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Future Chevrolet Camaro



  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    Well I am not so sure the replicar idea for car manufactures, other than fiberglass replica builders, is a good thing. I think the New Stang is too, what I call replicar, and not imaginative enough. It is also bigger. The 1994 make over for the Mustang was wonderful. And the car was moving along in transitions of design well enough. To go back in time, and use a '65 looking (cheaper plastic) interior on a 69' looking car, minus the chrome bumpers and higher doors, more fitting the chop tops and Chrysler 300, is not my idea of perfect pony car.

    The New Camaro would look hot, if they lower the beltline, take five to six inches off the width, and don't go crazy on the wheel sizes. Use 17" for the V6 and 18" on the V8 beef model. As for muscle cars, they are the additional cars in every model. The Mustang, Camaro, Barracuda, Challenger and such were first a Pony Car, and secondly a muscle car in a modified version of the car. A Pontiac GTO came from more humble, or less aggressive origins.

    Of the GM cars made of steel, the '69 Camaro is still perhaps the most perfect an effort to day. Perfect in form, such a lovely gal. For some reason, I always think of Camaro as the pretty gal, and Mustang was more that mean guy, the junkyard dog. The AMX, 'Cuda and Challenger are most excellent as well. Would like to see the Corvair Monza return. I owned a Miata for three years (may get another again some day) and it has that good looks, low cost and let's play attitude.

    I owned a '65 Mustang way back between years 1970 - 73, and was there for every release night at the dealerships to see all the new Camaros and such. A Pony car is fairly light, not too wide (as in like a commercial truck width), has a door you can hand an elbow out of, and priced for the common Joe. This bling-bling monster wheels and massive size has nothing to do with a Pony car. Makes an interesting show car, I guess.
  • ebaeebae Posts: 5
    Yes, the new camaro is nice to look at, but the #1 consideration for true enthusiasts should be the car's weight, period. Everyone knows that the zeta platform adds about 400 lbs when compared to either the f-bodies (old camaros) or v-bodies (gto, monaro, etc.) due to the more complicated IRS. (Look at the current g8's and holden commodores.) For those who dont know the origin of the zeta platform, it is a cheapened version of the Cadillac Sigma platform developed in the 90's...actually it is identical except for the lack of lightweight composite materials. Also, this car is MANDATED to have 5 star crash rating and it WILL have displacement on demand...all of which add a considerable amount of weight. I cant see this thing coming in at less than 3800 lbs...which means that, performance-wise, the new camaro will be inferior to a 2004-2006 GTO with a LS3 crate motor, which is coming next year. If that turns out to be the case, there is NO WAY that I'm going to buy a new camaro with LESS performance potential than a 5 year old goat, no matter HOW good it looks. (Yes, I know that the last generation F bodies are lighter still, but solid rear axle = doo doo). ;)
  • A Dodge Quad Cab? How exotic. Don't know why in the world you'd think about trying to trade that in on a next generation Camaro.
  • Why whine about a couple hundred pounds? The thing to whine about is that GM cancelled the project twice, causing it to get to the market a scant 4 years late, and its gonna cost waaaayyy more than it should. And it'll still be a Chevy.
  • If they build them...people will by them. I know I will. I agree building different versions for pricing is the ticket for the life of the camaro. As long as a "fast" version is available (which I'd buy).This legend should NOT die !
  • I love the Camaro. I had a 1974 and a 1976. I'm glad that they are coming back. I plan to buy one, my mustang will be paid off by then and it will be time for a new car. I have a limited 2004 mustang converable, which I truley love and have a good time driving,but when I heard that the Camaro was coming back, I knew it was time for another one. Haven't heard what the starting price will be. Does anyone know?
  • If you are going to drive a heavier car then it should be a V8. My mustang is a 6 and sometimes it can't get away from its self. Gas milage is good with a 6 but the V-8 can get you where you need to go in a lot less time. If you have to worry about the gas milage, then a Camaro isn't the car for every one.
  • mscamaromscamaro Posts: 1
    I can't wait!! Ever since I saw the first protocol on this, I started saving my money. It sure sounded sweet, flying by on that test drive video. I can't wait to get my hands on one. I already have my name on a waiting list.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Are they still planning on putting a 6MT in this car? This will give it a distinct advantage over the Challenger IMO.

  • lv2seeitlv2seeit Posts: 1
    Where did you get on the waiting list for that camaro. I love it and must have one.....can you customize color and everything?

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 1,084
    Wow! The new Camaro's V-8 will take more than 8 quarts of motor oil. And its V-6 will take more than 7 quarts!
  • xcarxcar Posts: 6
    GM will begin production on the new 2010 Camaro on Feb. 16 2009.At the dealership where I work ,there is approx. 100 people on the waiting listand I am first,but the dealer will probably get the first one.Then I may get it at GMS price.
  • Got an email from [email protected]:

    Today's the day! The 2010 Camaro is now available to order (production starts early 2009). Starting at $22,995 (MSRP), the Camaro isn't just a sports car, but a bold emotion sculpted in sheet metal that drops jaws and inspires envy in those not behind the wheel. Simply put, with its creased, taut lines and unexpected array of standard features, this cutting-edge performance machine is passion — perfected.

    Links in the email among the images

    Other related link
  • If anyone would like to take a look at the true Production 2010 Camaro, I have a video of it on my blog. The owner of the dealership had the opportunity to film it at the Sate Fair of Texas this past weekend.

    Jupiter Chevrolet
  • dynodyno Posts: 2
    GM has about 36 months of cash left, and if it finds a way to survive it will not be due to the geniuses in the boardroom. Their strategy and execution is dismal. If they could walk away from the Camaro now, they would. So for everyone rushing to buy one, plan on keeping it for life. In 1967, the Camaro was the right car at the right time. In 2009, it's another of a long line of strategic failures.

    GM fans and workers deserve better. Throw GM's leadership out.
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