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post #1 of 44 Old 11-14-2009, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone dissapointed there is no 5.3L Camaro?

i was hoping there would be a 5.3l camaro be a decent v8 thats not too expensive and would easily compete with mustang gt's ... just wondering what you all think?
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post #2 of 44 Old 11-14-2009, 06:11 AM
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What does "not too expensive" mean?

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5.7 V8 Z28s were about $25,000 over ten years ago.
What do you think that exact car would go for now?

I thank God there was a V8 option on this car at all. I'm very happy they made this car special instead of more of the same old thing. Obviously, there are standards that have to be met that force a larger number of V6s into production, so I think it pretty simply..is what it is.....
I've also never had faith in six cylinder engines lasting for as long as I like to keep my cars...

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Not one bit. I'd be disappointed if GM took a step or two backward and used that motor in this car.

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Maybe it's just me, but I haven't been able to find one legitimate problem with the car. I would have rather had headers and CAI already on it when I bout it. But that's a little unrealistic.
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No, I'm Not disappointed at all about not having a 5.3 option.

I'm anxious to see a forced induction V8 or at least V6 after seeing the Jay Leno Twin-Turbo V6 SEMA Camaro.
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i was hoping there would be a 5.3l camaro be a decent v8 thats not too expensive and would easily compete with mustang gt's ... just wondering what you all think?
I would tend to agree with you in the respect that a 5.3 liter V8 would've made a nice mid-level engine option. Think about the Camaro line-up in this way:

LS (1 or 2) - 3.6 Liter V6
LT (1 or 2) - 5.3 Liter V8
SS (1 or 2) - 6.2 Liter V8

I think it would've worked out great. A "something for everyone" concept. Combined with a little more visual distinction. This three-tiered model lineup would've been great for GM. I guess we'll never know, but we can be hopeful. It would be nice to know if this was ever contemplated by the design/marketing staff.
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I would tend to agree with you in the respect that a 5.3 liter V8 would've made a nice mid-level engine option. Think about the Camaro line-up in this way:

LS (1 or 2) - 3.6 Liter V6
LT (1 or 2) - 5.3 Liter V8
SS (1 or 2) - 6.2 Liter V8

I think it would've worked out great. A "something for everyone" concept. Combined with a little more visual distinction. This three-tiered model lineup would've been great for GM. I guess we'll never know, but we can be hopeful. It would be nice to know if this was ever contemplated by the design/marketing staff.
The Mustang has not had an option like that in quite a few years and works well for them. If you wanted a V8 Mustang, you bought the GT.

Also, more configurations = more packages = more cost. Personally, the minor 'gains' you mention above would not be worth having the price of the car increase

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Amen!

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Let's compare the 5.3L V8 that is in the 09 LaCrosse (Yes I know it's FWD but it's a car engine instead of a truck one) to the 3.6L V6 that is in the Camaro:
5.3l = 300HP 323 TQ 16/24 A4
3.6l = 304HP 273 TQ 18/29 MPG m6 17/29MPG A6

Little to no benefit over the V6 plus much worse MPG. Not to mention recommended use of premium fuel to even get THOSE numbers.

And anyone remember people getting royally pissed off about there not being a 5.3L back before production started? I think it was even Overanxious that posted the link to another forum.

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The 5.3 weighs more too.

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