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Old 11-02-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Gas Prices? Slow Economy? Who Cares? V8 Chevy Camaros Selling Out Quickly

Apparently, rumors of the death of the American muscle car have been greatly exaggerated.

Autoblog reports, "Chevrolet has reportedly taken more than 6,000 orders for its new Camaro so far," before the first one has reached showrooms, "and why not? The car is great looking, excitement is high, and fuel prices have eased up a bit." More remarkably, "84% of orders have been for V8-powered SS models so far."

At the Camaro's rollout in July, GM worked hard to reassure the press that the car would be available in a more fuel-efficient V6 edition that didn't sacrifice much performance.

Apparently, buyers tuned that news out, dreaming of the rumble of a small-block V8. Now, Motor Authority reports, GM is "warning its dealers that they will have to prepare their customers for the fact that Chevrolet won't be making 84% of its Camaros in the SS trim." Customers may be disappointed to learn that the V8 will be hard to find.

Apparently, we've all be underestimating that V8 lust. AutoWeek notes that the buyer who ordered the third Camaro SS to roll off the assembly line has already sold the car on eBay before it has even been delivered. The winning bid? A whopping $73,000 (shipping not included).

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Old 11-02-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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Apparently, rumors of the death of the American muscle car have been greatly exaggerated.

Autoblog reports, "Chevrolet has reportedly taken more than 6,000 orders for its new Camaro so far," before the first one has reached showrooms, "and why not? The car is great looking, excitement is high, and fuel prices have eased up a bit." More remarkably, "84% of orders have been for V8-powered SS models so far."

At the Camaro's rollout in July, GM worked hard to reassure the press that the car would be available in a more fuel-efficient V6 edition that didn't sacrifice much performance.

Apparently, buyers tuned that news out, dreaming of the rumble of a small-block V8. Now, Motor Authority reports, GM is "warning its dealers that they will have to prepare their customers for the fact that Chevrolet won't be making 84% of its Camaros in the SS trim." Customers may be disappointed to learn that the V8 will be hard to find.

Apparently, we've all be underestimating that V8 lust. AutoWeek notes that the buyer who ordered the third Camaro SS to roll off the assembly line has already sold the car on eBay before it has even been delivered. The winning bid? A whopping $73,000 (shipping not included).

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...g-Out-Quickly/
Gotta love it when articles are wrong
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:43 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=camaro5;178588]Apparently, rumors of the death of the American muscle car have been greatly exaggerated.
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Apparently, buyers tuned that news out, dreaming of the rumble of a small-block V8. Now, Motor Authority reports, GM is "warning its dealers that they will have to prepare their customers for the fact that Chevrolet won't be making 84% of its Camaros in the SS trim." Customers may be disappointed to learn that the V8 will be hard to find.

Maybe not AFTER the first couple months
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:28 AM   #7
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I want Summit White... I better be able to order an SS/RS in white when the color is available ....
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:35 PM   #8
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Apparently, rumors of the death of the American muscle car have been greatly exaggerated.

Autoblog reports, "Chevrolet has reportedly taken more than 6,000 orders for its new Camaro so far," before the first one has reached showrooms, "and why not? The car is great looking, excitement is high, and fuel prices have eased up a bit." More remarkably, "84% of orders have been for V8-powered SS models so far."

At the Camaro's rollout in July, GM worked hard to reassure the press that the car would be available in a more fuel-efficient V6 edition that didn't sacrifice much performance.

Apparently, buyers tuned that news out, dreaming of the rumble of a small-block V8. Now, Motor Authority reports, GM is "warning its dealers that they will have to prepare their customers for the fact that Chevrolet won't be making 84% of its Camaros in the SS trim." Customers may be disappointed to learn that the V8 will be hard to find.

Apparently, we've all be underestimating that V8 lust. AutoWeek notes that the buyer who ordered the third Camaro SS to roll off the assembly line has already sold the car on eBay before it has even been delivered. The winning bid? A whopping $73,000 (shipping not included).

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...g-Out-Quickly/
im tired of car companies focusing on mpg,gas milelage etc.thats all people ever worry about these days whatever happened to having the fastest car on the streets?man the hell with buying an uncool car like a ford honda or toyota with these ugly cars you sacrifice horsepower,speed and your reputation by buying these so called gas savers. i have a 2001 monte carlo ss and i get great gas milelage plus this car is a car chickz really dig! i wouldnt be found dead in a focus civic or prius these cars suck really i dont care if gas prices continue to rise i will still drive a camaro ss or trans am ws6 or even a charger srt8 but never,never will i buy a ford toyota,honda,subaru,volkswagon etc im all american muscle car status the 60's 70's & 80's were the coolest years the muscle car era when you had to go hard or go home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #9
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I'm sure the V8 Camaro's are selling out fast, but what I'm wondering is for how long? I'm very surprised that 84% of the Camaros sold were the V8 models. I hopw by the time I'm 20 I can get an SS.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:16 PM   #10
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I'm sure the V8 Camaro's are selling out fast, but what I'm wondering is for how long? I'm very surprised that 84% of the Camaros sold were the V8 models. I hopw by the time I'm 20 I can get an SS.
Me too. Well right now with the way the economy and the market is gas is cheap. Heck I'm looking into getting something with a V8 for my next ride in the next couple of months to take advantage of the poor economic conditions...

