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View Poll Results: 2012 2LT/RS or 2013 1LT/RS?
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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2012 2LT/RS vs 2013 1LT/RS

Weighing my options, i could probably get both of these at about the same price. I could actually probably gt the 2012 for a little cheaper, since it is used. But there are pros and cons to both.

With the 2012, I could have the HUD, the leather, the ABL, backup camera etc....

With the 2013, I could get the MyLink touchscreen, the frameless mirror, and the pride of owning a NEW CAR. But I would have cloth seats and miss out on all the little goodies, such as the ABL and HUD...

Faced with the decision, which would you choose, if you were in my predicament?
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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2012 2LT>2013 1LT.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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2012 2LT>2013 1LT.
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No brainer, go with the 2012 that's loaded. HUD is great, you still get the backup camera in the mirror, heated seats, leather, ambient lighting, etc.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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I picked 12 but....I'd go with a 2010-11 ss
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:56 AM   #5
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Haha.. Figures the "SS" boys would jump in with "Buy a V8"..... That was NOT expected at all..lol


Back on subject, if I were you, I would weigh the options and what you really want. I think both cars have appeal and tbh, if I had the choice, I would go with the 2012 because the HUD is really cool and so are the other options you won't get with the 1LT.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #7
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Save and wait a little bit more and get the 2013
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #8
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Deffinetly 2012... But I agree with adamZ, get an older SS
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
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2012. The MyLink still has too many bugs that GM hasn't or can't seem to work out. I think the backup screen in the rear view mirror is cooler than the cam in the MyLink screen. Plus you have the guidelines in the backup screen that we '13 owners don't have.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:44 AM   #10
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2012 I want the extra goodies
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I picked 12 but....I'd go with a 2010-11 ss
The electronic steering started In 2012 and I really like that. Also, because I am only 17, insurance on an SS would be KILLER. So that's a deal breaker for me, and not to mention I only get 14 mpg with my truck that I have now, I am looking for something that has decent gas mileage. So when I get my new car, it definitely had to be either NEW or BARELY USED... I don't want to go back as far as a 2010-2011. Seems kind of dumb in my opinion when I could get something that I want in a newer year model. My mom also brought hat upto me when I asked if I could get a 2008 Range Rover. She said its dumb to go back to 2008 when you could get a 2013 camaro with all that you want/need. So SS is out if the question.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #12
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If you have to have a V6, get the 2012. The leather seats and the HUD are not to be missed out on. The Chevy myLink is overrated, nothing but a sub-par touch screen with an even worse OS. The only thing about it that I like is that I can play the audio from my phone via bluetooth, but thats nothing an auxiliary jack can't fix.

However, I do have to say the others are right. As someone who purchased the V6 because my commute is killer, if you can deal with the worse gas mileage (I wish I had said F it and dealt with it), get an older SS, otherwise you may regret it. I often times long for the purr of an SS, which IMO would have trumped the heads up display and even leather seats, hands down. Don't get me wrong, the V6 has plenty of power, but there is nothing like the roar of that V8. Plus it makes me just a bit sad when I see that 5.0 Mustang roar past me, and all I can do is watch.
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If you have to have a V6, get the 2012. The leather seats and the HUD are not to be missed out on. The Chevy myLink is overrated, nothing but a sub-par touch screen with an even worse OS. The only thing about it that I like is that I can play the audio from my phone via bluetooth, but thats nothing an auxiliary jack can't fix.

However, I do have to say the others are right. As someone who purchased the V6 because my commute is killer, if you can deal with the worse gas mileage (I wish I had said F it and dealt with it), get an older SS, otherwise you may regret it. I often times long for the purr of an SS, which IMO would have trumped the heads up display and even leather seats, hands down. Don't get me wrong, the V6 has plenty of power, but there is nothing like the roar of that V8. Plus it makes me just a bit sad when I see that 5.0 Mustang roar past me, and all I can do is watch.
Definitely don't care for an SS. I don't want an older year model, thats the thing. I am perfectly content with a V6, because I know I will get great gas mileage. I do NOT enjoy getting only 14 mpg in my truck that I own now... Makes me not want to go anywhere lol. The only issue I think I may have with getting a 2012 2LT is the leather will be used... and since I am OCD, if it has any tiny wrinkle or stretch in the leather, I won't want it. It also cant have more than 10k miles on it.

