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Old 11-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question for all the Z28 hopefuls

I do believe that GM is going to build the Z28 however I don't think we will hear much about it till it's very close to being released. Reason being in my opinion is obviously the Camaro is selling well and if they announce a new top end model now it could and probably would affect current sales. I know for a fact the rumor of the Z28 is the only thing right now that is stopping me from picking up an SS and slapping a TVS 2300 blower on it and calling it a day.

I think GM will ride this hot wave they have right now with the current Camaro and right when sales and hype start to die down then they will annouce the Z28 to build interest back up in the Camaro. I could be completely wrong but thats just my thought. Anyone have any different thoughts or possibly agree with that ?

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Old 11-21-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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I'd say that is pretty good reasoning...
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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I'd say you aren't wrong. lol. but I know one thing they don't have a sale from me due to the fact I want a Z. but if I won the lotto or hit it big in the stock market game I'll make sure I buy an SS pedderize the thing up the power and tune and when the Z comes out just buy it 2. lol.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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agreed guys lol
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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I'm with 'moneky. Regardless of $$$, I'm waiting for Z28.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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I want a Z28 in the worst way. I figure I will own my 2SS by the time it comes out and then I will buy one!!
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I want a Z28 in the worst way. I figure I will own my 2SS by the time it comes out and then I will buy one!!
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #8
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There's a lot of factors that play into when special up-level models are released (whether you are talking Camaros or televisions). It takes a long time (and significant capital) to tool up a vehicle for production. If there was going to be a Z28, it's release wouldn't be held up simply because the SS was (still) selling like hotcakes.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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I'm all for the Z28. I have a 2SS/RS right now, but as soon as the information is released I'll be the first one on my dealership's list. I'll own the SS and then I can just buy the Z. I just hope they keep the production numbers down on the Z.
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I just hope they keep the production numbers down on the Z.
What is the breakpoint that you would consider there being "too many" produced?
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:24 PM   #11
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I do believe that GM is going to build the Z28 however I don't think we will hear much about it till it's very close to being released. Reason being in my opinion is obviously the Camaro is selling well and if they announce a new top end model now it could and probably would affect current sales. I know for a fact the rumor of the Z28 is the only thing right now that is stopping me from picking up an SS and slapping a TVS 2300 blower on it and calling it a day.

I think GM will ride this hot wave they have right now with the current Camaro and right when sales and hype start to die down then they will annouce the Z28 to build interest back up in the Camaro. I could be completely wrong but thats just my thought. Anyone have any different thoughts or possibly agree with that ?

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All in all, I think the Camaro will do significantly well with sales between now and when the Z/28 releases. I was DEAD set on purchasing the 2SS/RS, but now as Z/28 talks are now surfacing i'm going to wait alittle bit longer. I was hoping to have my Camaro by January but I might wait til' I come back off of a 7month deployment before I do anything.
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What is the breakpoint that you would consider there being "too many" produced?
if you really are on the team for the camaro. . .you might know something we don't. but that's like saying "60% of the time it works everytime."
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I just hope they keep the production numbers down on the Z.
and why would you want that? don't want the Z love to be shared? want a status symbol?
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I'm new here, fill me in, i dont see what the big deal is with in the Z. I saw the pics from the SEMA show (some thought it may be the Z) and i dont see much difference
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if you really are on the team for the camaro. . .you might know something we don't. but that's like saying "60% of the time it works everytime."
If GM announced they were going to make only 500, there surely would be bloody cries of "MAKE MORE!!!!!"

So my question is - what production volume creates the impression that there are too many? When does it lose it's "speciality" such that someone would turn away from buying one?
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If GM announced they were going to make only 500, there surely would be bloody cries of "MAKE MORE!!!!!"

So my question is - what production volume creates the impression that there are too many? When does it lose it's "speciality" such that someone would turn away from buying one?
if only 500 were made the price would be through the roof. cost of R&D + mark ups. I personally don't want a car that's 60k just because there's not many being produced. plus that would put it way over the gt500 price. which from what we've seen would be what the Z28 was aiming for. people would turn away from buying it because they can't afford it.

they need to produce enough that lowers the cost, and meets demand.

people don't want too many to be made because they want to have the product no one else has. they want the attention because they have it. I say screw that just give me the Z28 and let me drive it like it was built for. (assuming a lot about the z28 in that last sentence).

if I wanted a status symbol I would set my sights higher. ie ZR1. with as much I spend deployed I certainly could get one. but this elitist crap kills me.
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I'm new here, fill me in, i dont see what the big deal is with in the Z. I saw the pics from the SEMA show (some thought it may be the Z) and i dont see much difference
read around. there are plenty of threads that people explain what Z28 means to them.
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fair enough, i'll read around, just didnt know if the car was going to be something really special or not
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fair enough, i'll read around, just didnt know if the car was going to be something really special or not
depends on what you consider special. plus 2 it hasn't been officially announced and we have no idea what it will actually be. besides bad ass.
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...just give me the Z28 and let me drive it like it was built for.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:08 AM   #21
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Well producing 20,302 Z/28s in the '69 model year certainly didn't seem to diminish or take away anything from the Z/28 name and/or heritage. I don't see any reason to limit the numbers unless someone is looking for "snob appeal", do you also have concerns about how many SS Camaros they make or is your concern only with the Z/28?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #22
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I dont think they'll wait at all, I already own an 2SS and I'll be getting a Z28 as soon as their available. The car will probably be 45-50k its just a handful of people who can actually afford it.

Thats why it wont hurt sales for the camaro, I'm taking huge bets that the V6 will eventually pass the SS in sales.
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I dont think they'll wait at all, I already own an 2SS and I'll be getting a Z28 as soon as their available. The car will probably be 45-50k its just a handful of people who can actually afford it.

Thats why it wont hurt sales for the camaro, I'm taking huge bets that the V6 will eventually pass the SS in sales.
this is where i was at.......but as much as i want a Z28, i really wanted a brute LS7/LS9 rather than a Supercharger and if the body kit doesn't closely reflect BB in Transformers2........that may be a deal braker for me......
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I do believe that GM is going to build the Z28 however I don't think we will hear much about it till it's very close to being released. Reason being in my opinion is obviously the Camaro is selling well and if they announce a new top end model now it could and probably would affect current sales. I know for a fact the rumor of the Z28 is the only thing right now that is stopping me from picking up an SS and slapping a TVS 2300 blower on it and calling it a day.

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Sound reasoning for sure.
I also think that with the amount of enthusiasts and Z hopefulls that we have around here, SOMEONE will know ahead of time when they will start production/selling. Either way I hope to be near the top of the list at my dealer. The only thing that may prevent me from buying one ASAP is a potential SEP 2010 deployment. Either way it will be mine....oh yes...it will be mine!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:47 PM   #25
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I'm sure they will come out with a Z-28. I understand their will always be something faster however, if it doesn't have 550+ HP to put the GT 500 in check...they can keep it. I'll just roll with the 2SS and keep saving for the Vette.
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