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Old 12-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Question 2lt/RS vs. 2SS/RS

So, what makes more sense buying a 2LT/RS 300 HP 86 Oct V6 w/ 27 mpg in the mid 20's or a 2SS/RS 422HP 93 Oct V8 w/**mpg in the mid 30's? I'm set to order a 2SS/RS, but am wondering if it's worth it. What do you guys think? Is there really that much difference?
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Obviously it makes more SENSE to get the V6, better fuel economy, less harmful emissions etc...

The V8 is for people who want to go fast : )

It just depends on what kind of person you are. The difference in performance will be huge and in no way close.
If you want power, get the V8, if it's not important to you, get the V6.

oh and btw I think it's high-twenties not mid-twenties for a 2lt RS
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So, what makes more sense buying a 2LT/RS 300 HP 86 Oct V6 w/ 27 mpg in the mid 20's or a 2SS/RS 422HP 93 Oct V8 w/**mpg in the mid 30's? I'm set to order a 2SS/RS, but am wondering if it's worth it. What do you guys think? Is there really that much difference?
are you talking about age here?... (Re:bold) cuz you already stated the mpg (27 & **) or are you just re- referring?...
I'm confused.

of course there would be a huge difference in performance.
In comparison it's like asking if an SS cobalt is really that much better than the LT.
the LT is fun..holds your interest. but the SS would knock your teeth out in comparison.

If ever I can afford it (few years down the road) I'll go for the V6 version (just cuz 300 HP is enough for city) and to get good gas mileage is cool I don't wanna spend my paycheck on gas. As irresponsible as it sounds, the V6 will most likely beat most any other car on a light to light. - that's good enough for me. + style (see sig pic)
+, if you're not buying for speed, buy for style. (V6 + options out the wazoo)
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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300HP vs 422HP. Big difference. Not to mention the suspension differences. But that really depends on what you are getting this car for, your driving abilities, cost of insurance, etc. Can you provide some more details?
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You comparing gas mileage? Or performance?

Performance wise the SS is going to feel like a whole different car vs the LT.
I'm a little confused about your mileage #'s though. Are you saying that the SS will get mid 30's???
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are you talking about age here?... (Re:bold) cuz you already stated the mpg (27 & **) or are you just re- referring?...
I'm confused.

of course there would be a huge difference in performance.
In comparison it's like asking if an SS cobalt is really that much better than the LT.
the LT is fun..holds your interest. but the SS would knock your teeth out in comparison.
he's talking price
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of course there would be a huge difference in performance.
In comparison it's like asking if an SS cobalt is really that much better than the LT.
the LT is fun..holds your interest. but the SS would knock your teeth out in comparison.

If ever I can afford it (few years down the road) I'll go for the V6 version (just cuz 300 HP is enough for city) and to get good gas mileage is cool I don't wanna spend my paycheck on gas. As irresponsible as it sounds, the V6 will most likely beat most any other car on a light to light. - that's good enough for me. + style (see sig pic)
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he's talking price
Oh ok....


If you don't get GMS pricing, although none of us may be when the Camaro first gets released... Then a fully loaded 2LT RS is going to run you 28-29k.

If you want performance, spend the extra 5k+ and get the Camaro 2SS.
If you don't then get the 2LT...
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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I was in the same boat, but finally decided that I would have this car for a long time so I will spend the extra money on it.
2SS/RS for me!!
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So, what makes more sense buying a 2LT/RS 300 HP 86 Oct V6 w/ 27 mpg in the mid 20's or a 2SS/RS 422HP 93 Oct V8 w/**mpg in the mid 30's? I'm set to order a 2SS/RS, but am wondering if it's worth it. What do you guys think? Is there really that much difference?
Test drive the Pontiac G8 V6

Test drive the G8 GT

Very SIMILAR comparison, although the Camaro DI V6 is better than the G8 V6.

The difference, is TORQUE.

This guy has the LS3...

