I don't quite understand why this is a story again.
We've known for 4 years already that the Firebird & TransAm aren't coming back.
Yeah me either. I seen it this moring before the news bot posted it, but didn't think it was worth posting.
I asked SS about it a couple months ago. The way he talked if CAFE had not passed then their was a possiblilty even though it was a small possiblity, but he said if CAFE passed it was pretty much gone.
there was nothing there for CAFE to stick a fork into...
Well like I said SS told me this:
"If America suddenly starts to buy a lot of coupes, it may be a viable future product -- but the sad fact is that coupes are a very very small piece of the overall business......and to tool a Firebird to look substantially different than a Camaro would be very costly -- and the numbers simply don't work.
I won't say it won't happen -- 'cuz 'never' is a long time! I think you stand a better chance of seeing a Pontiac entry that's larger overall than a Chevy entry -- that said -- I don't see any additional entries until the U. S. Government decides what the future CAFE standards will be -- there is a very real possibility that the CAFE standard will be 35mpg by 2118 -- and that would change everyones' game."
I am sure he has said the above many times.
From my take on what he said, CAFE pretty much seals the deal that there won't be a firebird. To me he was not ruling it out if CAFE had not passed.