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Old 05-25-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Camaro convertible coming in 2011 (claims motorauthority)

Saw this link cross posted over on GMInside News. Claims that the convertible will be produced and for sale the first quarter of 2011.

http://www.motorauthority.com/conver...the-works.html

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Furthermore, GM spokesman Terry Rhadigan has confirmed to Automotive News that production of the highly anticipated drop-top is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2011. He went on to concede that this will be a few months later than the originally planned late 2010 launch.
"We always thought it would be one year after the coupe," he said. "Instead we are going two."
The bad news from the same article is that the Z28 is looking more and more unlikely.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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That's almost 2 years from now.........two years is a long way off. I bet Obama has the Camaro down to an Electrical Vehicle by then.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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That's almost 2 years from now.........two years is a long way off. I bet Obama has the Camaro down to an Electrical Vehicle by then.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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That's almost 2 years from now.........two years is a long way off. I bet Obama has the Camaro down to an Electrical Vehicle by then.
Hey don't say that!! You'll Jinx us before we get started!!


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Old 05-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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Maybe mine will be out of Area 51 by the time the droptop arrives in showrooms.............but I doubt it!
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #7
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i heard this originally then it was on for april 2010...

can i at least get a showroom ready camaro convertible picture to see if i even like the way it looks with the top down??

i know the concept vert looks good but i don't know if the new dimensions will distort that look and give it a nasty new chrysler sebring convertible look...yuck





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Old 05-25-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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Not really new news. Somewhat consistant from what we know it was just too much to get done on the first YM (year model).
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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Not really new news. Somewhat consistant from what we know it was just too much to get done on the first YM (year model).
True dat.
As far as the Z/28.. I really really think that they are strategically waiting for the hype to calm down.. give it a couple of years, then smack us with an attempted re-emergence in the Camaro with the return of the Z/28!

Just a thought but I believe it to be true.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:20 PM   #10
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True dat.
As far as the Z/28.. I really really think that they are strategically waiting for the hype to calm down.. give it a couple of years, then smack us with an attempted re-emergence in the Camaro with the return of the Z/28!

Just a thought but I believe it to be true.
i can't imagine a z28 coming out anytime soon...considering that the mpg requirements are going to change...if its going to be done i would imagine it has to be an offshoot like how ford makes the gt 500's

or we better hope the volt gets 100 mpg to tip the average in our favor
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:45 PM   #12
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Please don't consider this to be political....but the Obama/Pelosi/California consortum is going to prevent any Z28 type of vehicle from being built in the future simply by the new regulations that are coming out. It will not be cost effective for GM to build a bigger and better hot rod in the future.
Grab your SS Camaros up right now while they are still available. The gas guzzler tax will apply to them in the near future, and they will eventually be a rare commodity. The handwriting is on the wall on the issue of non green cars like this. GM will not have the freedom to determine what their product lines will be when the government takes the control of the companies as is projected. How many of these cars will they be able to sell if they all have a $20,000 gas guzzler tax on them? Actually there is no need for the feds to do anything to ban them. They simply have to make the gas guzzler tax high enough to prevent the buyers from spending the cash to buy them. The model lines will die out on their own with nobody buying them. There is nothing on the books that would stop that from happening.
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Please don't consider this to be political....but the Obama/Pelosi/California consortum is going to prevent any Z28 type of vehicle from being built in the future simply by the new regulations that are coming out. It will not be cost effective for GM to build a bigger and better hot rod in the future.
i think a lot of people still haven't understood what the new regulations really mean. the reason there is no z28 type of car is the current situation GM is in, not the new regulations imho.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:32 PM   #14
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I'm fine with the 'vert coming out a little later. I need to pay off the Sol before I get the Camaro and that should be around summer of 2013. So right in that timeframe I should be looking at a new 'Maro 'vert.
That will give them time to work out kinks in the top mechanism and for the dealer hysteria to die down.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #15
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i think a lot of people still haven't understood what the new regulations really mean. the reason there is no z28 type of car is the current situation GM is in, not the new regulations imho.
the new regulations make it tougher...no matter what...the original regulations were a pain in the @ss...

bigger cars have a bigger demand and have been more profitable...now they are forcing them to make smaller cars...demand be damned!...its all about the "environment" in my opinion a phony unproven wacky science

its a scam to control the masses ...just watch quantam of solice...see how the bad guy looks kind of like al gore and he's pushing environmentalism

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:58 PM   #16
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Whooaaa..........it does look sweet. Better run on down and put a deposit so I'll be sure to get one when they come out!
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:02 PM   #17
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Whooaaa..........it does look sweet. Better run on down and put a deposit so I'll be sure to get one when they come out!
i don't know how well that will do you...since a lot of people here left a deposit since october and haven't seen their cars yet...
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #18
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You know it is kinda funny how the Gov is gonna mandate that the companies make small cars...... regardless of whether or not people want to buy them.
Sure there are those Sheeple (sheep-people.. get it) that will buy anything just because its there, and would love the small car if it was an option..... but still, whatever happen to that free enterprise sh!t where the customer actions dictate what happens.

anyway, the New Gas Regs dont meen an end to the Z28.
If they can keep making the Corvette, why wouldnt the be able to put a Corvette engine in a Camaro?
How big of a difference would it really be?
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #19
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Read the actual rules It's fleet (company-wide) average, not a model-by-model basis. So long as they sell a healthy amount of little econo-boxes, we'll still have our performance vehicles
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #20
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i will not buy anything unless its bigger than my bed, kick ass looking, has good hp numbers, and has decent gas mileage.

hence why i like the camaro, and not the prius or smart car thing.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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...If they can keep making the Corvette, why wouldnt the be able to put a Corvette engine in a Camaro?
How big of a difference would it really be?
no difference... that idea is called the 2010 camaro SS
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:29 PM   #22
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You guys didn't hear? The 2011 will be the year of the Camaro: Prius edition.

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