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Old 01-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #51
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Can we stop the 10,000 I hate convertibles comment...we get it your not in that market, let those in the segment critique the car appropriately by comparing it to other convertibles

And yes the car had better visibility than the coupe and that's a good thing
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #52
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Convertible...

Cant autocross without a roll cage

Cant go to the track without a roll cage

Cant have the inverted Mohawk

Cant use the trunk

... Need I go on?
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #53
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #54
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Convertible...

Cant autocross without a roll cage

Cant go to the track without a roll cage
I'd say almost completely irrelevant for 90+% of Camaro buyers, hardtop or not.

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Next year the Challenger will probably have one then MT will fall over themselves badmouthing the Camaro vert
Haha, so true. They'll hate the thing in 6 months.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #55
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Convertible...
Cant autocross without a roll cage
Cant go to the track without a roll cage
Cant have the inverted Mohawk
Cant use the trunk
... Need I go on?
Coupe.....
Can't put the top down.
Can't put the top down.
Can't put the top down.
Can't put the top down.
...Need I go on?

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #56
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:35 PM   #57
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Convertible...

Cant autocross without a roll cage

Cant go to the track without a roll cage

Cant have the inverted Mohawk

Cant use the trunk

... Need I go on?
Don't want to autocross......

Won't be going to the track.....

A lot of coupe owners have the sunroof & don't care about the Mohawk...

You can use the trunk, you just can't put as much in it....

so - no, no need to go on!

I'd rather be cruising along the beach with the top down than be on a track or autocross. Watching the sun set while I'm driving with the top down is an awesome feeling.......
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:38 PM   #58
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MOTORTREND: "Where the coupe's roof is pulled in tight over the big, flat rear fenders, the convertible's roof meets the haunches more naturally and better fills the space on the rear deck."
MT does not like the look of the hips!! Thats one of the best parts... I love those flat wide spots on top the rear fenders.It reminds me of a Ferrari or something. The convertible looks great (with the top down) but the coupe looks better IMO.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #59
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Some of you may say that convertible are for girls or coupe are better looking, but for us "North of the border" it's a fantastic way to enjoy summer. (it's not very long).

I ordered a 2SS/RS convertible and I can't wait for the asphalt to grow (nice way to say we get rid of the white sh...)

This convertible will be my third new camaro (1976 rally sport, 1980 Z28 manual) and at 56 it will be my other toy to enjoy the sun. I have a nice bike but this car is special.

A lot of my friends are travelling in Motorhomes and are questioning the fact that I want to travel in a Camaro. That's their choice but for me, cruising in Camaro convertible is super trip. Some may say that at 56, I'm on a young adult trip (or worst, a teenager trip) but I don't give a sh.. and I assume myself and will enjoy every minute of it.

I think the Motor Trend article is informative, you'll always get good and bad comments on any subject...

Just take what you like and forget about the rest...

Convertible all the way.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #60
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"The best follow-up to last year's award-winning Camaro is a Camaro convertible," said Ed Welburn, GM vice president, global design.
"The Camaro convertible instantly evokes an emotional response - it's a vehicle that you want to make room for in your garage."

"For some of us, an emotional bond was formed when we introduced the Camaro coupe last year," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager.
"It is magnificent. But now this year, if this Camaro convertible doesn't make your heart beat faster, you should see either your optometrist or your cardiologist, because you have a problem."
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:55 PM   #62
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Id like to take this time to personally thank the 217,374 people who have posted at various times the simplistic comment "I don't like it." Because, it wasn't until that last 217,374th time I read it, that that incredible, bullet proof arguement convinced me that after waiting 9 yrs to purchase a Camaro convertible I was inevitably wrong! I mean, who can argue with that? "I don't like it"- brilliant, genius!!!!!!

Oops, dealer says its too late, mines being built next week... too bad for me... "I don't like it"... brilliant!!!!!

