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    Should the Chevy SS (pictured above) be renamed the Chevelle?
    Should they even produce it? What kind of things (engine, suspension, etc) should be offered, and would you change anything to the design?
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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Chevelle isn't a bad name for it, but I think Camaro would be even better.

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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    The SS was built with more Chevelle than Camaro in mind. A video on Chevy.com (I think) had both the SS and the Chevelle in it.
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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Hate to be a stick in the mud here, but the Chevelle and Camaro was intended for the young guys originally. Priced to be affordable to those guys just starting out, maybe with a young family. Putting either name on a $40,000 loaded up limited production car probably won't fly.

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    I'm not sure why, as the car has a few classic Chevy cues, but the SS concept doesn't do much for me. I mean, it's nice ... but I guess I see it as another low-volume, high-priced niche car like SSR.

    It's time for Chevy to do a nice, mainstream car that everyone can enjoy, something like Mustang or Charger. That's what any reincarnation of Chevelle oughta be.

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    slap a impala nameplate on it and it would suit me. not sporty enough for a camaro and chevelle would have to be shorter and wider looking for me.

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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Oh, didn't think about the Impala name.. that'd be good too... tom, good point about the price issue... and desmo, maybe they should use that as the new face of Chevy cars... using similar designs for the Chevelle, Camaro, and so on?

    I do think the above should be a Camaro... call me what you want, but a Camaro has to have 4-5 seats, 2 doors, V-8, RWD, and, well... a pony car... that doesn't fit the above...
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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Alot of what tom3 says is really important. If this SS were to hit production and be called either Chevelle or Camaro or even something else entirely, it's not going to do well if it's priced up with the SSR and is a low volume car. Depending on price and costs and the like, this car would be a great place on which to start and build.

    I think if designers were to shorten the nose a little and make it so that the rear doors weren't integrated into the rear quarter panel area. Or even better, make it two door. Shorten the whole thing up just a little and give it a more convention exhaust at the tail, and there would be a REALLY hot two door car ready to go.
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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Hey don't wanna pull another Charger thing. It's fine as what it is. Chevy's answer to the 300C Hemi. But it's not gonna go into production but i do think it would catch the eyes or hip hop guys like the 300 did.

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    I don't really care what they call it - Bel Air, Impala, Caprice, Chevelle etc. Just slap that body on a zeta platform and get it onto dealer lots.
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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Build it based on a V8 capable streached KAPPA and call it CHEVELLE!

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    if they put a chevelle name on it i would be very ticked this thing nothing says chevelle to me. if chevy really wants a chevelle put a chevy grill on a gto and call that a chevelle not this ugly thing.

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    in my opinion it wont sell. they tried the gto and its not doing so well, and if this is replacement for the camaro it wont sell. they just need to give up on trying to replace the camaro and bring it back badder then ever ls2 v8 on the z28 and ls7 v8 on the ss model. make it worth it.

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    WOW BFU!!! (thats far from a good thing)

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    Re: Chevy SS renamed Chevelle?

    Build it with two less doors and a shorter wheelbase and call it a Camaro. Even as a Ford fan, and a Mustang driver, I'd love to see that as the next Camaro (with two doors that is).

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