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Old 07-04-2009, 12:28 AM   #51
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I ordered the V6 but like I said in one of my other posts, I really don't need a V8 to go to work everyday...it's nice to have that extra HP with the V8 but I think it's just overkill...I mean other than racing somebody (on a rare occasion somebody wants to race me) when the hell are you gonna need 426HP really? City driving where I live I'll be lucky to be going 55 mph max... Like Bruce Almighty said "All this horsepower and no room to gallop!" Plus you factor in gas is always climbing up, and you gotta use premium for the V8, also your insurance will be higher cause they know what's under the hood...yeah I know the true muscle car is always the V8 but I'll be more than content with the V6 for my needs...
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:34 AM   #52
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Who cares what other people think.
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You get what makes YOU happy. Screw everyone else.

I'm sick of that crap. People need to be more open to other people's likes and dislikes. If you don't like something, don't be an ass about it and be disrespectful to the person. Just move on. If you do like it, say you do and go on....but please...don't be a jerk.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:09 AM   #53
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Tell them your car's favorite snack is rice, and to STFU! The V6 version is the best $23-$30k(ish, depending on options of course!) that you can spend, for the style, performance, and sheer attitude!

They can all blow it out their exhaust ports Ordered a 2SS, but you'll never hear me disrespecting our v6 brothers and sisters!
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:41 AM   #54
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I had one guy....staff sergeant say.....i should hang my head in shame. he still waiting for his white SS and will be for a couple more months.
You can tell him I said to shut his Pogue ass up. Then you can call him a bitch ass REMF for me.
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:07 AM   #55
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Wow..I'm a v8 guy, but the 5th gen v6 breaks the mold when it comes to sixers. You have a great car that can give many v8's a run for their money..I'd just laugh at them if I were you
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #56
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There are just some people who are just that way. My co-worker for example has a 1965 Mustang, looks great, but when people first go up to her enthusiastically and say "What kind of engine you got?" and she answers the "V6" then it is like "oh.. that sucks" then they end the conversation.

Then I have my friend who told me "No v8 = fail" but yet I laugh as he doesn't know how to drive a stick. To me a "V8 auto = fail"

To me I didn't order a camaro for the muscle, I wanted a cool car to drive. I also figure that my 2lt will wind up being a daily driver, so I got the V6 manual.

I also thought of a good response to someone saying "Why did you only get the V6" to which I told someone already who was trying to get me to get the V8. I simply said "I'm secure"
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:01 AM   #57
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Tell them it's the v8... most people that don't do their research wont know the difference
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:26 AM   #58
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I'm done with all those morons that don't know any better!
I don't have to justify my Camaro to no one, I say F them all!

I also grew up in the 80's and owned two v6 Camaros a 1984, 1988 RS an a 1992 Z28 fully loaded with a 5.7L tune port 350 motor (245 Hp) and the new V6 is faster than my 1992 Z28

Bottom line, it's a statement just to be buying a new car in this bad economy even more a Camaro! So they can kiss it.

Found this useful info on line for those of us that grew up in the 80's

0-60 & 1/4 Mile
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 9.2 16.6
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 6.7 15.1
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 14.1
1985 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 4.9 13.1
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.8 14.4
1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 6.0 14.5
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 6.0 14.6
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.0 14.6 (Just like the new V6 Camaro times)
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 14.3
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 4.4 12.8
1991 Chevrolet Corvette L98 5.3 13.9
1991 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 5.6 14.1
1992 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 5.7 14.1
1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.6 13.9
1993 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 5.3 13.9
1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.2 13.6
1994 Chevrolet Corvette LT1(auto) 5.5 14.1
1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 4.7 13.1
1995 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 5.2 13.7
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 4.9 13.1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors' 4.9 13.3
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 4.7 13.3
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 4.7 13.3
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 5.1 13.5
1999 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop 4.8 13.3[/COLOR]


Here are some Camaros

0-60 & 1/4 Mile
1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 9.7 n/a
1983 Chevrolet Camaro 9.5 17.5
1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 H.O. 6.7 15.0
1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 9.3 17.0
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 10.0 17.0
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z28 7.0 15.2
1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 6.6 14.9
1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z L98 6.8 15.3
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 7.0 15.5
1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.8 14.4
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.5 15.0
1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.7 15.2
1993 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 9.0 16.6
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.8 14.4
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Conv. 6.2 14.5
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3800 7.4 15.7
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.1 (new V6 w/CAI & catbk can do)
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.3 13.8
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.2 13.7
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.6
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:36 AM   #59
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I don’t consider myself a V6 or V8 guy any more, just a Camaro guy
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:38 AM   #60
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In 5 months and 15,000 miles with Number 3, I was never asked more than what engine it had, but never the way you have been asked.

