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Old 06-21-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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This is awesome and the reason we chose the V6....

http://microsite.chevrolet.com/allne...#camaro=videos 6th video on bottom right

The V6 is the ultimate daily driver sports car without a doubt. I am still getting a V8 as a secondary vehicle but for a daily driver, the V6 rules!! You get luxury, power, great gas mileage, and best of all....under 30K!!!!

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I hate to beat the dead horse but the way I see it..... If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it #1 or.....#2 you are not really a true muscle car fan and just want a nice looking cool fun car to drive that well also goes sorta fast..... especially for someone who has never felt a 400HP + car before.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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Except he has a V8 on order... I doubt money is an issue.
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Except he has a V8 on order... I doubt money is an issue.
Because he changed his mind and regretted the V6 so he convinced his wife to take it and ordered the SS.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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I just picked up my 2LT RS yesterday, and I must say I am very pleased with the power of the 3.6L. I am not sure how firm the shift points are on the Auto, but my M6 is a blast to row thru and the power is more than enough. I also still have my M6 LT1 Trans Am, which has close to 70ft lbs more torque and its very much broken in at 165k miles!! The TA definitely has more low end grunt, but the 3.6L feels very quick to me and I am really enjoying it. I didn't even test drive the SS, as I am sure its insane power/torque, but I just felt all the pros of the 2LT outweighed getting an SS. But in all honesty, this is the first V6 engine I ever considered getting, as you can see in my Sig, I like V8s!

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:49 AM   #6
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I hate to beat the dead horse but the way I see it..... If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it #1 or.....#2 you are not really a true muscle car fan and just want a nice looking cool fun car to drive that well also goes sorta fast..... especially for someone who has never felt a 400HP + car before.
We went in to buy the V6 no matter what as it was going to be a daily driver....pretty simple my man

Then even more simply, I liked it so much that I decided to get the V8 for secondary vehicle to have some fun in on the side. There ya go
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:55 AM   #7
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I hate to beat the dead horse but the way I see it..... If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it #1 or.....#2 you are not really a true muscle car fan and just want a nice looking cool fun car to drive that well also goes sorta fast..... especially for someone who has never felt a 400HP + car before.


You are not beating a dead horse and everyone has their likings...I just refused to drive the V8 daily and since I don't have to....hence the having the V6 for that, I can now get the V8 in addition and not be tempted to

Example...if I were single and only had one vehicle and it happen to be the Camaro.....V6 all the way without doubt. If my wife or I were not going to drive the Camaro everyday and I wanted a car to play in for secondary vehicle....V8 all the way.

Your post sounds somewhat offensive and if you are above a V6 then why are you on this forum??? For you to say that V6ers or me in general is not a true fan of a muscle car is pretty bold. I just like the Camaro man, plain and simple. I really could care less if you bought a V6 or V8 but I sure would not fault you for it either. No reason for you to get on here and make those statements. Also saying I have never driven a V8 or 400+HP...lol I wish you all the best with your V8 man. I can't wait to get mine too... lol
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for all your posts DCJ. You are getting me really pumped about my 2 LT / RS decision.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for all your posts DCJ. You are getting me really pumped about my 2 LT / RS decision.
No problem at all. You will be sooo stoked with your 2LT RS... Get ready for a lot of people swarming you. I ran over to our local out door shopping mall yesterday and parked to get a smoothie king. I was texting someone and and I look up and 3 or people are standing there and then they start making circles around the car while I am sitting in it...lol. It is just a cool car no matter what engine is under the hood. I love it more every day and if something were to happen and I not get the V8, I would never miss a beat since it is a daily driver for us

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Old 06-21-2009, 11:42 AM   #10
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I like what Jay Leno said best

"Now A lot of guys scoff at the V6 but you know, the 304 horse power V6 is Faster than the 68 396 Camaro, and that was the big muscle car when I was a kid So that's something to think about".
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"But I think a hot setup is gonna be the V6 with the 6 Speed it'll be a little bit lighter, better fuel mileage, and you'll still have good horse power. And imagine if you put a couple of turbos on it"!

Jay confirmed my take on it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #11
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Well, we are racing family, so we experience power on the track. So we went with the V6 as it will be a daily driver, and I will be driving it for the most part. He is shopping for a new project ('67-'69 Camaro), so it will have the larger motor. To each his own! Both versions, LT and SS, are great choices.
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V6 for now, maybe a used V8 later on..
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:30 PM   #13
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If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it
Believe it or not, some people just don't want to waste gas, they care about the environment, etc.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #14
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I hate to beat the dead horse but the way I see it..... If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it #1 or.....#2 you are not really a true muscle car fan and just want a nice looking cool fun car to drive that well also goes sorta fast..... especially for someone who has never felt a 400HP + car before.
People who drive 400-hp muscle cars aren't really sports car enthusiasts. If they really wanted a fast car, they would have gotten a Ferrari. Do you see what I did there? You assumed that everyone's justification for buying their car is the same as yours. If you don't think that the V6 is adequate, then you'll get a V8. Who are you to tell the original poster that his reason's for getting a V6 make him less of an enthusiast?

