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Old 03-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Trade up to a 1LE?

I know I'm probably in the wrong sub-forum....because the answer will probably be yes, but I figured I'd ask anyway. I basically have a 2012 1LE without the sways,gears,tranny cooler, halfshafts and shifter (yes I even have the suede flat bottom steering wheel I just bought).

I have been modding my car and like some of the 1LE stuff then I realized I'm trying to build a 1LE and it's WAAAAAY more expensive after the fact. I would pull off my ARH LTs/K&N and Vmax TB. Also my heritage grill. I will not do white again because its getting played out.

I'm a year and a half into my loan....should I start all over or keep paying down on what I have?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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All of the things you listed are what make the 1LE a 1LE. You didn't mention the rear suspension or wheels or tires, but those make a huge difference as well.

The only person that can answer this for you is you and it is a simple question: can you afford to do it? If yes, go for it.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Trade up, for a $3500 option you simply can't beat it. If you can afford it, I'd say do it. It's worth every penny.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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I plan to do the same. Trade away.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Trade up,but get a white one.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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Now is the time of year that you're going to get top dollar for your car either on trade or sale. If you can make it work without a big loss, do it. It should be easy to figure out financially. Go get bids on your car and what it will cost to buy or trade to a 1LE. Once you know what it will cost to trade or buy a 1LE after selling your car, compare that to what it will cost to upgrade your car. Take the most cost-effective route.

Of course, there may be other benefits to trading up to a '13. I think the Mylink radio is an improvement for example, and you will also have the opportunity to add/remove options that you want or found you didn't need.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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If payments arent an issue, just do 36 months and get it over with and have the exact car you want. To me, a 1LE with full bolt on and cam would be an amazing ride.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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If the numbers come out that makes it affordable, why not? It will be a better base to start with when you want to upgrade performance and suspension-wise. JusticePete says it just needs the ZL1 rear sway and their Street Z bush kit and that thing would be solid for autocross/road tracks. What color are you thinking of going with next?
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:40 AM   #9
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decide tomorrow afternoon
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #10
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I just saw it. I'm decided
Same payment...no $$ down. I get to pull off my LTs and K&N. I also get to pull off my heritage grill and Vmax TB. The used car manager wants it to be certifiable!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:03 AM   #11
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I just saw it. I'm decided
Same payment...no $$ down. I get to pull off my LTs and K&N. I also get to pull off my heritage grill and Vmax TB. The used car manager wants it to be certifiable!
Sweet! what color are you getting?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Sweet! what color are you getting?
Blue Ray Metallic (aka night race blue on the C6s). I am a little white-washed with 2 summit white cars in the garage now. Plus when I put the Black OZ racing wheels on my car 1 year ago the ZL1s were just starting to come out and the 1LEs weren't out yet. Now since you can get black rims on white cars from the factory...it's a little played out. White is nice and doesn't show that much dirt....but sine the Camaro isn't my daily driver I'm going with a darker color that shows more metallic and pop in the sunlight. I'd really love it to be kinetic blue....but oh well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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Oh and I just sold a Blue Ray 1LE to a VERY GOOD customer who came out of an Imperial Blue 2012. He couldn't be happier! He's pushing me to get one too!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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You'll love it man, the tires/wheels are worth the price of the package alone, and DAT GEAR! Car feels 500lbs lighter than it really is. I wasn't a fan of the 5th Gen Camaro at all... Then I came across the 1LE and my mind was changed, even more so after I drove it off the lot.
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