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Old 07-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #35
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IMO, the 1LE is definitely the best value in the Camaro family, but it's not available in a 'vert. Do you want maximum performance or the wind in your hair? It's up to the person making the purchase. BTW, unless you order it from Becky at Rodgers, or someone similar, Good luck finding a 1LE Camaro without special ordering it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #36
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Dave. i am 55 and also looking at new. my thoughts are a 2lt coupe and maybe a 1kt vert. u nit sure as verts akot if problems. i have a 98 firebrd t top with 6. I want a fun car too but a v8 is overkill unless u have a place u can go above 75legally. i aint goning to race or mod my car so 320 hp is plenty. i dont want rs package cause of summer tires. ss has summer too. good luck wuth purch. i wrk at a credit union too. great place for financing
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #37
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I have leather in fureburd and gets hot with t top. clotg in a vert may be better dave. Leather in coupe would be ok. thats why i am looking at 1lt vert with no rs pack or 2lt coupe
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #38
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Hey guys,

I'm duking it out with the dealer now.

They found me a 1SS. Close to what I want but does not have the RS package but has the BA sound system (not something I wanted to pay for).

At first they wouldn't take my voucher as the vehicle is out of state, but magically said they could get it here by 7/31 (when the voucher expires) when I started to walk. After that they wouldn't negotiate down. List price is $41,230 - $1500 rebate - $1000 voucher for $38730. Out the door with 6.25% tax + fees is about $41,649.

What do you guys think?

My main requirements are: Black exterior, convertible, 8cyl, manual transmission. Everything else is cake. I would like RS - those headlights look killer - but not a deal breaker.

Thoughts?

Going far away isn't too practical to me. I'm looking at cost and having to fly somewhere and drive it home - too expensive.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #39
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i would go a 1le, and forget the vert if i had 40k to spend but i didn't so i bought a used 2ss
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #40
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Guys how does it work buying out of state? What are my options? Fly somewhere to drive home? I take it I cannot roll tax and license fees into the loan?
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #41
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For over $40k that is crazy for a 1SS and for buying out of state, the only thing you pay for when you get back is registration and plates, all else can be done on your loan.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #42
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I always felt that it was better to deal with the guy that had been sitting on the vehicle all year long, rather than paying big bucks for someone to hit a few keystrokes, and bring a car in, at a premium for me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #43
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I almost pulled the trigger on the 1SS. A 1SS convertible is hard to find. And most other verts are v6 or 2SS. The 1SS seems to be unusually difficult to find.

I found one a few states over that I'm in love with. MSRP is $45+ and the Internet price is $42k.

The downside is I can't roll sales tax into the loan. I don't think it is possible for out of states loans and since my max loan is $42k anyway. That's not too big of a deal as I had some money set aside for potential down payment. I'm looking at about $3k between taxes and reg fees.

I'm not going to let my desire to own one trump my desire to own my dream one. The 1SS is a fallback if nothing else pans out but I'm not crazy on the price.

I'm checking with some other dealers to see if they can get this one from out of state and give it to me under $42.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #44
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whatever you do get exactly what you want. it's a big purchase that you won't do often, so get what you want. Can't you just order one, or don't you like the 2014's?
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #45
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Hey guys,

I'm duking it out with the dealer now.

They found me a 1SS. Close to what I want but does not have the RS package but has the BA sound system (not something I wanted to pay for).

At first they wouldn't take my voucher as the vehicle is out of state, but magically said they could get it here by 7/31 (when the voucher expires) when I started to walk. After that they wouldn't negotiate down. List price is $41,230 - $1500 rebate - $1000 voucher for $38730. Out the door with 6.25% tax + fees is about $41,649.

What do you guys think?

My main requirements are: Black exterior, convertible, 8cyl, manual transmission. Everything else is cake. I would like RS - those headlights look killer - but not a deal breaker.

Thoughts?

Going far away isn't too practical to me. I'm looking at cost and having to fly somewhere and drive it home - too expensive.

You should be able to get a 1SS 1LE for the money you can spend. Drive a 1LE after you drive an SS, you will see what I'm talking about. Just did that a few weeks back. Drove all kinds of SS's, automatic and stick. The 1LE is hands down a more fun car. It is awesome, expescially for the price.

Unless you are stuck on the vert, the 1LE is the best bet. I would and did give up the RS for the 1LE. Drive it first then you will make up your own mind. In black the only thing that you will miss are the Halo lights. Important to some. The black ditch molding on the non Rs to me provides a great contrast especially since the 1LE has a flat black grayish black hood and splitter and satin finish spoiler. The standard black wheels look way better, meaner, tougher than the RS wheels.

One thing, it's alot rarer and will attract more attention. Close ratio gearbox is also more fun to drive on winding roads and around time.


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Old 07-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #46
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I know I'll get more power and start off quicker, but what else is the 8 cylinder good for?
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:20 AM   #47
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If you were told most of the 1SSs are leather, then the dealer was a moron. The 1SS is no leather. If you want leather you have to get 2SS. That is one of the main differences between the 1SS and 2SS. If I were you, I would have one built for you. Price out a 1SS with the 1LE package and dual mode exhaust. The 1LE package is an awesome preformance package on the SS.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #48
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I would check with Becky at Rodgers Chevrolet, she can have the car delivered to your local dealer, and has above average price and selection.

The V6 is more than adequate most of the time, but every once in a while, some punk is going to pull up to you and want to run, if that matters at all, step up to the V8. The 'Vert is a heavy car. If you get the V6, you are going to want to mod it to get the performance you want. Gas mileage is pretty much the same V6 to V8, IMO.

I would give up the convertible before I gave up the V8. Unless you are one of the few people who actually ride top down everytime you are in the car.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:11 AM   #49
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Are stripes a pain in but over the years? chip on edges wax in edges fading? Thanks
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #50
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Guys, he wants a vert, the 1LE is not available as a vert.

I don't have personal experience with Becky Rodgers, but she's sold Camaros to dozen of people on here. I guarantee you she can get you exactly what you want. I think she sells more Camaros than anyone else in America, ha! But give her a chance if no one local comes through.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #51
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If you don't buy the RS package, you will always wish you had. The headlights and rims are well worth the money. I had the dual mode perf exhaust and I don't think I would have liked the car as much without it. The quad pipes are worth the money, and the sound is an added bonus. Manual transmission for sure, it is a muscle car after all.

Sounds like you're on the right track, just remember how hard black paint is to maintain. You may want to consider the ashen grey metallic (dark grey) to save yourself some pain
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