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Old 08-05-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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5th Gen Camaro Pricing

Ive done some searching and havent found anything on this yet.

Im waiting to see what the pricing will be for the V8 before parting out my truck.

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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You haven't seen anything because there's nothing to see until around December or so supposedly.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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Yep....we're all in the waiting game right now. It'll be a while before we get the pricing info. Just remember two things...comparable to the Mustang and "keep the faith!!!"
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It'll be a while before we get the pricing info. Just remember...comparable to the Mustang.
SS pricing should be quite a bit higher than the current Mustang GT.
Independent rear suspension is more costly than solid rear axle in Mustang.
6-speed Tremec more costly than 5-speed manual in Mustang GT.
Camaro rims more costly than standard 17" wheels on Mustang GT. - etc.

422hp Camaro SS maybe somewhat comparable in performance to:
$41K 2008 425hp Challenger SRT8
$35K 2003 390hp SVT Mustang Cobra (+ add five years of price increases)
You should not be surprised if SS + 2SS pkg + RS pkg is near $40K.
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SS pricing should be quite a bit higher than the current Mustang GT.
Independent rear suspension is more costly than solid rear axle in Mustang.
6-speed Tremec more costly than 5-speed manual in Mustang GT.
Camaro rims more costly than standard 17" wheels on Mustang GT. - etc.

422hp Camaro SS maybe somewhat comparable in performance to:
$41K 2008 425hp Challenger SRT8
$35K 2003 390hp SVT Mustang Cobra (+ add five years of price increases)
You should not be surprised if SS + 2SS pkg + RS pkg is near $40K.
and it's suppose to be a direct competitor with the mustang. . .so point being a 40k SS with out every single option under the sun is crazy talk. expect a base SS to be below 30. . .maybe just below and a loaded one 35 at most.
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and it's suppose to be a direct competitor with the mustang. . .so point being a 40k SS with out every single option under the sun is crazy talk. expect a base SS to be below 30. . .maybe just below and a loaded one 35 at most.
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This is why I plan on having 15k to put down.
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This is why I plan on having 15k to put down.
for me that's the min I want to put down. . .
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"When pricing is announced later this year, you'll find that our price is competitive with comparable Mustangs and Challengers."
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SS pricing should be quite a bit higher than the current Mustang GT.
Independent rear suspension is more costly than solid rear axle in Mustang.
6-speed Tremec more costly than 5-speed manual in Mustang GT.
Camaro rims more costly than standard 17" wheels on Mustang GT. - etc.

422hp Camaro SS maybe somewhat comparable in performance to:
$41K 2008 425hp Challenger SRT8
$35K 2003 390hp SVT Mustang Cobra (+ add five years of price increases)
You should not be surprised if SS + 2SS pkg + RS pkg is near $40K.
However...none of that really matters.
Mustang pricing. THAT's what matters.

--IRS costs were more or less absorbed by the Commodore, and G8, etc.
--6-speed is used freakin' everywhere...
--Rims cost can be absorbed; though there's no specific difference other than "more". For all we know, it could be $1 more...

The Challenger is rudely overpriced.
The SVT Cobra was produced in small numbers if I'm not mistaken, correct?

You will probably be surprised to find an SS Camaro priced very near a comparably-equipped Mustang.
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This is why I plan on having 15k to put down.
I should have $14,000 minimum.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:57 PM   #12
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its going to be interesting to see what the Challenger and Mustangs are going to do IF the Camaro is priced around 22k for the V6 and 30k for the V8. Right now the SRT8 Challengers are selling for 61k after 20k dealer "Market Adjustment"

Wonder if the Challengers will come down and if the Mustangs beef up...
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and when I see pricing....guess what happens......
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #14
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It's suppose to be a direct competitor with the mustang. Expect a base SS to be maybe just below $30K and a loaded one $35K at most.
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John Fitzpatrick: "When pricing is announced later this year, you'll find that our price is competitive with comparable Mustangs and Challengers."
What does Mustang charge for the options that are in the 2SS Camaro package?
$2000 upgrade for premium GT pkg to get leather seats (+ 6-disc CD + 17" painted rims)
$1295 for Shaker 1000 audio option (vs Camaro's Boston Acoustics audio system)
$575 for comfort group to get electro-chromatic mirror (+ heated seats)
plus 2SS also includes: steering wheel controls, Bluetooth capability, a USB port and wireless interface, plus four auxiliary gauges (forward of the shifter).

