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Old 04-01-2012, 02:37 PM   #43
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if i had the money yes i would love to have it! but if i like the 1LE i'll most likely go with that since it has everything the ZL1 has with the motor and blower and it'll be cheaper. still the ZL1 is a great buy
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #44
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For me it's worth it my 2SS/RS is paid off, along with trade in and cash I'll be putting down 33k-36k, so my loan will be for about 20-23k at 2.25% APR. So for me it's a very wise decision.
I would not be able to get rid of your car for nothing less than a 911 C2S or above. Going from one Camaro that's built to another that's factory built is not enough to justify the switch to me. If you had a stock SS I would totally understand, but with everything on yours....
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #45
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I was thinking, do u think that a zl1 is worth 55k close to 60k due when all the paperwork is done. Dont get me wrong this is an opinion thread. My opinion is that it is more wise to get a 2ss/rs used private party for like 30k and rather save the other 30 for a rainy day. Or u can buy another camaro. Maybe if u want you have 30k to mod the crap out of your 2ss, possibly make it as good if not better than a zl1. I know i dont know as much as u guys who actually own a camaro. So tell me what u would do

My Opinion = Yes.

The ZL1 does so much so well. You simply cannot modify it to perform at the same levels (in all aspects) for less. If you could - it'd be a small failure on the part of Chevy...

Now....if you're only modifying a few things to achieve a specific goal, like say just a drag monster...that's different...

Now wrap that thought all up in a factory warranty that will cover you at the track...it's hard to beat. In my opinion.

Of course - this isn't pocket change. A potential buyer should think long and hard about what he/she REALLY intends to use the car for if money is a concern...
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #46
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Wait a year and the prices should come down to 35K-40K.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #47
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I was thinking, do u think that a zl1 is worth 55k close to 60k due when all the paperwork is done. Dont get me wrong this is an opinion thread. My opinion is that it is more wise to get a 2ss/rs used private party for like 30k and rather save the other 30 for a rainy day. Or u can buy another camaro. Maybe if u want you have 30k to mod the crap out of your 2ss, possibly make it as good if not better than a zl1. I know i dont know as much as u guys who actually own a camaro. So tell me what u would do
my first reaction when reading your post was " why would you have a Mercedes when you could have a ZL1????"




You cannot economically modify an SS to match the ZL1's performance on a road course -- and get the overall balance and refinement that the ZL1 offers.

trust me on this.


now - get rid of that Mercedes and learn what "Ultra-Grin" is all about!

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #48
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was it wise to get mercedes
honestly yes, yes it was indeed,knowing that you have all the comfort, power, and most important safety. It is absolutely worth it. You can always trust that car knowing that almost all of your body has protection. In fact, the rear left tire blew at around 60 MPH once and it didnt feel like anything happened thanks to the run flats.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #49
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honestly yes, yes it was indeed,knowing that you have all the comfort, power, and most important safety. It is absolutely worth it. You can always trust that car knowing that almost all of your body has protection. In fact, the rear left tire blew at around 60 MPH once and it didnt feel like anything happened thanks to the run flats.
Really? Does the Mercedes have thenair bag curtains? And if you had the control of the z, why would you ever need them? Hell I looked at buying a 2004 sl 500. Once you look at the car, I thought they were selling me a Taurus! Truth is, performancewas better, but it still looked like a Taurus with wipers on the headlights. It was new at the time, removeable hood leaked etc. I would never even consider the over priced mercedes. IMHO.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #50
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Wait a year and the prices should come down to 35K-40K.
there is no way the ZL1 will lose that kind of value, unless it's been severely damaged and sold as is. If someone is at a point that they are in a position to sell the vehicle after a year, I'm thinking it will be somewhere in 48k -52 k range depending on condition.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:16 AM   #51
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Personally if I had the cash I'd get the zl1 as a second car, I would never trade in my ss cus like others this is my first car and I also have a very strong attachment to it. I don't care to change cars every few months or a year cus something "better" came out. I'm happy and thankful that I have my ss. Congrats to the people that are getting there zl1's
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #52
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then why would any one want a Z06 over a base c6 vette? this debate has always been around. the Zl1 is worth the money if you ask me. for what it offers and others cars in its price range.

But i would never buy a 55k-60k mustang or camaro. thats just me, would rather have a corvette or M3.


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Old 04-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #53
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You really can't debate "worth". I am fine going to Outback for a steak,while I have friends that think nothing about dropping $300 at Ruths Chris for a Kobe steak.

Worth is very much dependent on your bank account.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #54
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there is no way the ZL1 will lose that kind of value, unless it's been severely damaged and sold as is. If someone is at a point that they are in a position to sell the vehicle after a year, I'm thinking it will be somewhere in 48k -52 k range depending on condition.
I paid 38k for my 2SS/RS and I got $32,500 for it as a trade in, granted my dealer just called a guy who buys modded cars and made an offer. My dealer still got it as a trade it\n.

No mods I could still have got 27-28k at least, it lost 10k of it's value over 3 years. So that figure he mentioned does not add up for 1 year, it wont go down to 40k in a year, maybe in about 4-5 years
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #55
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I paid 38k for my 2SS/RS and I got $32,500 for it as a trade it, granted my dealer just called a guy who buys modded cars and made an offer. My dealer still got it as a trade it.

No mods I could still have got 27-28k at least, it lost 10k of it's value over 3 years. So that figure he mentioned does not add up for 1 year, it wont go down to 40k in a year, maybe in about 4-5 years
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Yep, I don't think he has a proper conception of depreciation and fair market value for these types of vehicles. Maybe he was thinking of a Mustank Boss....or , I see he has some chrysler product, that would explain it.
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