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Old 10-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #151
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That bugged me at first too, but now that I own a v-6 I love how it turns heads it's just a great lookin car and does very well in gas....trust me my car has gotten more compliments than I have ever in my life hahaha
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:20 PM   #152
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It is not always up to the car performance, it also has to do with the driver's performance as well. To knock yourself out of a race just because his timing on a 1/4 done by a professional is faster than yours is crazy. Enjoy your car, as it is the best looking one around. Like Jaime068 said, my Camaro got more compliments in the last 3 months than I did in my lifetime. I cant even pump gas without someone striking a conversation with me.

Also, practice your driving, shifting, starts and you will see how many guys out there can't reach the full potential of their cars. Pray on their weakness, lol!
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There is a 2011 v6 owner who was regularly posting in the v6 section. His car was no faster then any Camaro LLT, and I believe he had the performance pack, although I could be wrong about that. While I'll concede by magazine times, the 2011 v6 Mustang should indeed be quicker, the one real world tester isn't getting the same times. I'll go even farther and say the 2011 v6 Mustang is quicker, but it's probably going to come down to driver in most cases.
I don't think it would have been a performance pack as I believe they are just starting to hit. 1 thing though, not all other V6s are saddled with the 2.73s, the 3.31s are optional on any V6 Mustang and seem to be a real popular option.
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I love my v6 and am not racing, I love the look, ride, cost, gas mpg and cheaper insurance. It has enough power for a daily driver. Before my camaro my other car had like 140hp and this car gets as good of gas mileage as my prior car. It is just as fast as some of the v8's I had in the 80's. If ya wanna race upgrade to the SS. And yes I also get a lot of looks and compliments on the car.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:14 AM   #155
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too many complaints about the v6 cam. come on now. you got the sexiest v6 on the market. i got mine in 2009 when they first came out and nobody cared about the engine, everyone just flipped out over the fact that it was a great looking car.

at 300+ HP it pulls its own weight, especially once you get moving on the highway. add some additions like an exhaust system or an intake or whathaveyou, and it's all good. i've always been real impressed with its ability to go from 30-90 so quickly and that was before i added exhaust + air.

what i'm saying is love your car because it easily dumps on any of the ugly-as-sin V6's mentioned in this thread (hyundai? really? REALLY?). and don't sweat the 0-60 times. this ain't fast and furious; we aren't living our lives a quarter mile at a time.
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I don't think it would have been a performance pack as I believe they are just starting to hit. 1 thing though, not all other V6s are saddled with the 2.73s, the 3.31s are optional on any V6 Mustang and seem to be a real popular option.
Nope...that guy (member name lilchef or something very similar) has an auto mustang V6 with the optional 3.31s and ran mid 14s....I believe a 14.6

Now, as I said at the time, I think his car is probably capable of better runs, but he has a ways to go to get into the 13s.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:59 PM   #157
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I,ve been racing for over 45yrs..I have gone between 8 & 13sec,s in various V-8 racing cars & trucks over the years, all @ local race tracks.Back in the 60,s, to buy a new factory V-8 small block w/ 318-350hp was outstanding.Today to be able to by a V-6 w/312hp is simply awesome,especially one that handles & rides so niiiice & looks so timeless.Stop worrying about (Can the V-6 beat anything?) enjoy your car,it was built for the highway.When you go to the track you can spend the whole day there & only race it about 4-5 times,at 14sec,s ea.that,s 56-70sec,s,(a whole minute),but when you spend the whole day driving the highway or around town in your V-6 Camaro(That cant beat anything),I guarantee when you pull up in your driveway you will feel like you just won a Wally @ the US Nationals. ENJOY A GREAT CAR!. TO--The G-Man.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #158
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I tell ya, I just ran my 2LT through the paces going through the gears. After 3K, this mini-beast halls ass! This car is faster than 9 out of 10 V6-ers on the road at any given time.

This is coming from someone who also owns a V8 4-speed 1st gen, so I know what muscle is.

You don't really street race anyway, so enjoy the car. It's been said many times and multiple times in this thread: someone's always faster!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:46 PM   #159
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I said if they ever built that... but hey the production car never looks like the Concept...
So when the 2010 came out and looking 95% of the concept... I was smitten!!
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i love my car

Although the v8 would be nice I love my fuel economy and the fact that replacement OEM tires from tirerack run about 350$. It's faster than the piece of junk civic I had, I *love* my car.
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it would matter if your V8 sport car is the slowest between other V8's cars
What are you, like 5 yrs old? Grow up.
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The SRT-8 is nothing but a last place loser in it's class.

