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Old 05-20-2008, 03:38 PM   #101
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It seems that the V6 shocker is that it was probably incredibly fast for a V6, but this doesn't mean it would keep up with the V8. I'm sure the V6 will dominate the entry level cars, and I'm sure the V8 will dominate the high end cars. Another thing you have to think about was that they were only allowed to drive auto V8's and a V6 manual. I think I would take a V6 manual over a V8 auto any day. I just can't wait to see what the manual V8 is like. It seems right now the attention is being drawn to the V6, but I wonder what it would have been like if they drove a manual V8. I'm sure they would want to draw attention to the V6 as well, because a lot of people want a fast, good-looking car for as little money as possible. And with gas prices and insurance, I'm sure it will draw a lot of customers. For me, I'm getting the V8, but if millions buy the V6, I will be as happy as can be. Keeping the car alive and striving is a very important thing for everyone.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:42 PM   #102
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And I'm extremely happy to hear that the speedometer and tachs will be changed a little bit still, along with the stereo. It's a bit bulky, and the buttons are too big. I personally would love a navigation screen, just because I have one now and love it. Plus you could also say I'm about flash along with the raw beauty and performance, even if it costs a few extra bucks. I would definitely be willing to get a nav screen if it were an option.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #103
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all of that and more.
HOLY CRAP!!! That is the FIRST TIME I've ever heard a straight answer out of Scott, and I LOVE IT!!!
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #104
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I don't think the V6 is going to be THAT much more fuel-efficient than a V8 to make it a "must have" for me. I see many people who look at a smidgen more MPG as if it's pure gold, when it's not.

If the V6 gets 26MPG and the V8 gets 24MPG then the difference is around 8% difference in mileage. If fuel were $10.00 a gallon and you drove 10,000 miles a year you'd spend $3486.15 on fuel to drive the V6 and $4166.67 to drive the V8 that year. You only save $680.50 to drive the V6. And this is if gas were $10.00 a gallon. If gas stabilizes at $5.00 a gallon, you'd only save $340.25 a year. I'm not made of money, but to have V8 "bragging rights" is worth an extra $25-$30 a month. If it came down to it, I'd skip a trip to the movies (2x $10.00 a ticket and $12.00 for popcorn and soda) each month to have the V8.

Good analogy. Not to mention that the V8 engine will last longer than the V6 as well if you plan on keeping the car for along time.. However you did forget in the cost above the price of insurance being higher as well, and there may be a gas guzzler tax....
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Good analogy. Not to mention that the V8 engine will last longer than the V6 as well if you plan on keeping the car for along time.. However you did forget in the cost above the price of insurance being higher as well, and there may be a gas guzzler tax....
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #106
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all of that and more.


Yee-freakin'-haw!

I love it when a juggernaught listens to the customers!
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #107
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HOLY CRAP!!! That is the FIRST TIME I've ever heard a straight answer out of Scott, and I LOVE IT!!!
I'm fairly new here but I haven't heard FBodfathere ever give a bad answer. I think that didn't quite come out the way you meant!

At least I hope so!
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:05 PM   #108
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I'm fairly new here but I haven't heard FBodfathere ever give a bad answer. I think that didn't quite come out the way you meant!

At least I hope so!
Nope, he said exactly right....fbodfather has a way of being cryptic (which is the most we can ask from him considering what we're discussing around here!), so to actually get a "this is what we are doing" kind of answer is overwhelming.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:58 PM   #109
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Yee-freakin'-haw!

I love it when a juggernaught listens to the customers!
I'm kinda hopin' that GM is on the threshold of realizing what a valuable resource the corporation has at its fingertips - its enthusiast clientele! What a great symbiotic relationship!
GM's challenge is to make use of this resource in an efficient manner - to me, it looks like they might already be on the right track!

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I'm fairly new here but I haven't heard FBodfathere ever give a bad answer. I think that didn't quite come out the way you meant!

At least I hope so!
The Fbod's answer was quite shocking to be honest. Do a post search on him and read alot of his posts...... you'll see. Someone might ask him "what size tires will be on the V8" and his reply would be something along the lines of "well, I can tell you for a fact they will be round".
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he would make a good point
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:45 PM   #112
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I think my only real question is do we know if there will be hide-a-way headlights????