You'll be able to get an SS. They'll be out there. Especially after all the hype is over. Yeah majority of Camaros that will be sitting on the lots probably will be V6's but there should be a decent amount of SS's out there...
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If 84% of the orders are v8 and they're not going to make 84% of first bunch v8, then they're stupid and deserve to go out of business.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #12
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AutoWeek notes that the buyer who ordered the third Camaro SS to roll off the assembly line has already sold the car on eBay before it has even been delivered. The winning bid? A whopping $73,000 (shipping not included).
do you think they might have been talking about that guy we got shut down last week for the "charity car" auction?
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:03 PM   #13
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Same here If you're so god danm concered about the mpg then buy yourself a cobalt ss or an hhr ss as much as gm is tring to get the best mpg on the camaro, its still a v8 and why don't they talk about how the car has so many features and so much power and so much gadgets inside and under the car, the camaro has a hell load more than the competition has and they don't state much of that, those magazines need to get their heads off the mpg topic for a while.
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It isn't too surprising that 84% of preorders are for the SS. It is the enthusiasts who are doing all the pre-ordering, and they're the ones who will buy the SS. Joe Consumer doesn't pre-order cars. When he wants/needs one, he goes to the dealership and buys what is there, maybe dealer trading for the exact one he wants if that is possible. Joe Consumer is also much more likely to buy the LS and LT.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #15
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If you read the articles the writer is quoting, it paints a different picture. The writer of this article is slanting the news in the direction he wants to for his own shock value.

The total pre-sales v8 mix is still only 26% of the initial 20000 to be built, so I think we are o.k. at this point. One of the articles even mentions this fact although he neglects to include that information.

Also, every one of his source articles quotes Camaro-5 as its primary source of information. The other article read correctly while this one is a screw up.:bangdesk:
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I wonder who has ordered the more pricyest camaro yet??
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do you think they might have been talking about that guy we got shut down last week for the "charity car" auction?
His info is missing some info. Car #3 was sold for that much on ebay, for a legitimate charity, not that fruitcake that we busted.
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wait im mis understanding this article
are they saying that they are not gonna make as many v8's ?
or are they saying tehre just selling quick??
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wait im mis understanding this article
are they saying that they are not gonna make as many v8's ?
or are they saying tehre just selling quick??
The Article is pointing out that despite the high gas prices (what high gas prices? ) that the majority of Camaros that were pre-ordered were V8's rather than V6's, which i think for some odd reason everyone finds surprising... But GM stated that they will be producing a larger percentage of V6 powered Camaros vs V8 Camaro's but I don't know who anyone is trying to pull on us there's still going to be Camaro SS's out there it's not like there's going to be a huge shortage... well maybe the first three months that the Camaro is out...
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well if we ordered our ss already we still get it??
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well if we ordered our ss already we still get it??
Well, I did the math.

84% of the 6000 ordered would come out to 5040 units.
26% of the initial 20000 would be 5200 units.

Now I know they'd probably fudge the numbers to fit in all the later coming SS orders..but we're cutting it close now to their quota.

This is why I'm waiting to order mine. Going for a Short Throw 1SS and Red Jewel Tintcoat; so I don't think THAT'S coming from the factory..
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...(what high gas prices? )...
really!! gas ain't been this low in almost 4 years! either way, if i'm buying a muscle car, it's gonna have a V8
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really!! gas ain't been this low in almost 4 years! either way, if i'm buying a muscle car, it's gonna have a V8
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I don't dislike the direct six, but I'm personally not spending my cash for the version that I'd feel like I was only settling for...I want the eight. I'll either get what I want, or I'll do without!
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If 84% of the orders are v8 and they're not going to make 84% of first bunch v8, then they're stupid and deserve to go out of business.
Sorry...but this was funny. AND TRUE.

If the buying public wants it, make it. This is what business is about. If you don't make it, you won't sell it! If you don't sell it, you don't make any money! Now...if the leaders of GM can't understand THIS, then maybe they DO need to go!
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