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Old 09-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #51
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It's rather simple, if you have doubts that the 6 will be enough just get the 8.

I'm fine with mine.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #52
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if you are driving a "normal car" or "van" then it's fast. If you already are in a sports car and want a camaro - go for the SS
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:44 AM   #53
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v6 handles better drives better gets better gas milage and theres only so much horsepower you need to get a ticket with....
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:25 AM   #54
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I currently have ordered a v6 1lt automatic and will be upgrading in the future to get some more horses out of it. Ive thought about NOS but this seems like it would be bad for the pistons from what Ive heard. Anyways I recently rode in a v8 manual and the power in it was pretty amazing and my head jerked back everytime it shifted. So my question is for everyoen here that has a v6 or has driven one, does it have enough power to have fun with it? I know that it is very powerful compared to the other competing v6's but does it have that push back in your seat head jerk feeling? haha
No it doesn't have the glue me in hold on feeling.But it is a nice car.You can have some fun with .Put it on some juice you'll get glued.it'll void your warranty.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:44 AM   #55
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Yes, and even the pennies with gas. Money saved will help him with a used/new SS with mods with a lower ins after the age of 25. I cant remember his age but remember reading his post awhile ago ( was it in the ibm thread) and the impression left was that he is still a young one.

The low end tq from V8s can be addicting ( some people hate it...noticably they where all women) and its definately missing from the LT/LS. Ontheotherhand, i've realized i drive more responsibly from take offs. The low end torque brings out the devil in many driver..including me. The LT/RS does need a little more tq for a proper fit ( 20's).
It does.I forgot I can be such an ass.especially people pushing my buttons.I'm to the point of not driving it as much now .I swear it's getting faster the more I drive it.The ss can definately get you in big trouble.I pulled a big no no the other day.I picked my son up at school.When pulling out I got in it a little,to merge in traffic.I never get in it if the cars not straight.Thank God I got a couple years under my belt.I got stickys on the back obviously they weren't hot because I hadn't been burning out ,I was just merging she started to go I got out of it got straight and just nonchalantly went on my way.It could have been very very bad.4100 miles .no tickets yet.
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I have had 7 camaros/firebirds and 3 442's and 5 corvettes. 304 hp is more than all, but 2 of those cars. My 68 327 camaro was 210hp, My 85 442 was 180 hp. My 86 442 was 170 hp.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #57
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Its a great car, just needs more torque. BBK LT headers had good results on the dyno and like Screaming said, if you get that torque management tuned or fixed, it really makes a big difference. But if you can afford the SS, just go with the SS
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:24 PM   #58
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v6 handles better drives better gets better gas milage and theres only so much horsepower you need to get a ticket with....
You nailed it, sir.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:14 PM   #59
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This six is more than enough.

