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Old 08-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on a new ride

I sold my '70 GTO earlier this year and I am debating what to buy next.
I want a new car that I can hop in and cruise and have all the creature comforts of my truck. (Leather, ac, sat radio, etc etc)

I am leaning towards a coupe, but would consider a 4 door. The car is a toy only and is not a daily driver. (It would sit from November till april too up here in the tundra)

I have about 40gs in the fun budget.

It is also sneaking up on winter so I could wait till january to order a new car if I had to.

I looked at chargers, challengers, G8s, mustangs and camaros. I was raised on GM and my old man has a 69 396 ss camaro. However I am not opposed to buying any particular brand.

(Not a corvette guy, just not my car i guess. But I .

Any ideas out there? And thanks.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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Well I like all 3 of the muscle cars. To me the Mustang is a bit underpowered. The Challenger doesnt handle too well, and was overpriced. So over all the Camaro was the best all around car. Looks are preferance, and i think they all look good. I think you will enjoy your decision either way you go.
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Buy a Yugo and put $39,900 into it with the money leftover. It will be a hilarious toy that will amuse you to no end when you absolutely destroy every car on the road. It will be great!

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Thanks. It is just kinda hard to pick one out. It is a good time to be in the horsepower market, lots of choices. They ALL have good sides and bad sides.

I know that I will probably get a lot of people saying to go camaro, but am looking for any input.

I am looking to get a 12.5ish car so mods will be necessary with any choice.

I can get a G8 loaded for 25800. That leaves a lot of jing for mods......
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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Depends on what you want...If its looks only,its between a challenger and Camaro...if its performance, its between a mustang and a camaro. If you want both then....
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Buy a Yugo and put $39,900 into it with the money leftover. It will be a hilarious toy that will amuse you to no end when you absolutely destroy every car on the road. It will be great!

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I think I just pissed my pants......
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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Thanks. It is just kinda hard to pick one out. It is a good time to be in the horsepower market, lots of choices. They ALL have good sides and bad sides.

I know that I will probably get a lot of people saying to go camaro, but am looking for any input.

I am looking to get a 12.5ish car so mods will be necessary with any choice.

I can get a G8 loaded for 25800. That leaves a lot of jing for mods......
well unless that G8 is a gxp dont waist your money. 12.5 can be done with the camaro with nothing more than headers, intake, and a tune. Mustang will take a bit more, and I think the Challenger needs around the same mods to do the same time just a little pricey to do anything with a "hemi"
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Mecum is having an auction this weekend, and there's always Barrett Jackson in October.
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Depends on what you want...If its looks only,its between a challenger and Camaro...if its performance, its between a mustang and a camaro. If you want both then....
Thanks.

That is the same arguement my buddies tell me. the challenger does look cool too. My old man is pressuring me to get the maro, ordered the same way as his 69 so we would have the matching set...

And I am just not sure that i can pull the trigger on a stang.

Camaro is in the lead.

Keep the comments coming.
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well unless that G8 is a gxp dont waist your money. 12.5 can be done with the camaro with nothing more than headers, intake, and a tune. Mustang will take a bit more, and I think the Challenger needs around the same mods to do the same time just a little pricey to do anything with a "hemi"
12.5 & 12.6 was hit with just an intake and a tune.
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Really? that is awesome. I just remember looking at performance parts for my brothers hemi ram, and the prices were outragous, just because it was for the hemi. It was lame.
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Really? that is awesome. I just remember looking at performance parts for my brothers hemi ram, and the prices were outragous, just because it was for the hemi. It was lame.
Yeah, TEAMBADDASS hit 12.5 first with the intake and tune and then went back to the track during the day (in the heat, in Houston) and hit 12.6 with just the intake and tune.
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was that with the SRT or the RT
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was that with the SRT or the RT
Sorry, I meant with the Camaro.

