Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Tower Decals
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
Dare
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 170
Looking for feedback from V6 owners

Ok, so I'm in the market for a Camaro. I will definitely be getting one, just not sure which yet. No question that the V8 puts the V6 to shame with 100+ more HP, but my question is what's wrong with the V6?

Even at 300 horses, that isn't too bad. I guess what I'm after here is some responses from current V6 owners. Are you in anyway disappointed with the car? Do you wish that you would of went all out and got the SS?

For a few thousands bucks more, the V8 may be envious, just not practical though. For myself at least, I'm not rich, so the few extra grand for the V8 is a big decision. By looking to save some money, I'm wondering if I will be content with a 2LT V6? I guess I'm open to everyone's opinions and suggestions, but I'm most interested in those who own the V6 have to say.

Any and all feedback, comments, and suggestions are most very welcome and appreciated
Dare is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
Beemer
"Red Rocket"
 
Beemer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Morgan Mill, Texas
Posts: 332
Love it love it love it. Sure I'd trade straight up for an SS but I don't regret my decision at all.

I had to choose between 1LT and no Camaro - not a 1LT and SS...
__________________
Beemer is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
Easy Go
 
Easy Go's Avatar
 
Drives: LLT MV5 B34 N65... period.
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: -
Posts: 283
What are your primary "objectives"? What vehicle are you coming out of? Have you test-driven any of them? I'd say do a test drive and see if 304 horses are enough for you. I personally find plenty of excitement in a manual V6 - the automatic V6 seemed to require a lot more stomping of the gas pedal to feel the power in my seat. Great fuel economy with the V6. I personally wasn't in the market for a $30K car, so I'd have never bought a V8 anyhow, but if I was looking at a few thousand more between a 2LT and an SS and I didn't mind the lesser fuel economy of the V8, I'd be inclined to throw down a few more thousand and go all the way.
__________________
In the early morning... when there's only a mere suggestion that the sun is going to bother coming up at all that day - a CGM blur accompanied by the anthem of 312 horses awakens the morning commuters from their NPR-induced stupor. Charging past the front lines in an all-or-nothing battle cry that the King has returned...
Easy Go is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
mrray13


 
mrray13's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1LT RS Rally Yellow
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: southern Illinois
Posts: 3,059
I love my car. It's the 1LT/RS, adn I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm not at all disappointed that I didn't get the SS, never factored it at all after driving the v6. IMHO, the v6 was more then enough car for what I wanted. Top it off with better gas mileage, cheaper insurance and slightly better handling, and it's a winner.

Plus, I get to mod it just as I would a v8!!
__________________
PacMan
mrray13 is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
CloudXTC

 
Drives: 1LT|RS|SIM|M6|BA Stereo
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 1,839
1LT/RS/BA/6M

Love my car... no regrets.
__________________

1LT | RS | M6 | SIM | BA Stereo
1000 - [07-23-2009] Order Made at dealer
1100 - [08-04-2009] Preliminary order accepted
2000 - [08-25-2009] Accepted by GM
3000 - [09-01-2009] Accepted by production control TPW = 10-05-2009
3300 - [09-28-2009] Scheduled for production
3400 - [10-01-2009] Broadcast - Being Built
3800 - [10-13-2009] Produced - Built- VIN 2G1xxx54917
4200 - [10-19-2009] Shipped
5000 - [10-19-2009] Delivered to the dealer
6000 - [10-20-2009] Delivered to the customer

CloudXTC is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
Rocks RS

 
Rocks RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cortland Ohio
Posts: 783
I have the 2LT/RS and love it. I drive it in the snow, and it goes great.

Sure, the V8 would be nice, but saving some green and getting the better gas always helps. Plus, I do not race or anything, so that extra HP would not really get used all that much.
__________________
2010 Camaro 2LT / RS - Black w/IO interior & M6

Sporting MRT V1, Hurst short throw, and Injen long tube and loving it!!!

