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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, 12:28 PM   #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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Old 03-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #36
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We already have three convertibles that we don't drive enough.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:01 PM   #37
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:05 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, 01:11 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, 01:18 PM   #40
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HTWLSS, awesome garage.

I wished mine looked like that.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:27 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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Old 03-15-2009, 01:56 PM   #42
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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, 02:09 PM   #43
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #44
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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, 04:05 PM   #45
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:56 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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Old 03-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #47
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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, 11:15 PM   #48
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It may never come
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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Old 03-26-2009, 11:22 PM   #49
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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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Old 03-27-2009, 10:32 AM   #50
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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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Old 03-27-2009, 10:39 AM   #51
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For me, the Camaro is first and foremost about performance. And to me, the coupe is about performance, while the convertible is about fun. And since my money is limited, I'll pay for performance before simple fun, especially since it's my daily driver.
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