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Me and my wife got in a accident with our Harley on July 17 2010. I broke my neck and had to have a c1 to c2 fusion. What this means is I lost 60% of my neck mobility. I just went back to work this Jan. My wife broke her pelvic bone and the Harley was totaled.So no more Harley's for us. So we decided to get a Convertible. So while I was hurt I started looking at the mustang convertible because Camaro dint have one yet. Then it was unveiled THE 2011 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE and I was in love. I have been a Chevy man all my life ( I currently drive a 2010 Equinox LTZ) and it could not have come at a better time.
 

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I wanted a new 1985 Camaro when I was 25, but I let my husband talk me out of it. I ended up with a 1986 Pontiac Grand Am. It was a nice car, but not a Camaro. I always said one day I would own a Camaro. In 2002 I thought my dream was over, when Chevy stopped Camaro production. Fast forward a few years and Chevy decided to revive the Camaro! Woohoo!! I decided to order one for my 50th birthday. Now almost 20,000 (s)miles later, I'm so glad I finally got my Camaro.
P.S. I didn't consult my husband before ordering the Camaro, so it was a surprise when it showed up in the garage!!
 

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I wanted a new 1985 Camaro when I was 25, but I let my husband talk me out of it. I ended up with a 1985 Pontiac Grand Am. It was a nice car, but not a Camaro. I always said one day I would own a Camaro. In 2002 I thought my dream was over, when Chevy stopped Camaro production. Fast forward a few years and Chevy decided to revive the Camaro! Woohoo!! I decided to order one for my 50th birthday. Now almost 20,000 (s)miles later, I'm so glad I finally got my Camaro.
P.S. I didn't consult my husband before ordering the Camaro, so it was a surprise when it showed up in the garage!!
I had a Z34 lumina and my wife had a Grand am and a few silverado trucks. All wear good vehicles.
 

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That really sucks about your bike accident...glad you're here to tell about it!!

I am buying mine cause I have been driving a truck (F-150 4x4 Super Crew) for the past 8 years and wanted something sporty to drive for fun when it isn't riding weather or I just can't ride that day. Still keeping the truck for work/winter. Plus the car is just bada$$ looking. Was deciding between a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 or the Camaro and the Camaro won!

Great story sdk!! Would have loved to see his face when he saw it in the garage. Priceless!
 

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Well, my dad was a Chevy service manager from the day I was born, until his retirement. I am now 52 but my Chevy blood runs deep. I will admit I straid from GM in the early 90's (80's and 90's stuff was just so bad) for about 4 years, but came back with a 94 Camaro and 96 Monte and so on. I have been a Camaro entushiast since 67 and loved the 2010 models when they first came out. So I am happy to say me and my girlfriend have a vert on order and it will look good alongside my 68. Till the day I die, I say the coolest cars ever made were 55 to 72 Chevy's...the tri-five's are still the altimate classics.
 

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Well I grew up in So Cal and got my first camaro in 1979, It was a 1968, black primer that I was going to fix up. Some guy ran a red light and almost ripped off the front end. I got a 1970 SS/396 chevelle and ended up trading it for a cherry red 1967. That one I had to sell when I went into the military, broke my heart. Then in 1981 I ended up trading my truck for another 1968 that never even made it out of Cal to AZ. I ended up calling a friend and told him to give me bus fair and he could have the car. Which he did and then 3yrs later after he build up the camaro as a full blown road racer I was headed to the United Kingdom for a military assignment he offered it to me for cost. Which in 1984 was about 3500.00 and I just could not do it. Then in 2002 I bought a 1978 type LT which I had for 5 yrs but it was so "built" that it was not fesible to drive and I did a lot of work to that one. Then the gas prices went up and I needed a car with good gas mileage so I traded it for a 98 honda accord. I have always wanted a "New" camaro but over my military career I was never in the right place at the right time. So NOW IT'S MY TURN and we all love it and its tucked away in the garage and I keep driving the honda, keeping the miles down.
 

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I have a 2000 Camry, the wife had a 2007 Malibu on lease.
I wanted a cool car, and the Camry is still hanging in there. Since the lease was coming due I figured in 2009 it was time to look at the Camaro since they would be new I figured there was a long waiting list.

Also my dad worked for GM, and so did my father in law, so I could get the GM discount if it was available on the Camaro. It turns out it was.

By the way, my dad or father in law never gave me any grief for the Camry. In fact my mom had Toyota's since her 1976 Celica. The main reason I got the Camry was I drove one as a rental car that year and loved it.

Since my Camaro is my daily driver I had to get the winter tires. It drives a lot better than the Camry with all season tires in the snow and ice.
 

