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Old 05-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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I am afraid ... are you afraid?

First, hello all, i'm new up here.

anyway, I'm afraid. I love the new 'maro, BUT i'm afraid that by the time it goes into production, I won't love it anymore ...

I mean, I used to think some other concepts kicked ass, but by the time it turned to production, I felt like they were not so hot anymore ...

you know what I mean? getting used to something new and fresh coz' it has taken too long to become real ...

Thus, I feel like getting stucked on camaro5 is quite a danger, the danger of getting used to the new camaro and finally see it just like a ford crown victoria ... just because you looked at it every day ...

I do plan to be the first (or almost) froggy to get a 'maro, but i'm afraid ...


do you feel the same?


sorry for my poor english which is not my native language
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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hello there the new camaro will look very close to the real one thats a fact
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:56 PM   #3
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First, hello all, i'm new up here.

anyway, I'm afraid. I love the new 'maro, BUT i'm afraid that by the time it goes into production, I won't love it anymore ...

I mean, I used to think some other concepts kicked ass, but by the time it turned to production, I felt like they were not so hot anymore ...

you know what I mean? getting used to something new and fresh coz' it has taken too long to become real ...

Thus, I feel like getting stucked on camaro5 is quite a danger, the danger of getting used to the new camaro and finally see it just like a ford crown victoria ... just because you looked at it every day ...

I do plan to be the first (or almost) froggy to get a 'maro, but i'm afraid ...


do you feel the same?


sorry for my poor english which is not my native language
First off, your english is fine(see bolded above)
Second, they will have changed enough on this concept to keep it "fresh" and the Camaro isn't just another car...it's the camaro, the hugger, the Mustang Killer, the Vette's little brother, oh, yeah, and it's the CAMARO!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:30 AM   #4
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Love the english too. No problems there.

I also gave thought to losing the excitement since we have to wait years for it to come out. But...all we see is the same pix. No info. That could seriously hurt the Camaro. What keeps me going is the photoshopped pictures of what COULD BE. Yes, we've seen the pix and GM said it would be very close to the original and "I couldn't tell the difference between the two." But, there is a lot of time. Once the Camaro comes out, there will be options offered that none of us here EVER thought of. There will be different paint schemes...different interiors...different aftermarket companies. I'm telling you, it's going to be CRAZY. It'll be a fire rekindled all over again.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:29 AM   #5
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Welcome

I think GM has learned a few things about concept to market. Chrysler used to be the king but GM is right there in the game now.

I'm not concerned about the production version of the Camaro. While it will be a little smaller (good thing), everything I hear/read about the car says it will have a very similar look to the concept cars making the circuit
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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No, I am not afraid. I am patient.

Having said that....Hurry up all ready!!! :(

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Old 05-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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First off, your english is fine(see bolded above)
Second, they will have changed enough on this concept to keep it "fresh" and the Camaro isn't just another car...it's the camaro, the hugger, the Mustang Killer, the Vette's little brother, oh, yeah, and it's the CAMARO!!!
it would fit pretty good to me to be a camaro owner as my big brother owns a chevy corvette ZR1 1990!!

but I do think GM should give us more to "bite". we had the concept, then the convertible, then the red one then ... nothing ...

hey GM guys ... love is not forever ... love needs more than a "yes" at the beginning to last ...


tease us!


ps: thanks to make me comfortable with my english!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:33 PM   #8
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I've often had he same thoughts! Good rebuttals from the more senior members though, it gives me lots of hope myself!

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:15 PM   #9
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The Camaro has been my desktop both at home and at work since it's unveiling.

I check out all new pics that come out of it and salivate for new info. LOL

No, I'm don't think there's any chance of my getting 'tired' of it before it's release.

Heck, I even have a countdown on the license plate frame of my current vehicle.

Needless to say I'm 'waiting with baited breath' for the new Camaro to be in my driveway.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:19 PM   #10
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Unhappy Afraid?

About the only thing I'm afraid of is gas going over $4.00 a gallon :eek:

I've got a 100 mile round-trip commute each day. Gas much more expensive than that will probably keep me out of a 5th gen (at least until I can pick up a cheap econobox for the daily grind!)
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #11
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About the only thing I'm afraid of is gas going over $4.00 a gallon :eek:

I've got a 100 mile round-trip commute each day. Gas much more expensive than that will probably keep me out of a 5th gen (at least until I can pick up a cheap econobox for the daily grind!)
I feel sorry for you and that long commute.

Thank God for my 3.5 mile (7mile round trip) drive to work. (I've had my car just over 2 years and only have 14,600 miles...) Gas isn't quite as big an issue when you live that close to work thankfully.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:56 PM   #12
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Afraid

I also have the new Camaro on both my work and home computers. I change it every now and then, but always to another Camaro.

GM is watching this site along with every other venue it can, they are observing all we talk about and I think they will give more information as they need to.

There is no chance of me getting tired of it before it comes out, it is kind of fun. The hunt is just as satisfying as the kill.

