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Old 04-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #183
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Unless Audi is absolutely over pricing their cars, I don't see how a next gen Camaro could come close in build quality, interior design, material quality, performance and style and not be in the same price range. That puts the Camaro, at least V8 powered trim levels, in the ball park of the Corvette.
You know how everyone in the other thread is comparing our beloved Z/28 to cars costing way more? Yeah, kind of like that.

I could spend time typing it up but the list of what it would take to make the NG Camaro competitive with an RS5 for me wouldn't be that extensive. GM already has the power train if they use the LT1 with an 8 speed. It can be done and all it would take is making it the best car they can. Doesn't need Audi build quality or materials for me. But GM could be verrrrrry close by just putting the best Chevy interior to date with the previously mentioned power train. Might not work for others but it would work for me if they do what I have in my head.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:11 PM   #184
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You know how everyone in the other thread is comparing our beloved Z/28 to cars costing way more? Yeah, kind of like that.

I could spend time typing it up but the list of what it would take to make the NG Camaro competitive with an RS5 for me wouldn't be that extensive. GM already has the power train if they use the LT1 with an 8 speed. It can be done and all it would take is making it the best car they can. Doesn't need Audi build quality or materials for me. But GM could be verrrrrry close by just putting the best Chevy interior to date with the previously mentioned power train. Might not work for others but it would work for me if they do what I have in my head.
Those comparisons are correct because the Z/28 isn't built to the same quality or with the same materials. If the Z/28 was built the same as the other cars, it would cost the same. Then, you run into the issue of buying a Porsche or a Chevy that costs the same. At that point, you lose the main benefit of it being a Chevy, the lower price.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #185
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The Camaro is produced in much higher numbers allowing the cost of development to be spread farther, which in turn helps keep cost down. This along with more buying power.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:19 PM   #186
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Those comparisons are correct because the Z/28 isn't built to the same quality or with the same materials. If the Z/28 was built the same as the other cars, it would cost the same. Then, you run into the issue of buying a Porsche or a Chevy that costs the same. At that point, you lose the main benefit of it being a Chevy, the lower price.
Not built to the same quality? That's a loaded statement that can be blown way out of proportion.

What do you mean by quality? If your talking quality of interior materials and the number of luxury features, then yes its not as "high quality".

But if your talking build quality....track quality...the ability to go lap after lap after lap and kick the audi's @ss on the track...well it has got that in spades.

That Z/28 isn't gonna fall apart any quicker than an Audi...or any other expensive car brand.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:05 AM   #187
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I meant quality of materials. I have no doubt the current and future Camaros are well built vehicles.

My point is there is no free lunch. You can't built a Camaro that is built well with the same quality of materials used in the car and the same performance yet cost substantially less.
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I'm bumping this thread to the top just so it'll be underneath the new thread filled with so many people completely shocked and whining about how the new Camaro is evolutionary and not revolutionary.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #189
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Always been a fan of the 5th gen exterior so I like the new look. The real excitement for me is going to be the interior reveal. That's what kept me from buying a 5th gen.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:23 PM   #190
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I really liked the 10-11 interior. My 13 just isn't the same.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:45 PM   #191
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I'm bumping this thread to the top just so it'll be underneath the new thread filled with so many people completely shocked and whining about how the new Camaro is evolutionary and not revolutionary.
Everyone knew it would be evolutionary. Very few people expected a radical design change. That still doesn't mean what was leaked today was any good.
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