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Old 04-05-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Why are you getting the V6?

Just wondering why some of you chose the V6 over the V8.

For me, it's because I'm a college student and I want a car this is really good-looking and awesome, and I love the older Camaros, but something that's also not a gas guzzler and something that won't cost too much in insurance.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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gas mileage, lower insurance and lower price. still looks amazing! 305 HP is enough for me!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Cheaper price point, better mileage, and I already have a big V8 for when I want to go really fast. Its a perfect daily driver upgrade from my current 93 cavalier.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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The V-6 has more HP than my 89 IROC-Z 5.7 and it's about 7K cheaper than the V-8 I would've gotten.
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I may or may not get the LLT Camaro, but I'll tell you why I would get the V6 and be happy if that became the car I could afford.

It's fast. No—it isn't the LS3, but it is dominant among the pony cars and will run with the best Japan has to offer.

"It's still a Camaro." In the words of one of my coworkers, any Camaro is worthy of the name. It will still dominate Mustang and Challenger V6s, so it is still a winner in a lower class.

There's always a faster car. The V8 is a great road warrior, but there just isn't enough competition in that bracket. Competing with slightly faster cars in the 300-hp division might be fun. It's always great to be a winning underdog.

It's the ultimate sleeper. High-performance V6s are getting pretty popular. Expect to see some 400-hp LLT Camaros rolling around with their superior weight distribution (50-50) and their high-tech GM engines.

Look at it. No sacrifices have been made inside to separate the interiors. They look the same on the inside, so there's no feeling of missing out.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:48 PM   #6
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I may or may not get the LLT Camaro, but I'll tell you why I would get the V6 and be happy if that became the car I could afford.

It's fast. No—it isn't the LS3, but it is dominant among the pony cars and will run with the best Japan has to offer.

"It's still a Camaro." In the words of one of my coworkers, any Camaro is worthy of the name. It will still dominate Mustang and Challenger V6s, so it is still a winner in a lower class.

There's always a faster car. The V8 is a great road warrior, but there just isn't enough competition in that bracket. Competing with slightly faster cars in the 300-hp division might be fun. It's always great to be a winning underdog.

It's the ultimate sleeper. High-performance V6s are getting pretty popular. Expect to see some 400-hp LLT Camaros rolling around with their superior weight distribution (50-50) and their high-tech GM engines.

Look at it. No sacrifices have been made inside to separate the interiors. They look the same on the inside, so there's no feeling of missing out.

You hit the Nail right on the head :c lap::cla p:
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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I may or may not get the LLT Camaro, but I'll tell you why I would get the V6 and be happy if that became the car I could afford.

It's fast. No—it isn't the LS3, but it is dominant among the pony cars and will run with the best Japan has to offer.

"It's still a Camaro." In the words of one of my coworkers, any Camaro is worthy of the name. It will still dominate Mustang and Challenger V6s, so it is still a winner in a lower class.

There's always a faster car. The V8 is a great road warrior, but there just isn't enough competition in that bracket. Competing with slightly faster cars in the 300-hp division might be fun. It's always great to be a winning underdog.

It's the ultimate sleeper. High-performance V6s are getting pretty popular. Expect to see some 400-hp LLT Camaros rolling around with their superior weight distribution (50-50) and their high-tech GM engines.

Look at it. No sacrifices have been made inside to separate the interiors. They look the same on the inside, so there's no feeling of missing out.

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Old 04-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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i agree with everything said above, the V8 would be cool but i'm not in the financial position to be making those payments, plus insurance (being only 22 that hurts a lot!), and of course gas money, but i'm not ashamed at all of that, this is one of the most advanced V6 engines in the world, i would almost feel bad driving the V8 because i feel like its being lazy just replacing technology with displacement with is an old school mind set and does not impress me, and finally the mods for the V6 should be KILLER!!! even just getting it tuned to run on premium gas would probably give you a big increase in power...
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:55 PM   #10
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Well for me, being 22 and in college, my financials permitted me to either get the 2LT or 1SS. I figured that the power would be nice for a while, but I would rather have the creature features inside that I would probably benefit more from on a day to day basis.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:29 AM   #11
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I may or may not get the LLT Camaro, but I'll tell you why I would get the V6 and be happy if that became the car I could afford.

It's fast. No—it isn't the LS3, but it is dominant among the pony cars and will run with the best Japan has to offer.

