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What the topic said. Anything like interior, colors, options, improvements, trims, minor things.

Engines, horsepower, ect. has been discussed many times on other forums so it would be redundant to mention it here.

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Just give me a kickass stereo and buckets that hug me nicely, and I'll be OK.

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I agree.. racing/bucket seats all-around. Stylish dash (although I could go without it), a hot radio system, T-tops. I think that's all..

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buckets console, heated seats, rag top nice stereo systems and im happy as a clam

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One word "HOUNDSTOOTH" or is that supposed to be two words?Anyway Houndstooth

interior would be cool if the Mustang can have their silly Pony interior.Fold down rear seat would be nice , I might consider putting my dogs back there.Big chrome shift knob like the concept and everything else stated above except for the the guy who doesnt want a console! 8) wtf? gotta have a console!

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No GM emblem on the door. God those look bad. And as long as they are going retro with the design, go retro with the colors, my sister's es had a '69 that was green with black stripes, it looked better than you might think.

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Less expensive parts like lightbulbs, etc. Headlamps for the early 4th gens are $50 per bulb at the local Canadian tire. Go look up prices for an H4351 (low) or H4352 (high) sealed beam bulb compared to the average bulb and you'll see what I mean.

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Hmm something more mainstream for the Camaro? How about the turbo 4 cylinder as the base model? I've said it before and have gotten grilled for it, but it makes perfect sense. If not the base model then at least an RS model.

Factor that in, it seems as if many prefer a base model vehicle in fear of keeping the price down. I did this with my Solstice. Why do you need power windows or door locks. Why must you have remote keyless entry on a sports car? My car does me and whatever girlie is with me at the time just well. I have crank windows and manual door locks. It's more "personable" that way at least for me, but hey, I bet when you retire your wife will appreciate having the door opened for her too!

That said, keep it basic. Give us the turbo 2.0l for no more than $25k with a base Camaro starting at $22k for a 220hp V6 and let it roll from there. It may sound backwards but the Camaro crowd is looking for HP and as obvious with the Mustang must appeal to the majority of women buyers such as the Solstice.

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Build us racer Dudes a Z28 factory Race option with bare minimums

"NOT LEGAL FOR STREET USE"

RayBob 96 SS #43 NASA AI

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Build us racer Dudes a Z28 factory Race option with bare minimums

                        "NOT LEGAL FOR STREET USE"

RayBob 96 SS #43 NASA AI

GM needs to build a Camaro version of this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Mustan...1QQcmdZViewItem

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<_< You guys will kill me on this...but...I would like to see the Berlinetta brought back as an option package - the upscale interior was cool, as well as the luxury appointments...make it available on the coupe or convertible and give it the following:

Heated seats, NAV, bluetooth, tilt/tele column, and either the high output V6 or the V8 motors as options. no 14-inch gold wheel package though - yuck. :yes:

I have high hopes that the Camaro does not just look at the Mustang as the target - but rather higher benchmark cars - sure I want the ground pounding Camaro that we all know and love - but lets make it drive like a BMW or Lexus Sporty car should. Give those marques a run for thier money in a car with more power, more room, and a great price...show the world what the US is capable. I seriously want a car that even the Europeans would want to buy.

Oh, and I too would like to see the option to buy a 'for off road use only' or a unit that is just street legal enough to get by.

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<_< You guys will kill me on this...but...I would like to see the Berlinetta brought back as an option package - the upscale interior was cool, as well as the luxury appointments...make it available on the coupe or convertible and give it the following:

Heated seats, NAV, bluetooth, tilt/tele column, and either the high output V6 or the V8 motors as options.  no 14-inch gold wheel package though - yuck. :yes:

I would be fine with an optional luxury package (not that I would want it), but I don't think the Berlinetta name should come with it. The name just sounds old and dorky.

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I would be fine with an optional luxury package (not that I would want it), but I don't think the Berlinetta name should come with it.  The name just sounds old and dorky.

maybe LS and LT? does any of those sound good?

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How about a Type LT, just like the good old days.

