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Old 06-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Lets hear from V6 owners good? Bad?

Thought I'd start a thread on actual experience now that you have your 3.6.

Is it all you expected and then some confirming Ward's ten best list?

Use any oil? Leaks? noises? Did you have to bring it back? Etc Etc.?
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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I have had mine for a few weeks now and love it. I would say that the engine seems to make alot of noise. I believe that is due to the direct injection. I have to take it in tomorrow to have a paint issue addressed. Other than that I am very pleased with my purchase. Power is more than enough for me. I can light em up when I want and just enjoy the performance. The looks well I don't need to say anything about that. I almost feel like a rock star with this car, soooooo many times people coming up and wanting to see the car. I give it a 9 out of a 10, Just because the paint issue.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have had mine for a few weeks now and love it. I would say that the engine seems to make alot of noise. I believe that is due to the direct injection. I have to take it in tomorrow to have a paint issue addressed. Other than that I am very pleased with my purchase. Power is more than enough for me. I can light em up when I want and just enjoy the performance. The looks well I don't need to say anything about that. I almost feel like a rock star with this car, soooooo many times people coming up and wanting to see the car. I give it a 9 out of a 10, Just because the paint issue.
Man I hate to hear about your paint issue. Do you mind if I ask what the issue is? What part of the body.... the Bumper? Is it a clear coat issue?

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Old 06-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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I noticed the paint was peeling in the seam connecting to the quarter panel. I am heading to the dealership tomorrow and hopefully meeting with a GM rep. I heard on here that Chevy had a problem with the Malibu. That the fitting of the bumper was off just enough to mess with the paint. I am guessing they are going to pull my bumper off and repaint it all. Kinda worried about that. Here is a pic. Kinda hard to see but look at the crease. Not the actual paint. You will see where it has peeled away.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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Love my 2LT. Picked her up in MI and drove 1000 miles to OK...ran great, hundreds of gawkers, flawless performance. Getting 25 MPG right now but expecting it to go up once the engine is broke in. Power is there when I want it, crusing on the highway is easy. I've never driven a 6 speed manual and that has taken getting used to. Kept slipping in to 4th instead of 6th. The only issue I have is a little orange peel, but nothing major...also learned I need a heck of a lot more practice detailing a car. Love the contrast of the beige interior with the black. Got the 2LT 'cause of the bells and whistles...love the infotainment center and glad I didn't get the sunroof (just my preference). Going to take it in to the dealer to have the oil checked/changed after the long trip but as of right now, no issues what so ever.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:02 PM   #8
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I've had my 2LT IOM with the RS package for almost two weeks and I love it. There's nothing I would change about it, it looks great inside and out. Still can't believe I actually have it !!! I've had no issues with it at all.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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My wife loves hers. 500 miles and no problems. Seems like there is lots of brake dust (especially on the rear).
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #10
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so how goods the gas mileage in the v6? I test drove the v6 and they seemed to have alot of power especially for v6! The one i test drove I fell in love. Went back to dealership and got lucky someone had ordered a 2SS Inferno orange and turned it down. So I got lucky and havent had to wait forever. Suposed to pick it up tomorrow. They were fixing a seatbelt /airbag sensor. there flying in rep to fix it. But if I hadnt got the 2SS i would have been happy with the v6 i drove.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:25 PM   #11
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so how goods the gas mileage in the v6? I test drove the v6 and they seemed to have alot of power especially for v6! The one i test drove I fell in love. Went back to dealership and got lucky someone had ordered a 2SS Inferno orange and turned it down. So I got lucky and havent had to wait forever. Suposed to pick it up tomorrow. They were fixing a seatbelt /airbag sensor. there flying in rep to fix it. But if I hadnt got the 2SS i would have been happy with the v6 i drove.
Picked up my car in MI with 11 miles on her. Drove 1080 miles to OK and used a little over 40 gallons...equates to 27 MPG. Drove mainly highway but did go off the beaten path when I found some towns to show her off. Figure once the engine is broken in the MPG will improve, mind you with regular fuel and not Premium.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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Just picked mine up last Friday............couldn't be more stoked, the V6 has enough power for me, and I'm diggin the manual 6 speed. So far I could not be more happy with mine. 1LTRS
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #13
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I love everything about this car. I can't find any faults. The V6 has plenty of power for me, and I don't have any V8 envy.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:07 PM   #14
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This car is awesome! Plenty of power, and the smoothness of the ride surprises everyone. My MPG has not been very good - maybe 16mpg - but that's because my husband won't stay out of it the times I've let him drive. Oh yeah, and my brother got a good burnout out of it today too. Haven't had much chance to really test it out on the highway, but what little I have, it uses so little power in 6th gear I'm confident it will get the 29mpg it's supposed to or better. I'm really enjoying the manual shift too, a lot of fun. The only issue I've had is with the stereo wanting to index my flash drive about every other time I start the car, but that is well documented here for both 2LT and 2SS, and not worth taking back to the dealer.

