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View Poll Results: Why aren't you getting the convertible Camaro?
I just prefer coupes 141 60.52%
I don't feel like waiting 57 24.46%
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:58 AM   #26
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Because the jury is still out as to whether or not the convertibles will even be made. While I really think they will be, the fact is that GM has to have these 2010's make a splash, and a big splash at that. Then when you consider the fact that they won't even begin to hit the showroom floors for another year and a half from now...that really is a long time for me to wait. I kind of need a new horse to replace one of my cars right now.

What I really wanted were T-Tops though! Honestly, I was very disappointed when I learned these new Camaro's weren't going to have 'em. I love being open topped while still having some metal around me. Whereas in a convertible, you're just open to the world...no privacy at all. One thing I would LOVE with either the T-Tops or convertible, is being able to see daylight right off the top of the windshield! And as far as these 5th Gens go, with the convertible top down, all your blind spots should disappear, which everyone should love.

I am getting an SS now, but if / when the convertibles do come to be, I really may consider making the switch. I LOVE the wind, sun, and all that extra visibility! One of the best experiences was the first time (and every time) I went to Yosemite! I had my T-Tops off, and as I came out of the tunnel and looked up and around at everything...! Well if you haven't been there but have a chance to go, do it...but try to do it in some kind of open topped vehicle! It's the best way to enjoy the scenery!!!

That's it, I want the convertible right now, dang it!!! See what you did?!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:04 AM   #27
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Other: I plan to use my car all year round and a convertible is too cold up here.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:05 AM   #28
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^^^ As far as I've heard. The 2010 coupes, 2011 coupes, and 2011 conervts are a sure thing.


and the reason I'm not getting one is simply because I don't want a convertible.

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Old 03-15-2009, 03:10 AM   #29
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Honestly I've never actually driven a convertible lol so i can't comment on how it feels but i think convertibles only look good on certain cars. muscle cars just happen to not be one of those cars IMO. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc. all those cars look good in convertibles and i would drive those in convertible. not a camaro or a mustang or anything like that
I see where you're coming from, but I think convertibles do work on muscle cars. Its just part of the image. I think it works for sports cars, muscle cars, and small sport sedans, but doesn't work on larger cars that aren't muscle cars or anything FWD.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:04 AM   #30
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^^^ As far as I've heard. The 2010 coupes, 2011 coupes, and 2011 conervts are a sure thing.


and the reason I'm not getting one is simply because I don't want a convertible.

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Milk, I really did think it was still up in the air as to whether or not the convertibles were going to get made. But, I'm glad to know that I am wrong, and that you've heard differently!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:21 AM   #31
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Milk, I really did think it was still up in the air as to whether or not the convertibles were going to get made. But, I'm glad to know that I am wrong, and that you've heard differently!!!
Well there's no official word. But that's just what I've heard.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:59 AM   #32
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Personally im a t-top kinda guy if i had my choice but since they are not offering that the moonroof is fine too. Rag tops dont appeal to me at all . If i lived in california i can see the appel but i lve in canada so makes it that much less useful. Also hate the fact some looser can pull out a 5 dollar pocket knife and steal your car or stuff inside so no thanks.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:38 AM   #33
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I hate convertibles - a couple of my friends have had them - after 10 years they start breaking - mechanical problems. Cost more for insurance. Not as safe down track (or anywhere for that matter)

And I beleive someone arleady mentioned - convertibles are for chicks!

only exception - convertible dodge viper - I love that car!
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:12 AM   #34
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I hate convertibles - a couple of my friends have had them - after 10 years they start breaking - mechanical problems. Cost more for insurance. Not as safe down track (or anywhere for that matter)

And I beleive someone arleady mentioned - convertibles are for chicks!

only exception - convertible dodge viper - I love that car!
Wrong about convertibles being FOR chicks.. They ATTRACT Chicks.. Give a woman the choice between a guy with a 500HP muscel car coupe and one with a V6 Convertible and I bet the majority of the time they will chose the convertible...

I am not waiting for one because.
1. I already have a Convertible (Sky)
2. In today's economy and the situation with GM who knows if the convertible may be canceled...
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:28 AM   #35
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i wanted the convertible but relly didnt want to wait another year ..but when it does come out i will get that also .one for me and one for me . dont tell the wife
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We already have three convertibles that we don't drive enough.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #38
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I prefer coupes, but have always had t-tops. In a way I wish they offered a T-top version of the Camaro, but in another way they tend to look pretty dated and even gawdy.

My main reasons for not buying a convertable were several:

- Here in Montreal, fabic covers on convertables are slashed all the time. It's a real shame to see a brand new car with tape covering some idiot's chop. Sometimes these people cut open the tops to steal belongings out of the car but I think alot of kids just do it for fun.

- Convertables seem to age very badly. The cloth tops fade quickly, and stains seem very tough to remove.

- Not sure, but I heard that a car's frame is weaker without a hard top, so they sometimes have to add extra support such as cross beams to the under chassis of the car. I don't know if this is true or not but it sounds reasonable to me. Apperently, some owners of 90's firebird owners say they think they feel their frames "twist" when taking hard turns. Sounds like BS, but also sounds plausible to me.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:11 PM   #39
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I have a different reason, I dont like the body lines when its down. Old convertibles used to have nice flowing lines without the top, but I have noticed on GM convertibles of late, specifically the G6 and spy shots of the camaro convert, that there is a small raised body line near where the base of the roof would be when the top is down. It just seems like it should be about an inch lower. I can't find the pics, but if you find them, or look at a G6 convert, look around the base of where the C-pillar would be if it were a coupe and you will see what I am talking about.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:27 PM   #41
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When I started to look at ordering a 2010 Camaro I had decided to order one as close as I could to the other two that I had owned. Both of those were 74' Type LT Coupes.
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I don't like the look of convertibles. Soft tops anyways, if they offered a hard top convertible I might think about it. But from what I heard, that' ain't gonna happen any time soon
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #43
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I don't like the look of convertibles. Soft tops anyways, if they offered a hard top convertible I might think about it. But from what I heard, that' ain't gonna happen any time soon
I agree, and I don't understand why they don't do hard tops, it looks so much better. I guess it is to cut costs but i don't know. I've heard that BMW does soft tops because of tradition. maybe they should have done some panorama sunroof at least.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #45
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:56 PM   #46
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I like the coupe personally, I just don't think a convertible holds up with daily use and it gets hot in arkansas I like my air conditioner.
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Well, i live in Canada, and i am waiting for a convertible. If they don't make one, then i'll grab a coupe. I've just always wanted the open air feeling, moreso then a sunroof provides. And get a couple of lovely ladies to sit on the back deck and wave at people as we drive by...
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:15 PM   #48
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Or at least is too far in my future after this wait. The pic of it closed is not very flattering. That is where the 5th Gen stops looking like a 60's Camaro and starts looking like a Mitsubichi (JMHO).

Looks great with the top down though!
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Didn't see the option that the German supplier of the convertable roof components may be liquidated so I chose other.
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I really love the look of the coupe. I didn't like the convertible look as much.... I selected "other" because although I do love convertibles, I didn't think it looked best on "this" car.
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