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Old 09-29-2009, 11:02 PM   #86
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The G8 GXP only gets 20mpg highway and is rewarded with a GG tax for it. Yeah, there's a rebate, but who is to say the Camaro won't get a rebate in a year. I'll take the Camaro with its 24 or 25mpg with almost exact performance. As you add power whether through bolt on or forced inductions, those 3.73 gears might give you trouble off the line in the form of tire smoke.


I should mention that I really like the GXP, just too much money and I wanted better gas mileage.
I dont understand the mileage at all, I get the same I got in my 2004 GTO. I just got back from a trip through the mountains, 1000 mile round trip, including 150-200 miles of 2 lane mountain roads and 20-30 miles of holding gears for spirited drivng I averaged 21 MPG on the whole trip. On the flat highway, with stops, I got 24.5 mpg. Most all of the reports on the G8 forum suggest similar mileage to the Camaro.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:52 PM   #87
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I have a 2009 G9 GT as my commuter car. It is a fantastic car and runs very very strong and its not the gxp. The camaro spends most of its time in the garage. BTW i test drove a GXP before i got the GT, just couldnt see spending 10k more on a car that would have 60k miles put on it a year. The GXP felt stronger then my SS and also sounded like it had headers. It was bone stock brand new, but had that great crackly fast revving sound.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #89
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i have a hard time believing that the g8 will be faster than the camaro or even close to it. it would be like if they made the camaro better than the vette , not going to happen
Don't doubt it. I own a G8 GXP M6 and I test drove a Camaro SS M6 last night and my car "feels" faster than the Camaro. I know it isn't a fair comparison since my car has headers, intake and a tune but I think the gearing is a big difference. I was actually surprised at how much I noticed the difference between the 3.70 gear and the 3.45 gear. I think the weight of the two cars is close so I don't think there is an advantage either way. I feel that the Camaro and the G8 GXP come down to a drivers race. Whoever drives the best wins.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:11 AM   #90
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Man that LS3 sings. Here's one with ARH longtubes, stock axlebacks, stock tune. Man love that 6 speed. Turn it up!!!


Looks like I need a maggie!
HA HA! That's ME! that's my car before I had it tuned and before I had the Vararam intake on it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #91
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In my opinion it's the savvy and fortunate chassis tuning on the GXP. Reminds me of the taught, maneuverable feel of my Seville. More tractable than my 4th Generation F-bodies. Both the Seville and GXP track as dependably as a slot car. The GXP is about as quiet at highway speeds as the Seville or my Dad's DTS.
Not true. The G8 GT, maybe, but not the GXP. The stock GXP exhaust is MUCH louder than the stock G8 GT exhaust.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #92
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I never saw a g8 before and I just googled it to see I think it looks horrible I cant imagine someone owning a Camaro liking that as well
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:34 PM   #93
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I never saw a g8 before and I just googled it to see I think it looks horrible I cant imagine someone owning a Camaro liking that as well
really?...well, to each his own. I think it's a great looking car...just keep in mind it's a 4dr/sedan, NOT a muscle car. I'm upset at the fact that they'll no longer be available. (unless GM changes their mind again).
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #94
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HA HA! That's ME! that's my car before I had it tuned and before I had the Vararam intake on it.
Some of you are very lucky to have country roads/ aka test tracks around every turn. She sounds good.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:13 PM   #95
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #96
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I have a 2009 G9 GT as my commuter car. It is a fantastic car and runs very very strong and its not the gxp. The camaro spends most of its time in the garage. BTW i test drove a GXP before i got the GT, just couldnt see spending 10k more on a car that would have 60k miles put on it a year. The GXP felt stronger then my SS and also sounded like it had headers. It was bone stock brand new, but had that great crackly fast revving sound.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #97
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I never saw a g8 before and I just googled it to see I think it looks horrible I cant imagine someone owning a Camaro liking that as well
I can see it not being someones favorite, but horrible.. You are definitely in the minority on that one.

I can't fill up my tank or roll through a parking lot, or drive thru window, or park in front of a business without at least one person EVERY day tell me love my car. (in some way)

When I bought the car, I parked it at one of my sites. I didn't say that I bought a new car. But when they saw it, they asked "who's Red car is that". (with a very enthusiastic admiration tone)

I said- mine. They gawked over it for awhile. And these are doctors, physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists, nurses, etc. (mean they all make decent money, so it isn't a class thing)

This rings true for all my sites with parking that is visible from the building.

I think you really need to see one of these things in person, cleaned up and there is no denying it is a very nice looking, car.

But- I am not trying to convience you to like it, but I guess I just rarely meet people who don't like the car.

Hell I took my car to the Dodge dealership here in town. I was wasting some time, just looking at the SRT-8s they had on the lot. The sales guy, who's job is to convience me to trade in and buy their car, Even liked my car. One guy even asked to sit in it and check it out closer.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #98
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:51 PM   #99
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.

If he's got a converter, chances are he's also got a tune. A good converter makes a big difference off the line. You don't necessarily need to spend too much (around or less than $1000)...a Vararam intake and a tune (especially if you have an A6) will make a very noticeable difference. Add in headers/exhaust if you want more.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:04 PM   #100
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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.
Dude was probably fibbing a little, who just does a converter?? I would say tune, CAI, converter...maybe headers/exhaust...

Don't be upset though, its just the way it is, the 'maro is what it is, its "OK" stock, but nothing special. A tune and CAI would be an easy way to wake it up for cheap. If you don't mind spending a few extra$$ get the ARH headers, you will find it is a night and day experience then.

Here is a video of me with just a tune and headers, it made a WORLD of difference, even though I only gained 42rwhp, with the tranny tune, it was WAY faster.

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Well...I've loved the G8 since it came out, but waited for the Camaro, cause I'm a Camaro girl at heart. I got severely spanked by a G8 today at the track, and the owner claims that his only mod is a torque converter. My best time was a 9.22 @78.6mph (1/8mile) and his was an 8.41 @ 83mph.

I hate to say I'm a little disappointed that I will have to mod my car (adding thousands of additional dollars to an already expensive car), to make it competitive. That bites.
You just need some extra track time, No new Camaro should be 9 sec. in the 1/8 mile.

with a converter he at least had a tune (I am guessing). tunes are known to turn this car from 13.6 to 13.2 (in some cases)
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