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Old 02-20-2011, 09:44 AM   #51
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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.
I only worry that GM will be concerned over the putting that much power in a convertible..
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #52
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:52 AM   #53
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"looks better"?

NEGATIVE!

Coupe ftw, I could careless about a vert. Granted, its nice, but I wouldnt buy it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #54
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Did they really say, "It sounds better"? I laughed when I caught that watching the video the second time.
I'm assuming then meant when inside with the top down verses inside the coupe.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #55
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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!!
Ohh yea...I love looking back through the side mirrors at those sexy, sexy hips. And I'm not an a$$ man!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #56
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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.
Thanks Mike, I will look around on the Corvette forums and see what I can dig up.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #57
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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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Old 02-20-2011, 01:18 PM   #58
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I only worry that GM will be concerned over the putting that much power in a convertible..

If Ford can sell a GT500 convertible (and the Mustang convertible is a quivering bowl of jello compared to the Camaro 'vert), then surely GM can proudly offer a ZL1 convertible.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:36 PM   #59
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If Ford can sell a GT500 convertible (and the Mustang convertible is a quivering bowl of jello compared to the Camaro 'vert), then surely GM can proudly offer a ZL1 convertible.
you would think
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #60
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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.
Yep, the same thing happened with Z06 owners when the ZR1 arrived. Instead of tipping their cap to the new car, they choose to tear it down in order to justify their purchasing decision and try to maintain their superiority. I don't get it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:03 PM   #61
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Sorry, not a fan of the vert. Looks like a different car to me.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:23 PM   #62
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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.
I never thought about it until I read your post......I love my current car and I am wicked pleased with all the new Camaro offerings,
Neman Marcus/ 2011 Pace car/ ZL-1, Convert........I kinda feel in some small way that maybe I should have waited, especially after thinking about it from your point of view.
But in the end game I have my Camaro and love it....so I should just buy another one to go with it.
I admit I was a little critical of the convert because of the weight gain and I thought about the chassis flex....but this version camaro isnt for all out rampage on the road...if thats your fortay then theres a car for you too...ZL-1.
Plenty of choices...thank you GM!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:51 PM   #63
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Looking good!

Can’t wait to see my vert brethren roaming the streets with us!!!


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Old 02-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #64
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Don't like it. Then again, I've never been a big fan of convertibles.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:49 AM   #65
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I did think the intro of the review was a little odd. The whole review seemed flat to me, his effort to sound positive on the car was to put down the lines of the coupe. Pretty weak.

Although not a convertable guy, I think it looks nice. This shouldn't be vs. ... The coupe is a coupe and the vert is a vert.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #66
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Thanks Mike, I will look around on the Corvette forums and see what I can dig up.

Convertible Top would build from Magna!
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ma...top-15920.html
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #67
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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).

Even though the coupe does not need it. I WANT IT. looks sweet and my 11 already has the drilled and threaded strut towers for it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:59 AM   #68
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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).

Best response in this thread so far. I agree, cant wait until I can go pick one up from the GM parts counter at my local chevy dealership

To keep on subject, the vert looks like any other vert - no hot with top up, pretty hot with top down. Simple
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #69
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Convertible Top would build from Magna!
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ma...top-15920.html
Mike, thanks for the info that is just what I was looking for....
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #70
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My nitpicks... that tan top does not work well with all the colors (although I think it works OK on white, silver and black, maybe the victory red.) And the top is a bit "ribsy" looking when raised.

But of course, few people really care how a convertible looks, with the top raised.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #71
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Cheyy has put a nice vert on the road. I have more heartburn with Motor Trends obvious bashes against the coupe so they can bow down to the stang.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #72
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Im glad to see that alot of people are interested in this car but I have never been a vert fan..as a matter of fact I dont like t-tops or moon roof. I must admit the vert with the top down looks good but with it up or down it just dont look agressive as the coupe.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:29 PM   #73
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I agree the review was good for the convertible, but made the coupe sound bad. I also agree the rear deck on the coupe looks awesome .

Very excited about all the new Camaro offerings, but I will be keeping my 2010 for a very long time!
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