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shaggy2002 07-20-2013 12:43 AM

Try to find a 2013 1LE or order a 2014 1LE
 
I have been trying to find a 2013 1LE and about to give up. What would you guys recommend? I love the 2014 front ends, but not crazy about the taillights. I rather have the 2013 taillights. Therefore I am not sure if I should still try to track one down or just preorder the 2014.

Does anyone know if the 1500 rebate will work on a 2014 model? What would you do if you were me?

CHMSC 07-20-2013 12:51 AM

I would get a 2013 personally. There are plenty out there although you may have to get it from a dealer far away.

Casperadub70 07-20-2013 09:59 AM

I ordered a 2014 and cant wait to get it. However this 2013 is currently at the dealership i ordered my car from.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308176

Cleancoupe 07-20-2013 11:05 AM

My vote is for the 13. There out there, just have to search for them. I drove 1000 miles round trip to get mine.

1leNPP 07-20-2013 12:03 PM

From a mechanical stand point the 2014 are going to be a better car. Heat Extractor in the hood that will also add down force and a rear spoiler that looks to be more functional (adds more down force) and better seats if you want to step up and pay for them.

On the other hand the 2013s a lot of people think look better and you can get them at a better price, also a one year only car in that its the first year for the 1LE and last year old body style . The thing about going with a 2013 your stuck with how the car was ordered .

Your the only one that can pick what the most important to you.:happy0180:

B.Frame 07-20-2013 02:46 PM

I know where a few are, what options are you looking for?

shaggy2002 07-20-2013 06:54 PM

2ss, Victory Red, 1LE, RS, with Navigation. My local dealer is attempting to trade for some at the moment, however I am not certain any dealer will trade these away.

If they can't trade for one, then I will probably just order me a 2014. Love the front end, do not like the taillights, but the new color information system and HUD are really nice. It doesn't look like a 1990 Silverado in the dash. :)

Cookie Monster 07-20-2013 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6801503)
2ss, Victory Red, 1LE, RS, with Navigation. My local dealer is attempting to trade for some at the moment, however I am not certain any dealer will trade these away.

If they can't trade for one, then I will probably just order me a 2014. Love the front end, do not like the taillights, but the new color information system and HUD are really nice. It doesn't look like a 1990 Silverado in the dash. :)

Did they have any 1LEs at your dealership? I'm almost positive that no other dealer will trade unless they'll get a 1LE in return. I was in the same boat as you a few months ago when I was trying to order a 13, but was passed the deadline. However, good luck!

Fraxum 07-20-2013 07:59 PM

I was you. Yes you can get a better deal on a '13 (usually). I was going to order a 2014 1LE but then saw an IOM 1LE and had to have it. No IOM in 2013 sealed the deal.

I do like the 2014 looks as much as the 2013. No mailslot and a more aggressive front end. To me the back end is a wash. The 2013 looks too tall and the 2014 looks a little bland.

I did want the Recaros but they are over priced. And I would bet you can buy them later as a retro fit. Now I can wait and see if they are comfortable on long trips before I purchase. If tracking was a first priority, I would have gotten the 2014 with Recaros and went with the 1SS. Overall, I think I saved enough on the '13 to get the 2SS for free. But of course the '14 would be one model year newer.

You can't lose.

shaggy2002 07-22-2013 07:35 AM

Yeah my dealer already tried to trade for three of them, 2 was sold, and the other the dealer claim was sold but was not. They are reaching out to a few more. They do not have a 1LE to trade for, so my confidence is not great. I will order a 2014 if that is the case.

gajagfan 07-22-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6805816)
Yeah my dealer already tried to trade for three of them, 2 was sold, and the other the dealer claim was sold but was not. They are reaching out to a few more. They do not have a 1LE to trade for, so my confidence is not great. I will order a 2014 if that is the case.

Have them contact Dan Vaden Chevrolet in Brunswick, GA. They have a white 1LE and yellow 1LE as of Saturday. The white one may be going to a NJ dealership. Have your guys ask for Angie Niece. Good luck!

DHSS 07-22-2013 09:27 AM

Get the 2013 bro. Rear end on the 14 isn't cute.

Thrillz 07-23-2013 04:00 PM

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I have been trying to find a 2013 1LE and about to give up. What would you guys recommend? I love the 2014 front ends, but not crazy about the taillights. I rather have the 2013 taillights. Therefore I am not sure if I should still try to track one down or just preorder the 2014.

Does anyone know if the 1500 rebate will work on a 2014 model? What would you do if you were me?

2014 all the way. Once i seen a non RS i was sold its awesome. 2SS 1LE non RS with the recaro's is a winner imo.

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Scott@Bjorn3D 07-23-2013 04:13 PM

My dealer has a white 2SS 1LE, NPP, Navigation, NO SUNROOF NO RS

Orange Crush 1LE 07-23-2013 04:13 PM

If you're a road courser, read on. If not, the stock seat is ideal and comfortable.

After tracking my 2013 hard, the seat is clearly not keeping me in place. I would opt for a 2014 and get the Recaros. But if you're not going to track it, save the money and get a 2013.

Victory1LE 07-23-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6805816)
Yeah my dealer already tried to trade for three of them, 2 was sold, and the other the dealer claim was sold but was not. They are reaching out to a few more. They do not have a 1LE to trade for, so my confidence is not great. I will order a 2014 if that is the case.

There are two 1SS 1LE's sitting at the dealership in Brandon, Ms where i bought mine. One is Victory Red and the Other is White.