Also, over 125,000 miles and going.
Rocks RS is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
ckaram

 
ckaram's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS RS, 1968 ragtop
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,632
I echo the above post--LOVE the car. If you haven't had 300 horse on tap with a manual trans lately, you will flipping drool over the LT. I have the 2LT and opted for the 6-speed stick. If you want a little more of a fun factor and traffic isn't an issue, I highly recommend the third pedal. It makes driving it so much more fun (FYI I did drive the tapshift and that also makes it fun but not like clutching it).

The LT will take you sideways from a dead stop and get 28 or 29 on the highway. Can't say enough about the car!
__________________
1968 Camaro convertible, LS1 & T56, Texas Speed 228R cam, 3.42 posi, 17" Torque Thrusts
2011 2SS/RS, LS3, M6, IOM in and out, factory Hurst short throw, GMPP axleback exhaust
ckaram is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:49 PM   #8
TommyTSquared


 
TommyTSquared's Avatar
 
Drives: RSSS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,506
You mention that the V8 might not be practical... why do you think it wont be?
TommyTSquared is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:52 PM   #9
firestone_ss

 
firestone_ss's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 camaro ss
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 754
i actually have both a 2SS and 2LT and the one real thing that bothers me about the v-6 is the exhaust tone,its not horrible just something about i dont care for,every aftermarket exhaust for v-6 sounds like it belongs on a honda civic so im keeping it stock until something better comes along,other than that there really is no bad, plenty of power,it really comes down to options ,my suggestion would be if you get the v-6 get a 2lt with the rs package,we love the look of the rs and the connectivty package is awsome.my two cents,good luck
firestone_ss is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #10
Orange5thGen

 
Orange5thGen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Convert
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,057
Send a message via Yahoo to Orange5thGen
Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyTSquared View Post
You mention that the V8 might not be practical... why do you think it wont be?
You will be pressing the pedal down hard and the tires will be expensive to replace as the burnout factor will be fun, if your into that.

I LOVE MY 1LT 300 plus HP and a 2 year son loves it too, daddy's maro is all be talks about when we go out.

It handles OK for the snow in Chitown area too.
Orange5thGen is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #11
Angrybird 12
Retired, Cancer Survivor
 
Angrybird 12's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 CAMARO 1LT, 08 Vue, 14 Spark
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: J. C. Tennessee
Posts: 17,814
Well the way I look at it is, if you are not going to "Hot Rod" around town or on the highway, or feel a need to strut your manhood, or feel the need to show off, or need to hear the V8 Sound. You will be right at home with a V6.

I have grown up and have no need to show off to anyone, I don't care for the loud sounds of the V8, I don't care what other people think, I just love the look of the Camaro and I have always loved the 69 Camaros, I figured this is as close as I will get to one again. Plus the 10+ thousand dollars I saved not getting a maxed out SS is fine too..
__________________
Cancer's a bitch! Enjoy life while you can! LIVE, LOVE, DRIVE...CAMARO!

Previous Camaros: 1974, 1979 and 2010.
Angrybird 12 is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #12
StangKiller-SS

 
Drives: GM products
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,622
There is nothing wrong with getting the V6 IF you don't care about how quick you are or whether your car makes that one of a kind V8 rumble. I like both the V6 & the V8, your choice depends on what qualities you are looking for out of the Camaro. MPG? Lower insurance? Performance? Luxury? Good luck in which ever Camaro you choose.
StangKiller-SS is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:04 PM   #13
Bert
synergy-green with envy
 
Drives: Cam....ry :-(
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Douglas, MA
Posts: 280
I don't own one, but I rented one for a day and was quite impressed -- plenty of power and fun for any normal driving (and then some) and the mileage was better than expected (in a similated commute with mostly highway I actually got better than the rated 29 mpg, according to the computer)

You can try it and see for yourself -- rent one from Avis (only at major airport locations) for about $100/day and see what you think.
Bert is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:06 PM   #14
TommyTSquared


 
TommyTSquared's Avatar
 
Drives: RSSS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange5thGen View Post
You will be pressing the pedal down hard and the tires will be expensive to replace as the burnout factor will be fun, if your into that.

