Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
B&M
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Specific Models / Packages > Camaro 1LE Forum

Camaro 1LE Forum Camaro 1LE Package releated discussions

View Poll Results: The wife says get a Vette, what should I do?
Keep the 1LE, it is awesome and makes the most sense. 45 18.07%
Live the dream, get the Stingray before time runs out. 162 65.06%
Sell the the house and all the cars and live in a trailer in Key West. 42 16.87%
Voters: 249. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2014, 07:15 PM   #26
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by shawn18 View Post
Never seen a hearse pulling a Uhaul...Get it if you can

Edit: After looking at the poll.....Definitely Key West..Not even close.
Yea, I spent some time as a kid on a little island in the Pacific. I do miss that life. And with my job I can live anywhere. How did I wind up in South Jersey?
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #27
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by sengli View Post
I just recently came from a C6 Z06 with all the bells and whistles. It was a perfect car in every way. Thing is, I just get bored with anything over time. So if you want to try a vette, I doubt you would ever be sorry. The C7's are just so cool!

The only drawback for me was, when you step up to a vette is the cost. They are wonderful cars but they arent cheap. Honestly I think I get hassled by the law alot more readily in the camaro, than I did in the vette.
A used Z06 is a smarter option. They are awesome.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #28
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanR3KC View Post
IT'S A TRAP!!!
It could be, but it is a genuine offer I think. She is really cool about this stuff. I think she means it. We both know how to spend money.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:23 PM   #29
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by tones2SS View Post
If you can afford the C7, I say go for it, even if your 1LE is only 6 months old. Only if you can afford it.
Good luck and post pics if you get one!
I am not made of money, but I can afford it. I am just feeling like I would be throwing money down the drain, probably $6-7k. Although my GM card just got topped off at $3K! But I am have a ton of fun racing my 1LE.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #30
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramairetransam View Post
dont get the vette , youll just be another old fart with a vette who never drives it or floors it . Stick with the camaro and mod it some .
My 1LE has a bunch of mods and I love drag racing with it. So this old fart would do the same with the Stingray.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:28 PM   #31
beany323

 
beany323's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro 2SS /RS/1LE
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southern Cali.
Posts: 1,252
its a trap. its like whats wrong honey? "nothing". you know better.. gl with choice. .02 do what makes you happy. you cant take it with you.
__________________
"The fact the GT500 can barely beat a $37k car with 200 less horsepower speaks volumes. There are about a million mods you can do to a LS3 to make a Camaro do the 1/4 faster then a GT500." (Vroom.)

Updated w/ Willow Springs:
1. Nissan GTR Track Pack 1:19.6 2. Ducati 1198 S 1:19.7 3. Nissan GTR 1:20.3 4. Corvette Z06 1:20.4
5. Audi R8 V10 Plus 1:22.0 6. Ferrari 458 Italia 1:22.3
7. CAMARO SS 1LE 1:22.7
8. Shelby GT 500 1:23.5
9. Mustang Gt Track Pack 1:25.8
beany323 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #32
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rod Knock View Post
I'd drive the new 1LE for a couple of years then pick up a two year old 2104 Stingray with low miles after someone has else has taken the big depreciation hit.
I am thinking about that. It's a much smarter idea than buying one now. I would have to pay close to list or list for a Z51.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.

Last edited by Fraxum; 01-25-2014 at 08:20 PM.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:48 PM   #33
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS View Post
I would keep the 1LE. An IOM 2013 is pretty rare. I love the Stingrays but that's a lot of money for a car. You know your situation and what you can afford. If possible, like others have said, take a test drive. See if the car feels like it's worth $30K or so more than the 1LE. I know with my 1LE as much as I paid for it I can be too careful about where I take it for fear of something bad happening to it. If you got the Stingray you might treat it like that too, so you might have more fun in your 1LE. Just some thoughts.
Yea, I like the IOM, especially on the 1LE with the black accents. It gets a ton of attention in the staging lanes, especially from the ladies.

My Vette would list out below $60K. I got my my 1LE at invoice for $41K. My GM cards is topped off at $3K. So that's $16K + I would lose about $7K in the trade. So say $23K difference. But the Vette will always be worth more than the 1LE. Still it is a lot of $$ as you say.

