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I wonder if the creepage is more a desire to affect the styling more than previously possible. Not that the last gen Camaro's fenders ended so high- but I'm still reminded of them in regards to this & their faired-in sideviews.

I know it catches my eye and I personally find it disturbing, as minor as it is. Also makes me think the roof AND the windshield might retract.

>>"It helps outward visibility for the side windows."<<

<<"...trailing edge of front fenders ending high on the A pillar..."<<

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I wonder if the creepage is more a desire to affect the styling more than previously possible. Not that the last gen Camaro's fenders ended so high- but I'm still reminded of them in regards to this & their faired-in sideviews.

I know it catches my eye and I personally find it disturbing, as minor as it is. Also makes me think the roof AND the windshield might retract.

Exactly my train of thought.

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If it is merely styling, then I can't say I care for it. The 4th gen Camaro faired-in side mirrors were one of the things that pointed me to the Firehawk instead back in 02. This seems to be in that vein.

Edit: that high fender/ rear of the hood thing on the Camaro always made the front look like a ramp to me.

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This can be found on older cars from the 80s and 90s...it's on my Lumina, although not quite as evident as today's cars (there's no beltline crease, but the greenhouse is lower than the fender line). I always thought Luminas would look better if the belt line continued uninterrupted, but it does give you more visibility out of the greenhouse I guess.

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You can see it on older Mustangs, but it seems to work on them IMO.

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I really don't think there is much value to it other than it being another runaway styling trend that every automaker seems to copy...just like triangular taillights were all the rage 2 years ago

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The Mustang and Lumina really don't have it, their A pillars look entire. The G8, on the other hand, has a cutline that is way up the pillar and interrupts the flow of the design.

Yeah, it's a detail, but it isn't a plus stylewise so I'm hoping there is a functional reason for it.

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Mustang - that's not what he's talking about. He's talking about how the fender is slowly creeping up the A-pillar.

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The last-generation J-body convertible gets the award for 'Worst A-pillar' though.

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Why are all the cut lines bunched like that? I've never seen anything like it on other convertibles. What gives?

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