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Old 03-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #176
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Your 100% right!!! I hate plastic, and that is why I not buy a 2013 California Edition Mustang the licsense plate area is all cheap ugly plastic!
You do know that the entire rear and front bumpers are plastic right and have been since 2010. The only thing is this is black plastic, which is less appealing than body colored plastic.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #177
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After letting the new design marinate in my mind for a couple days, here are my thoughts.

The front end - slightly better than the old front end. I think it separates the new Camaro from the old ones better, which is what I feel is a healthy evolution of the styling. It looks sleeker and faster, but the RS is a must or it looks horrible, just as with the old nose. There are enough retro cues in the rest of the car that nobody will question whether it is a Camaro, but it now will stand on its own outside of the shadow of the first generations.

The hood - interesting idea, but the power dome was one of the coolest parts of the old styling which is now completely ruined. Not a bad look, but a step back from what it was before.

The taillights - When you have a refreshing modern restyle to the front end that helps the car stand on its own, you now have taillights that hold it back. They are not better than the last ones, and as many have said, look plain. Some retro cues are better left in the past.

Interior - a step forward. The seats will rock and it just keeps improving.

Overall - I should have been excited when the Z/28 was announced, but I felt disappointed in the restyle. It took a lot of staring for the front end to finally grow on me and the back end keeps looking worse the more I look. It's the one thing holding this car back, but for $60,000, I'll take the new Stingray instead.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #178
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Need more blue colours in the lineup.
Agree...I had a 03 Cadillac EXT w/ the color called "OUT OF THE BLUE". IMO There is no better Blue. What a color! Due to the pigments in some of these special custom colors GM did add an additional charge on the sticker price of 12-17 hundred dollars more.
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I think i will be opting for the 2013 my
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:10 PM   #180
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Interested to see these new colors. No mention of removing Crystal Red, but introducing Red Hot and Red Rock?! Less red, more variety.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #181
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All you so called Camaro enthusiasts need to get your heads out of your butts and quit saying the tail lights look like a Honda, Nissan, Acura, etc etc... the 69 Camaro,
Exactly! Scott even stated in is OP that the taillight design was inspired by the '69 Camaro. For all you haters, go look at the rear end of a '69.

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Exactly! Scott even stated in is OP that the taillight design was inspired by the '69 Camaro. For all you haters, go look at the rear end of a '69.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #183
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Notice how they do not wrap around the side of the car?
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Notice how they do not wrap around the side of the car?

yes i do, and im not a fan of the new tail lights, hence why i will be opting for a 2013. but i can see what they were trying to do here.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:42 AM   #185
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I went to the NY Auto show today to take a look at the changes in person.

First I looked at the changes to the SS:



Overall, I was pretty happy with the changes. I think the hood insert was a mod I saw a lot of Camaro's sporting, so having this as part of the new hood makes perfect sense to me.


Next was onto the rear of the car:



Even seeing the new tail lights in person, I was really not impressed with that change. I certainly like the old lights better, but that could just be the fact that they are what I am used to on my car. Maybe they will grow on me in the future?

The inside of the car appeared at least visually unchanged.

Next, I wandered over to check out the new Z/28:



They had a rep from GM up on the turntable with the car giving a quick 5 minute overview of the vehicle. He mentioned it had the widest stock tires of any production car, had the option of manual or electric adjust seats and comes with a "very basic" stereo. They weren't letting us get all that close to it, but from what I could see the stereo looked very similar to the non-MyLink version currently in the 1LS.

I hung around the Chevy area for a bit looking at all the new changes, and snapped about 100 pictures that you can see here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjExwRpG
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:38 AM   #186
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Notice how they do not wrap around the side of the car?
Exactly. My main complaint is this new back is just boring. It looks way too much like an ordinary sedan instead of an exciting, dynamic muscle car. I'm okay with the lenses but wish they'd made the back look more like a Camaro, something like this:
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My idea rendition isn't all that exciting either but it's a start in the right direction. I'd have to rework the lower area around the license plate to come up with something a bit more dynamic. That area looks like it's from an SUV; too plain.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:04 AM   #187
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Exactly. My main complaint is this new back is just boring. It looks way too much like an ordinary sedan....

My idea rendition isn't all that exciting either but it's a start in the right direction. I'd have to rework the lower area around the license plate to come up with something a bit more dynamic. That area looks like it's from an SUV; too plain.
Agreed. Why change the license plate area at all? It wasn't "broken" and didn't need a refresh. Maybe a tweak. But this RADICAL change is a major step backward. If I had never seen a 5th GEN before in my life, I would think that the pre-2014 version was the update to something more modern and exciting and that the 2014 was the "old" style.

