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post #1 of 18 Old 03-23-2009, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Excerpt from Automotive News article...

GM shelves Camaro convertible, Z28
4-cylinder engine option is also on hold

Jamie LaReau - Automotive News - March 23, 2009

DETROIT ó General Motors has delayed indefinitely the Chevrolet Camaro convertible and Z28 high-performance variant to save cash, sources say.

GM also has tabled plans to add a four-cylinder engine version of the Camaro. GM is starting to ship the Camaro to dealers this week.

Insiders say executives hope to restore the convertible to GM's product plan.
"Neither one has been outright canceled," says Terry Rhadigan, a Chevrolet spokesman. Rhadigan said GM will seek to bring out the convertible in 2011.

Another source familiar with GM product plans confirmed that the four-cylinder for the Camaro is dead for "the time being."

GM began building the Camaro, which starts at $22,995, including shipping, on Monday, March 16. GM estimates that it will take until May or June to fill the 14,000 sold orders in hand.
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sorry to all you guys waiting on a convert. hopefully things in the world get better soon and we'll see a convert and a z/28 soon.

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Thank you for the information. I am getting very impatient. I ordered on 10/13/08 @ 11 am EST. So mine should be in soon.
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Thank you for the information. I am getting very impatient. I ordered on 10/13/08 @ 11 am EST. So mine should be in soon.
I know what you mean. I ordered on 10/15. Check with your dealer to get a status update. I have an order number, and a status to confirm changes I made in December, but we both really need to be in the 3000 range before we can get our hopes up. Either way...June isn't so bad.

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4 cylinder??? WTF?! This is a muscle car, right?!
Thanks for posting
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4 cylinder??? WTF?! This is a muscle car, right?!
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It wouldn't be the first time it had a 4cyl.

A turbo 4cyl wouldn't be bad...I guess.

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They should save their money and not make a 4 cylinder just keep it till they can make a vert or something

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june is good news! and i definitely hope things look up soon so that the vert and the Z can make a comeback!



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Convertible is not shelved!
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Convertible is not shelved!

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