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Old 09-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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Do you guys think that would be sacrilege or using the ZL1 for what it was made for?
I think that sentence answers itself, no?

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If your gonna drive it that much just don't do anything that's gonna void the warranty which is gonna be hard to do. You won't regret getting it.
I see it the other way. If you're going to drive it that much, you're going to find out much quicker whether it's solid or not. Once you're sure it is....mod away.

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Your gas consumption will double. Your depreciation is going to be substantial. It will definitely be more money out of your pocket.
So far, my ZL1 gets 2mpg better in town and the exact same on the highway that my SS got.
And hopefully the depreciation is only big after the first year. I'm guessing that after that these cars will hold their value relatively well, depending on mileage.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #16
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That depends, would you ever take it to the track?
Rarely.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:02 AM   #17
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Funny how a year can change things. I posted asking this very question and was told: (.... ZL1 is a race car., .... why would you drive up the mileage, etc)

I personally ignored these people.

I traded in my SS DD for my ZL1 which I daily drive. I love the car and there are no issues daily driving it. One thing to consider is the additional cost verse driving an SS. A ZL1 does cost a ton more to operate than a SS. So when considering a ZL1 as a DD make sure you budget for the following.

1) Gas. I averaged 19 MPG with my SS and now get 14 MPG with my ZL1 driving the same route. Based on 12,000 miles per year my ZL1 will burn an additional 225.56 Gallons. At $4.00 a gallon for 93/91 octane gas that is an additional $902.25 per year to operate. So a DD will cost you a minimum of $75 bucks more to drive.

2) Tires. As it is well documented the Goodyear tires do not last long on a ZL1. If you stick with the Goodyears I would plan on one set per year for a DD. (With no track time or burn outs. ) So again budget $1000.00 to $1500.00 plus. A bunch of people are moving to the Michelin Pilots that are even more expensive but are supposed to last a ton longer. Time will tell.

3) Maintenance. Most is the same as an SS. Only wear item that is more is the brakes cost more to service. Not much to consider SS Vs ZL1.

4) Insurance. Should not be much more but I would double check your area. For me it was only $2 more a month.

So assuming no additional cost (AKA higher car payment) I would budget that a ZL1 will cost an additional $2000 per year as a DD with 12,000 miles. Other than the cost the car is a great DD and it is a new car so driving one is not sacrilege.
Great Info, thanks.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #18
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if you can swing it, I don't see why not. ZL1 daily driver wouldn't be so bad.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #19
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So far, my ZL1 gets 2mpg better in town and the exact same on the highway that my SS got.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #20
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Funny how a year can change things. I posted asking this very question and was told: (.... ZL1 is a race car., .... why would you drive up the mileage, etc)

I personally ignored these people.

I traded in my SS DD for my ZL1 which I daily drive. I love the car and there are no issues daily driving it. One thing to consider is the additional cost verse driving an SS. A ZL1 does cost a ton more to operate than a SS. So when considering a ZL1 as a DD make sure you budget for the following.

1) Gas. I averaged 19 MPG with my SS and now get 14 MPG with my ZL1 driving the same route. Based on 12,000 miles per year my ZL1 will burn an additional 225.56 Gallons. At $4.00 a gallon for 93/91 octane gas that is an additional $902.25 per year to operate. So a DD will cost you a minimum of $75 bucks more to drive.

2) Tires. As it is well documented the Goodyear tires do not last long on a ZL1. If you stick with the Goodyears I would plan on one set per year for a DD. (With no track time or burn outs. ) So again budget $1000.00 to $1500.00 plus. A bunch of people are moving to the Michelin Pilots that are even more expensive but are supposed to last a ton longer. Time will tell.

3) Maintenance. Most is the same as an SS. Only wear item that is more is the brakes cost more to service. Not much to consider SS Vs ZL1.

4) Insurance. Should not be much more but I would double check your area. For me it was only $2 more a month.

So assuming no additional cost (AKA higher car payment) I would budget that a ZL1 will cost an additional $2000 per year as a DD with 12,000 miles. Other than the cost the car is a great DD and it is a new car so driving one is not sacrilege.
Excellent info, don't forget about the cost of brakes when you need them
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #21
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Yes, another one of these threads.
But my conflict really is this. I have a 45th ann SS and I use it as a daily driver. It has 30,000 miles in the 24 months I've had it. That's the milage I would be putting on the ZL1.
Do you guys think that would be sacrilege or using the ZL1 for what it was made for?


I HAVE A FRIEND WHO JUST TRADED HIS 45TH ANNIVERSARY ON A 2014 ZL1 COUPE. HE IS A HAPPY CAMPER!! TOOK A SMALL HIT ON THE 45TH BUT U CAN'T WIPE THE SMILE OFF HIS FACE!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #24
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I traded my modded SS 4 months ago, it had 85,000 miles on it. In 4 months I have put 9,000 miles on my ZL1. Much better daily driver.
how come its better as a daily driver i wanna know!!!
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YOU FORGOT TO FACTOR IN COST OF TIRES
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YOU FORGOT TO FACTOR IN COST OF TIRES
Oh crap! Tires! Can I still return it?
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