But I would race the Stnigray, it would not be a garage queen. I would be missing too much fun to baby it.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #34
Bad@ssCamaro
Ist State Chevy Supporter
 
Bad@ssCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 1SS/1LE...in 2014
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western MA
Posts: 4,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraxum View Post
I really want the Vette, but I feel like it would be a stupid move.
Trust your instincts
__________________
Former Camaros: (gone but not forgotten)
1976 LT Black/Black 305 V8 (Bone Stock)
1976 LT Black/White 305 V8 (Bone Stock) except for Cragar chrome rims (yep - #2)
1985 Z-28 Black/Black 305 L69 M5(Bone Stock) I know: slow

Next Camaro:
CRT 1SS/RS/1LE

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
CAFE STANDARDS! Get used to them or vote our electeds in Washington out of office...........
Bad@ssCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:00 PM   #35
LikaRokBowTie

 
Drives: 2014SilveradoCCZ71
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on your 6
Posts: 860
I can see you already have a good idea of what would happen $ wise if you were to trade or sell the Camaro.I obviously don't know your personal financial abilities,or if you owe on your Camaro or not,but you have plenty of time considering the Vette just came out.I was thinking about letting mine go for different reasons,it is a third car and is hardly driven and I have a truck I no longer want,which would have me driving the camaro everyday,which is not a bad thing,but not what I bought it for,but trading or selling is probably not a good move for me.I vote keep the Camaro.
LikaRokBowTie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:01 PM   #36
Bad@ssCamaro
Ist State Chevy Supporter
 
Bad@ssCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 1SS/1LE...in 2014
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western MA
Posts: 4,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraxum View Post
Yea, I like the IOM, especially on the 1LE with the black accents. It gets a ton of attention in the staging lanes, especially from the ladies.

My Vette would list out below $60K. I got my my 1LE at invoice for $41K. My GM cards is topped off at $3K. So that's $16K + I would lose about $7K in the trade. So say $23K difference. But the Vette will always be worth more than the 1LE. Still it is a lot of $$ as you say.

But I would race the Stnigray, it would not be a garage queen. I would be missing too much fun to baby it.
What about the wife having a monetary input into this purchase? Could this affect some of your decisions?
__________________
Former Camaros: (gone but not forgotten)
1976 LT Black/Black 305 V8 (Bone Stock)
1976 LT Black/White 305 V8 (Bone Stock) except for Cragar chrome rims (yep - #2)
1985 Z-28 Black/Black 305 L69 M5(Bone Stock) I know: slow

Next Camaro:
CRT 1SS/RS/1LE

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
CAFE STANDARDS! Get used to them or vote our electeds in Washington out of office...........
Bad@ssCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #37
376LS3
Eh, that'll happen
 
376LS3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 1,558
I was at Barrett Jackson this weekend and they had the Bondurant C7s out there, where you get to ride in one with a professional driver, and they whip you around a fairly small course. It was fun, but I didnt see the Vette do anything a Camaro couldnt. Im sure it handled better because of its lower weight, but you have a 1LE that is designed to handle. Granted, it wasnt me that was driving it, but from what I took out of the ride, Ill happily keep my car, until a ZL1 shows up that I can afford!
__________________
2010 Camaro SS LS3 - Torn down after cam/oil pump failure. Rebuild in process!
376LS3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:21 PM   #38
SVThis
 
SVThis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE 1SS Victory Red 1 of 76
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 298
Run Forest run.......... to your closest Chevy dealer and do it before she changes her mind.
__________________
2013 1SS 1LE Victory Red. 187 FS
SVThis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #39
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad@ssCamaro View Post
What about the wife having a monetary input into this purchase? Could this affect some of your decisions?
Well she did amend that original offer. She would give $6k as a birthday gift or that amount on payments. But it's just one big slush fund, so I'd be wasting "our" money either way.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:40 PM   #40
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
There are very few Z51s around, and all those I think are 2LTs at list or with ADM. So I would have to order. I might get the GM suppliers discount, but I am sure my card top would expire by then. So I am looking at a $58-59K and tax on about $28K.

