Choosing the Goat over the Chicken?

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  1. 8bit

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    GM has said the companion car for the new 5th gen Camaro will be a new Pontiac GTO, choosing to resurrect the GTO nameplate, yet again, instead of making the sister model a Firebird. Is it right to overlook the Firebird?

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    Firechicken 400

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  2. The firebird was always kind of the red-headed step child. The GTO and Camaro will rock, but I really can't picture what a new firebird would look like.
     
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    Uh, yes of course it was right. And this has been known for the past two years.
     
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    GM had trouble selliong the f-body sister cars wo I don't know why they would bring both of them back.
     
  5. Fareo

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    kinda like that... :wiggle:
     
  6. That would actually be one of the better looking cars in their lineup.
     
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    There will be tuners out there offering body parts to make the new Camaro into a Firebird. Ditto for making the new Challenger into a 'Cuda.
     
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    ya i kinda figured that as well
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    I think it's fine. The Corvette will be the Corvette, the Camaro will be the cheap alternative to the Corvette, and the GTO will be the grand touring sedan -- it can haul ass and still fit adults in the back seat. That way the three cars won't compete with each other at all.

    Meanwhile, the Firebird never really offered anything to the buyer except flashier bodywork, which ricer kids have proven themselves quite adept at adding all by themselves.
     
  10. IslanderOffRoad

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    yeah, and mecury should make a mustang-based cougar again

    olds should get a 442

    this aint the 60's, giving one to every division doesn't work when you can't sell them all.
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    I dunno, I like the current Mercury Cougar. It was a hell of a lot better than the boat it used to be. It's a good answer to the import coupes.
     
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    :ugh: you know they havent made it for a couple years right?
     
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    because any business that they can take away from ford is enough of a reason?

    oh fuck no, if they make the GTO a four door I will personally burn Bob Lutz at the stake
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Why not make the GTO a four door? GM doesn't have any other promising high-horsepower sedans.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    No, I didn't. I don't keep track of cars like I used to in high school.

    Pity. It was a nice car.
     
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    old cougar = :bowdown:

    new cougar = :ughj:
     
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    because they have the G6 and Grand Prix name plates for that kinda stuff.. dont basterdize the GTO like they did to the charger.. charger? pfft.. more like cornet...:o
     
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    while i do agree with your theory of not having 9 different versions of 1 car from 9 different makers.. i would like to contradict myself and say that a new (mustang) cougar would probibly be pretty :cool:
     
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    this is pretty much how its always been

    true, but i still feel that the firebirds demise was due to piss poor marketing :o
     
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    Fuck that thing in the first post is ugly :ugh:
     
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    dawt on this.


    The one GM I would like to see is one of the smaller RWD sedan platforms labeled a Malibu/Chevelle.

    I think GM is missing a sales number and marketing trick by not offering a smallish RWD sedan with a frugal 6 labeled Malibu and hammering V8 option called Chevelle.

    I'm thinking a CTS with different bodywork.
     

  22. because they already have the g8.
     
  23. 8bit

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    Someone was having a bad hair day in the styling department when they dreamt up the little blue number below. The answer is obvious, let Chevrolet have a new Impala SS and let Pontiac have the Firebird, except don't call it an Impala SS, call it the F6 coupe, assemble it in China, and price it so high that no one will be able to afford it...with thinking like that I could work for GM.:rofl: [​IMG]
     
  24. deusexaethera

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    Which begs the question, what is the GTO for? They've already got the Camaro, or rather they will have the Camaro again soon enough.
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    Well...I guess the Jaguar XK* is a 2-door GT sedan, so sure, why the hell not.
     

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