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Old 06-21-2018, 05:16 PM   #127
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Good thing most disagree. The 6th gen and the refresh are steps backward visually. You should give a reason why....then follow it up with how the current and refreshed 6th gen are a hit.
Most as in who ? Talk to a group of older Camaro owners about what they think of the Gen 5 , do you think they would love the retro look ? Yeah in a Camaro 5 forum most will love its retro styling but the love is not as wide spread as you think . Sure it was a good blend looks and performance that GM put together to make it sell as a Camaro . In my opion the gen 6 is a much better looking car then the 5th gen, and is a hit for those who drive them . Number of cars that have been sold is meaningless when it come to our cars , it just shows how well GM can plan when they want to.
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Most as in who ? Talk to a group of older Camaro owners about what they think of the Gen 5 , do you think they would love the retro look ? Yeah in a Camaro 5 forum most will love its retro styling but the love is not as wide spread as you think . Sure it was a good blend looks and performance that GM put together to make it sell as a Camaro . In my opion the gen 6 is a much better looking car then the 5th gen, and is a hit for those who drive them . Number of cars that have been sold is meaningless when it come to our cars , it just shows how well GM can plan when they want to.
Have to agree. Loved the gen6 car from the moment I laid eye on it. It makes the gen5 look dated. Sorry guys, just my opion. I still have love for the gen5 cars. How couldnt you? I just like everything about the gen6 better especially looks. I would still own a gen5 1LE or ZL1 if the right one ever came around for a good price. I should have kept my gen5 ZL1.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:20 PM   #129
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Have to agree. Loved the gen6 car from the moment I laid eye on it. It makes the gen5 look dated. Sorry guys, just my opion. I still have love for the gen5 cars. How couldnt you? I just like everything about the gen6 better especially looks. I would still own a gen5 1LE or ZL1 if the right one ever came around for a good price. I should have kept my gen5 ZL1.
The 5th gen is a retro modern design, itís suppose to look dated as in 1969. Is a classic design revisioned.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:07 PM   #130
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Most as in who ? Talk to a group of older Camaro owners about what they think of the Gen 5 , do you think they would love the retro look ? Yeah in a Camaro 5 forum most will love its retro styling but the love is not as wide spread as you think . Sure it was a good blend looks and performance that GM put together to make it sell as a Camaro . In my opion the gen 6 is a much better looking car then the 5th gen, and is a hit for those who drive them . Number of cars that have been sold is meaningless when it come to our cars , it just shows how well GM can plan when they want to.
When most people don't even know there's a 6th gen speaks for its self. Say what you want but the 5th gen style was and still is very popular. All the points your making are opinion based like most are here. ...but don't act like its the right one. You say the retro look should have never happened....but you think the 6th gen is a success visually......I don't agree.
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i really have to look twice to tell the difference.couldnt we find something better to argue over?
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:19 PM   #132
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i really have to look twice to tell the difference.couldnt we find something better to argue over?
I have to quit commenting in every single thread started by somebody 5th gen vs 6th gen.Its the same debate and comments everytime.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:52 PM   #133
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What I find funny is that GM fixed what everyone complainted about with the gen5 in the gen6 car and people still complain. Go figure.

Wait you can see out of these new fangled models? Okay that's it I'm sold!
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When most people don't even know there's a 6th gen speaks for its self. Say what you want but the 5th gen style was and still is very popular. All the points your making are opinion based like most are here. ...but don't act like its the right one. You say the retro look should have never happened....but you think the 6th gen is a success visually......I don't agree.
Most people know of the 5th Gen Camaro as a movie prop, which helps in its popularity i'm sure ,even if it was a GTO. I'm not a fan of the retro look at all and always thought it was an easy way out for the designer , you won't see Corvette ever go retro because its heritage is held to a higher level, like they should have done with the Camaro .
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The 5th gen is a retro modern design, itís suppose to look dated as in 1969. Is a classic design revisioned.
The 69 isnt dated. Its timeless. There is a difference.
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Wait you can see out of these new fangled models? Okay that's it I'm sold!
I dont remember anyone complaining about being able to see out of a gen5. I remember tons complaining that they were too heavy and not nimple enough. Did GM fix that? Somewhat, but at a cost. Still a better car than the gen5. Sorry, you're not going to change my opinion on that as im not going to change yours. It doesnt take anything away from the gen5 in saying anyhow. It stands on its own for what it was in it's time.

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Most people know of the 5th Gen Camaro as a movie prop, which helps in its popularity i'm sure ,even if it was a GTO. I'm not a fan of the retro look at all and always thought it was an easy way out for the designer , you won't see Corvette ever go retro because its heritage is held to a higher level, like they should have done with the Camaro .
The only people impressed by the Camaro in the movie were kids....i didn't give a damn that the car was in a movie or not. Again just because you don't like it is your problem..The Mustang and Challenger have had great success with the retro look. And you don't think you can see the Corvette heritage even in current form? You can tell its a Vette from any angle . Unlike the current Camaro. So your whole retro is a fail argument isn't really justified. You should be more concerned about your 6th gen refresh. This debate is never ending.
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Nice try....the only people impressed by the Camaro in the movie were kids....i didn't give a damn that the car was in a movie or not. Again just because you don't like it is your problem..The Mustang and Challenger have had great success with the retro look. And you don't think you can see the Corvette heritage even in current form? You can tell its a Vette from any angle . Unlike the current Camaro. So your whole retro is a fail argument isn't really justified. You should be more concerned about your 6th gen refresh.
I don't see the Corvette having to back up in its evolution to rely on the looks of a 63 split window for the sake of sales. The 6th Gen fits in perfect right now in the evolution of the Camaro , go look at 53 Corvette then a 18 Corvette and pick out the similarities, and do the same with the 67 Camaro and 18 Camaro . The 6th Gen places the Camaro where it should be now ,looks have to move forward just like performance be it popular or not . I think its really weak thinking that a Camaro can only be popular if it looks like 45 to 50 year old design. I would much rather drive the best performance ,futuristic looking Camaros ever built in the 6th Gen models, even if its less popular .
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I don't see the Corvette having to back up in its evolution to rely on the looks of a 63 split window for the sake of sales. The 6th Gen fits in perfect right now in the evolution of the Camaro , go look at 53 Corvette then a 18 Corvette and pick out the similarities, and do the same with the 67 Camaro and 18 Camaro . The 6th Gen places the Camaro where it should be now ,looks have to move forward just like performance be it popular or not . I think its really weak thinking that a Camaro can only be popular if it looks like 45 to 50 year old design. I would much rather drive the best performance ,futuristic looking Camaros ever built in the 6th Gen models, even if its less popular .
Interesting. I have owned corvettes and have a book which has a interview with the c6 designer and he says he specifically used the 63 Vette as a inspiration for designing the c6 and he states you can see the older vetted lines in a c6?
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Since it appears both of you run at tracks... Is a roll-bar required at a track to run a 5th generation SS convertible?
I've been wanting to try it, but won't make that modification & expense.
Most events I've been to seem to want roll cages in convertibles. This may not be the case everywhere, all associations will have their rulebook available to you.
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