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Old 04-01-2012, 03:25 AM   #29
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The ZL1 has one important feature a modded car does not. 3/36 warranty.
Depends...mine is blown to 550hp with full GM factory waranty.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #30
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:35 AM   #31
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Depends...mine is blown to 550hp with full GM factory waranty.
What's the secret?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #32
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For me this will be the 1st new car i have ever owned. I have waited several years and worked my ass off to get out of debt and save money for a new Camaro. Last year i sold my 01 SS to help fund the new ride. The ZL1 happend to come out at the right time for me (planets aligned). Im one for modding a car it keeps me busy and usually out of trouble. To have a car of this caliber be affordable and a warranty...Im sold right there. If i went out and bought a new SS i would put it out of warranty within a year from mods.

Price, Power, Warranty and Prestige.... I dont think ill regret getting this car
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #33
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Probably a SLP ZL Car.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #34
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You're comparing a used SS to a brand new ZL1? :s

When u walk into a bar, do u look for the older gals that have been around the block or do u look for the younger better looking gals?

The ZL1 is a hot model, fresh out of college looking for a good time... You tell me u aren't gonna buy her a few drinks?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #35
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The ZL1 is definitely worth the money, but if you have to ask us if it is or not, it's not for you.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #36
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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.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #37
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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.
Yes. And this is coming from a Mustang owner.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #38
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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.

Correct....It's been debated on internet sites since at least when the 2001 Z06 was produced. People with standard coupes said they could make up the HP difference with a few mods.

Then the same with the standard C6 when the C6 Z06 was introduced. Then the ZR1...and on it goes.
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Can you mod your current LS3 to get to the same power levels as a ZL1 for less money than just buying a ZL1? Certainly.

But one more aspect of this issue is future trade-in value.

A true ZL1 will have alot more trade-in value if/when you trade it in at the dealer for 'The Next Big Thing' than a modded SS.

People will be much more apt to buy a used ZL1 than they would a modded SS.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #40
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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.
hey alex, what options are you getting and where from?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #41
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If you have to ask, it isn't worth it to you. If you buy it with this question in mind, you will always look for justification and keep asking yourself why you spent $30k more than a used 2SS/RS. You are better suited for the SS.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #42
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The question as it is written is similar to those asking if we are worried about fuel economy.
It doesn't make sense.
Fuel could be 15 dollars a gallon, I'd still fill it up and go enjoy it. The pupose of the car is for recreation,not transportation.

Its like buying a Camry and then complaining you got beat by a Corvette in the twisty's.
The value is there for what you get in the ZL1, The question is only if you can justify the expense in your personal financial situation. That is it.
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