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Old 10-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OMGWTFBBQ...The Camaro is switching to front wheel drive?????
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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Ok, I doubt this is true. Where did you get this info from?
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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from 1320junkie... must be true!

be careful, if jalopnik is watching this could be main page material by 8am
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #4
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Yes, I'm afraid it's true. Zeta is too costly, Camaro will be switching to the current W-body platform underpinning the current Impala already being built at Oshawa. This will also help minimize production costs.

Who's going to fall for it...
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:47 PM   #6
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Yes, I'm afraid it's true. Zeta is too costly, Camaro will be switching to the current W-body platform underpinning the current Impala already being built at Oshawa. This will also help minimize production costs. s going to fall for it...
NO!!!! What is wrong with you people??

They're just going to rotate the interior 180 degrees. Please, even though they've been building cars for 100+ years, and totally kick-ass these past 10, GM fails at life: they won't put a whole new chassis under there.



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Old 10-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #8
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I like that smiley.....
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #9
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Front will drive with an aluminum 500in block
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #10
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:53 PM   #11
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I'd buy it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #12
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Yeah, Camaro goes to FWD and Russia, China and North Korea give up the Nukes.
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You have no originality, but go ahead feed off my post, just make sure you send me the royalty
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:58 PM   #14
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You have no originality, but go ahead feed off my post, just make sure you send me the royalty


Has it been 15 minutes yet?
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:59 PM   #15
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be careful, if jalopnik is watching this could be main page material by 8am
AND they will be butthurt that GM gave us the information first.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #17
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:07 PM   #18
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Yeah, Camaro goes to FWD and Russia, China and North Korea give up the Nukes.


Nukes??? did someboby say Nukes????

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Old 10-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #19
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #20
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:38 PM   #21
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I trust Junkie as a source for this sorta thing but we really need Number 3 or FbodFather to chime in. Speculation is all well and good (its pretty much what this site was founded on) But for the time being I will assume that its true.

I have to say that this is ultimately a good move for GM and the Camaro. I just hope they pair it with a nice I4 engine. CAFE regulation and rising fuel costs will require cars get more efficient. So if the choice is FWD I4 (possibly hybrid) Camaro or none ... I will reluctantly take the former. We just went through the better part of a decade with no Camaro on the market, I'd hate to see that happen again.

As a little aside, from reading these comments, its readily apparent to me that most of you are in denial about this whole thing. I can't believe that the fanboyism on this site is so strong that all of you wold take a statement like that as a joke. Most of you need to take a step back, take off the Chevy Orange tinted glasses, and have an objective look at the facts. This is a great idea and it needs to happen for a successful GM. You all want GM to be successful right?

Sure this is an enthusiast site and the majority of us want V8's, but we should know by now that we can't always get what we want. The modern 4 cylinder ecotec engines are not the iron pukes of the 80's. They make roughly as much power as some of the V8's of the late 2nd generation camaros and early third gens. Granted those engines had more torque and a lighter car, but at least we'll have the same power. But if its a FWD I4 it would be able to shed a whole lot of weight, maybe 200 lbs? 300? Plus it would be a lot cheaper, probably under $20,000. Its not all bad.

One other thing, this wouldn't be the first time a FWD Camaro has been considered. Remember the Beretta? It was originally conceived as a FWD replacement for the Camaro after the 3rd gen ended production. At least thats how I remember the story being told.

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Old 10-15-2009, 11:40 PM   #22
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If only i can figure out how to fit that whole thing in my sig.......... LMAO







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Old 10-15-2009, 11:43 PM   #23
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Yep the Camaro is switching to front wheel drive..well atleast for the convertible...yep Im going to start a thread about that
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2.0 SIDI Turbo bayyyyybeee.

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i cant believe what im hearing. you people actually think this is a good move? a front wheel drive camaro? seriously? im sorry but if this really is true ive lost all respect for camaro and the idiots who made this decision
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