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Old 09-26-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question What would you rather have ... 2LT/RS or 1SS?

Okay, here is a questions I ask and only because I want to make sure I made the best choice.

Would you rather have a fully loaded 2LT/RS with all the bells and whistles or a base 1SS with none of the extras?

SO the only thing that I can think of is the V8, but is that worth the extra $$ and then lose out on all the nice cool looks of the RS package and mp3/remote start and all that jazz ...


My budget could have 1 or the other, so I made my choice to be a fully loaded 2LT/RS .... did I make the right choice?
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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i would want the v8 for a month but when the edge of flooring it everywhere goes away i would want the car with the options so it doesnt feel like a tin can and it still has 304 hp
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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1SS!! No doubt my wife and i have a 1LT and a 2SS and i like the cloth seats better but didnt know that when i ordered mine and they dont offer the orange in cloth.IMO
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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I got the 2LT RS because over the long term and daily commuting I felt that was the better car for me. With that said, if I wasn't saving for a house and other things, I would have gone 2SS.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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i'm going to get a 1SS, but that's because the camaro is only gonna be my go-fast car. it needs the v8, bigger brakes, better suspension, etc & i only want cloth seats and basic options - heck, i was hoping for manual seats, locks, & windows.

if the bells & whistles are important to you, go with the LT/RS. it's still got plenty of performance with a bit of room for upgrades later
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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Depends what you want the car for.

If you like racing (going to the track) or modifying your cars, then the SS is the car for you. I personally wouldn't even consider a V6 Camaro, but that's because it doesn't suit my needs or desires.

But if you just want a Camaro and you don't really care about racing or modifying your car, then the V6 will suit your needs.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:29 PM   #7
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I think the majority of the time you'd be happy with the 2LT; Less initial cost, better gas mileage, regular gas, cheaper insurance, back tires last longer , and still has the power of many of the hot luxury imports (TL, Z, G coupe, etc.).

Plus, it's just a lot nicer than a 1SS (or 1LT).
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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no doubT, the 2LT/RS, that is what I got, believe you me, 304 hp is enough, that is unless you are into racing your car. of course, 304 hp is nothing to laugh at either, it moves along bretty damn good. Even my BIG STS Caddy has the same engine, I have had it a year and a half before I got my Camaro, and I KNEW the V6 was enough, case for a big car, it RUNS!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:32 PM   #10
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1SS. V8 power and performance sounds alot more fun than playing with a remote starter.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #11
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #12
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Honestly its really not hard to figure out. I dont know the type of person you are but if performance is your thing and its a weekend toy and the first things you start asking is what the first performance mods to get 1SS is the way to go. I test drove both the V6 and the V8 the 2LT RS is the sweet spot for this car if you are not going to be racing and just want a fun and cool looking car. My fav things on this car is the besides the fact it looks amazing is the sound system, leather interior, my sunroof and the fact its a 6 speed. The first things im getting are floor mats and some tint im doing nothing to the motor its enough for me so the 2LT RS was the correct choice for me. I would be really upset now if i had to give those up for a faster motor and none of these options but thats just me. The V6 on this car is a great motor for a daily its fun as hell. I drive this car every day so i did not want to deal with premium fuel and higher insurance for a daily driver. If someone said they would make me a even trade for there 1SS i would say no thanks ill pass without even thinking about it. The only thing i miss is the sound of a V8 but its not a deal breaker by any means. My advice test drive both before u make up your mind. Just be true to yourself you know what makes u tick not us. Dont say u cant get a test drive i live in Canada where its 1000x harder to get them but i got 3 of them ;o) Good luck
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #13
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1 SS definatley. You WILL wish you did later. The thing about this car is that the 'base' model is a helluva lot better that most. The car still looks mean as hell without the Halos. You get the spoiler anyway with the SS and who cares about roof ditch molding.

