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Old 03-24-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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hard top convertible?

do you think they will ever come out with a hard top convertible? if so, then do you think it will be in the 5th gen? i mean lets be honest, the camaro isn't the lightest car on the road and i know that all the mechanics of a hard top vert, or even a rag top really add alot of weight. i know a camaro is mostly about performance, but the even make a M3 in a hard top vert and it's supposed to be all about performance.

The reason i ask is because i have a (E90) BMW right now and i'm really thinkin about gettin a E93 (vert) or F3X (whatever the vert ends up being). But i LOVE my fiancés C5 and would like to get one, but i really want a vert, not a huge fan of soft tops though. Thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Don't hold your breath on a hardtop Camaro convertible. GM's reasoning (at least a couple of yrs ago) was to keep costs down. Maybe, maybe at some point down the road, but they've got to get out of all the gov't red tape, and be
continuously profitable for several years. But that's IMHO.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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very true i guess. but it's a shame. it would be so kick ass if it was.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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yea i am not a big fan of the soft top myself and my wife and i got a 2008 g6 hardtop Vert and i love it because it doesnt look like a vert then Bam the top goes down and people who dont know cars come to me or her and say wow is that custom
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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Yea I would be insterested in a hard top vert also, but I shouldn't hold my breath on it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #6
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I would love a hard top. My previous car was a rag top . i swore never to by a rag top again. just did not like it. So when I discovered the 5th gen i did not think twice and got the coupe. I would have definitely payed extra for a hard top.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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Indeed, saw a 'vert when I was in getting my standard plates and I wasn't a huge fan of the top up. Down the car was cool...but I really love the roof lines a lot apparently because the vehicle just felt like it was missing something.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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One of the things I love about the camaro is the roof lines. The ragtop just doesn't do it for me, but if they were to make a hardtop convertible where you could barely tell the difference, I might be all over it. The only reason I wouldn't be that excited about it is because I ride a motorcycle for commuting alot, so I don't really need a 'vert. Heck, when I bought my jeep a few years ago at first I was so excited to take the top and doors off, but once I went back to 80% motorcycle, the Jeep stayed closed up because the only time I drove it was when it was too nasty for the bike. And half the time I rode the bike anyway
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #9
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I doubt you will ever see a retractable hardtop convertable on the 5th gen Camaro. To little demand and to expensive to develope.
What I would like to see is a true 2 door hardtop (sans "B" pillar). Check out the Camaro concept- A true "hardtop" and much nicer than the current coupe. IMO.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #10
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You better set your sights alittle lower and even hope for a T-Top 5th gen =p
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #11
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I'd buy a hard top! It's the ultimate disguise. Is it a hard top or a convertible? You do not know until the top starts to come off. I'd be interested to hear what fbodfather has to say on this specific topic.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #12
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the car (especially the vert) is pretty hefty as it is so this would only add weight and cost to the car. not likely to happen.... maybe the next gen or the one after that.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:57 AM   #13
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I would be all over a hardtop vert.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #14
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It would be kool if theirs was a shop that would be interested in doing this. I would deff go for a hard top vert
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #15
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Hell i would settle for the Targa top like the vettes, just the one full opening across the two seats, that would be mint, and when your done put the removable peice back in
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:31 PM   #16
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Hell i would settle for the Targa top like the vettes, just the one full opening across the two seats, that would be mint, and when your done put the removable peice back in
I'd be ok with that too..just somethin other than soft top..it's so cheap lookin.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #17
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I'd be ok with that too..just somethin other than soft top..it's so cheap lookin.
Yup, definately not a fan of the Verts with the top up But to each his own. only my opinion
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I'd be ok with that too..just somethin other than soft top..it's so cheap lookin.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:36 PM   #19
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I just read somewhere that chevy does not plan on making the hardtop conv. because the cost of making it would sky rocket. Personally I do not like the camaro as a conv. but that is just me.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:38 PM   #20
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hardtop seems unlikely. Even if they ever come out with one its going to make the car even heavier.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #21
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hardtop seems unlikely. Even if they ever come out with one its going to make the car even heavier.
But so much prettier too. Ha. Maybe we can get a t top or something.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:23 AM   #22
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i would LOVE to see GM make it in a hard top!
that's one of the reasons i didnt get a vert. i can't do the soft top... GM should do like Volkswagon and make a hard top convert with a sunroof

i'd be the first order!
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i like that idea Hardtop vert with a Sun roof
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