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Old 09-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Trading my '10 2SS for a '13 ZL-1 tomorrow?

I swore the day i bought my 2010 2SS CGM 6M that i would never sell or trade it because of the significance of it being in essence the first model year of this body style. Its fast, and I love it. In the 2 years of owning it, have only racked up 15,000 miles. But its raw interior is still lacking, yet after the test drive of the ZL-1 today, I was sold. The transmission is much smoother, handling is IMO greatly enhanced, the throaty sound is how a GM musclecar should sound, and the new MY TOUCH system put the nail in the coffin for me. Bout time Chevy ups things and get with modern technology.

My question to all current ZL-1 owners is this? Are you completely satisfied in spending 30k more over a SS ? What dont you like, and what do you like about the new ZL-1 ?
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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You will love it. If you are the modding type this car is a dream to mod. So much potential. The ride is super smooth for a Camaro and it turns so many heads. Even with my car being black people know that it's not a regular camaro. Congrats and enjoy.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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I got a chance to drive a ZL1 last week, along side a 13 GT500, and I came away with the same feeling about both of them...if I currently didn't have a 11 GT, I would have no issue buying either one...I imagine the same feeling with an SS. If you like the car, get it, don't look at what other owners think. They bought one, so obviously it was worth it to them as well. Good luck! If you get it, better post some pics!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I was in your position too. I traded in my 2011 SS for the 2012 ZL1. Totally worth it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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It is totally worth it!! We traded a 2011 SS/RS for our ZL-1 and there is no comparison between the two. Great features I like are the clutch and ride....and the growl is superb! I have no complaints.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I bought my ZL1 without ever driving a 5th gen camaro and could'nt be happier!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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so far i like what im hearing. Most of the paperwork was done today, but I wasnt in my camaro, i was actually having my work truck serviced and casually asked if they had any ZL-1's on the lot, to my surprise they did , an Ashen Grey one, and I fell in love at first sight, I was only wanting to see one in person, take a few pictures, and get a video of it running, which I did. Then when my regular salesman asked " You wanna drive it?" DUH HELL YES, GIVE ME THE KEYS, LETS GO!!! Stupid question to ask. This thing feels so refined compared to my 10.

Has anyone had any glitches with them yet? And im reading something about strictly obeying the break in procedures. I didnt with my SS,

But it didnt have a supercharger,LOL

Supposed to pick her up at 9:00am, just wondered if there were any hidden issues with the ZL's that i hadnt heard about yet.... I can still back out if I need to.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #8
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so far i like what im hearing. Most of the paperwork was done today, but I wasnt in my camaro, i was actually having my work truck serviced and casually asked if they had any ZL-1's on the lot, to my surprise they did , an Ashen Grey one, and I fell in love at first sight, I was only wanting to see one in person, take a few pictures, and get a video of it running, which I did. Then when my regular salesman asked " You wanna drive it?" DUH HELL YES, GIVE ME THE KEYS, LETS GO!!! Stupid question to ask. This thing feels so refined compared to my 10.

Has anyone had any glitches with them yet? And im reading something about strictly obeying the break in procedures. I didnt with my SS,

But it didnt have a supercharger,LOL

Supposed to pick her up at 9:00am, just wondered if there were any hidden issues with the ZL's that i hadnt heard about yet.... I can still back out if I need to.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...236658&page=14

Don't let this discourage you though….
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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so far i like what im hearing. Most of the paperwork was done today, but I wasnt in my camaro, i was actually having my work truck serviced and casually asked if they had any ZL-1's on the lot, to my surprise they did , an Ashen Grey one, and I fell in love at first sight, I was only wanting to see one in person, take a few pictures, and get a video of it running, which I did. Then when my regular salesman asked " You wanna drive it?" DUH HELL YES, GIVE ME THE KEYS, LETS GO!!! Stupid question to ask. This thing feels so refined compared to my 10.

Has anyone had any glitches with them yet? And im reading something about strictly obeying the break in procedures. I didnt with my SS,

But it didnt have a supercharger,LOL

Supposed to pick her up at 9:00am, just wondered if there were any hidden issues with the ZL's that i hadnt heard about yet.... I can still back out if I need to.

