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Old 11-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #51
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If you go to 5thgen.org, there is a similiar forum topic. The site owner has stated that

"Convertible always was scheduled for the second model year, so this is nothing new.
Neither the coupe or convertible are on hold or delayed in any way. The convertible will be released as planned, approximately 1 year after the coupe."

This guy, from what I undersand has worked /talked with Scott before, so what's the deal? Is the vert coming out in 2010 or not?

Previously, MT magazine made some incorrect statements, once 5thgen.org contacted them, they made corrections - here's what another member said about this:

"now you of all people should know better then to trust that rag.... i mean magazine. are they not the very same ones that misquoted and didnt want to give 5thgen credit until contacted?".

Here was the response to this comment:
"yeah, according to them, the camaro is a 2009 w/ an LS2"

This guy, from what I undersand has worked /talked with Scott before, so what's the deal? Is the vert coming out in 2010 or not?

Overall, I don't trust what MT mag is saying - I still believe the vert will be out mid 2010, like it was originally planned. Here's the website:

http://www.5thgen.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8984

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:48 PM   #52
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"Get Lutz to get personal with America. Lee Iacocca did in the 80's with Chrysler and his personal appeals in comercials and it helped get them out of the red. He became a household name and Chryslers started flying out of dealers."




I will agree with this wholeheartedly. Make me notice you with good reason.
Make the flashy lights, shaky camera commercials if you must, but also produce one that appeals to common sense.

Hey, the CEO of Sprint is doing it. And I remember it for being a good commercial.

Guess I will wait a bit longer for a new Vert Camaro. O well, time to play with the 68 some more.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:26 PM   #53
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Personally I'm not a proponent of "buy American" - regardless. I, like most, will buy what we determine to be the best product at the best price. And I don't think anyone at GM would have us do otherwise, because they have too much pride for that and they know they CAN compete.
But, like Scott said, it's not a level playing field, which makes it very difficult for them. I liken it to the government subsidies Airbus receives, putting Boeing at a distinct disadvantage in the commercial aircraft industry, and which they are now protesting before the WTO. It's not right...but PLEASE...no global economy...there HAS to be a better solution!!!!!

P.S. - A lot of older American companies are paying out a large number of pensions each month and still providing current workers good medical coverage, but NOT also paying each worker $150,000 a year salary($70+/hr). That's a part of the playing field that should be controllable but isn't. It's a shame.


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Old 11-18-2008, 05:31 PM   #54
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I'm sorry to say that I guess they will have to wait to get my money to help them through the tough times. I'm not buying until the drop top is out.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:59 AM   #55
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Just trying to be patient . . . it will come

I too reside on the West Coast full of convertibles and cringe every time some guy in his newer generation mustang GT starts reviving his engine while eyeing my 01 vert. I've done nothing but talk about this car ever since it's debut in 2006. BUT I wil wait. As much as I would love to help GM's bottomline by placing an order for an SS w/sunroof as an alternative to my dream 5th gen vert. But if I settle and buy now I will in no way be able to afford the vert when it does eventually appear.

Lets just all keep positive and promote the Camaro line as much as possible. And Scott, thanks for all of the updates and information that we all know we can trust.

Still looking forward to the day the camaros show up in the show rooms so I can actually touch and feel one to know exactly all the options I want on mine!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:47 AM   #56
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Howdy all, this is my first post, although I have been a long time lurker. First, I just don't get GM. Why is it taking so long for them to get the Camaro out in the first place? The new Mustang came out in 2005, and here they are now finally going to get it out as a 2010? Heck, it didn't take GM that long to counter the Mustang the first time around in 1964.5 I thought it was all set to come out after the big appearance in "Transformers" a few years ago?

Secondly, why are they going to delay the convertible? Are they really that far behind on engineering...well maybe that is why they can't get the Camaro out on time, but I just can't see why they would want to limit sales by not having it ready, since they have had years to do so. Can you tell I want a vert

I have always been a Chevy guy, Corvettes mostly, and I only by American, so when we had our two kids, I reluctantly sold my C5 Corvette and ordered a 2007 Mustang GT Premium Convertible, since the Camaro was not available. It was a great car, but alas, we got transferred to Kodiak, Alaska (I am a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot), which is an island with hardly any roads. So because of that, and the lack of a garage in base housing, I sold the Mustang too since I couldn't stand to see it sit out in the snow and freezing rain.

Now I want to order a Camaro for when we return to the lower 48, but it has got to be a vert, so what gives GM? Sorry, rant off

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:11 AM   #57
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What gives is they are in a trying time right now and some projects have been put on hold. Yes they have the Coupe already done and now gearing up to go but with times as hard as they are for GM right now a vert would not really be an economicaly sound idea to go with. They have delayed quite a few projects as of right now and if you do a lil search here on the forums you will find out. So just sit back and wait and as some have said "Keep the Faith"...
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:15 AM   #58
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Was the Camaro designed as a convertible in the first place like the C6 Corvette?? GM was able to launch the 2005 C6 as a coupe and convertible at the same time as the C6 was designed as a convertible in the first place. Not a coupe that needed additional structural re-engineering etc.

Too bad GM had the $$$ to release a new HUMMER and not allocated resources to allow the Camaro coupe and contervible to be released at the same time.

Way to go GM, a new HUMMER is exactly what we need.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:19 PM   #59
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Was the Camaro designed as a convertible in the first place like the C6 Corvette?? GM was able to launch the 2005 C6 as a coupe and convertible at the same time as the C6 was designed as a convertible in the first place. Not a coupe that needed additional structural re-engineering etc.

Too bad GM had the $$$ to release a new HUMMER and not allocated resources to allow the Camaro coupe and contervible to be released at the same time.

Way to go GM, a new HUMMER is exactly what we need.
Yes, another Hummer would seem to be an an odd choice to introduce in these hard economic times. And yes, the Camaro was supposed designed from the early stages to be a convertible too, just like the C5 and C6 Corvettes, so I hope they get it back on track soon.
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