The SRT and R/T are a bit harder in the modifications department and I don't think they respond as well as the Camaro's LS3 does.
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lol oh ok, i was like thats amazing with an intake and tune they hit 12.5. Yeah i saw the camaro do that. It doesnt take much to wake these ls3s up.
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I was at the dealership talking about regular maintenance and I parked next to a Challenger R/T. A salesman walked by and said - "That Challenger looks like a Kia next to the Camaro". Granted that I do have it lowered about 1" all the way around but it was still pretty funny.

I have had a bunch of Camaros through the years and this one blows me away every time I get in it. One of my relatives helped me drive it back and he has a 67 vette, 69 Camaro, 57 Chevy and has owned a lot of old muscle cars and he absolutely loved the car. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them but to me the Camaro is the best bet.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:02 AM   #17
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If its a toy thats something different...

... Your better off getting an older car thats still in good shape..... and modding it with the leftover cash.

That will give you the most fun-for-your-dollar
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:55 AM   #18
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for the price range you are looking at i would go with the camaro it will leave you with a little mod money, i love my challenger but it ant cheap and modding for a the 6.1 hemi cost more than it does for the LS3 just my 2 cents.

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also wanted to add the is a lot more tuning support for GM and it's better than what is out there for dodge.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:29 AM   #19
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All of the cars are awesome!

I just ordered a 2SS/RS 6-Speed.

But I have a Buddy with a Challenger and it is awesome as well.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:46 AM   #20
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I'd say get the G8. The g8 is auto with a sports mode, thats the one which you are talking about. Not a bad car. Looks good, and responds well to mods I hear. If you want to break the bank and spend 40k I'd say go for the GXP. It did not have a full year worth of production when Pontiac went under so you would have a car that very few will have. Should be worth some money down the line in the future I would expect. I know I am currently looking for a g8 gt because I can't afford a gxp atm. If you plan on doing any modifications if you buy a g8 go to livernois. For a little over 2k you can get a performance package that should put you around the 450-430hp range with a decent tune. Should be good enough for a low 12 second pass.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:17 AM   #21
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I'd say go Camaro. at like 34-36k you can get the fully loaded 2SS. Another thing about the SRT8 challengers and such. and Hemi in general. My dealer was a Chevy -Crystler,Jeep,Dodge dealer. So I had a hemi Charger while I was waiting for my Camaro (Awesome dealer by the way for doing that) But I had to get the oil changed and new spark plugs along the way, oil was ~60 so whoop de do. But spark plugs were 675 dollars because the hemi has like 14 spark plugs So...I like the fact my Camaro doesn't have 14 spark plugs. But the chally is cool. And with sway bars and lowering springs, like 1500 dollars worth of mods, the guy got .98g's on the skidpad. which is pretty friggin good for just 1500 bucks. (original was like .87?)
So the handling is deffinately achievable. So is the horesepower and torque with just some breathing mods and a tune
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Id say get the 6 speed G8 GXP... mid 30's


... Keep it for life and you'll end up with the rarest car GM built in a long time.


Plus its much nicer than an SS with more room.


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Buy a Camaro SS and a Challenger R/T and finance the remainder. You'll have the finest two muscle/pony cars of this generation!
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I'd say get the G8. The g8 is auto with a sports mode, thats the one which you are talking about. Not a bad car. Looks good, and responds well to mods I hear. If you want to break the bank and spend 40k I'd say go for the GXP. It did not have a full year worth of production when Pontiac went under so you would have a car that very few will have. Should be worth some money down the line in the future I would expect. I know I am currently looking for a g8 gt because I can't afford a gxp atm. If you plan on doing any modifications if you buy a g8 go to livernois. For a little over 2k you can get a performance package that should put you around the 450-430hp range with a decent tune. Should be good enough for a low 12 second pass.
If you are looking, the pontiac dealer here has 5 or 6 of them. White, gunmetal gray, black, and that cool bright blue color.
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Buy a Camaro SS and a Challenger R/T and finance the remainder. You'll have the finest two muscle/pony cars of this generation!
I only have 4 garage stalls at my place. 2 daily drivers, and my new toy =3. 4wheeler, snomobile, misc extra = 4.

If I had the space, it aint a bad idea.....
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