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Old 12-03-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Post Camaro Production Feb 2009!

New Countdown Rumor begun:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrolet-camaro.html

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Old 12-03-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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We will know within the next year when it will go on sale
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:32 PM   #3
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Camaro Production Feb 2009!

http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrole...html#more-5911

Looks like we'll all have to wait until late spring 2009 until we might take delivery of our new Camaros!

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Old 12-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #5
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Hey I found and posted this first!

I posted mine in the countdown thread. Merge?
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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GREAT find!!! I'm gettin excited!!!
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:07 PM   #7
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I just hope they don't pull the 5000 only and 5 speed automatic only the first year bullcrap that Chrysler is doing with the Challenger. If they do that and whore the first versions off at Barrett-Jackson to the highest bidder, ala Shelby GT500 and Challenger, we could be looking at astronomical prices.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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i hope this isnt true. why hasn't anyone said that production wasnt until 09 now? how is it that this web sight found out before some of these big camaro sights? BS!
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:33 PM   #9
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good gawd.... at this rate the camaro is never going to show up... but the source is questionable?

Im not so sure about this GM strategy.... I think there waiting too long to put this car into production and the 'hype' will die by then.... thus losing sales. Meh but thats just me.
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yeah this is getting rediculuos that they keep pusing it back. they tell us production in late 08 , now production is pushed back maybe 6 months!!! this is BS. tell us something true for a change. stop pushing things back and give us the real date.
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Anything i have heard from GM is that it will be on sale early in 2009. Some dealers have said earlier, few have said later, I trust GM. They know that every day the camaro isn't out is another day that people will buy mustangs or challengers. But if it isnt done right then they will lose sales in the long term
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #12
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Okay...this is bad news....Why?!? October '08. GM wasn't lying, and may I take this oportunity to say that the 30 cars in October tidbit was never 'press-released' by GM? It started as a rumor that was then confirmed by Scott, as I recall. Secondly, did any of you really expect them to make enough cars in November and December to pass out to all the dealerships by January? Um, no.
Thirdly, last time I checked, March is in the beginning/First quarter of '09 - in, fact; it's in the beginning of every year!:eek:. So, nope GM didn't lie about that, either.
No delays that I can see, here.

(sigh) Relax.

oh, and don't count on the Camaro making a "Challenger-esque" entry into the market
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:22 PM   #13
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yeah this is getting rediculuos that they keep pusing it back. they tell us production in late 08 , now production is pushed back maybe 6 months!!! this is BS. tell us something true for a change. stop pushing things back and give us the real date.
For quite some time we have been hearing "production STARTING last quarter '08, available at dealers first quarter '09". Now what exactly in that recent Leftlane article states anything differently than what GM has been saying? Now let's see, the most recent article said early production going to engineers, etc. starting in Nov., that's still last quarter '08. They stated should be available at dealers mid -March '09, that's still first quarter '09. So what has really changed? NOTHING!!! Get a grip people, it will get here. Three years (or a little over) from concept being shown to available at dealer is nothing. Sure, I'd like to have one tomorrow too, but it just is not going to happen.
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I don't know about the hype dying down all that much, as we'll be getting more specifics on the production model as we get closer to the production date. Also, don't forget that Transformers 2 is slated to open that summer, featuring our favorite Autobot.
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For quite some time we have been hearing "production STARTING last quarter '08, available at dealers first quarter '09". Now what exactly in that recent Leftlane article states anything differently than what GM has been saying? Now let's see, the most recent article said early production going to engineers, etc. starting in Nov., that's still last quarter '08. They stated should be available at dealers mid -March '09, that's still first quarter '09. So what has really changed? NOTHING!!! Get a grip people, it will get here. Three years (or a little over) from concept being shown to available at dealer is nothing. Sure, I'd like to have one tomorrow too, but it just is not going to happen.
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did you read the same article that as posted?? it said start of production in 1st 1/4 09!!!!!! thats not the same as the last 1/4 08!
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I don't know about the hype dying down all that much, as we'll be getting more specifics on the production model as we get closer to the production date. Also, don't forget that Transformers 2 is slated to open that summer, featuring our favorite Autobot.
how do you know they plan on using cars in the next one?? yeah bumble bee will be in it but who says he is goign to be a car?? have you ever seen the transformers cartoon where they transform in to animals??
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People need to settle down. IF it is true, it pretty much goes with all other evidence that has been gathered thus far but goes beyond and gives actual dates. I dont know what was expected of you others but that is very close to what I would have guessed for rollout.