Oh, one guy did ask it if was a Ferrari..................
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #61
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Yesterday when someone asked which engine I got, I answered "the V6, the one from the Cadillac." That seemed to impress them, so I'll stick with that.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:58 AM   #62
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The same who slams your car then jumps into there ford tempo on the way home jealous as hell. This stuff is stupid really. Myself i think the v6 camaro is an insane value its an amazing ride but for me i cant get past the sound of the v6. I heard one the other day and first thing i thought was that just sounds wrong i cant live with that so its the 1ss for me. Im old school i cant change my ways but no matter u have a great ride your happy with it who cares what others think u pay the note on it not them.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #63
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:( Yah, that would suck. Well look at it this way. Yours will run with some of the SS autos on here.
Hehehehehe... youch! Good one!
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #64
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Don't worry, you can't win either way. I have an SS, but get trouble for it not being a manual. Back when I had my V6 99' Firebird, I got trouble for it not being a V8.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:21 AM   #65
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People just jealous ask them which camaro they got!
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:07 PM   #66
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Anybody putting down the V6 must not have driven one.

I just spent several hours driving a rental 1LT on Rt 1 south of Carmel. Man oh man was that fun! That car can haul some ass, and I'm sure it out-performs the SS in the curves.

A few bolt-ons, and that car is going to be friggin' wicked.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #67
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First of all, let me say that I am THRILLED with my new SIM 2LT/RS. Love, love, love the car. However, the question in the subject title has been asked of me three times (in some variation, but basically the same question) in the first 24 hours of ownership.

WTF? I'm starting to get an inadequacy complex already.

I was deciding between the 2LT and a 2SS, and I decided to go with the 2LT for a few reasons:

1) Several thousand cheaper, better gas mileage, and a cheaper insurance rate (and with a family of 5, the overall savings is a big deal)
2) PLENTY of power in the 2LT
3) I am hoping to pass this car down to my kiddo in three years, and she absolutely won't need an SS or the insurance rates to go with it (and probably even this car has a little too much juice for a new driver)

Has anyone else with a V6 Camaro had the same scenario come up regularly? What do you say to the people who ask? The guy who asked me about it today on the golf course drives a Mustang GT that's a couple years old. My dad told him I had picked up my Camaro yesterday, and he asked the magic question. When I told him I got the V6, he had this disappointed look on his face and said "ohhhh.....well, I'm sure it is still pretty nice." I responded "Yeah, I really like it, and from what I've heard, it will smoke a Mustang." Heh.
No offense but if you knew comments like this would bother you why not get the V8 in the first place? You had to know they would come.

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Old 07-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #68
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At least it's not handicapped in the aesthetics category. In the Mustang world, it's obvious to anyone that you've got a V6.... and Ford V6 is anything but respectable. I think you made the sensible choice.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #70
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No offense but if you knew comments like this would bother you why not get the V8 in the first place? You had to know they would come.

This may be hard to believe, but the "why did you get a V6" comments scenario never even crossed my mind. I guess after driving SUVs and family cars for so long, and waiting so anxiously for this car to become a reality, I never even thought about it. I was just happy to be gettign a really nice Camaro.

BTW - day two of ownership, and two more people asked the magic question. Ugh
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:30 PM   #71
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The V6 doesn't necessarily have "plenty of power". Just because it has 304hp doesn't mean it's quick. It's gotta lug around all that weight.
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The V6 doesn't necessarily have "plenty of power". Just because it has 304hp doesn't mean it's quick. It's gotta lug around all that weight.
0-60 in 5.9 seconds is not quick

the word quick can mean many different things quick as in pushes you back in your seat, quick as in acceleration
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0-60 in 5.9 seconds is not quick

the word quick can mean many different things quick as in pushes you back in your seat, quick as in acceleration
Yeah, roughly 6 seconds to 60 is slow

Quick is relative. Most people would agree the V6 is no slouch performance wise.
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Besides 6 cyls... and even 4 bangers.. are part of Camaro heritage from the past.

The story of the Camaro is not just winning races and drags. But as a daily driver for folks in rain and shine. Year after year and brining you and yours home safe and sound.
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The V6 doesn't necessarily have "plenty of power". Just because it has 304hp doesn't mean it's quick. It's gotta lug around all that weight.
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