Let's show some respect for the class-leading V6 that will hand your 1967 Camaro its ass.

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Old 06-21-2009, 05:08 PM   #15
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I also agree that V6 bashing should not be allowed in a designated V6 forum.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #16
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Guys honestly lets pretend you just hit a 50 million $$ lottery and walked into a Chevy Dealership with a 2LT and 2SS sitting next to each other which one are you going to pick?

Now same situation except you are someone who is not even aware there is two different engines in the 2010 Camaro's and you walk into a dealership and they only have the V6 you still buy the Camaro because you love the looks of it.

Point is if you know anything about cars and care about having a bigger faster engine and you have deep pockets you will go with the V8 I do not care who you are, but if you are someone who could care less about V8s big engines fast cars and better performance (typically female drivers sorry I know I am sexist) you would just buy it for the looks.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #18
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Bottom line for me is that if I order a V6 it will be because of $$$$$ and only $$$$$ I would love having either model but if $$$$$$ has absolutely nothing to do with it I am taking that V8 in a heartbeat.......

Now to decide...........Can I live with "settling" for a V6.... I am not too sure I can
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I'm glad we have a choice! If not for the v-6, I doubt a new Camaro would exist.
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I hate to beat the dead horse but the way I see it..... If you bought a V6 money had something to do with it #1 or.....#2 you are not really a true muscle car fan and just want a nice looking cool fun car to drive that well also goes sorta fast..... especially for someone who has never felt a 400HP + car before.
so im not a true muscle car fan because i want300hp and get great gas and great mileage
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so im not a true muscle car fan because i want300hp and get great gas and great mileage
Would you have the SS if you just hit a lotto jackpot for 50 million? That is if you would still get a Camaro.
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Would you have the SS if you just hit a lotto jackpot for 50 million? That is if you would still get a Camaro.
I would buy one of each from 67-02 and 2010s...notice I said one of each...

People have a choice and the V6 is the perfect V6 muscle car for the consumer. I am getting what I want. Maybe later a V6 for tinkering with and daily driving....V8 is for me to do as I please because I can...it's that simple.
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I would buy one of each from 67-02 and 2010s...notice I said one of each...

People have a choice and the V6 is the perfect V6 muscle car for the consumer. I am getting what I want. Maybe later a V6 for tinkering with and daily driving....V8 is for me to do as I please because I can...it's that simple.
"V8 is for me to do as I please because I can...it's that simple."

Which is exactly why if money wasn't an issue and you actually cared about more HP and performance someone would always pick the V8 SS over the V6 UNLESS they never cared about performance sports vehicles in the first place.

Lets think about it this way. You get a LT2 V6 with 305HP for $27k lets pretend for every dollar over $27k you spent you got 1 more HP up to a total of 425HP who would not pay that extra $120 for the V8 with Bigger brakes and better handling?
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"V8 is for me to do as I please because I can...it's that simple."

Which is exactly why if money wasn't an issue and you actually cared about more HP and performance someone would always pick the V8 SS over the V6 UNLESS they never cared about performance sports vehicles in the first place.

Lets think about it this way. You get a LT2 V6 with 305HP for $27k lets pretend for every dollar over $27k you spent you got 1 more HP up to a total of 425HP who would not pay that extra $120 for the V8 with Bigger brakes and better handling?

Dude are you kidding me.....go to the V8 forum and get a V8...it is that simple for you. We on the V6 forum will not be offended if you got a V8.....in fact I am quite sure we would rejoice that you got the V8. Please get the V8

On a side not if I won the lottery...lol yeah right I still would drive a V6 for a daily....it is just sensible man. I still would have a V8 to play just like I am going to do now and I have not won the lottery. They both have their places and the V6 is not for you at all is seems.
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Dude are you kidding me.....go to the V8 forum and get a V8...it is that simple for you. We on the V6 forum will not be offended if you got a V8.....in fact I am quite sure we would rejoice that you got the V8. Please get the V8

On a side not if I won the lottery...lol yeah right I still would drive a V6 for a daily....it is just sensible man. I still would have a V8 to play just like I am going to do now and I have not won the lottery. They both have their places and the V6 is not for you at all is seems.
Stop trying to convince yourself you made the right choice when you got the V6 you know damn well right you started regretting it (I remember your thread asking questions about the V8)... Luckily your wifey agreed to it and bailed you out and now you get to have both..... Which I guess now means you did make the right decision getting the V6 in the first place but you know if you were not able to get the V8 you would be living in pain every day knowing you made that decision to get the V6.

I plan on doing the same thing with my girlfriend.
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