Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Gen5DIY
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2013, 04:17 PM   #57
Thrillz


 
Thrillz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Charger R/T / 2012 Dodge Ram
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,558
Scott as always your a class act. Thank you for reminding myself and others what its like being in your shoes. Sometimes its easy to forget this even at my age. Please understand when some of us say we don't agree on such and such change its constructive criticism and not bashing of your hard hard work. I will be taking your advice and will see the 2014 in person to form a better opinion on the change's.

PS. I still think my tail light picture looks better
__________________
Quote of the year, from 6.1hemi:
"I just wanted to type some junk cause I am having some beers and I really like cars."

Last edited by Thrillz; 03-30-2013 at 05:01 PM.
Thrillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #58
thejbyrd
 
thejbyrd's Avatar
 
Drives: My wife nuts with my obsession
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florissant,Mo
Posts: 329
Thank you Fbodfather for doing what you do with such class. The more I see the reincarnated lineup, the more I like it and get excited. I almost cried when I saw the Z/28. You listened and presented what we wanted and a lot of us are very appreciative of that. Unfortunately, it's the naysayers that stand out and throw temper tantrums like spoiled toddlers. I am looking forward to seeing what lies in the future for the Camaro.
thejbyrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 04:28 PM   #59
sodapop
 
Drives: 2011 2SS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: new port richey, fl
Posts: 52
Very well said. However, I stand behind my post when I said you made the Z28 a rich man's car. Great car, yes. But, first Z priced out of range of the average guy who bought all the rest. Some don't remember, but I just turned 69 and I do. My first Chevy was a 55 power pac. Ther is a ton of guys pushing 500HP at the wheels, AT THE WHEELS, with L99's and Ls3's. I sure wish I could I afford a Z28 with air and a radio.
sodapop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #60
captaincog
 
captaincog's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LS V6/6 spd;1971 350RS/SS 4sp
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rialto
Posts: 118
Hello Scott,
I am glad that you spent the time to write what you did and I am very glad that the Z/28 is back. Several years ago I met you at the now defunct Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino when I had my 71 RS/SS Camaro (which I still own) and I remember how enthusiastic you were at what you were doing back then. We discussed things about the 71 of mine that very few people know and I was really impressed. I really wondered if there would even be a 5th gen so when it happened I was thrilled. I finally got my 1LS a couple of months ago and love it. Someday I do hope to get a Z/28 to take out to the road course days and have some fun.
Thanks again for all that you and your team do!
__________________
Camaros currently owned: 2
2013 1LS 6speed.... Blue Ray Metallic
and my first Camaro made 42 years before:
1971 RS/SS 350 4 speed Teal Green
captaincog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #61
Griffstar
 
Griffstar's Avatar
 
Drives: Shadowfax-2010 1LT Summit White A6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Grand Ledge, Michigan
Posts: 81
Scott,
I celebrated my three years of 1LT ownership today by putting on an aftermarket exhaust. Even though, as I am sure many on this forum will be quick to point out, I have a "lowly" V6, a day does not go by that I don't have permagrin.

I truly mean I celebrated three years of ownership. Thank you to you and the Camaro team for being true to the brand and bringing this vehicle to existence. I have never enjoyed owning/driving a car this much.

I am extremely excited to see the next generation move to Lansing. I have lived here since 1968 and I can't wait. My GM friends have big shoes to fill, but will do you proud and keep the Camaro faith.

Great job and keep it up. Thank you for all you do!
__________________


2010 Camaro 1LT Summit White A6, Injen longtube, MRT v2.0, black gill slits, black bowties.
Griffstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #62
Casperadub70

 
Casperadub70's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 1LE Camaro, 95 Z28 Camaro
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pasadena Maryland
Posts: 920
Im sorry. When i first saw the Camaro i wasnt a big fan and i said it ( not in a very bad way). However ive loved Camaros my whole life and because of that i drove up to NY to see it. Lets just say on the way home i was calling my chevy delership to find out when i could order one. Thanks for all the work you have done. Your right it is a great time for us. Once again im sorry for not waiting to see it in person. I love it and i will be the first one in Maryland to order one. Thanks again.
__________________
2014 1LE 2SS Camaro Recaro seats, Custom Cam, Kooks LT headers, CAI intake, Z/28 Spoiler, Z/28 Belly Pan, Z/28 Brake Air Ducts, Stainless Steel breaklines, BMR Toe Rods and Trailing Arms resulting in 482.49 RWHP
Casperadub70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #63
SnowVert
 
SnowVert's Avatar
 
Drives: Inferno Orange 2013 SS/RS LS3 6M
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 684
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Scott, you are a genius. I like the changes to the 14 (I didn't at first, but every time I look at them, they grow on me a little more). The Z/28 is an incredible car and I understand exactly what you and Chevy are thinking with this car, and I think it is an incredible vehicle.

Scott, I'd like to thank you and the others on the Camaro Team for continuing to have the courage to make the changes, wether they are considered controversial, illuminated, or even hated, to these great cars to try to keep them at the front of the pack. Great Work! I look forward to what the future holds for the Camaro. Although I freely admit that my next vehicle goal will most likely be the new Stingray, you guys are giving me plenty of reasons to reconsider that decision. Thank you for keeping cars interesting!

