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Old 07-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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"So did you get the real Camaro or just a V6?"



First of all, let me say that I am THRILLED with my new SIM 2LT/RS. Love, love, love the car. However, the question in the subject title has been asked of me three times (in some variation, but basically the same question) in the first 24 hours of ownership.

WTF? I'm starting to get an inadequacy complex already.

I was deciding between the 2LT and a 2SS, and I decided to go with the 2LT for a few reasons:

1) Several thousand cheaper, better gas mileage, and a cheaper insurance rate (and with a family of 5, the overall savings is a big deal)
2) PLENTY of power in the 2LT
3) I am hoping to pass this car down to my kiddo in three years, and she absolutely won't need an SS or the insurance rates to go with it (and probably even this car has a little too much juice for a new driver)

Has anyone else with a V6 Camaro had the same scenario come up regularly? What do you say to the people who ask? The guy who asked me about it today on the golf course drives a Mustang GT that's a couple years old. My dad told him I had picked up my Camaro yesterday, and he asked the magic question. When I told him I got the V6, he had this disappointed look on his face and said "ohhhh.....well, I'm sure it is still pretty nice." I responded "Yeah, I really like it, and from what I've heard, it will smoke a Mustang." Heh.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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Direct them to the post about the V-6 rental Camaro doing donuts and smoking the tires.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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:( Yah, that would suck. Well look at it this way. Yours will run with some of the SS autos on here.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!

Some people are just plain ole mean!

Enjoy yourself Who really cares what others think!
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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i wish i had a v8 but the six is hot and there's alot lees of a chance of me getting in trouble! i love mine iom 1LT/RS 6M
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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Install a 100 shot and smoke all of the doubters
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #7
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There are only a few things I could do with a V8 but not a V6, and all of them are things I shouldn't be doing anyway.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #8
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However, the question in the subject title has been asked of me three times (in some variation, but basically the same question) in the first 24 hours of ownership.
Tell 'em to blow it out their ass.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:17 PM   #9
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Yup, there's been a couple of folks (of the dozens who have gawked) who are purists and were like "Well, it looks nice". I went into the specific output rating (1.4 hp/in), efficiency, variable valve timing, etc. Future bolt-ons will make the LLT even better. It's not the same entry level as with a 4th-Gen. For the money, it's the best way to go. For ~7K more you can get the V8, or buy some old muscle that needs some love and have two for the price of one. I'm 100% happy with my decision - if it's a daily driver, I agree with others that it may just be the better car
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:22 PM   #10
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Oh my god here we go again....
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #11
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:56 PM   #12
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hey i know u the guys at the corvette club were talking about u
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #13
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i just look at there car and say is that a camaro wait no ur driving a minivan thats cool
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:27 PM   #14
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #15
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I bought a real V6 Camaro. 'Nough said.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:51 PM   #16
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:54 PM   #18
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:( Yah, that would suck. Well look at it this way. Yours will run with some of the SS autos on here.
not knocking the 3.6 liter, awsome motor but how do we figure ??

3.6 liter 304 hp to 6.2 liter 400 hp
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #19
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not knocking the 3.6 liter, awsome motor but how do we figure ??

3.6 liter 304 hp to 6.2 liter 400 hp
sadly enough there is about a 90 hp lost with the SS auto, not saying it will keep up just throwing the fact out there.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:00 PM   #20
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I had one guy....staff sergeant say.....i should hang my head in shame. he still waiting for his white SS and will be for a couple more months.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:03 PM   #21
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sadly enough there is about a 90 hp lost with the SS auto, not saying it will keep up just throwing the fact out there.
guys if you didnt know there is something wrong with the auto SS
its supposed to get a 4.8 0-60 but it is getting around 6.8


if you feel your v6 has inadequate power, Start Modding you could probably get it up to 400hp (look at Xanthos thread in the members car journal)

don't call me out on it

i plan to mod my 2lt in the future

(sig is pic is of a ss , its not my car)
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #22
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guys if you didnt know there is something wrong with the auto SS
its supposed to get a 4.8 0-60 but it is getting around 6.8


if you feel your v6 has inadequate power, Start Modding you could probably get it up to 400hp (look at Xanthos thread in the members car journal)

don't call me out on it

i plan to mod my 2lt in the future

(sig is pic is of a ss , its not my car)
i already knew this, nothing new to me.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:09 PM   #23
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sadly enough there is about a 90 hp lost with the SS auto, not saying it will keep up just throwing the fact out there.
Interesting
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:09 PM   #24
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yeah, everyone that i have heard dissing the v6 drives some POS or ricer. i point this out to them and they always say "well id rather drive this POS than a POSER camaro. WTF??
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #25
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Just tell them you have the 304 HP engine. Let them figure it out!
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