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Old 01-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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WTB advise please!

I have been looking at used 13/14 ZL1 convertibles and during my history I am finding a lot of service records and even a lemon law buy back. I am starting to get a little concerned. What exactly should I be looking for so I can get a good car? Thanks
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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Used? Look for a guy who kept it stock, didn't put many miles on it, and is selling it because he ordered a C7. I'm kind of serious, plenty of people like that, they keep a car a couple of years driving once a week and when the latest and greatest comes along they trade in for that.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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I think finding a convertible used will be harder. One, because there are less of them and two, I think the people who buy them hang on to them longer. Its a summer toy rather than the fastest most tech thing out.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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The 2011-2012 SS verts had issues with their tops, but the ZL1 Vert came out in late 2012 as a 2013 model and we haven't had any top issues.

I have one (2013 ZL1 vert) and I love it to death. Still perfect in all ways after 13,000 miles so far.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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The 2011-2012 SS verts had issues with their tops, but the ZL1 Vert came out in late 2012 as a 2013 model and we haven't had any top issues.

I have one (2013 ZL1 vert) and I love it to death. Still perfect in all ways after 13,000 miles so far.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #6
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....flaws with early rag tops...even a service bulletin to try to fix it....IMHO it was sketchy. I looked at the parts that were sent to attempt to alleviate the intial issue, the nomenclature that was associated to fix it..and the issues that followed. I was a bit taken back by it all.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:10 PM   #7
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the 13 and 14 verts all accross all trim levels are better than the 11 and 12s, which had top issues. Haartz makes the tops and the top on the ZL1 is same as SS and LT models. you should be ok with a 13 or 14
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
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...don't bet the ranch on it...there have been tons of discussion presented here on this board about it...use the search engine to investigate it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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Had my vert over a year with 13k no problem with top.
Had typical rear end noise until fluid change.
Everything else no problems.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:45 PM   #10
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...issues with the Vert's at the onset were pervasive....haven't followed any threads recently on it recently. Not sure where we stand on it as of the present time, my advice to the OP is research the issue here on this board. Sidenote, there is aways someone who will not have an issue with production problems. The law of probability. The luck of the draw.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:41 AM   #11
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Get 2013 seems like they finally got it down as far as verts go. No problems with mine except the HUD that turned off once but fixed itself I guess.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:39 PM   #12
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I've got a 2013 BRM convertible ZL1 auto with less than 1000 miles, all options, all stock and perfect. Unfortunately I haven't been able to enjoy it much- just too busy with work and life. I am considering selling it if anyone is interested.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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I'm on my third 5th gen Camaro Convertible. No top problems with any of them.

On thing I think has contributed to my lack of problems is that I always put the tonneau cover on when I put the top down.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:51 PM   #14
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