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Old 01-30-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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V6/V8 ?!?!? WHICH ONE?!?!?!

V6:
LOVE'EM
BLACK EDITION V6 IS MY INSPIRATION
304HP +(CONSIDERING CATBACK/CAI)
18"
SXY BODY KIT
GREAT MPG
11K CHEAPER
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V8:
SS 400HP+
11K MORE...

anybody have any real pro's con's that im missing? tough tough decision for me, I have had a 95 and a 96 v6 and loved putting the v8's to shame with a v6 it was so much more rewarding...
However each car had horrible endings
95: 3semi bombardment
96: Engine caught on fire completely
...so I kind of think the V6 is my OMEN
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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You'll get the V6 sooner then if you order a V8!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:07 PM   #3
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The V6 is pretty amazing. It is really difficult to say anything less about it. I would only go with the V8 if you absolutely cannot settle for less because a modded V6 is really going to satisfy its driver.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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2POINTS for the 6BANGER!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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What are your intentions for the car? Or rather...what do you want out of a performance car?
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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I am driving a 1LT V6 with the 6 speed manual now. It is a pretty nice package. Everyone that has driven it is very impressed with the overall performance the V6 delivers. A lot of fun is available with that package.

Which is not to say that a V8 wouldn't be reallllly nice.

The V6 will easily break the tires loose and will cruse at 75 mph all day long. Downshifting for passing is not required.

I'm kind of settling in this way (for me).....if I wanted a daily driver, primary car I would probably get a 2LT RS. If it was a second car or weekend car for fun and cruising, I'd probably get the 2SS RS. The V8 in the G8 GXP we've also been driving is absolutely stunning. It is really hard to make use of that great motor on public roads.

So I think it is operting cost vs. total max performance. Also remember the SS includes the Brembo brakes.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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The pleasure of shifting through the gears on a powerful V8 is unmatched! It just feels soooo good!!!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #8
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Regular gas v6/ Premium gas v8
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:28 PM   #9
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If the V6 were availible with Brembo brakes I would seriously consider it. At 300hp it has more power than my 94 Z28 and I love the fact that GM made the V6 very similar to the SS in terms of looks. I will likely get the SS but the V6 version is a fantastic value.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:35 PM   #10
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It is really hard to make use of that great motor on public roads.
*lightbulb*

Here's a potentially 'enlightening' question for you.
Have you managed to reach the V6 car's 'limit'?
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #11
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The V6 has 18" wheels?
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #12
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Regular gas v6/ Premium gas v8
Yup....the V6 is not to be underestimated. I still love beating on my CTS in traffic and not caring about gas milage since its so good and uses regualar gas anyway. And with the newer direct injected V6 motor I can't imagine how much fun the Camaro would be to drive. I've left some nice black tire marks behind me with the CTS in certain locations and would look forward to doing that with the Camaro too.

But I'm a horsepower junkie and don't need to drive back and forth to work anymore (retired). If I were still working I'd probably opt for the V6 auto trans and be perfectly happy. So...SS/RS manual it will be. But I can assure you the buyers of the V6 will not be disappointed.


by the way...where the heck is spellcheck on these posts?
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No question, get the SS. Trust me, chicks dig the V8.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #14
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You push its limits?!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:09 PM   #15
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SS or bust. Joke. I think it's a personal preferance
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:27 PM   #16
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No question, get the SS. Trust me, chicks dig the V8.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #17
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #18
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I have the money / credit score for either, the "smart" thing would be the V6 for financial purposes:

Less Monthly Note
Less Insurance
Less Gas (87 against 93)
...For 96HP loss...
Also, not forgetting the additional Performance options in the future for the 6...
HONESTLY Its Just the part where V6 victoryz over V8z end up SHOCKing the $H!T out of those that wrongly underestimate a CAMARO's V6...
and you just give that priceless grin...
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:31 PM   #19
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LMAO 2+V8
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:34 PM   #20
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I am going with the V6. As a daily driver and such. Also, I can use the money I save to spend on my family and stuff.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:39 PM   #21
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Yea thats the kicker, mine would be somewhat of a DD
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #22
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I'm in the same place, I am leaning toward 1SS but the V6 seems to make more seance, I am torn!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:57 PM   #23
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:00 PM   #24
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For those that place V8: Please... explain
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The only thing about the V8 is the unadulterated power and sweet Brembos!!! In the end though everything about it will be more expensive, gas, insurance, maintenance etc etc
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