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View Poll Results: V6 Or V8
V6 11 15.28%
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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V6 Or V8 You Be The Judge!

We All know that V8 Owns,
but how many of you feel that way.

V8 OR V6

You Be The Judge Vote in the Poll
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'm still considering a V6 if they split the exhaust and if it tops 300 hp. I voted V8 though. The V8 is priority 1 for me, but cost out of college is a very important consideration. I'll probably make my decision by the end of September 2009.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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without v8's their is no american muscle cars, there is no stangs, maro's challengers, etc.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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I voted V6.

I'm still getting an 8. But GM's going to market the 6 very hard. They've worked on the car with the V6 very hard (50/50 weight, anyone?). And for good reason: They need it to sell if the Camaro line is going to survive. So it is actually MORE important than the V8.

Having a 6 under the hood of Camaro makes it no less a performance machine than having a V8. Just think of it as different tiers of performance, rather than different classes. In fact, the V6 car this time around will probably handle better than the SS. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Still, I'm getting a V8. 300hp is very impressive, but I want a little more is all.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:22 PM   #5
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I voted V6.

I'm still getting an 8. But GM's going to market the 6 very hard. They've worked on the car with the V6 very hard (50/50 weight, anyone?). And for good reason: They need it to sell if the Camaro line is going to survive. So it is actually MORE important than the V8.

Having a 6 under the hood of Camaro makes it no less a performance machine than having a V8. Just think of it as different tiers of performance, rather than different classes. In fact, the V6 car this time around will probably handle better than the SS. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Still, I'm getting a V8. 300hp is very impressive, but I want a little more is all.
That's far closer to what I was trying to say than what I actually said.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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V8 400 Hp

the V8 is 400HP under the Hood
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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the V8 is 400HP under the Hood
Yeah—Dragoneye was saying the the V6 is amazing and will crush much of the competition with light modification, but he still wants more power because muscle car guys like us are power greedy like that.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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I do agree though, Chevy is really trying to push the V6 like they feel that the V6 has enough power, price and gas mpg to be the ultimate driving machine. There saying Don't put the V6 Down its just as good as the V8
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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V8 Owns
Can't Change my mind.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:36 PM   #10
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V8 Owns
Can't Change my mind.
Sorry.
I agree. It's all about the power under the hood and the ability to control that power. When it comes to muscle cars, that means big displacement and more cylinders. I want a V8. Hell—if I could afford the R&D on a W20 motor, I'd roll around with a ground-shaking, window-shattering 20-cylinders under my hood. I want more power, but I don't want to starve to death to pay for it. I'm all about the top model, but I might be rolling around in a cheap V6 with heavy modification to keep up with you guys rolling around in V8s.
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I'll likely be living within walking distance or at most a few miles from work, so fuel economy isn't important to me. Thus I picked the V8. However, I consider the V6 a very solid choice and would definitely consider it for the price and insurance savings.
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I don't give a damn if it gets 10 mpg I am getting the V8. Are you kidding?
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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V6's allow the costs of things to be spread out making the V8's more affordable. I am getting the V8 though
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:26 PM   #15
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The V8 will have Chevy's "Active Fuel Management". That means the engine will run on only 4 cylinders at low speeds, then switches to 8 when you floor it. So uh, V8
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:07 AM   #16
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The V8 will have Chevy's "Active Fuel Management". That means the engine will run on only 4 cylinders at low speeds, then switches to 8 when you floor it. So uh, V8


Seeing as though I only live 7 miles from work, I'm really not worried about gas mileage. Oh, and ^^^, that would be VVT, yeah...not worried.
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I voted v8, i want a v8, might need to consider v6 depending on price and at$3.73 per gallon, now THAT price mite be a factor. But my 5.3 in the GMC 4X4 'can' get 22 mpg on the interstate, going east with no load, so the v6 will have to do really well on gas or be a lot cheaper to win me over. If the 3.6 gets near 300 hp, that is near what my 02 Z28 was rated at, so who knows...
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The V6 sounds impressive... I just can't see myself buying a Camaro without a V8. It absolutely - positively - has got to be a V8 for me.
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I want a V8, really bad...but I won't get one. I just can't afford the purchase, insurance, or gas for my 76 mile/day commute.

Really, I'll be taking one for the team. GM's going to have to sell lots of V6 models for Camaro to carry part of its own CAFE weight, and I suspect that they're going to build a lot more with the V6 for that reason. With lots of V6 Camaros languishing on the lot, ever rising gas prices, a shortage of V8 Camaros available, and decent performance from the V6, I suspect lots of people will change their tune.

Besides, folks buying the V6 brand new means that in a few years you'll be able to buy a used V6 Camaro in great condition for that engine you've been building in your garage.
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Now here is how this old fart sees it.LOL I am a 66 yo kid. Not old enought for a 4 door yet. My last 3 cars have been new Monte Carlos. My present car is a 2006 LTZ with the 3.9/242hp V6. It has good passing power and off the line. It will give me 31 mpg on the interstate at 75mph. The 303 hp V8 SS gets about 22-24 under the same conditions. My brother has an Impala SS and that is the best he has ever got.
I am thinking the 3.6 300hp would be mighty sweet and my dealer knows I want to place an order asap for a new Camaro.
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I'm still considering a V6 if they split the exhaust and if it tops 300 hp. I voted V8 though. The V8 is priority 1 for me, but cost out of college is a very important consideration. I'll probably make my decision by the end of September 2009.

Im going for a V6 too and im sure they will split the exhaut, hell my firebird is a V6 and i have dual exhaust( it came with the sports option package)
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Im going for a V6 too and im sure they will split the exhaut, hell my firebird is a V6 and i have dual exhaust( it came with the sports option package)
It doesn't look that way right now. Plus, my buddy's RS has a single exhaust. I want the duals. I know I could do that with aftermarket parts, but I don't want to have to do it. I will only get it if there's just no way I could afford a V8 within 2 years of college.
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I agree with the duals. I'm a person who like symetry so anything they do with one side, I think they should do to the other, where practical, especially regarding exhaust tips.
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