At least you guys get 13mpg City ... be sad.






Wow! You and CamaroFreako should get together...
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I stuffed, I can't believe I read the whole thing...
Me either.
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The SRT-8 is nothing but a last place loser in it's class.

At least you guys get 13mpg City ... be sad.





I bet you are ecstatic you are in the second spot, or just the first loser spot.
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There is a 2011 v6 owner who was regularly posting in the v6 section. His car was no faster then any Camaro LLT, and I believe he had the performance pack, although I could be wrong about that. While I'll concede by magazine times, the 2011 v6 Mustang should indeed be quicker, the one real world tester isn't getting the same times. I'll go even farther and say the 2011 v6 Mustang is quicker, but it's probably going to come down to driver in most cases.
The first performance pack v6 I have even seen a picture of on a dealer lot was about 2 weeks ago.

And it was on a big mustang board looking for the performance pack v6s to hit the lots.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:01 AM   #166
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I would beat all of you ,but don't feel bad because I'm sure there are guys that can beat me. See how this game works.

Besides the Challenger comes first in the looks department which in this day and age counts more than speed.
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Besides the Challenger comes first in the looks department which in this day and age counts more than speed.
I agree with the Challenger looking the best. Disagree on the statement on speed though.

Some of us are still performance enthusiasts.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:11 AM   #168
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I agree with the Challenger looking the best. Disagree on the statement on speed though.

Some of us are still performance enthusiasts.
I understand that ,but my point was that the fastest car isn't always the best car. If I would have known all the problems I was going to have owning a camaro, I would have gotten a challenger. I do agree in the fact that the performance pushed me to the camaro. I know now it's now really not as important as other factors for me.
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I understand that ,but my point was that the fastest car isn't always the best car. If I would have known all the problems I was going to have owning a camaro, I would have gotten a challenger. I do agree in the fact that the performance pushed me to the camaro. I know now it's now really not as important as other factors for me.
What kind of problems did you have?
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What kind of problems did you have?
Oh man, I could right a book. Everything from paint to transmissions and everything in between. I've been putting up with it because my dealer is also a friend and he treats me right. I'm just trying to hold on to see what the Z/28 is going to be like. I would love a challenger ,but it's tough when a good friend sells chevys. I don't really want to piss him off ,but it's getting to the point where he couldn't really blame me if I jumped ship.
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Oh man, I could right a book. Everything from paint to transmissions and everything in between. I've been putting up with it because my dealer is also a friend and he treats me right. I'm just trying to hold on to see what the Z/28 is going to be like. I would love a challenger ,but it's tough when a good friend sells chevys. I don't really want to piss him off ,but it's getting to the point where he couldn't really blame me if I jumped ship.
That sucks man. I hope everything works out for you.
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That sucks man. I hope everything works out for you.
It doesn't really bother me like you think. I hardly drive the car anyhow. I don't need it for work. I joke with the dealer and ask them if I can borrow my car for a few days here and there. I'll bring it back when I'm done.

I know sad.
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It doesn't really bother me like you think. I hardly drive the car anyhow. I don't need it for work. I joke with the dealer and ask them if I can borrow my car for a few days here and there. I'll bring it back when I'm done.

I know sad.

lol, thats funny and sad, but I'm glad you can joke about it =]
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Here's the funniest point to me about the OP's post: He lives in Kuwait where the road is shared by everything from souped-up, tricked-out Ferraris and Lamborghinis to 1980s Toyota Hi-Lux pickups. Traffic there is insane and accidents are a constant. Based on the few times I drove through Kuwait, I can tell you that of the vehicles on the road over there, your V6 Camaro is faster than most out there(that I saw, anyway). If it's still not enough for you and as you indicated, you might want to trade it in on something more powerful.

It's kind of like some of my old buddies that bought 600cc Sport Bikes instead of stepping up to at least a 750 out the gate. I went straight for the 1000cc bike and loved every minute of it. They had buyer's remorse within 6 months because they'd gotten used to the power and it wasn't enough for them anymore.
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Nope...that guy (member name lilchef or something very similar) has an auto mustang V6 with the optional 3.31s and ran mid 14s....I believe a 14.6

Now, as I said at the time, I think his car is probably capable of better runs, but he has a ways to go to get into the 13s.
I'm still waiting to run into a 2011 V6 Mustang at the track...
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