Mustang GT with those options plus polished 18" aluminum rims option at $925 (chromed 18" rims are $1185 option) plus 3.55 axle option at $300 plus HIDs at $525 plus GT appearance pkg (hoodscoop + engine cover + chromed exhaust tips) at $245 plus security pkg (alarm + wheel locks) at $375 plus $795 destination charge = $34,575.00 MSRP plus tax title and license.

And this is NO sunroof, NO premium trim with color accent pkg, NO California Special trim pkg, NO chrome wheels, NO body stripes. And 5-speed (versus Camaro 6-speed), 300p 4.6L V8 (versus 422hp 6.2L V8), 18" optional rims (versus Camaro 20" rims), solid rear axle (versus Camaro IRS).

I just got all these Mustang prices off the Ford website. Everybody counts on the Camaro MSRP being priced similar to a comparably equipped Mustang. The Mustang MSRP isn't as cheap as you think and the Camaro has to cost more due to the higher level of equipment.

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However...none of that really matters.
Mustang pricing. THAT's what matters.

--IRS costs were more or less absorbed by the Commodore, and G8, etc.
--6-speed is used freakin' everywhere...
--Rims cost can be absorbed; though there's no specific difference other than "more". For all we know, it could be $1 more...

You will probably be surprised to find an SS Camaro priced very near a comparably-equipped Mustang.
IRS development costs may have been ammortized on other vehicles unles a version was specially developed for the Camaro. But the components and assembly labor still cost more for a complex IRS than the straight axle.

6-speed Tremec is used in Viper, 'vette, GT500 (no other Mustangs). It costs substantially more than the 5-speed Tremec TR3650 in the Mustang GT. Supply of the 6-speed Tremec was so limited that Dodge released the 2008 SRT8 Challenger with only a 5-speed auto and no manual trans at all.

18" polished aluminum wheels are a $925 option on the Mustang GT premium. Don't tell me that 20" wheels on the Camaro will only cost $1 more than the standard 17" rims on the Mustang GT.

Regarding Mustang GT pricing, please read my previous post. Then guess again.
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However...none of that really matters.
Mustang pricing. THAT's what matters.

--IRS costs were more or less absorbed by the Commodore, and G8, etc.
--6-speed is used freakin' everywhere...
--Rims cost can be absorbed; though there's no specific difference other than "more". For all we know, it could be $1 more...

The Challenger is rudely overpriced.
The SVT Cobra was produced in small numbers if I'm not mistaken, correct?

You will probably be surprised to find an SS Camaro priced very near a comparably-equipped Mustang.

Exactly, pretty sure the rustangs prices are going to have an increase, thus the camaro is going to be priced heavily based on the stang, think about it
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Wait, so...according to that, we can expect prices anywhere from 28-46k? Well, thank god THAT got cleared up...
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What does Mustang charge for the options that are in the 2SS Camaro package?
$2000 upgrade for premium GT pkg to get leather seats (+ 6-disc CD + 17" painted rims)
$1295 for Shaker 1000 audio option (vs Camaro's Boston Acoustics audio system)
$575 for comfort group to get electro-chromatic mirror (+ heated seats)
plus 2SS also includes: steering wheel controls, Bluetooth capability, a USB port and wireless interface, plus four auxiliary gauges (forward of the shifter).

Mustang GT with those options plus polished 18" aluminum rims option at $925 (chromed 18" rims are $1185 option) plus 3.55 axle option at $300 plus HIDs at $525 plus GT appearance pkg (hoodscoop + engine cover + chromed exhaust tips) at $245 plus security pkg (alarm + wheel locks) at $375 plus $795 destination charge = $34,575.00 MSRP plus tax title and license.

And this is NO sunroof, NO premium trim with color accent pkg, NO California Special trim pkg, NO chrome wheels, NO body stripes. And 5-speed (versus Camaro 6-speed), 300p 4.6L V8 (versus 422hp 6.2L V8), 18" optional rims (versus Camaro 20" rims), solid rear axle (versus Camaro IRS).

