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Old 09-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Any feel they should of ordered Zl1 instead of 1LE?

Walked into a dealership yesterday and saw a Zl1 up close and the car is awesome looks like a complete race car! Made me second guess myself on ordering my 1le! The car is about $17,000 more than my 1le i ordered, but Thats a lot of car for the money!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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No, I couldn't bought a ZL1 if I wanted one, like the 1LE options and if I really was going to consider a ZL1, would rather have a ZR1 Corvette...
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Nope - right price point for the take away.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Walked into a dealership yesterday and saw a Zl1 up close and the car is awesome looks like a complete race car! Made me second guess myself on ordering my 1le! The car is about $17,000 more than my 1le i ordered, but Thats a lot of car for the money!
You could always add some exterior ZL1 stuff like side rockers and trunk spoiler and call it a day.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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Add a whipple and have more power than a ZL1 and still have $10,000 in your pocket.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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I thought about a ZL1 for a while. Even after I saw the price, I tried to think of ways I could swing paying for that. Granted, I did think of a few ways that I could manage it...it would basically require me to not buy anything else for a few years . The ZL1 is an awesome car, and I would absolutely love to have one, I can't justify the price for one.

Having said that however, I feel that the 1LE is the best bargain Camaro available and the best Camaro for me personally. You really can't beat the performance upgrades you get for only $3500. So I'm more than happy with a 1LE and have no regrets about not being able to afford a ZL1
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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I thought about a ZL1 for a while. Even after I saw the price, I tried to think of ways I could swing paying for that. Granted, I did think of a few ways that I could manage it...it would basically require me to not buy anything else for a few years . The ZL1 is an awesome car, and I would absolutely love to have one, I can't justify the price for one.

Having said that however, I feel that the 1LE is the best bargain Camaro available and the best Camaro for me personally. You really can't beat the performance upgrades you get for only $3500. So I'm more than happy with a 1LE and have no regrets about not being able to afford a ZL1
According to my wife, paying 41K for a 1le is alot considering you cant see out of the car , never mind paying 60K for a Zl1. And i told her thats the price you have to pay for a cool looking car.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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No regret here, even though i'm going to be waiting a long time for my 1LE to get to the island :( I'm curious about the ZL1 suspension, and i like looks of the front end better, but the 1LE is, imo, an awesome package for the money. And there's no way i could realistically afford the ZL1, lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #9
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Add a whipple and have more power than a ZL1 and still have $10,000 in your pocket.

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Just remember, once you increase the GO (power), you have to increase the WHOA! (suspension/brakes), which accounts to more dough ($$$). 1LE is probably one of the best or THE best bargain money can buy for a fast yet handling factory daily driven race car.

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I thought about a ZL1 for a while. Even after I saw the price, I tried to think of ways I could swing paying for that. Granted, I did think of a few ways that I could manage it...it would basically require me to not buy anything else for a few years . The ZL1 is an awesome car, and I would absolutely love to have one, I can't justify the price for one.

Having said that however, I feel that the 1LE is the best bargain Camaro available and the best Camaro for me personally. You really can't beat the performance upgrades you get for only $3500. So I'm more than happy with a 1LE and have no regrets about not being able to afford a ZL1
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No regret here, even though i'm going to be waiting a long time for my 1LE to get to the island :( I'm curious about the ZL1 suspension, and i like looks of the front end better, but the 1LE is, imo, an awesome package for the money. And there's no way i could realistically afford the ZL1, lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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haha, for sure...i've wanted a C5 since i saw the concept, but kept myself from even test driving until a couple months ago, because i knew i would buy. i don't make so much money that i'd buy anything other than exactly what i want, and i'm sure the 1LE fits the bill just wish i had a TPW by now lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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The value performance car is definitely the 1LE. I was going to wait and buy a used ZL1 in a couple years, but I believe I will be happier with the 1LE, especially as a track car. I plan to make up some of the HP deficit anyway. I am as sure as I can be without having driven one that the 1LE is the right Camaro for me.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:04 PM   #12
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LE1 looks like it is going to be a great package. My curiosity is for those that are going to daily drive the car how comfortable will it be? I will be very interested to hear the feedback on that. I assume many of you will be DDing your LE1.

One reason I bought the ZL1 is that the ride can be set to soft for commuting and hard for handling with the push of a button. (Mine car is my DD) With it my ZL1 rides better than my SS did. That was something that shocked me..... Interesting fact I test drove a 5.0 Stang and IMOA it was far rougher ride than my SS.

Either way LE1s are going to be cool cars and I cannot wait to see them as you guys (or gals) get them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #13
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Hard to imagine one way or the other without owning one. However, all they hype indicates the 1LE is going to be a stormer. Wish they had bumped the HP by another 20 or 30 HP, but it's going to be one sick car.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #14
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I went after a zl1 first but then, from experience, ran some track cost numbers. It didnt make sense to spend $20+ k for me for a zl1 and have higher brake, tire (that torque and weight kills them faster) and engine service costs. The 1le is great.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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I ordered the 1LE in August thinking I could wait it out. I found out that I didn't have the patience to keep waiting. I hadn't planned on getting the ZL1 but ended up with one after all. I have no regrets. It is an awesome car. I agree the 1LE is a great package for the price. Wish I could have one of each!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #16
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Both are great cars, it all depends on your budget
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #17
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My dealer just got in a black Zl1 offered him $1,000 below his inflated invoice and he countered $1,000 above list price. He stated that these are rare cars not many will be made and said once 1LE'S are off constraint he can order 10 at a time!
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