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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

July 30, 2012

Chevrolet has let loose the pricing on the 1LE package for the Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1 convertible.

We'll start with the 1LE. Earlier this month, Chevrolet said the 1LE package would start under $40k. Well, it appears Chevrolet has kept that. The 1LE package adds $3500 to the base price of the 1SS and 2SS models, meaning the pricetag on a 1SS with the 1LE package begins at $37,035 (includes a $900 destination charge).

As for the ZL1 convertible, that begins at $60,445 (includes a $900 destination charge). Like the ZL1 coupe, the convertible comes with the same 580 HP, 556 lb-ft of torque, supercharged 6.2L V8 and the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. The ZL1 convertible also gets chassis bracing components like an underhood strut tower brace, front suspension “X” brace, and rear “V” braces.

Source: Autoblog, Motor Trend

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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It's a bargain but still beyond what I can afford. Now if they had a V6 handling package like Ford does for the Mustang....hmmmmm....

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The Camaro isn't so much of a cheap performance car any more. It seems to be heading into where a Corvette was priced several years ago.

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Seems the world could use a total reset of pricing and costs to better go with the actual wages people make.

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The pricing of the Camaro gives room for performance versions of the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze in the sub-30k market...

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1LE pricing is ok, and the ZL-1 is what it is, what gives me sticker shock these days is the pricing on pickup trucks!

Just obscene.

Seems the world could use a total reset of pricing and costs to better go with the actual wages people make.

Agree to both comments!!

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Seems the world could use a total reset of pricing and costs to better go with the actual wages people make.

that requires comments only appropriate for the politics forum.

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Seems the world could use a total reset of pricing and costs to better go with the actual wages people make.

that requires comments only appropriate for the politics forum.

Yea, was not thinking politics at the time of my comment just that we seem to need a major reset on a global level to get things back into balance.

I love many of the new auto's and especially the performance side, but also have to wonder when we have pushed the price outside of the target zone for the masses. I know that we need stepping stones for people to move up, but until they have must have entery level products that a working high school student or college student can really afford, it seems we have lost that ability.

Part of this is due to all the excessive safety requirements on cars. Yes I would agree that a higher performance Camero should have the side airbags, head bags, roll cage, auto fire extinguisher system, racing cell fuel tank, etc. ;) you get the point I am making that safety should be there, but at various levels based on the type of car.

If they could have a Mini Camero that is 2 person only, half to 2/3rds the current body weight with a 2.5L turbo motor that can be sold ala cart to teens with a starting price of about 12-14K I think GM would have a hit on their hands.

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A small 2 seater has limited appeal. They will sell out of the gate but to keep them alive they will have to limit sales per year of less than 20,000 units. Even the Miata the most popular in class struggles to make 12,000 units some years.

Chevy needs a small light 2+2 that is RWD that can use the 2.0 Turbo and get great MPG and still cost under $30K. It needs styling that would appeal to the younger market too as while the Camaro appeals to a older market with money they need to do something that appeals to the kids that can only afford 20K-30K and have no cylinder count hang ups.

Not sure if they could do anything that cheap on the Alpha but it is worth a thought. A modern Monza would be nice. I would not get all too retro with it but a modern day version of what it was would be something the market could use. This would compete with the new Subaru and Scion.

If you could load it up with all the options and keep it under 30K I think many would love the combo. You also would have to load it with lot of electronic options or dealer installed options the kids want today.

As for reset you have to get people to reset their expectations. Years ago people just wanted to own a house and a car. Today it is a McMansion and 3 cars but they still want to shop at WalMart. The MTV cribs mentality has killed the youth of this country as they all want but they do not want to work for it.

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A small 2 seater has limited appeal. They will sell out of the gate but to keep them alive they will have to limit sales per year of less than 20,000 units. Even the Miata the most popular in class struggles to make 12,000 units some years.

Chevy needs a small light 2+2 that is RWD that can use the 2.0 Turbo and get great MPG and still cost under $30K. It needs styling that would appeal to the younger market too as while the Camaro appeals to a older market with money they need to do something that appeals to the kids that can only afford 20K-30K and have no cylinder count hang ups.

Not sure if they could do anything that cheap on the Alpha but it is worth a thought. A modern Monza would be nice. I would not get all too retro with it but a modern day version of what it was would be something the market could use. This would compete with the new Subaru and Scion.

If you could load it up with all the options and keep it under 30K I think many would love the combo. You also would have to load it with lot of electronic options or dealer installed options the kids want today.

As for reset you have to get people to reset their expectations. Years ago people just wanted to own a house and a car. Today it is a McMansion and 3 cars but they still want to shop at WalMart. The MTV cribs mentality has killed the youth of this country as they all want but they do not want to work for it.

Very true about the I want but do not want to work. The Entitlement crowd is what the kids and college kids are today. I have never understood how a person could think they are owed this from the day they were born, but parents are to blame for spoiling kids to become this way.

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The ZL1 is a bit pricey but you do get a lot for your money. The performance is awesome and puts some supercars to shame. I'm hoping that one day I can pick up a decent used ZL1 for cheap :P

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There is a gorgeous dark red w/ black wheels ZL1 on the front row of the local Chevy store...

Oh man, take a picture if you get the chance. I'd love to see it. Anyway, I think the prices are alright. Camaro is a bit high IMO, but the ZL1 pricing is good for what it is.

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An American sports car for under $40,000 with the looks and power of the Camaro is a bargain. Without starting that topic that belongs in the "political" arena, we should support American brands. If you could drive a car that looks and runs like this why would you consider a bland foreign "economy" brand (you know what I am talking about) that is in the same price range? If you export your dollars don't complain about life here and what people can afford.

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