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Old 05-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #51
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After reading all these posts on this issue, I am sure glad I bought the Camaro I wanted and needed from the beginning.
If I felt that I made a mistake and got the wrong one and ended up wanting an SS I would basically bite the bullet and pay mine off first and then go and buy an SS.
If I wanted an SS I would have gotten one, I remember back in 09 when I saw my first Camaro at a dealership, I test drove both the SS and Lt, I left that place knowing in my heart that I wanted an SS, over the next couple of years I thought a lot about the options and weighed the differences in cost and what I actually really needed. The V6 made total sense to me, I could not justify having a car with just two more cylinders for another $10k (on average) ya I could have gotten a 1SS but then I would have given up some amenities.
When it came to the day I bought my car, I went out with intentions of getting a 1Lt non RS, after going to three different dealerships I found the car that had exactly what I wanted and bought it, I have no regrets after 5 months, dont really care for the SS, even if these cars came with a 4 cylinder I would still love them especially for thier looks.
If someone wants to put themselves in deeper debt for a measly two more cylinders then so be it, it's their right. I personally think they are being stupid with their money but that is my opinion. I think that when someone buys a high ticket item then they should stick with it, but if they trade up because they arent satisfied then they should be ready to take a hit in the wallet. I have heard so many excuses from folks trying to justify a trade up such as- "Its not really a Camaro unless it has eight cylinders" , " I was at the gas station the other day and someone asked me if it was a 8 or 6 cylinder engine, and I just couldn't handle the fact that I had to tell them it was a 6" (Oh Wahhhhhhhh!)
I have YET to hear a legitimate reason as to why I should spend ten thousand dollars just to get another two cylinders, and I have yet to hear someone in here really tell us just how bad they took it in the shorts when they traded up for the so called "prestige" of having an SS.........BIG WOOPING DEAL!
I have however heard some folks come up with some good reasons for having an SS such as they basically want more power to race it on the track, etc, etc...
The SS is a sweet car and my hat is off to the folks in here that bought one outright and got what they wanted in the first place, for those who traded up? Hey I hear there is a ZL1 model, maybe you should start stalking the dealerships so that you can trade your newly traded (financially upside down) SS, Heck you can do it, just stretch the payments out for ten years.....lol, OH! wait.....I also hear ther is a COPO Camaro too, so after you get the ZL1 you can trade it in after 6 months of ownership and get a COPO.......too funny.
Waht really gets me laughing is there are folks in here that totally swore off getting an SS and next thing you know, they are in here posting about how they "just upgraded" to an SS and wanting a pat on the back for it, wow........just wow.
To me there really is no "upgrading" to an SS from a V6, they are equally as nice as each other, it doesn't matter to me what Camaro model you drive, they all look awesome, in fact just the other day I went out of my way to go and compliment someone on how awesome their LS Camaro looked and that I hope to make mine look as nice as his one day, during the conversation the words SS or V8 never came out of our mouths, to some folks it is really not an issue.
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I love my V6.

My lowered pickup has my V8 if I need to ride around town and romp on the gas and make the middle easterners richer
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I'll be trading up next spring. I will have had my 2LT for 3 years. Reason for trading up?
Because I want to, and I can.

You only go around once. Might as well do it with a couple extra cylinders and the power that goes with it.
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had my v6 for 2 years. had just about every performance mod available for the v6, minus supercharger or turbo. I did have nitrous. My biggest issue was the tuning. Not a fan of the mail order tune, which is all that's available for the v6. And no other performance shop will touch the v6 here in vegas without charging an arm and a leg, or they wouldn't touch it at all, when it came to tuning. Car just wasn't running to it's fullest potential. and even if I could get it there, it wouldn't have been enough for me. So all in all, I just got tired of it.

I did put a lot of money into my v6, but i was putting out more power than an LS3, and still spent less overall. I just found a really great deal on an SS, and i was able to afford it. Got 19k for my v6 LS and got 28k for a 2011 2ss/rs with only 8k miles.

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I'll be trading up next spring. I will have had my 2LT for 3 years. Reason for trading up?
Because I want to, and I can.

You only go around once. Might as well do it with a couple extra cylinders and the power that goes with it.
Sounds like what I did. After 3 years, I wanted to and I could, so I did. No regrets for buying my 2010 2LT RS back in 2009 and no regrets for trading her in for my new 2012 2SS RS this past week. Who knows what I'll do in another couple of years. It's only money, God knows the government keeps printing more of it..............
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had my v6 for 2 years. had just about every performance mod available for the v6, minus supercharger or turbo. I did have nitrous. My biggest issue was the tuning. Not a fan of the mail order tune, which is all that's available for the v6. And no other performance shop will touch the v6 here in vegas without charging an arm and a leg, or they wouldn't touch it at all, when it came to tuning. Car just wasn't running to it's fullest potential. and even if I could get it there, it wouldn't have been enough for me. So all in all, I just got tired of it.

