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Old 04-27-2009, 01:45 AM   #26
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V6 to V6 I'd give it to the camaro as far as modifying ability goes, the 3.6 in the chevy has WAY more potential.
I don't know, the 3.8 is a little bigger and I've heard rumors of around 35-40hp from just I/H/E already. Plus the gen has a couple hundred pound in weight advantage. Only time will tell for the 3.6 and we see some dynos...
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #27
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I don't know, the 3.8 is a little bigger and I've heard rumors of around 35-40hp from just I/H/E already. Plus the gen has a couple hundred pound in weight advantage. Only time will tell for the 3.6 and we see some dynos...
I saw a qoute for 50hp from I/E on here, someone linked to a company that makes parts for the cadillac cts.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #28
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ohh, okay, i wasnt sure.


so i went a dodge/hyundai dealership saturday...
and their salesmen know nothing, they had like 6 challengers and 4 genesis coupes sitting on the lot...i asked if they had one with a track pack. he promptly said yes, and took me to a white 3.8. he looked into the window, and confirmed it was a track pack after looking for about 20 seconds. i glanced down at the brakes, it had single piston silver brakes.
fail.
Dont trust dealers. Did it have the spoiler on the back? If not, its not the track. Track has 4 piston front and rear.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:22 PM   #29
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haha i know. (thats why i said fail)
but i just let him go on his marry way thinking he knew what he was talking about.
haha i have no intention of buying a genesis.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #30
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I saw a qoute for 50hp from I/E on here, someone linked to a company that makes parts for the cadillac cts.
50hp from just I/E, that is pretty impressive for only 3.6L NA. I wonder if that included a tune? I'm also what kinds of times approx 350hp would give the camaro? I'm thinking probably not much better than about 5.5 to 60 given the torque most likely won't go up much...
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #31
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yeah, i like torque alot more than horses.
its what gets you going!

...yet im buying a V6..haha
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #32
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i somehow feel like this comparison was a waste of time...
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:24 PM   #33
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Cool

After a few weeks of BS from my Chevy dealer (who promptly cashed my deposit check) in particular, not 1 returned call, I got my $1,000 back and will have my Genesis 380 GT on Thursday or Friday... the Camaro is the ultimate dream car, but at this point it is just that, not a reality. I'll be putting over 300 hp down on the Genesis RWD tires next weekend...it was nice while the dream lasted guys, but I'm tired of waiting for what should be a pleasurable experience to be ruined by a shady dealer network on the brink of demise. Best of luck with the Camaros and drive safe!
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:43 PM   #34
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Didn't Hyundai actually turn a profit last year?
Yes, they did.

Korean labor is cheap....Buick made a profit in China too last year.

Buy a Hyundai, receive happy ending..no extra charge.



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Old 05-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #35
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After a few weeks of BS from my Chevy dealer (who promptly cashed my deposit check) in particular, not 1 returned call, I got my $1,000 back and will have my Genesis 380 GT on Thursday or Friday... the Camaro is the ultimate dream car, but at this point it is just that, not a reality. I'll be putting over 300 hp down on the Genesis RWD tires next weekend...it was nice while the dream lasted guys, but I'm tired of waiting for what should be a pleasurable experience to be ruined by a shady dealer network on the brink of demise. Best of luck with the Camaros and drive safe!
Later, JC.
congratulations!
my little brother got a genesis coupe shift lever in his McDonalds happy meal last week, i guess the factory got confused.

can you look to see if you got his spy kit? he really wanted that!
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:36 PM   #36
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You couldn't pay me to drive a Hyundai.

I've seen enough junk come from that company to keep me away from any Korean car.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:45 AM   #37
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You couldn't pay me to drive a Hyundai.

I've seen enough junk come from that company to keep me away from any Korean car.
You do realize that this is the exact attitude that has been keeping the American car companies in the toilet.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:48 AM   #38
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You couldn't pay me to drive a Hyundai.

I've seen enough junk come from that company to keep me away from any Korean car.
To each their own ... I would gladly take their money, and their car, then drive to GM dealer and pick up something that I actually want.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:52 PM   #39
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Hey levi1922- you are hilarious, I'll be sure to catch your stand up routine when I come down to Texas. Have fun with 'Cammy' (that is sooo sweet, tough guy). The GM dealer network has serious and possibly fatal flaws. BTW, your little brother needs a secret decoder ring in his next happy meal, then you can ask him when you'll be getting 'Cammy'...
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Dude, squege1, I thought you left?

There's more to buying a revived American classic than just the numbers and performance (whether it's the 6 or the 8). It's the heritage, it's Chevy finally getting it right and it's one hell of a beautiful car with high quality and performance marks in all the testing so far.

Enjoy the Gen coupe, it too is a nice car. But the heritage and what it represents to muscle car freaks is the first attraction to the Camaro!

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You do realize that this is the exact attitude that has been keeping the American car companies in the toilet.
The American car companies have had a multitude of models and specific issues that tarnished their names. However, there were plenty of class leaders throughout the years, and bulletproof designs.

Hyundai has never made a nice car or a quality car, period. And they haven't yet, either.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:35 PM   #42
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I agree with all your points and truly believe that the Camaro will be one of the classics of all time, I wish I could buy one right now. I simply have made a choice on a different vehicle, but that does not change my opinion of the Camaro. I wish everybody would go out and support GM and the Camaro, I simply do not think that the dealer network knows basic customer service anymore and it is a real same because the GM Design teams are hitting all their marks but they are only one piece of the puzzle. My experience was basically night/day going from Chevy to a Hyuandai showroom. It is a very sad day for me as I have always been GM loyal and I was in a position to continue to do that by buying a new Camaro; I simply could not deal with another Chevy dealership that either did not know what they were talking about or were outright lying to me about their allocations and the whole process. They took the whole enjoyment out of making a major purchase like buying a car should be, I found myself more angry and frustrated rather than excited. The Genesis GT gave me back that excitement when I drove it (fast). Best of luck and drive safe!
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Hey levi1922- you are hilarious, I'll be sure to catch your stand up routine when I come down to Texas. Have fun with 'Cammy' (that is sooo sweet, tough guy). The GM dealer network has serious and possibly fatal flaws. BTW, your little brother needs a secret decoder ring in his next happy meal, then you can ask him when you'll be getting 'Cammy'...
i HEART cammy.
i ordered 4/25, so im obviously in any huge hurry to get her.
i have a 4th gen now, and it makes me smile 'round the turns,
so it will hold me over till i get cammy.

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Yes, they did.

Korean labor is cheap....Buick made a profit in China too last year.

Buy a Hyundai, receive happy ending..no extra charge.



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Not as cheap as you think. The Union workers at Hyundai has had a walk off strike every year since the 1980's. The workers get just as much benefits and then some compared to the UAW. And you STILL dont get a happy ending. Talk about a let down.
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You got to give it to Hyundai for coming out with a car like the Genesis. They took a huge risk in making a RWD sports car from a company known primarily as an economy car maker. But they nailed the product design right from the get go on its first try with absolutely NO heritage to speak of or experience in motor sports. Now that is achievement.
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