Go for it, you won't regret it. I traded my 2010 SS/RS in. And couldn't be happier.
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I hope to be making this same trade soon, congrats
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #11
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thanks for the positive reinforcement, the only real question now is??? What mods to make first, cheapest upgrades vs performance gained
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #12
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thanks for the positive reinforcement, the only real question now is??? What mods to make first, cheapest upgrades vs performance gained
First mod should be a RxChiller, it will help curb the ZL1's inherent ability to heat soak.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #13
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Or a better heat exchanger. Depends on what your purpose is for the car.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #14
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I swore the day i bought my 2010 2SS CGM 6M that i would never sell or trade it because of the significance of it being in essence the first model year of this body style. Its fast, and I love it. In the 2 years of owning it, have only racked up 15,000 miles. But its raw interior is still lacking, yet after the test drive of the ZL-1 today, I was sold. The transmission is much smoother, handling is IMO greatly enhanced, the throaty sound is how a GM musclecar should sound, and the new MY TOUCH system put the nail in the coffin for me. Bout time Chevy ups things and get with modern technology.

My question to all current ZL-1 owners is this? Are you completely satisfied in spending 30k more over a SS ? What dont you like, and what do you like about the new ZL-1 ?
Coming from and SS I can't see why anybody would not like the car better hostly unless you just have modded the piss out of your SS.

Coming from a Z06 I can honeslty say the only thing I miss it is just a bit slower. I like the behavior and handling better. I think it looks sick. the mylink has nicer features than the factory touchscreen in the vette.

I think with some power mods though this car is just going to be the best car I have ever had period.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #15
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Traded in my '10 2SS/RS and picked up my '13 ZL1 and couldnt get rid of the smile on my face on the ride home.....enough said.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
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Dealers around here still love that 5K over sticker add-on. Doesn't get me in the car buying mood. O well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:01 PM   #17
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Dealers around here still love that 5K over sticker add-on. Doesn't get me in the car buying mood. O well.
Was told the other day , oh , i thought that i was generous for 5k above MSRP , after all i sold the previous 2 at 10 k above . And i told him , REALLY , call me back when you are ready for MSRP , oh , and don't put any miles on her .Still waiting for his call
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:53 PM   #18
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I love that ZL 1.....but after watching a whole bunch of Zl 1's at Camaro Fest III perform on the drag strip/autocross.........I think I will hold on to my 2010 ZL 550 till GM further enhances the ZL 1 or answers the Z 28 question! Waiting and watching!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #19
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My 2010 was great, loved the styling, stance, power etc.... After my break-in period I was wired for power and often found myself shifting to 4th for passing vehicles... The lack of exceptional power/torque at 2000 RPM's left me wondering what a higher level of power would feel like... Well let's research Ligenfelter, contacted them and stopped in for a tour... Not only did I see their operation I also received a brief ride in their 650 HP vehicle.... That did it, needed the highway burst at 50 MPH... Made plans for a $20 k mod ... And started saving... May of 2011 Chevy announces the ZL1... Question, $20k on LPE limited warranty, more money for suspension upgrade, and other improvements... ZL1,. Full warranty, mag suspension, PTM, track ready, Elec Steering, dual clutch, over engineered components etc... Well I made the right decision, love my new ZL1
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #20
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You will love it. I traded my 2010 2SS/RS and no regrets. I only had 10,800 miles on it after 3 Years. The ZL1 is by far way better than the SS. DO IT.
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If they made a ZL1 in SGM, I would be in the same position you are right now. Since they don't...I love my '11!! Post pictures of your car for us...would love to see that Ashen Grey ZL1 in your driveway!
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I've been feeling the itch recently to return my Camaro to stock and get a different vehicle. What I really want is a Caddy CTS-V wagon in opulent blue. A Ashen Gray ZL1 vert with the mojave interior would be flipping sweet though.

I am in the middle of buying a house right now though, so no chance for me to get a new car anytime soon.
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Traded in my '10 2SS/RS and picked up my '13 ZL1 and couldnt get rid of the smile on my face on the ride home.....enough said.
Congratulations! I would be the same way! What is your favorite feature so far?






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I swore the day i bought my 2010 2SS CGM 6M that i would never sell or trade it because of the significance of it being in essence the first model year of this body style. Its fast, and I love it. In the 2 years of owning it, have only racked up 15,000 miles. But its raw interior is still lacking, yet after the test drive of the ZL-1 today, I was sold. The transmission is much smoother, handling is IMO greatly enhanced, the throaty sound is how a GM musclecar should sound, and the new MY TOUCH system put the nail in the coffin for me. Bout time Chevy ups things and get with modern technology.

My question to all current ZL-1 owners is this? Are you completely satisfied in spending 30k more over a SS ? What dont you like, and what do you like about the new ZL-1 ?
Congratulations on the new Camaro! The new ColorTouch radio is one of my favorite features as well!





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My question to all current ZL-1 owners is this? Are you completely satisfied in spending 30k more over a SS ? What dont you like, and what do you like about the new ZL-1 ?
??My ZL1 was only about 10k over a 2SS..??? not sure where 30 comes from.
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