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Old 07-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #101
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The first manufacturer that gets a 340 hp V-6 in a sport coupe that gets mileage in the mid-30's will destroy all the competition. Virtually wipe them out of that segment. And it's a segment that is huge in America...with gas prices and all. And I don't see fuel costs going down much...in fact they will rise over time and likely settle in the $3.50 per gallon range in the near future.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #102
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The first manufacturer that gets a 340 hp V-6 in a sport coupe that gets mileage in the mid-30's will destroy all the competition. Virtually wipe them out of that segment. And it's a segment that is huge in America...with gas prices and all. And I don't see fuel costs going down much...in fact they will rise over time and likely settle in the $3.50 per gallon range in the near future.
You do realize there is a decent number of people on here that have or ordered a V8 Camaro, right? Why is it necessary to put down people that have V8's in order to justify your decision to buy a V6? I was in the Camaro guys corner until I read some of the V8 bashing. I ordered a V8 and I can not only afford to pay for it, I'll be able to put gas in it too. I bought a Trailblazer last year when gas was over $4 a gallon. I was always able to put gas in it when it was getting low. You guys should keep your arguments to your preferences for buying a V6 and not divide the Camaro owner camp too.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #103
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I wasn't aware anyone who owns a V-6 needed to "justify" their buying decision????
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #104
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Not to me. But it appears there are many in this thread that feel compelled to do so.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:59 PM   #105
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Well said. As a good point of reference...I had a generation 3 Camaro Z-28 in the mid 1980's...a 305 V-8 that barely made 200hp. Now a V-6 makes 300+hp. What fantastic developments!
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #106
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Yes, I bought a real Camaro and
Yes, I bought a V6.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #107
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At this point if I could have a V6 right now I would take it... this wait is going to be painful
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #108
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:45 PM   #109
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #110
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It kills me people bashing prople with V8 or V6 cause regardless of motor size we all are driving the same family of car. Its like saying your little brother isnt your real brother cause hes littler or younger. I test drove a V6 and I loved it and would've been more than happy with it! It had lots of power! I did get a V8 though and dont consider myself any better than some one who has the V6! Cause last I checked we all put our pants on 1 leg at a time. Seems like thats the only thing I see wrong with this awesome sight is the bashing between V6 and V8 owners. Personally I think we should all just be happy that Chevrolet come back with a bang with this sweet azz car regardless of motor size or color of car! Also to everyone Happy 4th of July and everyone please have a safe and fun holiday weekend and if you decide to drink please dont drive these sweet cars!!! Actually dont drink and drive any car cause we always lose to many people on Holiday weekends! Dont need to lose any lifes or freedoms from possible jail time!
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:44 PM   #111
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Probably easier said than done, but try not to worry too much what other people think. If the car works for you and your budget then good for you. Maybe start telling the doubters that you have a big enough penis and didn't need anything to compensate for it!

LOL...this from a guy who has the 2SS on order...guess I need some serious compensation! In all seriousness, family first and with five mouths to feed no one should question your motivation to buy the V6.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #112
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When I mentioned that I was getting a Camaro I was asked, as the first question, if I was getting the SS. I would say that i was going with a V6 and they would respond with an unexcited "Oh". I would then mention that it has 304 hp and then they would respond with an excited "Oh really?". It's like people hear V6 and think "grocery get'er" or something.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:13 PM   #113
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It's about 315lbs lighter than the V8


Where did you get your info? It's only about 100 lbs.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:34 PM   #114
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Where did you get your info? It's only about 100 lbs.
Weight, half way down the page.

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Old 07-05-2009, 04:11 PM   #115
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This topic has been discussed so many times and people were warned they would get this crap if they got the V6.

The Camaro is known as a muscle car. If you get a muscle car without the option of most muscle, you will get crap for it. It's just a fact of life. The V6 has 300+ HP which is great but HP doesn't mean anything. What matters is torque, and the Camaro being fat means it doesn't have amazing speed numbers when compared to other cars despite that high V6 HP.

You can tell them it gets better gas mileage or has a good motor in it...you can tell them it's enough for you or they're jealous...you can tell them you're going to mod it later...people aren't going to care. They're going to ask if you got the V8 and if you didn't they will walk away. If you get the V6 just make 100% sure this talk doesn't bother you because it will never stop.

