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blackgloves 01-11-2011 03:58 AM

How long will 5th gen Camaro body style be produced?
 
How many years will these cars be available? I would assume 10 years but curious if theres any rumblings.

Also how long will the current engine (LS3) stick around? I dont wanna buy a Camaro to only have a "new one" come out thats putting out more HP.

PeeBee 01-11-2011 04:29 AM

I hope prodiced long enough "as is"...

As for the increasing HP... Guess that's always a risk you take.

rtcat600man 01-11-2011 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by blackgloves (Post 2717977)
How many years will these cars be available? I would assume 10 years but curious if theres any rumblings.

Also how long will the current engine (LS3) stick around? I dont wanna buy a Camaro to only have a "new one" come out thats putting out more HP.


Until the 6th Gen. comes out. :sm0:Sorry couldn't resist.

mikeSS 01-11-2011 05:16 AM

i think it will be this look until 2014-2015. and there will be a HP bump. but i really don't care. thats why we mod right

the Kolektor 01-11-2011 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeSS (Post 2718006)
i think it will be this look until 2014-2015. and there will be a HP bump. but i really don't care. thats why we mod right

Right, theres always ways to increase over and above the factory output. Plus you can't beat the fun of modding and the thrill of driving it after knowing YOU did the work!

midnighter 01-11-2011 07:42 AM

I see them keeping this body style with only minor face lifts for about 5 to 6 years. I love this body style so I don't see myself trading mine for a newer one :wub:

Bad70supreme 01-11-2011 07:50 AM

The new body will be lighter, handle better and be faster! I LOVE the car as is and I hope it sticks around for a wiel too...but when the new one comes out, I am sure it will be pretty bad a$$!

Cam#7 01-11-2011 07:55 AM

There's been numerous threads on this subject. The Gen6 is suppose to come out on the new lighter platform in 2014 as the 2015 model. So us Gen5 owners will have only a five year run versus the typical 10 years.

Ironheadspearo 01-11-2011 08:08 AM

PORSCHE 911 has maintained nearly the same look for decades. I know if you take an old one and a brand new one there would be obvious major change but ober the years it has been subtle tweaks and improvements. wish that was the case with this car

Cam#7 01-11-2011 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironheadspearo (Post 2718206)
PORSCHE 911 has maintained nearly the same look for decades. I know if you take an old one and a brand new one there would be obvious major change but ober the years it has been subtle tweaks and improvements. wish that was the case with this car

This can also be said about how the 370Z has evolved. I personally like that GM has gone a different direction with every generation.


This Gen5 car was all about style. I believe the Gen6 car will be all about beating the Mustang in the press. This means a smaller/lighter car that is more nimble and has good visibility (more glass). I'm sure the Gen6 car will look great but it won't be close to what the Gen5 car is. Just look at like the Gen2 cars. They were great cars in their own right, but never matched a Gen1 car in style.

yzfmik 01-11-2011 08:39 AM

My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.

Ironheadspearo 01-11-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Cam#7 (Post 2718272)
This can also be said about how the 370Z has evolved. I personally like that GM has gone a different direction with every generation.


This Gen5 car was all about style. I believe the Gen6 car will be all about beating the Mustang in the press. This means a smaller/lighter car that is more nimble and has good visibility (more glass). I'm sure the Gen6 car will look great but it won't be close to what the Gen5 car is. Just look at like the Gen2 cars. They were great cars in their own right, but never matched a Gen1 car in style.

I would not be opposed to ths car being scaled down in size and weight but I think the general look should be maintained. I plan to buy the next gen when it comes around and keep this one as well. unless chevy ruins the car in the next generation.

el ess A 01-11-2011 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by yzfmik (Post 2718278)
My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.

Make him buy it from you for like 3K. 99% chance he won't appreciate it if you just hand it to him, but at least he'll get on board early on how to manage money so he won't be broke when he's in his 30s.

rtcat600man 01-11-2011 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by yzfmik (Post 2718278)
My plan is to give this one to my 12 y/o in 4 years and buy a new one.

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Originally Posted by el ess X (Post 2718471)
Make him buy it from you for like 3K. 99% chance he won't appreciate it if you just hand it to him, but at least he'll get on board early on how to manage money so he won't be broke when he's in his 30s.


I am trying to convince my 12 year old son to start making down payments to me now so that when he graduates High School I can hand him the keys. He isn't buying into that theory yet.


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