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Old 07-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Sorry but i had to.

I tried very hard to resist the V8 bug but after going to a local 5th gen. meet last saturday I seen some very nice and done up right SS's. The V8 bug hit me hard and i couldn't put it off any longer. No matter how much i like my V6 and try to put performance parts to make it more than it is, it is still a V6. There is way more high performance options with the V8 compared to the V6.

Went to a dealer today about an hour from my house and test drove a 1SS with the 6 speed manual and i was hooked. Signed the papers an hour after that and will drop off my 1LT tomorrow and drive home the new SS.

I'll stay in touch and hang around the LFX forum from time to time. Good luck to all of you with your V6's.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
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Well just go on then... and don't forget to change your member name!


Just kidding, warrior. Enjoy your new beast!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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I'll see today what's so awsome about the SS... Metting with C5 club and i'm going to ask for a test drive to feel what it's about...
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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Where is this meet at Monchy?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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Where is this meet at Monchy?
NJ... They toll me there's a car show...
Here's the place: Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, 180 Ferry Road, Old Bridge Township, NJ 08857
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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Warrior06---great! Tells us more about the deal u got? Were u a bit upside down? Payments go up too much? What about insurance?

Dealer keeps calling me with some sweet 1SS and 2SS used just arrived at lot, LOL. Went by just to take a look and wow. Problem is the stinkin dealer appraised by 1LT way low at 23K (got it for 30K and put 5K down) the 1ss asking price of 29K. VOLTURES, lol. So ofcourse, they want extra down payment and add on the upside down amount as well, and end up with $700 payments:(

Test drove an SS, and man love the acceleration from dead stop. The slight lag from v6 is not there. Seems like the 420hp really matches the 3700lbs perfect and makes it run like its supposed to. Plus the cool magnetic suspension. Hard to resist.

Only problems are that the v8 run the premium gas, and the 2-3 avg mpg differece.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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Warrior06---great! Tells us more about the deal u got? Were u a bit upside down? Payments go up too much? What about insurance?

Dealer keeps calling me with some sweet 1SS and 2SS used just arrived at lot, LOL. Went by just to take a look and wow. Problem is the stinkin dealer appraised by 1LT way low at 23K (got it for 30K and put 5K down) the 1ss asking price of 29K. VOLTURES, lol. So ofcourse, they want extra down payment and add on the upside down amount as well, and end up with $700 payments:(

Test drove an SS, and man love the acceleration from dead stop. The slight lag from v6 is not there. Seems like the 420hp really matches the 3700lbs perfect and makes it run like its supposed to. Plus the cool magnetic suspension. Hard to resist.

Only problems are that the v8 run the premium gas, and the 2-3 avg mpg differece.
I can notice that you didn't mod your car yet... With the CAi, TB, mace25mm, tune and the lag is gone!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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I can notice that you didn't mod your car yet... With the CAi, TB, mace25mm, tune and the lag is gone!
Oh I got the CAI kit in there Next will probably be the ported TB and a tune. My 1LT is no slouch, but once I drove that SS felt the launch power at similar throttle input, I was sick w/ the v8 bug. I'm recovering, though.

Will wait for dyno numbers and chart before I buy the ported TB. Hopefully its worth the money. In the mean time, I just drive on Sport mode and rev it up to by-pass the slight "lag".
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Went to a dealer today about an hour from my house and test drove a 1SS with the 6 speed manual and i was hooked. Signed the papers an hour after that and will drop off my 1LT tomorrow and drive home the new SS.
Did your 1LT have mods? If so, did the dealer do you right on them?
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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Oh I got the CAI kit in there Next will probably be the ported TB and a tune. My 1LT is no slouch, but once I drove that SS felt the launch power at similar throttle input, I was sick w/ the v8 bug. I'm recovering, though.

Will wait for dyno numbers and chart before I buy the ported TB. Hopefully its worth the money. In the mean time, I just drive on Sport mode and rev it up to by-pass the slight "lag".
Oh it's worth every penny!!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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I love my v6 and so much want to drive a 8 im afraid that all its going to do is take that one drive and see later v6 and hello new camaro its not a bad thing but ya know..
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Did your 1LT have mods? If so, did the dealer do you right on them?
When i got to the dealer and was in the test drive with the salesman i told him i was going to take off all my mods (mostly body kit and cosmetics) and bring it back to stock form, just like i bought it.

So all of my exterior mods will fit the SS. Boy! i spent most of yesterday up to 2 a.m. and most of today to about 2 pm bringing my 1LT back to stock form. I can tell you i'm beat. The only thing i couldn't take off was the window tint.

If anyone is interested i'll be selling my MRT V2 exhaust with only about 1 month of use (if that). Will probably be selling my C.A.I. intake (excellent condition) with less than 6 weeks. Probably won't work but hope it works on the SS. Also my 1LT was an automatic so i'll be selling my 4 guage pack with less than 3 months of use in excellent conditon.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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Warrior06---great! Tells us more about the deal u got? Were u a bit upside down? Payments go up too much? What about insurance?

Dealer keeps calling me with some sweet 1SS and 2SS used just arrived at lot, LOL. Went by just to take a look and wow. Problem is the stinkin dealer appraised by 1LT way low at 23K (got it for 30K and put 5K down) the 1ss asking price of 29K. VOLTURES, lol. So ofcourse, they want extra down payment and add on the upside down amount as well, and end up with $700 payments:(

Test drove an SS, and man love the acceleration from dead stop. The slight lag from v6 is not there. Seems like the 420hp really matches the 3700lbs perfect and makes it run like its supposed to. Plus the cool magnetic suspension. Hard to resist.

