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Old 06-23-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Do you consider your ZL1 a "keeper"?

My ZL1 is the best all around car I've owned. That being said, I generally tend to hold onto my cars a bit longer than most. I just got rid of my lt1 after 20 years of ownership, and I'm still holding onto my '99 SS 13 years later. I think the ZL1 is a truly special car..I may keep this until my grand children have grand children. lol! I don't even have children yet! lmao!!!

What would it take for you to get rid of your ZL1?
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:03 PM   #3
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I love my ZL1, but generally buy a new car every 4 years or so. This, however, is my first high performance car so we'll see if I want to keep it longer? I love the Z06, but I'm really curious to see what a Gen 6 Z28/ZL1 will be like. I look forward to that and with my hazy crystal ball I can see me purchasing one of those cars in 2018 or so (whenever a high performance Gen 6 comes out).
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:03 PM   #4
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I really love my ZL1 as well. I don't have plans to get rid of it any time soon. I'm sure I'll have it a while. Maybe down the road if there is another awesome ZL1 I'd go for newer but I don't know.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:10 PM   #5
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I love my ZL1, but generally buy a new car every 4 years or so. This, however, is my first high performance car so we'll see if I want to keep it longer? I love the Z06, but I'm really curious to see what a Gen 6 Z28/ZL1 will be like. I look forward to that and with my hazy crystal ball I can see me purchasing one of those cars in 2018 or so (whenever a high performance Gen 6 comes out).
I'm with this guy as well.
I really like this car, but lately ive been buying a new car every 3-4 years.
If café laws prop up prices of performance cars by lowering availability, I'll hang onto it longer. having a bunch of 400 / 600 hp cars all over the roads will really hurt their average MPG.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #6
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I. too, am anxiously waiting to see if there will be another ZL1 coming with the 6th gen. The new SS sounds like it may be a match for the current ZL1.
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'99 SS M6. 13.28 @ 105 stock. 12.02 @ 116.5 bolt-ons on street tires. Full weight. New combo 10.94 @ 126.9 n/a full weight on et streets. .http://youtu.be/BCJNFJrp2lg
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:31 PM   #7
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Not a keeper. For certain.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #8
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A keeper for sure. I have no plans on ever getting rid of her!
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #9
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Got rid of a 1967 SS Covert Camaro for this one (that I had 32 years). Don't take trades lightly. Something monumental would have to come along.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:50 PM   #10
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Got rid of a 1967 SS Covert Camaro for this one (that I had 32 years). Don't take trades lightly. Something monumental would have to come along.
32 years? That's amazing! Can you imagine what another 32 years will bring?
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'94 Z28 A4. 13.64 @ 100.1 stock. 11.71 @ 117 h/c (sold)

'99 SS M6. 13.28 @ 105 stock. 12.02 @ 116.5 bolt-ons on street tires. Full weight. New combo 10.94 @ 126.9 n/a full weight on et streets. .http://youtu.be/BCJNFJrp2lg
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:52 PM   #11
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I have my daily drivers and my keepers. The ZL1 will be a keeper. I enjoy making cars my own by doing things to them. I spend a lot of money doing that, I only lose money when I go to sell it. I keep cars and collect rather than replace. You will likely be glad you did when you get older.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #12
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wow, to get rid of a 67 SS vert, that would be very difficult for me. wow.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:59 PM   #13
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I'm like you Dave. I tend to buy carefully and hold onto them. Owned a TA for 27 years and have had my 04 GTO since new. When I decided to buy a ZL1 my plan was to mod it over time and keep it. It has more potential than I do as a driver so I won't grow bored with it I would however like a new SS as a daily driver when it's time to move the GTO on.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:21 PM   #14
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Dave,

The only car that almost (just recently) got me, was a new Z/28. I mean I came real close. The want was there, but once I really got close to signing on the dotted line, I finally realized how perfect the ZL1 is. It has no peer as far as I'm concerned.

The Gen6 does nothing for me. At all. It is way too corporate looking, especially inside. Go sit in a SS, Malibu, Cruze, etc. They ALL look like the Gen6 Camaro. I'm sorry, but that's my opinion.

I love the simplicity of the ZL1 interior. In fact, that's why I love my '12 model...No touch screen! I still have OnStar and XM, but no big TV screen taking up space and my attention. And that's just one example.

The side gills! Being a loooong time '69 Camaro owner (since high school), I just really love the retro look of the Gen5.

And now performance...Once I installed the JRE75rwhp kit and PFADT headers a few weeks ago, this car has now become an even more "old school" type hot rod. Lay down on the go pedal and you are in for the sweetest music ever heard on asphalt. I wouldn't dare put any exhaust controller on this thing. That sound and torque is exactly why I have a ZL1. It is unmatched. And I doubt there's anything out there that can top it. If you haven't modded your car, just do it. You won't regret it.

And I saved the best for last. Our first Grandson was born on Friday! He's going to love going for rides---and inheriting my ZL1 in 16 years.

Yea, it's a keeper.

See you on the track...
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #15
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Big Dave,
I agree the ZL1 is a keeper!
I sold my 2004 Corvette Z06-Z16, which I bought new in 04 for a new a 2013 2SS RS 1LE and loved it (for two years). Then I thought, what would a ZL1 be like if the 1LE was so good? Well I pulled the trigger last month and bought a 2015 ZL1 and yes this thing a beast and a definite keeper!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:52 PM   #16
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I will be keeping this car for the duration. I will be buried in it. It might be cheaper than a full blown casket and all the extras.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #17
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:58 PM   #18
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Big Dave:
Another 32 years will probably not happen for me as I am 56 !
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:01 PM   #19
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I too traded UP for my ZL1. Sold my 2004 CTS-V for the Z and I had that for 9 years. It's hard to let go of the SPECIAL ONES... But if I'm fortunate enough to have a Z06 in my near future. I would say it would be worth trading up too!
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:07 PM   #20
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My oldest friends... even the finance manager at my dealership reuse to believe that I am going to stay in this car. I generally change out evry 3-4 yeas, but I got out of the 2012 Grand Sport I had for not too long to get the ZL1. But... when I fist saw an all black ZL1 I knew that was all me. I never gave it a second thought.

So I told my friend, "Write it down !" He said I'm not even going to write it down in pencil. You'll cave for a Stingray." What he doesn't know is that they already tried to get me in one that was exactly my taste, and I walked away. I'm staying in the ZL1.

Something would have to come off Satan's drawing board and cost the same for me to bail.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:13 PM   #21
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I'd get rid of mine in a minute.. Well for a brand new 2015 BVM ZL1 just sitting on the lot that the dealer can't get rid of because of the 2016 new models. Yes i know there is not a ZLI for 2016.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:17 PM   #22
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:41 PM   #23
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That's the plan.

For now.

I'd only move up for something AWD and high-end, automatic transmission.

But, want to keep the high-tech, old-school Camaro, too.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:59 PM   #24
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No doubt, this car is special.

It is the first car -- in my opinion -- that has been a true all-star at a relatively affordable price. This car has muscle, looks the part and can still participate in all the track and field events.

Having said that, I typically upgrade every 3 years. I am completely infatuated with this car and intend to keep it unless a Gen 6 ZL1 is offered and doesn't lose any of the Gen 5's charm. I really like the interior and size of the Gen 6 and both are pretty significant factors for me.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
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Not a keeper. For certain.
Yep agreed, cant see it with other hi po variant on the horizon. i.e. zl1, z28, iroc, 1le. Only one that seems to be a keeper unless another 427CU variant come out is the Gen 5 Z/28.
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