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Old 06-28-2009, 11:10 AM   #26
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A LOT can change in 3+ years, so much that you cant plan your life around a possibility. I'm going to get an SS and be happy with that. If the Z/28 actually shows up I'll trade the SS in. If the Z/28 gets canceled (again), then no loss.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:13 AM   #27
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So the z28 comes out possibly in 2012?

I guess we know what made the Mayans nervous all these years............

Good one!

Since it will be a few years till it comes out, it makes me wonder what engine they'll use. I assumed they would use the LS7, but maybe they'll rework it for more power, 550 maybe?
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #28
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i think that its good timing because it gives a lot of the first year buyers a chance to trade their car in for the z28 and not lose too much money...
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #29
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I do'nt trust what GM representatives say for 3 reasons (don't understand this as disrespect):
First, if they really knew what would happen the next 3 years, then they 'd have anticipated today's crisis 3 years earlier.
Second, I can't imagine them telling the truth to competitors.
Third, I think it's strange to hear the Z will come out in 3 years ... just a little below the 4/5 years average people tend to keep their cars ... I find it strangely perfect for the "Buy an SS then trade it for a Z28" logic ...

I guess everything will depend on the sales number. If it's bad, they will forget the Z. If it's good, I'm pretty sure the vert and the Z will come out earlier than expected.



Ok, I also want a Z28, can't buy an SS to trade it for a Z28 (I'm european), and find it horribly long to wait 3 years to have the GT500 killer.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:08 PM   #30
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Well, we'll have to wait and see to find out what really happens.

Hey, do you guys think the Z28/bumblebee hood will be functional? Ram air would be pretty cool.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:59 PM   #31
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So far the hood is the only thing I would even really want from the Z28 as far as looks goes. And there's tons of people that are going to buy it once its up for grabs so I'll probably just keep my stock hood and upgrade my car as far as performance (headers,exhaust,etc.) and in 3 years I should be able to stay right beside the Z! I don't really like the front fascia on it but everyone has their own opion.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #32
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asom info. hopefully it is all correct. however i would rather the z/28 come out eariler than 2012 perhaps 2011 with the vert.
im still going to hold the phone until more info arrises with the z/28
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #33
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Chevy comes out with a Z28 i will be the first to order one, damn that would be so sweet. Gets me all giddy to think about it so i try not to. Still though Chevy is going to have to do something about their line-up. If a Z28 comes out it will blow the doors off the base vette and will probably be the same price if not cheaper than a base vette. Also might be able to compete with the Z06 which costs $80k?? something like that. What would Chevy do??
The Camaro and Corvette really don't have as much overlap as people here assume. They share the following similarities: V8 engines, Chevy bowties, 2 doors, and 4 wheels. The Camaro is a blunt instrument, more muscle than anything else, whereas the Corvette is a true sports car - light, nimble, sleek, all-around sporty. And it isn't unusual at all to have the top model of one car go above the bottom model of the next car. A Cobalt SS, or even the next lower model can easily cost more and be better equipped than a bare bones Malibu. I really see no problem with that positioning.

The only thing I'm upset about is that my hopes for a Z-28 that reflects the heritage of the original and is better set up to go around a track that isn't a drag strip or drive along a road that isn't a straight flat boulevard are now pretty much officially shot down.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:19 PM   #34
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I wasn't planning on purchasing untill 2012 and getting a 45th Anniversary Edition and I hoped and prayed that a HiPo GT500 fighter would be out by then... sounds like my prayers are being answered!!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:22 PM   #35
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Its all good till they say come get it,if you pre order the Z28 it would be like the ss models that pre ordered other orders that came in after March 16 has the ride already while others who ordered early are still waiting.I guess you have to play it by ear.Would also like to have the Z28.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #36
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they should have just worked a z/28 into todays lineup and right now we should be watching them work on a new rendition of the copo with the LS7. not a big fan of them doing things backwards i think chevys still hurting themselves more then they rally have to.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #37
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The only thing I'm upset about is that my hopes for a Z-28 that reflects the heritage of the original and is better set up to go around a track that isn't a drag strip or drive along a road that isn't a straight flat boulevard are now pretty much officially shot down.

