22nd Aug 2009, 23:01
I found with a red Viper otherwise but not negative reactions. It has received compliments, not tickets issued.
1st Sep 2009, 23:45
Like I have written, not all policemen (neither women) are like that.. Some of them asked me to look at it in the first days of owning.. But since I have sold the Camaro, no cops are looking at my cars anymore, or stopping me for registration check-ups.
I've also talked with a policeman who shared the same passion of me for nice sports cars, and he told me I was unfortunate to get too suspicious cops seeing someone with a new toy, and next year when there will be plenty of Camaros, they'll get use to it and they would leave you more alone, if I drive sensibly!... then I told myself, maybe I was driving a manner they didn't like or that couldn't be forgivable while having such a nice car.. Now I'm driving nice big old cars.. And now do they forgive me!?.. Maybe I wasn't a good Camaro driver for them, I don't deserve it!?.. Now I finally feel free driving my not so hot big cars and still regret the Camaro...
My friend whom I sold the Camaro to called me (long distance call) and we laughed.. He had his first speed ticket in almost 25 years of driving last week or the week before, I don't exactly remember..!!!.. A Buick Roadmaster and a Camaro SS, both going too fast at the same time on a highway or rural road, I'm wondering which one the cop will stop... Naaaa, must be a myth!..
Should I have kept the Camaro? When I see one like the one I had... oh god yes, I miss the look and the power of the Camaro SS a lot.. but when I see a cop car.. NO.
2nd Sep 2009, 10:30
I am in a Corvette club and in our gatherings and caravans police are quite complimentary. A show condition car with much invested is not prone to street exhibition and reckless driving. I have seen many police admire my own that are quite interested. We have up to 100 at a time and with traffic control police are very nice. I have never been picked on or had any negativity. Maybe if you a solo speeder you have a different observation. I have too much in mine to thrash it and we help charities with our model.
4th Sep 2009, 11:41
"I'm wondering which one the cop will stop... Naaaa, must be a myth!.."
It IS a myth. Some time back my wife and I were traveling to a gathering in separate cars. I went through a speed trap in my customized, very flamboyant muscle car and didn't raise an eyebrow. My wife came through a few minutes later in her very dull and boring compact sedan and got stopped. I rather think it was because she was speeding and I WASN'T. Police don't stop people who are not breaking the law regardless of WHAT they are driving... PERIOD.
4th Sep 2009, 12:16
The new Camaro is supposed to be really nice. I would never touch another Camaro even with a 10 foot pole. I've had nothing but crappy luck in Camaros.
Thinking of getting a Corvette, but it still scares me cuz what people have told me about American cars, and from my experience with the Camaros in general.
I drive a Lexus ES300 and an Acura 3.5 TL, and they're both excellent cars. The Lexus has close to 400,000 miles and still drives awesome. The Camaro at only 50,000 miles started giving me a headache... T'was a money pit for me.
I guess you can't compare quality to cheaply made American cars. The interior is cheaply made and nothing but rattles when driving.
4th Sep 2009, 15:25
Nobody is forcing you to buy one, so don't buy one. If you like driving a sedan because it is comfy and has plenty of cupholders, then a muscle car isn't your kind of car, anyway.
5th Sep 2009, 12:42
The difference between diamonds and cubic zirconium are reflected in there price. And people chose what is right for them. In the 70s people didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for transportation. So manufacturers gave them what they wanted. At that time the foreign car market was limited because Americans wouldn't pay more for more durable engineering standards. And that's the reason why some people think American cars are not as well made as foreign cars. That was the 70s, this is a new age. And if you still believe that foreign cars are better than American cars, you are acting on outdated advice in my humble opinion.
5th Sep 2009, 19:51
You are not going to. find any rattles in the 600 hp Corvette, and really should not with an 1800 month car payment. In comparison I found Lexus not good in the handling dept, and we had Acuras that rattled the dash. The NSX drove well, nice balance but underpowered at 300 hp, and any dents get out the wallet as its aluminum body repair cost a fortune. I had someone kick the drivers door in.
There is zero comparison driving a TL or Lexus to the Vette, other than the sound systems, that's it.
7th Sep 2009, 21:27
Last year a co-worker drove her new Lexus to work and took us to lunch in it. I'm not sure what model it was, but it was basically a Camry inside and out. The interior had every bit as much "cheap plastic" (as import fans call it if it's in a domestic) as my Ford. The dash had a bad rattle and a warning light was on on the dash. We were told it had already been in the shop TWICE in the THREE WEEKS she had owned it. The engine was making a noticeable "ticking" sound. I've never encountered that many issues with a Ford or GM car in three YEARS, let alone three WEEKS. Our latest GM products are now 9 and 7 years old and neither have ever had any problems except a blown light bulb. Neither has a hint of a squeak or rattle and both look, ride and drive like new.
8th Sep 2009, 19:34
I don't think Japanese cars have EVER been better than American cars. We had a Honda and a Mazda in the 80's. Both were actually built in Japan. Both were absolute garbage. None of our domestics could come close to the shoddy, cheap construction either of these overated tin cans had. Our two Japanese "mistakes" cost us more than every domestic we've ever owned COMBINED, and neither even made it to 100,000 miles.
14th Oct 2009, 12:59
I think it depends on the cop myself. My Cousin and I were in his Mustang doing 80 playing around with a nice looking girl in a base model Eclipse. We went by the cop as she was catching back up to us, after we blew by her, and she was doing close to 90 and the cop pulled us over. She was going much faster than we were, at that point, but we had the 5.0 Mustang and therefore got pulled over. He even had to pass her to get to us. Both cars were bright red too. Of course it could have had something to do with how nice looking she was too. :)