Please ppl- just cuz you don't, others do. Redundant comments make it a pain to browse the forums....
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:02 PM   #63
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Does anybody know if the rear side windows are the same size and shape as the coupe? If so would it then be possible for someone to build a kit to reinforce the roof, cut out the b-pillar and install the convertible rear side window working parts and glass? I hate the current b-pillar and making a functional rear side glass would be great for those willing to cram into the back seat.

I know someone can do it, so please someone do it....
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:05 PM   #64
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I wont ever own any more verts or sun roof vehicles. Made sure my 2010 Camaro was NOT sunroof equipped. I seem to have bad luck with things leaking.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #65
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[Please ppl- just cuz you don't, others do. Redundant comments make it a pain to browse the forums....[/QUOTE]

I understand your pain..... redundant comments are a pain in the ass. I dislike many things. I like the convertible. Its just not my cup of tea. I own a 1990 Mustang 7-up Convertible(rare car) thats noisy, and dusty sometimes. But its also 20 yrs old. My 2007 LTZ Silverado Dually HD LBCC. Has a friggin sunroof. I never use the dang thing, and it leaks water down the passenger floorboard, every time it rains and when I take it thru the car wash.

Those are my reasonings for only solid top vehicles for me.... lol
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #66
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will that strut brace work in a hard top? Looking for one without drilling.
I'm thinking the same thing, also will it clear an e-force?
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:30 PM   #67
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Oh boy more reviews like this I need one next year I will order my 2012 from Becky

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #68
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:00 PM   #69
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Id like to take this time to personally thank the 217,374 people who have posted at various times the simplistic comment "I don't like it." Because, it wasn't until that last 217,374th time I read it, that that incredible, bullet proof arguement convinced me that after waiting 9 yrs to purchase a Camaro convertible I was inevitably wrong! I mean, who can argue with that? "I don't like it"- brilliant, genius!!!!!!

Oops, dealer says its too late, mines being built next week... too bad for me... "I don't like it"... brilliant!!!!!

Please ppl- just cuz you don't, others do. Redundant comments make it a pain to browse the forums....
I agree with you totally. Personally I like the hard top better, but for those of you who are wanting ad plan on getting a vert, you are getting a solid car that's very easy on the eyes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #70
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Nice review by MotorTrend!

As if there was ever a doubt that you 'vert buyers would be getting anything other than a home-run!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #71
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Stunning!!!!

However, -10 points for Motor Trend for worst convertible photos ever. The backdrop looks like a soaking wet Northwest winter day. The guy looks like a wet dog and there's even water spray from the tires in some of the photos.

Try Arizona or Socal for the next photoshoot, eh?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #72
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why did they test this car in the rain?????????
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:28 PM   #73
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Stunning!!!!

However, -10 points for Motor Trend for worst convertible photos ever. The backdrop looks like a soaking wet Northwest winter day. The guy looks like a wet dog and there's even water spray from the tires in some of the photos.

Try Arizona or Socal for the next photoshoot, eh?
Huntington Beach would have been a great backdrop
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:34 PM   #74
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Jeeze you coupe guys are a bunch of whiney babies.

I had an Audi TT Roadster when they came out. people complained about the window. If you look at it from the outside sure the thing looked like a tray table in size. I never saw the sides of the window in my rear view mirror. What do you people with coupes do. Sit in the back seat and look out the window?

I weigh more than the difference between the coupe and the convertible. Why is this such an issue for some? I *drive* my car not put cones up and pretend I'm a race driver. I'm glad you guys like to do that but complaining in a thread about how a convertible can't do that? Leave that for the rustang drivers.

I've owned three convertibles in the last 15 years. They aren't for everyone. But give me a quiet 70 degree spring morning with no one on the road or a nice evening star drive and you boys who wear tops all the time are missing out. I like my cars like I like my girls. Topless.

Anyway, with that out of the way.

That being said I've not driven a coupe or convertible yet. Is the A-pillar that bad in the coupe or is it a 'oh hey' when you first drive and then you learn how to work through it. I'm going to be calling some dealers and doing the V6 vs V8 comparison (fuel mileage concerns) but otherwise is this motor trend being motor trend (they hated my TT too, and my A4 Cabriolet, clearly they let someone who hates convertibles drive both)
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