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Old 11-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #18
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ZL1 sounds better then a ZLRS too. Lol
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:56 PM   #19
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I did consider the 1LE, but after calculating the money I would spend upgrading the 1LE witch would equal the same or more as the ZL1, but still would be a 1LE in value. Also I have notice several SS's on youtube with 2300 Superchargers, cams and head work, but they still are 40 to 50 rwhp down from a Zl1 with equal work, with just the 1900 supercharger.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:06 AM   #20
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I could have had either, chose to buy the 1LE....
Why?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:07 AM   #21
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No. I traded in an SS for the ZL1.

If I was not able to afford the ZL1 or if the ZL1 did not exist I would certainly go for the 1LE.
If the ZL1 did not exist, I would have got the new GT500
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #22
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If the ZL1 did not exist, I would have got the new GT500
i think id hunt down a used zr1 or a c6 z06 XD
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:21 AM   #23
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1LE, always tight suspension did not meet my cruising requirements. I was also concerned that power would be lacking similar to my 2010 2SS. Love the ZL1!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:23 AM   #24
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Why?
I use my Camaro for a lot of Autox events...the 1LE set up will work for what I want to do after I finish some mods, for a lot less than the ZL1 that was also at the dealership when I bought the 1LE...I have had a version of Mag ride on a prior Corvette, not a big fan of it...will dial in the 1LE for my preferences and use...I mainly bought the 1LE to get the manual trans, as my prior SS was an auto....
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #25
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Just curious if any owners (or potential owners) gave the new 1LE Camaro any thought?

I happened to find a 1LE available in black (my favorite color) and must admit it is a very attractive vehicle, especially considering it is almost $18K less than a ZL1.

While it doesn't have the ZL1's suspension or the blower, it IS $18k less...

So, let me know if you considered the 1LE and why you chose otherwise?
never ever consider it, because it is not a ZL1 which is the high end Camaro. What you end up doing is TRYING to make it ZL1 in which it will never be. Also the ZL1 will command more money at resale in the long run because of LP. Now nothing wrong with the other Camaros, they are great and if I did not have the money I would go for the lesser Camaro.
Just look at what gets the most money at auction, it is normally a limited production car, now that does not alway hold true in the long run for all cars, you never can know that.
Just think, what if you bought the Z28 in 69 when you could wait and get a ZL1???? Now that was not the move that was a wise one.

I see many many want adds and other sales of the ZL1 hood, Blower, wheels, bumper, hood insert and many other 1/3 parts that do not come one other Camaros.

Until you know the look of a ZL1, most Camaros look the same. Put them side by side and there is a BIG difference.

You may spend more than $18k trying to make a 1LE like a ZL1.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:33 AM   #26
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I sold my supercharged SS/RS for the ZL1 and I couldn't be more pleased with this beast! I would fork over the extra dough if you can...
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #27
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Didn't really consider ZL1 mainly because I couldn't. I believe that when it is all said and done the 1LE equipped SS will be the rarest of all the production fifth gens.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:26 AM   #28
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The 1LE is what the SS should and could have been from the start. The engineering from the ZL1 suspension and wheels, not including the magnetic shocks of course, eliminated the push that the SS has in a racing environment.
I prefer the ZL1 because it is the deal of the century in performance so far.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:09 AM   #29
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My order is this depending on the cash flow is:
Aston Martin > ZL1 > 1LE > GTO > SS > G8 > homeless...
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #30
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No. I wanted the power of a ZL1 and have factory warranty. Which excluded the 1LE from the get-go.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:48 AM   #31
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Great answers and input. I really like the ZL1 and two dealers close to me have one; one auto in black and a red manual.

The 1LE is black and also looks bad ass. I'm hoping to test drive it this weekend since I just drove a ZL1 and was extremely impressed.

My last car was an 11 second '87 Buick GN that I sold after owning it for 12 years.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:37 AM   #32
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The 1LE is what the SS should and could have been from the start. The engineering from the ZL1 suspension and wheels, not including the magnetic shocks of course, eliminated the push that the SS has in a racing environment.
I prefer the ZL1 because it is the deal of the century in performance so far.
The 1LE should have been a 1LE. The SS should have been the SS. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #33
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The 1LE was my back up plan about 5 months ago if I couldnt get my hands on a ZL-1 in my area, I got real lucky and scored my dealers first allocation for a 2013 ZL. However If I had ended up with the 1LE it was never going to be my intention to try and turn a 1LE into a ZL-1. I had another back up plan / option I was also considering at the time and that was a 2013 2/ss that I actually had a deposite on, I was going to send it to Calloway for a super charger set up and some other work. My dealer has some kind of thing going with Calloway........... Just my story from my little corner of the old USA!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #34
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The 1LE was not available when I ordered my ZL1. I am glad it wasn't because I would have probably went with it instead as the ZL1 was at the top end of my price limit. It wouldn't have been a big deal to me either as you really wouldn't know what your were missing unless you drove a ZL1.

Now to the facts.... I am certain the 18k difference is TOTALLY worth the happiness I get when I drive/wash/see/think/dream/WOT the ZL1.

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