Only problems are that the v8 run the premium gas, and the 2-3 avg mpg differece.
Surprisingly my insurance didn't go up. Yep the down side is buying premium. But i got the car that i really want now. I should of gotten a V8 from the get go but thought that 323 hp was enough and went with the automatic because i've had plenty of manual transmissions and didn't want to be bothered changing gears. When i did my C.A.I. and MRT exhaust i was doing alot of tap shift gearing which was fun, but wasn't exactly a manual transmission. The more mods i did to my V6 the more i wished i had gotten the SS.

After getting the SS today it brought back fond memory's of my 94 Mustang GT i had with a 5 speed trans. and Mac shortie equal length headers, high flow cats and Flow Master mufflers. I didn't realize how much i missed that car. Love the sound of a V8 muscle car and a manual shift. Nothing like it imo.

I had traded a 2011 Nissan Versa hatch back that was paid off so i used it to trade to my 2012 1LT. I paid 26K for the 1LT and they gave me 23.5K for it yesterday. My payments went up but i had enough equity in my 1LT that i didn't have to put anymore money down. I'm just over $400.00 a month which isn't too bad. I can live with that. Sure i'm paying more for the SS but to me it's worth it. The SS with the 6.2-V8 and the 6-speed transmission totally completes this car. I'll keep this car for many years to come. There really isn't another car out there that i want (in the same price range as the SS) Plus the up side and can't wait is after a year or 2 i'll start to mod it with cams, exhaust and seriously contemplating getting a super charger. That will really release the beast from within
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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Congrats warrior, don't be a stranger Even though I drive my dads Zo6 which is a little more than twice the V6 in liters and etc. I haven't been hit with the dark side/v8 bug I just admire mine more
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #16
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great job have fun modding i will let you know how my v8 bug goes..
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #17
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Congrats warrior, don't be a stranger Even though I drive my dads Zo6 which is a little more than twice the V6 in liters and etc. I haven't been hit with the dark side/v8 bug I just admire mine more
Thanks. I'll come by all the time just like i do with the Versa forum and my bike forum. I would like to drive a Z06 one day. Maybe in 5 or so years i'll move up to a vette.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #18
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great job have fun modding i will let you know how my v8 bug goes..
Hope it doesn't hit you as hard as it hit me. It's nice to know you have the xtra horses on tap if you want or need them. Not that the V6 is a slouch, no sir it's a great car. So far i love the sound of the V8 under acceleration and the rush of the speed that comes quickly. It's a blast to run thru the gears. I love the sound of the engine idling at a red light. One thing i wished i had gotten on my V6 was the 6 speed manual. Automatics are ok but manuals are more fun
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #19
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Man, did I just have a relapse? Why in the world did I just come back from my dealer, and look at the only silver 2012 1SS M6 in that lot...why?

Tempting:

That sexy 1SS sitting alone for just $31,900.

Pros: the power and features--426hp, improved suspension, the mail slot

Cons: Payments will go up $110, and gas will cost me an extra $7 per fill up. The 1SS is manual, and I havent driven manuals in like 7 yrs, so I prefer auto. For the right price though, I'll def be willing to go M6.

OMG, am I coming to my senses, or thank to Warrior06 the bug is nibbling at me
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i love my m6 in my 6 but i think i will go look at m6 v8 WHY NOT
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i love my m6 in my 6 but i think i will go look at m6 v8 WHY NOT
You've been bit!Don't do it, man!
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Would I like a V8? Sure.

But I'm not paying the premium to own one.

My V6 is here to stay.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #23
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Man, did I just have a relapse? Why in the world did I just come back from my dealer, and look at the only silver 2012 1SS M6 in that lot...why?

Tempting:

That sexy 1SS sitting alone for just $31,900.

Pros: the power and features--426hp, improved suspension, the mail slot

Cons: Payments will go up $110, and gas will cost me an extra $7 per fill up. The 1SS is manual, and I havent driven manuals in like 7 yrs, so I prefer auto. For the right price though, I'll def be willing to go M6.

OMG, am I coming to my senses, or thank to Warrior06 the bug is nibbling at me
Driving with a manual is like riding a bicycle. Once you know how to do it you never forget. It takes a little getting used to the clutch etc.

When i test drove my SS with the salesman in the car i was very careful because i never drove a 5th gen. with a 6 speed and i wasn't sure how all of that power would transmit to the pavement. It only took a few take off's then i started getting used to the feel of the clutch. I can tell you it drives sweet and it is very predictable. No surprises. The car is so much fun to drive.

To me the xtra money a month is well worth owning the SS. I haven't regretted getting it. It's a car you keep for many many years.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #24
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Well... I did spend some time with a v8 and my God a Supercharge with all the goodies with it! BUT!!!! Not enough dark power to make me trade... I spend to much QT with this car to trade it just like that... good think the wifey is thinking on get one too sooooo.... maybe i can have both! Buy the SS and keep the V6 for wifey!!!!
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When i got to the dealer and was in the test drive with the salesman i told him i was going to take off all my mods (mostly body kit and cosmetics) and bring it back to stock form, just like i bought it.

So all of my exterior mods will fit the SS. Boy! i spent most of yesterday up to 2 a.m. and most of today to about 2 pm bringing my 1LT back to stock form. I can tell you i'm beat. The only thing i couldn't take off was the window tint.

If anyone is interested i'll be selling my MRT V2 exhaust with only about 1 month of use (if that). Will probably be selling my C.A.I. intake (excellent condition) with less than 6 weeks. Probably won't work but hope it works on the SS. Also my 1LT was an automatic so i'll be selling my 4 guage pack with less than 3 months of use in excellent conditon.
PM me prices, I maybe intrested
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