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Old 05-16-2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #16
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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...
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #20
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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...
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 07:52 PM   #23
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 10:18 PM   #24
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #25
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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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Old 05-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #27
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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.
im with him
the EPA estimates dropped about 3-5 for most cars...which is that amount that you used to have to subtract from the sticker. they should be fairly close to bang on now.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:04 AM   #28
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I know the Edmunds editors average about what the EPA says for their LT fleet, and they're lead footed and drive in LA traffic, so if anything the EPA numbers are pessimistic. Then again, if you're not lead footed with the Camaro then you're not doing it right.

The 4 pack gauges are purely cosmetic. Good to check at a stoplight, but I doubt anyone in their right mind would look at them while driving. They sure do add some nice detail to the interior.
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