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Old 04-09-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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5th. gen opinion

How many people did not like the 5th. gen when they saw a picture of it but changed their mind when they saw it in person? I did talk to a lot of people who were not impressed with it after seeing a picture but when they saw it in person they changed their mind and really liked it. I have told a lot of people that they have to see the car in person before they decide whether they like it or not. I refused to look at any pictures of the car before the unveiling a year ago January. I was there and the unveiling was my first look at the new Camaro. I loved it right away.... aggressive yet subdued, hints of the 1st. gen. 69, but still cutting edge and new, not totally retro that at some point is going to fall from grace in the future and the Camaro can still move forward with its current design. Now lets see..... if I kick the children out of the house now, I could save some money that way... if we eat only once a day.... run the heat only 4 hours a day..... shower together ...
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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When i first saw the pictures of the Camaro I actually thought it was a very nice design. By no means at all did I not like it or think it wasn't appealing.

However, when I saw it in person at the Chicago Auto Show is when I realized that I had to have one. I agree that seeing it in person it almost becomes a completely different car, and it is far more stunning in person; however, I loved it from the first time I saw it; seeing it in person just reaffirmed it.
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I only disliked the front end, but loved the rest of the entire car. Over time, the front end grew on me and I can't get enough of looking at it. Then, I saw it in person and it completely blew me away...so much better in person than in pictures....so much better. I'll admit that I got teary eyed when I saw the new version released on the puter. Yes. I love the Camaro.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #4
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I don't think pictures do the car justice. From a photographer's standpoint, there are too many curves and planes to capture in Two-dee. It just doesn't work.

It still looks great on paper, but if you do a wrong angle it makes the car look fat, or lopsided. For Example:
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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I have yet to see it in person but I agree with tag. The only thing I didn't love was the grill. I think a phantom billet would be a hot aftermarket replacement. Or hideaways with just a different grill. The squares irk me still. I'm hoping I'll fall in love with it all over again when I see it in person.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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I am happy with how the Camaro looks. But I get a bit miffed when I show it to someone for the first time and they say it looks like a Mustang.
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I am happy with how the Camaro looks. But I get a bit miffed when I show it to someone for the first time and they say it looks like a Mustang.
Check this out! Then ask them if it looks like a mousetang.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...t=100_1140.flv
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #8
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Check this out! Then ask them if it looks like a mousetang.

[URL="http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/3whiterag/?action=view&current=100_1140.flv[/URL]

That supposed to mean the mustang is red x'ed out?
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:03 PM   #9
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That supposed to mean the mustang is red x'ed out?
I redid it, check out the link. I screwed up first time.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:04 PM   #10
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I loved the new design from the first time I saw it. I've never seen it in person.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:36 AM   #11
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I am happy with how the Camaro looks. But I get a bit miffed when I show it to someone for the first time and they say it looks like a Mustang.
I've had 4 or 5 people say it looks just like a Mustang.

Personally I think they're crazy. Can't wait to get a Camaro to park next to the Mustangs at work and show them they look nothing alike. (aside from 4 wheels)
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:03 AM   #12
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When I first saw images of the concept, I was kinda bummed. After all, I'd been seeing some great renderings by Kris Horton http://www.carsbykris.com



My first thought of the official concept was that it was the bastard child of a vette and charger…

…until I saw it in person

It freakin' ROCKS!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:58 AM   #13
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Wow, that rendering is NOT for me. Had i saw that before the actual concept, it would have made me appreciate the actual concept even more.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:14 PM   #14
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I saw that pic before seeing the concept and it DID make me appreciate the concept that much more. Sorry, but IMO that thing is . Thank God they didn't do something like that. Oh, I would have walked away forever.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:39 PM   #15
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Too true. That is a terrible interpretation of a modern Camaro It looks like a 1940's Camaro....no, not a typo - sarcasm implied
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:06 PM   #16
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I admit that I loved the look of the black Mustang GT, but when I saw this picture, fell in love with the Camaro and forgot about the Mustang...

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Old 04-10-2007, 02:26 PM   #17
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That is an awesome pic....cool!
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I Agree. Camaro looks better than the stang looks better than the charger.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #19
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BumbleBee that is a nice pic....at least the 3 of them can sit together long enough to take a picture
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Some people say they dont like the look of the headlights, but if you look at that picture of the Mustang, Camaro, and Charger, it looks like they are all going to have the smaller shaped headlights that are back in the grille.

The Camaro looks NOTHING like the Rustang. I hated the new Mustang since the moment I saw it, the "fog lights" on the GT look ridiculous. Where I live, you can't drive to our town square and back to my house without seeing at LEAST 6 Mustangs, whatever the year model.

I can't wait to park my brand new camaro RIGHT in the middle of them.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #21
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The Challenger and the Mustang seem to be bowing in respect in that picture...don't you think. As the Camaro looks on in fond kindness.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:04 AM   #22
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I've always kind of liked the camaro concept, however i did not like the mustang when it first come out and it HAS grown on me.

anyone that thinks this looks like a mustang is an idiot.
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I wonder if the above picture originated from a chop on a site or otherwise. If it wasn't a chop, you know there was a big debate over who takes the center spot...and look who come out on top and in the middle.
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I'm pretty sure that I saw that pic in a car magazine...possibly Motor Trend or Car & Driver??? But there was an article that was comparing the camaro to the mustang, and there was some about the challenger but of course it was mostly Camaro vs. Mustang. I did notice that in all of the pictures in that article the Camaro was a nose ahead of the Mustang

Here's a link for Motor Trend where they have the virtual test between the Camaro and Mustang, if there's anyone that hasn't seen it: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...st_animations/
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:59 AM   #25
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I was very happy when I first saw picture's of the actual concept. But! When I finally saw it in person??!! WOW!

I always told the naysayers, "wait until you see it in person before making a judgement." Just about everyone I said that to commented back to me that their opinion changed and it was incredible in person.

As for that picture above with the Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang, it's from the cover of 'MPH' magazine. I have a copy of it in my "Save Every Magazine With The Camaro On The Cover File."
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