I just got all these Mustang prices off the Ford website. Everybody counts on the Camaro MSRP being priced similar to a comparably equipped Mustang. The Mustang MSRP isn't as cheap as you think and the Camaro has to cost more due to the higher level of equipment.
no one here has said it will cost below a mustang. . .and I will almost guarantee you that base SS will be close (2-3k) more then a base (26,450) GT. mainly because there aren't a lot of options and options are what cause the cars price to rise fast.
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Regarding Mustang GT pricing, please read my previous post. Then guess again.
I'm not going to argue with you. Just please don't be telling people that they're wrong for the (in your opinion) low guesses as far as price. At the end of the day, the Camaro will be priced competitively with the Mustang; we can all argue about $1 wheels () and other specifics 'till the end of time....
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One thing that will not be announced: final pricing.........but fear not --it will be priced very competitively -- it's a Camaro!
Thats all I need to keep me sure that I'll be getting my V6 for about 23000 with all the options that I want.
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IRS development costs may have been ammortized on other vehicles unles a version was specially developed for the Camaro. But the components and assembly labor still cost more for a complex IRS than the straight axle.

This is what the entire new plant at Oshwa is about, making these cost less per unit. There will be 3 cars built there in the coming years.. count on it.

6-speed Tremec is used in Viper, 'vette, GT500 (no other Mustangs). It costs substantially more than the 5-speed Tremec TR3650 in the Mustang GT. Supply of the 6-speed Tremec was so limited that Dodge released the 2008 SRT8 Challenger with only a 5-speed auto and no manual trans at all.

Sorry buddy, I'm a dodge guy and have ALMOST as much inside info on the chally as the camaro. The reason the SRT8 Auto trim was released first was for several business reasons. First was to whet the appetite of the public, 2nd is to help Chrysler through a tough year and fill in the gap the magnum left. BUT WAIT to fill the gap immediately they couldn't offer the manual, the programming and mechanicals weren't ready in time. Chrysler felt it better to get SOMETHING out on the market instead of wait ANOTHER FULL model year just because of a transmission package.

18" polished aluminum wheels are a $925 option on the Mustang GT premium. Don't tell me that 20" wheels on the Camaro will only cost $1 more than the standard 17" rims on the Mustang GT.

Sure they are going to cost.. but they will be optional that still keeps the base price lower

Regarding Mustang GT pricing, please read my previous post. Then guess again.

Yes the GT isnt as cheap as everyone thinks.. but its also not as expensive as you think, besides if its that bad, just wait 2-3 years, it will be 13-16k just like every other used GT out there, they will be making close to 100k cars a year
If you think that the BASE V8 will come in at over 30k your nuts. That ship will sail and GM's new savior car will tank worse than Joan Rivers face over a camp fire... and even the bean counters can see that..
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SS pricing should be quite a bit higher than the current Mustang GT.
Independent rear suspension is more costly than solid rear axle in Mustang.
6-speed Tremec more costly than 5-speed manual in Mustang GT.
Camaro rims more costly than standard 17" wheels on Mustang GT. - etc.

422hp Camaro SS maybe somewhat comparable in performance to:
$41K 2008 425hp Challenger SRT8
$35K 2003 390hp SVT Mustang Cobra (+ add five years of price increases)
You should not be surprised if SS + 2SS pkg + RS pkg is near $40K.

I don't know.. The G8 GT is 29k for the base model.. It doesn't have the same V8 but it does have IRS.. I really dont think the Camaro SS will be 40k..
You can get a base corvette for not much more then 40k.
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I hope your right. I did some checking around price wise. The G8 GT's Base is $29995. Pretty fair price car that has a (Blank) load of standard features, it has the L76 at 361hp. The Challenger R/T's Base is also $29995. Also not a bad price and same as the G8 a lot of standard item that were options, it has the new 5.7 at 370hp. And the mustang's around 28k for their Premium GT. Now it's going to be real interesting to see how this plays out, I'm sorta thinking the price'll be in line with Pontiac an Dodge at $29995. Maybe.
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I'm not going to argue with you. Just please don't be telling people that they're wrong for the (in your opinion) low guesses as far as price. At the end of the day, the Camaro will be priced competitively with the Mustang; we can all argue about $1 wheels () and other specifics 'till the end of time....
Unfortunately, "competitively with the Mustang" leaves a loophole -- it could be priced competitively with a competitively-performing Mustang...meaning the V6 could be priced at Mustang GT levels.
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