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View Poll Results: Should GM have done more to separate the '11 synergy from the '10
Yes - they should have changed the name on the color for '11 10 6.17%
Yes - they should have retired the color 69 42.59%
No - it was a limited edition had nothing to do with color 67 41.36%
I have no idea what you are talking about but wanted to respond to a poll anyway 16 9.88%
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #18
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I guess we found the real question I should have asked in the poll: what makes the synergy special edition so special? I thought the color did and now that has been taken from me and the other who also thought this.:(
Don't let some ruin it for you. The car IS unique period. It has it's own identity for a 2010 model. Enjoy, you have a rare car.
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lol, I'm 100% positive the color was limited as well. When they decided to go with the synergy green in 2010, they were not going to make the same color in 2011. Until they dicided to bring it back, for a limited time. lol
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Maybe I'm splitting hairs. But the B2E package was the bundle that included the synergy paint color. The paint made it "special".

In the above transformer example the synergy color and the transformer logo are the unique items that make the package special.
We will have to agree to disagree about what makes it special.

The package including the spoiler, the stripes, the stitching, the auto with remote start, C&C, backup sensors, green door panels with ice, and being a special edition all made the decision of buying a V6 1LT in 2010 vs me waiting and ordering a 2011 SGM SS without all that.
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Don't let some ruin it for you. The car IS unique period. It has it's own identity for a 2010 model. Enjoy, you have a rare car.
dude, i thought you were going to say "Enjoy, you have a raro." I swear to it!
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We will have to agree to disagree about what makes it special.

The package including the spoiler, the stripes, the stitching, the auto with remote start, C&C, backup sensors, green door panels with ice, and being a special edition all made the decision of buying a V6 1LT in 2010 vs me waiting and ordering a 2011 SGM SS without all that.
Yes, there are other things that made the synergy green "special" or "limited" besides the color, but color was also a factor, until they decided to bring it back.

It's still "special" because of the color. Only you guys will have that color for 2010 and some of 2011 years. 2-5 years down the road, it will seem more special.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:56 PM   #23
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dude, i thought you were going to say "Enjoy, you have a raro." I swear to it!
Oh god NO,
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #24
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lol, I'm 100% positive the color was limited as well. When they decided to go with the synergy green in 2010, they were not going to make the same color in 2011. Until they dicided to bring it back, for a limited time. lol
Q. Is the Synergy Green exterior color available on the LS, 2LT or SS models?
A. Not at this time; however, Chevrolet reserves the right to make the exterior color available if there is enough market demand.

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Yeah it's all good - looks like it's about half and half on the poll. Guess there is no clear majority opinion on the subject. Time to let it go..........................
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:02 PM   #26
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Wouldn't make much difference... the DMV would still list it as "GRN" no matter what you call it. Let's face it, that's what it is. The package deal was Limited, not the color.
Progressive Insurance knows it is a special edition, I think they know it is green too.
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Q. Is the Synergy Green exterior color available on the LS, 2LT or SS models?
A. Not at this time; however, Chevrolet reserves the right to make the exterior color available if there is enough market demand.

From mid January 2010
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This tells me that they made this color specific for a limited time. Of course they will leave it open to make more if the demand is high. They will do whatever they can to make money. fact is, they made this synergy green a special edition because of the color. it's their "going green" car...
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They should have offered it on the V8 in the first place. Don't get cause they corrected their mistake. But like has been said the 2010 is the only one to get the green stitching and the panels on the door wont be offered till later. So it's still special.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:47 AM   #29
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They could release a Special Edition Black Camaro too and it wouldn't make much difference to me. Make the stitching black, the seats, the lights, drop a disco ball from the ceiling I could care less. It wouldn't detract from me having a black car, but it would give someone buying the Super Special Limited Edition something unique in that they get little things I don't have. Same applies to Synergy or any other color. Have a Limited Edition that has small extras, but offer the exterior color to anyone for any trim.

