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View Poll Results: Did you buy your Camaro mostly to look good, or go fast?
I bought my Camaro mainly based on it's looks and style 334 72.14%
I bought my Camaro mainly based on it's power and performance ability 129 27.86%
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Did you buy your Camaro for looks, or to go fast?

So when you decided to buy your Camaro, what was a more important factor in the decision to buy? Did you want a car you look good in? or did you want a car that goes really fast?

And "both" is not an answer..because I always think one over rides more than the other. The reason I ask, is I see some people here who spend hundreds/thousands on appearance stuff, and never/barely touch the motor. Others spend a lot on performance, and not much on appearance.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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I'm going to have to go with looks first even though I've easily spent most of my money on performance.

It was the style of the car that caught me. I didn't want a car, need a car and wasn't interested in a car. THIS car I had to have since I always loved Camaro but hated the 4th Gen.

So I gotta go looks with the knowingness that I'd make it fast anyway.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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I went for the overall 45th anniversary look. People know the camaro is fast and strong. But I do like to step in it and listen to the roar. So mine is for appearance and admiration.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #5
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Both and a vert!!!

Spent another 20,000 on looks and performance!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #6
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So when you decided to buy your Camaro, what was a more important factor in the decision to buy? Did you want a car you look good in? or did you want a car that goes really fast?

And "both" is not an answer..because I always think one over rides more than the other. The reason I ask, is I see some people here who spend hundreds/thousands on appearance stuff, and never/barely touch the motor. Others spend a lot on performance, and not much on appearance.
I think the easy answer is those who puchased the SS went for speed as main factor and those who purchased the V-6 went for appearance.-SKK
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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I think the easy answer is those who puchased the SS went for speed as main factor and those who purchased the V-6 went for appearance.-SKK
Not really...if you only have what a V6 Camaro costs, there are very few 300HP RWD cars that money can buy. It is a performance value.

I see plenty of SS owners at shows with almost performance mod (except maybe a cold air intake/louder exhaust), but tons sunk into wheels, painted engine covers, lights, and so forth.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #8
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Looks. No doubt. If I'd care more for performance I'd had gone with a stang. I want a ride I'm excited to look at and mod it later down the road than have a not so appealing ride that goes fast.
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I didn't buy for speed, my V6 goes plenty fast, and gets up to speed quick enough for me. I've done a couple of performance mods, but before I get silly with it I want to get beyond my warranty and pay it off.
If money was no object I'd be in a SS and all over that 35k LS7 crate kit those Lingenfelter boys are offering. I do like to go fast.
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Not really...if you only have what a V6 Camaro costs, there are very few 300HP RWD cars that money can buy. It is a performance value.

I see plenty of SS owners at shows with almost performance mod (except maybe a cold air intake/louder exhaust), but tons sunk into wheels, painted engine covers, lights, and so forth.
That's because the base SS gives many owners sufficient horsepower / speed - so the desire to go even faster then takes a back seat to looks. Hell - most people don't posess the driving skills or reflexes to even deal with the stock v8 they put in these things.
But I stick to my original statement -SS buyers value the speed and power and v-6 buyers want the look or are constrained by costs (fuel included) and have to settle. This has nothing to do with the potential to make V-6's go very fast if the desire and funds to do that are there. I know how fast they can go. However, You would have to be old school to truly understand where I am coming from. - SKK
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #11
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I test drove a new 5.0 the same day I went to look at and buy my used 2010 SS (same dealership, back to back tests). The Mustang was clearly the faster car (at least it clearly felt faster). I was slightly disappointed in the Camaro performance at the time, but the salesman even asked me, did I want the car that would get me down the drag strip a few tenths of a second faster or did I want a car that had awesome styling and was still amazingly fast? Since it was to be my daily driver, the choice was clear I even went to take a test drive of a Challenger, but got out as soon as I sat in it. lol- nope, not for me! I bought the Camaro for it's look, inside and out, and it's still pretty darn fast!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #12
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Who cares how fast it is if it's butt ugly.... Traded my 08 Vette in for the looks of the Camaro not the speed.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #13
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The Mustang doesn't look too bad if your standing in front of it, but any other angle it's pretty bad. LOL! I couldn't imagine spending that much money simply to hit 60mph a tad faster if I would be disappointed everyday with how it looked. I still do the pause and stare as I'm walking away from my car in a parking lot The Mustang just didn't give me that feeling.
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