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Old 07-29-2007, 11:19 PM   #35
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I heard the plan is, is to match the Mustang model for model within a couple of hundred dollars. Could be wrong though?
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:15 AM   #36
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I heard the plan is, is to match the Mustang model for model within a couple of hundred dollars. Could be wrong though?
I also heard that. It makes the most sense.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:18 AM   #37
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Yeah, GM'd be (not whispering) Stupid if they didn't price it competitively with the Stang. More bang for a couple hundred more bucks? hell Yeah!
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:58 AM   #38
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They probably won't release the top dog version until later, after launch. And those 30 cars, if that is correct, probably will be for the press. I doubt that 30 customers would be able to get one 2 months before launch
Usually the first 30 to 40 (sometimes more) vehicles of a new production model are used for various road/crash test to make sure that everything is the way GM wants it fit finish, options, noise, water leak tests, etc. and most of those vehicles never see a consumers garage.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:13 AM   #39
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Usually the first 30 to 40 (sometimes more) vehicles of a new production model are used for various road/crash test to make sure that everything is the way GM wants it fit finish, options, noise, water leak tests, etc. and most of those vehicles never see a consumers garage.
Some crash test veh's I can absolutely agree with. I didn't even think of that. They have to pass crash test standards from front, side, rear, and different angled impacts. That could be more than a few cars. Still, it couldn't be all of them, no? And the others would be press...maybe...
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Some crash test veh's I can absolutely agree with. I didn't even think of that. They have to pass crash test standards from front, side, rear, and different angled impacts. That could be more than a few cars. Still, it couldn't be all of them, no? And the others would be press...maybe...

I would rather not think about them crashing Camaros already...
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:04 AM   #41
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I would rather not think about them crashing Camaros already...
Some sacrifices must be made for the greater good. Think of them as the martyrs that make the rest of the Camaro's posssible...
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:02 PM   #42
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Yep...a little off topic, but there was a certain Porsche (newer model a year old or so) that can not be sold in the USA because Porsche refused to send the beauty to it's crash test fate. They gotta do it...it's sad...but at least we all KNOW we will be safe if involved in a collission.
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Why didn't Porsche simply get an exemption? Lotus didn't have to meet safety standards for a few years for its Elise because they received an exemption, up until recently.
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Lotus only received that exemption because of the volume (or lack of it) of the vehicles they were selling.

Porsche sells way more cars than that.

Tag, what car was that? I'm a little bit of a Porsche fan, and I don't remember hearing about that....like I said, just a little bit of a fan....I worked at the Porsche dealer here in town about 10 years ago, so they kind of became a "regular" car for me, but recently, I've started liking them more (probably has something to do with my father-in-law getting his about 8 months ago....)
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I would rather not think about them crashing Camaros already...
Yeah it's sad, but that 5-star rating helps us in the end!
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:02 PM   #46
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hmmm. maybe we could get the triple-5's going?

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:12 PM   #47
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At the L.A. autoshow in November of last year I asked one of the Porsche reps at their exhibition why the 997 GT3 had a sunroof, since it's a track car? The rep said that Porsche could only import the GT3 w/ a sunroof because that's the only specification in which the 997 was crash tested. Otherwise they'd have to crash test the car all over again, which would costs them more. Sounds weird to me, but that's what I was told.

The more these cars are crash tested the more confidence we have behind the wheel. At least that's how I feel, not that that's incentive to drive recklessly in any way.
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The more these cars are crash tested the more confidence we have behind the wheel. At least that's how I feel, not that that's incentive to drive recklessly in any way.
Well said. Lets just try not to think of that beautiful nose being slammed into a wall. And we're good.
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Lotus only received that exemption because of the volume (or lack of it) of the vehicles they were selling.

Porsche sells way more cars than that
Makes sense. I read it that the Porsche model suggested was a low volume special production car, a la 959.
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Crashed camaros make me sad... wonder if i could get an engine from a rear or side impacted one .
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