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Frankfurtvr4 11-15-2010 05:50 AM

New car time (maybe)
 
I am sports car shopping right now. I plan to take delivery of something new in August when I get home from this deployment. I am so conflicted right now. I am going back and fourth between the 2011 premium Mustang GT Vert and the 2011 Camaro 2SS. The payments are only different by 50 bucks. Both are at the max threshold of what I am willing to pay. I don't want to jump up to the Shelby or a Vette.

I can get a few hundred bucks extra off of the Mustang if I go through Military Car Sales but if I request a quote they will harass me to death between now and the time I leave.

I have no alliance to only Ford or Chevy. I am in a paid off 02 GT vert now. Part of my just wants to repaint it and drop in a supercharged 5.4.

I have changed my mind seven times on this.

What would you jump into if it were you?

wildwest450 11-15-2010 06:43 AM

Bumble Bee, bumble bee. The Camaro just looks badass.

GillandCo 11-15-2010 06:57 AM

Father has the 'Stallion' tang...Go GT or nothing, Personally I like the camaro.

By the way I'm sending 2 of the movies out tomorrow. I'll have the other 2 within a week. sorry about the lag.

Frankfurtvr4 11-15-2010 06:58 AM

No worries. I really just need to put the make a decision, put the down payment down and order the damn thing. That way I can quit changing my mind every two days.

GillandCo 11-15-2010 07:01 AM

I have a wrx subaru impreza right now...Car payments BLOW.

good luck

jmendez29 11-15-2010 12:16 PM

Why is it that you want a new car? Some new feature that you can't get in your old car? Reassurance of a warranty? If there's really nothing of that nature that you can't put your finger on, then I say build up the old engine. You'll be gone a while, so if you have a reputable mechanic that will do the work for you (and not sell it out from under you when you're gone) then make yourself a monster of a car. It would be especially great if you pulled up next to a 2011 Camaro SS or Mustang GT with your "old" sleeper car, and let them have a good look at the tail lights.

And I agree with Gill. Car payments blow. If you do buy new, try to pay it off in just a couple of years if you can.

My .02

Frankfurtvr4 11-15-2010 12:22 PM

Well, I love the heads up display on the 2SS. I also love the new 5.0 in the GTs. I would flipping love to supercharge my 02 but the thought of new car smell is very attractive.

Homercidal 11-15-2010 01:09 PM

I'm a Ford guy. (Although I own a Jeep and a Dodge...) My 69 Mustang is in process of being rebuilt completely. Also own a '59 Edsel that will probably be sold since the barn it's staying in is going to be up on the market next year probably.

That said, and even though I love the new Mustang, the Camaro LOOKS BADASS! And I hear the performance is not too shabby either. The only thing I'd be leary of is Chevy's electronics. I've heard of soo many people having electrical and electronic issues with their GM cars the past many years. Stuff the dealers can't seem to fix.

You could consider getting the new 6 cylinder mustang and putting a supercharger on it..

cracked1 11-16-2010 02:03 AM

I guess it depends on what you want out of the car. I like both but from what I understand the Camaro has a more advanced/modern chassis/suspension that helps it corner much better. If it's more of a straight line, 1/4 mile car you want then I would think dumping the cash in to your current car would get you more bang for your buck. IMO

Frankfurtvr4 11-16-2010 02:21 AM

The Camaro is the front runner right now. I am working with a dealership near Fort Bliss right now on an order. It takes 12 weeks to fill it and time is not really an issue for me. If I could find a trust worthy shop to take my car in El Paso I might go that route. I am tired of going back and forth on what the final plan will be.


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