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Old 03-11-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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Guys.. I currently have an 05 GTO. Yellow with black stripes. 67K on it. I'm thinking about selling it and getting either a 2013-2016 Camaro SS convert or 1LE if I can find one.

Which cars had the L99? Which have the LS3? I think the steering wheel on the 2010-2011 Looks horrible. Is there a best year? I'm not fond of the tail lights on the 2014 and newer, but I could live with it.

I read that you can change the color of the interior lights is that true? I want a heads up display.. Thoughts?
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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L99 is automatic and ls3 is manual. If you want the pre refresh tail lights 10 to 13 and 13 was the start of mylink

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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The hud is a 2ss thing. I have a 2012 2ss/rs l99 and I absolutely love it. I'm planning on changing out the stereo head unit for a touchscreen and I like the back up camera in the rearview mirror so I'm ok without mylink

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:34 PM   #4
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Is the stereo tied into anything on the car? I don't plan on replacing it, but if I did, I'd be worried I'd lose something if I pulled it out.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:44 PM   #5
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I think the my link is tied into all kinds of stuff but I'm not sure. They might also not have a CD player. The only reason I want to change out my stereo is for Bluetooth. As far as the pre mylink, I don't think anything is tied into it because onstar and the backup cam are in the mirror.

Also concerning the interior lighting, this forum has a DIY on how to do it

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:47 PM   #6
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I also prefer leather interior

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #7
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I gotta have leather. Your stock stereo didn't have bluetooth?
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:59 PM   #8
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It has phone Bluetooth so you can make hands-free calls but I have to use a cord in the auxiliary port for music from my phone

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:00 PM   #9
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2013 is generally considered the sweet spot. It has the updated interior and electronics of the 14-15 but the body style of 10-13. It is your preference though. The stock unit does have bluetooth for phone calls but to stream music I have found I have to use a AUX cord. You can add leather for well under $1000 if you do it yourself, just something to keep in mind so you don't narrow your search down too much.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:00 PM   #10
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The mylink has fully functional Bluetooth fwiw

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:32 PM   #11
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Guys.. I currently have an 05 GTO. Yellow with black stripes. 67K on it. I'm thinking about selling it and getting either a 2013-2016 Camaro SS convert or 1LE if I can find one.

Which cars had the L99? Which have the LS3? I think the steering wheel on the 2010-2011 Looks horrible. Is there a best year? I'm not fond of the tail lights on the 2014 and newer, but I could live with it.

I read that you can change the color of the interior lights is that true? I want a heads up display.. Thoughts?
Take a look at the 2013's; some, to include myself, think it is the 'sweet spot' of the Gen5's. Many improvements & tweaks over the 2010S & 11's and, as you, some of us don't care for the 2014 refresh look.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:41 PM   #12
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If you get a convertible make sure it is a 2013-15. Too many problems with the 2011-12’s. I’m biased to the look of the 2013 also.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:42 PM   #13
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I really want to be able to stream spotify from my phone thru the stereo. The 2013's can't do it? I also not sure if I want a convertible or not. I'd love a 1LE..
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:45 PM   #14
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Panther , your car looks incredible! Are those black chrome wheels?
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