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Thinking About Trading the Taco for a 2010 Camaro

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BLOCKADE, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    BLOCKADE

    BLOCKADE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I almost have the '08 Taco paid off, which is nice. But, I have been itching to get a 2010 Camaro 2SS (that's 426hp).

    I don't drive to work anymore as I live close enough to walk, so gas mileage really isn't an issue. Hwy mileage is better on the Camaro anyway. With the value of my Taco I could trade it in and get the Camaro I want only having to borrow around 10k.

    I was curious if a bunch of Tacoma guys could talk me out of it? I love the Taco, but I think I would have more fun with the Camaro.

    I realize that comparing the Tacoma to a Camaro is like comparing apples to oranges, I just want to weigh my options an thought you guys would be one of the best crowds to talk it over with. Thoughts?

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  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Janster

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    Keep the tacoma or get a used C6 Z06 Corvette!!! :D:D
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    The Camaro would def be more fun to drive. It just depends on what you need a vehical for. Do you haul stuff, tow, drive off road?? If not then get the Camaro, if so you are going to have a hard time hauling stuff with the Camaro. If you truck is almost paid off do you really want to finance another 10k just to have a new Camaro?? Do what Janster said... get something used that will be fun to drive! Good Luck!
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    06Bluez

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    If you are single then get the Camaro! It will be a chick magnet.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    Get the Camaro and then buy a used 1st gen to mess around with/haul stuff/trail rig, etc.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    You lose alot of practicality switching from the truck to a sports car. Clearly alot less room for cargo. I doubt you would want a trailer hitch mounted on a Camaro.

    Personally, I wouldn't buy a GM vehicle right now, no matter how sweet the Camaro looks. That's just me though. I'm coming from a previous GM car with my girlfriend still owning one. The quality just isn't there. If I was to get an American made car right now I would go with Ford. If I was getting a car for performance it wouldn't even be a question. I'd go with a WRX.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    I hear the Camaro comes with a coupon for a free mullet.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    rutherk1

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    The new Camaros are cool but like all other throwback retro cars from the US, once the Avis, Hertz, etc, car rentals are flooded by base model V6 versions they will loose their appeal.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    All depends on what your needs are... If you don't need to go off road, tow stuff, comfortably seat 4 people, well get the Camaro.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    I would only get a Camaro if i had enough money to lose in a year when the thing was played more than my mom.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    If I had 426 hp, I would use it & prob end up in jail.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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  13. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    I had an 06 GTO which is the same car as the camaro. The camaro is a Holden Manaro based car which are manufactured in australia. My GTO gave me no problems...except posi didnt hold up to the brute force of 400ft lbs of torque. Miss that car
     
  14. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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  15. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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  16. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    And we all know that the Manaro is based on the Opel Omega B.

    May as well buy the GM... Get some of your tax money back. What a scam.

    What an anti-american company.

    A company that takes YOUR tax dollars, to build a car in canada sourced from Australian parts. Thats criminal.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Holden Manaro is the original maker of the 60s-70s GTOs

    Where else you gonna buy a car that fast and fun for that little money? And dont say STI or EVO because i used to take those all the time especially on the highway. To me quarter mile isnt all that its when the douche on the highway tries to cut you off and these high torque car can go 65-160 faster than any other car.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    rutherk1

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    A nice V8 Camaro will run you about 33 grand before taxes.

    For that money?

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  19. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    Yoytoda

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    i was talking new cars but yeah those are all freaking awesome cars but the camaro has a back seat if you ever need it and its brand new and they have a good warranty. You could buy a used GTO for 18k and have one hell of a car.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    rutherk1

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    No point in buying new. Warranties are over rated.

    you want a back seat?

    Hands down...03 cobra.

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