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Hi,
Just wanted to say goodbye to all of you because I am no longer the owner of my 2008 Silver Saturn Outlook XR.

After a long consideration, I decided to trade it for a new 2011 Camaro 1SS A6.

I’ve been following the New Camaro since it was introduced as a concept back a few years ago. Since then, I knew I would buy one.

My plans were, as I always do, to wait for the ‘second year’ model before I buy. With this, I was saving money and making plans to purchase it around Feb or March of 2011, but, when I took my 2008 Saturn Outlook XR for some warranty repair, the salesman was telling me about how they are not really charging over MSRP for the new Camaros (any more).

Now around this time, I was still debating whether to keep my 2008 Saturn Outlook or use it as a trade in for my Camaro. As you know, Saturn is gone and I wasn’t sure how these newer Saturn cars would do (hold their value).

So, after talking to the salesman, I told him I would pay ‘invoice’ for a 2011 Camaro and nothing more. Well, after some negotiations, they gave me a final price of $33,650 and I agreed to it.

( I did trade in my Silver 2008 Saturn Outlook XR and I will miss it. It was very good for the most part. )

I wish all of you the best with your Outlooks. I know I will miss mine and those wonderful 3 years I owned it.


Here is a picture of my new ride:
 

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For the first week after my Camaro purchase, I missed my Outlook a lot...and so did my family.

But, this camaro is just awsome.


BL.
 

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Hey Bruce, we're sorry to see you go! That's one heck of a change - from an Outlook to a Camaro! :)

You're going to love it though! How do I know? Well, my wife drives an Acadia, but I drive a 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS :)




 

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Nice.

Aren't they good looking? :cheers:

I was really debating whether to keep my Outlook, but the fact that Saturn is no more kind of led me to make the decision of getting rid of it. There was nothing wrong with it and we liked it a lot.

But, I am still part of the GM family....until I decide which 'family' car I am going to buy next.

My wife is pushing me into buying a minivan (Honda or Toyota) :angryfire:. I am leaning towards a GMC Sierra Crew Cab. :thumb:..



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I am jealous of both of you. But I love my '09 Outlook XR and can drive it over to Oshawa, ON any day of the week to see all kinds of fresh new Camaros rolling down the road to get their stripes put on over in Whitby, ON.

Nice pics. Love the ride.
 

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Bruce_Lee said:
My wife is pushing me into buying a minivan (Honda or Toyota) :angryfire:
I'll tell ya, no other vehicle does as many things as well as a minivan. If you can stomach the stigma, you'll love it. Love the Outlook, but I miss my Odyssey's better ride, better handling, better cargo and people room and better MPG. If a new one would have towed my pop up camper and gave me room to grow into a larger model in the future, I'd have gotten one.
 

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I'll tell ya, no other vehicle does as many things as well as a minivan. If you can stomach the stigma, you'll love it. Love the Outlook, but I miss my Odyssey's better ride, better handling, better cargo and people room and better MPG. If a new one would have towed my pop up camper and gave me room to grow into a larger model in the future, I'd have gotten one.
I beg to differ, on "better MPG".

I can tell you that my outlook consistently gave me 25 MPG on the fwy (many trips from SF to LA/San Diego). I personally don't have experience with the 2004 Honda Odyssey (which is the ONLY year and model I am interested in - because I actually like the exterior design on this particular year/model), but I've heard and read that you get about 24 MPG on the fwy on these.

But, I do agree with you on "better cargo and people room". Plus, did I mention I actually like the exterior design on the 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan?

By the way, thanks on the comments about the camaro. "Man, I love my car!". I keep telling my friends and co-workers this. They just can't seem to sop drooling when they look at it.
 

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Just be sure to research the Honda mini vans carefully... a neighbor of mine has had 2 of them develop transmission problems around 100 K miles. :eek: Either way, enjoy your ride. :thumb:
 

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Just be sure to research the Honda mini vans carefully... a neighbor of mine has had 2 of them develop transmission problems around 100 K miles. :eek: Either way, enjoy your ride. :thumb:
Agreed, forget what the manual says change the fluid every 25K with *ONLY* Honda trans fluid, I think it's Z-1 ($8.00qt :eek:). It will also have an internal trans filter (which you can't get to) and the method of changes is the drain and refill plan, if you drain it the 1st time and then about 100 to 200 mi later and the same one more time you will have gotten it all, each time will take about 4.5qts. My 05 VUE has the Honda drivetrain and when I bought it with 62K on it the trans fluid was brown and needed changed ASAP.
 
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