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Old 01-21-2009, 02:32 PM   #51
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Get what you want, not because others are/aren't getting it. In a few years Camaro's will be everywhere and in every color.
What I want is a car that doesn't look like every other Camaro on the road... hence the black wheels and flat black stripes. It's disconcerting, but I really can't imagine myself getting any other color so I'll just have o do my best to differentiate without going ricer.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #52
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Who says their making any decisions from this data alone? Please don't assume things and post such negative accusations. They are WELL aware that we cannot carry this car to success by ourselves. But that doesn't mean we should be ignored. They wanted to know what we thought -- so we gladly obliged. It's a rarity for an enthusiast group to be taken so seriously by a corporation as we have been. We should count ourselves lucky!
I don't realy know what they will do with this data. Negative? - Maybe. They already did that to the Camaro once. That is a fact. How many interior colors did the last previous gen Camaro have? (the answer is 2 - black and gray) The accountants make a LOT of the calls at GM. I am not making that up either. Business is business.

I am very pleased they asked for our opinion. Glad we have a car to buy. They will be getting a big pile of money from me soon so that should help smooth things over. We can forget all about the past if the car is as good as it apprears to be.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:05 PM   #53
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Consumers Pick White As Most Popular Car Color... Again
By Matt Hardigree, Tue Dec 9 2008


North American car buyers again chose white as the most popular new car color for 2008, besting silver for the second year in a row in DuPont's study of color popularity with 20% of car purchases. Is this mere color preference or pointing to a deeper trend?

DuPont essentially says this is a "palette cleansing color signaling a pause after a long running trend and in advance of a new color trend." We're not so sure we believe that as much as we believe Dupont's secondary explaination for the choice — the customization options available to the color white. The luxury color white pearl made up only 4% of the total market while regular white scored 16% of the market. What cars are standard white? The cheapest.

Go to any car dealership and in addition to the premium trim levels you'll typically find a row of white base models. Go to a Ford dealership and, in the back, will likely be a dozen white F-150s with plastic bumpers and V6 engines. The perfect cheap vehicles for customizing in the Carpocalypse.

Following white are the colors silver and black, each garnering 17% of the market. In Europe, black remains the most popular color by a large margin while silver remains popular in Asia. Full details in the press release below.


White Is Most Popular Color – Again – in 56th DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report
"Conservative Differentiation" Among Consumers May Be Sign of the Times

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 9, 2008 – The 2008 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report says white is the top vehicle color choice in North America for the second straight year, and is a strong player globally, with "white effects" allowing consumers to differentiate cars subtly to express their individuality. Black and silver with effects also turned in a strong performance globally. The term "effects" refers to special pigments that lend a pearl or iridescent appearance to coatings.

White and white pearl scored 16 and 4 percent, respectively, black and black effect scored 11 percent and 6 percent, while silver, which led the pack for six consecutive years, garnered a 17 percent share of the North American market.

A leading supplier of coatings to the global automotive market both for new cars and in the collision repair industry, DuPont this year broadened the global scope of the authoritative Automotive Color Popularity Report to include specific data from emerging markets India and Russia. The automotive industry is expanding rapidly in both countries.

North American color choice highlights several trends. First, there is a continuing convergence of color choice globally with color preferences becoming more homogeneous across the globe. Additionally, DuPont continues to report white as a "palette cleansing" color signaling a pause after a long running trend and in advance of a new trend. The 2007 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report announced the end of silver's seven year reign.

"We're seeing basic colors like black, white and silver continuing in the lead but consumers are looking for differentiation with tri-coat and other effects," said Karen Surcina, color marketing manager — DuPont Performance Coatings. "These colors and effects provide a higher degree of customization and luxury-effect which allow consumers a conservative differentiation from the traditional color palette." A tri-coat paint system consists of a basecoat, a midlayer which contains the color and specialized "effect" pigments followed by a clear coat.

"While black, white and silver continue to remain strong, we are seeing interesting trends developing," Surcina continued. "The popularity of true chromatic colors such as blue and red are on the rise, with blue growing worldwide as consumers look to more environmental themes and lifestyles."

"Blue is being utilized as the "new green" because it is well understood by people all over the world that blue can also represent the preservation of nature," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Color: Messages and Meanings. "Imagine a clear blue sky mirrored in a pristine blue lake and you will get the picture. It is a universal favorite."
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:06 PM   #54
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:07 PM   #55
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Interesting article, I was just gonna say they'll never get rid of white or yellow even though they ranked lowest on THIS site.

What I'm still hoping for is a dark green color at some point. I'd be all over that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:10 PM   #56
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I am bummed that Yellow came in second to last. That is the color I ordered. My brother equates my new Camaro to Mr T's gold chain. All I can say I pity the fool. )

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:12 PM   #57
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What I'm still hoping for is a dark green color at some point. I'd be all over that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:31 PM   #58
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how the heck was cgm so high when nobody has even seen it on any of the cars

I think thats more of a word of mouth hype thing...
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #59
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how the heck was cgm so high when nobody has even seen it on any of the cars

I think thats more of a word of mouth hype thing...
Corvette's
I've seen it in person on a corvette and i really like it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #60
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Enthusiasts do not represent the majority of the target market. We are maybe 10% of the total projected Camaro sales? I doubt that our favorites will represent the total of all the customers. They should look at real sales figures and see where the colors fall if all you want is opinions. People vote with real money there.

