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Old 09-13-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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What's your response to...?

I haven't even taken delivery of the car yet and everyone my wife and I talk to say something like "You should have got the 8."

I bite my lip, but I'm thinking, "What the hell do you drive?"
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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Do you mean V8? As long as you are happy with the V6, which really has sufficient power, then don't worry about what others THINK you should have done.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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wanna race?
the v6 is extremely powerful for its size.
it can beat a good amount of v8s.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Do you mean V8? As long as you are happy with the V6, which really has sufficient power, then don't worry about what others THINK you should have done.
Yeah, I was referring to the V8.

Don't get me wrong, I don't let what others think make me second guess my decision... It just gets a bit annoying when someone who probably hasn't driven an 8, let alone a 6, makes a comment trying to rain on our parade.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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I haven't even taken delivery of the car yet and everyone my wife and I talk to say something like "You should have got the 8."

I bite my lip, but I'm thinking, "What the hell do you drive?"
Completely understand where you are coming from... I got it a lot when I bough my 2005 V6 Mustang... at first it really bother me... but then I realized that the answer to "What the hell do you drive?" is usually "A rusted out Escort..." LOL!

So here I am with another V6 car... and people still make the V8 comment... I just tune them out now and don't even acknowledge them... just simply shrug them off... guess my skin is a lot thicker these days... LOL
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
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DUUUUUDE! this blows my mind. i get sooo annoyed about this. too bad it will most likely beat whatever they driving. its reallllLLLLL annoying though. i hate it. now when people ask me what im getting v6 or v8, i reply, the 304hp engine!! haha and they dont know any better. LOL stupid of them just to hear "v6" they think its so gay and week or a camaro, but when i say 304 hp they think oh cool that must be fast. lol try it next time someonne asks!
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:49 PM   #7
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Had the same thing happen to me. People think that to make it a muscle car you need to have a V8. I remind them that the V6 has over 300 HP and the difference in prise from the 2LT/RS and the 2SS/RS is around $7000, then add another $5000 that the dealer charges over MSRP. Poeple don't realize that the V6 puts out 300+ HP. Not to mention better gas milage. And that the prise difference is so great.

That said, I suppose if you did some research and maybe have to travel quite a distance, you could find a V8 at or just above MSRP.

Also once they crack the code on the ECU, some mods could be done to increase the power. Hopefully this will not cost to much.

Love my V6 and don't regret not getting the V8. Plenty of power. It's no dog. Like you said (What the hell do they drive?)
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:50 PM   #8
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DUUUUUDE! this blows my mind. i get sooo annoyed about this. too bad it will most likely beat whatever they driving. its reallllLLLLL annoying though. i hate it. now when people ask me what im getting v6 or v8, i reply, the 304hp engine!! haha and they dont know any better. LOL stupid of them just to hear "v6" they think its so gay and week or a camaro, but when i say 304 hp they think oh cool that must be fast. lol try it next time someonne asks!
Yeah most of the time when people say, "you should have got the v8," I say the v6 has 304 hp and then they normally change their minds. Some people still say something about the v8 being better but I just ignore them.

Most of the time people just come up to me and ask enthusiastically if its a RS. I say yes and they act like thats the best thing ever. I think they mix up the RS with the SS lol.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:50 PM   #9
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DUUUUUDE! this blows my mind. i get sooo annoyed about this. too bad it will most likely beat whatever they driving. its reallllLLLLL annoying though. i hate it. now when people ask me what im getting v6 or v8, i reply, the 304hp engine!! haha and they dont know any better. LOL stupid of them just to hear "v6" they think its so gay and week or a camaro, but when i say 304 hp they think oh cool that must be fast. lol try it next time someonne asks!

Thats a great response. I'm gonna use it if you don't mind.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #10
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basically i just shrug it off. I cite that is has 304 HP, better gas mileage, i can use regular fuel, i get a cheaper insurance rate and it will still probably better than whatever crapbox they drive
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:02 PM   #11
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I haven't even taken delivery of the car yet and everyone my wife and I talk to say something like "You should have got the 8."

I bite my lip, but I'm thinking, "What the hell do you drive?"
Well, when I first became aware of the new Camaro some years ago, all the talk in the mags was how it would have the Caddy engine that would power the CTS, 304 HP, 29 mpg on regular fuel and I was sold.

I've entered a few car shows and actually got a award for top 20 stock voted by the modified car owners. 150 cars were entered at the show.

When asked what engine, I always PROUDLY give the stats on the LLT and usually say I couldn't find anyone to give me the extra $7k for the 2SS at time of purchase. People smile.

As scrming has proved, the LLT is no dog.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #12
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basically i just shrug it off. I cite that is has 304 HP, better gas mileage, i can use regular fuel, i get a cheaper insurance rate and it will still probably better than whatever crapbox they drive
I feel exactly the same way.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:03 AM   #13
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V6 is Fast and Cheap.
You don't get to say that very often.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:17 AM   #14
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3 Months later - still lovin it!
V6 is Fast and Cheap.
You don't get to say that very often.
"Fast and Cheap"........Thats my middle name!
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