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Old 07-16-2009, 10:45 PM   #35
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Btw, Lutz just nixed any hope of a Chevy "G8" Caprice. Get one now if you want it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #36
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I have a V6 G8 (was going to get a Camaro but I couldn't beat the incentives on the G8 - have to wait another year for the same kind of deals on the camaro).

You're probably right about the 0-60 times, it's in the mid 7s and probably up near 16 in the 1/4. I'd like to get the 0-60 down around 6, but honestly I don't care much about that. I drive 120 miles each day on the highway. I'm much more interested in the 50-70 times and this car is no slouch there.

If I could have afforded the V8 I probably would have got one, but I only had enough $$ saved up for the V6 plus I put it down on the 0%x72 month loan. When my truck is paid off in a couple years I'll get myself an SS Camaro and split my miles between the two cars.

If you're looking for speed and speed only you need to get the G8, the V6 Camaro won't be close. If you need something for a family (I have 3 kids) get the G8. If you want something that looks good get the G8. But if you want something that's unique, a collector, and turns heads all day long then the Camaro is what you want. Good luck shopping, I had a hard time with my decision but I love what I got.

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Old 07-22-2009, 03:08 PM   #37
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sad day-- my beloved G8GT with a 6.0 361 HP 383 ft/lbs of torque is being compared to the base line V6 Camaro.

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Fastest recorded time I have found for the G8 GT is 13.37 (or maybe it was 13.34)

with catback, intake, and handheld tuner -tune- 12.9 (verified w/ slip and witnesses)

Not trying to stir up things, but V6 Camaro not close to a G8 GT.

For crying out loud is had a LS2 (with AFM). technically not an LS2- but very similiar.

It put more HP to the ground than the Camaro v6 makes at the flywheel?

But I would love to have the NEW Camaro 2SS/RS package.


disclaimer- with a high DA and crappy driving, I have seen people run 14s. But these are solid 13.6 cars or better in stock form (with average track conditions)
13.3-13.5 with ideal track conditions.

Please be gentle with me,,, don't shoot the messenger.
I hope you love it to each his own but its your mamas 4 door ride
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:30 AM   #38
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I would take a G8 ANYDAY! Don t get me wrong, i m keepin my Vette but i have liked the styling of the Pontiac G8 since it came out. I never followed the performance of them, but that could be Tweaked with some mods. Drop a LS7 in there with some other goodies..... It would make an Awesome sleeper!
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:01 AM   #39
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I hope you love it to each his own but its your mamas 4 door ride

Such a typical thing to hear... Grocery Getter, Mamma's car. Soccer Mom's car etc.

It is as if some people have all the money in the world, where they can afford two really nice cars or something. Remember some people in the world have kids.. You know those little people that keep the world populated?

If you are comfurtable rearfacing a child in a car seat in your Camaro that is cool, however I'm not. I am alittle more concerned with the safety and comfurt of my family rather than the number of doors my car has.

Not to mention I use this car as my "work car" I have already have got over 6K miles on it, and have owned it just over 2 months. I haul equipment, parts, tools, over night bag etc around. I need the space.

So the fact that I have two more doors is a juvinile reason to diss someone's car. I call ... "momma's car" dissing.

Funny how the G8 GXP (which i couldnt afford at the time)- has nearly identical numbers as the Camaro and even has better more agressive gearing. But that is your typical grocery getter too I suppose.

Let me guess you exclude the GXP-- why because it has .2 more displacement or because it has 60 more HP?

Not trying to get in a pissing contest... I just get aggrevated when people can't look past how many doors a car has.
I have gotten past the mediocre interior the camaro has and still love it?

You calling mine a Mammas car is about the same as me calling the camaro a mullet-mobile.
Neither one is accurate, but both fit some unwarranted stereotype.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:25 AM   #40
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You calling mine a Mammas car is about the same as me calling the camaro a mullet-mobile.
Neither one is accurate, but both fit some unwarranted stereotype.
Couldn't agree more, well said.
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