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My first car was a V8.

I've owned a couple of import 4 cylinder cars, but not for very long.

I need 8 cylinders.

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I don't think I would. But, the newer V6's are great motors especially the DI in the caddy. That would/will make the V6 car very appealing.

I still think you will see a mild V6, a DI V6 and 340ish hp V8 followed by a 400+hp SS the following year.
 

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I've got a V8 now, and as much fun as my wife's 270hp V6 Rav4 is, I still have to say no way. I want V8 for sound as much as power, so I will increase my financial level to get it.
 

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V6...

As I am currently driving a 150hp PT Cruiser - a V6 would be a great improvement, so yes I would get a V6. I'm not trying to race anyone on the street, so being the fastest is not an issue for me. I simply LOVE the way this car looks & just being in it is enough for me - I figure the vert/v6 combo may run the same or just a little more than the hardtop V8 so that;s the route I'm going for.
 

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Really depends on the what the final engine options are, the fuel economy, and what they cost to insure. I would strongly consider it if the 3.6L DI V6 is available, as an engine option (or something comparable to it) vs the lowest V8 option. So it depends on the specifics.
 

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It all depends on the mpg of the two. If the V8 with the variable cylinder produces good mpg, I would go for the V8. If this technology works I would think the V6 & V8 would not be far off in mpg.

V8 :D
 

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Nahh, gotta have 8 cylinders for me. It is not a daily driver so it has to be special for me, but then again, if I were to get one for a daily driver, I would consider one.
 

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It all depends on the mpg of the two. If the V8 with the variable cylinder produces good mpg, I would go for the V8. If this technology works I would think the V6 & V8 would not be far off in mpg.
V8 :D
They are or were not far off on the 4th gen's either even without the AFM. I had a 96 V6 that got 29 hwy and if I'm correct the V8's got around 24 to 26 hwy
 

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The highway mileage is all in the gearing. My 6 speed Vette gets instant readings of 30-35 on the highway, because 6th gear runs the engine at about 1200 rpm at 75 mph.
 

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Why settle for a V6 when I coulda had a V8! Nothing against V6's but I am a V8 kinda guy! The new V8's we have with "active fuel management" and the fact that they are so fuel efficient now is a huge bonus for anyone wanting a V8. Look at the LS3 in the Vettes and how many mpg they are getting under normal non aggrreeesive driving, heck, even when you put your foot into it the odd time, they are still getting incredible mileage considering all the hp. and torque they have. V8 for me, the biggest and baddest I can afford. This is my Camaro order;

Camaro SS (Bare bones)
Biggest engine that is available
6 speed HD trans & clutch
Heavy duty, posi rear end with performance ratio
Heavy duty sport suspension with handling package
Heavy Duty Brake package
radio delete
heater delete (don't plan on driving it in winter)

I guess that is about it. Haven't decided on a colour yet. And I know when I drive down the street, all the young people are going to be saying, "Look at that old Fart driving that nice Car, What a waste" That is exactly what I used to say when I was young and saw an older guy driving a vette ie. 67 big block roadster.:lol:
 
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