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iyam_lorne 12-17-2009 03:08 PM

The Camaro batmobile
 
So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.

Kendell347 12-17-2009 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by iyam_lorne (Post 1295473)
So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.


I agree, its a tough decision, but it seems like you have all your pros and cons lined up to make a good decision.

SleepWarz 12-17-2009 03:22 PM

rjt or iom imho.

Since there is no abm.

Rocks RS 12-17-2009 03:25 PM

I love the BLACK!!

qbert48 12-17-2009 03:29 PM

:thumbsup: i love my sim super sharp in the sun

CloudXTC 12-17-2009 03:33 PM

sim ftw

Blade 12-17-2009 03:34 PM

I am not into black so much anymore. Everything that happens to the color stands out bigtime. Dings, scratches etc.

I love CGM. That color just looks badass, with darkened wheels. Everyone and their mother has silver.

In fact, didn't I see a stat here somewhere, showing the highest % of Camaros are silver?

brAnd7onX 12-17-2009 03:39 PM

Silver has been the #1 colored car for over a century... If you like trend then get silver and if you like less trend then get black.

DangerZL1 12-17-2009 04:11 PM

Well, black is almost a quarter of the sales, so it is a pretty popular color, even with the generous pallate of colors available to choose from.

JJ#48Racing 12-17-2009 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by iyam_lorne (Post 1295473)
I went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.

Good choice, you would have hated youself if you got black when you have to drive down gravel roads.

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Originally Posted by brAnd7onX (Post 1295595)
Silver has been the #1 colored car for over a century... If you like trend then get silver and if you like less trend then get black.

More 5th gen Camaro's have been sold in black than any other color.

Infern0 12-17-2009 04:27 PM

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brAnd7onX 12-17-2009 05:47 PM

To be honest... No color makes the camaro look meaner than black... That's one mean looking babe!

tjbusa 12-17-2009 05:53 PM

Silver is one of the easiest to keep clean, hides dirt very well

gjordon 12-17-2009 05:56 PM

I told myself after my last black car that.. never again! They require extra tlc to keep its beauty. I quickly changed my mind when I saw her sitting in the showroom. IMO, when clean, there's not another color thats as "menacing" as black. Just be prepared to take more time to keep her clean!

Bell040 12-17-2009 05:56 PM

from a blacked out camaro owner...

get SIM with black stripes

PQ 12-17-2009 05:57 PM

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Black is awesome.


BUUUUUUT, the batmobile thing does suck.

I hated the fin on the roof from the beggining and hated the batmobile references. But I had to get black and wasn't much I could do about the fin.


So there I am, at home with my car for the first time, June 1st, it's getting dusk, the neighborhood kids come over to check it out and one of them say,"OOOoooooo cool, look at that fin, it looks like the Batmobile"

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Dammit. Thanks a LOT kid.


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lwlkr92 12-17-2009 06:04 PM

Black looks awesome when your car is flawless, which usually isn't for long. The silver on these cars is all right(no offense) but I always thought that silver looked too much like primer. If not for the IOM, I would have went with RJT or VR.

2010 SSRS 12-17-2009 06:08 PM

Love my IOM :)

RMGee 12-17-2009 06:48 PM

Some people call mine the batmobile too and I think its annoying.

I have thought black hides the lines of this car some as well.

But its black.

Yeah silver is a happy little compromise but I'll break it down for you:

You bought this car because it has the BEST looks out there.

Black looks bad when dirty, but the BEST when clean.

I want the best of the best, but do whatever you want. Just go look at a clean black one and a clean silver one. That will make things so much easier.

jamesfl 12-17-2009 06:54 PM

darth vader edition
 
http://www.badasscamaro.net/images/1024/camaro1.jpg

Aquaman 12-17-2009 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by iyam_lorne (Post 1295473)
So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.


I think ABM is the best color, bar none. It is rare and will only become rarer in the future. Personally, I would buy a slightly used one. You get the color you want and still the smell of a new car.

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sfgiantsfan9 12-17-2009 07:09 PM

I agree with black looking best on this car when clean. I was asking everyones opinion because I couldnt find enough camaros on dealer lots to see all the colors so I was between IOM, victory red, and black just from pictures. Saw the IOM and didn't like it, saw red and thought it was gorgeous. Then I saw a black one sitting next to it and bam, that was it. Had to have black. Looks sleek and ready to pounce. Honestly though, go out to your garage and picture your camaro sitting there. What color do you picture her in? That's the color you gotta have.

THUMPER20X 12-17-2009 08:38 PM

All the cool kids got black ones.

Infern0 12-17-2009 09:22 PM

Batmobile was bad ass anyway...why is it bad if kids get a kick out of it? Hehe makes me smile regardless.

iyam_lorne 12-18-2009 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by lwlkr92 (Post 1296097)
Black looks awesome when your car is flawless, which usually isn't for long. The silver on these cars is all right(no offense) but I always thought that silver looked too much like primer. If not for the IOM, I would have went with RJT or VR.

actually my very first choice way back before i even wanted the abm as gonna be VR. I saw it in the showroom and really liked it too. But the thing again about red is that when it has dust on it, it takes on a sort of lighter pinkish look and red also doesnt age well in the sun. Fading is really noticeable on older red cars. Plus, red is just too stereotypical of muscle cars. Mustangs are like flies in red. I really do like the RJT though. The one i test drove was RJT and its nice but it just doesnt seem "me" if you know what i mean. seems too close to maroon to me which is too close to brown in some lighting. My parents have a silver equinox and even it looks pretty good. The camaro brochure really makes the silver appear awesome on this car. Im not the kind of guy that obsesses over a car and wants to wash it every day and wax it and all that. I just want a nice car i like that i can kick around in and not feel bad about every bit of dust and smudge. Im not into showing off and whatnot. If people admire my new car and say something I will appreciate that though but whatever. Its the car I want and its SHINEY:D


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