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Old 06-01-2019, 04:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation Would you do it ?

I am curious what would some of you do?

Gonna probably trade in my mint 2015 Z/28 (w/AC Radio) for a brand new 2019 ZL1 1LE (A10 / Automatic).

If you could swing it financially, would you?
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:54 PM   #2
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Depends, what’s your main motivation for maybe wanting to do it? Quicker car mor HP? Needed a change? Wanted something less analog? I have only had my Z since August, but for me the unique 427 dry sump pony car built for the track is amazing.


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Old 06-01-2019, 04:55 PM   #3
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5th Gen Z/28, only 1801 produced, last big displacement 427 NA engine + everything else your 2015 has.

Nope
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:58 PM   #5
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Depends, what’s your main motivation for maybe wanting to do it?
1. I want a softer ride, and the new 2019 ZL1 1LE has a new 'Tour" setting and the ride is noticeably less jarring in the ZLE over my Z/28.

1. The Automatic is less work than a stick.

Bottom Line: I want a less harsher ride and Automatic.


Fyi: I love the 427 N/A engine and my Z/28 in general but I will never track it ... Weekend cruising and car shows mainly.
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:59 PM   #6
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:03 PM   #7
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The simplest explanation - I like the Z/28 because it’s so beautifully old-school, which is what I wanted. Naturally aspirated, manual transmission, one suspension setting... there are so few cars like that available anymore, that the same things that make it slower than a ZL1 are exactly what I like.

So... no, not for me. But a ZL1 1LE would be a natural next step if I wanted to move on at some point from the Z, for whatever reason... so like they say, never say never.
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In that case YES.

Make sure you test drive the 2019 to ensure the tour right is what you expect


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Old 06-01-2019, 05:04 PM   #9
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:04 PM   #10
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5th Gen Z/28, only 1801 produced.
1801 Total produced or each year produced ?
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:08 PM   #11
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:09 PM   #12
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The ZL1 1LE does not have a "tour" setting - it may have a "tour" button like our Z but both Z and the ZLE have a fixed suspension, with no "cockpit" ride adjustment. In addition the ZLE has solid bushings (no rubber) so the ride in general is probably not as good as the Z on the street - meaning "firm" not harsh due to the quality of the shocks.

So based on that I would say no I would not do it as you will get a faster car, that handles as well, that rides worse, with a great auto transmission.

The standard ZL1 does have magna ride with adjustable suspension settings from tour to sport - giving varied ride characteristics and a much better street ride than the Z or the ZLE!

So if you are thinking of a ZL1 with A10 - that seems to fit with your objectives perfectly. The ZLE will not accomplish your objectives, except the auto transmission.

Good luck find what you want, lot of great options!
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:12 PM   #13
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1801 Total produced or each year produced ?

Total 2 year production 2014 & 2015
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1801 Total produced or each year produced ?
1801 total produced - 54 confirmed write offs - so only 1,747 remain and as many as 10 more in question.
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