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#1 Old 10-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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2011 or 2012 whats the difference?

Newbie here,
So, I'm looking at a 2012 used (under 15,000 miles, so kinda new) SL, I want to be able to tow without too much issue (Smallish trailer) I'm looking at an SL cause we have 3 girls and leather is important for clean-up purposes. I dont think any SE's come with leather. anyway, I noticed a couple of 2011's for an average 5 K less and for the most part the difference I saw was the cool Key fab (Which i'm ok with not having). Any other issues/differences you guys would know of? Is it worth the extra 5 K?
any and all opinions welcome.
thanks in advance.

On a different note, are there any kind of "chip" upgrades you can do to improve MPG without messing up a warranty of the engine?
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#2 Old 10-25-2012, 07:59 AM
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....Bueller, Bueller, Anyone?, Anyone?
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Umm... I can help you on your last question. Lol when my truck had 45-50k I was getting about 16-17mpg hwy, then I bought a SuperChips programmer and was constantly getting 19mpg. After a year I was back to 18mpg (I'm guessing due to the engine getting older). Then at 65K I bought a volant cold air intake with its "ram air scoop" accessory, I was getting a crazy 22.5mpg hwy. now I'm at 78k and I'm back to 18mpg again. I'm guessing my filter is dirty.
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Interesting! thanks for the info and reply!
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I don't have an 11 or 12 but I wouldn't think there would be any significant changes between those years. Maybe minor ones. Maybe a different choice of colors. But as far as looks, display, options , brakes or any major changes I wouldn't say there is a difference. The 5k difference wouldn't be for just a key fob. Its mostly a yr older (depreciation). I recall a few on here having issue with their '12. So I would suggest you search and see if those issue r fix with the vehicle u are interested in.

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#6 Old 10-26-2012, 01:34 AM
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Yea, no problem, i hope this helped.

I Also agree with ntrddrgn. I own an 07 so I could be wrong, but I've havent heard any differences in those two years.
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Copy that guys thanks for the input. I am still searching and researching before I buy but I might have my eyes set on one. If it all works out Ill let you guys know.
Thanks again
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Yea let us know what u find! Personally I would buy a '11 one, considering its 5 grand cheaper and they look the same. Even if its 1 yr older, I really doubt you'll spend the 5 grand on repairs. But again thats just my opinion.
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I bought an 11, for price and rebates that were offered in April of this year. I drove a 12 Plat and fell in love but couldn't justify the difference in price. The Conti tires suck in the rain, that is my biggest issue.
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Welcome to the club, AlanD!!! As Srocha2 mentioned, SuperChips can install a performance tune on your vehicle. BullyDog is an another option as well and preferred by some over here. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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