And you know that you can play music with bluetooth off of your phone with bluetooth in 2012 right? You just have to have the connectivity package, I believe. I am starting to think that the older style radio will be better because its easier to use and not so distracting.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Definitely don't care for an SS. I don't want an older year model, thats the thing. I am perfectly content with a V6, because I know I will get great gas mileage. I do NOT enjoy getting only 14 mpg in my truck that I own now... Makes me not want to go anywhere lol. The only issue I think I may have with getting a 2012 2LT is the leather will be used... and since I am OCD, if it has any tiny wrinkle or stretch in the leather, I won't want it. It also cant have more than 10k miles on it.

And you know that you can play music with bluetooth off of your phone with bluetooth in 2012 right? You just have to have the connectivity package, I believe. I am starting to think that the older style radio will be better because its easier to use and not so distracting.
I did not know that, my 2011 Equinox couldn't do it even though it had a blutooth connection. About the leather, if it's used, and doesn't have at least a minor wrinkle in it, it will once you put a few thousand miles on it, so I wouldn't be too picky about it. While I do agree that 14 mpg is aweful, you should know that the V8's get much better than that what with the AFM system, and provided you keep your foot under control.
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I'd definitely go with the 2012 unless you really, really want the touchscreen. The brand new car thing will go away pretty quick, but the leather seats and HUD will be around for as long as you have the car.

If you do get the '12, I would upgrade to the frameless mirror though. I will be soon.
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The only thing about it that I like is that I can play the audio from my phone via bluetooth, but thats nothing an auxiliary jack can't fix.
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You can do on the 2012 via bluetooth... I do it on my 2011...
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It's comes down to what options you want if you can live with out the leather, HUD, center stack gauges, ABL package, rear backup camera go for the 1LT/RS. Just make sure you pick up a 13 1LT/RS with the better options. I myself could not live with out the extra goodies thus the reason why I would not purchase a 1SS.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #18
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I did not know that, my 2011 Equinox couldn't do it even though it had a blutooth connection. About the leather, if it's used, and doesn't have at least a minor wrinkle in it, it will once you put a few thousand miles on it, so I wouldn't be too picky about it. While I do agree that 14 mpg is aweful, you should know that the V8's get much better than that what with the AFM system, and provided you keep your foot under control.
Well, I am a spirited driver sometimes, and I do test out my 0-60 sometimes taking off from the highway. I do like having good gas mileage, and even though the newer v8 engines get decent gas mileage, I want the best I can get... without being a base camaro. LOL
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I'd definitely go with the 2012 unless you really, really want the touchscreen. The brand new car thing will go away pretty quick, but the leather seats and HUD will be around for as long as you have the car.

If you do get the '12, I would upgrade to the frameless mirror though. I will be soon.
you can put a 2013 frameless mirror into the 2012?
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you can put a 2013 frameless mirror into the 2012?
Yeah, you can even by a harness so it is plug and play. I can't stand the original mirror, I can't even adjust it high enough to see out of it properly because the gaint plastic frame hits the header!

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #21
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-you'll love heated seats in cold weather
-I personally love leather over cloth.. i'm sure the ladies might light it better too..
-back up camera is pretty much a must for backing up.. test drive one without it and reverse if the salesman will allow it

-MyLink is nice, but its a really fancy bell/whistle.... you can get a gps and if you've got an mp3/ipod then you're set..

if you're getting a manual, you wont have to deal with the hill start assist
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Yeah, you can even by a harness so it is plug and play. I can't stand the original mirror, I can't even adjust it high enough to see out of it properly because the gaint plastic frame hits the header!

http://www.gen5diy.com/PnP_harnesses...rror-harness-2
But you can't have the backup camera if you do interchange the mirrors. That sucks and is a deal breaker for me. I have to make the decision if i want the technical features of the 2013 1LT, or the aesthetic features of the 2012 2LT... SO no go with the retrofit.
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-you'll love heated seats in cold weather
-I personally love leather over cloth.. i'm sure the ladies might light it better too..
-back up camera is pretty much a must for backing up.. test drive one without it and reverse if the salesman will allow it

-MyLink is nice, but its a really fancy bell/whistle.... you can get a gps and if you've got an mp3/ipod then you're set..

if you're getting a manual, you wont have to deal with the hill start assist
No manual! :(
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-you'll love heated seats in cold weather
-I personally love leather over cloth.. i'm sure the ladies might light it better too..
-back up camera is pretty much a must for backing up.. test drive one without it and reverse if the salesman will allow it

-MyLink is nice, but its a really fancy bell/whistle.... you can get a gps and if you've got an mp3/ipod then you're set..

if you're getting a manual, you wont have to deal with the hill start assist
My 2013 manual has hill start assist...
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