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Old 07-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting the V6

But am worried 305 HP will not be enough for such a heavy car. Does the car push you back in your seat when you are ready for some spirited driving? I read some reviews where they actually liked the handling and smoothness of the V6 compared to the V8 can anyone verify this that has drove both models?
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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The general consensus from people who have driven both seems to be that the V6 is strong, but obviously not as strong as the V8.

Honestly, it all comes down to what you want. The V6 picks up horsepower very quickly with just a few basic mods, so you can always get a bit more if its not quite enough for you.
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Would you say that either is more reliable then the other? As far as clutch maintenance etc.....
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But am worried 305 HP will not be enough for such a heavy car. Does the car push you back in your seat when you are ready for some spirited driving? I read some reviews where they actually liked the handling and smoothness of the V6 compared to the V8 can anyone verify this that has drove both models?
Definitely. And while I have driven the SS as well, I didn't get to push her (darn traffic!) so I can't comment on handling and such. Remember, 0-60 mph time is still right at or just under 6 seconds for the V6, so its definitely no slouch! And yeah, from all the reviews I've read the V6 has a better weight distribution and therefore better handling than the SS. Plus there is the added benefit of better gas mileage and cheaper insurance (cheaper gas too!)
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Would you say that either is more reliable then the other? As far as clutch maintenance etc.....
too early to tell right now.
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Would you say that either is more reliable then the other? As far as clutch maintenance etc.....
Hmm... thats a toughy. The LLT hasn't been in use very long, so its hard to say. I would guess they're about the same in that regard though.

But like BA said, the V6 will be cheaper on both gas and insurance.
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Definitely. And while I have driven the SS as well, I didn't get to push her (darn traffic!) so I can't comment on handling and such. Remember, 0-60 mph time is still right at or just under 6 seconds for the V6, so its definitely no slouch! And yeah, from all the reviews I've read the V6 has a better weight distribution and therefore better handling than the SS. Plus there is the added benefit of better gas mileage and cheaper insurance (cheaper gas too!)
I like the idea of cheaper insurance and cheaper gas the car is probably a blast to drive regardless of which one you get.
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Do you guys think the resale value of the V6 will be significantly less then the V8 models?
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In straight numbers, obviously. Percentage of MSRP - probably not too much worse if any at all.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #10
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I love my v6, but was surprised when AAA quoted me the price difference between the v6 and v8. It was only $60 a year more for the SS! By adding the 2LT RS to my insurance it added about $100 a month to my policy.
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I love my v6, plenty of power right now and it should be (as stated before) fairly easy to get an additional 20-30 hp with an intake/exhaust. Definitely liking the fact that I can now use 87 octane instead of premium fuel. My insurance actually went down $7/month from my Cayenne (traded in). full coverage through state farm @ 56/month. very pleased.
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Would you say that either is more reliable then the other? As far as clutch maintenance etc.....
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=70


Take a look at who's having driveline problems right now... it sure ain't us lowly V6'ers


But in all seriousness, there isn't enough metrics to make that kind of call yet. The 3.6 on paper is pretty much bullet proof, and the 6LXX series of transmissions has had a pretty good run thus far in both the GM and BMW lines.
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you know there were 4 cylinder camaros with like 90hp...
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I would say that if you are going to race it get a V8, if you just want to drive it and have fun, get a V6. You can get in trouble with either one so that is a draw there.
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