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View Poll Results: Will the 5th gen sell more than the 4th gen?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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4th gen, 5th gen poll

As we know the 4th gen didn't sell to good and it was on pause after 2002 for what ever reasons and now in 2009 the new camaro will come. SOME of the 4th gens cons of selling were becuase it was not advertised much, much pricer than its competition, and was small for drivers with a family, there isn't much room in the back seats. The 5th gen is almost here and it seems to have a bit more room than the 4th gen and has been advertised in a big budget movie and is much "beefier" than the 4th gen. Seems to me that the 4th gens selling problems were taking care of. Do u guys think that the 5th gen will have more sales than the 4th gen. There is more competition than 1998, way more, but the 5th gen also has features that dominate. Will it sell more than the 4th gen? Lets hear your opinion!
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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cause it looks a lot more like the first gen's
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WHAT?!?! You have to ask this?!?! hehehe

Of course it will sell more than the 4th Gen. The 4th Gen's #'s were waaaaay low.....

and when GM did a poll on this new car, they actually had................drumroll please.....






















600,000 people actually say they wanted a Camaro. Now......how many years do you think GM will be selling this Camaro to get all those people thier cars.... I even think a 3rd shift might come on line.
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What do u mean its #'s were low? which numbers?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:31 AM   #5
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cause it looks a lot more like the first gen's
just my 2 cents

Yeah they do look simlar, I hope they sell well. By the way, your avatar is basically what I want my 5th gen to look like, Aqua Blue with white racing stripes.
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What do u mean its #'s were low? which numbers?
sales #'s for the Camaro toward the end of it's run.

2001 #'s were somewhere around 29,000
2002 was something like 45,000

and GM wants to sell 80 to 100,000 Camaros per year.

Sales toward the end of the 4th Gens existence weren't all that great so yes...I believe there will be NO problem w/ GM selling everything they build....as they try to push out as many as possible for those 600,000 who want them.
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My estimate, if the camaro is going for 5 years in the market before they come out with somthing else, i would say in 5 years the camaro will sell about 300,000-500,000 units. And the chevy site says the camaro sold 53,000 camaros for the 1998-2002 model
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:59 AM   #8
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That's cool, ya I want the same color and stripes on my new Camaro
The dealership in Fredericksburg, Virginia wants to put a 67, 68, 69
and the new Camaro in the showroom, I'm going by there this
weekend to see if I can get my 68 in there next to the new one.
If that happens, I will be sure to take a lot of photo's
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:33 AM   #9
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Hell yes it will sell more. Easily 80% of all the people I know want one, not everyone wants a V8 but then again the V6 will be no slouch. This car will sell A LOT.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:52 AM   #10
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Since IMO the 5gen, looks better then the 4th then of course it would sell more.
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It really all depends on the pricing. If...and a big if...they price it right, it will sell better than anything out right now in its class. Everyone wants one, but the questions becomes, can everyone afford one? I think if the V6 starts at more than 22k and the V8 more than 28-29k, then they will be in for a fight like before. Before everyone starts laughing about 28k SS, here is my point: The people on this forum and enthusiasts will buy one for a little more, because they have a passion for it. For the average person that wants a sports/muscle car, they might go with a mustang or something else. Just MVHO of course.
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It really all depends on the pricing. If...and a big if...they price it right, it will sell better than anything out right now in its class. Everyone wants one, but the questions becomes, can everyone afford one? I think if the V6 starts at more than 22k and the V8 more than 28-29k, then they will be in for a fight like before. Before everyone starts laughing about 28k SS, here is my point: The people on this forum and enthusiasts will buy one for a little more, because they have a passion for it. For the average person that wants a sports/muscle car, they might go with a mustang or something else. Just MVHO of course.


