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Old 11-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #76
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DANG IT ALL! I live in West chester (on Tylersville Rd.) And I SWEAR that looks dead on the Thorntons on Tylersville right by I-75 (right next to Lowes).... I wish I would have known it would have been there and I would have been there in a heartbeat. Thats less than a mile from my house.... how did I miss it! AHHH.

I love it. The shark fin is sexy, so I don't know why people don't like it. I hate coupes, so I was planning on trading in my bumblebee for a convertible when they came out (waiting to hear if there will be a convertible Z28 though). I only bought a coupe because vertes didn't exist, and I miss having one soooo bad (3000GT Spyder is what I had before).

Thanks for showing it off! I'll continue to wallow in depression of missing it so close to my home, and continue to be depressed as I'm stuck in a coupe driving around knowing there are some vertes on the road, but hopefully I can get rid of the camaro I have and get a beauty like that one soon!
Hahhh...it is the Thorntons by 75.

I posted about it in the Ohio thread the day before...doesn't seem like it got many hits since it was Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:16 PM   #77
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Hahhh...it is the Thorntons by 75.

I posted about it in the Ohio thread the day before...doesn't seem like it got many hits since it was Thanksgiving weekend.
I took a vacation from the internet last week and the weekend because my sister and her kids came to visit from Colorado- I only get to see them once a year, so camaro5.com wasn't on my "must do list". Sorry I missed it, but thanks for bringing it by, and sharing the info!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #78
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I like it with the top down OK. I'm happy it will be a classic, I believe it will be! . . . . . . I just hope the 1st supercharged from factory Z28 might be a collecters car too!?!?!?


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Old 12-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #79
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Two easy things could have made the 'vert so much better.

First, the 3rd brake light should have been integrated into the wing and/or rear edge of the trunk. Looks cheap as it is.

Second that shark fin should have been reshapped to stay closer to the body. I saw many cars this weekend at the Arizona International Autoshow from other manufactures with satellite receivers that were better suited shapes than the current sharkfin. I don't even really care for it on my coupe.

However neither of these issues would stop me from buying one.
Except it would keep me from buying one.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #80
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top coming down... I think I just felt a little movement.......

If it last for more then 4 hours, call your doctor.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #81
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Like I always felt before on most all cars. Top up is hideous compared to a hard top.

Top down??????
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #82
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I have nothing against convertibles. But a ragtop just isnt made for this car. I guess the top down looks ok, but the the top up on this car is an epic FAIL. Theres just too much ragtop. There's like 5 feet of ragtop and the shape of it is awkward. Basically you're messing with something thats not even broken. A standard hardtop Camaro's roof and back window are huge parts of what gives the car its signature shape. Yuck. you can keep it.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #83
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It's not bad ,but I don't like how the top of the window frame seal sticks up. That looks very cheap with the top down.
I agree
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:46 PM   #84
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Well I for one am now looking at getting a hard top coupe, I looked at a hard top 2LT today in person and am sold on the color and style. That sexy top and how it just flows into those sexy hips of the car are totally destroyed by the convertible. Some folks in here stated that this is not a car to make a convertible out of, and they are so right.
My hat is off the folks at Chevy for giving it an honest try, I mean it really looks awesome with the top down, but with the top up I might as well take the bus because it looks like the Griswalds "truckster" with the top up~
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The hardtop design is what initially drew me to the car from the beginning and I am now to the point where I am withdrawing my craving for the ragtop, ya I want a ragtop but I dont think I want it in the Camaro, they will be at least another 5 grand and around where I live there is only about ten week period where I can really enjoy having a raptop.
Besides there is a beautiful RJT 2LT/RS at the local dealership just calling my name lol. I will still give the convertible another chance be checking it out in person but if it is anything like that then its a NO for me.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #85
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my issues are with the fin and 3rd tail light. at least the fin is body color and not black like they use to be. I can live with out onstar or xm if it means I can get rid of the fin. but the 3rd tail light. . .hmmm. there are ways to move that. but to make it look good after you move it, that is the trick. we'll see where i stand after the first of the year with a job, and how this thing looks in person.


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The hardtop design is what initially drew me to the car from the beginning and I am now to the point where I am withdrawing my craving for the ragtop, ya I want a ragtop but I dont think I want it in the Camaro, they will be at least another 5 grand and around where I live there is only about ten week period where I can really enjoy having a raptop.
Besides there is a beautiful RJT 2LT/RS at the local dealership just calling my name lol. I will still give the convertible another chance be checking it out in person but if it is anything like that then its a NO for me.


just 10 weeks? in GA? are you cold blooded? I'm sure if you got the car and enjoyed the top down enough you'd find even 60 degree weather was top down weather. especially as things start warming up after winter. I only say this because i ride motorcycles and I've personally found at 60 degrees it's nice to start riding. I'll ride at lower temps (40 is my cut off) but i'm comfortable starting around there. and I live in NC.

the looks seem to be what your real deciding factor is. and that's cool. just don't like excuses that don't make complete sense.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 PM   #86
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Well I live in CA and I will be getting a VERT. I plan on building a jungle jim style roll cage and will naturall go under the stock top. You buy a convertable to drive with the top down - The focus is on how it looks top down. I will post picture by mid year and you can all say hey or ney. I am also going to try to design a functional folding hardtop or at least a removable sheel - I am sure one of the real aftermarket Sunroof companies will do the same

At The LA Auto show and at a local show here in Los Angles county I have seen 2 different 2011 Mustangs with new funtional folding hard tops and they look perfect with the top down and so "hard top Esque" when the hard top is up
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #87
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Would anyone in the know know how much trunk space the 'vert has? My aunt is in the market for a new convertible and was wondering. Edmunds.com has it listed as being about 1 cubic foot less than the coupe (which if true would be pretty impressive), but after all those are the same people who rated the Challenger R/T as going 0-60 in 5.9 seconds so my faith in their facts isn't that great.

No matter what, it's going to be more than in her current Miata (which is still a pretty peppy little car, I have to admit).
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:40 PM   #88
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I love my coupe. My opinion is that this just cheapens the coupe. If the car was designed to be a ragtop then maybe, but when the top is up it looks more like a mustang :|. Top down is a bit better.

Someone said it will breed a generation of faded old rag-tops. I agree, look at the Mustangs from the 90s.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:02 PM   #89
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Ok, just to be clear. There are two sets of golf clubs in the trunk. If you look at the pictures there is a back pack and another suit case on the ground. Those were in the trunk with the top up. So there is plenty of room in the trunk, just a bit smaller than a coupe.

And just to be extra clear...............................it was awesome top up or top down. But I will guarantee you guys that if your complaints about the shark fin last more than 4 seconds after driving this car with the top down, then you are simply looking for reasons not to like the convertible. It's just not that noticeable when you take the car in as a whole.

Anyone, please, anyone show me a picture of a soft top convertible that looks as good top up as it does top down. Anyone? Bueller?
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Just does not look right . they could have done better IMO. should have been a hard top convertable not cloth and it should match the color of the car I give it
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