After some more research on the new camaro, which is due to hit the showroom floor in mid 2008, for the 2009 year, I have learned that Chevrolet has done a superior job in the design and construction of this car, form the interior to the retro exterior look of the car.
This car should attract buyers from all realms of the muscle car era, I know for sure that it has impressed me, and I'm not that easy to impress, I used to own a 1969 Z / 28 camaro, and I think that the new version has just enough of the 1969 camaro built in to it to be a real player in the muscle car market.
I'll be the first to admit that when I first seen the 2009 camaro I didn't really like it, but then I really began to do some hard research on the idea behind the camaro, what I have realized is that the new version came about after GM done some research of their own.
They have listened to what the people that will be buying the car are saying, they have researched the sales of the Ford mustang, and looked at the things that are making it sell better, or worse, and trying to design a car that takes the best of their findings in to consideration, I think this is a good formula.
Their trying to keep the price down on the base models, so people can afford to buy them, they have went with 20 "rims rather then 22", a very good choice in my opinion, this will help to lower their cost to manufacture the car, and help it to retain some of the muscle car attitude that the camaro needs to have.
The interior reminds me of the cockpit of an airplane, while being really retro in the design of the dash and instrumentation of the car, it even has a center console that would remind me of the 1969 SS, or Z / 28 camaro, and this is a very good thing.
They have done a great job of sticking to the roots of what a camaro should be, in the 1960's the camaro was a cutting edge muscle car, and the camaro of today is destined to be the same thing again, camaro became a household word in the 1960's, and I think it will again.
In my best estimate the camaro should bring Chevrolet muscle car freaks out in droves to check it out, and it should give the sales at Chevrolet a much needed push, I know I will be there when the first one rolls on to the showroom floor at the dealership, I already want to buy one of these mean cars.
My friends have given me the nick name Mr. Camaro, I am a camaro freak from the first day I stepped foot in to a 1969 camaro that my neighbor owned, I knew I had to have one, just the same as I do now, I need one of these so bad that my teeth ache as I wait.
Just like they did when I bought my 1969 camaro as a kid, and I will get another one of those also, don't get me wrong, I have not given up the old, just to own the new, I sill know where my roots are, and where they will always be.