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Old 04-30-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Sad day for detroit muscle.. Corvette next to be axed?

http://autos.aol.com/article/car-new...se/20090429001

i couldnt believe it when i read this article it brought a tear to my eye no chance of seeing a firebird again but for them to call off corvette and the camaro makes me cry

im only 19 and would love to travel back to the muscle car era...i wish i could live those American Graffiti and Two Lane Black Top days...wow i guess thats just a fantasy

i mentioned to my friends how cool it is to see the Big 3 rolling out detriot muscle challengers mustangs and camaros on the street what a sight but i guess it will be a short lived sight

as i tell my friends you cant drop a big block into a honda then they ask whats a big block it seems that japenese tuners are taking over and the muscle cars are fading PLEASE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!!! i do respect tuners that put up good numbers but i grew up around rear wheel drive no traction muscle cars...i miss my 69 camaro

sorry for the rant lets hope that the camaro legend doesnt die out because of this economy

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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Take it easy my friend. That article is a rant full of wanton speculation. The Corvette is a class leader in terms of economy, efficiency, safety and one of the best examples of american technology on the road. And all that at half the price of most of its competition.

The key word here is "competition." The Camaro is every bit as competitive in its price range and class of vehicle.

Will there be changes ahead, more than likely yes. But only time and proper engineering will really tell the whole story.
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http://autos.aol.com/article/car-new...se/20090429001

i couldnt believe it when i read this article it brought a tear to my eye no chance of seeing a firebird again but for them to call off corvette and the camaro makes me cry

im only 19 and would love to travel back to the muscle car era...i wish i could live those American Graffiti and Two Lane Black Top days...wow i guess thats just a fantasy

i mentioned to my friends how cool it is to see the Big 3 rolling out detriot muscle challengers mustangs and camaros on the street what a sight but i guess it will be a short lived sight

as i tell my friends you cant drop a big block into a honda then they ask whats a big block it seems that jap tuners are taking over and the muscle cars are fading PLEASE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!!! i do respect certain tuners that put up good numbers but i grew up around rear wheel drive no traction muscle cars...i miss my 69 camaro

sorry for the rant lets hope that the camaro legend doesnt die out because of this economy
yeah, chill. speculation / rant / opinion.

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
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lol i can let my emotion get the best of me its sad to think that one day there might not be a thing such as a v8 engine lol imagine a hybrid corvette
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lol i can let my emotion get the best of me its sad to think that one day there might not be a thing such as a v8 engine lol imagine a hybrid corvette
as long as there are peeps like us there will ALWAYS be a V8.
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its just NOT gonna go down that way! im way optimistic, but someone's gotta be! i was raised on V8 honkers and own TWO of my own!

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Believe me, that article's already been ripped to shreds on GMI.

Pure BS and speculation.
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2010 Corvettes will begin production June 15th just a bit earlier this year.




2010 GS!

I hope not, that will be the day that I cry.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
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Jibberish! Let's wait and see. What you will not see is an automotive industry run by a government. Yes, in the short term the gov't may take adventage of making demands tied to guarenteed loans but there will always be a market for "fast" cars..! Folks, the demise of the muscle car is near but fast cars are not. Engineers will be able to meet new green demands set up by governments. The technology already exsists but there is no demand so it's not being manufactured. Obama is no doubt the leader that will be at the forefront of the a new rule that seeks out to make the planet greener but he has a fromidable task at hand. Oil barons still have oil to sell and they still have a long arm into congress. Do not expect gas consumption to drop off asap. Certain entities want us to keep burning oil at a high rate. All said IMO ! If you are concerned save your money quick and buy one before they are gone !

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
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Dont read too much into that article. It is just speculation on the author's part. Obama has stated several times that the government DOES NOT want to be in the automotive business. What they want is for GM to be viable and for that to happen GM has to put out vehicles that the public will buy, not vehicles that the politicians think we should drive. Dont forget that the best selling Chevy is still the Silverado, not exactly fuel efficient.
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That article is so full of doublespeak that by the time you boil it all down, it says nothing.
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Take it easy my friend. That article is a rant full of wanton speculation. The Corvette is a class leader in terms of economy, efficiency, safety and one of the best examples of american technology on the road. And all that at half the price of most of its competition.