In an entry level market (and I know these aren't aveos, but even an entry level sports car market is an entry level market) price is king. Most of Camaro's buyers will not be middle aged enthusiasts who know what the better car is. They'll be high school and college kids who want a great looking and sounding car (and all three are good looking in their own right) and will only look at two things - price, and 1/4 mile, in that order.
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I think the 5th gen will blow away any sales numbers that the 4th gen put up for the simple fact of such a powerful base V6 model. The biggest problem I had with the 4th gens was the 160 - 200 HP the V6's had. I know of a lot of folks who wanted to get a Camaro but didn't because of V8 cost and lack of power in the V6.
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Well, a 200 hp V6 in 1996 wasn't too bad.
I think you might as well look in a crystal ball to forecast the auto industry. It's also doubtful the 5th gen will last 10 years, like the 4th.
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Has the 1999-2004 mustangs sold more than the currents mustangs?
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I don't doubt it will sell better than the 4th Gen (in it's last 5 years or so anyway).

But I still have a hard time seeing them selling 100,000 a year. I see 70,000 as a more realistic # once the initial rush to get it in the first couple years is over.

They need to get something else in the plant with the Camaro in a couple years to keep it viable when the sales of the Camaro slow down to a more normal level.
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sales #'s for the Camaro toward the end of it's run.

2001 #'s were somewhere around 29,000
2002 was something like 45,000

and GM wants to sell 80 to 100,000 Camaros per year.

Sales toward the end of the 4th Gens existence weren't all that great so yes...I believe there will be NO problem w/ GM selling everything they build....as they try to push out as many as possible for those 600,000 who want them.
Thats one of the best things about my 2001 Z28. Lowest production year for 4th gen camaro AND its made a lap of the speedway. Should be worth something someday.
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I too voted that it will sell more than the 4th gen, but that's dependent on one thing. The price of the 5th gen...

Personally I'm starting to get a little nervous about the pricing. I really want to get one but if it's out of my price range, well then I won't be getting it.
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I too voted that it will sell more than the 4th gen, but that's dependent on one thing. The price of the 5th gen...

Personally I'm starting to get a little nervous about the pricing. I really want to get one but if it's out of my price range, well then I won't be getting it.
If the V8 is expensive, a lot of potential SS drivers will become LT converts. It will still be very capable of beating the competition. I'm convinced that this car will sell very well. V8 price won't matter as much as many of you think. The competition is what matters. When the SRT8 costs almost as much as a Corvette for sub-Camaro performance and the Mustang GT simply doesn't compete in terms of performance, there really is only one choice of winning V8. The RT is really nice, so it might pull on Camaro SS sales, but any loyal buyer will just get a V6 and throw on some GMPP components to take that down. The V6 is competitive with the opposition. The V8 is simply dominant.
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WHAT?!?! You have to ask this?!?! hehehe

Of course it will sell more than the 4th Gen. The 4th Gen's #'s were waaaaay low.....

and when GM did a poll on this new car, they actually had................drumroll please.....






600,000 people actually say they wanted a Camaro. Now......how many years do you think GM will be selling this Camaro to get all those people thier cars.... I even think a 3rd shift might come on line.

if all 600,000 people were to place orders next month... i firmly believe we'd have a Z28 by launch lol


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Thats one of the best things about my 2001 Z28. Lowest production year for 4th gen camaro AND its made a lap of the speedway. Should be worth something someday.
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I too voted that it will sell more than the 4th gen, but that's dependent on one thing. The price of the 5th gen...

Personally I'm starting to get a little nervous about the pricing. I really want to get one but if it's out of my price range, well then I won't be getting it.
Dragoneye and I have been talking about that via pm a lot lately. I am roughly 90% sure that an SS is in order for me, but I know that a v-6 for the right price and fairly optioned will be even more in place for me than an SS i cant afford. im going to test drive the v-6 first, and if I REALLY, REALLY like it. i will get it. cus I know as soon as I take a v-8 for a spin, I will be hooked.
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600,000 people...straight from the Camaro Q and a session. That's how many they told us.
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the fourth gen had some styling, size, and advertisement problems, but underneath tht, it still had the balls to do what the other ponycars were doing. and yes, the 5th gen camaro was styled after the first gen, which many ppl, myself included, believe to be the overall best gen. in short, yes, these are goinmg to sell a lot better. o, and the fact tht mustangs blow doesnt hurt the camaros chances either.
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Well, a 200 hp V6 in 1996 wasn't too bad.
I'd say it was very bad compared to the 1997 n/a 4 cyl I had was 180 hp in a 2600 lb car.
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