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Old 07-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #183
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IDK... The more I see of it, the more it's starting to grow on me.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #184
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I think most agree it could be a peak.

But the difference is when the 5th gen concept was introduced there was no Camaro, so GM took the opportunity to ramp up excitement for the car and was able to reveal a lot about the car before production to grab more sales which worked wonderfully.

This time around they can't and won't reveal nearly as much very far ahead of time. We will be relying on spy shots, "inside" information or rumors, and as the time gets closer we will likely see teaser shots. Just like any other new car.
Why can't they?
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #185
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Every redesign and update I see on this car makes me think they got it right the first time around in 2010.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #186
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Why can't they?
Because GM and myself would rather not let Ford and others know exactly what the car will look like two years from production.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #187
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I pray the 6th gen doesn't look like that.

It looks like a cross between the 5th gen and Achmed the Dead Terrorist's son from the Jeff Dunham act.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #188
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Because GM and myself would rather not let Ford and others know exactly what the car will look like two years from production.
Transformers 4 isn't slated to release until June 27, 2014. The production 2010 Camaro was officially revealed in July 2008 by GM and Transformers was released with a near-production concept in early July 2007. There is a pretty obvious trend here. It's not like there was no Mustang competition with the fifth gen.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #189
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Transformers 4 isn't slated to release until June 27, 2014. The production 2010 Camaro was officially revealed in July 2008 by GM and Transformers was released with a near-production concept in early July 2007. There is a trend here. It's not like there was no competition with the fifth gen.
The concept was never intended for production. That's the only reason it seems as though GM showed it early.

The production car was revealed less than a year before production started in April of 2009. Production of the 6th gen won't start until 2015ish, maybe 2016.

And the trend needs to end. I'm tired of GM showing their cards ridiculously early just to satisfy a bunch of spoiled enthusiasts. All it does is provoke knee-jerk reactions when GM doesn't fully release details (which they never do if the reveal takes place far before production begins) and gives the competition a heads-up on what to improve on their cars.

The SUV launch is exactly what GM should be doing. Reveal a few months prior to production. Hell if I had it my way, GM wouldn't reveal cars until a month or so before production.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #190
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I don't care what anyone says...the 5th gen is just as high up there in styling as any other gen (actually my favorite)....its a classic in its own right.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #191
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The concept was never intended for production. That's the only reason it seems as though GM showed it early.

The production car was revealed less than a year before production started in April of 2009. Production of the 6th gen won't start until 2015ish, maybe 2016.

And the trend needs to end. I'm tired of GM showing their cards ridiculously early just to satisfy a bunch of spoiled enthusiasts. All it does is provoke knee-jerk reactions when GM doesn't fully release details (which they never do if the reveal takes place far before production begins) and gives the competition a heads-up on what to improve on their cars.

The SUV launch is exactly what GM should be doing. Reveal a few months prior to production. Hell if I had it my way, GM wouldn't reveal cars until a month or so before production.
I would agree with your critique of the trend, but it's a trend nonetheless.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #192
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I think it's ending, or at least being curtailed. I think SUVs were actually supposed to be shown by now. Considering that production starts early next year, they have less than a year.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #193
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I see a lot to like on this. And I like this rear over the 2014 refresh.

I'd buy this car.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:16 AM   #194
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My hunch is that the 6th gen WILL look a lot like that.

The movie comes out a 1 yr from now. By that point, the new Mustang will probably in the showrooms (or nearly there). Sticking a mock-up of the next Camaro in a movie like Transformers makes a lot of sense. Obviously, the Mustang is going to be getting a lot of attention next year. GM is going to need to crank up its own advance-publicity machine for the Camaro.

Count me in the minority that thinks this looks pretty good. I think it looks like a leaner, meaner version of the current car.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #195
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My hunch is that the 6th gen WILL look a lot like that.

The movie comes out a 1 yr from now. By that point, the new Mustang will probably in the showrooms (or nearly there). Sticking a mock-up of the next Camaro in a movie like Transformers makes a lot of sense. Obviously, the Mustang is going to be getting a lot of attention next year. GM is going to need to crank up its own advance-publicity machine for the Camaro.

Count me in the minority that thinks this looks pretty good. I think it looks like a leaner, meaner version of the current car.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #196
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Looks more like a Japanese ricer than an American muscle car, IMO. The shape of the front end reminds me a lot of a Cavalier. If the 6th gen ended up looking something like this I would be sorely disappointed.

And, ugh, those tail lights!

I like the yellow lettering on the tires, though. That's a nice touch.
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