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Old 05-20-2015, 02:17 PM
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I think the rear half of the greenhouse is the weakest part of the overall design, particularly the shape of the rear side windows, it adds visual mass over the rear wheels.
I actually thought the same thing, and the small rear windows will also affect visibility. A less pronounced kick-up after the b-pillar would more closely resemble the original Camaro and look a bit more balanced.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:33 PM
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The Camero has always been the more flamboyant of the two and this just continues the trend. To me its no more or less evolutionary than the Mustang was over the previous gen. The interior however is a huge step forward for Chevy. If you want form over function, you go Camero. That was especially the case with the last gen's interior. Otherwise you go Mustang, which isn't exactly hard on the eyes either.
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The Camero has always been the more flamboyant of the two and this just continues the trend. To me its no more or less evolutionary than the Mustang was over the previous gen.
The Camaro's styling is definitely more evolutionary than the Mustang.
The new 6th gen Camaro is like a tribute to the 5th gen Camaro.





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The new 6th gen Camaro is like a tribute to the 5th gen Camaro.
While the 5th gen is itself a tribute to the 1967 Camaro.

Also, the 6th gen rides on the new Alpha platform.
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As an owner of a 15 Mustang, I still don't like the Fusion face and wish it had just smidge of 64 1/2 Mustang grille. I've warmed to everything except the gaping catfish mouth look.

The Camaro has had two successful looks.

The original 67 is pretty hard to beat stylistically, but the 70 with its long nose and glass back was quite an enduring look, being the basis for Camaros #2-#4.

Camaro #6 to me isn't a Camaro. It is as stylistically adrift of core DNA as the 1979 Fox Mustang was in its day. It in no way looked like a Mustang.

Both the Mustang and Camaro are stylistic semi-OK designs. Neither is hideous, but neither is inspired.

The 05 Mustang looks better than the 15.

Camaro #5 looks so much more purposeful than #6.
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I actually thought the same thing, and the small rear windows will also affect visibility. A less pronounced kick-up after the b-pillar would more closely resemble the original Camaro and look a bit more balanced.
It isn't even the kick-up per se but the (IMO too small) rear window, that doesn't follow the kick-ups lines.
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I think that weird rear side window resembles more Datsuns (Sunny, 120, Skyline) and other Japanese cars form the early 70ies than any Camaro. This is still very retro, whilst IMO the Mustang actually - though still easily recognizable as a Mustang - looks quite different in flesh to the previous, unmistakably retro generation, and actually really blends modern and heritage just fine.
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I think that weird rear side window resembles more Datsuns (Sunny, 120, Skyline) and other Japanese cars form the early 70ies than any Camaro.
That rear window that rises away from the beltline kink reminds me of the ones on the 68-69 Chevy Chevelle 2-door.



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This is still very retro, whilst IMO the Mustang actually - though still easily recognizable as a Mustang - looks quite different in flesh to the previous, unmistakably retro generation, and actually really blends modern and heritage just fine.
Ford really picked the right styling elements when they designed the new S550 Mustang. It's easily recognizable as a Mustang, but still clearly different from the previous models.

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While the 5th gen is itself a tribute to the 1967 Camaro.

Also, the 6th gen rides on the new Alpha platform.
Both are supposedly based on the '67, which is why they look similar. instead of trying to evolve the design, they just did a take 2 using a better platform. is it ground breaking? no, but it will get the job done and probably be enough to keep camero sales ahead of mustang.
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