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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2016, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Maintenance LT vs SS

So I was wondering if maintenance costs differ much between having an LT with the LFX versus the SS with the V8. I know a lot depends on how well you maintain your vehicle, driving conditions depending on where you might live, and driving habits. Just wondering if one is substantially more which should probably be considered when deciding which to purchase. Any thoughts from you all?

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-27-2016, 10:28 PM
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The V8 holds eight quarts of oil vs. 6.
Full synthetic on my V8 costs $75 vs. $40 for a V6 with Dexos.

Tires are more expensive on an LT/RS or an SS than a standard LT and they are summer only.

The Brembo brake pads may cost more than the V6 pads.

And, of course, you will need two more spark plugs when you need a tune-up
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-30-2016, 08:28 AM
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As stated in the above ^ post, IMHO those costs are negligible between the two because you don't go thru oil, tires, spark plugs, or brake pads on a weekly basis. But it's something to think about.

I've had both 5th Gen Camaros, but what you do go thru on a weekly basis is fuel. SS: premium gas.....LT: regular gas. I had a 2013 LFX. I could get 26-27mpg in the '13LFX and 22-24mpg in my '15SS, but it really isn't a big deal for me in the end. Mileage between the 2 totally depends on your right foot and the roads you drive on.

We do our own routine maintenance ourselves, so wasn't a deciding factor when I got back into my '15 SS. So to answer your question are the maintenance cost substantial between the LFX and SS cars? No, not in my opinion.

A cost that might be substantial, is your auto insurance.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-30-2016, 07:13 PM
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big cost of ownership difference when it comes to gas, insurance (if your under 30) and tires, those are the big 3. everything else is minor, the SS has electric steering so you don't have to change that fluid like you will on the v6.

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