I LOVE MY 1LT 300 plus HP and a 2 year son loves it too, daddy's maro is all be talks about when we go out.

It handles OK for the snow in Chitown area too.
TommyTSquared is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
Angrybird 12
Retired, Cancer Survivor
 
Angrybird 12's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 CAMARO 1LT, 08 Vue, 14 Spark
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: J. C. Tennessee
Posts: 17,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bert View Post
I don't own one, but I rented one for a day and was quite impressed -- plenty of power and fun for any normal driving (and then some) and the mileage was better than expected (in a similated commute with mostly highway I actually got better than the rated 29 mpg, according to the computer)

You can try it and see for yourself -- rent one from Avis (only at major airport locations) for about $100/day and see what you think.
Yeah, I test drove an LS with 22 miles on it and I was impressed...
Runs better than my El Camino with a 350 bored 30 over, 4 barrel, and headers.
__________________
Cancer's a bitch! Enjoy life while you can! LIVE, LOVE, DRIVE...CAMARO!

Previous Camaros: 1974, 1979 and 2010.
Angrybird 12 is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #16
wer2foxs
 
wer2foxs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VR SS
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 719
I have a 1LT RY and have not regretted getting the V6 for one minute. PLENTY of HP for me. Still has plenty to get a ticket thats for sure! It has the same AWE factor when you look at em if you can take your eyes off it. Great on insurance and use the regular unleaded instead of the hi octane for the SS. I have not heard a person regret it yet!
wer2foxs is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
5thGenCamaroChick
Hey y'all :)
 
5thGenCamaroChick's Avatar
 
Drives: Rosalee
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast TN
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dare View Post
my question is what's wrong with the V6?
Nothing, 'cept it doesn't sound like a V-8. That's what the radio is for.
__________________
"Are you picking up what I'm laying down? Can you dig what I'm growing?"
5thGenCamaroChick is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #18
Dboy23
2G1FB1EV7A9100028
 
Dboy23's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Hemi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by StangKiller-SS View Post
There is nothing wrong with getting the V6 IF you don't care about how quick you are or whether your car makes that one of a kind V8 rumble. I like both the V6 & the V8, your choice depends on what qualities you are looking for out of the Camaro. MPG? Lower insurance? Performance? Luxury? Good luck in which ever Camaro you choose.
Show me another V6 that's faster for anywhere near the price of a V6 Camaro, and if you can't than please don't talk about something you know nothing about.

The V6 is loads of fun and it's practical. Plenty of savings from the price of the car, to the insurance rates, to the gas money. Also for less than the price of a base 1SS you can get a fully loaded 2LT/RS which I think is pretty neat. Go out and test drive one and see if it's right for you, because in the end it's what you think that counts.
__________________
# 28 - Victory Red 1LT/RS (SOLD)
Dboy23 is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
Rtoups
 
Rtoups's Avatar
 
Drives: RJT 2LT
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Palos Verdes, California
Posts: 605
I think all of us V6 owners will say the same thing. Sure, we would love a V8, with it's power and beautiful engine note, but we love our cars just the same. The Camaro V6 is an absolute gem.
__________________
SoCal Camaro5 Family Member
Rtoups is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:33 PM   #20
67 GTO
13.453 @ 101.90
 
67 GTO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT Rally Yellow
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SE Pa.
Posts: 1,890
2LT here, plenty for me. You need to ask what your expectations are, is 14.4 in the 1/4 fast enough, 0-60 in 5.9 seconds enough? Do you need the v-8 rumble?

