And You STILL Can't Buy One

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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  • Dangerous Dave Dangerous Dave on Nov 05, 2008

    I've been seeing this car for so long it somehow seems old even before hitting the streets.

  • Captain Tungsten Captain Tungsten on Nov 05, 2008

    I love the fact that GM is doing the Camaro (though I don't fit in it..) It made sense when it was part of a lineup of RWD Zeta vehicles, but now as an orphan, I don't see how it is going to be profitable, or keep Mikey's plant open. Just like the Solstice/Sky, great car, but a single low-volume vehicle off a unique platform in a standalone assembly plant. Can't imagine there is much profit coming off either of those cars...

  • Alex Nigro Alex Nigro on Nov 05, 2008
    Can’t imagine there is much profit coming off either of those cars… On the one hand, the Camaro shares the platform with the G8/Commodore (I don't know how you guys are calling the Camaro an orphan...) and the engine and transmission with the Corvette, so the development costs can't be THAT high. On the other hand, the Solstice/Sky shares a lot of stuff with other GM cars (engine with the Cobalt, HVAC with the Hummer H3, side-view mirrors with the Fiat Barchetta... the Wikipedia article on the Solstice lists 'em all...) and it STILL loses $10K per car sold. I guess it depends on the production numbers, then...

  • Ambulancechaser Ambulancechaser on Nov 06, 2008

    wow, lookee all the camaroes that even if they ever in a million years build, no body is gonna buy! case in point: Today in oil rich, rig-pig, more money than brains Alberta Canada, I've seen a grand total of 2 Dodge Challenger R/T's on the street. Why so few? Because everybody is driving Z06 Corvettes and BMW M3s and Audi RS4s...and 911 Turbos, and EVO Xs. And Vipers. And AMG Mercs. Current Gas price at the pump in Edmonton Alberta: 86 cents a litre.