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Old 01-07-2008, 03:12 PM   #171
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... It's meant to be a sports coupe...
UH HUH! The baddest sports coupe on the friggin road!!!!

Sorry for the outburst... Couldn't help it.... Bored at work and there's no shouting alowed.... My boss is stupid that way... Dork.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:53 PM   #172
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I don't like the door handles... they could've just put a 4th gen handle on it i think it'd have looked better (much prefer the concept's handles) and it's a shame about the petrol cap but all together it still looks good.

Wonder how long it'll be before we see 5th gens modded to look more like the concept.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:21 PM   #173
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Compairing what I had with today style just doesn't do for me.
Son-in-law has a mustang and it sure looks like the ones from my early years and I'm sure Dodge Challenger, once it comes out will also remind me of those good ol'days. But this Camaro has no retro style.
It's not supposed to have 'retro style'. It's meant to be a vehicle that looks at home in the year 2010, not 1969. It was designed to look as if it is the 1969 Camaro evolved over the last 40 years.

Had the Camaro gone the full-on retro direction that the Mustang and Challenger did, I'd have had little to no interest in it.

I'm 33, if I wanted a vehicle that looks like my parents may have driven in their younger years, I'd go buy an old model. I (and many many people out there) want a fresh modern design all my own.

My dad is 56 and LOVES the new Camaro. He plans on getting one shortly after I've gotten mine.


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BTY - Nobody has any comments about those backup lens. Guess you'll agree it doesn't look good.
I personally have no opinion either way. They look fine to me.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:18 PM   #174
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LOL...

I'm guessing most of you were not born when the Camaro first came out in the late 60's.
I myself had a yellow 69 back in the early 70's.
Compairing what I had with today style just doesn't do for me.
Son-in-law has a mustang and it sure looks like the ones from my early years and I'm sure Dodge Challenger, once it comes out will also remind me of those good ol'days. But this Camaro has no retro style.
BTY - Nobody has any comments about those backup lens. Guess you'll agree it doesn't look good.
Time to sign off and go play 18 holes of golf.
Anyone can pinch pennies in the styling department by just plagiarizing an old design, as Ford and Chrysler demonstrate. It takes a real car company to pay homage to an icon with a modern design. If you want a copy of an old car, just go out and buy an original. They'll actually appreciate in value. If you want a modern car, buy a modern car, styling and everything.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:22 PM   #175
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We have a Gas Station here that has 8 rows of pumps and two pumps per row, with the ability to fill to either side of the car, and a big sign as you enter says to follow the arrows and enter in the same direction, and still 1/4 of the people will drive around the sign and come in the other way... I see now why Florida had such a problem with those Ballots in 2000, 1/4 of the people can't read instructions or follow arrows..... Geesh...

Oh sometimes a pump will cut off pre mature because of various reasons, such as a pressure drop in the pump from someone else starting to use on. this happens alot if there are many using the gas pumps at the same time... I have had it cut off and when I started my car it only went to 7/8's full... I always give the handle another squeeze to make sure it didn't cut off too soon.

The static build up is not exaggerated. you can get a healthy spark when you touch the handle of the gas nozzle. and if there are enough fumes present.. well you know what can happen. Even if you are getting out for the first time it is a good practice to touch something metal BEFORE you touch the gas Nozzle.
Yup, know what you mean about people just not being able to read signs. If they can't follow directions in a gas station, how can we expect them to follow directions on the road? Revoke their licenses I say.

Never had a pump cut off prematurely on me. If that is an issue that I just didn't know about, then disregard what I said.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #176
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camaro10, like you, I pray that they "cut open" those air vents. If there's one thing that I think is so cheasy, it's having air inlets, vents, etc that DON'T WORK. I think it's a waste even putting them on. One of my biggest complaints about the Mustang...air vents. My wifes 00 had them. The air vents in the sides were for show and the one in the hood didn't work either. CHEASY. I sure hope they cut'em open!!!

camarosc35, ^the Camaro has NOT been delayed until the end of 09.
Like I said, even if they don't make them functional. Just cut them open, put some kind of bar behind them so they don't bend/warp, whatever. JUST PULEEZZZEEEE cut them out!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #177
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LOL...

