nismo wrote:Uhh...more parts = more machining and tooling = lots more money
You can get a V8 mustang for like $22k well equipped...the camaro's were several $k above that for a basic V8. GM charges a crapload for stuff, and ends up with chintzy fit and finish.
I beg to differ. Show me another car that performs near the corvette with all of the same features as the standard vette for near the price.
Now Show me a vehicle with 1/2 the performance/features of the c6 z06 for the price.
The old Camaro's/firebird's not only looked better than the mustangs but where in the price range of the old GT's and out-performed them by far.
The Cobra was inching on the old vette in price, but not in standard features and the vette was still a better performer.
Back to today, the z06 is faster than the ford GT, costs 1/2 as much, and you get all the comfort items.
If the '09 Camaro really looks like that GM is taking a step i nthe wrong direction. They are trying to give mustang looks with the retro theme. GM needs to stay away form the retro theme, IMO. The old cars looked good, the new cars looked good...trying to mix them makes them look like an old lady with a lot of plastic surgery, completly artificial and nowhere near the originals or the past "modern" designs.
As already stated, GM is on the down slide anyway. Cadillac is trying to go the Mercedes direction instead of providing large luxury cars for old people, they are trying to provide large luxury cars that perform for middleaged business men... but the business men still view it as a GM prodcuts and the Benz is still the Benz.
GMC's only good product are their trucks and you can get a very similar truck (same engine and all just lesser interior) from Chevy for a lower cost...so you are paying for the GMC badge. also you can get just as good or better from dodge and ford. Pontiac.... i dont know WTF they is going on over there. Chevy has some fugly econo/family cars the need to be shat on, when companies like Toyota/Honda/Nissan can cover it with better dependability, warranty, and looks.
Buick is still buick....wanna be Caddi, which is kinda ironic now
As far as performance is concerned...Dodge is stepping it up with their SRT Line and i can beleive the SRT-8 is something to talk about. so now all chevy has that nobody else has is the Vett/z06... wether or not it can be taken down i dont know....even if ford could step it up its still a ford and the z06 is still a z06 and its still a mid 11sec car for 60k with features equivilant to low-mid BMW...