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Old 07-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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A question about the v6's power

so i have yet to actually ride in a v6..just the v8...how does it feel power wise? when you push the pedal, will it put you back in the seat, or not so much?
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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dosent have the thorw u back in ur seat power but i love my v6 its got lots of power
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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guess push you back in your seat is very subjective... Coming from a very anemic H3, my V6 really seems to push me back...
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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There are already many threads on this. I'll save you the task of searching. The current V6 is the same one from the Cadillac CTS. It is faster than most of the previous Camaros. It is very quick, yet still gets quite acceptable fuel mileage.

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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There are already many threads on this. I'll save you the task of searching. The current V6 is the same one from the Cadillac CTS. It is faster than most of the previous Camaros. It is very quick, yet still gets quite acceptable fuel mileage.

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i was simply asking if it has the power to put you back in your seat or not...
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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Then the answer is no.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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But a Manual Transmission is going to help the V6.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:20 PM   #8
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I haven't driven anything but mine so I can't compare but yeah, Its got enough power, It'll throw you back. It's plenty for me.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:27 PM   #9
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so i have yet to actually ride in a v6..just the v8...how does it feel power wise? when you push the pedal, will it put you back in the seat, or not so much?
I have drove both its not quite the throw you back in your seat feeling but there is a very satisfying smoothness in the way that it accelerates through the entire 6900 RPM's it makes you wonder how it's a V6 pulling like it does.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:41 AM   #10
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This being my first sports car and I previously drove a 99 montero sport suv. I certainly feel a push back on hard acceleration and couldn't imagine how intense a v8 feels, this is plenty for me.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:38 AM   #11
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If you got the V6 with manual trans, you will be plesantly suprised how 1st and 2nd gear get this puppy moving!
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:50 AM   #12
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ok... i hate to admit it.. and very embarrassed... but maybe it will help...

so yesterday I was at the track... i was trying a few different things... so I thought I would try the tapshift out... well as soon as I launched the car jerked me back... well i had my finger in the + button... and with the jerk backwards I actually pulled back on the steering wheel... and yes, I immediately put the car in 2nd gear! D'oah!!! Who says you can't blow a shift in an automatic!

Oh.. I was also impressed.. in M1 on the return road, with TC ON...rolling along.. I was NOT stopped, I could poke the throttle and get the tire to really squawk!! Getting that big 275 20" to squeal like that... well, it impressed me! LOL!
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:49 AM   #13
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I think this is going to be subjective to what you are use to. I have a feeling the V6 if going to feel like a beast, since I am coming from a 2.0L Stratus.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #14
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Check all of my posts on Number 3. It was always a pleasure to drive the V6, but "put you back in your seat"? is too subjective. The SS doesn't put me back in my seat. It takes a Z06 to give me that feeling.

The V6 surprisingly will pull in 4th gear. It will spin the tires all through first gear. It does amazing things.

So the only answer here is, you have to drive one and judge for yourself.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #15
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I think that my biggest complaint regarding the M6 is that it a little lean with power throughout the higher gears. I really loved the way my '99 Firehawk T/A had crazy power through all gears. Obviously it isn't a fair comparison but my point is that it's a little weak in the upper gears require more downshifts then I'm used to. And IMO the gearbox is a little cluncky. The clutch is nice but the shifter just doesn't seem to shift all that smooth. Again, just my opinion.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:54 PM   #16
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I think that my biggest complaint regarding the M6 is that it a little lean with power throughout the higher gears. I really loved the way my '99 Firehawk T/A had crazy power through all gears. Obviously it isn't a fair comparison but my point is that it's a little weak in the upper gears require more downshifts then I'm used to. And IMO the gearbox is a little cluncky. The clutch is nice but the shifter just doesn't seem to shift all that smooth. Again, just my opinion.
do you have the standard shifter or the hurst shifter that is offered as a up grade???
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:43 PM   #17
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:31 PM   #18
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The gas pedal's more sensitive than I'm used to. I've only had the car for 3 days now, but every time I take it out I get pushed back into my seat at least once.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #19
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Well it won't compare to the SS but lemme tell you that I think compared to '09 128i and the 2010 mustang I test drove the Camaro V6 is incredibley superior and YES it will throw you back and get away from you if you hit that pedal.
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