i agree the z was designed to meet certain requirements and now they've thrown all that out the window and now are just using the Z/28 name to try and impress people. i don't like the idea of it being a SC LS9 chevy never has installed Supercharger in a camaro and i don't think they should start now let ford with there small displacements except the new snake have to. im all for natural aspiration
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #38
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great newz just hope the Z28 doesnt end up on the chopping block and i hope that it wont take a year for the Z28 to come out
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #39
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:10 PM   #40
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Great news, I would be happing picking up a nice used 2ss/rs that someone was selling so that they could upgrade.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:21 PM   #41
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Well that somewhat answers my question and quest for the Z/28. Don't know if I can wait another two years with my '97 Pathfinder that has 215K on it. It sounds like the SS can be made into the Z and I can have it earlier. If only all the dealers around here didn't charge the extra $2500 to $3000 over MSRP for the 2SS/RS. They said I can get a 2LT for $300 over dealer invoice. Shows everybody that there is a waiting line for the SS and nobody wants the LS/LT here in the Northwest. More decisions, more decisions. Wait and see and hope the Pathy lasts or wait a little longer till the perfume wears off the 2SS/RS or bite the bullet and order now.........hmmmm, I have waited this long, so I can wait till the dealers are selling them at reasonable prices. I don't think I want to wait 2 more years. If I do, it will give me plenty of time to clean out the garage since it will not be stored outside in the driveway.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #42
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I wasn't planning on purchasing untill 2012 and getting a 45th Anniversary Edition and I hoped and prayed that a HiPo GT500 fighter would be out by then... sounds like my prayers are being answered!!!
I think 2012 could shape up to be a great year if any of this conjecture holds true. Of course, I doubt SVT will leave the GT500 in its current configuration, either. We already know it will be losing the cast iron block and getting an aluminum one. Assuming the Z28 gets the LSA, its 550hp/550tq rating coupled with the Camaro and a lighter GT500 with the current 540hp/510tq would make for a heck of a matchup.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:30 PM   #43
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I think 2012 could shape up to be a great year if any of this conjecture holds true. Of course, I doubt SVT will leave the GT500 in its current configuration, either. We already know it will be losing the cast iron block and getting an aluminum one. Assuming the Z28 gets the LSA, its 550hp/550tq rating coupled with the Camaro and a lighter GT500 with the current 540hp/510tq would make for a heck of a matchup.
Exactly, which makes me just want to either win one now, or wait to purchase a Z/28 in '12. I'm more or less putting my purchasing plans on hold. It's only 2 years post grad, and with a full time job, it'll be much easier for me to go about purchasing it then rather than now.

And heck, GM isn't having that many issues in court and it's more or less been swept under the rug of talking-head land. With that said, GM is bound to come back and boost the Camaro flight even more with the Z/28.

Here's to 2012 boys n' gals! VIVE LA Z/28!
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #44
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My wife said the Z28 is her next car. Looks like I'll be building a double garage out back, I've be wanting to build one anyway.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #45
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Wonder if they meant model year 2011 for the vert. Lol. That would mean earlier then u'ld expect.


And if it's taking till 2012 to make a z28 then they are starting over from scratch. Here's to hoping for a DI v8.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #47
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I wasnt talking about the movie as a flop.... I was talking about Transformers 2 helping the release of a Z28.... but there was no release, the Z28 idea flopped... that is what I meant..

Now if GM is smart... then when they do release the Z28 with Transfromers 3 they will off an EXACT clone of the Bumblebee. That will help push some of those cars better than the possible 50k price tag.
I'd love if they did that, and made the c7 camaro come out with it. That would make me sooooo happy. I'd love for both of those to come out when they're getting the attention from TF3
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Well that somewhat answers my question and quest for the Z/28. Don't know if I can wait another two years with my '97 Pathfinder that has 215K on it. It sounds like the SS can be made into the Z and I can have it earlier. If only all the dealers around here didn't charge the extra $2500 to $3000 over MSRP for the 2SS/RS. They said I can get a 2LT for $300 over dealer invoice. Shows everybody that there is a waiting line for the SS and nobody wants the LS/LT here in the Northwest. More decisions, more decisions. Wait and see and hope the Pathy lasts or wait a little longer till the perfume wears off the 2SS/RS or bite the bullet and order now.........hmmmm, I have waited this long, so I can wait till the dealers are selling them at reasonable prices. I don't think I want to wait 2 more years. If I do, it will give me plenty of time to clean out the garage since it will not be stored outside in the driveway.
Well, if your Pathfinder can hold out just a bit longer, continually rising gas prices and the satisfaction of the initial surge of enthusiast demand should make the SS much more affordable and available. Drive your current vehicle into the ground and then see what you can find.
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Now comes another choice. Z28 or vert. I don't think I'll be able to afford both options.
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