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Old 10-19-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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5th gen 1LE or 6th for $36,500

I know this has been discussed at length. But I am really torn. I have been planning to get a 14-15 1LE until I went to the dealer and looked at a new 2019 1LE 6 speed manual, recaros, dual mode exhuast, and PDR for $36,500.

Pros: warranty, newer technology, great reviews, looks are pretty good

Cons: cost more than I want to spend, smaller backseat (children are in the future), consumables are costly (tires are awesome but last less than 10k miles, 10 quart oil changes, etc.)

The 2014-15 is a great car but really for lower miles you are looking at 23-27. Anyone else in the same predicament?

I doubt I will ever go to a track. I have a c5 z06 that I won't be selling and have never even tracked that in the 5 years I have owned it.


I drive 40-50k a year at the moment but it won't see all these miles.


Should I bite the bullet on the new one or stick to the 5th gen? I love the 1LE so really am not considering a regular SS.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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I don't see much point in getting a 1LE if you don't plan to track it.

A SS will have a better ride. A 6th gen SS will handle about as well as a 5th gen 1LE, weighs less and has more power.

Just my .02 I LOVE my 2015 1LE.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:31 PM   #3
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$36,500 is a deal on that 19 1LE. A low mileage 14/15 1LE will cost $25,000 or a little more. I'd do the 19 unless you have a personal preference of 5th gen. I've owned both a 5th gen 1LE and 6th gen. Maintenance items on both will cost about the same on either car.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:03 AM   #4
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I don't see much point in getting a 1LE if you don't plan to track it.

A SS will have a better ride. A 6th gen SS will handle about as well as a 5th gen 1LE, weighs less and has more power.

Just my .02 I LOVE my 2015 1LE.
if no track plans they why 1le??? my SS rides as hard as i would ever want any harder and it would have been a deal breaker.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:59 AM   #5
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I don't see much point in getting a 1LE if you don't plan to track it.

A SS will have a better ride. A 6th gen SS will handle about as well as a 5th gen 1LE, weighs less and has more power.

Just my .02 I LOVE my 2015 1LE.


I don't track my 1LE, but I do love the look of it much better than a regular SS. On the other hand, the ride is stiff, and the 6th Gen SS will smoke me.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:30 PM   #6
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Both the SS and 1LE ride smooth for a higher performance car. I also opted for the 1LE knowing I wouldn't track it because it's unique and an awesome package.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:48 PM   #7
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Shameless plug, but I'm looking to sell my '15 1LE as of today. PM me if you want details. Honestly has been a great DD the last 4 years.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:46 PM   #8
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Grab the new 2019 and don't look back.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:45 PM   #9
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19 fully loaded for 36,500? I’ll sell you my 5th gen 1le and I’ll go buy the 6th that way everyone is happy
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:08 PM   #10
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I love the 1le package, I daily mine and hope to go tracking at some point. I love the stiffer ride.
If I went with a 6th gen it'd be a 1le no doubt about it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:18 AM   #11
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I went from a 5th Gen 1LE (2015), to a 6th Gen 1LE (2019).

There’s a massive difference between the two. Everything from the chassis, to the infotainment center, to the performance.

For the price you’ve been quoted, $36,500 for a 2019 with the options you’ve listed, that’s a fantastic deal. If your budget allows it, get the 2019.
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:43 PM   #12
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Get the new 2019 camaro 1le it’s far superior to the 5th gen 1le and new is new !
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:49 PM   #13
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The 6 gen chassis is far superior to the 5th gen just my two cents !
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:57 PM   #14
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Get the 19.
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