I did put a lot of money into my v6, but i was putting out more power than an LS3, and still spent less overall. I just found a really great deal on an SS, and i was able to afford it. Got 19k for my v6 LS and got 28k for a 2011 2ss/rs with only 8k miles.

and still plan on modding this one.
Wow! only a $9k difference.......hope it is worth it for you........$4500 each for those two extra cylinders.
I used to live in vegas myself, stoplight on every block that stay red for a good five minutes a piece, I can just imagine your gas mileage too, and premium on top of that, then there is the Vegas price on fuel, yep sure sounds worth it to me.
I used to live by Nellis and if I still did and if I had an SS I for sure would be visiting the track out there
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Sounds like what I did. After 3 years, I wanted to and I could, so I did. No regrets for buying my 2010 2LT RS back in 2009 and no regrets for trading her in for my new 2012 2SS RS this past week. Who knows what I'll do in another couple of years. It's only money, God knows the government keeps printing more of it..............
So true.............and we all just keep borrowing more and more of it, lol


That debt is going to come due someday soon, I dont think we are going to be ready for it
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That is indeed scary and true however my personal financial house is very much in order. Two of our 3 vehicles paid in full and our house will be by the end of next year. That is how/why I can do what I do. If only our government were as fiscally responsible.
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just going to pay off my current one then decide, in the 6th gen the V6 might still be a huge value, if not I can always get a lightly used SS if I feel the need. that being said I still love my current Camaro.
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I have the v8 and it is worth the extra 4500 per cylinder. It means a lot to me to have the car I want, so I waited 2 years.
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Just an observation here. This trading in business (V6-V8) probably isn't a lot different than what a lot of people did with another make of car when they bought their first Camaro.
Nobody ever seems to bring up that they traded something else in (as they might a V-6 for a V-8) and took a bath (which they probably did with whatever model they traded in).
Just sayin' the trade in game is the same no matter what you unload, and what you buy.
I'm sure there were a lot of other makes traded in and a V6 or a V8 Camaro was purchased new. Nobody's losing any sleep over that...It's the same difference, good or bad.
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Everyone saying my payment only went up xxx.00$ a month how many more months did you extend your loan? Did you end up with a new 60,72,84 month loan?
Same term plus a better interest rate with my SS.
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I have the v8 and it is worth the extra 4500 per cylinder. It means a lot to me to have the car I want, so I waited 2 years.
Ya but from what I understand you bought yours from the start and not traded in a V6 for one, I commend you for getting what you want and not settling for a V6 just to have a Camaro.
like you, it means a lot to me as well to get exactly the car I wanted too. I wanted the V6, that's what I got, no regrets, I see SSs all the time and they are awesome cars, but to me they are no better than any other model and no worse.
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If someone wants to put themselves in deeper debt for a measly two more cylinders then so be it, it's their right. I personally think they are being stupid with their money but that is my opinion. I think that when someone buys a high ticket item then they should stick with it, but if they trade up because they arent satisfied then they should be ready to take a hit in the wallet. I have heard so many excuses from folks trying to justify a trade up such as- "Its not really a Camaro unless it has eight cylinders" , " I was at the gas station the other day and someone asked me if it was a 8 or 6 cylinder engine, and I just couldn't handle the fact that I had to tell them it was a 6" (Oh Wahhhhhhhh!)
I have YET to hear a legitimate reason as to why I should spend ten thousand dollars just to get another two cylinders, and I have yet to hear someone in here really tell us just how bad they took it in the shorts when they traded up for the so called "prestige" of having an SS.........BIG WOOPING DEAL!
I have however heard some folks come up with some good reasons for having an SS such as they basically want more power to race it on the track, etc, etc...
The SS is a sweet car and my hat is off to the folks in here that bought one outright and got what they wanted in the first place, for those who traded up? Hey I hear there is a ZL1 model, maybe you should start stalking the dealerships so that you can trade your newly traded (financially upside down) SS, Heck you can do it, just stretch the payments out for ten years.....lol, OH! wait.....I also hear ther is a COPO Camaro too, so after you get the ZL1 you can trade it in after 6 months of ownership and get a COPO.......too funny.
Waht really gets me laughing is there are folks in here that totally swore off getting an SS and next thing you know, they are in here posting about how they "just upgraded" to an SS and wanting a pat on the back for it, wow........just wow.
true dat..
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Banks love people like you. "My payments only went up xx!!!!!!!"

