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Old 02-09-2019, 12:43 AM
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The V6 has enough power to be a good car, but I think I would want the V8 if I were in the market for one.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:54 AM
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The v6 is a slug
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by The JOe View Post
The part in bold is what im worried about...
That's exactly what u should be worried about and since u had a Z28 like I did u should know better. Lol. Btw, the clutch is easier to shift on my 2015 SS Camaro than the 1993 Z28 I had back in the day. Didn't know that did u 😎 the LS3 or newer LT1 is worth waiting for
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Get the one with the best mpg.
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Originally Posted by The JOe View Post
The part in bold is what im worried about...

get the V8 and you won't second guess yourself.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by psychodiagnostik View Post

The 2014 Camaro looks like it's ~ 4000lbs. That's a big difference. If you ever see a current Camaro parked next to a 3rd or 4th gen, it's striking how much larger they are.
5th Gen Camaro = 2010 - 2015

The "current" Camaro is the 6th Gen. (2016 - 2019).
Yeah, they look similar, but a completely different car. Different Chassis, and they are slightly smaller and lighter than the 2014 5th Gen.
But your statement of how much larger they are than the older ones is still valid. Chalk that up to modern safety standards.

I'd get the V8.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by The JOe View Post
This is purely hypothetical as of this moment but i just got hired with a new company and the pay is pretty good and maybe in 6 months or so I can maybe purchase a used 2014'ish Camaro????

I used to have a 95 Z/28 with the LT-1/6-spd trans combo and it was a very nice car to own with a good amount of power and with the 6spd it got pretty good mileage when you were easy on it but looking back it was only a 285hp car... the newer generation Camaro's offer a v6 that puts down more HP than my old V8 did.

I would LOVE to buy a v8 model but the price difference is pretty big so its probably not realistic but would saving more for a longer period of time be worth not even considering the V6 model and going with the V8???

Its not like i race the car or anything like that but I do love the styling of the camaro's and im thinking even the v6 has enough pep in it to make it fun to romp on once in a while.

What say you guys?
The V6 is for girls to buy.
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TO answer the original posters question.....for car enthusiasts the v8 is worth the extra coin especially in preowned purchases.

if the buyer is not as interested in driving performance then feel free to buy the v6.

having owned a family sedan cadillac cts fe2 from back in 2008 it was a nice vehicle but since I also dailied my ls3 manual z51 corvette i always wished for the same engine in that awd cts.

its not just hp...its torque...the v8 has massive torque and the dohc v6 not so much..,fo yourself a facor and get the v8


id suggest when buying a similiar and shared platform fifth gen camaro to the cts to drive both the v6 and v8 camaro... and decide for yourself.

id only buy the v8.

good luck and enjoy the decision making process.

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Why not wait 6 months longer, save up more cash and then you can pay the difference in cash. You are just now on the road to getting your **** together, why not wait a bit and put some money in the bank before you go off and get a used car loan. I was actually looking at Camaros at that time and just couldn't get over the seats and flimsy interior for the money they were asking.
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I'm on the old school side. If you were going to buy a V6 Camaro for your wife, she probably wouldn't know the difference or give a **** and would just appreciate the car.

If you bought it for yourself to show off and hot rod around in. A V6 sounds like an embarrassing lawn mower engine. If you want a V6 that performs and sounds good get a foreign car

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Old 02-09-2019, 10:27 AM
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I would never want the new camaro. Even if I was offered an even trade my 01 c5z for a 2019 top of the line camaro plus 5k cash wouldnt take but 2 seconds to say no knowing the camaro would be my new fun car. Their like teslas to me people like them I dont. That being said you dont buy a v6 muscle car. Its just something you dont do unless your a girl
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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The only V6 F-Body I'd buy.


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Old 02-09-2019, 11:02 AM
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I had a 2012 45th Anniversary Camaro with the 6 cylinder. It was plenty fast. After I wrecked it I got a 2013 1SS. At 90,000 miles the hydraulic lifters failed and I had to spend $4700 to get the engine rebuilt. This was slightly less than a year ago. It just happened again on Friday. The first time it happened I found out this is a pretty common problem and GM even put out a service bulletin on it. They still wouldn't cover the first repair.

If you have to get a Camaro, and I love 'em, I would really think about getting a 2016+ model and be careful about the V8. I love the V8, its better than my V6, but I don't know if I would buy another one given the issues.

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Old 02-09-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by psychodiagnostik View Post
One thing you have to consider when comparing horsepower across generations is the car's size and weight. I looked it up, the 4th gen F body weighed in at ~ 3000lbs, depending on options. It looks like the bottom of the range was actually 2900lbs, probably for a v6.

The 2014 Camaro looks like it's ~ 4000lbs. That's a big difference. If you ever see a current Camaro parked next to a 3rd or 4th gen, it's striking how much larger they are. Same for the Challenger & Mustang. A fox body looks like a Ford Escort when parked next to a modern Mustang.

I had a 4th gen LT1 Z too, it felt pretty dang fast at the time. I've driven modern cars in the 350hp range that honestly don't feel as fast.

I'd get the V8.
not sure where you got your specs but 4th gens are closer to 3500 lbs. Hell a C4 isnít even 3000.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:05 PM
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I bet you could find a nicely cared for old LS1 car for about the same price as a 5th gen V6. I'd do that.

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Old 02-09-2019, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
I've put 11000 miles on mine on 3 years, and the previous owner put 4000 on it in 4 years.
I should sell it.
I know the feeling. My C6 is a brand new 11 y.o. car
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ptindall View Post
I bet you could find a nicely cared for old LS1 car for about the same price as a 5th gen V6. I'd do that.
Its definitely something ive been thinking about. I think if I were to buy an older LS car it would be a GTO... I do like the larger interior of the GTO and its very comfortable while still able to lay some impressive patches.

This is something I hope to acquire near the end of this year, im in no hurry and have time to save up and maybe look at going with the v8 Camaro instead of the v6
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by The JOe View Post
Its definitely something ive been thinking about. I think if I were to buy an older LS car it would be a GTO... I do like the larger interior of the GTO and its very comfortable while still able to lay some impressive patches.

This is something I hope to acquire near the end of this year, im in no hurry and have time to save up and maybe look at going with the v8 Camaro instead of the v6
Since it appears that you really want the V8 model, I think it's best for you to just save up a little longer and get the V8 or finance more money if you can. You will probably regret the V6 purchase after awhile. Most of us (including myself) have been in a similar situation as yourself and regretted buying the cheaper option later on after the purchase because it was not what we really wanted.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rfopt View Post
Since it appears that you really want the V8 model, I think it's best for you to just save up a little longer and get the V8 or finance more money if you can. You will probably regret the V6 purchase after awhile. Most of us (including myself) have been in a similar situation as yourself and regretted buying the cheaper option later on after the purchase because it was not what we really wanted.


I understand that TODAY, you might be a little tight, budget wise, and you're thinking the less expensive car is the better deal. But if you don't tighten your belt, and get what you really want, a year or two from now, when your finances are (hopefully) better off, you'll be kicking yourself. Been there and done that, I assure you.....
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Originally Posted by Jughead View Post
get the V8 and you won't second guess yourself.
Exactly....
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