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Old 07-20-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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6th Gen Convertible...

One of the only things I miss about my previous car was dropping the top. Now that the pace is picking up for the 6th Gen, what do you all think about the convertible?

Will it be released in the first model year? Any chance of it being a hardtop? Does anyone even care, or are we too busy just being excited about a 6th Gen in the first place?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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I hope it is NOT a hardtop convertible, I have never cared for the look of the cut lines on the roof panels or how the profile of the roof looks in general.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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I want a soft top:

-Make it like the Stingray where the roof rests on top of the rear deck lid. This will eliminate the need for drainage bags.

- And have the folded roof get stored UNDER the rear deck lid
- Make it so you can raise/lower it at speeds of 30/35 mph
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I want a soft top:

-Make it like the Stingray where the roof rests on top of the rear deck lid. This will eliminate the need for drainage bags.

- And have the folded roof get stored UNDER the rear deck lid
- Make it so you can raise/lower it at speeds of 30/35 mph
I think the Stingray (and C6) use a separate tonneau cover. Not part of the deck lid.

I hope they Camaro gets that as well, but it will depend a lot on the packaging and the $$$

The current Camaro would have required a unique trunk from the coupe to even have room for a separate panel.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:45 AM   #5
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I'm looking forward to seeing the convertible also. I hope it comes out pretty soon after the coupe.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:36 AM   #6
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I think the Stingray (and C6) use a separate tonneau cover. Not part of the deck lid.

I hope they Camaro gets that as well, but it will depend a lot on the packaging and the $$$

The current Camaro would have required a unique trunk from the coupe to even have room for a separate panel.
Nope - the stingray uses the deck lid
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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Hard top preferred.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:32 PM   #8
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Hard top preferred.
I'm with you. Even though the ragtop fits in with the classic image of what a Camaro is, I think the hard top is a cleaner look.
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I'm with you. Even though the ragtop fits in with the classic image of what a Camaro is, I think the hard top is a cleaner look.
Cons of that are weight and cost, not likely in my opinion and out of character for the Camaro.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:50 PM   #10
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Cons of that are weight and cost, not likely in my opinion and out of character for the Camaro.
Yeah, I'm certainly not expecting it. In fact, I put it at about 2% chance.

I would certainly like the option, but I'm more about the looks than performance. The die-hards would certainly despise a hardtop!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
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hard top convertible for me..I hate ragtops,they never look right.They remind me of seeing a super skinny girl's ribs .
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hard top convertible for me..I hate ragtops,they never look right.They remind me of seeing a super skinny girl's ribs .
Or a fat chick at the gym wearing something WAY too small....lol
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:20 AM   #13
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I'm not a convertible guy, so I don't have a dog in this one.

However, let's keep in mind that Camaro pricing is usually pretty close to Mustang pricing (and vice-versa, of course). Not sure that I can see GM wanting to try to sell a hardtop 'vert that's at a significant price disadvantage to the ragtop Mustang.
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Nope - the stingray uses the deck lid
LOL, sorry should have stated it is as fact. I knew but couldn't picture it.

The C7 uses a separate tonneau cover and has at least since C5.

You can see the track around the tonneau where the base of the top sits.
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Yeah, I'm certainly not expecting it. In fact, I put it at about 2% chance.

I would certainly like the option, but I'm more about the looks than performance. The die-hards would certainly despise a hardtop!
What sort of a price are you willing to pay for a hard top?

An extra 150 lbs and $2000 over and above what a conventional ragtop already costs? If so, you would be part of a small minority. If there were no penalty associated with a soft top, it would be a no-brainer. But seeing as most intend their convertible as a fair weather toy ... what it looks like with the top up isn't that big of a concern.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:28 AM   #16
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What sort of a price are you willing to pay for a hard top?

An extra 150 lbs and $2000 over and above what a conventional ragtop already costs? If so, you would be part of a small minority. If there were no penalty associated with a soft top, it would be a no-brainer. But seeing as most intend their convertible as a fair weather toy ... what it looks like with the top up isn't that big of a concern.
Just like in the other bread regarding an LTZ package, I would happily pay the premium. I also know that it's just not that easy because people like me are a minority. Like I said, I don't expect it be an option, but it would be nice.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:24 AM   #17
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LOL, sorry should have stated it is as fact. I knew but couldn't picture it.

The C7 uses a separate tonneau cover and has at least since C5.

You can see the track around the tonneau where the base of the top sits.
Well, it IS a tonneau, but it's an automated one. Here's a link - watch the animation that's about 1/2 way down the screen.

http://www.chevycorvette.com/2014-co...ay-convertible

Now, here's the coupe with the Targa Top removal.. Now, this thing is great! Hopefully, they'll do the 6th Gen Camaro like this, with a Targa that's easy to remove & store.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...ga+top+removal
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Well thats what im waiting on. Is the convertible so hopefully its released with first round of production.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #19
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Well, it IS a tonneau, but it's an automated one. Here's a link - watch the animation that's about 1/2 way down the screen.

http://www.chevycorvette.com/2014-co...ay-convertible

Now, here's the coupe with the Targa Top removal.. Now, this thing is great! Hopefully, they'll do the 6th Gen Camaro like this, with a Targa that's easy to remove & store.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...ga+top+removal
Power top didn't come to be until well into the C6. C5 and C6 both had a manual tonneau cover with a small switch that released the panel. But you could do it in seconds. Power was a nice addition though.

As for a targa roof (1 piece) like Corvette, that would be interesting. A single piece roof panel is exempted from the roof strength and side impact standards................at least for now. I think all cars have to meet the side pole impact standards in 2017.
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