for a test drive this week I stopped in the dealer and then got sold on a 2012 2SS. I was on the fence about it, and I spent 2 hours at the dealer looking at the car & numbers and ended up signing a purchase agreement for it and trading in my Base Model v6.

I was so looking forward to paying off my v6, I only have 25 months left and having extra money to do stuff with but not now. Here come another 6 years of payments

I went in this morning to get out of the deal as I don't think this is a wise purchase but they gave me a hard time about how I had already signed the loan agreement and the loan was official and they would have to process it as a repo if I backed out which would kill my credit.

I don't think I got the best deal, you know how it is, I should have talked them down more but it went like this,

the car is a 2012 black 2SS, pretty much loaded except sunroof. It has some tastful mods, it's completely blacked out, black wheels, all trim is black,
has Hennesy Intake, Headers, high flow Cats & dealer is going to install generic mufflers to meet inspection as it came straight piped.

Gm Cetified, comes with 12 months, 12,000 miles bumper to bumper, plus dealership offers a lifetime engine internals warranty. and 2 years of service.

14,000 miles on the clock, dealer agreed to transfer my stereo into the new car.

I signed for a price of $28,000 with a trade in of $15,000; my v6 has 44,000 miles, I know I got screwed but hoping you guys can cheer me up. Debt Is so depressing.

Is the SS really worth it?

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post #2 of 24 Old 12-31-2015, 03:26 PM
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No, you lost big time. You're WAY upside down.

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well, yeah, almost always going to be upside down when you upgrade to more pricey car. I didn't do my homework, trade in on this thing is like $23k, these are everywhere with low miles. Oh well, just try to get my moneys worth out of it,

I think my days of buying high end cars are over, it's such a waste of money.

You know the 2016 Loaded SS is $48k sticker price? crazy

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I expected the 2016s were going to get way expensive ... I had trouble paying 38K for a car, not sure I would have done 48K, as much as I wanted a Camaro ... In fact, for 48, I think I could come close to a Z/28 now ... You probably should have done some more research and gone in armed properly, but it is what it is now, just enjoy it ... I absolutely hate car buying, but, I love my 2012 2SS ... glad I have no interest in trading for anything else since I bought exactly what I wanted

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yeah, the 2016's did jump a bit in price. If I were going to buy one, I'd get a no-option 1SS and keep it under $40k. Anything higher is too rich for my blood...although from everything I've heard, it's an awesome car.

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Good News, I had a heart to heart with the sales manager about how I wasn't happy about the deal and believed it was a terrible catastrophic decision for my finances, and he agreed to cancel the deal for me and to come back Monday so he can get my v6 registration from the finance manager to return to me. Sales manager was a great guy,

So I'm very relieved about that, I literally could not sleep at night thinking about what a bad move this would have been for me to be upside down on a car loan for a high end, high maintenance car that I didn't need.

in these economic uncertain times it's secure to know that I have $6,000 in equity in my car loan so if I hit hard times I can sale the car and still have nough cash to buy a cheap car in full and not have a car payment.

very happy with my v6, I think it's a perfect car for me, looks great and has decent performance and is economical and easy to drive, and can still get me home in a snow storm,, hell I have 44,000 miles in 40 months and still have the original tires & brakes and they still going strong, with the darn SS I'd probably be changing back tires every 18 months and getting 16 mpg's. And no way I'd play 65 cents more a gallon for premium gas. The 3.6 gets over 23 mpg consistently on 87 even driven hard.

I did some serious thinking and about what was really important in car and decided really the only things that were really important was for it to be economical & safe to operate and have a good stereo.

Besides ny real toy vechicle is my 2003 Harley wide glide which is paid off, I love that **** motorcycle.

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Glad to hear that. No car is worth all that stress. Good for you for sticking with your gut feeling.

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Glad you could work it out for the best - you are right about the SS tires ... I have no idea how Patriot ever got 50K out of those tires ... I have never spun mine even once and have been told they are not going to pass inspection (though I am going to try) ... I have 17K on mine

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The roads you drive on have a lot to do with it.

Since road construction has increased here so has my tire wear. The grooving they do before repaving is hell on treadwear.

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Glad you were able to terminate the deal. Especially if it did not feel right. No car payments in a couple years will free up some cash.
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