I like "Sport" to be kept in it, since Camaro is a sports car. "Luxury Trim" sounds dumb (for the Camaro), IMO. Edited by NOS2006

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Here is my justification for wanting the luxury Camaro:

You open up a larger market than just the drag racers and mullet heads that the car usually attracts. With the upgraded seats, nav and bluetooth, you open the market to business men who cannot stand yet another day in a 'Fleet style _____". Or to guys who need to be able to justify with the wife a third car for weekend getaways...the car has to be capable AND comfortable - or the wife isn't going to let it stay around too long. You still get the vroom vroom and the screetch screetch - when you WANT in - but you also have a car that you can drive to a business meeting in without looking like a kid just out of college buying his first car.

We have to look at the market differently now. It is not 1969 anymore...it will be 2008/9 when this car eventually comes out. Cars are different now. Hell, a Mazda 3 can be had with all of the things I am asking for in the Camaro for less than $23k!! Even Nissan is offering 'keyless go' on compact cars costing less than $15k. The market is different now. Options sell cars, not just horsepower and looks alone. Gas is getting more expensive, insurance, and the payments themselves are going up with each new generation of cars. Now a Camaro might be a person's PRIMARY car - so it needs to be offered with the options that will make it a platform that is POSSIBLE to be lived with every day - and still fun on the weekend. Look at the BMW M3 or M5 as an example of what I am talking about.

This same argument has to be made for the next GTO that is expected soon - I think what doomed the 04-06 GTO is the fact that it was a car costing as much or more than it's competitors, and could not be had with a sunroof, heated seats, or Nav. Please GM, learn from the mistakes of the past and show the world what a car CAN be. The Camaro and the next GTO MUST be liveable as a daily driver - not just as a weekend warrior.

And Type LT or even RS would be fine with me.

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It's a GM mucsle car, so you know it will have a few fantastic, ass-kicking pushrod V8s available. IRS is already a given which is good, although I'd like to see a cheapo-live axle setup for us old school guys, but I'm not holding my breath.

That does not leave much. MOstly I'll say this:

Don;t change a thing. Make the rims a more realistic 18" and produce the interior EXACTLY as is just in a few different color scheemes. Most importantly: listen up GM this is BIG... it HAS to be a hardtop just like the concept. THe B-pillar must not exist beyond a rubber strip of insulation on the rear glass that rolls down wiht the windows.

The Camaro is big news for us Hardtop lovers!

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Here is my justification for wanting the luxury Camaro:

You open up a larger market than just the drag racers and mullet heads that the car usually attracts.  With the upgraded seats, nav and bluetooth, you open the market to business men who cannot stand yet another day in a 'Fleet style _____".  Or to guys who need to be able to justify with the wife a third car for weekend getaways...the car has to be capable AND comfortable - or the wife isn't going to let it stay around too long.  You still get the vroom vroom and the screetch screetch - when you WANT in - but you also have a car that you can drive to a business meeting in without looking like a kid just out of college buying his first car. 

We have to look at the market differently now.  It is not 1969 anymore...it will be 2008/9 when this car eventually comes out.  Cars are different now.  Hell, a Mazda 3 can be had with all of the things I am asking for in the Camaro for less than $23k!!  Even Nissan is offering 'keyless go' on compact cars costing less than $15k.  The market is different now.  Options sell cars, not just horsepower and looks alone.  Gas is getting more expensive, insurance, and the payments themselves are going up with each new generation of cars.  Now a Camaro might be a person's PRIMARY car - so it needs to be offered with the options that will make it a platform that is POSSIBLE to be lived with every day - and still fun on the weekend.  Look at the BMW M3 or M5 as an example of what I am talking about.

This same argument has to be made for the next GTO that is expected soon - I think what doomed the 04-06 GTO is the fact that it was a car costing as much or more than it's competitors, and could not be had with a sunroof, heated seats, or Nav.  Please GM, learn from the mistakes of the past and show the world what a car CAN be.  The Camaro and the next GTO MUST be liveable as a daily driver - not just as a weekend warrior.

And Type LT or even RS would be fine with me.

Yes, yes...this is the kind of Camaro or GTO I'd want..w/ the most powerful V8, a 6-spd manual, big brakes, IRS, but also a sunroof, heated seats, powerful sound system, upgraded interior, good cupholders. :) all the creature comforts to make the car practical as a daily driver. One of the reasons I love BMWs is the combination of daily use amenities with all-around performance. A straight-line drag car alone would be boring to me.

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