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Old 02-19-2009, 05:05 PM   #26
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Outstanding to hear a confirmation, even though I wasn't extremly worried in the short run. Does this mean that the SS will be around for about four of five years at least then?
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:24 PM   #27
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I took it as meaning that as long as sales are good they will always make future models.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #28
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Yeah, It does look that way. My guess is that it would be part of the HPVO...

But, maybe, if the design is already complete and it's included in the lifecycyle of the camaro... We might see it... maybe...

Hopefull still. But I understnad that GM has much bigger problems...
Eh - I can only ask this for the faint glimmer of hope I had about Z28 coming back, but how in the Heck was the ZR1 not included in that?! I'm not complaining, don't get me wrong. Also, I'm very glad to learn this isn't affecting SS ; at least it looks like I'll be able to afford THAT car, LOL! That'll make the wifey happier. I'll just have to add a TVS, KB, or Whipple on her I guess

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I took it as meaning that as long as sales are good they will always make future models.
I don't see why they wouldn't want a car that's making money and not costing them (per se).
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:12 PM   #29
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:00 PM   #30
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With the economy in the tank, I wonder if this is the beginning of the Mad Max era.
I’m be driving my SS Camaro a couple years from now saying
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If you have a TB SS you don't need a new one just need to care for it. Actually means the value +++ on your existing TB SS cause rare factor from the discontinue.

As far as modding... this is good news for aftermarket perpformance shops.

Funny how economy works one thing dies and another is born.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #32
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Thanks for the clarification ! You made my day
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #33
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Eh - I can only ask this for the faint glimmer of hope I had about Z28 coming back, but how in the Heck was the ZR1 not included in that?! I'm not complaining, don't get me wrong. Also, I'm very glad to learn this isn't affecting SS ; at least it looks like I'll be able to afford THAT car, LOL! That'll make the wifey happier. I'll just have to add a TVS, KB, or Whipple on her I guess



I don't see why they wouldn't want a car that's making money and not costing them (per se).
The reason the z06 and the zr1 aren't included in that is because the corvette team is not affiliated with the performance group at gm. they're their own separate entity.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #34
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #35
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the SS will live for a year is what i am gettin out of this... right?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:03 PM   #36
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It does suck that there will be no more HHR SS or Cobalt SS. They were both great performance options for both models. I really like my 2008 HHR SS. It sort of reminds me of old 66 SS Novas. Small, but kick ass!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:10 PM   #37
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:25 PM   #38
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What cars other than the ones mentioned will this affect?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:33 AM   #39
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You guys are out of your minds!! Who cares about the Z-28 now?! Do you want GM to commit suicide and prevent any chance they might have to somehow survive this mess and keep working on versions of this Camaro that won't sell enough to make it worthwhile for the company?! Seriously. Get your priorities straight people!
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #40
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It was reported yesterday that GM has scrapped its High Performance Vehicle Operations. Many of you were understandably worried about the effects of this shuttering on the Camaro "SS"

Well, worry no more! GM spokesperson Vince Muniga has addressed this concern of ours. He has told InsideLine that:
"You've got the Camaro SS coming out. It is not threatened at all" and will be coming out as planned.

The Camaro SS, Corvette ZR1 and Z06 were all developed as regular production models, and not through the HPVO unit. Hence, all of these vehicles are safe.

Now I cant wait to get my C6Z.

What was wrong with them?
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:57 AM   #41
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Glad to hear SS and Camaro in general are still on.

Got a call from my sales man today saying MY SS was scheduled to start production March 16th. Guess mine will be the second one rolling off the line behind Rick Hendrick's! NOT!

It would have been exciting to hear that if I did not already know production is to start up on March 16th anyway. Hope that is still the date and I can't freakin wait! No rhyme intended! I hope we get offered some type of discounts from GM since we are buying vehicles. Maybe a break on financing or something.
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Good luck with that. I have an 800 credit rating and I'm staring down the barrel of 8.1%. Have fun getting robbed my friend.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:10 AM   #43
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I must admit, my stomach had an uneasy feeling when I first read it the other day. I am glad I waited to start posting. Also, I am elated to hear the good news.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #44
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Good luck with that. I have an 800 credit rating and I'm staring down the barrel of 8.1%. Have fun getting robbed my friend.
You are paying way to much. I have a 770 credit rating and I have been approved by a credit union for 4.75% on 72 months.

You should check around to see what is out there. Many of places are taking memberships for new accounts. Even credit unions will take memberships with unconventional credentials.
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You guys are out of your minds!! Who cares about the Z-28 now?! Do you want GM to commit suicide and prevent any chance they might have to somehow survive this mess and keep working on versions of this Camaro that won't sell enough to make it worthwhile for the company?! Seriously. Get your priorities straight people!
Your are entitled to your opinion, how about you respect ours?

None of us have ever said that GM should make the Z28 ahead of getting the company healty.

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It is simple economics that if you can produce a product that sells 100% of it's production numbers and has a reasonable mark-up included in it's cost that is enough to cover the R&D necessary to produce it then there is no reason not to make said production model.

So in essence, if GM knows they can build a Z/28 that will allow them to make a profit not just break even then they will. Seriously if you are so bent out of shape about if they are or aren't going to build a Z/28 then you aren't looking at this objectively.

What I mean by this is that if you really want a Z build one don't wait to see if they are going to build one. Buy a base model and put an LSA in it...if it were me to do, I would buy an SS and put a 427 in it and call it a day.

GM, is trimming fat right now, what I see them doing is waiting to see how the Camaro is going to sell on a small basis. Once they have made some money back on the car they can think about variations, and I have faith that we will see some cool options in the coming future. Just hold tight, 5 years ago no one thought we would even be seeing a new Camaro.
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Who cares about the Z-28 now?! Do you want GM to commit suicide and prevent any chance they might have to somehow survive this mess and keep working on versions of this Camaro that won't sell enough to make it worthwhile for the company?! Seriously. Get your priorities straight people!
GM does, GM is no different than any other business in that it will produce what people are willing to buy so long as they can make a margin of profit even if it be small.


As for Priorities, priorities are a matter of dates, as of now they are not looking to come out with new they are streamlining to stop the financial bleeding. That is right now. In the future they are going to look to make adjustments to what they have and introduce some new trim levels which very easily could include a Z/28.

No matter the size of a production line profit is profit no matter where it comes from. Don't think for one minute they are going to just turn their back on the Camaro especially when the car is generating so much press.
People keep saying this isn't the time to be coming out with the Camaro in general and I disagree. This is a great time to see this car, it helps to elevate spirits and show that GM is dedicated to giving it's customers the products that it wants.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:41 AM   #48
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Is there new info on the SS release dates, info here in Orlando is hard to come by the dealers just throw their hands up and laugh.
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Me thinks this does mean the end of the Z28 though :(
I disagree. I think we may be reading too much into this. Who says the Z/28 would need to be developed by that department.
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I disagree. I think we may be reading too much into this. Who says the Z/28 would need to be developed by that department.

Even if that dept developed the Z28, the article said that there was a chance that the team would be re-formed when the economy turned around and the company was in better shape financially. So I say, don't sweat it. Gives you something else to look forward to and hope for. Besides, nobody would have ever thought that GM would have discontinued an icon like the Camaro, yet they did. And who would have thought that GM would bring it back years later and they have. You never know what's going to happen down the road. It will be interesting to see it unfold though...
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