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View Poll Results: What should be the Highest Trim on the Camaro
Z/28 72 53.73%
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Top Trim? SS or Z/28

Seems to me like there's been some dispute on here about what should be the top trip on the Camaro, (this would be dependant on a Z/28 release). Some here think that it should be Z/28, other think the SS. a lot of the discussion is scattered in different threads all over.

So the question is, what should be the 'high end' trim on the camaro.


just though i'd post up a new thread for this and see what your opinions are.

i know it's been talked about a fair bit lately, and the Z/28 is a no-go for now, so apologies if it's a bit of beating the dead horse
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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I think the Z/28 should be the top trim because thats the way it was in '69 if I'm not mistaking. And seeing as how this car is based on the 69 i feel that it would only be right. Just my $.02
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:42 PM   #3
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I agree that there are 2 or more different camps on this. I'm old school since I own a 1st gen Z/28. I think the Z should be the performance King hands down but no slushbox, 'vert, HUD, ABL, sound deadner, RS or fake mail slot.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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I think people are voting SS because they want their cars to be top trim, jk

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Well, in 4th gen the SS was the top model. I agree with Hylton, depends on which camp you ask. It doesn't much matter. Z28, SS it's ALL good.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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I think people are voting SS because they want their cars to be top trim, jk
Thats why I voted. I would hate for the z28 to come out after I get my car. I'd gladly pay the difference to get the top of the line Camaro as long as it was reasonable cost.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:27 PM   #7
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Almost any chevrolet can be an SS. Only a Camaro can be a Z/28. My vote was for the almighty Z...

I wouldnt be able to afford one, but thats still my vote...
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:29 PM   #8
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I doubt that the SS will be the top as they are building so many of them. It was the reverse with the Z28's in the late 90"s. They built a ton of Z28's and fewer of the SS's. Then the SS was the top. I belive this time the Z28 will be the top but they may not build it for awhile. JUST MY .02.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:40 PM   #9
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For me, it's the Z/28 as "TOP DOG" with the SS as the number 2 followed by the LT then LS.

Quite simply for me, GM has over done the "SS" nameplate when it comes to Chevrolet. Basically, everything from a Cobalt to an Impala including trucks, pickups and SUV's have at one time whore the "SS" badge and to me, the "SS" doesn't really mean the same as it used to. The Z/28 unmistakenly means power and performance . Personally, I think it was a mistake for GM not to bring the Z/28 out at launch, however, I'm sure if it magically appears on the 2011 lineup ... it would all be apart of GM's big plans to increase sales. Frankly, we didn't much care what the designations were for the first year, but rather were more excited that the Camaro has returned!
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My opinion is they should be equal but different. I think the Z28 should be more like the Z of old. Lighter, firmer suspension, tighter steering, maybe smaller high revving engine. The Z should be like a roll cage away (and removing rear seats, radio, etc) from being entered in the Trans am series. I'd like to see a V8 somewhere between 5 and 5.7 litres, Direct Injection, VVT, manual or auto, redline about 7k, and a hundred or so pounds lighter than the SS.

oh and maybe some nice seats recaro, sparco, or something.
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^ Wore or whore? Lol! Btw - in '69 there were quite a few Chevies wearing the SS badge so nothin new there.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:49 PM   #12
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I must admit, I don't know much about the 1st - 3rd gen Camaros, I know a little about the 3rd but not a whole lot. I always thought the SS was top dog based on the 4th gen designations. Now I know other wise... I'd have to agree with others, the SS though it is nice, it's more of a main stream performer, where the Z/28 is more like the ZR-1 a limited production market top of the line ultimate performer car.

If they do decide to run the Z/28... I hope it's announced either before mine gets pulled for production or before I spend a bunch of money on painted stripes etc... but I have a feeling that will for sure go over MSRP and be limited production... in which case I may not go after it... too rich for my blood at the moment... unless I win the LOTO LMAO!

I broke a tie with my vote
Z/28 34 50.75%
SS 33 49.25%
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:57 PM   #13
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The z/28 should be
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:23 AM   #14
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Before the car's trim levels were announced I would have said that the SS should be the top-level. But now that the SS is out, I'd rather the Z28 take a spot above because I don't want a lesser performing trim level introduced. The LT and SS cover the 300hp and 400hp performance levels, so the only area left is at the 500+. It wouldn't make sense to move the SS name up and have Z28 take what is currently the SS.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:35 AM   #15
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I'd like to see a z/28 as top dog when the next gen engines come out.
a 5.7 DI VVT somewhere in the 400 horsepower range with even better suspension than the FE3 setup would be perfect.
And if it could lose a few pounds then great, but I don't know how realistic that would be.
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Maybe they will throw a monkey wrench into things and call it the ZL-1
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Keep in mind that the 69 Z/28 had that small 302 motor. Also, you could only get the Z/28 in a 4-speed transmission, and it could not come with AC. Remember, the Z/28 was only developed to race in the Trans Am race (I think that was it) which had the displacement limit of I think 305 CID.

When I think think muscle cars, I think higher displacement cars. Like, the Yenko Camaro, the Chevelle SS 454, the Cobra Jet Mustang, and Mopar's Hemi and 440. The SS had bigger displacement, (with the 396 and the 350), and thus I must vote SS.
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I'm sorry. But this horse has been flogged to death way too many times on here.

Frankly, I just don't give a rat's patoot!

Z or SS , like others have said "it is all good."

Let's enjoy what is coming down the pike. Hope that this all works out and that due to our support and word of mouth, there will some day be sixth Generation of our beloved Camaro.
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Not sure trim level is the term to use in this poll


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^ Wore or whore? Lol! Btw - in '69 there were quite a few Chevies wearing the SS badge so nothin new there.
Chevelle, Camaro, Impala, Nova ...I miss any??... some classics there.

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Keep in mind that the 69 Z/28 had that small 302 motor. Also, you could only get the Z/28 in a 4-speed transmission, and it could not come with AC. Remember, the Z/28 was only developed to race in the Trans Am race (I think that was it) which had the displacement limit of I think 305 CID.

When I think think muscle cars, I think higher displacement cars. Like, the Yenko Camaro, the Chevelle SS 454, the Cobra Jet Mustang, and Mopar's Hemi and 440. The SS had bigger displacement, (with the 396 and the 350), and thus I must vote SS.
Yes it was the Trans Am... and developed to compete with the Mustang ,
Absolutely...SS = bigblock and HP ....Z28 small block performance & handling
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I also remember that the SS cars were the ones with raw power and the Z had better handling. I also sort of remember that GM had another "Z" car a Z/24 that was more entry level a Cavalier not a Camaro, donʻt remember if it had a bigger displacement but the "Z" moniker as the SS was not just for the Camaro.
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There is no other logical choice now than to offer whatever 3SS would be as a Z28.

Plain and simple.
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There is no other logical choice now than to offer whatever 3SS would be as a Z28.

Plain and simple.
They could still offer a Z/28 which focused more on performance and less on "the fluff". Most Z/28's in the 1st gens were very basic - it was all about performance.

If they did offer the car, I would want them to only allow you to select 2 things - the exterior and interior colors. Everything else is selected for you. You want nicey-nicey? Get a 2SS.
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