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post #1 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is this top too loose?

This is the only snapshot I have of a 2012 for sale.
Is this canvas too loose? Is the 5th Bow in trouble?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 01:02 PM
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looks to loose to me on the corners of back window...

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 02:27 PM
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That looks pretty loose.

Does it look like this (good)


or does it look like this (bad)

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The rubber rim is not pulled away like Pix #2, but it's deeper (lower) in the well than Pix #1.
I suspected it was not correct.
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Ugh ... looks like a trip to the dealership is in the future for your car.

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Ugh ... looks like a trip to the dealership is in the future for your car.
A one-way trip.
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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Sorry to hear your selling the vert.. may we ask why ??



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Sorry to hear your selling the vert.. may we ask why ??
The top was lowered once when I took delivery of it (December 2011) and once on the first warm Spring day (March 2012). Having traded a flawless, trouble-free 2010 Coupe for it before reading about the litany of troubles the Convertibles were having since 2011, I never put the top down again. When I sold it, the top was perfect. Neither a mark nor a wrinkle. It never saw a drop of rain except on the car-carrier from Canada.

She and I parted with 1,300 miles on the odometer. 480 hands-free OnStar minutes.

The photo of the top I posted in this thread was among the dealer's Web photos selling the car. Obviously, whatever maneuvers they put the top through, damaged the 5th Bow.

Why did I sell it? You know the list of potential problems... water management bag, canvas marks and holes, 5th Bow disease, V6 torque converter, rear window regulators, heater core replacement requiring a new windshield, delaminating wheels, passenger-presence-sensor air bag fault, etc, etc.

I didn't want to deal with multiple tops, plus weeks and weeks off the road in the Service Department.

Plus, Camaros have Summer-only tires. Between hibernating and repairs, I wanted to drive a car more often than two months out of a year.

It was the most beautiful car I've ever owned, or ever will own.

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I'm sorry to hear about you given up your Camaro. My car was built Feb. 2012 & our One car show room at our dealer here had just gotten it in. I bought it last April & THEN found this site. At 68 and never owning a Convertible before, I'm in my second (or third) child hood. I've not had one single problem with my car so far. Great car for this old guy.

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The top was lowered once when I took delivery of it (December 2011) and once on the first warm Spring day (March 2012). Having traded a flawless, trouble-free 2010 Coupe for it before reading about the litany of troubles the Convertibles were having since 2011, I never put the top down again. When I sold it, the top was perfect. Neither a mark nor a wrinkle. It never saw a drop of rain except on the car-carrier from Canada.

She and I parted with 1,300 miles on the odometer. 480 hands-free OnStar minutes.

The photo of the top I posted in this thread was among the dealer's Web photos selling the car. Obviously, whatever maneuvers they put the top through, damaged the 5th Bow.

Why did I sell it? You know the list of potential problems... water management bag, canvas marks and holes, 5th Bow disease, V6 torque converter, rear window regulators, heater core replacement requiring a new windshield, delaminating wheels, passenger-presence-sensor air bag fault, etc, etc.

I didn't want to deal with multiple tops, plus weeks and weeks off the road in the Service Department.

Plus, Camaros have Summer-only tires. Between hibernating and repairs, I wanted to drive a car more often than two months out of a year.

It was the most beautiful car I've ever owned, or ever will own.
Me heart breaks for ya.. sorry, I'd die too..
Once I get my BB I plan on driving her all yr long tho.. so she'll be a newer model.. more than likely a used but not abused,
even if the owner had to take her in like you did.. that showed the true luv for her
Maybe in the future you find one that has less problems, I've seen some say they are very happy with a newer model than the first ones that came out



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