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Old 02-08-2019, 10:16 PM
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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?
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I say you should test drive both.
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supply and demand drive pricing.some people prefer the optional v8 so they make it available for a price.
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Maybe these folks can answer that for you:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...discussion-80/
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Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
I say you should test drive both.
Ive driven the V8 and it was ear to ear smiles but im considering the increase in price of insurance as well as re-sale value and if the market for v6's are considered "Soft" compared to the v8 counterpart.
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To me those V6 Camaros sound awful and it just makes you want a V8 even more. Then there are guys on Camaro forums who wished they had a waited and bought a V8 Camaro
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To me those V6 Camaros sound awful and it just makes you want a V8 even more. Then there are guys on Camaro forums who wished they had a waited and bought a V8 Camaro
The part in bold is what im worried about...
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I had a '00 V6 Camaro and eventually traded it for a Z28.

I bought a V6 G8 in '08, thinking that it would be enough to keep me entertained.
About a year later I had a G8 GT.

V6 Camaro was not a consideration this time.
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My sister bought a triple black convertible camaro with a V8. I think it’s a 2014 or 2015. It’s real nice.
She sold her ‘67 Chevelle. It also was a 3X Black vert. She had that old Chevy a long time and it was a hard one to let go.
I believe the camaro was elixir.
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Originally Posted by Vette_DD View Post
Maybe these folks can answer that for you:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...discussion-80/
Look at the traffic delta between the 2 boards. Maybe he wanted some responses this week?

What is it with you hall monitors? Get a life.
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I actually just had my first drive in a 305 hp V6 Camero and was pleasantly surprised. It was a fully loaded 2010 RS with 115k that I tried to get for $8400, should have upped my bid to win it.

That being said my mechanic and another mechanic I know said the engines are problematic (timing chain and other internal wear items).

I wasn't expecting it to feel so fast, almost like a turbo or vtec engine as it approached redline, and it loved to rev fast. The 6 speed automatic always seemed to be in the right gear or willing to get there fast.

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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?
I can't imagine getting one w/o a V8. Even if I had to buy a slightly used one (or more used than a used V6 you might be considering)
That also puts depreciation in your favor.

If someone is willing to look hard enough, they can find great deals on slightly used cars.
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Get a TA yo

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Originally Posted by FourPennyDoug View Post
I actually just had my first drive in a 305 hp V6 Camero and was pleasantly surprised. It was a fully loaded 2010 RS with 115k that I tried to get for $8400, should have upped my bid to win it.

That being said my mechanic and another mechanic I know said the engines are problematic (timing chain and other internal wear items).
IIRC the timing guide issues were with the earlier models, I think they had that sorted by 14.
To the OP, the V6 does have decent power, but you have to get it with the manual trans. These engines respond very well to headers and exhaust.
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Originally Posted by Raazor View Post
That thing sounds nice
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Originally Posted by Lee C View Post
That thing sounds nice
Check out the build. I ran across this last night.
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Originally Posted by need-for-speed View Post
If someone is willing to look hard enough, they can find great deals on slightly used cars.
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.
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The '14 Camaro SS with auto trans. has the L99 V8 (400 HP)
The manual trans has the LS3 (426 HP)

Even though the modern V6 has more power than most old muscle cars, the sound just isn't the same.
I wouldn't settle for the V6 version.

Now the newer 6th Gen Camaro (2016 & newer) is a completely different car (even though it looks very similar).
Both auto and manual trans cars have the LT1 (455 HP)

Our '17 2SS is leaps and bounds better than the '11 2SS we had before.
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if you purchase a V6 car that can be had in a V8 then you're a cuck.
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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.
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