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Old 11-11-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Wow.

So, a friend of mine got a 2008 Corvette with the LS3 and he let me drive it around just now. I barely even tapped into the power, and all I can say is wow. What sucks is I have a V6 Camaro on order and don't know if I can really afford the extra $7,000 to upgrade to the 2SS.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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So, a friend of mine got a 2008 Corvette with the LS3 and he let me drive it around just now. I barely even tapped into the power, and all I can say is wow. What sucks is I have a V6 Camaro on order and don't know if I can really afford the extra $7,000 to upgrade to the 2SS.
one thing to think about is how much heavier the camaro is compared to the corvette so there is going to be a marked difference in the experience


also i can definately say i feel ya on the WOW. hitting 100mph on a test drive in a 2008 corvette was amazing....
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You know what? I just remember I test drove a 2006 or 2007 Cadillac CTS-V a couple years ago and I remember the experience very well. It was fast and fun, but much slower feeling than the Vette. It didn't have that OMG feeling to it.

And I just looked up the specs of that car. Curb weight: 3850 lbs. HP: 400. TQ: 395.

0-60: 5.1

That's from Edmunds and if that is true then I don't see how the Camaro is going to really improve upon that. It's a little frustrating to know the curb weight of our SS is slightly more than a Cadillac CTS-V.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #4
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You know what? I just remember I test drove a 2006 or 2007 Cadillac CTS-V a couple years ago and I remember the experience very well. It was fast and fun, but much slower feeling than the Vette. It didn't have that OMG feeling to it.

And I just looked up the specs of that car. Curb weight: 3850 lbs. HP: 400. TQ: 395.

0-60: 5.1

That's from Edmunds and if that is true then I don't see how the Camaro is going to really improve upon that. It's a little frustrating to know the curb weight of our SS is slightly more than an OLD Cadillac CTS-V.
more safety regs.....
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I guarantee that no dealer will let me test drive one since I'm under 25. :( I might be able to check out a G8, though.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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I guarantee that no dealer will let me test drive one since I'm under 25. :( I might be able to check out a G8, though.
im 21....find a used one to test drive.
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You know what? I just remember I test drove a 2006 or 2007 Cadillac CTS-V a couple years ago and I remember the experience very well. It was fast and fun, but much slower feeling than the Vette. It didn't have that OMG feeling to it.

And I just looked up the specs of that car. Curb weight: 3850 lbs. HP: 400. TQ: 395.

0-60: 5.1

That's from Edmunds and if that is true then I don't see how the Camaro is going to really improve upon that. It's a little frustrating to know the curb weight of our SS is slightly more than a Cadillac CTS-V.
Well if it makes any difference, the 0-60 on the SS is 4.6. Thats fairly significant. It can take that foot to the floor stomp from "ehh, thats pretty good" to "damn!" And this SS is designed to give a little Awe factor to the engine. From a little engine noise and exhaust growl accompanying you in the driver seat to the feel of the car as you drive. Im not totally sure you can get an idea from the CTS-V.
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one thing to think about is how much heavier the camaro is compared to the corvette so there is going to be a marked difference in the experience


also i can definately say i feel ya on the WOW. hitting 100mph on a test drive in a 2008 corvette was amazing....
You need to move out where you can get on some open roads. Some more freedom for your foot. Its nice when 100 can become common place.
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Are there any cars that would be a comparable test drive for the V6?
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Are there any cars that would be a comparable test drive for the V6?
the new CTS for the power and wieght and the g8 v6 for handling
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the new CTS for the power and wieght and the g8 v6 for handling
True. But the engine could easily seem more tame in this application. If I were you, just go read the articles that automibile and motor trend wrote about the V6 and be satisfied until you can get behind the wheel of one.

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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews..._lt/index.html

Motor Trend

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

If you know anything about Motor Trend, you know it is exceedingly uncommon to see them just gush over a car like they do over the Camaro V6. You can be genuinely excited with them.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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I guarantee that no dealer will let me test drive one since I'm under 25. :( I might be able to check out a G8, though.
Depending on the laws of your state they may have to. I know in NC a dealer HAS to let you test drive a car as long as you have your license and there is no mechanical problems preventing the car from being driven.
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Depending on the laws of your state they may have to. I know in NC a dealer HAS to let you test drive a car as long as you have your license and there is no mechanical problems preventing the car from being driven.
Whaat? Im pretty sure as a business, they have the right to keep anyone from driving anything. It is the dealer's property.
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True. But the engine could easily seem more tame in this application. If I were you, just go read the articles that automibile and motor trend wrote about the V6 and be satisfied until you can get behind the wheel of one.

