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LS or SS

Hey guys im buying a 2005 Cobalt SS or LS tomorrow.

- What smarter, save the $4,000 - Buy the LS, use the money to equip a turbo / Supercharger aftermarket, Void warrently, less insurence payment?

- Buy an SS for $4,000 more and keep warrenty valid?
I know you guys are SS owners and would like to know your opinions.
 

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$4K probably won't cover the cost of installing a good quality turbo or blower alone not to mention all the other goodies (18" wheels/tires, sport suspension, ground effects/towel rack spoiler and so on).

Pony up the extra dough for the SS and insurance and enjoy!
 

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Its really up to you. Im personally gonna void the warranty on my SS anyways. There will be other options like twin chargin the SS, Throwin a turbo in with the s/c! I think that will show great results!! Plus I dont think the trannies are as solid on the LS's. Just a few other thoughts for ya.

But here's a s/c kit already released for the LS if you are interested:
RSM Racing
Should put it power wise close to that of the SS. But the SS is underrated so not exactly matchin its power, but other upgrades are/will be available.
Also look out for a Stage 2 kit from RSM, they generally put out other kits that push more boost and run bigger injectors, etc...
 

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I've got Nationwide insurance and an SS. When they pulled it the SS for a quote, it was the same as a base model. Hearing the surprise in my voice she asked me what was different on the SS from the base. I told her better brakes and handling was all, so my rate should be less for the safety benefits alone ;)

Check your insurance rates, they might not be any extra for the SS.
 

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I've got Nationwide insurance and an SS. When they pulled it the SS for a quote, it was the same as a base model. Hearing the surprise in my voice she asked me what was different on the SS from the base. I told her better brakes and handling was all, so my rate should be less for the safety benefits alone ;)

Check your insurance rates, they might not be any extra for the SS.
:eek: :eek: Really...... That is awsome i might have to check in to see what it would run me. :) Thanks for that info.
 

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This is good news for the younger Cobalt drivers!! Hell, good news for all new owners. This happened to me as well with our car, before the SRT-4 my wife had an '03 Mitsu Lancer ES, the '05 SRT-4 insurance was $20 cheaper per month.
 

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wht would the dif be in insurance?
Well, years ago I got insurance for my '91 Firebird Formula. Even though I told them that I had a V8, they put it in the computer as a V6. 2 months later when the main office looked at the VIN # they cancelled my policy because they said they don't cover performance cars. Going with a different company after that was over $200 more for 6 months. This was about 9 years ago, too.
 

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insurence for the LS is 50$ cheaper then the SS.

I think im picking up my Black SS tomorrow.

Thanks guys.
 

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Yeah the insurence was a little more but it was defently worth it. The LS was considered a level 2 risk where the SS is a lvl 4!
 

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I think you made the wise choice.... for $4k it would be hard to get good quality engine parts, interior, suspension, tire/rims, everything to make it a very good reliable performance car like the SS already is stock. Plus the coolness factor of the SS badging instead of LS badges are a +.
 

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glad your stepping into a realy car not a match box truck
 
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