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Old 10-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Car & Driver and Motor Trend's thoughts on pricing

Car & Driver and Motor trend give pretty good reasoning for the Camaro being priced the way it is. At first I was somewhat reluctant on pricing but now I see it differently.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...amaro_car_news


http://wot.motortrend.com/6304565/au...995/index.html
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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Awesome the way they broke it down. That should shut some people up.

Best VALUE BY FAR!
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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This thing is going to be an awsome deal! 40k performance for 10k less
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #4
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That is a nice little part of the article good information and cheap when you look at it like this plus take in to account how much better this will handle than BOTH
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Relative to the Mustang and Challenger, the Camaro offers more ponies for less money. With its "estimated" 300-horsepower V-6, the Camaro LS comes in at $76.65 per pony. The more powerful SS model with the 422-horsepower V-8 is a relative bargain at $73.45 per horsepower. A Ford Mustang equipped with the base 210-horsepower six-cylinder engine starts at $19,995 which works out to be $95.21 per horsepower. Stepping up to the Mustang GT’s 300-horsepower V-8 requires $26,775, or $89.25 per horsepower. The base Dodge Challenger SE with 250 horsepower starts at $21,995 ($87.98 per horse), the mid-level 375-horsepower R/T begins at $30,990 ($82.64 per pony), and the top-dog SRT8 version with 425 horsepower begins at $40,095 which works out to $94.34 per horsepower.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:00 PM   #5
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Bump.............. Must read people.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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Bump.............. Must read people.
its been up for 30 minutes....(when you posted)

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Bump....kidding!

Like how they broke that down...kind of like shopping for meat.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
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Interesting how they talked about the 23 MPG was on the L99. I never considered how the two different packages might give the same mileage. I wonder how the LS3 is gonna get the same estimate.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:02 PM   #9
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Wow, very positive reviews from most media sources so far. That bodes well for sales.

Usually I get annoyed when only relative power is discussed, but in this case it even under-represents the Camaro's value. Not only do you get superior horsepower per dollar, you also get superior braking, superior handling, and superior efficiency per dollar. We don't know about quality yet, but with this trend, is there really a doubt?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:18 PM   #12
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Interesting how they talked about the 23 MPG was on the L99. I never considered how the two different packages might give the same mileage. I wonder how the LS3 is gonna get the same estimate.
Generally, automatic transmissions get worse mileage. I'm sure you knew that. But when they put a 6 speed auto in it, it gets better mileage. Then when you add fuel management, it gets even better. But because of the inherent efficiency of a manual, the odds are it'll get the same mileage or better because of the skip-shift function and more efficient use of engine power.

I would put money on it at least matching the autos mpg.


And yeah, C&D really put it into perspective. But I would be willing to bet that those ponies not only come at less cost, but are put to better use than either of the other cars they compared it to.
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Very nice. Thanks for posting the links.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #14
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But because of the inherent efficiency of a manual, the odds are it'll get the same mileage or better because of the skip-shift function and more efficient use of engine power.
SKIP-SHIFT?????!!!! I thought they did away with that years ago on the Corvette!!!

If it's true, someone tell me how to disable it!! I ain't gonna have a friggin' computer tell me how and when to shift!!!!!!!! !!!
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