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Old 03-11-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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GM please read this: Z/28 must haves!

1) Must be released in summer 2011 (not late 2011 or even later). People will be driving mainly in summer, so releasing it after summer is stupid

2) Must have improved handling and road-feel. This is the number one criticism of the Camaro, that it feels heavy

3) Must have moonroof. This will be my "lifestyle" car, and I enjoy having some air from up top!

4) Must come out in cyber gray metallic. I think gray is the ideal compromise for black. Black cars look mean, but they get dirty quick and have poor contrast (can't make out the curves, lines and features well). Gray cars look almost as mean as black cars but has great contrast and you can see the silver or black parts of the car well against the gray paint.

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Those are my must haves and nice to haves. I've been I think quite reasonable with this list, and have not requested anything that is not feasible. Hopefully if anyone else replies to this thread, they will also be reasonable so as to not confuse GM with nonsensical or unreasonable requests with reasonable ones.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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why wouldn't it come out in cyber gray? and i'm not sure how many will agree with the moonroof
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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i'm not sure how many will agree with the moonroof
... No hole in the top for me!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:29 PM   #5
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Solid roof for me please.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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1) Must be released in summer 2011 (not late 2011 or even later). People will be driving mainly in summer, so releasing it after summer is stupid

2) Must have improved handling and road-feel. This is the number one criticism of the Camaro, that it feels heavy

3) Must have moonroof. This will be my "lifestyle" car, and I enjoy having some air from up top! Offer it in a Convertible released @ the same time as the Z-28

4) Must come out in cyber gray metallic. I think gray is the ideal compromise for black. Black cars look mean, but they get dirty quick and have poor contrast (can't make out the curves, lines and features well). Gray cars look almost as mean as black cars but has great contrast and you can see the silver or black parts of the car well against the gray paint.
5) Heavier trany and axles.
6) 600hp LSA motor.
7) all for under $55,000.
Don't forget to offer it in the Aqua Blue Metallic.

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Those are my must haves and nice to haves. I've been I think quite reasonable with this list, and have not requested anything that is not feasible. Hopefully if anyone else replies to this thread, they will also be reasonable so as to not confuse GM with nonsensical or unreasonable requests with reasonable ones.

Thought I would add my 2 cent's.

P.S. I am awaiting, please shorten up the wait if possible.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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I agree almost 100% with the OP. I don't care about the sunroof, my SS has it but to give the car a Z06 feel, I'd go hardtop. For me it must be unique from the SS. I want to look at the Z28 and know it's not an SS. Much like the Z06 and GT500 vs. their standard versions. Also I think the Z28 should have it's own factory installed stripes that extend onto the bumper, like BB stripes.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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Dude, your creating your own Personal Guidelines to this car. Gm will Laugh. How about atually taking Polls, and collecting Organized information, and putting it together in a Well mannered way?

I want to see a new Z28 just as much as everyone else, but If a GM representative sees something like this, they're just going to think "Wow, Our Consumer's are self centered"
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:32 PM   #10
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Improved suspension/chassis
~600 horse
~$50-55K (yeah right, lol)

Everything else is just frosting
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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you guys are hillarious. "gm, please read this..." hahah.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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you guys are hillarious. "gm, please read this..." hahah.
You'd be suprised.

The only part of this skepticism that I agree with would be getting this car for some of the prices I'm seeing. Still - I hope it's similar to GT500s.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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Can you explain in detail why it needs a Supercharger in particular?
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:07 PM   #16
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If it had a moon roof/sun roof you'd lose your tin foil hat every time you went fast...just sayin...

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:10 PM   #17
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Improved suspension/chassis
~600 horse
~$50-55K (yeah right, lol)

Everything else is just frosting
I was about to say the same thing, so to you, sir. The only absolute must-have's for a Z28 should be improved handling, improved power, and a price that's competitive with the GT500. Anything else, like having or not having a sunroof, is up for debate.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #18
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1) Must be released in summer 2011 (not late 2011 or even later). People will be driving mainly in summer, so releasing it after summer is stupid
You are waaaaaaaaaay to caught up on that. GM can't bring it to market any sooner than they are. So, if you don't want it released in late 2011 alright. The next possible time isn't mid 2011 but early 2012, followed by mid 2012.

Also, severe winter weather is only a problem for maybe half their market. The other half has enough decent weather in winter that it doesn't really matter. And I would be willing to bet that GM (and their parts suppliers) would prefer for Z28 sales to get strung out so they can cope with demand better. I would absolutely hate to be waiting for years to get a Z28, order it in June, then find out there is a 3 month wait to get one. By the time it arrives in my driveway, summer is over.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #19
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Okay to clarify it:

3) must have a moonroof option

And like I said: these are all reasonable requests - they're not unprecedented. All of them are available on the SS, except for the handling but fixing that is a reasonable enough suggestion on a GT500-killer.

And yes Spring 2011 would be nice, but at least get it released by the beginning of summer - please?
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I'm assuming that stripes will be standard (or obviously at least, optional), but if they are standard with the Z28, I really hope they offer a stripe delete option. Stripes are nice, but I greatly prefer the look of a clean, solid color car.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:24 PM   #21
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I assume that like the Z06...there will only be a hardtop version if all the LSA/LS9 fans get there wish. If those of us that prefer an LS7 car there might be a chance, but i still would rather see an LS7 car that handles like/better than a ZR1/Z06. Then chevy can follow suit like Ford, and have SLP offer a supercharged LS7 car, much like SLP tweaked the 4th gen Z28's into the top dog offered by the General. I would love an LS7 with a raspy camshaft, and longtubes with old school chambered exhaust, center exit would be different looking.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:47 PM   #22
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I would love to see a nod to the Z28 heritage with an under rated LSA that is putting out 600HP with a 556HP published HP rating...
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:35 PM   #23
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I always think it funny when one person tries to "tell" GM what they must have. Not everyone wants the same thing.
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i just hope we don't have to hock the wife and house to get one...............................(god i'm gonna miss her).
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