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Old 07-16-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Larger Camaro?

I may be on my own with this one but I think I may the only one who is hoping the camaro gets a bit bigger or just remains the same size. I see A LOT of people saying the hope it gets smaller but being a tall guy myself, every inch is precious. I mean if it gets any smaller then we are talking Cruze numbers :-/
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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I may be on my own with this one but I think I may the only one who is hoping the camaro gets a bit bigger or just remains the same size. I see A LOT of people saying the hope it gets smaller but being a tall guy myself, every inch is precious. I mean if it gets any smaller then we are talking Cruze numbers :-/
Or original Camaro numbers.

Let's not forget that the '67 Camaro was 184" long.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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I would not buy a smaller Camaro. So..........this might be my only Camaro.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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Personally I am not looking forward to a smaller Camaro either, but I would take some weight reduction.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:19 PM   #5
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Smaller would not please me either.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:22 PM   #6
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Folks, if it's smaller, doesn't it depend on where it is smaller? And where/how the BODY is configured? And how TALL/short the seat tracks are? And myriad other dimensions?

Thought so...

If it has a shorter trunk, but the trunk itself is deeper and actually carries more, would that work for most of us? If the hood length was slightly shorter, but crash protection and engine placement actually improved, would that be acceptable? If the cabin actually looked a bit smaller, but window sizes increased for better visability in all directions, would that work? If the dash was lower in height, would that be a bad thing? If the seat track was slightly lower, but legroom and thigh support remained the same and headroom improved, can we get a "Yeah!"?
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:35 PM   #7
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I would not buy a smaller Camaro. So..........this might be my only Camaro.
I with you on that note. Every time I read a comment saying they hope is gets smaller, I just cringe because IF it does then not sure what car I'll end up getting. Being that Ive already owned a 5th Gen, I have patiently been waiting on the 6th. Im not talking about Challenger length (although that is a spacious sports car) but nothing smaller then the current 5th gen PLEASE!
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:43 PM   #8
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You guys do realize that the outer dimensions of a car do not necessarily have to correlate 1 to 1 to its interior dimensions. Point and case are the 5th gen Camaros. For the size of this car we should be able to use them as a moving truck.

If I had to guess I would say not much will change on the head or leg room the driver has even once the over all size is reduced to fit on the new frame being used on the 6th gen Camaro.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:55 PM   #9
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You guys do realize that the outer dimensions of a car do not necessarily have to correlate 1 to 1 to its interior dimensions. Point and case are the 5th gen Camaros. For the size of this car we should be able to use them as a moving truck.

If I had to guess I would say not much will change on the head or leg room the driver has even once the over all size is reduced to fit on the new frame being used on the 6th gen Camaro.
What he said ^.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #10
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I don't see it getting bigger on that ATS platform
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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the Cruze is 9 inches shorter than the current Camaro , so even taking a couple inches off the Camaro is not going to put it in Cruze territory. But not to worry . Every generation of Camaro is supposed to be smaller and somehow ends up not to be.
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Or original Camaro numbers.

Let's not forget that the '67 Camaro was 184" long.

the first gen felt noticeable tidier in dimensions while driving it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:17 PM   #13
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What he said ^.
What they said.^

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #14
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I'd like same or bigger not cruze size.. im currently renting a cruze the cock pit is tiny..im 5'10 200 .. its a no go.. ats inside is too small also.. the cruze is a 2014 lt with switch blade key that damn near hit the ignition with my knee...
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I can fit like 3 bodies in the HUGE trunk, I mean, not that I've tried.......

All kidding aside, I agree with a comment here that it matters HOW it could get smaller/bigger. Overall I think the car could stand to go 7/8 size and be perfect.
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I may be on my own with this one but I think I may the only one who is hoping the camaro gets a bit bigger or just remains the same size. I see A LOT of people saying the hope it gets smaller but being a tall guy myself, every inch is precious. I mean if it gets any smaller then we are talking Cruze numbers :-/
Not bigger but could go on a diet of 400-500lbs, Im not sure where they would lose that much weight but damn these LS3's would be smokin if the Camaro's were 400-500lbs lighter....They would take a 5.0 thats for sure.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #17
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Not bigger but could go on a diet of 400-500lbs, Im not sure where they would lose that much weight but damn these LS3's would be smokin if the Camaro's were 400-500lbs lighter....They would take a 5.0 thats for sure.
Then I'm afraid you're in for a bit of a disappointment...

An LT1 C-7 weighs about 3400 lb. An LT1 Camaro, selling from mid-$20s as a V6 or T-4, will NOT weigh that little...
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Then I'm afraid you're in for a bit of a disappointment...

An LT1 C-7 weighs about 3400 lb. An LT1 Camaro, selling from mid-$20s as a V6 or T-4, will NOT weigh that little...
??????
You sure? That seems WAY HIGH for a vette but to be honest, never really read up on it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:10 PM   #19
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My 82' Z28 weighed 3400 lbs.. and you can feel the difference, but totally different cars.
If there was a way to shave 500 pounds off the 5th gen, it would make it almost a second faster in the quarter!
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:34 PM   #20
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No no no no, if I wanted a slower overweight v6 I would've purchased a Challenger! Don't you know less fat has more power.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM   #21
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??????
You sure? That seems WAY HIGH for a vette but to be honest, never really read up on it.
"Curb weight: 3444 lb" from Car and Driver....

http://www.caranddriver.com/chevrolet/corvette




EDIT: The above weight is for a Z51.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:00 PM   #22
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That's not base C7 weight.. Base C7 curb weight is right under 3300 I believe.
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"Curb weight: 3444 lb" from Car and Driver....

http://www.caranddriver.com/chevrolet/corvette
If that includes the hot girl in the passenger seat I will take that over the 3300 any day.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:18 PM   #24
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i want a smaller camaro, it looks way too big next to a first gen... i'd love to see it go back to classics but i know it won't happen.
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That's not base C7 weight.. Base C7 curb weight is right under 3300 I believe.
Correct.... I didn't realized the article I quoted was for a Z51. Oops.
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