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Old 12-20-2012, 02:07 AM   #26
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O.k. i found the other thread. I think with T-tops off I t will make it easier to get in and out of the car or to go thru a drive-thru, atm etc. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250163
I actually like the t tops on older camaros but something is off on this one
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:47 AM   #27
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Would love life if they did, T tops rule!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #28
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Looks cool with the t-tops.
I disagree, although I love T-tops, that dam B pillar ruins it. If they got rid of that and made the back window go down it would be great.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #29
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I absolutely love my T-Tops when they are off. I don't like them when they are on. I wouldn't be sad to never see them come back haha
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #30
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I am 100% For T tops. Make it an option. If it was I would trade in my Camaro today for one with T tops.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #31
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I hope not, t-tops and mullets killed the camaro once already...lol.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #32
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Don't see them ever coming from the factory again. I think the Camaro has a small subset that would love the option to exist but if they were required to pay $2000 to get it I think they would either pay the $800 for a sunroof, get a vert, or go with a coupe instead.

I don't think the investment would be worth the money for GM. To make it worth it on a cost level they would have to make them standard and that would unnecessarily increase the base price of the car. To those who want them I wish you luck for the 6th gen, but I feel you have no hope other than the aftermarket.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #33
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I had them in my 2000 Z28. I loved them, they never leaked. But there will not be t-tops again because of Government crash regulations. The convertible doesn't have curtain airbags because it is classified as such. A coupe has to have them,so no way to have T's.
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And that's why, unfortunately, my 4th gen will always be a better cruiser than any newer coupe car produced. :( I enjoy driving my 5th gen as a daily driver, but if I want to cruise to enjoy nice weather, it's immediately time to drive the 4th gen so I can pop the t-tops off and actually cruise. With the 5th gen it is just... not cruising, it's driving a regular car. The tiny porthole windows just ruin the idea of "cruising" and enjoying the summer weather. Obviously a convertible would change that.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #34
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I am 100% For T tops. Make it an option. If it was I would trade in my Camaro today for one with T tops.
How much would you be willing to pay for that option?
If you want them that bad, there are companies that will do them.

Mr Wyndham stated it best as to why they are not a factory option.
I also believe you will never see them again.
First reason is cost, but then also they were a "fad" option to begin with and that fad has passed.
As someone stated, it was a 70's and 80's fad.

The ONLY reason you see any 5th Gen Camaro's now with them is someone trying to recapture that fad.
Same as they are trying to do with the converting a Camaro into a Trans-Am.
How many of those cars do you think they actually sell?
They are priced close to the $100K range.

The market for those cars is so incredibly small, there is no way the factory would ever go down that road.
If an auto manufacturer can't sell tens of thousands of a product, they probably won't be produced.
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Lots of reasons why not...

Most could probably be engineered around...even the very good points about safety and crash test regulation. Here's the kicker though...you do that...and it becomes REALLY, REALLY expensive. So expensive that not nearly enough people would buy the option to make it worth the investment.

So they don't. My personal preference is a good, solid, coupe. No sunroof...no convertible...no t-tops. But there are those who do want t-tops...unfortunately, the likelihood of ever seeing t-tops again is 0. :(
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #35
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i doubt it , even though they were still popular on the 4th gens. i liked them, but it was a bit of a hassle putting them back in every time i stopped somewhere. plus they got super hot to pick up in the sun.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #36
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I have a gen 4 with t-tops and a gen 5 w/ sunroof. Sunroof > t-tops imho

But then again I hardly remove mine and they are much more a pita than the sunroof. + it is nice being able to block out all of the light with the slider if I want.

So much more convenient and less of a hassle overall imho.

Either way if they offer the t-top option again, I hope that they at least keep the sunroof option then.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #37
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I loved t tops on the older camaros
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #38
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T tops...what a hassle! No thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #39
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I hope not, t-tops and mullets killed the camaro once already...lol.


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Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 PM   #40
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I absolutely loved my t-tops on my '85 Z28.Since there wasn't a t-top option for the 5th gen., I went convertible route.I , like many other 2011 convertible owners have experienced problems with the convertible tops. If the t-tops were to come back, I would definitely think about trading in for it.But like others have stated, highly unlikely given todays safety requirements and costs associated to engineer what is required today.Unfortunately it comes down to return on the $$$$ and in my opinion won't happen.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #41
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Really wish I would have bought a convertible. Trying to "cruise" in the summer with a hard top is silly.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #42
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Really wish I would have bought a convertible. Trying to "cruise" in the summer with a hard top is silly.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #43
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I loved my 1992 t-top Camaro! So I was wondering the same thing... but after seeing a few photos of the 5th gen with them. I'm going to have to pass. DANGIT!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #44
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I hope not, t-tops and mullets killed the camaro once already...lol.
Exactly!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #45
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It'd be expensive if it were to come back...
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #46
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Never been a fan of t-tops (from any year Camaro/Firebird). I hope they don't return.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #47
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Floor pan rust from T-top leaks plagued F-bodies in the past. I'd say no.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #48
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T Tops look so cool. I love the way my camaro now has no wind noise. If T Tops mean wind noise then Ill do without. But if they can design them air tight. That would be cool.
They can't make a convertible that works, what makes anyone think they could do T tops right?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #49
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The 4th Gen with the T's was the best of all the years with T's IMO. To this day I still miss my white 96 Z28 with T's.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #50
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I've owned and driven convertibles since 1989, had cars with sunroofs, moonroofs, etc

T tops are fun. Convertibles even more so. But I got no sunroof on my camaro, on purpose. I want simplicity and stiff chassis on this car. if it had no stripes, it would have no options
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