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Old 09-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Anyone worried GM will ruin the 6th gen Camaro?

After seeing what they did to the C7 Corvette rear fascia I'm growing concerned they're going to ruin the 6th generation Camaro. Add to that the polarizing change to the 2014 Camaro tail lights, I'm not optimistic we're going to get a better looking 6th gen Camaro. I mean look at the rear fascia of the new Corvette, what were they thinking?

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Judging by that picture we're in good hands in my opinion. I love everything about the C7.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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That's why I kept the camaro while ordering the C7.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Judging by that picture we're in good hands in my opinion. I love everything about the C7.
Agreed!!
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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I love the C7 rear end. The Corvette needed a drastic change because they were boring to look at. One reason the Camaro's got more looks than the Vette's was because it was new an meaty. Change is OK. I will still keep my Camaro though even if I buy the new version.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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I really like the c7 Corvette. I don't think GM ruined them at all, and if the 6th gen follows anywhere near the the styling or design cues of the 2014 corvette, I will be more than pleased.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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by the looks of the transformers 4 leaked photos.. looks alright. should be more edgy than roundy in the front imho though
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #8
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Judging by that picture we're in good hands in my opinion. I love everything about the C7.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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Looks like we have more "likes---" than "dislikes", including me. I love the C7....sorry!! Would love to own one.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #10
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #11
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C7 is perfect.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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I like the C7 also.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
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Not yet. I'm going to say in a few years I'll be dying to have me a Z06!
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #14
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After seeing what they did to the C7 Corvette rear fascia I'm growing concerned they're going to ruin the 6th generation Camaro. Add to that the polarizing change to the 2014 Camaro tail lights, I'm not optimistic we're going to get a better looking 6th gen Camaro. I mean look at the rear fascia of the new Corvette, what were they thinking?

I'm a fan of the rear end on the C7 Corvette but not a fan of the '14 tail lights on the Camaro.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #15
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What's wrong with the C7??? In my opinion they finally got it right!!! The new Vette looks right sitting next to any exotic now.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Not yet. I'm going to say in a few years I'll be dying to have me a Z06!
would be nice!
c7 looks amazing in person
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #17
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Every other aspect of the design is very well done, although I'm surprised it has such skinny wheels on it. I have a 2011 Z06 with the Z07 performance package that cost me a fortune, so maybe I'm a little biased

Still, that rear fascia looks like something for a Pontiac, it just doesn't flow with the design of the rest of the car IMO. I think it's the tear drop vents on the outside tail lights and the more prominent V shape of the emblem.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #18
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Steve - I don't disagree and have ordered a new C7...the only design element I don't like is the black "tear" to the outside of the taillight you show. RPI is now offering body colored bezels that should take care of that.



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Old 09-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #19
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Steve - I don't disagree and have ordered a new C7...the only design element I don't like is the black "tear" to the outside of the taillight you show. RPI is now offering body colored bezels that should take care of that.



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Hey Glen....I think making that vent bezel the body color will help a bunch! The fact that RPI offers that is an indicator that the rear fascia has not been well received. Will you have your C7 by then? I saw a truck load of them head south on I95 yesterday!
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The biggest questions on the NG car will be retro or not. It's that simple. If you think the Camaro has to represent the history of the car then that one question is most critical for you.

If you look at everything that GM has done with the launches since the Camaro you can get a feel for what is coming.

Improvements to the Impala, heralded by pretty much everyone. Huge step up in the interior. Added many technology upgrades. Solid all around.

ATS. Still has the vision problems associated with high belt, slammed roof and huge C-pillars. Giant up grade in the interior. Giant demonstration of GM's prowess in ride and handling. CUE is a great start. Not liked by many yet but it's growing on me even.

CTS. Demonstration of what GM can do with an architectural variant off of Alpha. Application of further powertrain enhancements and V-sport tuning.

FST and Utilities. Very solid evolutions on interior, exterior, powertrain and NVH.

Yes we have to wait for real reviews of a few of these products, but preliminary reviews are pretty solid.

And your use of the C7, well that has been a bit polarizing but for the most part it's growing on people. My opinion, GM could have made it very plain, i.e. Porsche rear ends and done ok. You won't mistake this going down the road.

As for the Camaro refresh for 2014, that is a historical reference to later Camaros which takes us back to the first question. Retro or not to retro.

For me, I hope they go far beyond with the Camaro and take a bold step forward and leave the history behind. I predict they don't have the courage to do that and it would take courage.

But we will have to see what happens....................annnnnnd the anticipation continues.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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IMO the C7 is a Home Run! As for the C6 Camaro.....if it looks anything like the possible concept Veh in the spy shots for the new Transformers Movie.....that's ALL fail except the hood!
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #22
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Hey Glen....I think making that vent bezel the body color will help a bunch! The fact that RPI offers that is an indicator that the rear fascia has not been well received. Will you have your C7 by then? I saw a truck load of them head south on I95 yesterday!
should have by Nov10th - another interesting note - I got a few dealers to value my trade before I found a better offer up north for the Camaro. Every one of the used car managers said the vents looked nice and they were most concerned if the engine would get wet. When I showed them the pans, they totally liked the mod and did not shy away from giving me ex-clean money for the car...Just in case anyone is worrying that Steve's vents may hurt resale...
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #23
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The 6th Gen Camaro will be fine. The C7 Corvette is good as long as all the vents are body color. I am anxious to see what happens when the ZO6 and the ZR1 come out. The Base and Z51 are really setting the bar high.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #24
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The biggest questions on the NG car will be retro or not. It's that simple. If you think the Camaro has to represent the history of the car then that one question is most critical for you.

If you look at everything that GM has done with the launches since the Camaro you can get a feel for what is coming.

Improvements to the Impala, heralded by pretty much everyone. Huge step up in the interior. Added many technology upgrades. Solid all around.

ATS. Still has the vision problems associated with high belt, slammed roof and huge C-pillars. Giant up grade in the interior. Giant demonstration of GM's prowess in ride and handling. CUE is a great start. Not liked by many yet but it's growing on me even.

CTS. Demonstration of what GM can do with an architectural variant off of Alpha. Application of further powertrain enhancements and V-sport tuning.

FST and Utilities. Very solid evolutions on interior, exterior, powertrain and NVH.

Yes we have to wait for real reviews of a few of these products, but preliminary reviews are pretty solid.

And your use of the C7, well that has been a bit polarizing but for the most part it's growing on people. My opinion, GM could have made it very plain, i.e. Porsche rear ends and done ok. You won't mistake this going down the road.

As for the Camaro refresh for 2014, that is a historical reference to later Camaros which takes us back to the first question. Retro or not to retro.

For me, I hope they go far beyond with the Camaro and take a bold step forward and leave the history behind. I predict they don't have the courage to do that and it would take courage.

But we will have to see what happens....................annnnnnd the anticipation continues.
Good post....clearly GM is making great improvements in key areas, interior design being the most prominent. The interior of the C7 Corvette is reminiscent of high-end German sedans and sports cars.

I suspect they'll get the 6th generation Camaro mostly right. Heck, they've got a huge user community here from which to gather input.
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The 6th Gen Camaro will be fine. The C7 Corvette is good as long as all the vents are body color. I am anxious to see what happens when the ZO6 and the ZR1 come out. The Base and Z51 are really setting the bar high.
That's what I'm waiting for, the C6 Z06 is a huge upgrade over the base model C6.
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