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Old 07-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Has your perception changed of the V6 Camaro??

Mine certainly has. I don't even think you can compare it with the fleet happy V6 Stang, more like 350Z levels of performance/handling here. At this point I'd say I'm perfectly fine opting for a V6 Camaro not even thinking about the 8, which I'm sure is nice, but you truly get the best of all worlds with the 6 cylinder; high tech engine, great fuel economy, top shelf performance and probably a more well sorted car in the weight department. None of the above describes anything close to a secretaries car in my humble but frank opinion.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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I will seriously have to consider getting the V6-M6 convertible over the LS3 if the cost is very different. I think I could actually be content with this V6.

And to me, the real priority is the convertible...at least it is now that the V6 has such performance potential. I'm terribly excited about it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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Well, I was planning on getting the V6 since, well, forever. I knew from the beginning there was no way I'd be able to afford the payments on the v8 - much less the insurance. With that said, the more I find out about the v6, the more I like. But, I do like the v8 fog light/lower grill arrangement more than that of the v6 - especially if it comes with the now departed hood scoop. Maybe I could arrange a swap with somebody who buys a silver v8. I'm still getting the v6 either way.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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yea my opinion got better, now that I know you can get an V6 RS I'm all over that. plus the lower cost means I have more left over for accessories!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:46 PM   #5
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I like everything about the V6. It is worthy of serious consideration. I've liked it from the beginning, and now it might be my final choice.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:48 PM   #6
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The V6 as a LT/RS keeps calling me out, so yeah... my preception has changed to save some cash and get me one of these. We'll see but the V6 hit me from left field. :seesaw:
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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V6 RS is going to be just nice as my first car (yea it will be my first car im only 15) . does any one know when the prices will be released
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:06 AM   #8
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who needs a V-8 when you can buy a V-6 and costamize it
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:24 AM   #9
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before i was dead set on V8, now im almost positive im getting v6 rs, i like my bells and whistles.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:31 AM   #10
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I'm getting the car for the power. I don't want to beat competition, I want to smoke it. I knew the V6 would be VERY respectable in comparison to class competition so I wasn't suprised much. If I wasn't deadset on a v8 (always wanted the burble), I'd be getting a fully loaded v6.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:38 AM   #11
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I'm still a big fan of the V6. I don't want one. However, you can't help but be excited about a NA V6 that performs close to base V8's
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:09 AM   #12
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:55 AM   #13
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I've always said I would get the V8 but I'm not getting rid of my 98'. We recently found out my wife is Prego with our 2nd so I'm REALLY torn. I guess I need to think about if I really need three V8 vehicles with todays gas prices. But if I can't get that ambient lighting in the V6....
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:32 AM   #14
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I've never had a negative opinion of V6 Camaro's. I've owned 2 V6's ('91 RS and '02 Coupe) and loved them both.

But I've been saying all along that I wanted the V8 this time around.

I haven't owned a V8 since my first car ('82 Berlinetta) 16 years ago. So I think it's time to get back to where I started. lol That, and I need to overcompensate after driving around in a 103hp Aveo for 4 years prior to getting the new Camaro.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:38 AM   #15
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i think a V-6 is perfect for a camaro not to much power but still smokes almost everything else
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:16 PM   #16
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lol i know is not the right topic ..................... i bet 90 percent of you have never been in a v8 smal block chevy lol real camaro got a v8inside , anyway as long as you help keeping the camaro alive thanks, go buy that v6
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:27 PM   #17
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I had a highly modified 1986 Camaro IROC-Z with just over 300 horses. I think that counts as "a v8 smal block chevy lol real camaro got a v8inside."
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P.S. - I also feel that the V6 camaro has a lot of mod potential that the V8 couldn't match. With the 5000 dollars saved from getting the V6, you could bolt on twin turbos and push 450-500 horses. Especially since the block for the LLT is designed to hold 4.0L, and its cylinders are lined - I have a feeling it will be able to push high amounts of boost.

P.P.S. - I also see that you drive a V6 camaro anyway, so maybe you're in that "90" percent?
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #18
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The V6 is actually starting to look pretty attractive, especially given the fact that it's going to have more hp than the mustang's GT.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #19
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/\/\ You've got to be kidding me, that DI V6 is already at 11.3 CR, there's no way in hell you're gonna be able to push any appreciable amounts of boost on pump gas. The LS3 has tons of potential left in it, those heads match or outflow the best the aftermarket units available. Cam only C6 guys are putting down some ridiculous numbers with LS3's.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:30 PM   #20
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Well, you have to consider that its DI - its an entirely different ball game. DI engines seem to hold higher CR's on lower octane ratings. Similarly to how fuel injection can hold higher CR's on lower octanes than carbed can. So, I have a feeling it will be able to hold more boost than you think. Especially with VVT. I may be wrong. I just think it has the potential.
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P.S. - And I wasn't trying to say potential meaning more power than the V8 period, I mean more % improvement. Example - you mod the V8 to 600 hp. You mod the V6 to 600 hp. Which one has more improvement? The 50% gain on the v8, or the 100% gain on the V6? And as far as high boost, I was referring to the block in that sentence. Maybe you should reread it. You can drop the CR without buying a new block.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:03 PM   #21
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Yeah, I think we can agree the V6 is going to be a great buy and it's going show up GT owners, just wish some DI technology would have made it over into some LS variant.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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lol i know is not the right topic ..................... i bet 90 percent of you have never been in a v8 smal block chevy lol real camaro got a v8inside , anyway as long as you help keeping the camaro alive thanks, go buy that v6
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:28 PM   #23
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I think that more will be buying the V6 now, not many though. I'm still set on an SS though
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:29 PM   #24
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I think once gas gets higher in price in the future I may start to care less about the fuel economy of an 8 cylinder. For now I'm sticking with the 6, personally.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:40 PM   #25
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It's sounds like a great V6, one that may sway me away from the V8. The mustang's V6 isn't even in the same ballpark.
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