This car is too expensive to have regrets. Be absolutely sure that after you spend this amount of money that when certain people insult you for making the cheaper V6 decision you can handle it.
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #116
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When you and your wife by the next set of Camaros (6th generation) this may all be a moot point. I just read that the next Infiniti coupe, the G37 will have a 330+hp V-6. So V-6's will continue to develop/evolve until what? We could be looking at, what, a 350+ hp V-6 motor in the next Camaro? I'm pretty sure GM will keep the V8's for the Corvette and the trucks, but there's only so much "mpg swapping" they will be able to do in their product line to comply with fuel standards. But then you're getting this from someone who would be more than content with a 350+hp motor, V-6 or otherwise.
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #117
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I see 3750 vs. 3860
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #118
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V6 or V8 The 2010 Camaro is freakin cool
here's to all camaro owners
They should everyones choice
especially if they bought one!
After all, did you really buy one to race or just becaus they're so freakin cool?

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Old 07-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #119
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #120
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I've been driving around for almost 2 months now and get stopped and asked questions about my ride all the time. Never has anyone ever insulted me or insinuated that I should have got the 8. When someone asks what motor it is, I tell them the Caddy engine and rattle off the cost savings, HP, mpg, blah, blah, blah.

Why the issue on this site.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #121
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I have one question for all the SS owners who are dogging the V6 camaro owners if the Z28 comes out and has more horse power than the SS are you still going to be saing you have the real camaro or will they have the real camaro? Or do you all just plan on trading in for the Z28? Im not trying to dog anyone for what size motor they got cause to me they are all real camaro's V6's and fellow V8'ers like me. I was just wandering how you all would think? Also do you think all the Z28 owners are going to bash all us SS or LT owners stating we got sissy Camaro's that had no balls?
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:18 PM   #122
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I have one question for all the SS owners who are dogging the V6 camaro owners if the Z28 comes out and has more horse power than the SS are you still going to be saing you have the real camaro or will they have the real camaro? Or do you all just plan on trading in for the Z28? Im not trying to dog anyone for what size motor they got cause to me they are all real camaro's V6's and fellow V8'ers like me. I was just wandering how you all would think? Also do you think all the Z28 owners are going to bash all us SS or LT owners stating we got sissy Camaro's that had no balls?

LS/LT = V6
SS = V8
Z28 = V8

Having a Z28 or an SS will have the exact same response to the "V6 or V8?" question. Also, people who still say the SS isn't good enough can just say they bought their Camaro when the Z28 wasn't available.

Some people with the SS will trade up, no doubt. However, the difference between the SS and Z28 is not as drastic as the difference between a LT and a SS. V6 or V8, that's always been the deciding question when talking about muscle cars and always will be until they kill the V8's someday in the future. I'm not saying I agree with that opinion but I live in the real world...and in the real world some people look down on the V6 because it's a V6.
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Never has anyone ever insulted me or insinuated that I should have got the 8. When someone asks what motor it is, I tell them the Caddy engine and rattle off the cost savings, HP, mpg, blah, blah, blah.
Why don't you just say "a V6"? It sounds like to explain the motor you start on the defensive explaining its good points because you think you'll get negativity if you don't. I'm assuming you've avoiding negative comments because of your automatic defense of the motor right off the bat.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:35 PM   #124
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I get asked all the time, "Did you order the V6 or V8?" Usually my answer of V6 is followed by "Oh, I would have gotten the V8," to which my response will be "well let me know when you order your camaro."
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:00 PM   #125
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Pretty much if the V6 bashers did not respect the engine they would not waste their time here on it. It's ranked one of the best in it's class and they know it....lol It's a bad ass engine as is the V8. One of the main reasons we went with the V6 is the reviews it had. A couple of weeks after that I knew I had to have a V8 too. Seems like a lot of the bashers are the ones who don't own a Camaro..... I sold about $20,000 worth of watches and will trade one vehicle in on both of my Camaros so I will happily defend both engines as they have their place in my world and I have hard earned money vested in them. If you are so above a V6, why waste your time on it...
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