Just something I've been wondering for a while. I have a feeling because of the different ideas of what a Camaro is, or was, a argument can be made for the Camaro to fit into each of the above answers.
I agree, focus on the v6's for every day drivers and leave the v8's for all us enthusiasts.Originally posted by bigals87z28@Apr 4 2004, 03:16 AM
It all depends. If gas prices stop or go down soon, sales might pick up. If the Camaro is built, It will have to sell over 100k units. 60k at least be V6 sales. The V6 should give a sporty feel with good power, but nothing that will raise an eyebrow at your insurance company. I think there should be major work on the style and feel of the car. The car should feel good when driving, and become a nice car even when driven in the winter.
There will always be aftermarket parts. There are aftermarket parts for $100k cars, it doesnt matter. V6 sales should take up the low 20's and be able to be customized by the owner. Leave the V8 cars up to the big boys.
If a I5 or I4 give the same power as a V6 and gets better fuel economy, that would be fine. Why freak out then?Originally posted by Canuck@Apr 30 2004, 07:32 PM
I wonder if the die hard Camaro fans would be happy if GM brought back the Camaro but instead of starting with a V6 what if the base engine was a four or five cylinder engine? This would allow for even better fuel economy numbers. It would be cheaper than cylinder deactivation technology, low price. Yes many fans will complain that this is a mistake but a new Camaro would be better than no Camaro. High sales volumes would also ensure the long term survival and might be a serious threat to the Mustang. I would want GM to still offer a V8 because without a small block using the Camaro name would be a mistake.