Cant wait for some new interior pics of something other then the mule.

Oh and I would place my bet that the other color was Hugger Orange.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:23 PM   #113
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The Fbod's answer was quite shocking to be honest. Do a post search on him and read alot of his posts...... you'll see. Someone might ask him "what size tires will be on the V8" and his reply would be something along the lines of "well, I can tell you for a fact they will be round".

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I think my only real question is do we know if there will be hide-a-way headlights????

Cant wait for some new interior pics of something other then the mule.

Oh and I would place my bet that the other color was Hugger Orange.
We said a longgggg time ago that there would be no hideaway headlights -- (go look at a C6....)

And no, it wasn't Hugger Orange!

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Looks like we can narrow the color down by process of elimination.

Next guess: Was it Bumblebee yellow?
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Was the performance of the V6 even close to that of the V8? I'm really really interested in the V6 and want to make sure I'm buying a true performance car.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:00 AM   #117
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We said a longgggg time ago that there would be no hideaway headlights -- (go look at a C6....)

And no, it wasn't Hugger Orange!

What about RS covers like from 1st gen?

And what was is so bad about Hugger Orange??

I also thought of another question, well more like a request if the engineers didnt think of it yet. Since the factory radio most likely can not be replaced by an aftermarket, and an aftermarket wont look right, will there be a usb port for mp3 play back or even better an SD slot? Either one of these or even both would be great for those of us who have loads of songs.

Thanks for everything fbodfather.
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What about RS covers like from 1st gen?

And what was is so bad about Hugger Orange??

I also thought of another question, well more like a request if the engineers didnt think of it yet. Since the factory radio most likely can not be replaced by an aftermarket, and an aftermarket wont look right, will there be a usb port for mp3 play back or even better an SD slot? Either one of these or even both would be great for those of us who have loads of songs.

Thanks for everything fbodfather.
I second this.... it would be awesome if something like this was in there.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:05 AM   #119
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We said a longgggg time ago that there would be no hideaway headlights -- (go look at a C6....)
I'm confused... are you saying that the production headlights will be similar to the current style Corvette headlights?
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The fit, finish, materials - all were superb to me.

The tallest in our group is 6'2". He had no issues fitting in and being comfortable.
Superb materials

At 6'7" Chris, I want to thank you for posting this.

I plan on ordering my Camaro sight-unseen, and that was somewhat of a concern, but no more.

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Was the performance of the V6 even close to that of the V8? I'm really really interested in the V6 and want to make sure I'm buying a true performance car.
If you go back a page or so, you'll see a post that says something to the effect of:

If you drove the V6 Camaro around the track and didn't know the engine size, you would have guessed it to be a V8.

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My impression is that anybody driving the V6 for the 1st time would think there was a V8 under the hood if they didn't know otherwise
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If I was going to guess, and that's pretty much all we do here


I'd guess they are saying the V6 felt as strong as some conventional V8's, and the V8 -they were not disappointed = mega thrust.


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I 'd love to be able to play MP3z in the car, no matter how that is achieved from the factory (the CD player to recognise CDz and DVDz with folders and MP3z in them, have a USB port, have an iPod dock or whatever).

Although I was planning to get a small form factor PC in the back of my current car and a nice motorized touchscreen for the dash, I 'm not doing that if it spoils the looks of the Camaro.

But, in the end of the day, I only wanna play tons of MP3z without having to change CDz and the like, and that can be "easily" done by having an iPod with that nifty addon that makes the iPod broadcast in a user-given FM frequency - a frequency received by the car's radio ^^ Pretty easy.
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We said a longgggg time ago that there would be no hideaway headlights -- (go look at a C6....)

And no, it wasn't Hugger Orange!

Oh please please please.....GREEN

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I'm confused... are you saying that the production headlights will be similar to the current style Corvette headlights?
I think the intent of the post was something along the lines of "since hideaways were eliminated on the C6 (because of weight and the cost of warranty claims), then it's pretty much a given they would not be on the Camaro."

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