HEY GM GIVE US SOME MORE TO CHEW ON.......
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:07 PM   #13
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Thank God for my 3.5 mile (7mile round trip) drive to work. (I've had my car just over 2 years and only have 14,600 miles...) Gas isn't quite as big an issue when you live that close to work thankfully.
Oh Yea? How about 1.4 to work, 2.8 round trip? My 1994 Impala SS daily driver has 78k miles on it hehehe. Just don't get me started on my motorhome. :eek:
And at the donut shop last weekend, I asked 2 of the designers if they knew about this site. Without a flinch, they both said they did.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:27 PM   #14
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It's funny I bet most of us have the 5th gen. camaro on our work and home pc's. I especially like the silver one with the gfx. Wish they could do thatone in all different colors. How can anyone get tired of looking at it. I feel like a boy with a huge crush on some girl.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:34 PM   #15
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And at the donut shop last weekend, I asked 2 of the designers if they knew about this site. Without a flinch, they both said they did.
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Now THAT, is what I like to hear!!!
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:40 AM   #16
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WOW! A member from France! :eek:

Welcome Punk_rider. Thank you for joining.

AS for your concerns about the new Camaro losing it's "luster" by the time it reaches production, not to worry my friend.

I look at it this way; GM gave us "teasers" with the coupe and 'vert, and now things are "laying low", which just helps build the anticipation, IMO. The production will be just different enough to have us chewing our finger nails in anticipation, plus, there will be all the cool options to choose from, and, there should be several special "dealer versions" which will also be awesome. I also cannot wait to see the return of my favorite muscle car to dealer showrooms. Just seeing one sitting in a showroom is going to be awesome, IMO.

Hang in there and don't worry. The wait will be well worth it.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:32 AM   #17
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new mustang did lose it's luster

I know a mustang is not a camaro.

But for reference, when the 2005 mustang came out I always spent time staring at it on car lots, but I don't anymore. (it is a nice riding car, it just desperately needs some curves. and it shouldn't look so overweight looking). It received hype because no one was making retro looking musclecars at that very moment.

The camaro concept has a lot of (classic) curves, especially on the quarter panels. Small details like this is why an old 69 camaro still looks so good. both the concept and the 1st gen camaro has that "coke bottle" shape on the sides.

Hopefully the final release camaro will look curvy and not like a rectangle box from every angle.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:58 PM   #18
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Regarding the Mustang...I think it all depends on the Mustang itself. I'll see a plain red stang and I don't give it a second look. Then, I see a powder blue w/ white racing stripes GT500 and oh boy...it turns my head. I like the Mustang style....especially on the "tuner" versions.
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:57 PM   #19
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stop crying yanks!!

in paris, unleaded fuel = 1,35-40€/liter = 1,89123 USD /liter = 1,89123 USD for 0,22 gallons = $8,6 for 1 gallon!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhh!!



(seems a little too big to me ...; correct me if i made calculation mistakes)
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:01 PM   #20
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WOW! A member from France! :eek:

Welcome Punk_rider. Thank you for joining.

AS for your concerns about the new Camaro losing it's "luster" by the time it reaches production, not to worry my friend.

I look at it this way; GM gave us "teasers" with the coupe and 'vert, and now things are "laying low", which just helps build the anticipation, IMO. The production will be just different enough to have us chewing our finger nails in anticipation, plus, there will be all the cool options to choose from, and, there should be several special "dealer versions" which will also be awesome. I also cannot wait to see the return of my favorite muscle car to dealer showrooms. Just seeing one sitting in a showroom is going to be awesome, IMO.

Hang in there and don't worry. The wait will be well worth it.

Thanks!! am I the only one?

Well, I lived in NYC 6 months ... does it count?

anyway, i want to be teased ...
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…sorry for my poor english which is not my native language
Wow - I almost feel like I'm reading one of my boyfriend's posts! He was raised in Belgium and also has a "different" rendering of the English language…

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stop crying yanks!!

in paris, unleaded fuel = 1,35-40€/liter = 1,89123 USD /liter = 1,89123 USD for 0,22 gallons = $8,6 for 1 gallon!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhh!!



(seems a little too big to me ...; correct me if i made calculation mistakes)
:eek: :eek: :eek:
I was vaguely aware of steep gas prices in Europe, but that's ridiculous!

I have to wonder how many Europeans have the commute I have though.

It's nice to know that there's a Camaro following in France and beyond!
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:39 AM   #23
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I was vaguely aware of steep gas prices in Europe, but that's ridiculous!

I have to wonder how many Europeans have the commute I have though.

It's nice to know that there's a Camaro following in France and beyond!
well, in France 85% of gas price is taxes. **** the government!!

hopefully, France isn't as large as USA and the biggest part of us live in cities and don't really need their cars on a day to day basis.

anyway, my bro's ZR1 just "drinks" gas like beer ... but the fun is worth the price!!

I need to gather up the money to pay for the camaro, but then, I'll be the one owning a camaro 5th gen in France.

let's hope the Euro/dollar exchange rate will remain the same ...
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Wow - I almost feel like I'm reading one of my boyfriend's posts! He was raised in Belgium and also has a "different" rendering of the English language…

Anyway, welcome to the site!!
i'm from belgium too, from east-belgium, the german speaking community, to be exact
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Wow - I almost feel like I'm reading one of my boyfriend's posts! He was raised in Belgium and also has a "different" rendering of the English language…

Anyway, welcome to the site!!
i'm from belgium too, from east-belgium, the german speaking community, to be exact
Well now we're getting WAY off topic but, we own 2 Schipperkes; Raisen & Shiney, great little dogs but WILL NOT go bye bye in the new 5th Gen
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