Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
dave@hennessey
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Specific Models / Packages > Camaro Convertible Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2011, 07:47 AM   #18
Namrepus28
 
Drives: 1996 Camaro 3.8L V6
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by drummer5679 View Post
Am I the only one that doesn't care all that much for the convertible? the coupe looks way better in my opinion for some reason I can't quite put my finger on. Although I do admit I enjoy long trips with my ttops off.
No, you're not the only one. I don't like them either, but keep in mind the convertible threads are going to be mosly filled with convertible fans.

I wanted to read the C&D review, but when every up date on the home page was "convertible this", "convertible that" for about a month, I didn't even bother clicking the links.

Regardless of my personal feelings, it looks like GM did a very nice job and will make a lot of people very very happy. Also, if sales continue to rise (and beat the tar out of the competition) then it can only be a good thing for the future of the Camaro.
Namrepus28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 08:45 AM   #19
Blown355
 
Blown355's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 735
"C&D still won't give the Camaro a fair shake, but it is there if you look close. Better torsional stiffness than beemer. Top is high quality. Now if they would just get off the blind spot thing."

That's the same thing I was thinking while reading this. They start out saying, dropping the top fixes the problem. Then they keep bringing it back up. It's like they feel guilty for saying something nice about the car, so they feel compelled to immediately slam it.
__________________
2012 ZL1
10 spoke
M6
ECF
Blown355 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 08:58 AM   #20
Namrepus28
 
Drives: 1996 Camaro 3.8L V6
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blown355 View Post
"C&D still won't give the Camaro a fair shake, but it is there if you look close. Better torsional stiffness than beemer. Top is high quality. Now if they would just get off the blind spot thing."

That's the same thing I was thinking while reading this. They start out saying, dropping the top fixes the problem. Then they keep bringing it back up. It's like they feel guilty for saying something nice about the car, so they feel compelled to immediately slam it.
That's C&D in a nutshell. Unless it's a BMW review, don't expect it to be 100% positive.
Namrepus28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 09:28 AM   #21
CUPRA

 
CUPRA's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS - IOM/CGM Stripes
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Keller, TX
Posts: 1,283
I'm going to have to check one out as soon as Eric Hall gets one at Classic Chevrolet!

It'll be nice to see one close up. I love how it looks with the top down, top up, not so much. Would have looked soooo much better in a hard top. But you can't please everyone!

Still glad I have my 2SS/RS - not sure if I'd have waited that I could justify $5700 more to get the top off. That's an expensive lap dance!
__________________


2011 - 2SS/RS - IOM/CGM Stripes • CUPRA • Ordered: 4/10/2010 Mine: 7/1/2010 - 426BHP+CAI
CUPRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 09:53 AM   #22
ensign_lee
 
Drives: 2008 Mustang GT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 43
Gosh, that is SO sexy. The aesthetics department at GM really did a great job with a car that look strong and fast, yet retains the attractive curves that make it a camaro...and make it look slightly more feminine (since all cars are girls, remember )
ensign_lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #23
Lazerbrainz2k3
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT M6 - ABM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrepus28 View Post
That's C&D in a nutshell. Unless it's a BMW review, don't expect it to be 100% positive.
Nothing is 100% positive. Even when the first coupe reviews came out and everyone was gushing over it, the weight, blind spot, visibility and other complaints were still there.

I think the review was pretty fair. The negatives they pointed out were all objectively true - yes, it is harder to see out of than the run-of-the-mill teardrop-mobile; yes, there is a performance penalty due to extra weight; yes, it does use up more trunk space (although I never understood why golf bags were the gold standard). But they also give it a coupe nods for the suspension (as well as a favorable comparison to the Main Enemy, Ford), they like the lines it has with the top up. In spite of the BMW love affair, they didn't even contradict Chevy where the Camaro was compared to the 3-series. About the only stand-out negative opinion I saw was calling the steering "lifeless," but compared to some it may be - then again I don't spend my days on a slalom course so it doesn't matter much. About the only target of any real negativity was "Jersey Shore," and of course that's totally deserved.
Lazerbrainz2k3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #24
jroc7
 
