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Old 12-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default next gen camaro to debut 2015

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next gen 6.2, yes please!
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Hope theres a refresh before that. The design was "old" when it rolled of the lines. Article has almost 0 information.
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True 88blackgt, the only news I got is the new Gen will be in 2015. They need to do some sort of refresh, especially to the tail lights and dash. Thats my opinion.
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The design was "old" when it rolled of the lines.
I don't know if I'd go that far.
The car generated A LOT of excitement/buzz when it was first shown/released and sales figures backed that excitement up as well...it likely didn't look all that dated or 'old' to everyone else.
But EVERYTHING gets old eventually so a refresh is definitely going to be necessary (obviously).
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I don't know if I'd go that far.
The car generated A LOT of excitement/buzz when it was first shown/released and sales figures backed that excitement up as well...it likely didn't look all that dated or 'old' to everyone else.
But EVERYTHING gets old eventually so a refresh is definitely going to be necessary (obviously).
It was debuted almost 4 years before it hit the streets. It was featured in 2 movies before it hit the streets. GM dropped the ball on delivering this car. Do you really want to see this same body for another 3 years?
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Do you really want to see this same body for another 3 years?
Yes.
3-4 years I can see but probably no more than that.
The car is still very appealing to me when I see one. While I was never totally blown away by it's styling/look in the very beginning it has actually grown on me even more over the last year and I do believe that it's still fresh enough to withstand another few years with little change.
But again, many vehicle designs do get old after a while and a few years from now this one will probably be no exception.
Even though it's 'basic look' has been the same since late 2004, I do also still like the Mustang's styling as well.
And I still stare at Challengers when they drive by too.
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Hope theres a refresh before that. The design was "old" when it rolled of the lines. Article has almost 0 information.
Agreed. A refresh is already in order. Along with a drastic redesign of the rear end, which won't happen unfortunately.

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Agreed. A refresh is already in order. Along with a drastic redesign of the rear end, which won't happen unfortunately.
Hmm, just curious what you two think about the Mustang then, now entering it's 3rd model year looking EXACTLY the same and on it's way to an 8th model year with only one minor styling update?
Again I happen to like the Mustang's looks a lot but talk about gettin' old/stale LOL.
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I can see GM doing a real minor refresh for the 2014 model year but it wont be drastic like the 2009 to 2010 Mustang was. I hope GM listened to the performance side of the fans on the major dislike for the size and weight of the car but earlier reports already said that it would be on a smaller platform so there is hope.

No more retro interiors please.
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Would be badass if they did a 69 1/2-73 split bumper style for the next gen
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Im still not tired of the whole retro look. I still think they look badass whenever you see these cars in the street.

However i think the whole retro designs are really holding the car back from reaching higher performance times, which is what most of us want. Im no engineer or anything like that, but its hard to accept that most of these 5th gens are running very similar times as the previous gens. I think thats what let most people down to begin with. Id like to see less horsepower numbers, and better performance times. Underrate these cars again if you have to.
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as long as it drops 300lbs or more, plus i can't wait to see what the next gen 6.2 will put out. i think it will do good
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Old full-size sedan chassis, poorly designed interior, and an already aging exterior.
Though, the interior IS still highly praised and admired by the average consumer (not myself, but hey...).
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Hmm, just curious what you two think about the Mustang then, now entering it's 3rd model year looking EXACTLY the same and on it's way to an 8th model year with only one minor styling update?
Again I happen to like the Mustang's looks a lot but talk about gettin' old/stale LOL.
Think of it this way;

Mustang got a new body 05. Refreshed in 2010. Rumored new body again in 2014.

Camaro unveiled in 06. Its 2012 and no refresh yet.

I assume they'll do something, waiting til 2015 is a long time.
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Camaro unveiled in 06. Its 2012 and no refresh yet.
'Cheat' logic because you can't really count the years between concept and an actual model available to the consumer in the showrooms.
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'Cheat' logic because you can't really count the years between concept and an actual model available to the consumer in the showrooms.
I would agree with this on any other concept. However, the camaro concept was in the public eye way too much. I was tired of it before it was available to the consumer. The 2005 mustang concept was debuted in 2004. If we add 1 year to the Mustang side, would that make it fair logic?
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No more retro interiors please.
This. I love retro styling cues on the exterior of these cars, but I cannot abide it in the interior design. I always thought it funny that the GM designers claimed to aiming for a more modern edge to the Camaro's styling (as opposed to an unabashed retro recreation ala Challenger), yet they made every attempt imaginable to give the car a throwback interior. Why not just have a fully modern cockpit?
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I would agree with this on any other concept. However, the camaro concept was in the public eye way too much. I was tired of it before it was available to the consumer. The 2005 mustang concept was debuted in 2004. If we add 1 year to the Mustang side, would that make it fair logic?
2003 actually, but I do agree the Camaro was showed a TAD to early but at the time in 06 it was nothing more then a concept car with no production plans. They hyped the crap out of the car using movies and tv shows and dragging it on and it has obviously paid off sales wise. The thing with the world today is that the online media is so huge that everything is exposed and hyped so we see, read, and hear about it that much more and earlier so it makes it look as though things are dragged on much longer. Back in 2003 when the Mustang concept came out mostly it was covered by magazine and small internet blogs compared to the mass online media that was around by time the 2006 Camaro concept came about.
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2003 actually, but I do agree the Camaro was showed a TAD to early but at the time in 06 it was nothing more then a concept car with no production plans. They hyped the crap out of the car using movies and tv shows and dragging it on and it has obviously paid off sales wise. The thing with the world today is that the online media is so huge that everything is exposed and hyped so we see, read, and hear about it that much more and earlier so it makes it look as though things are dragged on much longer. Back in 2003 when the Mustang concept came out mostly it was covered by magazine and small internet blogs compared to the mass online media that was around by time the 2006 Camaro concept came about.
Excellent points.
Another factor is that the Camaro was out of production for so many years, there was simply a huge amount of hype and hunger by GM, the media and the public based solely on that alone.
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