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Old 06-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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2SS/RS Is the RS option really worth it?

I am the proud new owner of a 2SS/RS, 6 spd manual, yellow with black stripes. I love the car. I have to hand to GM. The car is an instant classic, everything I hoped it would be. I have had it a little over a week now. I have seen several others around and after talking to a couple of other owners, I am really questioning the value of the RS package on the car. I'm glad I have the RS package and I think it makes the car more valuable in the future but I think the price for this package on the 2SS is a bit of a rip. My car also has the upgraded polished aluminum wheels, which I prefer over the painted midnight silver, but now I'm using less of the standard RS content.

So when I boil down the RS package adder, I basically paid $1200 for the head lights, tail lights, painted roof ditch moldings and red badges. As cool as the head lights are, I'm not sure it such a good value on the 2SS. It seems like a better deal on LT cars, where the standard wheels are smaller. Anyway, I'm glad I have it because the front of the car looks better. I'm just not sure it was worth the $1200.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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People on here have priced out on just the HID/Halo lights themselves and they come pretty close to $1000+
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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I am the proud new owner of a 2SS/RS, 6 spd manual, yellow with black stripes. I love the car. I have to hand to GM. The car is an instant classic, everything I hoped it would be. I have had it a little over a week now. I have seen several others around and after talking to a couple of other owners, I am really questioning the value of the RS package on the car. I'm glad I have the RS package and I think it makes the car more valuable in the future but I think the price for this package on the 2SS is a bit of a rip. My car also has the upgraded polished aluminum wheels, which I prefer over the painted midnight silver, but now I'm using less of the standard RS content.

So when I boil down the RS package adder, I basically paid $1200 for the head lights, tail lights, painted roof ditch moldings and red badges. As cool as the head lights are, I'm not sure it such a good value on the 2SS. It seems like a better deal on LT cars, where the standard wheels are smaller. Anyway, I'm glad I have it because the front of the car looks better. I'm just not sure it was worth the $1200.
On the SS I see your point but on the LT it's a must.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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I agree the RS package would add "More Value" to the car espically to the LT models but it does make the SS model the entire package with the RS I mean 1200 bucks with all those extra things is by no doubt a good value. The head lights alone aftermarket would prolly cost a lot.

I however did not get the RS with my LT because I am not a fan of the head lights nor did I like the lip spolier. It does all come down to perference in the end.

but do I think the RS package is a good deal for the money? Definately
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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I thinks its worth it monetary wise just for the headlights and when you are spending that much money whats another 1200 because down the road after its long paid for i will sure be glad i went ahead and optioned the car out when i had a chance cause yea you can add the stuff aftermarket but its just not the same IMO
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #8
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I believe the RS package is more than a $1200 add on for the LT's because you're getting more... bigger wheels/tires, spoiler.

EDIT: $1450 add on for 2LT, $1750 add on for 1LT
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #10
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:40 AM   #11
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So when I boil down the RS package adder, I basically paid $1200 for the head lights, tail lights, painted roof ditch moldings and red badges. As cool as the head lights are, I'm not sure it such a good value on the 2SS. It seems like a better deal on LT cars, where the standard wheels are smaller. Anyway, I'm glad I have it because the front of the car looks better. I'm just not sure it was worth the $1200.
Yes it's a better deal on the LT's but it is still a steal on the SS's. People who didn't order the RS package have priced the headlights at their dealers and the lights cost $600 per side and installation cost $200-$300.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:47 AM   #12
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RS package is also done by the manufacture and if you just really dont want to spend time, money on the upgrades you will have to do for the headlights then its worth it. I am not a fan of the spoiler if that what you want to call it. I would think it would have been better for the LT version, and even more different and unique for the SS. I think GM may have made a mistake on this. Least if they would have polled the loyalist im sure they would have told them the same.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #13
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Yea, but in a few months we will have aftermarket HIDs that cost MUCH less. It isn't worth it on the SS in my opinion unless you want the wheels and lights. Also, HIDs are a PITA to replace. I have them on my Lexus and it costs $150 to replace both bulbs. This is from Xenon Depot too!!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #14
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red SS emblems........................PRICELESS!..

the Halos are worth every penny.........badass!
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:47 PM   #15
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #16
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worth it on the V6 not the SS. I still got it because I liked the lights to much. In all reality its probably a waste of money
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #17
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Well, everybody who is ordering it will tell you it's well worth the money and those not ordering it will tell you it's not worth the extra $$.

I am no different, but I'd rather put that extra money in an IRA or something. I don't give a flip about the headlights and the other RS stuff is nothing. The only option I think is a decent deal is the polished wheels. They make a lot money selling expensive options on these cars IMO, and I don't need that one.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #18
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I believe the RS package is more than a $1200 add on for the LT's because you're getting more... bigger wheels/tires, spoiler.

EDIT: $1450 add on for 2LT, $1750 add on for 1LT
True, however it is still worth it on the 1LT since it makes it look like an SS except for the mail slot and front bumper.. I do think $1,200 is pretty steep price just for headlights though when you are getting the SS..However if people like the look better, then it is worth it. I like the regular lights better so for me it was an easy decision not to get the RS package with the SS..I definately would have had I ordered a 1 or 2LT..
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:11 PM   #19
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I haven't kept up with auto lighting technology, but I have the impression that the new HID/angel-eye type lights may be less reliable and more costly to fix than typical halogen-type bulbs. I know I've read a lot of BMW threads about headlight problems. Any comments?
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #20
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LT totally worth it SS no way. Dont care what they cost to add them on aftermarket still doesnt do anything for me for those headlights.just my opinion
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #21
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Its nice but not that big of a deal for me, And yes i did order that way but got the GM update the order opps.
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I haven't kept up with auto lighting technology, but I have the impression that the new HID/angel-eye type lights may be less reliable and more costly to fix than typical halogen-type bulbs. I know I've read a lot of BMW threads about headlight problems. Any comments?
I'm not sure about less reliable, but they go out pretty quickly (at least in my experience). I had to replace a bulb after 3 years of having mine, and as stated previously, the bulbs are VERY expensive compared to halogen.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #23
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #24
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The RS package is a bargain! The headlights alone are worth the money and I'm not just talking looks I'm talking function. I have similar lights on my current daily driver and they provide excellant visibility especially while cornering in dark areas.
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