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Old 02-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hardtop Convertible

Hey everyone, do you guys think they will be releasing a hardtop convertible in the near future like the german cars have?
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Short answer, no.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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^ haha nice (to the magic 8 ball that is)

I wouldnt buy it. I'd rather the rag top, just fits better with the classic muscle car. I wanted a vert when i was looking for mine but it was out of my price range.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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This car is already heavy...really heavy. How would you like to add another 200-300lbs???? I have no clue how much it would add but I am probably close....not to mention more cash
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Also the reason i picked the hard top was for SOME trunk space.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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A hardtop convertible probably wouldnt work considering it would take at least twice as much space as the ragtop does. Most likely would take up the entire trunk for storage. The only cars that can have a hardtop convertible are usually fairly long (especially in the back) so that they can fit a huge trunk in the car to fit the huge hardtop. Not to mention how much additional weight would be added and thus likely messing with the car's weight balance and center of gravity.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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not anytime soon on the 5th Gen. maybe on the 6th Gen?

But a hard top would definitely be badass!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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We have told our salesman that if this ever goes into production, we will be trading my '11 SS in on one! It is the only convertible Camaro I would ever own.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #10
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A hardtop convertible probably wouldnt work considering it would take at least twice as much space as the ragtop does. Most likely would take up the entire trunk for storage. The only cars that can have a hardtop convertible are usually fairly long (especially in the back) so that they can fit a huge trunk in the car to fit the huge hardtop. Not to mention how much additional weight would be added and thus likely messing with the car's weight balance and center of gravity.
Contary opinions are offered among the makers of the many shorter wheel based and trunk lengthed vehicles already in production than Gen5's, including Porsche, Volvo, VW, Mercedes, BMW, Audi's, Mazda's, Chrysler as well others. Heres a few samples....
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Aint gunna happen!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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Aint gunna happen!
Never say never friend.............cause if I remember correctly. The Camaro itself was killed off, never to return.....not in a million, zillion years. Now ya can buy a Vert!
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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It would make the car even heavier and you would have no trunk space. I love the rags.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:17 AM   #14
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They made a G6 hardtop convertible also.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #15
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It would be downright un-american. I think GM would debut this on a Cadillac before ever trying it on the Camaro. And remember, when the option costs "X" to you and me, that means Chevy marked it up ~3x, so their cost has to be engineered in such a way as to not drive the price of the car, literally, through the roof.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #16
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That 8 ball answer made me start to laugh in the middle of class haha. It was just a thought mabe on a 6th gen we might see it if they make up for it with shedding some weight off the car first. For now ill stick to the coupe
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #17
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #18
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Cadillac already perfected it. http://youtu.be/WuWCcdJEMaM
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #19
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considering it already costs 5000 more for a convertible i doubt the hardtop would even be attempted to be sold
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #20
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I hope they fix the ragtop before they spent too much time on the hardtop
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #21
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Dude i prefer hard top over soft tops anyday, i love the BMW hard top my friends dad has it's so sleek you cant even tell its a convertable, I really hope they ditch the stupid soft top and get a hard top going.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #22
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Dude i prefer hard top over soft tops anyday, i love the BMW hard top my friends dad has it's so sleek you cant even tell its a convertable, I really hope they ditch the stupid soft top and get a hard top going.
Someone did it to a Mustang. It is fugly, nowhere near sleek and makes the rear seats obsolete.



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Old 02-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #23
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Someone did it to a Mustang. It is fugly, nowhere near sleek and makes the rear seats obsolete.



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Old 02-19-2012, 12:37 AM   #24
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I bet they don't have rub marks :P
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #25
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that does not look that bad, but then again it's a mustang, and good i dont want rear seats in my camaro / mustang its a sports car , meant for 2 people only, not extra weight in the back from people :P.
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