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Old 06-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #76
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #77
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I think the Buick Regal turbo looks pretty nice. It has 270 hp, plus you can get it with a 6 speed manual.


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Saw one of these a couple of days ago in Saugatuck, Mi. Freaking nice car!
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #78
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honestly if you're looking for practical get a nissan altima or a truck or something.. lol you're not going to get a new high performance or luxury car for cheap
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #79
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #80
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Nissan 370Z - Was my other choice before going with the Camaro. I don't think I went wrong, but it was a close 2nd.

I'd say just go with the V6 altima or a max. same engine. FWD and a bit heavier, but hard to beat that VQ if your shopping for a 6
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:17 PM   #81
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I'd say just go with the V6 altima or a max. same engine. FWD and a bit heavier, but hard to beat that VQ if your shopping for a 6
+1 for V6 Altima. My wife had a 2011 3.5SR coupe and it was an amazing car; the sedan has similar performance. 270 HP surprisingly smooth and powerful feeling CVT and for fun, sport mode with manual shift mode. Hers was FULLY loaded (heated leather, premium sound, sunroof, DVD, navigation, backup cam) and we got it for about the same price as an LS Camaro. It's on the heavy side for a FWD which actually made it pretty easy to drive in the snow, and it got pretty decent fuel economy (mid 20's while she had it).

I would love it if she still had that car, but she wanted something bigger, so we went with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Downgrade, IMO.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #82
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If your looking economical fun, Mazda is pretty f
Top In this aspect. Test drive them.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #83
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300hp minimum though right?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #84
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300hp minimum though right?
Nothing really set in stone. Hell like I said initially I'm just barely considering anything just wanted to start a discussion of whats out there in case it would be something I decide down the road. But something in the 300 ballpark unless it was a lot lighter. I just could never drive some 190 hp 4 banger.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #85
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I drove my girls base 2011 Mazda 3 four door sedan last weekend. Talk about GUTLESS. I mean, I only poke around in a V6 Camaro and still found that car to be terrible. So I hear you on underpowered stuff.

I love the looks of the new body style Chargers. If I needed a four door I would give them a serious look as I try to avoid FWD cars due to their cramped engine bays and being harder to work on.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:53 AM   #86
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Saw one of these a couple of days ago in Saugatuck, Mi. Freaking nice car!

That is a GS the front end on the turbo is a little different. You can get the regal in turbo 220 HP or the GS like pictured (ho Turbo) 270 HP /295 Lb Ft. With the GS you get GS Mode which is stiffer steering and 20% more suspension than Sport Mode, Sport Mode which is 20% more suspension than normal mode, Hyper Struts, that unique front fascia and a unique rear one. Mine is a 6 sp manual and is fun to drive for sure.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #87
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I looked at one of those before I got the Camaro. The thing was $43,000 with 20K on it. My fathers Trailblazer SS was only $36K brand new. The SRT8 Jeeps are way over priced. Not to mention you can still tow with a trailblazer. The Jeeps have center exit exhaust (=No towing). New the SS was about $20k less then the Jeeps new, with only 25hp less.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #88
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Why not just add another vehicle to the stable rather than replacing the Camaro? When we moved to Pittsburgh, I replaced my GTO with a TrailBlazer LS and Camaro SS (albeit a 4th gen). We just had our first child in March, so I was preparing for such a lifestyle change Nonetheless, I still have a "fast" car (12's used to be fast!) and a practical, all weather vehicle.

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Okay, I have had kids and a Dog I tote around from time to time. My vehicle as a Daily Driver is a 2010 V-6 Malibu. 252hp / 251tq. Enough room, great traveling car, enough pep, good winter driving and get 29-30mpg highway / 21- 23 city. I believe 2010 was the last year they put v6's in these things. Find a good low mileage used one for about 14-16k.

Had mine for a couple of years and love it... The Camaro I ordered will be my toy.
V6 was available through the end of that generation -- our 2012 LTZ has the 3.6. Don't forget they require mid-grade 89 to achieve that 252hp rating.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #89
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I looked at one of those before I got the Camaro. The thing was $43,000 with 20K on it. My fathers Trailblazer SS was only $36K brand new. The SRT8 Jeeps are way over priced. Not to mention you can still tow with a trailblazer. The Jeeps have center exit exhaust (=No towing). New the SS was about $20k less then the Jeeps new, with only 25hp less.
I had a TBSS before the camaro. Total turd. Jeep srt8 is night and day better unless you need to tow something.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #90
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that car is sexy.. Something about tearing up a dirt road with awd....it's on my bucket list of cars....!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #91
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Now theres a badass idea. I'm not sure my garage is wide enough though lol
Neither are most lanes on the road but I'd still rock one. Just make sure you strap that newborn in nice and tight.

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #92
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Why not just add another vehicle to the stable rather than replacing the Camaro? When we moved to Pittsburgh, I replaced my GTO with a TrailBlazer LS and Camaro SS (albeit a 4th gen). We just had our first child in March, so I was preparing for such a lifestyle change Nonetheless, I still have a "fast" car (12's used to be fast!) and a practical, all weather vehicle.



V6 was available through the end of that generation -- our 2012 LTZ has the 3.6. Don't forget they require mid-grade 89 to achieve that 252hp rating.
Totally agree! My gf has a 2014 impala ltz...I have a "beater" 2012 ford explorer...and my ss as my dd!
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #93
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If its a v8 sedan you're looking to get into, then its either the Chrysler 300 or Charger, or the new Chevy SS as a logical step up in roominess to the camaro.

What I would do (what I've done) would be to keep the camaro and pick up a reasonable, roomy car...(or two haha).
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