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post #1 of 16 Old 11-16-2011, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in Las Vegas this week for a business conference so I decided to rent a car to haul myself around in. I pull up the Hertz website a few weeks ago and reserve a car online. I found the "Adrenaline Collection" and was curious what was part of the collection. Mustang 5.0, Challenger R/T and Camaro SS. So to I reserve an SS saying to myself, "It's just an extended test drive." Fast forward two weeks and we land in Vegas. My partner and I head over to Hertz and while I'm signing papers and agreeing to not do anything stupid he's calling his wife to chat for a bit.

I get paperwork in hand and head out to "Stall 122". As we are walking he notices, "Hey, they have Corvettes, Mustangs and Camaro's here. You should have gotten one of those!" He has no idea what I reserved. We reach the stall and there sits a '12 RY 2SS/RS A6. "Ahhhh, you dawg!" Stuff the bags into the trunk and take off.

While on the way to his hotel I decide I need to rest my right foot on the firewall. He grabs hold of the door handle and says, "Holy buckets!" My response, "So this is what 400hp feels like. I like it!" So I've been having a blast driving it around town for the past few days. I love this car!

Now comes the problem. I'm flying home tomorrow and I don't want to give it back! Do you think they will notice if I just take it home?

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Sounds like ya messed up. You'll never be happy til you own one now.
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Sounds like ya messed up. You'll never be happy til you own one now.
Yes youu love it and the v6 is no slouch either...Everytime I decide to get on it, I retink it and then see a cop. I do play with it a few times and love it each time. My wife keeps telling me "stop" tying to scare me...

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I thought my anxiety rose too high after a 2SS test drive! That was 2 months ago and I still am hating myself for doing it, especially when I have to wait a few more years..

My dad is hardly a Camaro fan and he rented a 1lt to surprise me, and he never wanted to give it back! I didnt either
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Oh and it gets better. When I was leaving The Venetian there were two kids about 4 or 5 years old standing there with their mother. When the valet brought the car up they said, in unison, "Bumblebee!" I got this ear to ear grin and got an idea. I shut the car off, took the key out and walked over to them. "Do you want to meet him?" I asked their mother if it was okay and she was fine with it. So, I opened the passenger door and they both, rather timidly, looked inside. I shut the door and said, "Hey can you ask Bee to start up?" While they were working up the courage I got the remote start ready. They asked and I hit the button. When it started they both got excited. I gotta admit, that was really cool to make their night like that.

It's only a matter of time before I get one now. But not an SS. My foot is REALLY heavy when I get in and prefers to rest against the firewall. The power is intoxicating.

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It's only a matter of time before I get one now. But not an SS. My foot is REALLY heavy when I get in and prefers to rest against the firewall. The power is intoxicating.
You'll be perfectly happy with a V6 for many reasons but mostly because those kids wouldn't smile any less and neither will you. I actually love Envy even more because she is a V6 and no one seems to care once they meet her in person.
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Oh and it gets better. When I was leaving The Venetian there were two kids about 4 or 5 years old standing there with their mother. When the valet brought the car up they said, in unison, "Bumblebee!" I got this ear to ear grin and got an idea. I shut the car off, took the key out and walked over to them. "Do you want to meet him?" I asked their mother if it was okay and she was fine with it. So, I opened the passenger door and they both, rather timidly, looked inside. I shut the door and said, "Hey can you ask Bee to start up?" While they were working up the courage I got the remote start ready. They asked and I hit the button. When it started they both got excited. I gotta admit, that was really cool to make their night like that.

It's only a matter of time before I get one now. But not an SS. My foot is REALLY heavy when I get in and prefers to rest against the firewall. The power is intoxicating.
Cool story, thanks for Sharing!!! Hope to see Ur New Camaro SOON!!!!!


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I asked their mother if it was okay and she was fine with it. So, I opened the passenger door and they both, rather timidly, looked inside. I shut the door and said, "Hey can you ask Bee to start up?" While they were working up the courage I got the remote start ready. They asked and I hit the button. When it started they both got excited. I gotta admit, that was really cool to make their night like that.

Remote Start is a level of fun unto itself!

It's only a matter of time before I get one now. But not an SS. My foot is REALLY heavy when I get in and prefers to rest against the firewall. The power is intoxicating.
It wears off after awhile. Then you mod!
Too much HP is just enough...

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I really need to get off this website.......It is going to cost me a lot of Money soon..

My Wife and I are going to Arizona for Christmas and we were going to rent a car.. We don't take my Truck or her 2 Seat 350Z, and haha, never the Camaro...Plus it won't be done.....like that really matters...Still Too Old School for a Long trip.

You guys have gone and done it Again. I will be checking the Adrenaline Collection in 5 minutes...

As if I wasn't already thinking ZL-! last night...

You guys are Badd

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