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Old 04-12-2013, 06:31 AM   #51
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Sorry GM, but you just can't win em all.

This time around, I think the RS package actually looks worse than the non-RS models. Lets start with the front. Its alright or even good from certain angles. The problem is the extended length of the headlamps which just looks awkward and makes the Camaro with just the halos on look "wide eyed" and goofy. I will give it some credit though, when the front parking lights are on it helps to break that up, but I still think the grille should have been extended and overlapped the lamps.

Moving to the rear. Its even worse than the front. The big black diaper on the bottom, the big square hole for a plate, no indention in the truck giving any definition, and tail lamps with a boring shape. Its just not good. I hope to see something more imaginative here with the 6th gen, which should be a big change, even if it does end up keeping similar styling cues.

Camaro I still love you, but this is one true fan that you haven't impressed.
I pretty much agree with all of what you said. The more i see the 14' the more i love my 12' SS. I didn't like the 14' from the first day of unveiling and even now seeing more and more pictures or videos of it i just don't like it. Maybe that will change when i see one in person but i doubt it. The front looks "ok" but the chrome strip has to go. The tail lights are just hideous!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:31 AM   #52
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FYI if you adjust your mirrors correctly, there are NO blind spots.

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Very true....I've got mine to where just before a car leaves my field of vision in my rearview, I can see it on the side mirror.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:37 AM   #53
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Recaro seats sound like a nice next mod for me. I just may have to (I got cloth seats right now)
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:40 AM   #54
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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, 06:52 AM   #55
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wow i think its super UGLY. i will stick with my 2012 2ss thanks... not sure what they were trying to do here.... but this car will no longer sell 60% of the market. they tried to make it look .....well not camaro i am still not sure what the hell they were thinking. oh well we shall see about 2015... but i love mine and am never selling it
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #56
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looks like the dusk wheels, wonder if they are 20's.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #57
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Really? Could have sworn the 21" wheel package was discontinued and these were 20".
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #58
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The rear spoiler is the worst part of it. More aerodynamic or not, it looks just plain weird. The real question is why did they feel the need to adjust the styling?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #59
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The rear spoiler is the worst part of it. More aerodynamic or not, it looks just plain weird. The real question is why did they feel the need to adjust the styling?
Why has ford adjusted the Styling of the Mustang 3 times since 2009?
Competition, if you stay stagnant people will get bored and sales will suffer..
Many people buy on styling alone, and if they sell the same exact looking car for many years people that buy on styling have no reason to trade.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #60
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My feelings on the SS like the one in that video are starting to change for the worse. The more I see that front end the more I don't like what I see. The chrome strip makes it look like and old guy with a unibrow and that hood extracter looks totally out of place to me.
The funny thing for me is that I don't mind the taillamps ,but the redesign on the rear fascia looks bad. I don't like that it's so huge now and comes up so high. All these changes will only look good on mainly black because that color will mask the flaws.


Edit: The comments above are only for the SS/RS cars. I absolutely love the looks of the Z/28 at least in white. I'm still not crazy about the rear lower fascia on that too ,but it does somehow work better with the different design of the Z/28 taillamps.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #61
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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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Pretty soon it'll go back to how it was in late 2nd gen. 3rd and 4th gens. Looks, a little luxury and no performance. These high HP performance cars will not be around forever. Well... They may, but.... About 5% will be sold because of the price they'll be at.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #62
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Like it or not, I think it's great that at least now we can tell for sure what year the car is...lol...What, four years of the same exact look?...Re-fresh was long overdue...
I always thought it was part of the fun to see what next year would look like...lol..

The '14s are beautiful and will sell just fine...Most car buyers want "new" and couldn't care less what last year's model looked like...(like ours)...lol..
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #63
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #64
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Honestly, the car looks a lot better in person. Actually looks smaller than the current model. I swear. But yeah I stand by my statement... it looks better in person. Pics and videos don't do this refresh justice at all. They got rid of excess "CHUNK" in the body panels imo.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #65
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I prefer the Z/28 rear lamps over these LED lights. They're similar but it should be white in the center of all of them. Why GM didn't do this on the first production model 2010 is beyond me? They went retro but failed at the rear with those lamps. But wth? I love mine. I will but another at some point. Ill just have to see what comes available at a good price.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #66
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If the front end, and rear tail-lights were some "mod" that a member here had done on their own, the forum would be packed with others trying to copy it...lol...

...But, OMG, GM does some mods, and it's the end of the world!...lol..
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #67
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You really need to see the car in person. Both the tail lights look great in the flesh and Red Rock is an awesome color.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #68
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Looks nice...but why can't we see the V6?
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Because the V6 will look better so they sell more V6's than 8's lol
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Looks nice...but why can't we see the V6?
...Probably no hood vent will be the only difference...
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...Probably no hood vent will be the only difference...
But wouldn't it be funny if the V6 is not changing at all, keeping the same front and rear look as before so that is why we haven't seen one yet....
I think it has been mentioned the V6 is keeping the current hood.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #72
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But wouldn't it be funny if the V6 is not changing at all, keeping the same front and rear look as before so that is why we haven't seen one yet....
I think it has been mentioned the V6 is keeping the current hood.
You may be right, actually...My understanding is the new grille and lower grille were changed so the air-flow would actually make the hood heat-extractor vent functional....
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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.
So your saying that if we drive a Camaro we should just be full of blind bias and love everything about it and tell GM they are doing a perfect job...it just can't get any better????

Sorry I disagree.

Look, nobody here is saying that GM doesn't work hard on the Camaro, or that they haven't made improvements over the years, or that they just plain don't listen to us. We love the Camaro, and if we didn't think it was a great car we wouldn't have bought it.

All we are saying is that we don't like the changes, and honestly, if that how most people feel, GM needs to know. The 5th gen has done so well because of its fantastic looks....not because of its performance. I don't care what anyone says...if the Camaro was not attractive it would still be dragging behind the Mustang in sales.
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You may be right, actually...My understanding is the new grille and lower grille were changed so the air-flow would actually make the hood heat-extractor vent functional....
Well if your trying to do an update why not use the opportunity to improve the functionality at the same time
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So your saying that if we drive a Camaro we should just be full of blind bias and love everything about it and tell GM they are doing a perfect job...it just can't get any better????

Sorry I disagree.

Look, nobody here is saying that GM doesn't work hard on the Camaro, or that they haven't made improvements over the years, or that they just plain don't listen to us. We love the Camaro, and if we didn't think it was a great car we wouldn't have bought it.

All we are saying is that we don't like the changes, and honestly, if that how most people feel, GM needs to know. The 5th gen has done so well because of its fantastic looks....not because of its performance. I don't care what anyone says...if the Camaro was not attractive it would still be dragging behind the Mustang in sales.
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