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Old 12-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #18
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I think the T-Top idea was dead before the FBodies were killed off in 2002. Targa top's had long replaced T-Top designs with the Corvette, Supra, Porsche's, and etc. Another problem with it is public perception which is T-Top's = Mullet mobile. That's on top of everything else already mentioned.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #19
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For about $20 grand you can have them installed safely.
I met a guy who paid $40k to have them done. Yes, $40,000 more than what he paid for the car.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #20
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My 1995 "T" top story After a weekend with the tops off, I was blowing down the freeway and heard a wind whistle from my passenger side. I figured the window wasn't tight. i droped the window to reseal it and POOF. I'd forgotten to LOCK the Passenger side :( The "T" top blew out. Thank goodness it landed in the medium and didn't hit a car behind me. Cost me $650 to replace < and with a $500 deductabe i didn't report it to my ins.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #21
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Loved the T-tops on my Iroc, but hated the rust issue that came along with it..
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #22
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I am going to say no. Also, I just don't think the 5th Gen would look good with a T top.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #23
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I dont think you will ever see them again, they would look terrible on the 5th gen. I do believe they will eventually add a bigger sunroof.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:01 AM   #24
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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, 12:05 AM   #25
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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, 03:07 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, 04:47 AM   #27
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Would love life if they did, T tops rule!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:47 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, 09:12 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, 10:23 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, 10:38 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, 10:40 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, 10:45 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, 10:56 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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