You asked, I answered. You will wish you got the SS.
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As a DD I opted for the 2LT/RS ..... I won't be parking it for the winter, I won't be driving it only on weekends ..... I prefer the comfort options the 2LT/RS has over the 1SS... I've had a 1st gen and 2nd, now style and comfort are more important to me than speed ....
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #15
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I debated long and hard about 1SS or 2LT/RS with sunroof. In the end I got my 2LT/RS. Now the one thing that ended up being the deciding factor is that I still have my 2000 Z28 with a fair amount of work done to it. So I've got a track car and a daily driver.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #16
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As a DD I opted for the 2LT/RS ..... I won't be parking it for the winter, I won't be driving it only on weekends ..... I prefer the comfort options the 2LT/RS has over the 1SS... I've had a 1st gen and 2nd, now style and comfort are more important to me than speed ....
Bring up a good point. If you've been driving a fast car for a long time, you may not mind. But if you never have, you're gonna hate not having the speed to go along with your 'appearance'
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:09 PM   #17
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Okay, here is a questions I ask and only because I want to make sure I made the best choice.

Would you rather have a fully loaded 2LT/RS with all the bells and whistles or a base 1SS with none of the extras?

SO the only thing that I can think of is the V8, but is that worth the extra $$ and then lose out on all the nice cool looks of the RS package and mp3/remote start and all that jazz ...


My budget could have 1 or the other, so I made my choice to be a fully loaded 2LT/RS .... did I make the right choice?
1SS with out a doubt, please realize not all the people buying the 1SS vs 2SS are doing it for economic reasons, I got the 1SS because the 2SS has options I do not want...
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:10 PM   #18
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I had this same decision too (2LT/RS or 1SS). I got the 2LT because it is my daily driver and the options were important to me. Some of the stuff is cool but I could live without (heated seats etc), but the USB port is my favorite thing about the car (besides the looks and power of course) and I love the HID lights. The V6 is more than enough power to slam me back in my seat on those unfortunately rare occasions where traffic permits (I have a 10 mile commute each way but in pretty heavy traffic most of the time).

Those who say you will definitely regret not getting the V8 mean they would have regretted not getting the V8. To each his (or her) own. I for one do not (although to be fair if money was no object and I had a 2nd car for my daily driver and a garage to keep my Camaro in during the winter, I would have opted for the 2SS/RS). But I am extremely happy with my decision and have no regrets.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:13 PM   #19
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Depends, are you buying for performance or looks?
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:18 PM   #20
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1SS, just for the sound!
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #21
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I'm getting a 1SS...I wouldn't even consider the camaro in its V6 form...I would get a mustang GT loaded if you want bells and whistles...the GT Mustang has way better interior features than the camaro...ie ISync..

But...of course, the Camaro in its v8 glory is just to powerful to pass up...A 2SS with all the bells and whistles starts getting close to Corvette price...I could have a new 09 vette for 38k...I wouldnt want to pay more for a camaro than a corvette...

So...imo the sweet spot is the 1SS...if you have to have leather just go ahead and upgrade your interior later. A 1SS is also a smidgen lighter than the 2SS...

But...this is of course coming from the viewpoint of someone looking for a toy and not a DD...If the camaro was my DD i'd prolly have to have some more features in there...but its not so...

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1SS>Mustang GT>V6 Camaro....
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #22
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2LT is a great choice. I would have gone with the 1SS but car ins. was to much.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #23
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1SS for sure...but I love my 2LT
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:33 PM   #24
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2LT is a great choice. I would have gone with the 1SS but car ins. was to much.
How much were they going to charge you for the 1SS as opposed to the LT?
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:33 PM   #25
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This will be my everyday car and I am buying for the looks, and will not be racing, but might modify in the future, such as airflow and tweaking here and there. The only thing that I did not order with my 2LT/RS was the sunroof ... saved a couple of bucks and really don't need it.

The RS package was a must and can't wait to get it. My code as of last Wed was at 3400, I guess that means they are in the middle of making it.

I do feel real good about my choice and thanks or all your input. For a everyday drive car, the 2LT/RS should be great! Yellow with the black stripes.
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