I'm guessing most of you were not born when the Camaro first came out in the late 60's.
I myself had a yellow 69 back in the early 70's.
Compairing what I had with today style just doesn't do for me.
Son-in-law has a mustang and it sure looks like the ones from my early years and I'm sure Dodge Challenger, once it comes out will also remind me of those good ol'days. But this Camaro has no retro style.
BTY - Nobody has any comments about those backup lens. Guess you'll agree it doesn't look good.
Time to sign off and go play 18 holes of golf.
The Challenger, when released will have to compete within its own family(the
Charger) to make decent profits, so dont go waving your Challenger banner as of yet. And to comment on your displeasure of the pre-production's blandness. Keep watchin! Im sure what you see now is not going to be all that you get.

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:24 PM   #178
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #179
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camaro10, like you, I pray that they "cut open" those air vents. If there's one thing that I think is so cheasy, it's having air inlets, vents, etc that DON'T WORK. I think it's a waste even putting them on. One of my biggest complaints about the Mustang...air vents. My wifes 00 had them. The air vents in the sides were for show and the one in the hood didn't work either. CHEASY. I sure hope they cut'em open!!!

camarosc35, ^the Camaro has NOT been delayed until the end of 09.
Exactly, do you want this?
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:38 PM   #181
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Vents, Vents, Vents, Now I'm getting worried about what the headlights will look like!!?????
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:46 PM   #182
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Scott, I love ya man, but why is it that automakers, all automakers, bring out these fabulous concepts to tease us and then water them down. Granted, ya'll are doing a good job keeping it as close as possible, but if it's not even possible to start with, why do you show it as a concept knowing people like me are going to whine when we can't have our show car! Not that the pre-production pics I've seen aren't awesome, but to loose the small things that made the concept so cool to start with. It's a bitter pill to swallow. I HAS to be worse for you. Anyway, thanks for pushing, I'm still stoked!
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:46 PM   #183
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To add to that, I can understand why a concept camaro that costs 2 million isn't going to be identical to a 25k production car, but why does the same thing happen to high end cars where the more expensive it is, the more people want it. Even these get watered down.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #184
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To add to that, I can understand why a concept camaro that costs 2 million isn't going to be identical to a 25k production car, but why does the same thing happen to high end cars where the more expensive it is, the more people want it. Even these get watered down.
I don't know the first thing about building a production car. But I can image there is a multitude of lessons learned that the GM Camaro5 team have with all their years of experience building cars.

For example the gas cap. Pretty much all of us agree the cool factor of it being where it is on the concept is well worth it. But maybe GM has learned that even though the purists think is cool the majority of potential owners will just complain about how hard it is to keep dripping gas off the body. Just a scenario. I can imagine plenty of people won't get the coolness of a trick gas cap and just think it is a dumb place to put it because they are lazy and won't be careful with the nozzle.

I have a hard time believing these guys don't put a serious amount of deliberation in the smallest detail of a production car. If it isn't based on lessons learned from the past, I'm sure it is based on keeping cost down.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:05 AM   #185
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Or this...
Are we sure that since that view is more from the back of the vehicle, it could just be the way we're looking at the vents? The metal, or whatever material, could be raised so from the front it appears like the actual "holes" have been cut out but from the side and back, as in this picture, you don't see the "holes", but rather the "ridges" from the vents.
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Ugh. You don't have to be an enthusiast to know how to pump gas without spilling it. I hate how everything has to be dumbed down so that the idiots of the world can feel good about themselves.

As far as the vents, if they aren't functional (either for aerodynamic or cooling reasons) then I don't want anything there at all. But of course, I really hope they are there and serve some function.
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Vents or not, I hope they dont have them where the car is one color and the vents are painted black to give a facade of them being cut out! Either cut them out or dont. I prefer them to be cut out myself also.

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