(lets just avoid going back to the 80's when the soul was removed from the car market...)
__________________
With this in the garage, I smile every day
6/29/2012 New 2013 ordered...
8/21/2012 New 2013 picked up!!!
SnowVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #64
Cheveey57

 
Cheveey57's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT RS
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,425
Engineering is awesome but as for those hideous taillights, you say 69 Camaro? I say not at all you made them so they could be used in Europe. They are more remanisant of 200sx or a prelude or..... My point is they are not Camaro and they are ugly. Some have said see them in person and they'll grow on you. I say if they have to grow on you well then you never liked them in the first place.
I was one of the many the hated the mailslot, so much so when I order the 2010 I got an RS . Looks after all what Attracts me first to a car. Design is key. Then I look into the engineering. The b pillar was not on the original concept a and I still hate it. It could've been produced that way just like the vert.
It is interesting though to see how many people wanted to draw and quarter the design team, but will now blow smoke up your butt ans say you guys are the best I don't know you and you may very well be a nice guy, but the tail lights weren't for us they were for the ease of selling to a broader market, and they still suck. That being said if I could order a z28 with 2013 tail lights I would tomorrow.
__________________
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

Last edited by Cheveey57; 03-30-2013 at 05:31 PM.
Cheveey57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #65
its a syn
B.O.D. 02/16/10
 
its a syn's Avatar
 
Drives: Longest things on Earth
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albia,Iowa
Posts: 3,734
The Camaro team gets an A+ on the Z/28! The whole team should feel proud of the badass beast you have created.
__________________
its a syn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #66
CamaroBlue
 
CamaroBlue's Avatar
 
Drives: IBM 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TX
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheveey57 View Post
Engineering is awesome but as for those hideous taillights, you say 69 Camaro? I say not at all you made them so they could be used in Europe. They are more remanisant of 200sx or a prelude or..... My point is they are not Camaro and they are ugly. Some have said see them in person and they'll grow on you. I say if they have to grow on you well then you never liked them in the first place.
I was one of the many the hated the mailslot, so much so when I order the 2010 I got an RS . Looks after all what Attracts me first to a car. Design is key. Then I look into the engineering. The b pillar was not on the original concept a and I still hate it. It could've been produced that way just like the vert.
It is interesting though to see how many people wanted to draw and quarter the design team, but will now blow smoke up your butt ans say you guys are the best I don't know you and you may very well be a nice guy, but the tail lights weren't for us they were for the ease of selling to a broader market, and they still suck.
Someone had to start something sooner or later.....

I respect your opinion but also understand the changes as well. Thank you fbodfather for the insight and info of the Z/28. Very enlightening
CamaroBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #67
Angrybird 12
Retired, Cancer Survivor
 
Angrybird 12's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 CAMARO, 15 Impala, 07 Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 20,967
Thanks Fbodfather for the hard work you and your fellow Camaro Comrads have done to keep the Camaro improving every year. Don't be dis hardened by the negative comments about the appearance changes. Already many are warming up to the design. I still don't see these comparisons to different Japanese cars as being very valid, as I see many many cars being made today that have resemblances to other cars.
I can especially in the non-RS tail lights a combination 69 and late 70's Camaro influence, some of the comparisons in my opinion are far fetched and unfair.
Thanks for bringing back the Z/28. I know a lot if people are dissapointed that they will not be able to purchase one of these monsters, and that reason alone is what makes most of them upset.
I have to say between 1974 and later the Z28 was not the car it was meant to be. I feel it kind of took on the role of the SS for those years. Now it's back and living up to the moniker it so rightly deserves.
Thanks again for your hard work and don't worry, most everyone will eventually accept the new design.
__________________
Cancer's a bitch! Enjoy life while you can! LIVE, LOVE, DRIVE...CAMARO!

The Bird is the word!
Angrybird 12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #68
Steve RS/SS
 
Steve RS/SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkupa10 View Post
I completely agree! But I think much of the uproar was from the people who saw the SS refresh on TV before the official release. It looked absolutely terrible from the few pictures we got. I think you should have a long talk with whomever decided that was a good idea.

If I could afford a Z/28 let me tell you, I'd be heading to my dealer as soon as I could!
I agree !00% ...
__________________
Steve RS/SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:52 PM   #69
midnighter
Account Suspended
 
Drives: nothing
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: a hole
Posts: 17,910
My thoughts are that GM did great with the 2010-2013 Camaro. I also feel they did very well with the refresh and the Z/28 that are coming. I am grateful to own my 2010 SS.
midnighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #70
pnyklr

 
Drives: A Gift From My Wife
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Posts: 1,554
I agree with everything "The Man" has said and having owned all 5 Gens of Camaro's I agree this is the best ever.

However, FIX THE DAMN SECOND GEAR GRIND ON THE M6.

-Funk
__________________
2012 Convert 2SS/RS SW/IO LS3 - Build #1081

07/21/2011 - (3800) Order produced and vehicle is being prepared for shipping.
08/09/2011 - (4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
08/16/2011 - (5000) Vehicle has been delivered to dealer.
08/19/2011 - In my possession.
pnyklr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.