The LLT meets my needs.
67 GTO is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:01 PM   #21
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 16,125
Dare, for staters, WELCOME to the forum, take a load off, pop a cold one, and hold on for a nice ride. A number of the guys have said it already, "what do YOU want out of the car". I have a 2LT/RS, I test drove one first, and I have another car that has the same engine in it.......and it was/is more power than I need. My first camaro had a V8 (2nd Gen) and it had about 1/2 the HP....and I was able to get into a LOT of trouble in it...lol. With 305 HP, I can get into almost twice as much trouble!!
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #22
KMPrenger


 
KMPrenger's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 ABM LT/RS, 06 Chevy Colorado
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Posts: 9,355
firestone-ss....I think you may need to take a look at my V6 exhaust sticky thread. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33104 There are lots of exhausts listed there...so as long as you make the effort to listen to the different exhausts from top to bottom (the ones towards the top are the earlier set ups) you will find something you like. If you say you don't like ALL of them..well then your likely just S.O.L. (but there are more exhausts coming forsure!)

I have a 1LT/RS auto with the CC package and BA sound. I love it. It has enough go power to make me happy and get me into as much trouble as my heart desires. But I'm also not the kind've person that wants to sit there and burn the tires off either.

To get all these features and looks in an SS I would've had to spend another 6 grand or so to get there...and I could have...but in the end opted not to. Now I have payments that I can easily manage and still a car that has proven to be able to run the 1/4 in mid to low 14s and the 0 - 60 in 6 seconds or less, and with a few light mods guys are pushing near high 13's for the 1/4 and mid to low 5's for the 0 - 60.

Sure, I plan to do a few mods to make my car a tad quicker and more responsive, but ya know what....even if I had the firebreathing SS I'd be doing the same thing. I know I would....so no real money saved in the mods department by simply getting the SS in the first place.

So yes....very happy with my Camaro V6
__________________
IPF Tune, Custom Magnaflow Exhaust, Vararam intake, MACE Ported Manifold, RX Ported TB, "Black Ice" manifold insulator, Elite Catch Can, ZL1 repro wheels, ZL1 Springs, DRL Harness, Front GM GFX, Heritage grill, Street Scene lower grill, NLP Spoiler, ZL1 rockers and much more!
KMPrenger is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:16 PM   #23
ontheaccount
 
Drives: 2010 2LT/RS
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chesapeake City, MD
Posts: 113
I owned an '86 Camaro- Berlinetta Edition with a V8- This was a fast car. I currently own a 2LT and I can say this is plenty of car. I had the opportunity to test drive an SS two times before I got my car. I thought I may have buyers remorse, expecting to be disappointed by the V6 performance..... I am not. Once again this V6 is more than enough for me. I believe this car is faster than the V8 I owned in '86.
ontheaccount is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:26 PM   #24
Blueliner98
 
Blueliner98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT RS Victory Red w/Hockey Stripes
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 21
I could have gotten a 1SS or a loaded 2LT RS and I chose the V-6 and don't regret it in the least bit! It is plenty fast and the added RS package is definitely worth it!
Blueliner98 is offline  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #25
SlingShot


 
SlingShot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 - #670
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl.
Posts: 7,015
No remorse here... Been there done that with the V8's .... To get the same trim level I have now in a V8 would have been 10K more. I don't go to the track, and the typical speed limit around here is 45 .... Seemed a no brainier if you ask me !!!
__________________
SlingShot is offline  
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V6 Camaro Owners! 2010 V6 Zex Nitrous System now available! Kris@BMCPerformance Forced Induction 3 01-23-2010 02:41 PM
Any V6 owners have the Hurst? cschmidt1956 Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 25 11-22-2009 12:39 AM
great lakes V6 owners ! DetroitMuscle2010 USA - Great Lakes 6 11-19-2009 01:15 PM
Question for you V6 6-speed manual owners . . MI2010Camaro 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 24 09-02-2009 07:44 PM
GTA V6 Owners...Need Help TJ91 Canada 8 08-23-2009 05:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.