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Old 02-25-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Why I ditched CGM

This has been an agonizing decision. I love CGM. I've seen it on a ZR1 at a couple different shows and it's a gorgeous color.

But it's gray. No matter how amazing of a gray it is it's still gray.

I'm driving home from work the other day and I made a point to really notice all the cars around me. All I see is a sea of grays, dull blacks, and beige colors. All these dull earth tones that all blend into one big mass of boring.

To me, the Camaro is meant to stand out. It desires a color of passion. So, I called my dealer up and switched to IOM. It's not for everyone but I like the color.

I know some people don't want to stand out, they'd rather fit in and not be noticed. But me, I want everyone on the street to see me coming and think "damn, look at that pimp machine."

So what say you? Why'd you pick the color that you did?
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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True about the most popular colors. Black, grey and white (or shades of these colors) have always been within the top 5 of peoples car color choices. I work in a hi-rise and when I look down on parking lots, you basically see the 3 colors with a splash of blue and red shades.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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You ordered ORANGE??? ORANGE?? ORANGE???

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Kidding man...who cares about color? If you like, nothing else matters.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Hopefully I'll be able to keep my CGM order, but if it gets in the way of me getting it on time then I have decided to switch to ABM if necessary. That color is growing on me. Whatever color you are comfortable with is the one you need to choose. GL

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:28 AM   #6
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:31 AM   #7
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I will be ordering Orange when i do order a Camaro Z28. It gives the most "pop" out of all the colors IMO
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:32 AM   #8
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I was between black with orange stripes or iom with black. for the same reason i am getting ORANGE. i live in miami 1 black is too damn hot in the summer. 2 the camaro is meant to be noticed as well as me lol. 3 its miami gotta have a orange camaro when im driving around south beach!!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:32 AM   #9
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My friend is a big fan of the CGM as well. It does look cool, but I'd rather go pure black or pure silver. I've already owned a black car and it was a BEAR to keep clean. This time it's silver all the way. Honestly I think it's the sharpest color for this car - my taste is somewhat skewed by the fact that my first muscle car was a 1970 Pontiac LeMans which was silver with a black vinyl top - and I LOVED that color.

I did consider the Yellow or Orange as well as "standout" colors - but I decided against it. Also "standout" colors standout to cops more too
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:36 AM   #10
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I switched my order from CGM to Black. Uncertain what the CGM will look like on the camaro. My husband was freaking about it so we compromised and changed to black. I told him I will be getting some kind of striping down the road of my choosing. Now we both are happy.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #11
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Kidding man...who cares about color? If you like, nothing else matters.
Actually my current vehicle is sunburst orange so the transition won't be all that shocking

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I will be ordering Orange when i do order a Camaro Z28. It gives the most "pop" out of all the colors IMO
That says a lot coming from someone who has seen all the colors and then some.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #12
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I am also partial to orange on vehicles, always wanted one, but everything i owned would look retarded with orange. And i am sick of black.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:56 AM   #13
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I will be ordering Orange when i do order a Camaro Z28. It gives the most "pop" out of all the colors IMO
Is this some type of subliminal confirmation that there will be a Z28 Zedder?!
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #14
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Everyone knows there will be a Z28.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:13 AM   #15
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I went with Imperial Blue Metallic. Like you said, something different than the masses. I love the effect of different colors in different lights / angles, but that's just me. IOM would certainly do that too, but I'm not sure how I'd feel about it in 5 years. Looking at the cars at the auto show, the Camaro NEEDS a metallic paint to look its best, but that's just my opinion.

It also helps that blue is also the fiance's favorite color, and as much as that shouldn't matter, you're kidding yourself if you think it doesn't!
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #16
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Looking at the cars at the auto show, the Camaro NEEDS a metallic paint to look its best, but that's just my opinion.
I've only seen the Camaro in Rally Yellow and Victory Red (both non-metallic) and I thought they both looked amazing. I don't even like yellow and thought it was hot.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #17
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Now that you mention it, black and grey seem to be overdone. Now thats getting me to reconsider my color.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:32 AM   #18
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I see what you're saying, that's why I'm doing two tone. How often do you see two tone vehicles daily?

My guess would be -- not often.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:38 AM   #19
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I've only seen the Camaro in Rally Yellow and Victory Red (both non-metallic) and I thought they both looked amazing. I don't even like yellow and thought it was hot.
Don't get me wrong, they are still a damn cool car with the regular paint. My point is that the metallic just makes them look even better. My opinion is that the metallic just brings out the depth and shine that the "regular" paints don't. My opinion only, I'll still be giving thumbs up to guys in Victory Red and Rally Yellows!
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:03 AM   #20
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This has been an agonizing decision. I love CGM. I've seen it on a ZR1 at a couple different shows and it's a gorgeous color.

But it's gray. No matter how amazing of a gray it is it's still gray.

I'm driving home from work the other day and I made a point to really notice all the cars around me. All I see is a sea of grays, dull blacks, and beige colors. All these dull earth tones that all blend into one big mass of boring.

To me, the Camaro is meant to stand out. It desires a color of passion. So, I called my dealer up and switched to IOM. It's not for everyone but I like the color.

I know some people don't want to stand out, they'd rather fit in and not be noticed. But me, I want everyone on the street to see me coming and think "damn, look at that pimp machine."

So what say you? Why'd you pick the color that you did?
This is exactly what I've been saying all along... I don't get why everyone is so obsessed with CGM... it's so... boring. I will be getting ABM
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #21
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For those buying their Camaro as a sunny day weekend driver, the CGM will look awesome. For those using it as a daily driver, cloudy, overcast days will reduce this color to just another drab gray. I currently have a metallic gray car that looks great in the sun, but pretty bland otherwise. Also, that ZR1 always looks good under those autoshow lights.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #22
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Yeah I agree. I went with IBM then RJT and then finally VR. Needs to be bright and aggressive looking.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #23
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A CGM Camaro with stripes will stand out nicely IMO. Regular CGM will still look good and while it still won't be the most subtle car on the road due to the styling, etc it won't pop the same way some other colors do, which some might prefer.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:33 PM   #24
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I picked black cuz black rocks, it looks wicked. I don't care about the sea of cars, all I know is my black Camaro is my black Camaro.

To each their own on their own color choices.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:39 PM   #25
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I too switched from solid CGM to IOM. Although I had to add the CGM stripes to really make it pop.

I totally agree with your logic that's exactly why I changed my order.
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