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Old 06-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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2008 camaro front nose, do you like it??

I imagined the new generation camaro to have more a nostalgia look ,like say the 69 RS front nose than the wide smiling impala looking concept thats presented . Come on GM ,finish the car ,Ford did well on re-creating the Mustang ,I would have bought one if I was a Ford man. But if this is what the Camaro is going to look like for the next 10 years ,I'll have to Pass.
I like the over looks ,its got the 68 rear quarter for sure ,but lets not lose that design concept ,otherwise I dont think the car will sell as strong as the Mustang has. I'm 100% GM and I know these are drawings and sketches that they could re-do them for production, maybe some of you like the new front nose, but I say ,put a Mustang emblem on the front fender and the average Joe wouldnt ague the fact that it wasnt an older mustang. Am I the only one that see's this ,tell me what you think about the front nose of the new Camaro
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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My opinion is Ford and Chrysler have gone too far retro. I think the Camaro was just perfect. A little hint of retro but as the years progress, little changes here and there and the car is modern or contemporary! Ford and Chrysler will have to toal redo to do to stay current. I also love the front!? Each to his own I guess!
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site, Gary. Glad to have you here.

As for the nose, I too, wasn't too pleased when GM showed us the car. I looked at the nose and thought "Cadillac." However, over time, the nose grew on me. I am fairly sure the nose is going to stay the same for production. Ed Welburn has said he can barely tell the difference between the production version and the concept which to me, means they have already made up their minds on the production models styling.

If you are concerned w/ the nose, give it a few months after the Camaro is released. I can guarantee you someone out there (aftermarket company) will release kits for the front end. We might even see a hideaway headlight system to install!
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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A billet grill over the nose was photoshopped. I liked it, but would rather have the hideaways and a billiet covering the middle section. Or having a gaping hole would be nice.

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Old 06-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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You all have good points, especially "whats it matter if all they see is tail lights" lol
i just thought the grill should have been more retro ,I mean come on we're in the retro years ,the 4th generation was futuristic enough, it was getting to the point where all the cars were looking like door wedge stoppers(that you use under the door to keep it open)
Chrysler ,nah ,they goffed with the 4-door Charger ,they could have called it a satelite or coronet, but no they goofed. Ford did well with the Mustang ,I almost wanted one till the girl across the street brought one home and I drove it ,still rides like a 69 mustang,rough! Camaros' and Firebirds have always been a favorite ,rode better ,and steered much better. Now if Pontiac would join the band wagon and put out a T/A ,the narrow front could retro to the 78 T/A's, but who knows.
well I've said my thoughts ,guess whats done is done ,how come they didnt ask us first ,huh? lol
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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They'd have to bring back old Smokey and Trigger for a new movie then.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #7
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DAMN, Im ashamed to share the same state with you man. Comin in here sayin your not gonna buy our new 5th gen cause of the front end..... I just screwin with ya I didnt really like the front end at first either, but it has changed a tiny bit since the first pictures were released. It definately has grown on me, and ya, If aftermarket doesnt come up with some stuff, Im going to do it myself. Billet grille replacement would look sweet. welcome to the board.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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don't touch the nose!! it's puuuurfect!
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:27 PM   #10
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My opinion is Ford and Chrysler have gone too far retro. I think the Camaro was just perfect. A little hint of retro but as the years progress, little changes here and there and the car is modern or contemporary! Ford and Chrysler will have to toal redo to do to stay current. I also love the front!? Each to his own I guess!

I agree with the above statement, word for word.

The Camaro is perfect, I'm tired of the retro thing. And the Camaro ain't retro. If it had been, I'd be passing on it.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:48 PM   #11
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I actually like the front end of the mustang, it's the rest of it I can't stand-- looks cheesy. And I think Dodge screwed up with the charger by only building 4-door models too, otherwise I would be driving it now.

But I don't have a problem with the Camaro's front end at all. The one thing that does bug me a bit (and this is really petty) is the numbers on the speedometer gauge. It register's in increments of 25. So if a cop pulls you over for doing 40 in a 35, I'd be hard to argue that. I hope GM puts a little digital speedometer selection right between the two big gauges.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:08 PM   #12
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But I don't have a problem with the Camaro's front end at all. The one thing that does bug me a bit (and this is really petty) is the numbers on the speedometer gauge. It register's in increments of 25. So if a cop pulls you over for doing 40 in a 35, I'd be hard to argue that. I hope GM puts a little digital speedometer selection right between the two big gauges.
The production model will be more realistic, that's just a concept and judge it as such.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:21 PM   #13
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I loooove the front end. The first time I saw it being rolled down the red carpet in 06 I was in love and always thought it looked very mean with some large hints of a 69' but not an exact replica which I like.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:54 PM   #14
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Dodge and Ford got lazy in my opinion, and went waaaay too Retro. The Camaro was NEVER meant to be retro - at all (and I'm glad 100%). You see with the Camaro - the only thing new kids (not like us, though - we're special exceptions) are bound to recognise is the name. The 5th gen shares the good qualitys of the 1st gen while still being a thoroughly NEW car. The nose is very agressive, very in-your-face, and very 60's Impala-like , and a smidge cadillac inspired. I love every inch of it. But I didn't always feel that way. You see, because it is a Camaro, I imagined the front totally different. But it grew on me, and now I love it! To Newcomers (those who don't know what a Camaro is or was), they will be very impressed with that front end, I guarantee!

