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Old 02-19-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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I am just simply NOT a fan of convertibles in a big block sports car.
Big block?
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:03 PM   #19
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I think this car looks great!! I have only seen the orange conv. in person and I have to say that car looks great in that color. I have been waiting for the conv. and couldn't take the wait so I got an ABM coupe, 2ssrs. I cannot wait to get my Anniv. conv!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:12 PM   #20
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I have a coupe and now I'll have the vert too ! I agree with the top up it is not as good looking as the coupe. But baby with the top down it is damn beautiful ! And that's why I bought it !
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #21
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I can't fully agree with this review, as they're painting the vert to be better in EVERY WAY. I agree it looks great top down, but I'm still not in love with it top up. And the coupe's times are an obvious indication of the truth

However, I'm glad to see a positive review. Just wait till they pit it against the vert Stang, Chally, or whatever. Under the bus we'll go- Motor Trend flips on a dime. I can't even take their reviews halfway serious.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #22
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I know I'm bias like the deposit guy. But I love my coupe. A SSR style hard top would have been worth the... weight and wait. I woulda just put a blower on the ol' fat pig =-)
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #23
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No, no deposit. All I'm saying is that this is a truly accurate review of the convertible.

Now if you don't like convertibles and many on this site don't hestitate to claim so, then I can see why you would "take offense". If you even remotely enjoy convertible and I mean even remotely this is a good review.

But I am really puzzled. This is a variant of the Camaro thus it IS a Camaro. So when it gets a glowing review why would anyone jump on it? So it isn't a win/lose, it's more of a why on earth would you dissagree with a positive review of the car we all come on here to talk about.
It a glowing review only in the context of a crappy coupe review. But yes, for MotorTrend is wasn't a scathing review, so I guess that's a good thing. My only comment was comparing the couple with the vert with the top up. With the top down, I think it looks better than the coupe.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #24
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Just my opinion, but I've never cared for the appearance of any vert over a coupe in the same model. Just always looked bad to me, top up and down. I agree that if this had an SSR type roof it might at least look okay with the top up.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #25
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Did they really say, "It sounds better"? I laughed when I caught that watching the video the second time.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:14 PM   #26
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253 lbs heavier?

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #27
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #28
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I am just simply NOT a fan of convertibles in a big block sports car.
Then you should have no problem with the Camaro convertible


Kidding aside, this should help bolster sales for months to come

Just a drop dead gorgeous car
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #29
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Perfection!

The Camaro convertible could NOT have been done any better!
If I wanted a vert, Camaro is it! Great Job GM!

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #30
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But I am really puzzled. This is a variant of the Camaro thus it IS a Camaro. So when it gets a glowing review why would anyone jump on it? So it isn't a win/lose, it's more of a why on earth would you dissagree with a positive review of the car we all come on here to talk about.

This seems to be a pathology that afflicts a few (not most) Camaro coupe owners. Since they have already purchased their cars, they feel threatened by Chevy's new offerings. They suffer from pangs of anxiety as they wonder if they should have waited to buy or when they think about the beating they'll take if they trade their current cars in.

That's why this minority is always so critical about the new stuff (convertible, ZL1, etc) coming down the pike.

It's sad really.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #31
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Thank you professor Denali for your diagnoses of that most troubling disease.

I actually agree with you. It is very common to strongly defend one's $35000 purchase even in the face of facts.

Though perhaps you should spend some time owning a Camaro before criticizing fellow forum members about how they 'feel' about their own cars. Just a thought.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #32
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #33
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+ 253 lbs and .2 tenth slower in the 1/4 mile. Yet, they say it does everything better than the Coupe.

Top up = not a fan
Top down = looks pretty cool.

But I still can't get over + 253 lbs in a car that's already a little too heavy to start with.
0-60 in 4.9 seconds? I don't think weight's a real issue with this or any 2SS Camaro.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:02 PM   #34
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Who else is in love with the strut tower brace? When the part number is available, that might be a good mod for the SS coupe owners (non supercharger).

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