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Old 04-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #26
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #27
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Blind spot mirror? Front end sensors? You are joking right? These cars have too much crap on them as it is. So lets just keep adding more cost and weight to them. If people learned how to drive we wouldn't need all these frills.
FYI if you adjust your mirrors correctly, there are NO blind spots.

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Does it look like i'm joking? No. They are called options for a reason. If you want to save weight and cost, then simply don't add that option on your Camaro. The blind spot mirros and front end collision are already on most vehicles out there as an option, so don't be suprised if GM follows suit. I guess you can argue the same thing about a Sunroof being an option too right? lol.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #28
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #29
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Is the rear spoiler different?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #30
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Does it look like i'm joking? No. They are called options for a reason. If you want to save weight and cost, then simply don't add that option on your Camaro. The blind spot mirros and front end collision are already on most vehicles out there as an option, so don't be suprised if GM follows suit. I guess you can argue the same thing about a Sunroof being an option too right? lol.
The problem is though that options are only partially paid for in the specific option price the rest goes into the base price of all the trim levels where it is available.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #31
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Not sure, but the area around the halos seems the "same" as before...the grille looks smaller just because of the "bump-up"???...dunno...Overall I like the front, I think what I heard regarding the Z/28 is that the grille, and "lower-grille" are that way to help the heat extractor do it's job...Thinking V-6 front may not look the same, as it will not have the heat-extractor...

Gotta say I like the old tail-lights better for now...new ones are ok...I'm sure there will be plenty of aftermarket tail-lights that can change those out if desired...

Options? Oh, my God...thought I'd never see the day again...It's a great trend, let's don't throw it away....!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #32
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My next car may have to be a mustang if this is the direction gm is headed. I purchaded a camaro because they created a master piece with the 2010-2013. Oh and the 1st gen. Was never a fan of any other camaros. Just never liked the looks. Mostly just disappointed in the 2014. Sorry those are just my feelings towards the car. However I do like the race seats, so I guess its not all bad.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #33
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it makes me happy i have a 2103 1le
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #34
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The more I see of the 2014, the more I like it. I prefer the new front end and I even appreciate the hood vent. I don't care one way or the other about the back end.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #35
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:00 PM   #36
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I like the look of the refresh I just wish there were some actual performance enhancements. I doubt the hood vent changes the way the SS drives to a degree where a 2013 or older owner could tell the difference. I doubt magazines will be lining up for new performance tests for the 2014. A great improvement overall but they shouldn't have advertised the 2014 as anything other than having visual enhancements.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #37
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I like the look of the refresh I just wish there were some actual performance enhancements. I doubt the hood vent changes the way the SS drives to a degree where a 2013 or older owner could tell the difference. I doubt magazines will be lining up for new performance tests for the 2014. A great improvement overall but they shouldn't have advertised the 2014 as anything other than having visual enhancements.
I hear ya...I think though, for a "Re-Fresh", they did good...overall the changes weren't anything "major"...The Performance end was all about the Z/28...The SS got the race seats, front end and vent....Probably performance enough for a "Re-Fresh"....

It's still a 5thGen, so I'd say nothing real significant til the 6th Gen..
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i wasn't wild about the changes when i saw them. but at least it looks clean, without stuff tacked on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #39
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Sorry Guys, The new Look Front and Rear still has not Grown on me. I'm Glad GM didn't bring the Camaro Back with this look.

I wouldn't be a Chevy again, if they had.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #40
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Boy, those tail lights are awful, they look like something you'd see on a Nissan. They messed up the tail lights on the Stingray too.

Seems they've turned their Detroit designers loose on both cars, I think it's time to bring back the Aussies.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #41
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Boy, those tail lights are awful, they look like something you'd see on a Nissan. They messed up the tail lights on the Stingray too.

