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Old 10-13-2008, 04:33 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, 04:37 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, 04:40 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, 04:47 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, 05:00 PM   #5
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Bump.............. Must read people.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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Bump.............. Must read people.
its been up for 30 minutes....(when you posted)

give it some time...
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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, 07:31 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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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, 08:06 PM   #10
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:07 PM   #11
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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, 08:30 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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Old 10-13-2008, 09:25 PM   #15
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I like the $/hp comparison. I can't think of anything that might beat it.

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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!!!!!!!! !!!
The same way you disable AFM, step on the gas!
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:54 AM   #16
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It's competetive pricing for the car they are making and while I believe they are on the high end of the range that will allow them the volumes being talked about, but they are in the range.

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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.
Automatic transmission powertrains inherently have a bit more power loss which normally puts them behind on mpg's, and Chevy can play with gearing and a few other silly tricks like skipshift to keep the mpg numbers up. If you look at the Corvette and it's very similiar LS3 powertrain the manual is rated 1mpg higher than the auto. The 'vette doesn't have AFM for the auto though, and from what I've seen AFM is probably good for ~1 mpg on the EPA testing which should result in basically the same mpg's for either transmission.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:11 AM   #17
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cant blv it ... 31k for a car without steering audio control !!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:10 AM   #18
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cant blv it ... 31k for a car without steering audio control !!!
Actually, I'm pretty sure there ARE audio controls on the steering wheel.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:51 AM   #19
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Actually, I'm pretty sure there ARE audio controls on the steering wheel.
for the 2SS yes ....
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for the 2SS yes ....
Is this what will give it to you though?

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Old 10-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #21
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cant blv it ... 31k for a car without steering audio control !!!
Don't buy it then. If that is a deal breaker for you, then I feel sorry for you.

Sorry, had to say it...
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:21 PM   #22
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Anyone else notice in the article it said 10 colors available on both models. It would be nice but I think they need to do some fact checking.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:23 PM   #23
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cant blv it ... 31k for a car without steering audio control !!!
My H3 was $38K and doesn't have them either.
That's almost as dumb as not offering Blue on the SS and HUD on the Camaro, but my Blazer died and I had to get a new vehicle ASAP and couldn't wait for them to add the feature to the H3.
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