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Old 09-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #51
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If the summer tires are your biggest issue with the RS package, work with the dealer to swap out the tires for tires you want. Don't let the tires keep you from getting the rest of the RS package.

This is what I did my recent purchase .. I got the dealer to swap out the tires for all season tires of my choice (Continential Extreme Contact DWS). At the front of the negotiation they were going to give me $300 credit on the summer tires and have me pay the $1,000 and change for the tires I wanted plus mount and balance. By the time I was done I didn't pay anything for the new tires or the mount and balance...in fact, they didn't even put the tires on the paperwork for the deal. I'm extremely happy with the new tires and the car handles great with them.

Another option, and one I did for two winters with my 08 CTS (the FE3 suspension comes with summer only tires) was buy a second set of rims and winter tires .. Blizzaks. I didn't like the space the wheels and tires were taking up in my garage so I swapped out the summer only tires for the Continentals and sold the extra rims and Blizzaks .. sold them for more they cost me new
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #52
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The RS package, particularly on an SS is a rip off. My SS has it and although I like the headlights, I would have preferred a non-RS and saved some money since I bought mine outright.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #53
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I'm not sure if it's true anymore (or ever was), but when I bought my 2LT RS, I seem to remember reading that the governed top speed was significantly higher (as a results of the "Z" rated tires being able to handle it). Not a big deal for some, but could be for others.

Anyway, like I said, not 100% sure of that claim and too lazy to search right now, but throwing it out there for the community to confirm/deny.
So, I checked 118mph vs. 155...

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Old 09-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #54
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I wanted the polished wheels which can only be added above and beyond the RS option. The wheels set the car off!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #55
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Ok thanks. yes most deslers wouldnt switch tires but this one claims they will and put the stock pirellis on one of their usef cars. si will see
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #56
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How come no one mentioned the HUD????
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #57
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RS package also included LED tail lamps on the 2014s. Which look great.

And I do like the color HUD a lot.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #58
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I'm not sure if it's true anymore (or ever was), but when I bought my 2LT RS, I seem to remember reading that the governed top speed was significantly higher (as a results of the "Z" rated tires being able to handle it). Not a big deal for some, but could be for others.

Anyway, like I said, not 100% sure of that claim and too lazy to search right now, but throwing it out there for the community to confirm/deny.
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While it's true that the Camaro's top speeds (at least for the SS and V6 models) coincide with the tire ratings, the RS package isn't the key.

ANY Camaro with wheels 19" or larger has at least a 155mph top speed. That means all SSs, all 2LTs, and any 1LT that either has the RS package or the optional 19" wheels.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:46 PM   #59
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How come no one mentioned the HUD????
Because it has nothing to do with the RS package. It's a 2LT, 2SS, or ZL1 trim level feature.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #60
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If the summer tires are your biggest issue with the RS package, work with the dealer to swap out the tires for tires you want. Don't let the tires keep you from getting the rest of the RS package.
Good advice if your only concern is the fact that they're summer tires.

In my case, I was also concerned with the higher cost of 20" replacement tires down the road.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #61
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I really like my non RS car. I think it works with my look. At the last Camaro cruise I had the only car out of 10 that did not have the RS package on it. I was pretty happy with that, lol. Made mine more original...
Is your spoiler just really hard to see in that picture, or did you remove it?

Just curious.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #62
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another thing, 20" tires are much more common (cheaper) than 19's.
Really?

Looking at TireRack, the 20" PZeros on the RS (fronts, 245/40-20) are $198 each. Didn't look up what the 275/40-20 that go on the rears cost, but I'm guessing it's not less.

The 19" PZero Neros that come on my 2LT (245/45-19 at all 4 corners) are $168 each.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #63
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What about the remote start for the automatics?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #64
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What about the remote start for the automatics?
Standard equipment on the 2LT/2SS. Also included in the "Convenience & Connectivity" package for other trims, when that package existed.

In 2013 C&C was discontinued, and it became standard equipment on the 1LT and 1SS as well.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #65
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Standard equipment on the 2LT/2SS. Also included in the "Convenience & Connectivity" package for other trims, when that package existed.
OK! because my 1lt / rs has it so I was just checking. thanx ! Gotta love the remote start too.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #66
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OK! because my 1lt / rs has it so I was just checking. thanx ! Gotta love the remote start too.
Yep. I like it in the winter.

Edited my post while you were writing, to include this (since you have a '13):

In 2013 C&C was discontinued, and it became standard equipment on the 1LT and 1SS as well.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #67
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Yep. I like it in the winter.

Edited my post while you were writing, to include this (since you have a '13):

In 2013 C&C was discontinued, and it became standard equipment on the 1LT and 1SS as well.
Thanx! you have great info. I went to the garage just to check if I still had the remote start . So, I was just about to ask you what was the connectivity and what it exist of. I was hoping that it didn't have anything to do with Instate LOL. Because I had discontinued that service but I'm happy it still work.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #68
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I wouldn't buy a Camaro without the RS package. For me it has to have the 20" wheels. The RS badges are cool too.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #69
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RS comes standard on the ZL1 ...
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #70
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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.
But your roads really suck in the winter time... especially during frost heave times. Who the hell would want to subject their beautiful Camaro to that?

Beautiful state though. I lived in Manchester for a while, many moons ago.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #71
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Our 1LT has RS and we love it...
Our SS does not have RS........and we love it
Get what makes you happy, RS is nice but not a necessity.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #72
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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 09-26-2013, 08:17 AM   #73
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But your roads really suck in the winter time... especially during frost heave times. Who the hell would want to subject their beautiful Camaro to that?

Beautiful state though. I lived in Manchester for a while, many moons ago.
I drive mine in the winter in the awful roads. I don't want to subject it to that, but for me it beats the alternatives. I could pay more to have a "beater" that I don't want to drive just to save my Camaro. Personally I would rather have that extra money and driveway space and not have to drive a penalty box all winter. I bought the Camaro as a car to be driven and enjoyed, not an investment, show car, or shrine.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #74
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Im the same wsy jr. my 98 firebird i got it new and with 173k still looks good and get compliments. it not a show car but for the age and miles looks close to garage queen . the new camaro vert i sm looking at will be daily driver too. alot of money to not drive it. i have mutual funds and stocks for investments. i am 55. so dont care about value 30 yrs from now. lol
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #75
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Not having to buy winter tires is the reason why I'll always live in CenTex instead of anywhere else. We get cold here, and sometimes snow but it won't ever cause us to miss more than 1-2 days of work, IF THAT!


As far as there being a bunch of RS's out there, there might be a bunch and that's because GM knows that 80% of Americans are all about appearances; myself included. So GM knows that if they were to stock up their lots with RS Camaros than lots of Americans in the market for a new car will end up buying it over a non-RS. Think of it this way, if someone sees an RS Camaro and then they see a non-RS Camaro, which one will they buy? The one that doesn't look as appealing as the RS or the RS? Majority of car buyers aren't buying cars to modify them to their liking, they want to buy them already to their liking.
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