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So I'm feeling pretty confident

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That I'll be able to order a new El Camino SS fairly soon.

But, I'm thinking that I'll probably hold-off until the second production year. With all of the drivetrain advances happening so fast lately, I have a feeling that an engine upgrade will happen in the second or third year.

Opinions?

Other ideas/concerns?

Another factor is that I'd like to be able to pay cash for it and I'll need some time to make that happen.

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Buy it as sson as you can. Chances are they will be hot tickets here in the US...so even a year down the road it will still be worth what you gave for it. I doubt that the advances in the drivetrain will outgun your need for the car. I still drive my 04 Vette and love it - even though a base car can be had with 100 more horses out of the box! Buy what you like an dhave fun with it. You only live once - go order that car/truck!

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Buy it as sson as you can. Chances are they will be hot tickets here in the US...so even a year down the road it will still be worth what you gave for it. I doubt that the advances in the drivetrain will outgun your need for the car. I still drive my 04 Vette and love it - even though a base car can be had with 100 more horses out of the box! Buy what you like an dhave fun with it. You only live once - go order that car/truck!

In other words, "Resistance is Futile"

You may be right.

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Camino, I think it will be a race between you and me to see who has the first one. I dont think you'll be able to wait without some major hypnosis.

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Camino, I think it will be a race between you and me to see who has the first one. I dont think you'll be able to wait without some major hypnosis.

:lol:

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I have something of an understanding with the local Chevy store, so getting an early one should be no problem.

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I see I have some competition here. Hmmmm. :lol:

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I hate to break this it to you. but I was reading online elsewhere:

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/chevr...no/saywhat.html

That if and when the Holden UTE comes here, it won't be a Chevrolet.. I am sorry.. The divisions that "may be" in the running for it are: GMC and Pontiac. There is something about Chevrolet having too many vehicles already. Bob Lutz wrote someone an email about it.

Sorry.. If you believe it or not, that is your choice.

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I hate to break this it to you. but I was reading online elsewhere:

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/chevr...no/saywhat.html

That if and when the Holden UTE comes here, it won't be a Chevrolet.. I am sorry.. The divisions that "may be" in the running for it are: GMC and Pontiac. There is something about Chevrolet having too many vehicles already. Bob Lutz wrote someone an email about it.

Sorry.. If you believe it or not, that is your choice.

Shhhhhhhhhhh! :P

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Shhhhhhhhhhh! :P

When are you going to pass me the junior mints ?? I have been waiting since the scene in the last thread about the big movie that is playing itself out...

:lol:

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When are you going to pass me the junior mints ?? I have been waiting since the scene in the last thread about the big movie that is playing itself out...

:lol:

I promised not to rain on Camino's parade, it was going to be a surprise. :smilewide:

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I promised not to rain on Camino's parade, it was going to be a surprise. :smilewide:

You are so wicked.... It is funny...... Why would you do him like that.. It was not me that "exposed" the secret. Someone else did.....

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I'd still buy one, Chevy badge or not.

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While this would be a bad idea, I doubt it would prevent a purchase on my part.

I happen to like Pontiacs.

And I loved the original Sprints from GMC.

Others may not take it so well, however.

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GMC by edict, is the truck brand, so if it happens and that is, if, there are still things that must be done. I would start leaning towards this name - GMC Caballero.

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Another thought crosses my mind as well.

Perhaps an Oshawa-built Camino is in the plan. :AH-HA_wink:

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GMC by edict, is the truck brand, so if it happens and that is, if, there are still things that must be done. I would start leaning towards this name - GMC Caballero.

Ugh!

That has always been such a lousy name.

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While this would be a bad idea, I doubt it would prevent a purchase on my part.

I happen to like Pontiacs.

And I loved the original Sprints from GMC.

Others may not take it so well, however.

Reading elsewhere online, they so far have been mixed....

I can see why they might be doing it:

The G8 and UTE share the same interior. This puts it in line with GMC/Buick/Pontiac dealership thing.

Chevrolet just had the SSR. You know how well that went over.

GMC did not get the Avalanche.

Pontiac did that Grand Am El Camino in the early 1980's..

GMC Also this:

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And... this UTE is going to be low volume anyway. Chevrolet is mass market.

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Ugh!

That has always been such a lousy name.

Blame the edict for GMC and blame marketing for the Latino name, and trying to appeal to the largest minority in the USA now.

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The performance version might be called Typhoon or Cyclone like the performance trucks of the early 1990's.

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What a waste of the El Camino name as everyone will still call the new one El Camino.

Few remember the Caballero, fewer still the Sprint, and even fewer the Pontiac "experiments".

Won't stop me though!

And here I thought a new Chevy was in my future!

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The performance version might be called Typhoon or Cyclone like the performance trucks of the early 1990's.

AH!

A ray of hope!

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You know, they could just call it the GMC El Camino.

It was done before with Suburban.

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Even if they badge it a GMC, I'm sure diehard El Camino fans would still buy it and peel off the GMC badges and replace them with bowties...

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