The key word here is "competition." The Camaro is every bit as competitive in its price range and class of vehicle.

Will there be changes ahead, more than likely yes. But only time and proper engineering will really tell the whole story.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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Obama has stated several times that the government DOES NOT want to be in the automotive business. Yeah, right. What a load of
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Why's that? Because you think otherwise? Because this article is "the truth"?
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:53 PM   #14
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like others said... relax. plus this was posted on AOL (lol).

They wont stop producing Vettes thats for sure i guara damn tee that. Vette is the american icon and very popular car even in Europe. They will make it more efficient with DI, turbo charging (sweet!), and light weight materials. Same goes for other high performance brands. They wont die, will just come out for efficient, with more restrictions on the motor which enthusiasts will remove and sell as scrap metal.
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Dont read too much into that article. It is just speculation on the author's part. Obama has stated several times that the government DOES NOT want to be in the automotive business. What they want is for GM to be viable and for that to happen GM has to put out vehicles that the public will buy, not vehicles that the politicians think we should drive. Dont forget that the best selling Chevy is still the Silverado, not exactly fuel efficient.
Obama just GAVE Chrysler to the UAW. While retaining a significant ownership for the Feds. All while kicking out the last remaining private owners. He forced the Fiat buy onto Chrysler specifically because he wants them to build tiny cars.

This is an unbelievable thing to watch. He's literally taking long term ownership stakes in these companies right before our eyes. Then he goes on TV and says he has no interest in doing what he just did.

Watch what the man does and stop listening to what he says ...

Wake up and smell the coffee folks.
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Oh, for the love of God......I can't take it, anymore.
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Obama just GAVE Chrysler to the UAW. While retaining a significant ownership for the Feds. All while kicking out the last remaining private owners. He forced the Fiat buy onto Chrysler specifically because he wants them to build tiny cars.

This is an unbelievable thing to watch. He's literally taking long term ownership stakes in these companies right before our eyes. Then he goes on TV and says he has no interest in doing what he just did.

Watch what the man does and stop listening to what he says ...

Wake up and smell the coffee folks.
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Obama just GAVE Chrysler to the UAW. While retaining a significant ownership for the Feds. All while kicking out the last remaining private owners. He forced the Fiat buy onto Chrysler specifically because he wants them to build tiny cars.

This is an unbelievable thing to watch. He's literally taking long term ownership stakes in these companies right before our eyes. Then he goes on TV and says he has no interest in doing what he just did.

Watch what the man does and stop listening to what he says ...

Wake up and smell the coffee folks.


How could he force Fiat to do anything......

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How could he force Fiat to do anything...... just remember crack kills
He didn't force Fiat ... he forced Chrysler.

The WSJ has a big front page article on it today with a big pie chart in color and everything!

Headline:

"CHRYSLER PUSHED INTO FIAT'S ARMS"

read the paper (preferably a good one) ... you'll learn something
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If the corvette dies then we got bigger problems than just losing another car in a lineup. Because we have lost GM for good. Corvette sales have been an early warning system for the economy for years. When vette sales fall, the economy usually goes with it. And if the corvette ceased to exist, then the economy is probably a few weeks away from going to hell in a handcart.

Good thing the vette is going nowhere, and it is business as usual with them...And I hope it stays that way..forever!
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He forced the Fiat buy onto Chrysler specifically because he wants them to build tiny cars.


You do realize that when you post OPINIONS as FACT you are going to get a ton of crap around here right???
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I believe it was Scott who said something akin to this...

"MY GOD THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH MISINFORMATION OUT THERE."

And to a certain member...

Evidently you don't really know what you're talking about.
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You do realize that when you post OPINIONS as FACT you are going to get a ton of crap around here right???
My mistake is referencing the Wall Street Journal to people who've never heard of it ...
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