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Old 02-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #26
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253 lbs heavier?

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:16 PM   #27
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:44 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, 05:14 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, 05:22 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, 06:46 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, 06:55 PM   #32
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:59 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, 07:02 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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Old 02-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #35
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Id trade in for T Tops prolly never happen tho

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #36
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Hey, does anyone know who manufactures the top?
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #37
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it was a fun stink of time in the GTO until well....
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #38
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Hey, does anyone know who manufactures the top?

Don't know the company name but it I remeber hearing it is the same company who makes it for the convertible Corvette
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #39
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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.

I'm waiting (in)patiently for a ZL1 convertible and will be damn disappointed if they don't get around to producing one.

And, no, you won't catch me dumping on the Gen6 after having bought a $60K Gen5.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #40
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I also agree with others here, the rear "flat" quarter is one of my favorite parts of the car. I understand why there is less deck with convertible as there is all that mechanism and all to deal with. I don't think it looks any better, just different. There is no way the vert looks better than the coupe with the top up, it just looks so temporary. When that roof is down, it looks it's best without a doubt.

The only thing I think is better about the vert when the roof is up, is that the rear window goes down. It's a "true" hardtop in this respect, as in both windows go down. Of course it's not a hardtop, it's a soft top, but the rear window should go down in our coupes, if it was viable or possible.

I can't wait to see one in person!
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #41
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Yeah... I saw that too.
They describe the big stamped quarters on the coupe as a negative thing. It's one of my favorite parts of the car! Love my coupe!!
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Yeh...where the roofline meets the deck is a classic peice of architecture.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:33 PM   #42
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Why would those of us who already bought one, feel threatened by a new offering? We all knew they were going to bring a rag top out. As for me, I would love to get one, but the hit on trade-in is just too great, and our dealers in Phoenix are gougers as it is. (Obscene gouging) So, for the great rag top days--- bought a new motorcycle. Thousands less, tremendous mileage, and the ultimate convertible.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #43
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:43 AM   #44
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Good review, Top down please!!! We have a test drive with the 2SS Coupe with sunroof.
With my 1,85 meters to tall (not enough space between head and roof) and the B-Pillar is too wide (very little visibility).
For me two arguments more for the convertible, there are no this broblems. And the open air feeling is incredible.

I have also read that the top would be build from the same company for the Corvette Top.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:26 AM   #45
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The couple looks better.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:50 AM   #46
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Cool, it is nice to see the Camaro line maturing. Next up ZL1.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:56 AM   #47
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IMO, there's never been a vert that looks good with the top up...that's why I'd never own one.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:08 AM   #48
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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.
It's human nature really. The coupes have had "all eyes on me" for quite a while and now everyone is talking about the vert and ZL1. Fewer people are ogling over their ride and now fawning over the newer model and it makes them lash out. They will discredit the other models and may even go as far as attempting to destroy them. It is called the Tonya Harding condition......

If it carries the Camaro name, it is a sweet ride!
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Tonya Harding condition ! How true
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Don't know the company name but it I remeber hearing it is the same company who makes it for the convertible Corvette
Thanks, guess I will visit a Corvette BB and see if I can find any info on the top....
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