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Old 09-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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So many rs packages

How come 90 percent of lt and ss have rs package? i dont like summer only tires. looking at new 13 and here most are rs. i am looking at rs 2lt friday and dealer would out akk seadon generals on. outside of 20 inch wheels and hid they no dufference in non rs verts. will resale be better in rs over non rs?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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It's just a popular option. Most people feel it finishes out the look of the car.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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I have the RS package and I think it's worth it. Rims look better, you get the RS headlights (no need to go aftermarket), different roof molding (not really important). I think it rounds out the camaro nicely and gives you a bit of head start on modding.
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Because GM makes a lot of money on it...
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Thanks what i thought. gm markup. hell the ss comes with 20s standard. so u pay all that extra for hid lites and roof molding? i like the 20s but its the tires i dont like. the hid are cool but not necessary. but found a dealer who would put generals on and even exchange. but still need to deal first and frustrating process
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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Why do they sell so many? Because its a great aesthetics package. I think the RS cars with the HIDs and halos make the car stand apart from the regular halogens. I also think halogens are severally outdated and shouldn't be an option in the year 2014. As for hte 20", you need them (IMO) to fit the size of the car.

As for markup, who cares? They charge what they can get for it and people like it.

I always find it funny that people who don't even own a camaro come and criticize the car.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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Because the headlights make the car look a billion times better. The rest of the package is good along with it.

We also dont have winter in Louisiana so I never really thought of the tire thing
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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I have been under the impression that generally the RS package is just better wheels and the expensive light package. I wasn't sure there was anything else at all, but I could be wrong.
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It was my understanding all you Northern folks stored your cars during the winter anyways.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
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Swacer. it not a critical comment but observation. i am trying to buy a new one and was asking the benefit of rs. i tried for 3 weeks on a non rs and we coukdnt agree on price
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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For me it would come down to the wheel package, if you are OK with the wheels on the non RS I would go for the non RS. I could care less about that expensive light package personally
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Body colored roof ditch molding...
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Because GM makes a lot of money on it...

A couple of things.

One - the 2LT without RS does not come with 20 inch wheels and tires - -it comes with 19s.....

Two - the RS sells well because that's what people buy. That's what a lot of people want. In fact, when we forecast the RS package, we severely underestimated the 'take rate' -- and had to renegotiate for additional materials - which raised the cost of tooling.

Three - we do make money on the RS. That's actually a good thing for a couple of reasons - 1. -- our stockholders expect a return on their investment -- and 2. -- if we don't make money, there isn't a 'next gen'.....
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #14
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Only the garage queens hide from the snow up here and that makes up 80% of the camaro population up here if not more.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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A couple of things.

One - the 2LT without RS does not come with 20 inch wheels and tires - -it comes with 19s.....

Two - the RS sells well because that's what people buy. That's what a lot of people want. In fact, when we forecast the RS package, we severely underestimated the 'take rate' -- and had to renegotiate for additional materials - which raised the cost of tooling.

Three - we do make money on the RS. That's actually a good thing for a couple of reasons - 1. -- our stockholders expect a return on their investment -- and 2. -- if we don't make money, there isn't a 'next gen'.....
I'm not being critical, I'm just saying that it should be a profitable package. I work for GM so I want them to make money.
Personally I think the price is a bit steep, but it is definitely a better value than aftermarket upgrades. Also, my car has the RS package.
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I'm not being critical, I'm just saying that it should be a profitable package. I work for GM so I want them to make money.
Personally I think the price is a bit steep, but it is definitely a better value than aftermarket upgrades. Also, my car has the RS package.
I don't think the price is steep at all for what your getting. Have you tried pricing out the HIDS after the fact ? How about the tinted tail lights, or the 20" wheels and tires if you have the LT ... The HIDS alone are around $1200 plust you will need a new harness to go with them ... Start adding up all the little things and you would be surprised just how good of a deal it really is.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #17
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Ok thanks for input. yrs the non rs is 19 as std equip. 20 are with rs . i like the wheel its just the tires for a dd not good but dealer would switch. the lites are brighter . fo the headlites and halo have seperate bulbs?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #18
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I don't think the price is steep at all for what your getting. Have you tried pricing out the HIDS after the fact ? How about the tinted tail lights, or the 20" wheels and tires if you have the LT ... The HIDS alone are around $1200 plust you will need a new harness to go with them ... Start adding up all the little things and you would be surprised just how good of a deal it really is.
I haven't priced them out, but like I said before it is definitely a better value than aftermarket. But I wouldn't compare the RS package cost directly to the cost of aftermarket 20 inch rims and HIDs. You aren't getting an extra set of wheels, tires, and headlights. You are getting 1 inch larger wheels and tires, and upgraded headlights.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #19
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Are tailites tinted too? i imagine thevcost diff between 19 and 20 are alot too
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #20
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So a 2lt rs will look like a 2ss on outside except for mai slot?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #21
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RS package in 2010 when I bought my car was HId headlights, body colored roof moulding, rear spoiler, 20" staggered rims and 'demonic' tail lamps. For $1200 I think? Well the SS came with a spoiler, and 20" rims, so all I would get are some fancy a** headlights, 'demonic' taillights and $2 worth of paint. whoopdee friggin do. But I'm a person who doesn't particularly care about lights. They light up, that works for me. So would and did pass on the RS package thank you. However, if I was going to get a V6 it may have been something to look into for the spoiler and decent looking rims and tires. Just my $.02
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #22
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Are tailites tinted too?
They were in 2010 (and maybe '11?). But then the tinted taillights and decklid spoiler became standard equipment, until the 2014s.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #23
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The RS package is worth it trust me. I have a 2011 1LT Non-RS and the upgraded headlights make a difference. Awhile back I had my car in the shop for some work and the dealer gave me a 2LT RS as a loner. The headlights are 10x's better than the crappy lights I have right now, they aren't the greatest. I'm saving up money to change those very here soon. Also I upgraded to the 20in rims (dealer gave me a price I couldn't pass up) If I could go back that is one thing that I regret not getting. Of course at the time of purchase I didn't know as much as I do now about the 5th gen Camaros.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #24
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So a 2lt rs will look like a 2ss on outside except for mai slot?
Basically, yes assuming the 2SS is also an RS. There are some other subtle differences in the front fascia. Of course there are more differences on the 2014...
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #25
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Halo's really do look good. And frankly when I see a car coming at me with black roof molding now, unless it's a black car, it jumps out at me and I don't like it.

There's actually plenty of guys around where I live who have LS non RS and then put 26" rims or whatever on then and a system. I always laugh at them because A: I think they ruined a perfectly good Camaro and that is offensive and B: They bought the cheapest Camaro possible and then dumped enough change into it that could have gotten a 2LT/RS or even a SS/RS, that is just my opinion.


Speaking of all that, shouldn't those with a black car get a discount on the RS package since no special roof molding is required?
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