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    John Horner
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    Default GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto...75.A10745.html

    I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to
    feature independent rear suspension, so perhaps the Cadillac CTS is the
    starting point???? Does anyone know?

    John

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    jrl
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    Hate to say it but it looks like a Mustang.
    "John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:gR1Dg.65$zc2.6@trnddc06...
    >

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto...75.A10745.html
    >
    > I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to
    > feature independent rear suspension, so perhaps the Cadillac CTS is the
    > starting point???? Does anyone know?
    >
    > John




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    Steve Mackie
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    > I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to

    Last I heard it was the same "Zeta" or "Global RWD Architecture" platform as
    the next gen Impala/Monte Carlo. Apparently the same as this:
    http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/...w?modelid=4000.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Steve



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    N8N
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go


    John Horner wrote:
    > http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto...75.A10745.html
    >
    > I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to
    > feature independent rear suspension, so perhaps the Cadillac CTS is the
    > starting point???? Does anyone know?
    >
    > John


    Tell me what price point it will be set at and I'll tell you whether
    I'm excited or not. IMHO the GTO got clobbered not because it sucked
    (it didn't) but because it was too expensive to be considered by people
    just looking for transportation, but possibly willing to pay a small
    premium for a fun to drive car.

    RWD and IRS is a good start, though.

    nate


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    John Horner
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    N8N wrote:

    >
    > Tell me what price point it will be set at and I'll tell you whether
    > I'm excited or not. IMHO the GTO got clobbered not because it sucked
    > (it didn't) but because it was too expensive to be considered by people
    > just looking for transportation, but possibly willing to pay a small
    > premium for a fun to drive car.



    The GTO also completely lacked the looks to go with it's heritage.

    The original Camaro was a competitive response to the original Mustang
    and this new one is once again a response to Ford's revitalized Mustang.

    That being the case, I would expect GM to offer a range of models at
    price points which compete strongly with the current Mustang.

    The recent GTO was a bad idea from the day the LiGhT BuLb went off in
    Bob Lutz's well paid head. He just insisted that the one remaining rear
    wheel drive car in the GM empire, in this case from Australia, would be
    just the thing to bring back excitement to the Pontiac brand. Nice
    try, but bzzzt. Now the Solstice is another story!

    John

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    Steve Mackie
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    > The original Camaro was a competitive response to the original Mustang
    > and this new one is once again a response to Ford's revitalized Mustang.


    Building a car to a price is never a good idea though. It's a setup for
    poor quality material.

    Steve



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    core
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 16:01:16 GMT, John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto...75.A10745.html
    >
    >I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to
    >feature independent rear suspension, so perhaps the Cadillac CTS is the
    >starting point???? Does anyone know?
    >
    >John


    They did something right? Too late, every car manufacturer has beat
    them in the re-release game. And besides, it's fugly...




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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    It will be built in the US on a version of ,an Australian Holden RWD
    chassis. The car shown at car shows and published with the announcement,
    was built on a Corvette chasses.


    mike hunt




    "John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:gR1Dg.65$zc2.6@trnddc06...
    > http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto...75.A10745.html
    >
    > I wonder what platform this is being built off of? It is said to feature
    > independent rear suspension, so perhaps the Cadillac CTS is the starting
    > point???? Does anyone know?
    >
    > John




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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    Not quite the build cost determined by economies of scale and the level of
    sophistication, but the market sets the MSRP. Look at cars that are sold
    around the world a widely spaced retail pricing yet the build cost is the
    same.


    mike hunt


    "Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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    >> The original Camaro was a competitive response to the original Mustang
    >> and this new one is once again a response to Ford's revitalized Mustang.

    >
    > Building a car to a price is never a good idea though. It's a setup for
    > poor quality material.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >




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    John Horner
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    Default Re: GM Does Something Right - 2009 Camaro a Go

    Steve Mackie wrote:
    >> The original Camaro was a competitive response to the original Mustang
    >> and this new one is once again a response to Ford's revitalized Mustang.

    >
    > Building a car to a price is never a good idea though. It's a setup for
    > poor quality material.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >


    All cars are built to a planned price point, even expensive ones.
    Engineering is all about tradeoffs.

    John


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