Yeah, enjoy paying your payments for another 3-4 years.
Yea haha stupid me same term loan and a better interest rate then my other loan. Stupid stupid me
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Waht really gets me laughing is there are folks in here that totally swore off getting an SS and next thing you know, they are in here posting about how they "just upgraded" to an SS and wanting a pat on the back for it, wow........just wow.
LOL ones here right now....
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Yea haha stupid me same term loan and a better interest rate then my other loan. Stupid stupid me
Well.......there ARE a few exceptions to my argument lol, still think maybe you should have gotten the V8 in the first place.

Who knows? maybe one day I too will be trading my V6 in on an SS because my ego can't handle driving a V6......I am not going to say I never will, but I for one will not be coming in here and starting a thread about how I was so blind all this time and traded in my car for an SS, in fact if I EVER did trade for one, the only way you all will know that I did is probably by just reading the change in my avatar

From my observations in here I am noticing that most of these V6 purchases were from an "impulse" buy and the buyers got buyers remorse, and that most likely stems from not researching their initial purchase of this big ticket item before they bought it, I for one have had about three years from the moment of test driving each the V6 and V8. I mention the fact that I was impressed with the SS but after those three years I knew for sure what exact model I wanted.
Ya I lurked in here a lot before I bought one and I have read most of the V6 vs the V8 threads, I did my homework though and came home with the car I wanted, and I don't even have the slightest itch to go out and trade my V6 in just because of what folks in here are writing, and/or what some dufuss at the gas pump asks or says about my V6 while he is filling up his Smart car or Prius.
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I have a suggestion for those who traded to a V-8 SS. To avoid aggravation, just get a new screen name and pretend you're a new member. You won't be judged and you won't have to explain yourself.

My God, I've never heard so much angst over how someone spends their own money to get what they want. If there was no money spent unnecessarily by anyone, this web-site probably wouldn't exist, and there certainly wouldn't be a heck of lot to talk about. Peace!
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I have a suggestion for those who traded to a V-8 SS. To avoid aggravation, just get a new screen name and pretend you're a new member. You won't be judged and you won't have to explain yourself.

My God, I've never heard so much angst over how someone spends their own money to get what they want. If there was no money spent unnecessarily by anyone, this web-site probably wouldn't exist, and there certainly wouldn't be a heck of lot to talk about. Peace!
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I have a suggestion for those who traded to a V-8 SS. To avoid aggravation, just get a new screen name and pretend you're a new member. You won't be judged and you won't have to explain yourself.
You could do that but then that would be no fun, it's more fun to post about you trading up and taking a financial hit in the wallet......ya that makes more sense.
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You could do that but then that would be no fun, it's more fun to post about you trading up and taking a financial hit in the wallet......ya that makes more sense.
You do have a point!...lol...It is entertaining, I'll say that much!...Just sayin' trading in anything for something else, happens all the time...no matter what make or model it is, whether the same or different....

But I would also add it seems to boil down to...."I traded for something better than what you have"...followed by..."Well you just wasted a ton of money"...
lol..Both of these never change anybody's mind, one way or the other.
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Had the 6 and loved it, traded it for the Vert in an 8. A lot of friends had old muscle cars and some used to snicker at getting a 6, until they drove the Camaro 6 and saw the power.
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Well.......there ARE a few exceptions to my argument lol, still think maybe you should have gotten the V8 in the first place.

Who knows? maybe one day I too will be trading my V6 in on an SS because my ego can't handle driving a V6......I am not going to say I never will, but I for one will not be coming in here and starting a thread about how I was so blind all this time and traded in my car for an SS, in fact if I EVER did trade for one, the only way you all will know that I did is probably by just reading the change in my avatar

From my observations in here I am noticing that most of these V6 purchases were from an "impulse" buy and the buyers got buyers remorse, and that most likely stems from not researching their initial purchase of this big ticket item before they bought it, I for one have had about three years from the moment of test driving each the V6 and V8. I mention the fact that I was impressed with the SS but after those three years I knew for sure what exact model I wanted.
Ya I lurked in here a lot before I bought one and I have read most of the V6 vs the V8 threads, I did my homework though and came home with the car I wanted, and I don't even have the slightest itch to go out and trade my V6 in just because of what folks in here are writing, and/or what some dufuss at the gas pump asks or says about my V6 while he is filling up his Smart car or Prius.
Not an impulse buy in the least. I love people who assume to know why people bought their v6's in the first place. I actually looked at buying a Camaro for nearly 3 mths b4 buying my LT. I was debating between a few other cars to buy. MY reason I bought the v6 was I was living in Florida and traveling to & from Indiana every few months. Of course I wanted the SS but it was not practical for that type of travel. I loooooved my LT! Great car! But when things changed and I was able to move to Indiana (unexpected move) permanently I decided to look into a SS. And well the rest is history as they say
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Lil blue coupe are you trying to get your post count up? Kidding. I like seeing Camaros around, v8 or v6. Tired of all the mustangs
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