Phorecyte 07-23-2013 05:24 PM

I had a similar experience with the first dealership I went to (I had purchased a 2012 Genesis coupe from them that ended up being a lemon). This dealership did not have a 1LE or even an SS with manual trans. I told them I had to have manual, then later i read about the 1LE. I told them to search for a one 1LE. They told me none were available, and i would need to order a 2014.

My salesman sent me to the office that does the ordering. the 2014 didn't have a price tag, so i ask this other guy to look up 2013 1LE's for me. He found 3 within 500 miles, and thus i knew the first salesman was lying and wanted me to get something off the lot or get more money out of me for a 14.

I went back to the 1st salesman with this info and he said he would call me if he could get one.

Fast forward 2 weeks of waiting for this guy's call, I go to another dealership that is in a smaller town and is a smaller dealership. I told them about the 3 I found, and told me he would call me back. He called back the same day, told me they found one of the three and that he could have it for me the next day. I went and signed the paperwork, and had my car a couple days later.

This dealership did not even have a ZL1, much less a 1LE to trade and they made it happen for me NO PROBLEM.

Its all up to the dealership if they want to help you. The first dealer is a MUCH larger volume dealer in a bigger city and IM STILL WAITING ON THEM TO CALL ME BACK.

FYI, One of those original 3 1LE's i found, the car i ended up getting, was one of those 3. I still have the print out from the first dealership with my VIN on it... I just want them to call me so I can tell them I got the car they said was impossible to get.

Trust me, go to couple other dealerships. If they have the time of day for you as a customer, they will get you a 1LE. I got mine on 6-21-13 and there is def some 13 1LE's still floating around.

Egon 07-23-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Thrillz (Post 6811775)
2014 all the way. Once i seen a non RS i was sold its awesome. 2SS 1LE non RS with the recaro's is a winner imo.

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Hey Thrillz do you have any more pictures of that 2014 1LE with no RS option? I have been looking around to get some pictures to compare and this is the first one I have really seen. Thanks.

shaggy2002 07-23-2013 09:17 PM

Phorecyte,
The dealer I am working with on securing a trade has found 6. Of the six they were told 5 were sold. Still awaiting to hear back on the 6th. I did confirm that 2 of the 5 had indeed sold. I did find out one dealer either lied to my dealer or my dealer lied to me because the story I was told was it was sold. My dealer did say that sometimes dealers will say they sold when offered a trade rather than just come out and say we would rather not trade the car. That car is 3.5 hours away, but I worry about going to that dealership and they pull some shannigans on me in regards to my tradein, get there and it is not a 1LE, or anything else because you are at their mercy after driving such a long way. It is also in a different state, so I am not sure how TTL works when I have to retitle it in TX. You are lucky and glad you found one. I didn't realize they quit making the 2013s so soon, or I would have pursued one sooner.

The one that i am still awaiting to hear back on has the most options on it and some I don't care about (ie sunroof) but would pull the trigger if they could secure it. However, they reached out on Saturday and going on Wednesday and no word. The last time that happened, they eventually came back and said sold.

My salesman seems like a very genuine honest guy and I don't think he is pulling any tricks on me. I have to believe he is trustworthy unless that is his sales tactic of just being a good ole boy. I never had a salesman like this that was not shifty, pushy, etc.

If he comes back as this one is sold, i will have to expand my search as the dealer is only looking at cars in a 250 mile radius.

Worst case scenario is a 2014.

Thrillz, does the non RS 2014 taillights look like the Z28 taillights? If so, those are not as bad as the RS. However, I really want the RS headlights...LOL. My uncle said to buy a 2014 and then swap out the Z28 and/or non rs taillights with the RS taillights and sell them to someone who likes them.

There are some white ones out there I did not have my dealer try to trade for, but I really want a red car as my last three cars were white.

Thrillz 07-24-2013 03:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Egon (Post 6812068)
Hey Thrillz do you have any more pictures of that 2014 1LE with no RS option? I have been looking around to get some pictures to compare and this is the first one I have really seen. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6812857)
Phorecyte,
Thrillz, does the non RS 2014 taillights look like the Z28 taillights? If so, those are not as bad as the RS. .

Here is the thread to that beautiful car. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...447&page=4 Car speaks for itself in non RS trim its a thing of beauty. Its all about picking the right options to getting a nice 2014. In RS trim not so much.

davidcroft 07-24-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6801503)
2ss, Victory Red, 1LE, RS, with Navigation. My local dealer is attempting to trade for some at the moment, however I am not certain any dealer will trade these away.

If they can't trade for one, then I will probably just order me a 2014. Love the front end, do not like the taillights, but the new color information system and HUD are really nice. It doesn't look like a 1990 Silverado in the dash. :)

It shows there's 1 down here in Houston. That's not that far of a drive. Let me know if I can help :thumbsup:

shaggy2002 07-24-2013 07:58 AM

davidcroft,

Victory red?

Cleancoupe 07-24-2013 09:42 AM

I drove 500 miles & two states later to get mine. I made my deal via email & once we had the final price worked out I finally called my salesman. I would work out your deal first before traveling a long distance. I didn't have a trade in so it was a little bit easier I guess. The dealer didn't try to throw my any curve balls once I have arrived also. At first I was going through a local dealer to see if they could get the car down for me, but the other dealer wasn't giving it up. Good luck with your search. Try cars.com

davidcroft 07-24-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by shaggy2002 (Post 6813926)
davidcroft,

Victory red?

YES. YOU HAVE A PM!

Fraxum 07-24-2013 11:59 AM

Here in the Philly/South Jersey area I found at least 10+ 2013 1LEs around with more coming in. So the situation must be different in different parts of the country.

There was only 1 loaded 1SS which I originally wanted that could be found in the country by Chevy customer service. I prefer the cloth seats.


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