"It's still a Camaro." In the words of one of my coworkers, any Camaro is worthy of the name. It will still dominate Mustang and Challenger V6s, so it is still a winner in a lower class.

There's always a faster car. The V8 is a great road warrior, but there just isn't enough competition in that bracket. Competing with slightly faster cars in the 300-hp division might be fun. It's always great to be a winning underdog.

It's the ultimate sleeper. High-performance V6s are getting pretty popular. Expect to see some 400-hp LLT Camaros rolling around with their superior weight distribution (50-50) and their high-tech GM engines.

Look at it. No sacrifices have been made inside to separate the interiors. They look the same on the inside, so there's no feeling of missing out.
I agree with most of what you've said. Only things I would disagree on would be that the v6 camaro is a pretty horrible sleeper in that it looks 95% like it's v8 sister car. There's nothing wrong in that, just that most people will think they rolled up next to a v8, and then wonder why they didn't get demolished. A nice sleeper is the cobalt ss. Also, I don't think the v6 will run with the best of japan, but it will run with most of what's in it's price range. The rest though, as i've said, I do agree with.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:42 AM   #12
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #13
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1. Price, at $24,670 for the one I am getting, it is $4,000 less than My Sky with 134 more horsepower and better features (although not a convertible)
2. I don't need 400-426 HP for the kind of driving I do every day.
3. I love the look of the V6 more then the V8
4. It's a Camaro!
5. 29 mpg highway is more than my Sky and close to the HHR...
6. All the reviews I have read on the V6 makes it seem like a better everyday car, and trip car than an SS would be.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:33 AM   #14
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I'm looking at the total package of what I'm getting for my money. I don't need to be the fastest off the line and as someone said, there will always be a faster car out there. I've driven the CTS with the direct inject engine and it was great. I ordered a 2LT/RS so I get all the creature comforts I've come to enjoy. The 2SS would be another $7,000 or so for the same package plus the V8 and brakes. To me, that's a lot to spend on something that isn't going to make much, if any difference in my day to day driving. I'm not into racing and I don't do stop light drag racing any more.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #15
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It will be my daily driver. I can afford the 2SS the gas, the insurance, etc., but I wanted something I can enjoy and not worry about if my family needs to drive it. The V6 will be more manageable for them. I'm keeping it for the long term too. Not for the collectors value, but for driving pleasure. My job "affords" me the opportunity to drive fast everyday if I need too, with powerful cars, so that's not my main concern.
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For all the reasons above. Orderd 2LT/RS
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Ordered 2LT/RS. Ordered pretty much loaded for around the same price as a 1SS. I am not going to race and have many more options than the 1SS.
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gas mileage, lower insurance and lower price. still looks amazing! 305 HP is enough for me!
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #19
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2LT/RS I can keep my grand am but don't need to since the LT has great gas milage. And i could get it about 8 mnths sooner than an 2SS.
2SS/RS I would want to keep my Grand Am and a daily driver and just take out the SS for fun. But i would be able to get it quicker if i had a trade in... I dunno what to do.
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To appease my practical side

For me, the V6 is the perfect balance between practicality and fun.

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1. Price, at $24,670 for the one I am getting, it is $4,000 less than My Sky with 134 more horsepower and better features (although not a convertible)
2. I don't need 400-426 HP for the kind of driving I do every day.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #21
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For me, I hope to be ordering the 2LT in the next couple months because:

1. I have a '68 V8 now
2. It will be my winter car (don't need 400 pound-feet in the snow!)
3. 12 year old son will drive it someday...
4. My first '68 was a 250 cube 6 with a heavy duty clutch and a header--I freakin' loved it!
5. My 12 year old son will drive it someday...
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #22
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The V6 gives you the best bang for the buck. Where else can you get a car that looks this awesome, has 305hp, gets 29 MPG on the highway, and even loaded out with the RS package is less than $30K? I remember my first thought... really I can afford one of these?!?
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Knowing how I drive, I just can't think of anything I would do with a V8 that I can't do with a V6. I'm not that aggressive.
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So you changed your mind ant? Dude.. you should just buy a used V8 camaro or vette.

I know a guy selling an 84 vette, 350 crossfire, automatic 4+3 and it runs.. for $2500 bucks lol.

On a serious note that's a good move for your first car. I love this V6 engine it's got as much HP as my LT1 V8.
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The_Blur's post pretty much sums it up for me as well - great combo of power, fuel efficiency, and gorgeous exterior!
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