GM has plenty of bean counters that can show the cost savings from building all the cars the same. They will never learn. When all we have is black cars with gray interiors to choose from you can bet it won't be long till they stop making Camaros again.

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Dude, take a pill and appreciate that we were asked our opinion. Why is it that some people automatically call foul when GM takes the time to ask our opinion? They are trying to balance financial issues with customer satisfaction. We should all appreciate that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:13 PM   #61
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Yeah but us Rally Yellow lovers are FANATICS! We trample people in our way to get our Rally Yellow Camaro!
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:15 PM   #62
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Why not re-order the list so it is highest rated at top to bottom? It took me all but a few seconds..

Black..........................7.06
Cyber Gray Metallic.......7.01
Imperial Blue Metallic.....5.90
Silver Ice Metallic..........5.86
Victory Red..................5.82
Inferno Orange Metallic...5.44
Red Jewel Tinticoat.......5.25
Aqua Blue Metallic.........4.29
Rally Yellow..................4.28
Summit White...............4.24 <---Highlight to see white..
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:26 PM   #63
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Wow...IBM was third and to think the SS almost did not have that as an option
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #64
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Why not re-order the list so it is highest rated at top to bottom? It took me all but a few seconds..

Black..........................7.06
Cyber Gray Metallic.......7.01
Imperial Blue Metallic.....5.90
Silver Ice Metallic..........5.86
Victory Red..................5.82
Inferno Orange Metallic...5.44
Red Jewel Tinticoat.......5.25
Aqua Blue Metallic.........4.29
Rally Yellow..................4.28
Summit White...............4.24 <---Highlight to see white..
What, my beautiful graph was not clear enough for you?

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Wow...IBM was third and to think the SS almost did not have that as an option
Well, I think it was due to all the outcry by enthusiasts that it was included as an option. YEAH Camaro5!
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:32 PM   #65
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What, my beautiful graph was not clear enough for you?



Well, I think it was due to all the outcry by enthusiasts that it was included as an option. YEAH Camaro5!
lol...the graph gave me a headache trying to reorganize the order in my head.. And in my re-order, it shows the importance of white real well...

Black..........................7.06
Cyber Gray Metallic.......7.01
Imperial Blue Metallic.....5.90
Silver Ice Metallic..........5.86
Victory Red..................5.82
Inferno Orange Metallic...5.44
Red Jewel Tinticoat.......5.25
Aqua Blue Metallic.........4.29
Rally Yellow..................4.28
Summit White...............4.24 <---Highlight to see white..
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i also think IBM ranked very high because of past 4th gen owners who had that dark blue on their camaro's.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #67
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Hmmm. It looks like there's gonna be tons of CGM roaming the streets. Potentially enough to change my choice. Hmmmm.......
i'd get it because, among many other reasons, it's easier to 'hide' if, for some odd reason, you'd ever need to not be noticed

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I think thats more of a word of mouth hype thing...
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #68
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I bought a factory demo Equinox with Granite Grey Metallic that change color in different lighting...metallic grey, purple pearl, chocolate brown and figured CGM would be very simular.
I saw CGM on a Corvette at the Auto Expo this last weekend. Glad I chose this color. Color change was dark grey, silver and blue metallic. I ordered mine with no stripes and will have custom detail done when it gets here to make it my own.
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I'm chiming in for Aqua Blue, because i wanted a blue that's not girly, and not black, and ABM changes colour in different lights too, so that's pretty sweet!

Aqua Blue Metallic ftw!
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Dragoneye and all, here is a little graphical representation of the results for everyone. I think this really shows just how close it was. BTW, I am trying to overlay the exact colors on the graph, but that is taking a little more work.

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:04 PM   #71
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So Black and CGM are the fav's.... go fig
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What I'm still hoping for is a dark green color at some point. I'd be all over that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #73
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I'm excited that RY is 9th.
I was actually concerned about too many people going for the BumbleBee look.

I had a MY Z06( in my photo album). I sold it to my brother 2 years ago and have regretted getting rid of that color ever since.

Few cars can pull off yellow; but my ole' my, when they can it's awesome!!

RY with painted stripes for me!! I'm foing for the true BB look>
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i'd get it because, among many other reasons, it's easier to 'hide' if, for some odd reason, you'd ever need to not be noticed
Who you hidin' from?

I imagine it's way too late for any change in the number of colors offered for the MY2010. So all you unpopular color buyers will have rather unique cars if they're discontinued later, right?

EDIT: Don't look good for green.
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I bought a factory demo Equinox with Granite Grey Metallic that change color in different lighting...metallic grey, purple pearl, chocolate brown
Our Equinox Sport is also that color. Love the vehicle, but absolutely hate when the lighting makes it appear brown...
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