Everyone who's ridden in my Camaro has been very impressed with the quality of the interior, how quiet it is inside, and the cool electronics (stereo, ABL, etc.). I have zero complaints!
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:41 PM   #15
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I love my V6 – It has a subdued rumble compared to the V8, but it’s still there without being obnoxious. My 77 Camaro is no match in any way, even after dropping in the V8 and 4bbl Edledbbock. The power in my 2010 is definitely there when I want it. I think the V8 is a great engine, and if you chose it—great. For me, the best choice is the V6. Either way, it’s a Camaro, so be proud of that choice.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #16
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #17
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love my car but sometimes when i let up on the clutch i hear a rattle underneath sounds like the linkage is rattling down there sometimes....dunno
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:09 PM   #18
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Hey all....Well, honestly (coming from an 08 Trailblazer SS), I tested the V6 to see what the hype was all about. I have to say this-- even though you may not agree--- this car was a gutless wonder...I will be getting the V8 for sure now. I just don't think of the car the same in a V6. Maybe the power of the new V6 is a reminder of what power we had on our '69 327....? I'm just sayin'....
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #19
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Hey all....Well, honestly (coming from an 08 Trailblazer SS), I tested the V6 to see what the hype was all about. I have to say this-- even though you may not agree--- this car was a gutless wonder...I will be getting the V8 for sure now. I just don't think of the car the same in a V6. Maybe the power of the new V6 is a reminder of what power we had on our '69 327....? I'm just sayin'....
Go test drive an SS with an automatic. The specs for HP & torque for the L99 is pretty much the same as your Trailblazer SS. Coming out of that truck and getting into a v6 Camaro, yeah, it's going to seem gutless when you are missing 33% of the torque and 25% of the HP while only giving up 500 lbs.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:14 AM   #21
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I'm jealous...and anxious, can't wait to get mine! I ordered the SIM, V6 on 5-22...still at 1100....hoping things will get rolling soon.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:14 AM   #22
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Most of the people who stop me and ask about the car are surprised when i tell them that my car is a V-6, even more when i tell them the horsepower and all the options for the price..I get alot of people say Wow!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:19 AM   #23
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Most of the people who stop me and ask about the car are surprised when i tell them that my car is a V-6, even more when i tell them the horsepower and all the options for the price..I get alot of people say Wow!


I get the same reaction from everyone!
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:07 AM   #24
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I've got 1,100 miles on my 2LT RS now and enjoying every mile. There is more than enough power, especially merging/passing on the highway. My commute is 30 miles each way with most on a secondary road at speeds of 30-40mph given traffic volume. As such the mpg is around 22 but to be expected as I can't maintain a 40-50mph which should yield better overall mpg. I didn't buy the Camaro for its fuel efficiency, I wanted it for its heritage (both as a muscle car and that my sister had a '74 which I never got to drive) and complete design package - engine, exterior and interior.

I am thoroughly delighted with my Camaro, and after taking my sister for a drive this past Sunday she's now got the fever as well and may just go for her second Camaro 35 years later...
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:59 PM   #25
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V6 does it for me. Great car, no problems, happier than a pig in pig poop(?)
Would do the exact same if I had to do it again. As a matter of fact, if I was given the choice for the same $, I'd do the V6 in a heartbeat.
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