Drives: *
Join Date: May 2010
Location: *
Posts: 93
Certainly, a more resonable review than the twits at M-T, but one striking similarity - their opinion of how good the car looks with the soft top up. Really? Its not that taught and was he being sarcastic when he said it was a reasonable facsimile of the coupe? The author lost credibility with me there. As for the inevitable loss of performance and practicality with any convertible, the idea of adding almost 250 lbs to an already overweight car is painful to think about. If I want the wind in my hair, I'll jog. If I want the best Camaro possible, I'll stick with the hard top. I can hear the engine just fine with the windows down.
jroc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #25
REAPER SS
 
REAPER SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CAMARO BLK 2SS/L99
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham,Al
Posts: 453
I have never been a convertible fan but the Camaro vert does look pretty nice compared to the other convertibles.Good job GM
REAPER SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #26
jmaryt

 
Drives: 2010 cgm LS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: salem,nh
Posts: 1,241
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazerbrainz2k3 View Post
Nothing is 100% positive. Even when the first coupe reviews came out and everyone was gushing over it, the weight, blind spot, visibility and other complaints were still there.

I think the review was pretty fair. The negatives they pointed out were all objectively true - yes, it is harder to see out of than the run-of-the-mill teardrop-mobile; yes, there is a performance penalty due to extra weight; yes, it does use up more trunk space (although I never understood why golf bags were the gold standard). But they also give it a coupe nods for the suspension (as well as a favorable comparison to the Main Enemy, Ford), they like the lines it has with the top up. In spite of the BMW love affair, they didn't even contradict Chevy where the Camaro was compared to the 3-series. About the only stand-out negative opinion I saw was calling the steering "lifeless," but compared to some it may be - then again I don't spend my days on a slalom course so it doesn't matter much. About the only target of any real negativity was "Jersey Shore," and of course that's totally deserved.
"jersey shore" reference makes good copy,however,c&d must believe only "air heads" read their reviews if they insist upon mentioning the show!..just sayin!
jmaryt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 11:02 AM   #27
Nutbutt


 
Nutbutt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2LT/RS Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,380
Yeah baby, I just can't wait for the vert to arrive and the snow to leave !
__________________
1st IPF Supercharged 2011 2LT/RS RJT Convertible
Nutbutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #28
Judy
 
Drives: 2012 2LT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 22
I'm also about to purchase the 2LT RS and was wondering about the convertible top.
I noticed in the showroom that when the top is up you see a lot of the impressions of the ribbing throughout the top. It's not very smooth.
Did yours look like that also and is it bothersome to you?
Judy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 11:09 AM   #29
95birdible

 
95birdible's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 1SS Camaro Convertible
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Blaine, MN
Posts: 1,581
Judy, just my 2 cents but I really don't care what the top looks like. I just don't want it to get holes after 6 weeks of ownership nor have the new one wear out also. Along with a pool on the rear floorboards. Would I buy another one today knowing all the problems that I have encountered in my 3 months of ownership. HELL NO!
__________________
2012 1SS Crystal Red Convertible
"Cherry Bomb"
Winner of the #NameThatCamaro Spring Special Edition
"Green Flash"
95birdible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #30
Fire65
 
Fire65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2 LT RS Convertible
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Colonia NJ
Posts: 48
I agree with birdible, until GM guarantees (100% money back) that the top issues are resolved I would not buy.
Fire65 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First 2011 Camaro Convertible Review (by Motor Trend)! Tran Camaro Convertible Forum 108 01-12-2011 07:12 PM
Camaro SS: All Out Bonneville Unlimited Speed Test Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 75 08-23-2010 03:49 PM
Pedders Suspension Benchmark Track Testing and New Jersey Track Day Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - NY / NJ / PA 35 10-26-2009 06:20 PM
"So did you get the real Camaro or just a V6?" oldag92 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 180 07-11-2009 02:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.