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post #1 of 14 Old 02-17-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Export Version or not?

Last week i talked to the us-import-dealer. i gave him all the details like color, rs-package and so on. he asked me if i would like the us version or the export version and than i was totally confused as i never heared of an export version. the difference is a 6cd-changer, parking-sensors, 300 km/h speedo, boardcomputer in german and no shark fin on the roof. ha also told me the this cars are produced in mexico.

have you guys ever heard of that version? do you have any pics? wich version would you recommend?
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Last week i talked to the us-import-dealer. i gave him all the details like color, rs-package and so on. he asked me if i would like the us version or the export version and than i was totally confused as i never heared of an export version. the difference is a 6cd-changer, parking-sensors, 300 km/h speedo, boardcomputer in german and no shark fin on the roof. ha also told me the this cars are produced in mexico.

have you guys ever heard of that version? do you have any pics? wich version would you recommend?
I'm not surprised they would make an export version, but that's the first I've heard of any camaro's being built in MEXICO. I'm not sure that's accurate. If it is, I would say get the US version...built at Oshawa.

The CD-changer and no shark fin are definitely different options (besides the obvious speedo and german).

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Produced in Mexico? Dude is on crack.
Also, most camaros (I don't think LS does) have rear parking-sensors now.



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There won't be any made in Mexico.

Oshawa is where they're built.

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Produced in Mexico? Dude is on crack.
Also, most camaros (I don't think LS does) have rear parking-sensors now.
Agreed.

There is no 'export only' version of the car. The only changes probably made would be taking a Canadian spec car, adding emissions equipment to meet EU standards, removing OnStar equipment, and that's about it. There's also an RHD version in the works for the Isles and Australia but that's about the extent of what export mods will probably be done to the current car.

As for rear parking sensors, the up trim (2) LT and SS cars do. AFAIK the 1SS, 1LT, and LS still lack them.

Though I think they may now be added as part of the RS package.. which for an appearance package is totally stupid when you're putting a line of zits on the ass of that car..

So to sum it up:

You're being conned. The "Eurospec" version is simply a hacked up version done by the agent to prey on uninformed buyers. It's a good thing you're doing your homework. Also check the fees they're asking on top of import taxes..

But back on topic: Are you looking for Economy, or raw rip your face off Americana?

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Personally I wouldn't mind rear parking sensors..considering how small the camaro's rear window is.
Heck..I would love them on my G5, .



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Last week i talked to the us-import-dealer. i gave him all the details like color, rs-package and so on. he asked me if i would like the us version or the export version and than i was totally confused as i never heared of an export version. the difference is a 6cd-changer, parking-sensors, 300 km/h speedo, boardcomputer in german and no shark fin on the roof. ha also told me the this cars are produced in mexico.

have you guys ever heard of that version? do you have any pics? wich version would you recommend?
WHAT?!

I want that option
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thank you guys for your help.

my only doubt was that production plant in mexico... but as i now know that it is built in oshawa i will go for it. i don't care for the the cd-changer and german language stuff but i like the sensors and the removed shark fin.

of course i will order the ss/rs just because of the v8 power but i think i'll go with the automatic. i know, most of you think the a sport car requires an manual and normally i think the same way, but i don't want to go to race tracks or drag strips (we don't have drag strips at all). i want her to cruise over the alps or through the black forrest and, and, and... i just want to get in this awesome car and enjoy the ride

that thing with the fuel would be my next question. our normal gas has 95 octane and the premium 98. i read that it makes no sense to take more octane than the engine is programed to but somehow i tend to take the premium. somehow i think it is better for the engine and maybe there is a little more power? is this true or am i completely wrong?
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The higher octane will not increase performance. Lower octane (than what is required) will, however, decrease the performance. If your octane ratings are the same as the ones we have here in the US, then you'll be fine running your "lower" rating.

And some of us are jealous that you can remove the fin.

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The higher octane will not increase performance. Lower octane (than what is required) will, however, decrease the performance. If your octane ratings are the same as the ones we have here in the US, then you'll be fine running your "lower" rating.

And some of us are jealous that you can remove the fin.
European octane ratings are different than US ratings.



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