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Old 10-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Did it Again

Three years ago, I ordered a 2010 2SS/RS without test driving or even seeing one for real (except the concept in Montreal). I just wanted the 426hp and nothing was going to get in my way. Four months later in November 2010 the car is in... simply beautiful, powerful and everything i expected

Being a Sailor, I just spent two months navigating the Great lakes in consort with the USS De Wert as part of the commemorative war of 1812, awesome deployment 14 port vsits and three in the US (Buffalo, Toledo and Milwaukee) I had a great time but guess what i did while sailing in between ports... yes I spent it reading and admiring the ZL1...

Now back home... three days after.. I find myself at the same dealership doing the exact same thing... yes! ordering a car that I never test drove or even saw in real that is a 2013 ZL1 IOM 6M CF insert with bright wheels on order. Now the waiting game is on... again...

To those that traded in their 2010 SS for ZL1... how different is the driving experience between both.

It's been more than a year since I have been here, the ZL1 I had ordered back in fall 2012 had to be cancel because the dealership I dealt with couldn't get an allocation. Disappointed and wanting a new toy , I decided to give the 2013 Mustang GT a try.. well after only 4000km I wanted out of the Mustang, the rear live axle is simply and car is .

So, traded in the mustang for what I should have waited for in the first place, a 2014 Red Hot ZL1 Now the wait has started once more, at least this time it's a sure thing

I am back to my first love a Camaro
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I kept my 2011 ss and bought the ZL1 and it's a whole different animal.. Just one awesome beast is all I can say. Inferno orange with carbon fiber hood, microfiber interior upgrade and polished wheels.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Congrats!!

Free time onboard can be very expensive. lol

You'll be driving in no time
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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I just traded my 2011 2SS for a 2013 ZL1.....trust me, you won't regret your decision!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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I traded a 2011 2SS/RS M6 Vert for a 2013 M6 ZL1 Vert.

It's a WHOLE different car.

And in a VERY awesome way...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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I picked up a 2010 1SS Red Manual and had it for a year and traded it for a truck. I just picked up a ZL1 a week ago today. Completely different car and I love it. Go for it!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #8
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I kept my SS and replaced the 2LT, and all I can say is the perma-grin just got a whole lot bigger. I almost feel let down driving the SS now. Also a tank of gas in the SS last me about 3 weeks now ...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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I'm holding back big time. In fact, I won't even step foot in a Chevy dealership because if I look at one I will be even more compelled to buy it. You all enjoy that car, I'm jealous!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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Three years ago, I ordered a 2010 2SS/RS without test driving or even seeing one for real (except the concept in Montreal). I just wanted the 426hp and nothing was going to get in my way. Four months later in November 2010 the car is in... simply beautiful, powerful and everything i
Being a Sailor, I just spent two months navigating the Great lakes in consort with the USS De Wert as part of the commemorative war of 1812, awesome deployment 14 port vsits and three in the US (Buffalo, Toledo and Milwaukee) I had a great time but guess what i did while sailing in between ports... yes I spent it reading and admiring the ZL1...

Now back home... three days after.. I find myself at the same dealership doing the exact same thing... yes! ordering a car that I never test drove or even saw in real that is a 2013 ZL1 IOM 6M CF insert with bright wheels on order. Now the waiting game is on... again...

To those that traded in their 2010 SS for ZL1... how different is the driving experience between both.
So much more solid, grounded and MEAN!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Night and day. No comparison
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #13
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I see all of you who traded in your SS having a hard time drawing a comparison. I traded in my 2LT...

The car is just unbelievably good.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #14
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I did the same exact thing when I ordered my SS back in early 2009, I had never saw one in person but being the Camaro lover I am I knew I had to a have a new SS and hopefully like you I will be doing the same with a new ZL1
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:47 AM   #15
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I traded my 2010 in on the 2013. This car pulls as hard in 6th as my ss did in 4th no joke.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #16
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First impressions after trading in my SS for my ZL1: sound is completely different coming from under the hood, power seems limitless, ride is soo much better, exhaust is intoxicating. Really loved my SS but the Zl1 just takes it to another level I didn't expect was that high until I got behind the wheel.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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I traded a 2011 2SS/RS M6 Vert for a 2013 M6 ZL1 Vert.

It's a WHOLE different car.

And in a VERY awesome way...
Congratulations! What is your favorite feature of the 2013?

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #18
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I drove a '10 SS for 3 years until I sold it a couple of weeks after my ZL1 was delivered. As said by others, there is no comparison. The ZL1 exceeded my expectations. Prepare to be extremely happy.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:57 AM   #19
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Nice! Good luck with it!
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #20
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From the dead...IT RISES...
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:51 AM   #21
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From the dead...IT RISES...
Hahaha, yes sir
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:46 PM   #22
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I went from a 2011 SS Auto to a 2012 ZL1 M6. I am speechless. For those of you on the fence or on a budget, save your money and buy a ZL1. You won't regret it.

I will have this car for a very long time. It is a dream car by any standard. Wow.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:51 PM   #23
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:10 PM   #24
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This thread brings back great memories waiting for my 2012 ZL1, I remember reading all the feedback from those getting there first drive. I love this car, it's incredibly solid and feels very confident...
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #25
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2010 SS/RS to a 2012CTF ZL1 Night and day. No comparison
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