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Old 09-27-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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GM engineer hints that new Camaro may be available within 12 months

Cruise Control Radio, the radio program dedicated to the car industry, in its September 25th episode, claims that they have witnessed a picture of the production version of the new Camaro. The program claims that they were shown the photo recently by Terry Woychowski (GM engineer) at a press event.

Cruise Control Radio claims that the picture they were shown looked "even better" than the concept Camaro.

Here's the best part - the show claims that Terry Woychowski said that GM was in a "rush to get it [Camaro] out the door," and "don’t be surprised if it's by this time next year."



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this would mean they have a prototype of the new chassis. the camaro should look a little different from the show car since I read the show car was built on a cadillac CTS chassis. hopefully the production car used the new rear drive chassis.

if you think about it, they should be able to rob all the drivetrain components from existing GM cars, (which they of course did for the show car).

They would still have to rework the Canada plant for this car. Wouldn't that take something like 2 years by itself?

Nice to hear that a closer prototype release for the Car might exist.
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That's fantastic news if it's true.

The VE Commodores are on general sale in Australia, so those every reason to expect Chevrolet has got it's hands on the underpinnings already.

Still, the proof is in the pudding, so I can't wait to see it. I'll start the rumours now......what chance the production version being shown at Detroit in January for a late '07 on sale date????? :p
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To the best of my knowledge, don't look for anything until late '08.

As for Detroit '07, my guess is there'll be a convertible Camaro on display.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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HOLY CRAP!!! I've said it before and I'll say it again...40th Anniversary Edition. Wouldn't that be something to have it come out just a little past the movie? I don't care if it takes until 09 to release it: as long as it is done RIGHT. Actually, it works out better for me financially if it takes just a little longer. But that is some great news!!!
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Sounds too good to be true, but only time will tell as they say.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:00 PM   #8
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Personnally I think the fur will fly when the BIG 3 show their cars at next years SEMA show in 'vegas. This will be the first year that all three will be in the spot light at the same time. A production ready Camaro is not impossible. Especially with Ford having financial problems. Also present probably will be the Challenger, the 09 re-designed Mustang. SUV's are out and muscle cars are in. Believe it or not they get better gas mileage.
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I believe it. GM is taking ALOT and I mean ALOT of heat recently for financial reasons. Of course the biggest push is for them to get some better products out there, and whats their one shining star right now? THe camaro. I bet they have all the manpower thats needed on this car right now to get it right and get it out to us. I do believe we will see it in full production ready form within 12 moths, guaranteed. And I mean within 12 months, so less then 12 months. wooohoo
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I wouldn't say 12 months but less then 24 months. but the thing is I won't be able to get it until 2009 or 2010. so no mater what I'm sol until then.
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Ditto. They do have the manpower and they do know they need to get it out fast. The quicker they get it out, the faster the financial problems dissappear.
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yea. well if I deploy I'll be able to get it sooner. but lol a lot has to change for me to deploy between now and then. I hope it's out sooner honestly. maybe get some bugs worked out by the time I get mine.
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all i wanna say is " I TOLD YOU SO" i posted that it would be out sooner than GM was telling us. and as far as detroit, MOOSE, why would they have the convertable atthe show when we haven even seen the concept"hardtop" in its production version yet? "your putting the trailer in fron of the horse" slow down a bit partner.
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I know it will be out sooner then 2009 but Idon't think next year at earliest I think early to mid 08
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yeah im sure not by next summer but im sure they will begin production in oct. nov next year and have this car out on the road in jan-feb. or at least in someones garage until the bad weather goes away
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I am new here but i think GM should take their time and do the car right and think about what all is going in the car. and like Tag ur It says it will give us a little bit of time to save some more money. Because I will have one even if I have to trade my truck and car in! camaro's are the best and will always be the best i think!
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My view is this , the challenger comes out in mid 08 for the 09 model and the new corvette (what ever it is called) comes out then too! so the camaro will probably be seen next year in show and sold mid 08 as an 09 model.

This is not new , it has happened many times since the beginning of autos sales for demand . the actual first camaro was designed in the early 60s and released after the boom of the mustang .
all these dates 09 ,08 ,07 are just numbers not actual release times ,remember the new sales year comes around mid july for some car manufacturers and new designs can be 2 yrs before actual calendar yr(2000 doge neon released 1998 ).
SO put money away now or be ready to see your baby go by with someone else driving her!
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I believe it. GM is taking ALOT and I mean ALOT of heat recently for financial reasons. Of course the biggest push is for them to get some better products out there, and whats their one shining star right now? THe camaro. I bet they have all the manpower thats needed on this car right now to get it right and get it out to us. I do believe we will see it in full production ready form within 12 moths, guaranteed. And I mean within 12 months, so less then 12 months. wooohoo
I agree GM has got to get some better designed cars on the market. I don't know about anyone else, but I've been seeing alot of toyota camry's and all of the Lexus models GS,ES and IS 300's on the road. NICE cars with great styling. They need to think outside of the box.
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I agree GM has got to get some better designed cars on the market. I don't know about anyone else, but I've been seeing alot of toyota camry's and all of the Lexus models GS,ES and IS 300's on the road. NICE cars with great styling. They need to think outside of the box.
Where have you been? Have you seen the new Buicks or the Pontiac G6 that is flying off showroom floors?

Not to mention the Solstice/Sky platform
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Where have you been? Have you seen the new Buicks or the Pontiac G6 that is flying off showroom floors?

Not to mention the Solstice/Sky platform
I agree that the Buick has some nice designs, but you can't tell them apart. I can name the LaCross, but what is the name of the other one. All the grilles look the same. From the cars to the SUV's. No distinction. The G6 is a nice looking car and is selling well. The hard top convertible IS selling like hot cakes as is the Solstice/sky. They compared a Colbalt SS and a subaru W3( the pocket rocket) and the winner was the colbalt. But let's kick it up a notch in styling. Remember why Oldsmobile went bye bye? No distinction between the models. The new Chevy/ GMC trucks and SUV's are doing very well, and the interiors are getting great reviews. Great designs and upgraded materials win. Have you seen the new Lincoln Navigator? What a DOG. Ugly!!
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well that's the thing quality of american cars has gone up. but the reputation with a lot of people is that american cars suck. that's why one of my friends won't buy american. I wanted to smack her in the face when she said my saturn ion would break down at 50,000 miles. right now I'm sitting at 45,000. and well on the way to have 48k on it by the end of dec. I haven't had one problem out of the car. oh well she will learn the hard way.
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at a local saturn sealership here in canton they have a wall of high mileage cars. they have a 100,000 mile club and 200,000 mile club and up. there are over 20 people in the 100,000 mile club and a couple in the 200k club and i think there was 3 or 4 in the 300 k club. your ion is gonna go the distance.
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well that's the thing quality of american cars has gone up. but the reputation with a lot of people is that american cars suck. that's why one of my friends won't buy american. I wanted to smack her in the face when she said my saturn ion would break down at 50,000 miles. right now I'm sitting at 45,000. and well on the way to have 48k on it by the end of dec. I haven't had one problem out of the car. oh well she will learn the hard way.
Knock on wood now that you said that!
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Knock on wood now that you said that!
LOL. yea I noticed the clutch seems to be slipping right now. oh well. what can I say I'm hard on it. I traded my freakin trans am in on it and then got stuck with it after the divorce. lol. fun stuff.
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