I guess I fail to see the issue here. The new Synergy cars aren't the same and wont be. The only similarity is the outside color. Which again, everyone looks at it as green. You could go to an aftermarket paint manufacturer and supply him with a sample and they could make Synergy. But what they're not doing is adding panels, lights, and stitching inside.



The options made it special, not the color.
I always thought the color and the options made it unique.
I'm willing to bet most people that bought it did so primarily for the color because it was not offered in any other model at the time.
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69% so far believe GM should have done more to protect the special edition status....
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I'm sorry, but when manufacturers like Scion create what they call "release series" models, they have a limited number of that package (ex - 2600 for any particular Release Series) and then no more. That's it. No paint carry over.

When SGM was made, it should've been done the same way. Some of us chose to give up options like an RS package for the Synergy Green SE only to have Chevy come out with it half a year later. The only real thing anyone is missing out of in a 2011 SG Camaro is the green stitching. You will be able to buy the door inserts aftermarket, get whatever stripe combo you want, and have the option of the RS package. It really makes the 2010 Special Edition not quite so special anymore.

It's just a huge annoyance, is all.
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It's just a huge annoyance, is all.
A huge annoyance is exactly what it is.
Think of the people who bought 2010 Mustangs just a couple weeks before the 5.0 was announced, or some of the 2007 Corvette owners who found out 2008 would get the LS3.
That has to hurt just as much as finding out that your color is being re-run in the next model year, but it's part of the marketing game. GM has to appeal to the market, and since the demand was high enough, they'd have been stupid not to go with it.
Granted, they could have made a whole new color, but that would have cost a good amount of money to make it, and then it would have to be different enough to distinguish it from SGM, which could have hurt its appeal. Considering this is a company just recovering from bankruptcy, it was probably too dangerous a move to pull off.
In the end, what you really lost were bragging rights to a select few individuals. To a normal bystander out on the road, it's a new green Camaro, and that's all they're going to know. They won't know about the stitching, the inserts, the even special status of your package to begin with. Some people might know about the package, and kudos to them when they ask you about your car, but you should be happy with what you bought, and be happy that you were able to get something so nice and unique.
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I respectfully disagree - model progression and technology revisions are normal and part of the world we live in. Stating something is limited and special as a marketing campaign then reneging on that statement the following model year is very very different...


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A huge annoyance is exactly what it is.
Think of the people who bought 2010 Mustangs just a couple weeks before the 5.0 was announced, or some of the 2007 Corvette owners who found out 2008 would get the LS3.
That has to hurt just as much as finding out that your color is being re-run in the next model year, but it's part of the marketing game. GM has to appeal to the market, and since the demand was high enough, they'd have been stupid not to go with it.
Granted, they could have made a whole new color, but that would have cost a good amount of money to make it, and then it would have to be different enough to distinguish it from SGM, which could have hurt its appeal. Considering this is a company just recovering from bankruptcy, it was probably too dangerous a move to pull off.
In the end, what you really lost were bragging rights to a select few individuals. To a normal bystander out on the road, it's a new green Camaro, and that's all they're going to know. They won't know about the stitching, the inserts, the even special status of your package to begin with. Some people might know about the package, and kudos to them when they ask you about your car, but you should be happy with what you bought, and be happy that you were able to get something so nice and unique.
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They should have offered it on the V8 in the first place. Don't get cause they corrected their mistake. But like has been said the 2010 is the only one to get the green stitching and the panels on the door wont be offered till later. So it's still special.


THIS.


They aren't selling a ton of those green ones anyway. It's still going to be a rare color.


I just got a new 2010 f150 for a DD. The 2011 f150s will have a new engine. Do i care? No. If I wanted to wait for an 11 I could have, and paid 6000 to 7500 more for it too. Model changes happen.

Just be happy that you have a Camaro, in a rare color. It is still a special order package. And in 50 years maybe that special order package will make your car worth a grand more than a regular 1lt.

OP, I don't understand what you are bent out of shape about. Just drive your car and enjoy it for what it is.....
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