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Old 01-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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When people come up and ask you about your car

At first I was looking forward to people saying NICE CAR or something... But now it gets kind of annoying when strange people come up to me and talk to me about my car. Especially when the first thing they ask is "v6 or v8"? Now that's really annoying. Some people who only care if it's a v8 are so closed minded and generally have no clue what the difference is or how much power a v6 can actually put out. Or they start rambling off about their life stories or something... I just wanted to ask you guys abut your personal experiences that bug you. Today two different people tried talking to me at a gas station. I really do like when people check out my car or give me thumbs up or just say "nice car" but if all they have to say is "is it the 6 or the 8" and shake their heads and walk away when I say "6", then they need to just keep their mouths shut.

So basically... What are your personal experiences? I know many of you have good experiences too. Mine have mostly been bad though.


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Old 01-31-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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do people really shake there heads and walk away lol?
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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I get the is that a 6 or 8 and when i say 6 they look like they dont want to talk to me anymore. hahaha i dont care because 9 times out of 10 my car looks better then theres anyway.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:15 PM   #6
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I get the is that a 6 or 8 and when i say 6 they look like they dont want to talk to me anymore. hahaha i dont care because 9 times out of 10 my car looks better then theres anyway.
Haha yeah exactly. I sayin "the fu*k you lookin at" in my head...lol


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Old 01-31-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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do people really shake there heads and walk away lol?
No I just shortened that up. They just become uninterested at that point.


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Old 01-31-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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I love when people come up and compliment my car. No one has ever said that i should have got the coupe or that they like the coupe more than the vert like people on here do.

Sounds like you are a bit insecure about your car. Just be happy with what you have and don't give a crap what people think.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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I love when people come up and compliment my car. No one has ever said that i should have got the coupe or that they like the coupe more than the vert like people on here do.

Sounds like you are a bit insecure about your car. Just be happy with what you have and don't give a crap what people think.
I'm very insecure overall I have to admit. But I am happy with my car so far it's turning out to be one tough badass ;D


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Old 01-31-2012, 06:21 PM   #10
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Did you ever think that maybe if they have to ask, they are not familiar with the new generation of Camaros?

So when you tell them its a V6, bear in mind that their first impulse just might be that it sounds unusual to them.

Besides, there's no law that says they have to kiss your ass, either.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #11
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Sorry Jaun, but I know how the OP feels, and I have a 8. I have experienced what he is talking about twice.

I had a guy roll up on me and all he kept asking was if I got the V8. Kinda got on my nerves.

Then at a car show a bunch of us were hanging out both 6 and 8's when this guy walks up and starts talking trash about the 6 's.

Bad thing is he was a fellow 5th gen owner. I don't believe in putting anyone else ride down. If you can't say something nice.............
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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I tell them it's a V10, they walk away like WTF.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:26 PM   #13
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Just tell them "it's got the 323 horsepower 3.6 liter." and leave it at that.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:26 PM   #14
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you will enjoy your car more if you stay away from reading the SS threads and especially the "I should have gotten a SS...I upgraded to an SS" etc. threads. Forums are fun and provide a wealth of information but they tend to make you take some things for granted, wish you had this or that, mod this or that, etc. etc. Love what you have.

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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Nobody has ever asked if I had a 6 or 8. Except for one obnoxious ass, every soul who has seen it has liked it. I still get people wanting to have their picture taken next to it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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I hear ya on the 6 or 8. I have an SS and it gets annoying, but what I find interesting is more people ask me about my Jeep than my Camaro
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #17
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Back in 2009 I told people that walked up that this was the new Chevrolet Volt coupe It was about 50/50 whether they bought it or not.

To the OP, it's probably because they like your car but don't know what else to ask. The "do you like it?" and "does it go fast?" are just as annoying. I use "it's beautiful" and "I love it" remarks when complementing someone else's car. When driving, a simple thumbs up will do
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:34 PM   #18
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The question I get asked more than is it a V6 or V8 is if it is a 6 speed. I just LOL and say they are all six speeds.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #19
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When I am out driving, And someone passes me, I feel bad for the v8 camaros because this guy will go around and tell everyone that he just beat a v8 camaro even though I have a v6. The common person doesn't know the difference between the 6 and the 8. But whenever anyone becomes disinterested by my car being a v6, I take a step back, take a deep breath, and soak in the beauty of my "more-than-capable" Camaro weather a 6 or an 8, it is still a camaro.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #20
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When they ask me what it's got in it I say "3.6 liter, 312 hp and some change with the CAI on it" and if we get around to "it's a v6", they're impressed by this point. If they say anything about it's not a v8 I just say "well I don't have to compensate for a small penis so I'm good with 312 hp." and go on my merry way.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:41 PM   #21
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I've also noticed at car shows and meets, that a few, not all, guys who look at cars ask stupid questions to which they already know the answer...Don't be so thin skinned!!!..Mopar guys can get dissed for not having a Hemi...etc. Its not all just about V6,V8 Camaros...
If you want to sort of fish for compliments, you gotta sometimes expect the opposite....
Camaros? I love them all!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #22
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When they ask me what it's got in it I say "3.6 liter, 312 hp and some change with the CAI on it" and if we get around to "it's a v6", they're impressed by this point. If they say anything about it's not a v8 I just say "well I don't have to compensate for a small penis so I'm good with 312 hp." and go on my merry way.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:46 PM   #23
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Just thought of a new response to the , is it s 6 or 8 question. From now on I'm saying , most people give it a 10
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:46 PM   #24
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im sold on that response
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #25
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I get asked the question too! I also get asked what it's worth. I tell people it's worth whatever the highest bidder wants to pay. Haha
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