So I finally did it and joined the Camaro gang
Locked in this deal on the last day of the month in March while I was down in Brazil last week vacationing. As some of you know, I just completed a transfer of a BMW recently and I had been looking on a replacement vehicle. Nothing (and I mean, nothing) is leasing well, so I had to concentrate again on the Camaro. Initially reached out to this dealer mid month and was also working on another car out in PA which was less equipped ($37K MSRP) and had them down to ~$320 / 0 DAS, but between this car and that one, I HAD to go with this one.
I said to myself, “am I really going to cry over a $60 a month payment or actually get the car/options that I want”. The hacker in my wants to get the cheapest payment, but I didnt want to get a car I wouldnt be happy with. Ended up calling the dealership first thing in the morning to lock in the deal (as I was worried April incentives/RV/MF would change). Took about 2hrs of back and forth, as I had to text over copies of current reg/license and add the car to my insurance, etc. Thankfully I had pictures of my current registration on my phone (for conquest) and I also had my work laptop with me, as they asked me for my current paystub (supplier code). They couldnt verify my work ID as it doesnt have the firms name on it (like most work IDs), etc.
When I asked the salesmen over the phone that day "Have you ever had a customer buy/lease a car from 6,000 miles away? He couldnt believe that I was on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro leasing a car.
Im in northern NJ, and this dealership was up in Wallingford, CT (about 2hrs away) and they were great to deal with. Salesman was a great guy. Chatted with him for about 10 min or so while waiting for the finance mgr, and then I went in to sign. They had everything dated with March 31st and I was literally done in 20 min signing.
Car is an absolute beast and the 6spd tranny mated with the dual mode exhaust is pure thrill.
Total joy driving this thing home yesterday lmaoo…
Note: The car did not have the front fascia splitter installed. Not sure how I even missed that, but once I got home, I opened the trunk and saw the front fascia parts in there. Im guessing they missed to install it during pre-delivery inspection. The care literally came off the truck last week, as it was just delivered to the dealership. I texted the salesman and he said he will take care of it and let me know today. Im not sure what they’re going to do about it, given Im 2hrs away. Honestly, the car still looks great without it, so Im hoping they give me some sort of cash credit for it. I doubt Im going to drive back to the dealer to get it installed given Im so far away.
FULL OPTIONS LISTED
Redline Edition - $2,565.00
Recaro Performance Front Seats - $1,595.00
RS Package - $1,495.00
Dual Mode Exhaust - $995.00
Technology Package - $900.00
Front Fascia (Black Satin) - $650.00
Red Brake Calipers - $395.00
Year, Make, Model, and Trim: 2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 Coupe
Selling Price: $41,892.45
Monthly Payment: $389
Drive-Off Amount: $0
Annual Mileage: 12,000
Incentives: $2,500.00 ($1,750 Conquest + $750 Supplier)
Region: Northeast (Tri-State Area)
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