EDIT: I forgot to mention, the V6 in the maro is better than G8, AND the V8 in maro is up 40 - 60hp too, over the G8 GT. Yum.
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I admit this question has at least crossed my mind...stricly looking at my monthly payment even with $10k down it would be nice to have the 2LT, but that's not why I decided on this car. This car will be my 21st car and I've decided I'm going to keep one for a while so I better like it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #11
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Garage it if you can. Polish it, love it, they are something you'll want to keep.

Think Rush's "Red Barchetta":

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For fifty-odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #12
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Blonde or Brunette...it's all preference. Good luck with your decision.
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Blonde or Brunette...it's all preference. Good luck with your decision.
Except either the Blonde or the Brunette has some bigger tits.... Sorry....
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #14
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:41 PM   #15
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I'm having a similar dilemma, but mine involves buying an LT/RS or saving for the SS/RS convertible (assuming it is produced!).
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:51 PM   #16
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Fastfret7, I don't understand why you're asking this question. You have a 454 Camino and a Focus SVT, which I'm sure is pretty quick, but not the up to the 454's power. So, you already have a more realistic feel for the difference between quick and very quick, which is basically the LT vs. the SS, than any of us could explain to you.

If it's the money, then you already know the answer to that better than any of us could advise having no idea what your financial situation is.

I don't know. Maybe you're looking for SS support to sway you to it against you better judgement. If so, again, you already know the answer.
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I ordered the 2SS/RS and I think the V8 will get better gas milage than people think it will. I had a 98 SS and I got close to 30 on the interstate - ls1 though but still. I'm looking forward to finding out though, it just may not be the best gas milage right away with my foot heavy on the pedal.
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I was thinking one is the motherly-type, and the other is a whore!


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Good advise. I'm just being questioned by the girl about how I have too many cars already, that I'll get speeding tickets with the SS, and that my insurance is going to be high for the SS. Ummm.... I was just thinking out loud. Plus, I already have a 454 SS El-Camino that eats my gas money. I sticking with the 2SS/RS.... Thanks
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Except either the Blonde or the Brunette has some bigger tits.... Sorry....
I'm an ass man myself....

And I'm getting the V6 because I'm not sure I could even handle 422hp responsibly (I used to get speeding tickets in a Cavalier for pete's sake).

If you plan on using your Camaro as your everyday car like me and you live in a high-traffic area, I recommend the V6. It's a head-turner with PLENTY of power and excellent fuel-mileage.
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I had a choice to make too : bigger tits or a V8...

I got the V8 and I'm going to name her BooBs!

It should have the same overall effect.
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I had a choice to make too : bigger tits or a V8...

I got the V8 and I'm going to name her BooBs!

It should have the same overall effect.
Cyndi,

You're beautiful right now. You'll be much more appealing in your new SS/RS! Big breasts go bad anyway, the Camaro is forever.

Nice choices; IOM is out of this world. SS/RS Wait...MANUAL trans? omg.
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The SS is more than just speed, it has a lot of improved areas on it. The SS will have much better resell value as well; V6's will be commonplace.

Don't make a decision you're going to regret and definitely don't let gas prices tell you what to do since the difference won't be huge. You only live once.
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i simply don't need the V8. I'm not planning on taking the car to the track or racing it etc. I'll be using it as my daily driver and do some traveling on the weekend. for that purpose the V6 will be plenty of fun.

but hey, whatever makes you happy right? I've you wanna get the V8 I say "good choice, enjoy the car!"
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The SS is more than just speed, it has a lot of improved areas on it. The SS will have much better resell value as well; V6's will be commonplace.

Don't make a decision you're going to regret and definitely don't let gas prices tell you what to do since the difference won't be huge. You only live once.
A well maintained V6 or V8 will both retain their retail value equally. This is the first 5th gens afterall.

And who cares of a car is "commonplace"? It's not it's going to be as common as Camry or Accord or even a Mustang.

The most "commonplace" Camaro will probably an LS or 1LT. 2LT/RS and 2SS will be less commonplace.

If someone is buying a car for THEM and then it won't matter anyway. Personalize it. And I'm gonna love pulling up to fellow Camaro owners.
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