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I have had 7 camaros/firebirds and 3 442's and 5 corvettes. 304 hp is more than all, but 2 of those cars. My 68 327 camaro was 210hp, My 85 442 was 180 hp. My 86 442 was 170 hp.
I've had several camaro/firebird also (a few LT1's). I'm loving this one.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:13 AM   #60
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I haven't driven the 2010 v6 camaro yet so I can't give you my opinion on whether it has enough power. However, many people try and answer your question by comparing it to cars of old. This brings up a good point that the camaro has a lot of power compared to these cars but is it fair to compare them to cars of old rather than of cars from today? As from what many posts have said you seem to be fairly young as I'm only 22 myself, so i would bet that you have more experience driving newer cars rather than 60's and 70's cars. If i'm wrong than correct me. Most of today's cars are faster than those old car's horsepower's numbers. My old volvo s60 had 250 hp (with a turbo) which is just by looking at hp numbers compares to many of the old camaro's listed in this thread. Now i'll tell ya right now that I thought the volvo had no balls and needed much more hp. I'm not trying to attack old cars cuz shit I love old muscle cars but don't know if you can really compare today's hp numbers to those. The camaro always weighs a lot and have been told that 304 horsepower isn't really that great for the weight. Now like I said i've never driven the car so I can't be the judge, only you can. But to me 304 hp seems like a lot. As stated throughout this thread torque is really the key to how fast a car is gonna feel, especially in your daily driving. It may be cheaper now to get the LT but if your on the fence save up for the 1ss. Thats what im doing. Cuz the last thing you wanta do is spend 25 grand and in a couple of years regret it and wish you had saved up for the ss, just save for what you really want and you can have the car forever, and if the v6 is what you really want than awesome, from what i've read and heard most people love driving it and im sure its a sick car. Just my opinion, hope it helps ya some.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #61
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If your still young just get the V6, drive it for 2 or 3 years and then trade it in for the ss. That's what im doing. The V6 will hold you over for a few years and it will save you a lot in gas money and insurance money until you reach 25.... And who knows maybe in 3 or 4 years they will make it more powerful or you can buy the Z28 if they make one
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:13 AM   #62
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People are hinting the Z28 might be a supercharged V6 vs the corvette ZR1 motor and look like the transformer2 car. If they keep it affordable i dont know if i could pass that up.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:17 AM   #63
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Power is a relative term, to some people it will have more than enough power and to others not enough, same goes with the SS, just enough for some, too much for some, and not enough for some, the best way to determmine if it has enough for you is drive one...
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:12 AM   #64
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If I had the extra $6,000 I would have gotten the SS. I don't regret my 2LT and with my hard break in procedure it has a lot of get up and go after 700 miles and 2 oil changes.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #66
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I haven't driven the 2010 v6 camaro yet so I can't give you my opinion on whether it has enough power. However, many people try and answer your question by comparing it to cars of old. This brings up a good point that the camaro has a lot of power compared to these cars but is it fair to compare them to cars of old rather than of cars from today? As from what many posts have said you seem to be fairly young as I'm only 22 myself, so i would bet that you have more experience driving newer cars rather than 60's and 70's cars. If i'm wrong than correct me. Most of today's cars are faster than those old car's horsepower's numbers. My old volvo s60 had 250 hp (with a turbo) which is just by looking at hp numbers compares to many of the old camaro's listed in this thread. Now i'll tell ya right now that I thought the volvo had no balls and needed much more hp. I'm not trying to attack old cars cuz shit I love old muscle cars but don't know if you can really compare today's hp numbers to those. The camaro always weighs a lot and have been told that 304 horsepower isn't really that great for the weight. Now like I said i've never driven the car so I can't be the judge, only you can. But to me 304 hp seems like a lot. As stated throughout this thread torque is really the key to how fast a car is gonna feel, especially in your daily driving. It may be cheaper now to get the LT but if your on the fence save up for the 1ss. Thats what im doing. Cuz the last thing you wanta do is spend 25 grand and in a couple of years regret it and wish you had saved up for the ss, just save for what you really want and you can have the car forever, and if the v6 is what you really want than awesome, from what i've read and heard most people love driving it and im sure its a sick car. Just my opinion, hope it helps ya some.
The reason we compare this v6 to cars from the last few decades is that probably the #1 most common reason people will give you for why you should get the v8 is "it's not a real pony car unless it has a v8." That's a reason that's based on history & tradition (from an era when base models were pitifully underpowered), so we compare this v6 to the older v8's to prove that that's not a good enough reason - regardless of how many cylinders it has, it still outperforms many time-honored high performance cars.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:47 AM   #67
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I have a black 2SS RS package, My budy at work as a 6 speed RS, both ours came off the truck 2 months ago. I finally got to drive his car I wanted to see what all the bad talk was on the V6.

Wow plenty of power, any one would be proud to drive and own it.

Just remember"Drive what you can afford" and do not keep up with the JONES.

Good luck, let me know when you get it.
Totally agree with this comment... Im also getting a V6.. And looking forward to modding the POOP out of this sucker..
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The reason we compare this v6 to cars from the last few decades is that probably the #1 most common reason people will give you for why you should get the v8 is "it's not a real pony car unless it has a v8." That's a reason that's based on history & tradition (from an era when base models were pitifully underpowered), so we compare this v6 to the older v8's to prove that that's not a good enough reason - regardless of how many cylinders it has, it still outperforms many time-honored high performance cars.
Correct, then again so do the Cobalt SS and HHR SS....4 cylinder cars...
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #69
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Think GM will offer upgrades to get more power out of the V6? It would be nice to have some dealer installed accessories that can get 330-350 HP out of the six.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #70
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The V-6 is a real pleasure to drive. I would recommend it highly, unless you want the V-8 with more HP. The V-6 is faster and more powerful the the 1986 Z-28 that I had, and it had a V-8.

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Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
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Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
How far can you go with the upgrades without compromising the reliability of the engine/transmission and without voiding the warranty?
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I have heard that it depends on the dealer you will be going to, to get it serviced.
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I have heard that it depends on the dealer you will be going to, to get it serviced.
Yes, having a mod friendly dealership is definitely a BIG PLUS for minor issues. But for big ticket items like a blown motor, I think the dealership is going to have to call GM to get the warranty claim approved... They don't want to get stuck with the bill... Could be wrong..
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I look at it this way, My Saturn Sky had a 2.4 Inline 4 that had 170 HP and 160Ft lbs of torque. It weighed 2900 lbs. and it got 27 MPG on the highway. so the Camaro is going to have 134 more horsepower and 100 ft lbs more torque it weighs 3900lbs and get around 29 MPG on the hwy... I was perfectly happy with the power of the Sky, I think I will be with the Camaro also.
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