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#60 of 67 Re: Camaro [rockylee]
Feb 07, 2006 (2:26 pm)
The existence of the Camaro as a Chevy would make Pontiac pretty redundant as a brand.
If I were in charge, I'd only build the Pontiac version.
#61 of 67 Re: Camaro [carlisimo]
Feb 07, 2006 (2:35 pm)
Not if they made the Pontiac brand more of a sport/lux brand. Think BMWish. Chevy could be more rude and crude like Dodge. It takes the cars to change the flavor and distinguish them something GM has yet to do enough of.
#62 of 67 Re: Camaro [rockylee]
Feb 07, 2006 (3:56 pm)
Well ok, then Cadillac would be redundant. Or Saturn. Or Saab.
imo, a pony car is exactly what Pontiac should have. It should define Pontiac. That's not gonna work if Chevy has a more well-known pony car of its own.
#63 of 67 Re: Camaro [carlisimo]
Feb 07, 2006 (4:20 pm)
The GTO isn't a pony car ? Yes it isn't the perfect design for the GTO. I agree the Camaro will be a hit over the GTO unless GM does build a retro GTO. Is their room enough for a Trans-Am ???? I do have a solution. The G8 become GTO like the 4 door Charger with a retro flavor. Trans-Am becomes 2 door coupe but with retro 60's, 70's, 80, 90's, 2000's styling mixed into a bag.
#64 of 67 Re: Camaro [rockylee]
Feb 07, 2006 (5:54 pm)
The GTO is a little bit upscale and mature compared to pony cars. It's for grown-ups, not young dudes. While I like the car, it hasn't added much to Pontiac's visibility.
They haven't finished the Camaro yet, so just design it as the next Pontiac Firebird (or Trans-am, someone explain to me the difference or similarity). Leave the Camaro in its hallowed grave, so that Chevy can remain family-oriented (with souped up versions of family cars, if there isn't an equivalent Pontiac).
#65 of 67 Re: Camaro [carlisimo]
Feb 07, 2006 (6:03 pm)
We can have both carlisimo. I can make it work. The new G8 sedan we could call it a GTO. Let Chevy have the coupe and call it Camaro.
G8 could compete with BMW3, Lexus IS, Audi A4, Infiniti G35, Charger etc
Camaro could compete against Mustang, Challeger, G35 coupe, Nissan Z, etc etc
Will it happen that way ? I doubt it. The way it looks is Camaro Coupe, GTO Coupe, and G8 sedan which isn't a bad line-up either.
#66 of 67 So what's the deal on the Camaro concept?
Feb 08, 2006 (9:09 am)
Why hark back to the first generation? I thought the 1970 1/2 redesign was much better looking. Maybe it overstayed its welcome, lasting through the 1981 model year, of course with 5 mph bumpers added for 1974 and the wraparound rear glass added the following year.