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Old 10-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Post Fritz Henderson confirms Camaro convertible for first quarter 2011, no Camaro sedan

GM conducts occassional Q&A sessions on its Fastlane blog. The most recent session was held this past Thursday with GM CEO Fritz Henderson. Two Camaro related questions were asked:


1) One participant inquired "Been patiently waiting for Camaro convertible. Best guesses are 2012 model in 1st quarter of 2011. With surging popularity of this model is there any chance of GM considering a push for earlier release?"

-- Fritz Henderson responded: "Good guess and no."


2) Another participant asked if GM is considering producing a direct competitor to the BMW M3 or a Camaro sedan.

-- Fritz Henderson responded that a Camaro sedan is not currently in the future plans, and that GM will continue to look for performance opportunies across its lineup, including in sedans.

Here is the full transcript from the Q&A session.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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1st fiscal quarter or the actual 1st quarter of 2011?
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:32 AM   #3
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I'm sure he meant first calendar quarter of 2011.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:34 AM   #5
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Camaro SEDAN? Why I oughtta...

I don't know who suggested that, but I know where he's going when I find him
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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Woah, so you guys who want the vert have to wait all the way through 2010 into 2011?
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:47 AM   #7
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yeah you would think he's never heard of other SS vehicles..
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:01 AM   #8
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that's just gorgeous!

show me the A pillars will support 4grand
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:03 AM   #9
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LOL...sedan?...hahaha...really, no stop it.....looks good but would still love to see GM go for the hard top!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:24 AM   #10
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No Sedan? Thank God.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:11 AM   #11
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what idiot suggested a four door camaro?! what did he think the camaro is? a charger? hahaha
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #12
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They already have a 4 door performance sedan, the Pontiac G8! Oops, forgot, used to have a 4 door performance sedan! I don't see why GM wouldn't just take the Holden G8 and market it with a Chevy badge. It's a great car and it's target market was BMW M3 and 3 series performance cars.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:19 PM   #13
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Woah, so you guys who want the vert have to wait all the way through 2010 into 2011?
Yepp.....
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:32 PM   #14
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anyone else notice that he sidestepped the price gouging dealers question?
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #15
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I'm the "participant" that posed this question to Mr. Fritz, and yes, I'm hoping that we can begin ordering these last quarter 2010, and take delivery in March/April 2011. This seems like such a long time, but hopefully these will not be pushed back further. I don't think I can hold out any longer....

I just don't understand why the engineering to produce a relatively similar car, only with a convert top should take so long to put into production??

I guess I'll just set back and drool at other forum members coups for now..BUT "THE CONVERT CROWD DAY IS COMING!!"
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:36 PM   #16
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what idiot suggested a four door camaro?! what did he think the camaro is? a charger? hahaha
haha...can you imagine if Chevy had brought back the Camaro as a sedan only....
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:56 PM   #17
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SEDAN ?!!!! Get a damn charger you POS!!!!
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Beat you tran!
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #19
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they already have a performance sedan. or saloon as top gear says. CTS-V. Leave the camaro out of it! Just because Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, Maserati, and maybe ferrari are doing it DOESN'T MEAN ITS OK TO DO IT TO A CAMARO!
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #20
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I just don't understand why the engineering to produce a relatively similar car, only with a convert top should take so long to put into production??

I guess I'll just set back and drool at other forum members coups for now..BUT "THE CONVERT CROWD DAY IS COMING!!"


+1 & a AMEN!!!
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:29 AM   #21
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Well at least now I have something alittle more concrete, will be able to pay cash by then and I have been making my list of upgrades from all of the other cool members suggestions, thanks guys, keep them coming!!
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15:04 Christopher Barger: Here's the one we were trying to answer before but couldn't publish: I have been trying to buy a new 2010 Camaro. Nice car. Unfortunately a lot of dealers are price gouging and playing games. I did find a good dealership but delivery has taken many months after I placed an order and I have yet to see my car. This has made for a terrible customer experience. Are you aware of these problems and what can be done to improve things? Thank you for listening.

15:04 Fritz Henderson: we are aware of the issues and have been increasing production. thanks for your patience and pls call us to see if we can help you specifically.

15:04 [Comment From brian ]
Will the new GM branch out their successful brands. For example, will we see a 4 door Camaro. I would love to own one but i need 4 doors for my family- i DO NOT want to buy an M3 from BMW

15:05 Fritz Henderson: do not see a 4 dr camaro in our future. we will continue to look for performance opportunities across our lineup, including in sedans.

We should all call. Not paying over MSRP! And, dude, a 4 door camaro?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:36 AM   #23
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Woah, so you guys who want the vert have to wait all the way through 2010 into 2011?
Yep, and you coupe guys thought you had it bad....
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #24
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the day i see a sedan, is the day i blow up my camaro and any evidence of ever owning one lol
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The only thing worse than a 4-door camaro would be an el camaro mini-pickup.
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