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mikeyg36 12-19-2012 06:16 PM

Looking at some Camaros
 
So i've been eyeing two Camaros at the local dealer. One is a '12 the other a '13. They are both 2SS with the RS and both have short throw shifters. So my first question is if anyone has experience with the optioned short throw. If you do, do you like it? Also what do you think the price difference between the two should be? Thanks!

jshaf 12-19-2012 06:55 PM

13 gets the my link, but the new SS wheels that I don't care for, but that is subjective to most people, if you don't mind the wheels go 13.....IMO of course

mikeyg36 12-19-2012 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jshaf (Post 5936431)
13 gets the my link, but the new SS wheels that I don't care for, but that is subjective to most people, if you don't mind the wheels go 13.....IMO of course

Thanks, I understand the differences between the two MYs, but I want to know if a 2.5k price difference is enough.

jshaf 12-19-2012 07:25 PM

if budget is a concern then get the one that you can afford, either way your still getting a V8, that would be enough incentive for me...LOL :)

moserbe 12-19-2012 07:27 PM

Mine has the optioned Hurst short throw. It shifts fine and is comfortable when shifting. I have no issues with it.

yellowrs 12-19-2012 07:35 PM

Short shifters works like a charm.
If you get a 2012 with zero miles for 2.5k less I would take that.
IMHO

mikeyg36 12-19-2012 07:41 PM

I guess I'll have to go check them out in person. Thanks everyone!

bajamoon 12-19-2012 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackout66 (Post 5936738)
get the 13 with the my link. anyone of us will kill to have that.

Would you pay 2500 just for that? I would get which ever one suits the budget, both are a 2ss

SPCBA 12-19-2012 08:24 PM

If i was capable of driving a stick daily I would have a short throw...hope that helps ya

SoCalCamaro93 12-19-2012 08:27 PM

Honestly, the mylink is cool but it's not worth the extra money. Don't base your decision off of it. The first week you think it's great. After that you get over it. I don't even use it anymore. I get into my 2011 and I enjoy it more because controlling the radio and all that is so much easier lol. And if you already have a smart phone then why pay for the mylink. It's essentially the same thing.

Fentito5thgen 12-19-2012 08:28 PM

I just got a 2LT/RS and My link is cool and all, but if you are btwn 2 SS I will go with the economy option. If you have the extra money, then Mylink rocks.

big papa 12-19-2012 08:30 PM

I prefer my aftermarket radio/gps than anything from GM...

mikeyg36 12-19-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bajamoon (Post 5936763)
Would you pay 2500 just for that? I would get which ever one suits the budget, both are a 2ss

What's sad is that Ford charges almost 2500 for the touchscreen radio in the Mustang. :rolleyes:

Sblann 12-19-2012 08:42 PM

The hurst short throw is fine, you have to buy the 13 you already lost the money on the 12 because its a year old plus the my link is a nice option plus the steering upgrade.

mikeyg36 12-19-2012 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Sblann (Post 5936891)
The hurst short throw is fine, you have to buy the 13 you already lost the money on the 12 because its a year old plus the my link is a nice option plus the steering upgrade.

I wouldn't call the steering an "upgrade". It's basically just a change. Unless if there is some performance increase with the electric one.

christianchevell 12-19-2012 08:46 PM

The 13 also comes with the retro mirror, back up camera, power passenger seat, and both seats lift. not just the my link, I got one with the dual mode exhaust also. And I do not regret changing from my 2011 vert at all, as I got the color and options I allways wanted. And it has the suspension modded also in the rear to make the toe links and trailing arms outside the shocks I think also on the 13.

I would go for the 2013 and the 2014 I think will have very few if any changes being the last year of the gen 5 if SEMA is any indication from the chevy performance booth other than maybe some optional badging and maybe a green color for the zl1 vert badged touring

mikeyg36 12-19-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by christianchevell (Post 5936918)
The 13 also comes with the retro mirror, back up camera, power passenger seat, and both seats lift. not just the my link, I got one with the dual mode exhaust also. And I do not regret changing from my 2011 vert at all, as I got the color and options I allways wanted. And it has the suspension modded also in the rear to make the toe links and trailing arms outside the shocks I think also on the 13.

I would go for the 2013 and the 2014 I think will have very few if any changes being the last year of the gen 5 if SEMA is any indication from the chevy performance booth other than maybe some optional badging and maybe a green color for the zl1 vert badged touring

The '13 that the dealer has does not have the dual mode installed. Do you like it? Haven't found a good video with it yet.

sspolo 12-19-2012 08:52 PM

I would be careful with the short shift, some people that are not used to it say they miss shift at times, plus I believe its mostly for the track I don't think there is much of a benefit if you aren't planning on going to the track. (I could be wrong though, I've never tried it)

SoCalCamaro93 12-19-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeyg36 (Post 5936935)
The '13 that the dealer has does not have the dual mode installed. Do you like it? Haven't found a good video with it yet.

The dual mode on the SS actually sounds very very nice. A few members have posted videos on here of their dual mode

willhe64 12-19-2012 08:53 PM

You should be getting a lot better than 2.5k off for a '12. They are giving away the 12's now. Check in before the end of the year and look for at least 8k off the sticker. I'm serious.
As far as the short throw. A big yessssss. I traded a 2010 in on a 2012 with the short throw and it is light years better.

Not even close sspolo. I was always going from 2nd to 5th with the regular shifter. Have never mised a shift with the short throw.

77rs 12-19-2012 08:55 PM

The '12 will be 2 years old in may '13 when '14 ordering begins.


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