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Old 03-22-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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4 Door Camaro?????

Just saw this. My wife would jump for joy if there was a 4 door version. The RX-8 was definitely different when they added another door.

With the Holden/Chevrolet SS going away....a 4 door Camaro could be interesting. Heck, I'd be happy if you could actually roll down the back windows in the Coupe.

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Old 03-22-2015, 10:05 AM   #2
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Umm. No thanks and I'm sure it will not happen. I can see Impala going back to RWD though and having a v8 or turbo 6 under the hood.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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some things just should not be messed with.
this is one of them.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:25 AM   #4
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Probably a good idea when ss goes away.. The 5th gen is money
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:47 PM   #5
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I know it would be sacrilegious to the faithful but I think a 4 door sedan in the spirit of the ss with an lt1 and something with muscular looks should be called the chevelle.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:15 PM   #6
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I know it would be sacrilegious to the faithful but I think a 4 door sedan in the spirit of the ss with an lt1 and something with muscular looks should be called the chevelle.
That's what I hated most about Dodge calling their 4 door a Charger, but it's a big sales hit. I think it would be better to call it an Impala SS but the Chevelle nameplate would carry more muscle presence.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:30 PM   #7
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we can leave that to Dodge.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #8
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As popular as the Charger is, I think GM should at least consider it. I would never buy one, but there's clearly a market for it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:25 PM   #9
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That is what the impala SS and Malibu Chevelle names are for. I think there is certainly a market available for the resurgence of those cars as long as they are not bastardized as FWD cars (again).
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:28 PM   #10
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The Impala SS label was damaged, at least to my mind, when they slapped it on a watered down FWD. If the last Holden "SS" wasn't so expensive it may have sold better than it did.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:35 PM   #11
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The Impala SS label was damaged, at least to my mind, when they slapped it on a watered down FWD. If the last Holden "SS" wasn't so expensive it may have sold better than it did.

I agree wholeheartedly! I think the Malibu is doing fairly well and could use a Chevelle. As long as they make it a RWD version. Not sure how feasible a it would be to make it happen. Malibu styling with an LT1 and RWD.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:19 PM   #12
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Ats=chevelle sedan or coupe definitely could be done...
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #13
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Holden's cars seem to never stay around that long, like the Holden/Pontiac GTO and the Holden/Pontiac G8 GT. Both pretty powerful, but also expensive when they were out.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:36 PM   #14
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Putting a known name on it and not making a Holden carryover could be a recipe that would sell. The SS was not a known name. Not a known car. And was a standalone model. Non car guys did not go to the dealer to see the SS. A Chevelle Malibu would get the looking for a Malibu crowd to increase sales.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:56 AM   #15
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Putting a known name on it and not making a Holden carryover could be a recipe that would sell. The SS was not a known name. Not a known car. And was a standalone model. Non car guys did not go to the dealer to see the SS. A Chevelle Malibu would get the looking for a Malibu crowd to increase sales.
A Chevelle / Malibu SS would be really cool. Throw in the twin turbo V6 and all wheel drive and you would have my dream DD. I see Buick is coming out with the Grand National and the GNX again but both are two doors based on the new Camaro platform.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #16
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I would prefer if they left the 4 door sports car to the SS or Malibu, like others have said.
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I'd like to see a 2 door V8 Impala, with 3 tail lights per side as Impalas are supposed to have.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:04 PM   #20
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Ats=chevelle sedan or coupe definitely could be done...
The Chevelle was a full size car. Why would they bring it back smaller than the Camaro?
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The Chevelle was a full size car. Why would they bring it back smaller than the Camaro?
I agree it should at least be Malibu sized especially since that is where it began. A powerful family hauler.
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I agree it should at least be Malibu sized especially since that is where it began. A powerful family hauler.
The Chevelle needs to stay dead. Chevy lacks the engines to bring it back where it needs to be. It would end up bigger, heavier, more expensive and slower than the Camaro.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:51 PM   #23
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The Chevelle needs to stay dead. Chevy lacks the engines to bring it back where it needs to be. It would end up bigger, heavier, more expensive and slower than the Camaro.
It always was bigger, heavier and more expensive that the Camaro, just not always slower. I'd be OK with one as long as it has a V8 (LT1) and drives the back wheels. None of this wrong-wheel-drive stuff they keep using on their cars.
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It always was bigger, heavier and more expensive that the Camaro, just not always slower. I'd be OK with one as long as it has a V8 (LT1) and drives the back wheels. None of this wrong-wheel-drive stuff they keep using on their cars.
Or worse, FWD V8s. Wasn't there a concept Chevelle some years back?
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I would be ok with it as well and I think most people would be. As long as it was along the same lines as the 90's Impala SS. Big, heavy, comfortable yet very powerful and RWD.
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