It screams "I'm gonna get you!!!" and I like Mindz interpretation of that (love Fat Bastard..lol) Btw, in pictures - I'll agree the front and various other parts of the Car don't look especially good. But in person it comes together beautifully!! Gorgeous - A totally different Ball game.

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Old 06-30-2007, 10:29 PM   #15
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The Camaro was meant to be somewhat retro. Not full on like the Stang or Challenger. But, it was to take cues of the 1st Gen along w/ the raptor jet. Dragon, and the wife says (in regards to the silver w/ black stripes from the head on view) "Waaaaay coooool." She really likes that one...good job!

In regards to the front looking like a Caddies, like I said before, I felt the same way. THEN, come to find out...the guys who make the Cadillacs were the ones designing it!!! HA! Go figure... It grew on me too...I love it now. I agree on the picture deal too...ok in pix (with the front end) and 1000% better in person! Love it!
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:20 PM   #16
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Tell the wifeTAG (I actually stole those stripes straight from a Vert Pic - and darkened them), and I'm surprised she has time to look at these pics with a new baby :eek: lol : anyway, that's MY car, exactly like that....(sigh)
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:47 AM   #17
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Tell the wifeTAG (I actually stole those stripes straight from a Vert Pic - and darkened them), and I'm surprised she has time to look at these pics with a new baby :eek: lol : anyway, that's MY car, exactly like that....(sigh)
She doesn't have time! She came in the room telling me to get the hell off of the computer so we could leave!!!
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:47 AM   #18
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I loved it from day one. Like what has been said before, It wasn't made to look retro. It was made to be instantly recognizable as a CAMARO. It does that job very well in my opinion. It looks like the 1st gen evolved seperate from the other Camaros into this one. I would change the grille out to suit my personal tastes, but I think the front end as it is looks just fine. I haven't even seen this car in person yet, so I'm sure I'll be blown away when I do. Hopefully one will show up somewhere I can get to after I get back to the States.
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I loved it from day one. Like what has been said before, It wasn't made to look retro. It was made to be instantly recognizable as a CAMARO. It does that job very well in my opinion. It looks like the 1st gen evolved seperate from the other Camaros into this one. I would change the grille out to suit my personal tastes, but I think the front end as it is looks just fine. I haven't even seen this car in person yet, so I'm sure I'll be blown away when I do. Hopefully one will show up somewhere I can get to after I get back to the States.
And we hope you get back here safe and sound in the very near future to check it out. You won't be able to walk away from it. It is that beautiful.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:45 PM   #20
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"2008 camaro front nose, do you like it??"
Simple answer; YES!
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:30 AM   #21
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You all have good points, especially "whats it matter if all they see is tail lights" lol
i just thought the grill should have been more retro ,I mean come on we're in the retro years ,the 4th generation was futuristic enough, it was getting to the point where all the cars were looking like door wedge stoppers(that you use under the door to keep it open)
Chrysler ,nah ,they goffed with the 4-door Charger ,they could have called it a satelite or coronet, but no they goofed. Ford did well with the Mustang ,I almost wanted one till the girl across the street brought one home and I drove it ,still rides like a 69 mustang,rough! Camaros' and Firebirds have always been a favorite ,rode better ,and steered much better. Now if Pontiac would join the band wagon and put out a T/A ,the narrow front could retro to the 78 T/A's, but who knows.
well I've said my thoughts ,guess whats done is done ,how come they didnt ask us first ,huh? lol
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To answer the overall question: I have ALWAYS loved the whole car! Like I have said before, I don't like the gauges inside the car because of the reason stated before... It will be hard to see just exactly how fast you're going and it will be hard to argue out of a ticket lol But I also believe they will change that up and make it a bit easier to read
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:56 AM   #22
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Ive loved her since I first layed eyes on her. my wife is an import fan, and she's been trying to get me into a toyota or something thats bigger than my camaro. but as soon as I saw the 09 camaro I told her thats my next car. she can get a toyota. Ill be damned If I get one
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I would much rather have a Toyota than a Honda or something lol... My dad has had a Toyota Tacoma & a Toyota Tundra, both were excellent trucks!

Atleast a Toyota is an American Made vehicle!
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I really love the new look!! I think that what GM settled on is a great comprimise between the old Camaro's and the Camaro's of the future !! I also think that it looks better then this concept...

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I really love the new look!! I think that what GM settled on is a great comprimise between the old Camaro's and the Camaro's of the future !! I also think that it looks better then this concept...

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It's a camaro gone euro. The front end slopes down like a 911 slant nose or a ferrari. It's losing the masculinity a little bit for a more streamlined body.
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