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Chevy should of named the SS, CHEVELLE. Chrysler did the same thing with the Charger, even adding two doors. The Chevelle name carries immense brand equity and would be quite the throw back for many in the target demo....

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I won't agree with naming it Chevelle but I can agree to NOT name it the SS, but clearly it's too late for that. They should of named it something other than SS or make it high performing enough to actually represent the SS badge properly.
 

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I won't agree with naming it Chevelle but I can agree to NOT name it the SS, but clearly it's too late for that. They should of named it something other than SS or make it high performing enough to actually represent the SS badge properly.
Why not, the Chevelle moniker carries promises of performance. Besides its doubtful Chevy develops another 2 door sports car that will end up cannibalizing Camaro sales.
 

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In the end do you think that the naming of a car model has much impact on the actual sales? Some people may find the name SS boring, but others may prefer a simple name instead of Chevelle, which has a bit more personality.
 

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In the end do you think that the naming of a car model has much impact on the actual sales? Some people may find the name SS boring, but others may prefer a simple name instead of Chevelle, which has a bit more personality.
Absolutely I think the name is a very important intangible. Take Mustang for example, the name and the galloping horse evoke a sense of freedom on the open road. Free to roam, explore then come back home..
 

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Sure the name Mustang does evoke those emotions and helps to create a brand, but in the end the design of the car is far more important. I'd rather buy a crappy-named beautiful car than a worse car with a better name. Plenty of companies are naming their cars with basically just combinations of numbers and letters, so there must be a benefit in staying plain jane with the name.
 

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Sure the name Mustang does evoke those emotions and helps to create a brand, but in the end the design of the car is far more important. I'd rather buy a crappy-named beautiful car than a worse car with a better name. Plenty of companies are naming their cars with basically just combinations of numbers and letters, so there must be a benefit in staying plain jane with the name.
Sure but there is also a promotional element to it as well. The majority of buyers in the SS' target demographic grew up either with these cars or around these cars. Some of them may even own an old Chevelle. In terms of forming a bond between consumer and product Chevelle would of been much more appropriate.
 

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Mustang invokes images of a solid rear axle, a company that would exploit brand loyalty while robbing their customers, and a stupid and uneducated buyer.

Only and idiot would buy a car with a solid rear axle in the 21st century.
Not if you like getting power down as hard as possible, plus some people like durability during max hoonage
 

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Mustang invokes images of a solid rear axle, a company that would exploit brand loyalty while robbing their customers, and a stupid and uneducated buyer.

Only and idiot would buy a car with a solid rear axle in the 21st century.
Not if you like getting power down as hard as possible, plus some people like durability during max hoonage
 

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I've never had a problem with my IRS failing while hooning my Corvettes.

If you were an educated car guy, you would know that their are IRS street cars running SEVEN SECOND 1/4 miles.

If you read the released internal documents from Ford, you'd know all the mustang engineers wanted IRS, but the accountants overruled because they thought (incorrectly) they could make $100 more per car if they retained the solid rear.

I've proudly owned a half dozen mustangs.
With that said, only an idiot buys a mustang in the 21st century.


How funny is it that Ford's mid sized TRUCKS got IRS in 2001, but Ford's $60,000 "sports" car gets a solid rear axle in 2013.
LMFAO

Only an idiot buys a mustang in the 21st century.
Thats why the Mustang DUSTSSSSS Camaros and Challengers, Thats why mustang has 50 years of continuous production... Sorry bud unless your climbing rocks SR is tops
 

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Oh ya?
Then why did ALL the mustang engineers want IRS?
Then why does all mustangs get IRS next year?

The mustang can't touch the Corvette that has been continuously built for 60 years.

The Camaro is a better car than the mustang.
The SS Sedan IS the Camaro. THey share the same drivetrain and chassis.
So, why are you on a SS forum then ???
Mustang doesn't compete with Corvette, never has never will.

But if that's you're argument there's really no point considering its purely subjective.

Because Ford doesn't make a sedan based on the Mustang chassis, is that what you wanted to hear?
 

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Uhhh, have you checked mustang prices lately ????
At the current prices, Mustang does TRY to compete with Corvette, and fails miserably.
It's not subjective, the results are measurable in both MSRP and test results.
Are you out of your head? Mustang starts at $29,700, Camaro starts at $31,095 and Corvette starts at $49,600....

Counting goes like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5....
 

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Questining my math and sanity?
Cute.
I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.

The "base" corvette is CONVERTIBLE, makes 460+ HP, has MANY performance features that INCLUDES breakes from BREMBO, and starts at $52k.
Here are the mustang prices:
A GT model comes in at around $31,000, a Boss 302 at $43,000, and a GT500 at $55,000. Convertible versions add about $5,000 to the price tag.

My math puts a convertible GT500 at $60,000.
So, LIKE I SAID, the mustang is TRYING to compete with the Corvette, and it is FAILING miserably.
You just compared a top of the line mustang with a base corvette.. you really must be stupid. going by your logic a $54,995 ZL1 Camaro makes Corvette redundant...
 

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Now you're starting to see what we've been dealing with.

Are you sure you still want to defend that guy?...

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What if he wasn't? Could it be possible that you jumped too far, too fast?

If he was in fact trolling then anyone who read this thread would have seen it for that. Instead, we only see you acting, well, typical.

Any percieved knowledge about GM, their cars, or the automotive industry that you think you bring to this forum is grossly misunderstood and missed due to your incessant bitching, whining, and character assaults.

Try being less confrontational and your worth might one day match your post counts.

design is not simply aesthetics, design encompasses function and form. Only a dumbass could disregard that

Originally Posted by SSS In all fairness you're the blatant one now
 

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Wasn't even talking to you.

Faq off.
 
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I strongly disagree that they should have called it the Chevelle. You look at the Monaro/GTO the car itself was great however I nearly died of embarrasment when they said it would be GTO.
I was barely born when the original GTO's were around but they were muscle cars.
The modern Monaro was based on a Euro inspired 4 door sedan that had been further Australianised before becomming our Reborn 2 door coupe. we had 20 years to get used to Euro styling whereas it was thrust on you guys with a here's your new GTO with no heritage to earn the respect of the GTO name plate.

Same with the SS. no real heritage other than RWD and now with a Chev badge. The Middle East model wore the Lumina nameplate and was my first thought for a name. I know that name comes with baggage too.

It could possibly work with the Chevelle nameplate but you would get all of the same complaints of "it doesn't look like a Chevelle" or it has 4 doors even though they were sold with 4 doors too.
 
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