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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews..._lt/index.html

Motor Trend

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

If you know anything about Motor Trend, you know it is exceedingly uncommon to see them just gush over a car like they do over the Camaro V6. You can be genuinely excited with them.
Thanks, those articles really help me justify saving my $7000 and sticking with the V6. Hell, the car I drive right now only has 195hp or so and it doesn't bother me.
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Thanks, those articles really help me justify saving my $7000 and sticking with the V6. Hell, the car I drive right now only has 195hp or so and it doesn't bother me.
NP Bro. Im currently fighting that battle in my head. I could afford the SS, but it would be BASE BASE, nothing fancy.

Orrrr I could get a 2LT with the RS and goodies, drive it for a few years, then use a bit of the money i saved, and a bit more, and buy a LS7 to pop in there.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:29 PM   #16
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I guarantee that no dealer will let me test drive one since I'm under 25. :( I might be able to check out a G8, though.
I went to a pontiac dealership a couple years ago when I was shopping for my Grand Prix. They didn't have an GT's in, but the dealer could tell I was bummed, and I had driven quite a ways to check one out. He ran into his office and came out with the keys to an '06 GTO. He tossed them to me and said "leave some rubber on the tires"

I was 18 at the time. As long as you sound interested, and don't screw off, they're more than happy to show you what they've got. I also took an STS Sport for a drive when I was 18, granted the salesman came with me...
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I have to say it completely depends on the dealer. When I bought my Evo, the guy wouldn't let me drive it, instead took me for a ride. He was absolutely insane, doing everything he could to prove to me how hard it was to break loose an awd car.

Needless to say I didn't go home in THAT car.

Regardless of the power of my SS when I take ownership, just the feeling will be "wow" enough to sustain me... until I am stricken with the mod bug.
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I have to say it completely depends on the dealer. When I bought my Evo, the guy wouldn't let me drive it, instead took me for a ride. He was absolutely insane, doing everything he could to prove to me how hard it was to break loose an awd car.

Needless to say I didn't go home in THAT car.

Regardless of the power of my SS when I take ownership, just the feeling will be "wow" enough to sustain me... until I am stricken with the mod bug.
I actually call that "the itch." When I get the itch, I scratch it with mods.
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I actually call that "the itch." When I get the itch, I scratch it with mods.

Wouldn't a cream be cheaper?
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Wouldn't a cream be cheaper?
Are you saying you'd rather rub cream on yourself than buy performance parts? And you call yourself a car enthusiast.
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Are you saying you'd rather rub cream on yourself than buy performance parts? And you call yourself a car enthusiast.
How about... a cream rub from Megan Fox, in the Camaro, already modded. Whoa... that got weird-er...

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I guarantee that no dealer will let me test drive one since I'm under 25. :( I might be able to check out a G8, though.
BS

Im 22, and I test drove the new mustang, new challenger, and the new G8 GT (I took it to 99mph too, in fact the dealer really liked me, he thought I knew everything there was to know about cars). Next on the list is the Caddilac CTS, I want to test out the engine as I'll be getting the V6 mustang.

It helps when you go with your co worker that looks like your dad...

Also, I loved the G8, if for some reason I dont get the Camaro (like not enough back seat room) then Im getting a G8 GT, nuff said.
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im 21....find a used one to test drive.
Headpunter, are you serious...you're only 21 years old?!!! Honestly, I'm impressed! You, along with a small handful of the other members are the ones who I most look forward to reading. Truthfully, as knowledgeable as you are, I really believed you were quite a bit older! Good job and God Bless...!
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Headpunter, are you serious...you're only 21 years old?!!! Honestly, I'm impressed! You, along with a small handful of the other members are the ones who I most look forward to reading. Truthfully, as knowledgeable as you are, I really believed you were quite a bit older! Good job and God Bless...!
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That's what I'm hoping to pick up once they drop to low 20s.

I never get an alone test drive. Stupid sales guy always comes along.
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