Seems they've turned their Detroit designers loose on both cars, I think it's time to bring back the Aussies.
If the Camaro refresh or the 6th gen had gotten the 2014 Vette tail lights I'd be extremely happy. Unfortuently, Vette got the tail end that would have been a natural evolution for the Camaro, and now the designers have nowhere to go with the Camaro that won't infringe on the sacred ground that is the Corvette....so they had to go with something totally different.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #42
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If the Camaro refresh or the 6th gen had gotten the 2014 Vette tail lights I'd be extremely happy. Unfortuently, Vette got the tail end that would have been a natural evolution for the Camaro, and now the designers have nowhere to go with the Camaro that won't infringe on the sacred ground that is the Corvette....so they had to go with something totally different.
....Yeah, perhaps...well, the cream rises to the top...lol....I could see the new tail-lights on the '14 evolving to a 6thGen/"2nd Gen" look with that wrap around business....

As far as the front again...I guess the "Heritage Grille" is done...can't see that working on the '14 grille...
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:13 AM   #43
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Tail lights are definite downgrade. When I first saw the 2010, I instantly loved the tail lights. This one looked ugly to start and still looks ugly a week later. IS NOT growing on me. What a mess up!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #44
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2014 Camaro opinion/Whiners

I can remember when owners of muscle cars actually loved the cars they drove!! They didn't whine about not having a change holder. (You're driving a $30k car...give your change to someone who can use it!!) They never said anything about how bad the tail lights look...you're driving one of the coolest cars on the streets...talk it up...not down!!! You don't like something on these cars...maybe you should be driving a PRIUS!!! I've had some nice muscle cars over the years that I've never had a bad word about ANY of them!!! I LOVE GM MUSCLE!!!
I had a friend with an all original 69 DZ302...awesome car and you could take it to 10 grand in first gear all day long...unbelievable car and have always wanted one but the car was just too hard to find at a good price. I'm finally able to afford that car but decided to buy the 5th gen instead because you have all three of the 1st gen cars rolled into one amazing car and the guys that design these cars do everything they can to improve on this car every chance they get. And the tail lights on the 14...look really cool..and remind me of that 69 for some reason.
Everyone needs to say "THANK YOU" to the people on the Camaro team for giving you one of these COOL modern day muscle cars to drive!!!
"THANK YOU CAMARO TEAM"....I enjoy everything about my Camaro. I wish I could afford the new Z/28... but like that old 69 that I always wanted...the new one is just a dream too.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:45 AM   #45
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Ill take either 2013 or 2014 Camaro both look light years better than an import and still has a big a@@ V8 under the hood. I for one do not care about the weight either. I drive 100% on city roads and hwys this beast will (when I buy another one) get me in enough trouble!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:01 AM   #46
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Cool stuff. Still like mine better though. The new tail lights kind of remind me of the 4th tail lights. Kind of.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:05 AM   #47
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Man I don't know what to say.

I don't like any of it.

Not the chrome tape bumper, or how half the halo's are now covered.
Not the smooshed looking top grill.
Not the smallish hood extractor. If it was larger it could look good, but it looks out of place small.
Not the tail lights at all. I mean WTF is that.

Overall the refresh had the right idea's. They just made bad decisions with look.

Would of like to of seen some material changes to the interior also.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:07 AM   #48
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:43 AM   #49
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Again, no thank you team camaro. You had a winner with the styling on the 2010. Ya kinda ruined it. Front end looks great on the 2014 (minus the chrome crap) Tail lights apparently appeal to some, but not to me. I guess some people like the chrome trim as well?? SOO, Thank you for the 5th Gen, no thank you to tacky chrome trim and ugly ass taillights.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:00 AM   #50
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If the Camaro refresh or the 6th gen had gotten the 2014 Vette tail lights I'd be extremely happy. Unfortuently, Vette got the tail end that would have been a natural evolution for the Camaro, and now the designers have nowhere to go with the Camaro that won't infringe on the sacred ground that is the Corvette....so they had to go with something totally different.
i agree, my gut reaction upon first sight...
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