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Old 05-16-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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Talking This is the best V6 car you can possibly get

Honestly, this is the best V6 car you can possibly get. I was at the race track the other day and even the racers couldn't tell this was only a V6. This baby rides damn good and very fast as well. Future V6 owners will not be disappointed, trust me. Just from driving an hour I got almost 15 people who acknowledged the car and many stupid kids wanting to race with their Hondas, but I find that a waist of time . Overall this car is a head turner for sure and I'm glad to be an owner of such a beautiful car
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:00 AM   #2
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It helps that many people will not be able to tell the difference between the V6 and V8.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:47 AM   #3
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I will probably get a V6
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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... V6 for me. As much as I would like to have the V8, the six is perfect for my situation... a daily driver. It's great looking, powerful (as much hp as my V8 Mustang), well-balanced, and gets 29 mpg !! All for less than $30K !! That's pretty tough to beat !!
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:20 AM   #5
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Honestly, this is the best V6 car you can possibly get. I was at the race track the other day and even the racers couldn't tell this was only a V6. This baby rides damn good and very fast as well. Future V6 owners will not be disappointed, trust me. Just from driving an hour I got almost 15 people who acknowledged the car and many stupid kids wanting to race with their Hondas, but I find that a waist of time . Overall this car is a head turner for sure and I'm glad to be an owner of such a beautiful car
You weren't ON the race track with a 2-day old car, were you?

Congrats on the car in any case!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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You weren't ON the race track with a 2-day old car, were you?

Congrats on the car in any case!

no no no hahaha. my uncles races and he wanted me to come down with him.
i could honestly say i havn't pushed the pedal more than half way and i could already tell this thing is a beast. i wish they would have kept that torque gage on the bottom gages. i cant imagine how the SS feels
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Those bottom gauges have to go. After the first few crashes while people are looking down you'll know. They look good but need to come WAY up by the main gauges.

But yea 300 HP will feel like a V8 This is why no one has love for the mid 70's Camaro's. Cause kids are just to fixated on HP numbers not quality of the ride.

My 305 v8 2bbl had 140 HP (before mods of course). Just sayin'.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:31 PM   #9
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But yea 300 HP will feel like a V8
A very old V8, sure. The V6 is a good car but let's not live in fantasy land.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:43 PM   #10
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Gotta admit, the lower cost, friendlier insurance, and insanely good gas mileage make the V6 very tempting. Use the extra money on a few engine mods and a nice suspension upgrade, and it will be a beast of a car. On the other hand, our beloved leader will certainly ban V8s soon, so I'd like to get one now while I can. Decisions...
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #11
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The Canadian Pricing for V8's is a litttle rich. A 2ss is 43K.
So it's a v6 for me - the main bonus there is "regular gas"
and mileage which btw is never gonna be 29mpg...ever. (someone please prove me wrong
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:19 PM   #12
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im getting a V6 and im fine with that,
it sounds and looks amazing.
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Still can't decide which sound I like better. The V6 is revy, sounds like it just wants to take off and RUUUUUUUUUN. It sounds highly tuned, like a thoroughly modern high performance/smaller-mid displacement engine. The V8, on the other hand, has that real nice rumble. It is a little lazy, little old school, but powerful and sophisticated and just awe inspiring. Both are just so good in different ways.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #14
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No doubt this V6 is gonna make a name for itself. The Camaro, regardless of powertrain
can hold it's own with just about anything.
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I was shocked when test driving, had to ask the dealer over and over if this was really the 6cyl.

This V6 is full of power!!!
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The Canadian Pricing for V8's is a litttle rich. A 2ss is 43K.
So it's a v6 for me - the main bonus there is "regular gas"
and mileage which btw is never gonna be 29mpg...ever. (someone please prove me wrong
Plenty of folks beating that number...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20619
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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and mileage which btw is never gonna be 29mpg...ever. (someone please prove me wrong
On the highway in 6th gear? Oh you will see this number. No problem.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #18
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On the highway in 6th gear? Oh you will see this number. No problem.
EPA inflates the numbers a little bit. Foreign or domestic.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #19
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A very old V8, sure. The V6 is a good car but let's not live in fantasy land.
LoL I am jealous of 300 hp. I wish the 78 corvette atleast had that................
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A very old V8, sure. The V6 is a good car but let's not live in fantasy land.
how bout the 2006 V8 Mustang ... not that old ...

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Plenty of folks beating that number...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums showthread.php?t=20619
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:50 PM   #21
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Those bottom gauges have to go. After the first few crashes while people are looking down you'll know. They look good but need to come WAY up by the main gauges.
Yeah because I know I'm constantly scanning my transmission temperature while cruising the highway.

They're a cosmetic gimmick. None of them offer any real-time relevance that you must divert attention to them with any regularity.
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EPA inflates the numbers a little bit. Foreign or domestic.
Last year they changed their test procedure and calculations. EPA numbers now represent an average driver pretty well. Many people will beat the EPA numbers without trying.
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Yeah because I know I'm constantly scanning my transmission temperature while cruising the highway.

They're a cosmetic gimmick. None of them offer any real-time relevance that you must divert attention to them with any regularity.
Probably why they did away with the torque guage? I'd probably crash at least once while watching it climb
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EPA inflates the numbers a little bit. Foreign or domestic.
On a very flat 5 mile stretch in my SS I got 30.8 mpg. Yes a very small sampling, but if I can get that the V6 will surely be able to get 29 mpg.
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Probably why they did away with the torque guage? I'd probably crash at least once while watching it climb
I have nothing but intuition to back me up, but I think it was patenting that killed it.
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