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how do you know they plan on using cars in the next one?? yeah bumble bee will be in it but who says he is goign to be a car?? have you ever seen the transformers cartoon where they transform in to animals??
Are you kidding? NO WAY WOULD THAT HAPPEN!
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I had been contemplating waiting until Summer 2010 to get my vert anyway, seeing as the first year could be used to iron out any kinks. The verts not being released until december means that I HAVE to wait, which makes the decision easy for me

The Challenger, IMHO, is not any competition for the Camaro. It's just going to play off the Mustang hype. I can honestly say that I believe the first time we see a current gen Mustang next to a current gen Camaro... the Rustang is going to look like some kind of retro hot-wheels. I just see the Camaro blowing it out of the water.

And what I just said about Mustang/Camaro can be said the same way about Challenger/Mustang, as far as I'm concerned. I don't see it - the way it is styled currently - being legitimate competition. It's just riding the coat-tails of hype.
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how do you know they plan on using cars in the next one?? yeah bumble bee will be in it but who says he is goign to be a car?? have you ever seen the transformers cartoon where they transform in to animals??
Yes, Transformers: Beast Wars. Excellent followup to the Gen1 show actually. If you watched it all the way thru anyway.

But Beast Wars was never as big a hit as the original Gen1, though it was pretty popular with Transformers fans. I highly doubt they will abandon the vehicle versions anytime soon.
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Good evening all,

I will not get into a discussion about alleged dates -- frankly, there are so many falsehoods and half-truths about the Camaro that it's hard for ME to keep track!.....(and no, I can't tell you everything you want to know about the car -- altho I wish I could!........)

We have, all along, said that we will go into production in the last quarter of 2008 -- and cars will be in dealerships in the first quarter of 2009.

That has not changed.

I will not tell you when the first car comes off the line at this point in time, nor will I tell you when regular production starts.....for two reasons:

>it's confidential (and I like my job......and won't lose it because someone demands to know info. that is confidential....)

>it could change - and that could include it moving up or back --

Now -- I understand the passion behind the Camaro.

When people get mad and post stuff on this and other sites that could be misconstrued as mean spirited or angry, I suspect that 99% of the time, it's the passion glowing thru the words -- and that's a good thing -- altho I will continue to ask people to remain civil and polite. There's no need for name calling and ill will.........

I ask you to consider this: Knowing our financial position over the past couple of years -- wouldn't we all agree that it would be in GM's best interests if we could be building the Camaro today?

Of course it would......it would certainly help the bottom line -- ..BUT........

The Camaro is going to be built off of a brand new architecture. We are not using a years-old architecture as some of our competitors are going to do.

That means it will take time to design/engineer/build you a QUALITY product. NONE of us (that's you and me) want a Camaro that doesn't have world class quality. It takes time to get it right -- ESP. with a car that will carry such an important nameplate: The Camaro.

The Camaro program was approved in August of 2006 -- and many of our employees were deployed to Melbourne, Australia to commence working on this exciting car. If we start to build cars in the fourth quarter of 2008 -- that will be 26 months according to my abacus! The original Camaro (launched in September 1966) took longer to bring to market -- and let's face it -- it was easier to design and build cars back then...........

So......we're moving forward at a fast pace to bring you a new Camaro. Yes -- we (that's you and me) would like to have the cars in our driveways NOW -- but please have patience -- it will be well worth the wait in my humble opinion.

I will also caution you that we will not have one Camaro in dealerships for everyone that wants one right away......it's simply impossible to have that number of cars available for the pent-up demand that we anticipate.

We will start building them slowly so that the first cars are just as good as the ones two years later.......there's simply no way to start building a new car (even in an existing plant) at regular line-speed and hope to have the cars show great quality........

Will we lose some customers to other manufacturers? Undoubtedly -- and we don't like it -- but it's simply a fact of life. We DO hope they'll be back.

Will you be able to buy a new Camaro for $200 over invoice? No -- of course not -- unless the car completely flops and we have no intention of allowing that to happen -- and frankly, with the buzz it's created, I don't see that happening..........

Now -- I hope I've given all of you some perspective.......

It WILL be worth the wait ..........

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On a more serious note. Thanks for your words of wisdom fbodfather. I look forward to more updates from the Detroit Gods of Thunder. If at all possible, the three things I'm most interested in for updates on info would be color choices, trim and price range (Top MSRP projected more specifically). If at anytime you are allowed to release any of these items, please don't hesitate.

I think most people on these boards will agree, we're glad you're taking the time to make a quality product. We anxiously (sometimes too anxiously) await the arrival of our new family addition.

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On a more serious note. Thanks for your words of wisdom fbodfather. I look forward to more updates from the Detroit Gods of Thunder. If at all possible, the three things I'm most interested in for updates on info would be color choices, trim and price range (Top MSRP projected more specifically). If at anytime you are allowed to release any of these items, please don't hesitate.

I think most people on these boards will agree, we're glad you're taking the time to make a quality product. We anxiously (sometimes too anxiously) await the arrival of our new family addition.

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Was wondering when someone would notice that.

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