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Old 01-11-2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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How long will 5th gen Camaro body style be produced?

How many years will these cars be available? I would assume 10 years but curious if theres any rumblings.

Also how long will the current engine (LS3) stick around? I dont wanna buy a Camaro to only have a "new one" come out thats putting out more HP.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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I hope prodiced long enough "as is"...

As for the increasing HP... Guess that's always a risk you take.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:56 AM   #3
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How many years will these cars be available? I would assume 10 years but curious if theres any rumblings.

Also how long will the current engine (LS3) stick around? I dont wanna buy a Camaro to only have a "new one" come out thats putting out more HP.

Until the 6th Gen. comes out. Sorry couldn't resist.
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i think it will be this look until 2014-2015. and there will be a HP bump. but i really don't care. thats why we mod right
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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i think it will be this look until 2014-2015. and there will be a HP bump. but i really don't care. thats why we mod right
Right, theres always ways to increase over and above the factory output. Plus you can't beat the fun of modding and the thrill of driving it after knowing YOU did the work!
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:42 AM   #6
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I see them keeping this body style with only minor face lifts for about 5 to 6 years. I love this body style so I don't see myself trading mine for a newer one
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #7
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The new body will be lighter, handle better and be faster! I LOVE the car as is and I hope it sticks around for a wiel too...but when the new one comes out, I am sure it will be pretty bad a$$!
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There's been numerous threads on this subject. The Gen6 is suppose to come out on the new lighter platform in 2014 as the 2015 model. So us Gen5 owners will have only a five year run versus the typical 10 years.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:08 AM   #9
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PORSCHE 911 has maintained nearly the same look for decades. I know if you take an old one and a brand new one there would be obvious major change but ober the years it has been subtle tweaks and improvements. wish that was the case with this car
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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PORSCHE 911 has maintained nearly the same look for decades. I know if you take an old one and a brand new one there would be obvious major change but ober the years it has been subtle tweaks and improvements. wish that was the case with this car
This can also be said about how the 370Z has evolved. I personally like that GM has gone a different direction with every generation.


This Gen5 car was all about style. I believe the Gen6 car will be all about beating the Mustang in the press. This means a smaller/lighter car that is more nimble and has good visibility (more glass). I'm sure the Gen6 car will look great but it won't be close to what the Gen5 car is. Just look at like the Gen2 cars. They were great cars in their own right, but never matched a Gen1 car in style.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:39 AM   #11
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My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #12
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This can also be said about how the 370Z has evolved. I personally like that GM has gone a different direction with every generation.


This Gen5 car was all about style. I believe the Gen6 car will be all about beating the Mustang in the press. This means a smaller/lighter car that is more nimble and has good visibility (more glass). I'm sure the Gen6 car will look great but it won't be close to what the Gen5 car is. Just look at like the Gen2 cars. They were great cars in their own right, but never matched a Gen1 car in style.
I would not be opposed to ths car being scaled down in size and weight but I think the general look should be maintained. I plan to buy the next gen when it comes around and keep this one as well. unless chevy ruins the car in the next generation.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #13
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My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.
Make him buy it from you for like 3K. 99% chance he won't appreciate it if you just hand it to him, but at least he'll get on board early on how to manage money so he won't be broke when he's in his 30s.
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My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.
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Make him buy it from you for like 3K. 99% chance he won't appreciate it if you just hand it to him, but at least he'll get on board early on how to manage money so he won't be broke when he's in his 30s.

I am trying to convince my 12 year old son to start making down payments to me now so that when he graduates High School I can hand him the keys. He isn't buying into that theory yet.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #15
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so everyone is expecting this general body style to transfer over to the 6th Gen? Just a lighter and more powerful car right?
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #16
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How many years will these cars be available? I would assume 10 years but curious if theres any rumblings.

Also how long will the current engine (LS3) stick around? I dont wanna buy a Camaro to only have a "new one" come out thats putting out more HP.
with the oncoming cafe ratings,the car in it's present form MAY be short lived!..
"big brother" is clampin' down,and cars have to get better fuel mileage!..just a hunch,but possible you will be seeing a lot of 4 bangers with blowers in the future!..dunno!..just sayin!
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with the oncoming cafe ratings,the car in it's present form MAY be short lived!..
"big brother" is clampin' down,and cars have to get better fuel mileage!..just a hunch,but possible you will be seeing a lot of 4 bangers with blowers in the future!..dunno!..just sayin!
lol, blowers sounds funny.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #18
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so everyone is expecting this general body style to transfer over to the 6th Gen? Just a lighter and more powerful car right?
Not necessarily. The 6th gen will be lighter and smaller, but there's no telling what it'll look like.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #19
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i think it will be this look until 2014-2015. and there will be a HP bump. but i really don't care. thats why we mod right
Chevrolet will always compete with Ford, so don't be suprised if you see them keep squeezing HP out somewhere.

But of course the HP Edition has an increase HP obviously, so if your looking for another Camaro with more HP you might want to go that route.
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Until the 6th Gen. comes out. Sorry couldn't resist.


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Old 01-20-2011, 12:53 AM   #21
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Until 2015, when Camaro goes to Alpha... :/
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #22
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Nobody but GM designers know what the next one will be like. We all just have to wait and see. Enjoy the 5th generation while you wait!
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Well my best guess is that GM will stick with the current body style or even a very similar style when it is moved to the Alpha platform as long as it keeps selling in good numbers. I bet there will be a moderate redesign with the Alpha platform at the very least. It would benefit GM to make the newest Camaro look even better than the outgoing model.
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Well my best guess is that GM will stick with the current body style or even a very similar style when it is moved to the Alpha platform as long as it keeps selling in good numbers. I bet there will be a moderate redesign with the Alpha platform at the very least. It would benefit GM to make the newest Camaro look even better than the outgoing model.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #25
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I don't see GM sticking with this body style at a smaller scale. The magazines have ripped up our Gen5s from the practical sense because of it's limited visability. This is because we chose style over visability. Like it or not, our Gen5 look will wear after a few years.

I think the Gen6 will look something like a Gen2 but in a Gen3 footprint.
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