I am really afraid to drive one as it might be love. And that would not be for at least a week with the snow on the ground. And realistically I might only get $32K for my 1LE for a $9K loss.

The upside is I would keep my 1LE. So what if I took the $6k and got a tune, cam, ported manifold, and ported heads? 11s would be easy.

One other Stingray $$ knock. My daughter is getting married next year. So while college expenses are almost over parenting never ends. Still they are so worth it.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:42 PM   #41
ratfinkharley
 
ratfinkharley's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 2LT/RS, 00 S10 & 73 Vette
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: garage
Posts: 266
I hope you picked up the check.
ratfinkharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #42
kevinw

 
Drives: 2013 Black 2 LT vert
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kansas city
Posts: 1,305
OMG OP, does your wife have a sister who is unmarried? lol go for the vette dude!
kevinw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:00 PM   #43
CrystalRedTintcoat

 
CrystalRedTintcoat's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS 1LE NPP GBE
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bay Area, online, & in my 1LE
Posts: 1,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraxum View Post
So my 60th is quickly approaching. This morning over breakfast at Angelos Diner she says. "You have always wanted a Corvette, so for your birthday go get yourself one and I will make up the difference in the payment."

Wow. The payment was never a problem for me I just didn't think spending almost (60%) as much as a small house here in South Jersey would be a prudent move for a toy.

I already had my dream Vette picked out:

A Torch Red C7 with:
  • M7
  • Z51
  • Black Wheels
  • NPP
  • MR
  • Nav
  • Red Seats

I do love (in the car sense) my 1LE. And trading/selling a 6 month old car would really be a stupid move.

What to do? What would you do?

C7. The Camaro looks old compared to it.
CrystalRedTintcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #44
JimE

 
JimE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/RS/1LE
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 2,236
It's all a matter of what you want and the numbers. Unless the Camaro is worth more than you owe, I would wait.
__________________
Perm-a-grin in place.....
JimE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:15 PM   #45
solo40oz
 
solo40oz's Avatar
 
Drives: My wife crazy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraxum View Post
I am not made of money, but I can afford it. I am just feeling like I would be throwing money down the drain, probably $6-7k. Although my GM card just got topped off at $3K! But I am have a ton of fun racing my 1LE.
Is that $3k that you accrued?....or is it the $3k top off incentive being offered right now? (The incentive top off won't work on the vette)
solo40oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #46
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinw View Post
OMG OP, does your wife have a sister who is unmarried? lol go for the vette dude!
Haha. I was waiting for that one. Yup 2 unmarried sisters out of the six. But I carefully chose the pick of the litter.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:24 PM   #47
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimE View Post
It's all a matter of what you want and the numbers. Unless the Camaro is worth more than you owe, I would wait.
Yup, plenty of equity. But I think you are right, it would be smart to wait until the Vette fever wears off and the Z51 discounts start flowing. The new Z06 will help that.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:26 PM   #48
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by solo40oz View Post
Is that $3k that you accrued?....or is it the $3k top off incentive being offered right now? (The incentive top off won't work on the vette)
Yes, the card top off. Darn. I did not know that. But as I look around there are no LZT1 Z51s anyway. So I will have to wait or order.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:40 PM   #49
ruquik
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: roanoke,va
Posts: 106
How tall are you first off I went and sat in a new c7 today and it's cramped my knees was in the dash with the seat all the way down and back I could not move in the car. I had barely enough room in my c6 reason I just sold it.
ruquik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:43 PM   #50
Fraxum


 
Fraxum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 TT IOM 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South NJ
Posts: 2,731
Send a message via AIM to Fraxum
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruquik View Post
How tall are you first off I went and sat in a new c7 today and it's cramped my knees was in the dash with the seat all the way down and back I could not move in the car. I had barely enough room in my c6 reason I just sold it.
I am six foot with a long torso and short legs. I am at least going to drive one once the weather breaks. I will want to try the sport seats, but I hear good things about the base seats.
__________________

The 1LE Inferno build thread
More Seat Time. Thinking the 1LE is a keeper.
Fraxum is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.