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Hey guys and girls, I need opinions on possibly purchasing a new 2013 camero. I was looking into the 2ls because of the fuel economy being slightly higher but that would mean sacrificing the touch screen radio and other amenities the 1lt offers. Would there be an insurance difference between the two and how much am I looking at for insurance? I'm a 23 year old male with a clean driving record and good credit. I live in henderson, nv. I'm also driving a Nissan versa currently that I bought brand new in 2008 and never had an issue with. My next question of course is how reliable are the new cameros. Also should I be concerned with the lower fuel economy on the lt even tho it's only like 1 or 2 mpgs less versus the 2ls. Thank you for your opinions and thoughts.
 

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I myself would not choose a car for only 1 or 2 mpg's extra, in most cases you probably won't notice the difference. Especially when there is a larger differences between the two trim levels you are comparing. I would definitely buy the 1LT over the 2LS.
 

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If you are wanting mileage go with the 2LS. I regularly got over 35 mpgs out of mine.

I loved mine!!!

The normal person on the street can't tell the difference anyway and you can always upgrade in 4 years when your insurance gives you an age break.

Plus the 2LS got the flex fuel tax break here in Iowa eventhough it isn't a flex fuel vehicle.

I don't have it anymore, my LT/RS, or my 2SS/RS, but you can see them in my garage... http://www.moderncamaro.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vehicle_id=1366
 

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35 mpg is pretty awesome, especially since its rated at 19/30 by the estimates. Since the 2ls model performs better than estimated, does the non-fuel efficient lt model also do better than expected too? My car currently gets 30 mpg anyways so anything slightly lower than that wouldn't be noticeable at all. I also really like the chevy infotainment unit, I rented a Malibu for 5 days and really enjoyed how easy it was to use. This being said unless the 2014's still include the same radio as last year on the 2ls model ill probably go with an lt.
 

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35 mpg is pretty awesome, especially since its rated at 19/30 by the estimates. Since the 2ls model performs better than estimated, does the non-fuel efficient lt model also do better than expected too? My car currently gets 30 mpg anyways so anything slightly lower than that wouldn't be noticeable at all. I also really like the chevy infotainment unit, I rented a Malibu for 5 days and really enjoyed how easy it was to use. This being said unless the 2014's still include the same radio as last year on the 2ls model ill probably go with an lt.
Get the car with the options you want and can afford and forget about gas mileage. You're gonna have to buy gas anyway, so why care about it?
 

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Get the car with the options you want and can afford and forget about gas mileage. You're gonna have to buy gas anyway, so why care about it?
but that premium gas does sure get expensive lol ... I'm sure this is by no means the worst but this week I have spent close to $400 on gas ... ugh ... granted some of it was just timing on cars I do not drive a lot plus the daily drivers ... but I put $62 in the Camaro fill up and $74 on a Dodge Ram almost fill-up.

That said I concur on buy the most car you can (and that does not have to mean V8 versus V6) ... you are going to be in the car for some miles ... enjoy the drive and don't worry about the gas mileage
 

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The 1LT and the 2LS get virtually the same gas mileage. Insurance will also be nearly identical. They both are V6s and use the same gas. (same engine too) The 1LT has a little more equipment including blue tooth phone which is a must have. (hands free phone) Better wheels too. Gas and insurance are the same for either car. Pick the one you want.
 

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The 1LT and the 2LS get virtually the same gas mileage. Insurance will also be nearly identical. They both are V6s and use the same gas. (same engine too) The 1LT has a little more equipment including blue tooth phone which is a must have. (hands free phone) Better wheels too. Gas and insurance are the same for either car. Pick the one you want.
I think I'm sold on the lt, having more options would definitely be nice since this is my first nice car. The 2ls has a different gear ratio I believe which explains the slightly better fuel economy but the lack of features is disappointing. So I noticed you have the 2lt, how useful is the HUD? :)
 

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I have a 2SS/RS and I use the HUD so much that if I drive another vehicle I look up. Also, when using the back up camera I find myself looking for that in other vehicles too. I have limo tint on the rear 3 windows so the cam comes in handy. I would get it loaded my friend I originally went in for a 1SS and am so glad I went with a 2SS. This of course is if you can afford it. No car is worth going into debt over. Take your time and choose wisely.
 

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I have a 2SS/RS and I use the HUD so much that if I drive another vehicle I look up. Also, when using the back up camera I find myself looking for that in other vehicles too. I have limo tint on the rear 3 windows so the cam comes in handy. I would get it loaded my friend I originally went in for a 1SS and am so glad I went with a 2SS. This of course is if you can afford it. No car is worth going into debt over. Take your time and choose wisely.
I agree ... the HUD and backup camera are both awesome features ... also glad I decided on 2SS vice 1SS
 

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I had a 2010 1LT the first time and now have a 2013 2LT. The HUD and back-up camera are awesome. I don't ever have to look down to see how fast I am going. And backing up...is a whole lot easier now. I could live without the leather seats but they are heated in the colder winter months. The gage package in nice and impressive at night.
 

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expect 24-29 mpg, your not going to get anywhere near 35, any Camaro would be a huge upgrade from a versa, you'll never go back to a 4 banger again after owning a v6, the extras are your choice, to me they aren't worth the extra money, the car has plenty of standard features. I bought the 1ls because I spent money on mods, amped the stereo and replaced the speakers, tinted windows, CAI & catch can, strut brace, I think you get better bang for your buck in aftermarket.

you can upgrade the tires and have the 118 speed limiter turned off later.
 

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expect 24-29 mpg, your not going to get anywhere near 35, any Camaro would be a huge upgrade from a versa, you'll never go back to a 4 banger again after owning a v6, the extras are your choice, to me they aren't worth the extra money, the car has plenty of standard features. I bought the 1ls because I spent money on mods, amped the stereo and replaced the speakers, tinted windows, CAI & catch can, strut brace, I think you get better bang for your buck in aftermarket.

you can upgrade the tires and have the 118 speed limiter turned off later.
But if you wanted performance, you should have just gotten the V8 model... And the Boston Acoustic sound system is a **** good one for a factory setup. Obviously there is room for improvement but that's all personal opinion. I like mine just the way it is.
 

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I had an amazing system in my last Camaro. But to tell the truth, the BA in the new car isn't bad at all. Maybe I'm getting old. lol
 

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I had an amazing system in my last Camaro. But to tell the truth, the BA in the new car isn't bad at all. Maybe I'm getting old. lol
It's probably got more to do with being tired of paying $2k for a sound system that only sounds a little bit better than the stock stuff you just pulled out.
 

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Once i turn 80 i am gonna install a backup camera for my sports car
Or after you back over something and either f#ck up your car or something important, let alone a little kid. :eek: Visibility in backing up a Camaro is not good at all. It is not an old young thing. It is a major safety thing!
 

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Once i turn 80 i am gonna install a backup camera for my sports car
Same way I feel and thats why I got the 1SS/Non Rs, All I cared about was the engine and the M6. Wish it came without all the power crap too.
Most of these guys would wimper like babies if they had to drive a '60s Muscle car with no options.
 
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