Ugh. You can't please everyone I suppose. And there's no question that there's a lot of pride that comes with this car for those who produce it and those who buy it. But there seems to be an overwhelming opinion on this board that they got the rear end all wrong and it's too bad that there wasn't an effort to get more opinions on it before it went into production.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #188
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I went to the NY Auto show today to take a look at the changes in person.

First I looked at the changes to the SS:



Overall, I was pretty happy with the changes. I think the hood insert was a mod I saw a lot of Camaro's sporting, so having this as part of the new hood makes perfect sense to me.


Next was onto the rear of the car:



Even seeing the new tail lights in person, I was really not impressed with that change. I certainly like the old lights better, but that could just be the fact that they are what I am used to on my car. Maybe they will grow on me in the future?

The inside of the car appeared at least visually unchanged.

Next, I wandered over to check out the new Z/28:



They had a rep from GM up on the turntable with the car giving a quick 5 minute overview of the vehicle. He mentioned it had the widest stock tires of any production car, had the option of manual or electric adjust seats and comes with a "very basic" stereo. They weren't letting us get all that close to it, but from what I could see the stereo looked very similar to the non-MyLink version currently in the 1LS.

I hung around the Chevy area for a bit looking at all the new changes, and snapped about 100 pictures that you can see here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjExwRpG
Thanks for the pics. runxc! The color looks like some type of White Pearl That's 1 big azz splitter on the front of that Z. I think they did a good job with it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:02 PM   #189
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I went to the NY Auto show today to take a look at the changes in person.

First I looked at the changes to the SS:



Overall, I was pretty happy with the changes. I think the hood insert was a mod I saw a lot of Camaro's sporting, so having this as part of the new hood makes perfect sense to me.


Next was onto the rear of the car:



Even seeing the new tail lights in person, I was really not impressed with that change. I certainly like the old lights better, but that could just be the fact that they are what I am used to on my car. Maybe they will grow on me in the future?

The inside of the car appeared at least visually unchanged.

Next, I wandered over to check out the new Z/28:



They had a rep from GM up on the turntable with the car giving a quick 5 minute overview of the vehicle. He mentioned it had the widest stock tires of any production car, had the option of manual or electric adjust seats and comes with a "very basic" stereo. They weren't letting us get all that close to it, but from what I could see the stereo looked very similar to the non-MyLink version currently in the 1LS.

I hung around the Chevy area for a bit looking at all the new changes, and snapped about 100 pictures that you can see here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjExwRpG
Are those RS wheels on the red SS ?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #190
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I dont like the rear end at all it looks like the rear end of an Acura integra.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #191
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Well looks like I'm not getting a 6th gen since they don't come IOM
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:31 PM   #192
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Well looks like I'm not getting a 6th gen since they don't come IOM
this isn't the 6th gen... not until the 2016 models...
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #193
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You do know that the entire rear and front bumpers are plastic right and have been since 2010. The only thing is this is black plastic, which is less appealing than body colored plastic.
The Black Plastic looks cheap!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:10 PM   #194
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The Black Plastic looks cheap!
Paint it. At least it's not the textured raw black plastic.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #195
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I pretty much can agree with both sides here. I'm looking at a new ZL1 and was all ready to do a 2014 and now after seeing the taillights I'm not sure now. It's not that I completely hate them, I think it's more the shape of the rear end that doesn't do it for me. It's all good, but just not "holy crap that's sweet" good. To me taillights can make or break a car. Loved the taillights on my 87 IROC and love them on my Trans Am. I can see where they were going for the 69 look.

The rear just looks to plain to me.....too tall and flat. I'm wondering how it would look all in black though with a ground effects set up of some sort. May not make it as blah. I think the back just isn't aggressive looking enough. Maybe that's what I'm trying to say.

I am now thinking I should have ordered a 2013......but I like the new options on the 2014 like the color HUD and Recaro's. That's a nice set of options to have!
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I am now thinking I should have ordered a 2013......but I like the new options on the 2014 like the color HUD and Recaro's. That's a nice set of options to have!
I think you still can. If I am not wrong you have until April 18 or 19th to order a 2013.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #197
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What's the weight difference between 5th and 6th gen?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #198
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What's the weight difference between 5th and 6th gen?
Don't know we will have to wait until the 6th Gen is released. But it is expected to weigh less.
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