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Old 02-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Motortrend Camaro Convertible Review: looks better than coupe?

I disagree, but MotorTrend thinks otherwise...
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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What on earth could you disagree with??? This is probably the most glowing and accurate review of the convertible yet.

I spent a week with one and put over 5,000 miles on it and this is a perfect review.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Yeah... I saw that too.
They describe the big stamped quarters on the coupe as a negative thing. It's one of my favorite parts of the car! Love my coupe!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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The only thing about the vert that makes me jealous are the rolling rear side windows.
Th coupe could have, and should have had these.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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What on earth could you disagree with??? This is probably the most glowing and accurate review of the convertible yet.

I spent a week with one and put over 5,000 miles on it and this is a perfect review.
Lemmie guess.. you already put down your deposit. Ok, you win.

They say the roof is better looking than the coupe?? Really? IMO, only with the top down does the vert look better. They say the coupe roof wraps away from the fenders too much (leaving a larger rear deck). I think that is best aspect of the coupe. It makes the rear fenders look even more pronounced for the 3/4 view. ... as Bond posted.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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Yeah... I saw that too.
They describe the big stamped quarters on the coupe as a negative thing. It's one of my favorite parts of the car! Love my coupe!!
Me too.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #7
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I disagree as well, I think the coupe looks a ton better. For me it's the damn XM fin on the trunk that blows it for me. Plus years down the road you know how the top is going to bubble up like all vert's do. Just watch for some older ones on the road now.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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Nice looking, but I like the coupe better. Hey! I want a shock tower brace!
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Lemmie guess.. you already put down your deposit. Ok, you win.

They say the roof is better looking than the coupe?? Really? IMO, only with the top down does the vert look better. They say the coupe roof wraps away from the fenders too much (leaving a larger rear deck). I think that is best aspect of the coupe. It makes the rear fenders look even more pronounced for the 3/4 view. ... as Bond posted.
No, no deposit. All I'm saying is that this is a truly accurate review of the convertible.

Now if you don't like convertibles and many on this site don't hestitate to claim so, then I can see why you would "take offense". If you even remotely enjoy convertible and I mean even remotely this is a good review.

But I am really puzzled. This is a variant of the Camaro thus it IS a Camaro. So when it gets a glowing review why would anyone jump on it? So it isn't a win/lose, it's more of a why on earth would you dissagree with a positive review of the car we all come on here to talk about.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #10
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You obviously didn't read the op's title did you....
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #11
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Yay finally a review that doesn't bash a camaro for its size lol
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Top down - Yes

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Old 02-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #13
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I agree that the 'Vert looks a lot better with the top down. Kinda the selling point for having a convertable, no?

I'm still not trading my coupe for one though.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #14
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Yeah... I saw that too.
They describe the big stamped quarters on the coupe as a negative thing. It's one of my favorite parts of the car! Love my coupe!!
I haven't watched yet, but I read this comment and nominate it as QUOTE OF THE DAY!!! My highest KUDOS to you
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #15
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I am just simply NOT a fan of convertibles in a big block sports car.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:55 PM   #16
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Very nice review. Looks good, but I am still waiting for my ZL1.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #17
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+ 253 lbs and .2 tenth slower in the 1/4 mile. Yet, they say it does everything better than the Coupe.

Top up = not a fan
Top down = looks pretty cool.

But I still can't get over + 253 lbs in a car that's already a little too heavy to start with.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #18
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I am just simply NOT a fan of convertibles in a big block sports car.
Big block?
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #19
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I think this car looks great!! I have only seen the orange conv. in person and I have to say that car looks great in that color. I have been waiting for the conv. and couldn't take the wait so I got an ABM coupe, 2ssrs. I cannot wait to get my Anniv. conv!!!
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I have a coupe and now I'll have the vert too ! I agree with the top up it is not as good looking as the coupe. But baby with the top down it is damn beautiful ! And that's why I bought it !
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #21
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I can't fully agree with this review, as they're painting the vert to be better in EVERY WAY. I agree it looks great top down, but I'm still not in love with it top up. And the coupe's times are an obvious indication of the truth

However, I'm glad to see a positive review. Just wait till they pit it against the vert Stang, Chally, or whatever. Under the bus we'll go- Motor Trend flips on a dime. I can't even take their reviews halfway serious.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:18 PM   #22
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I know I'm bias like the deposit guy. But I love my coupe. A SSR style hard top would have been worth the... weight and wait. I woulda just put a blower on the ol' fat pig =-)
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #23
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No, no deposit. All I'm saying is that this is a truly accurate review of the convertible.

Now if you don't like convertibles and many on this site don't hestitate to claim so, then I can see why you would "take offense". If you even remotely enjoy convertible and I mean even remotely this is a good review.

But I am really puzzled. This is a variant of the Camaro thus it IS a Camaro. So when it gets a glowing review why would anyone jump on it? So it isn't a win/lose, it's more of a why on earth would you dissagree with a positive review of the car we all come on here to talk about.
It a glowing review only in the context of a crappy coupe review. But yes, for MotorTrend is wasn't a scathing review, so I guess that's a good thing. My only comment was comparing the couple with the vert with the top up. With the top down, I think it looks better than the coupe.
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Just my opinion, but I've never cared for the appearance of any vert over a coupe in the same model. Just always looked bad to me, top up and down. I agree that if this had an SSR type roof it might at least look okay with the top up.
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Did they really say, "It sounds better"? I laughed when I caught that watching the video the second time.
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