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Sorry to hear about Ur accident Toddb, Glad U both survived it... As an Instructor I hear & See a lot of reports and the Real Sad thing is Probably 90% are Avoidable... Well I have Always loved the Camaro, especially the 69 Z28 but have never had the Opportunity to own one. Finally in 92 I was able to buy my 92 RS and then 6 mo later got Orders to Korea so I sold her, Regrettably... Finally when the 2010 Camaro came out I sooo wanted to get it but it really wasn't in our best intrust financially cause we just had a custom house built (closed 10 May 09) so we held off. Finally towards the end of 2010 things were going Great for us so we decided it was time to get the wife a new car, went and looked at the Hyundai Genesis Coupe but she wanted to look at couple other cars (she likes Foreign sports cars) before making the decision, on the Genesis Coupe. So on way to another dealership I didn't say anything and pulled into the Chevy dealer and there she sat, my IOM SS. My wife after seeing my Eyes just light up and knowing how much I've wanted one since the 2010 came out, said, "Lets see what we can do on it" and I just began to Smile so Big she even Smiled... About 3.5hrs later we drove her off the lot and have been Ginning ever since... Except for this Cold @$$ Weather..
 

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i bought my camaro because me, like my father and grandfather, are GM guys. to me, there were no other cars in the running really. i wanted this camaro. had they not made it i would have gotten something else. but i wanted this car. and nothing is better than the best motor in history! LSX!
 

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My first factory ordered car was a 1973 Z28. I loved that car. My last car was a 2008 Pontiac Solstice. Great car but no room to even carry my golf clubs. When the new Camaro came out I knew I had to have one. Super sporty and a back seat and a trunk too. Plus 312 HP and better gas mileage than the Solstice. :thumbsup:
 

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Lot of cool stories in here. I am 45 and wasnt ready to give up my Harley yet but a blown tire changed that. We wear on our way to Colarado heading down I 90 threw SD when I ran over a small piece of someones tail pipe. We were going about 77 mph and it cut my front tire and all the air went out in about 2 seconds.The bike veered off the highway and went into the ditch, then it turned sideways and fliped over multiple times. This was on sat july 17th and I woke up in the hospital 3 days later. Glad my wife was ok and I dint end up in a wheel chair. So the next best thing to our Harley is a convertible. We love traveling in the open air and cant wait for the vert to get here. Victory Red 2ss vert on order.
 

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My first factory ordered car was a 1973 Z28. I loved that car. My last car was a 2008 Pontiac Solstice. Great car but no room to even carry my golf clubs. When the new Camaro came out I knew I had to have one. Super sporty and a back seat and a trunk too. Plus 312 HP and better gas mileage than the Solstice. :thumbsup:
By the way I love golfing too.I go about 2 times a week all sumer long. I have to redo my swing now because I cant turn my neck very far. Not complaining im glad I can still walk.
 

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I wanted a new 1985 Camaro when I was 25, but I let my husband talk me out of it. I ended up with a 1985 Pontiac Grand Am. It was a nice car, but not a Camaro. I always said one day I would own a Camaro. In 2002 I thought my dream was over, when Chevy stopped Camaro production. Fast forward a few years and Chevy decided to revive the Camaro! Woohoo!! I decided to order one for my 50th birthday. Now almost 20,000 (s)miles later, I'm so glad I finally got my Camaro.
P.S. I didn't consult my husband before ordering the Camaro, so it was a surprise when it showed up in the garage!!
Heyyyyy, it's a lady. (Ignore that obnoxious Jersey dude in the pic)
 

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I bought my Camaro because Synergy Green Metallic is the most amazing color ever made...and the minute I saw it...I couldn't wait to buy my Camaro any longer. :D
Ya I saw your pictures of your car with gills. I do have to say thats one HOT looking car you have. Hope I can make my vert look that cool.
 

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We were GOING to wait for the 'vert, but the push back on production, coupled with the question mark of GM's bankruptcy led us to the decision to just pull the trigger. I figured we were going to end up with a new Camaro either way...if GM made one, fine. If they didn't, I'd get one of those 69 replicars and build one myself.

My first Camaro was a 78 and we still got both 2002s. I couldn't see my stable without a Camaro in it somewhere. In fact, I like the Camaro more than I do a Corvette. Not many people would say that, but Corvettes don't give me that "hell yeah" factor as much as the Camaro does. Don't know why, but it's true. (not that I'd turn down a Corvette- they're still cool)
 

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Why?

I wanted one ever since the concept came out. Originally I wasn't even looking for a car, as my Silverado does everything I need. Once I saw the concept, I was awestruck by it's beautiful lines. Everything about this car screams American Muscle, with style. I had to have one. I gave it some minor personal touches.

 

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I've always loved the Camaro and my favorite was the 68. When the concept came out, I knew I had to have one. I obsessed over them until they finally came out. It took me a few months to talk my husband into it but once he test drove one he had to have it, too!!
 

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I bought mine because my first car I got in 1991 (junior in hs) was a 79 Camaro, the car became a local legend, it just stuck so many memories in mind,fast forward to 2009, I was heading to look at a Challenger, I remembered seeing the proto at SEMA in 2006 and calling my wife and relaying to her how GM butchered the new Camaro, honestly I hated it...I stopped on the way to the Chrysler dealer, in 2004 I swicthed away from GM and bought a 300C, and in 06 a 300CSRT8 and loved both of them, I walked in the showroom and there was the IOM SS starring me in the face, believe it or not, I never sat in it, never drove it, never looked under the hood, I just said make the numbers work on my SRT-8, and it goes home tonight...the rest is history...
 
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