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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?
 

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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.
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.. :angry:

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?

Economy: 2LT/RS with manual gearbox. 304 horses US rated EPA 29mpg highway. Leather interior, iPod/mp3 interface, Pirelli Z rated tires and 20 inch rims. Turbocharging it has shown that the 29mpg rating will still hold under mods, which is nice if you're paying out the rear for fuel.

Raw rip your face off: 2SS/RS with a manual gearbox. 426 horses while still making 24mpg. RS package gives you the 20 inch Midnight silver finish on the rims, Pirelli Zs are stock. Granted you'll need 93 octane or equivalent to get the full range of power but it'll cost you with the EU/Swiss Taxes on fuel.

It just depends on what you're willing to spend.
 

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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 :D 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 :D

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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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 :D 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 :D

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?
According to a table on the wikipedia "octane rating" article, the most common method of octane rating worldwide is the Research Octane Number (RON), by which US premium grade gasoline rates from 97-98. My guess is your premium is comparable to US premium when measured using the same method.
 

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i read the octane article in wikipedia in german ;) and i think i now understand.

european gas-stations show just the (ron). american gas-stations are calculating the following numbers ((ron+eon)/2).

european normal: 95 ron and 85 eon divided by 2 is 90 octane in america
european premium: 98 ron and 88 eon divided by 2 is 93 octane in america

that means that i need premium and it makes even sense as usually all powerfull cars normally needs premium.

now i just hope that the dealer soon finds my car so i get it before the summer ends...
 

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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, :lol:.
I've heard you need one on your person.:eek:
 

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