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Old 07-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Chevy confirms that CGM and IBM are gone for 2012!

I got his in my email just a few minutes ago from Chevy.....

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,

Thank you for contacting Chevrolet and for your interest in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro! We appreciate the time you have taken to write us.

We apologize, but 2012 Chevrolet Camaro has no plans to have the Cyber Gray Metallic or the Imperial Blue Metallic exterior colors as options for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. We do appreciate your business and your loyalty.

As a reminder, our vehicles come with a 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty that includes Roadside Assistance and courtesy transportation. If you are not currently working with a Chevrolet dealership in your area and you would like to locate one, an easy way to do so is by visiting http://www.findchevydealer.com.

At Chevrolet, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. If we can be of any further assistance please email us or call 1-800-950-2438, between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. E.S.T., Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. E.S.T., Saturday. Thank you for contacting Chevrolet!

Sincerely,

The Chevrolet Marketing Team
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Well that just f#$&ing sucks! I've put off buy a Camaro for over a year because of my latest deployment to Iraq. I was planning to pick up a new 2012 CGM beauty when I got back from Iraq in a few months.

I was patient when the earthquake shut down the factory in Japan that makes the xirallic component for CGM and IBM, and those colors went on constraint in April. I thought GM/Chevy will find a solution, I can wait.

The list of changes came out for the 2012 MY....CGM and IBM were not listed as deletions. Still had hope.

Then pricing came out for the 2012's, liked the improvements, was glad I waited....CGM and IBM were still not listed as deletions, so I still had hope.

Rumors have gone around on several forums that CGM and IBM wouldn't come back until December. My wife and I decided we could wait if we needed to. We wouldn't like it, but we would do it.

Now, I feel like I've been punched in the gut. The car my wife and I have dreamed about is gone. If I want a Camaro now, I have to settle for something that is always going to be our second choice.

What really gets me ticked off is that I feel like I've been strung along by "Team Chevy" and GM. How freaking hard would it be to announce that CGM and IBM aren't coming back? Why string us along?

There are numerous threads here on C5 asking about CGM, IBM, or replacement blues and greens. We have some great Chevy sales people here on C5, (BeckyD & SS-Eric are the ones I've pestered) that have been asked questions about these colors repeatedly and they have done their best to find an answer to no avail.

Even fbodfather has chimed in saying more news about colors was coming.

Well if this was the news, I would have rather had it announced her on C5 than from some no-name email from The Chevrolet Marketing Team.

It's like they knew this all along, but didn't want to tell us and that's what sucks!

Sorry, had to rant.

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Old 07-07-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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If it makes you feel better at all, the stock paint is the car's weak point - you could take this opportunity to have it custom-painted.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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you still should be able to find one in your color choice sitting at a dealer, although it won't be a 2012...
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Sad. Those were the colors I was thinking about for the ZL1. Now I guess its black or nothing at all. Slim pickins.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:44 PM   #6
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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Red Jewel Tint is also going bye bye, too, from what I've read.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #8
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Red Jewel Tint is also going bye bye, too, from what I've read.
Yes, RJT is gone but they at least listed it as a deletion when the 2012 changes were announced.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #9
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I can't believe there won't be another shade of dark blue, or grey in the range. Grey does seem to be quite popular, and to not have a blue of any kind would be very remiss.
I know I was cheesed off when my favourite, Aqua blue metallic was axed, and plumped for my next fave, the subtle Rally yellow
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #10
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LAME! CGM is my favorite!
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #11
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Yeah, no blue for 2012 makes absolutely no sense!!!! I guess the metalic black is the replacement for CGM. I forgot if it was limited to the 45h anniv edition, but going by the SGM history, they'll probably make the metallic black available to all models after the limited run of the 45th anniversary car.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #12
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They might find color replacements - they replaced RJT with Crystal Red (or whatever it's called) it prob looks just the same -- so they will prob have a dark grey that's close to CGM
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #13
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and with that, the color pallet grows even more boring. I really hope they replace them
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:21 PM   #14
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and with that, the color pallet grows even more boring. I really hope they replace them
no offense to any loyalists, but that's gonna hurt sales, I'd think. No blue, IOM, RY, RJT's replacement, are all extra cost. All that is left is black, white, red, silver... hmmm...

I always joked that the Camaro's pallet was 4 shades of black, and 4 shades of red (RJT, VR, IOM, RY) and then there was the blue that was almost black... Can we go back to that at least haha? Now there are 2 less colors. (yes I know I left out SGM, it was a limited run)
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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That sucks, glad I got mine when I did...
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #17
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Sad. Those were the colors I was thinking about for the ZL1. Now I guess its black or nothing at all. Slim pickins.
This. IBM was my choice followed by CGM.

I'm not happy at all right now. They better release replacement colors if that is the case or I'm keeping my money in my pocket.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:26 PM   #18
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So you asked about color options and they told you, "sorry, but we have a really good warranty and roadside assistance." What a bunch of corporate dickweeds. Where are the replacement colors?
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Noooooooooooooo! There goes the CGM ZL1
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:30 PM   #20
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Mines a collectors edition now. I'll sell it to anyone starting at $100k.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #21
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Too bad about CGM....and NO blue at all?.....wow :(
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #22
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If it makes any difference to anybody, Ford dropped some of its best colors also. Pinheads in the paint depts.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #23
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If it makes any difference to anybody, Ford dropped some of its best colors also. Pinheads in the paint depts.
the fumes must be getting to them...
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Wow, my two favorite colors. Glad I got mine. Now I know how ABM owners feel.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #25
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Man, we keep beating the same dead horse over and over... However, I'm right there with you! ABM was my first choice back when it came out, then it was CGM and now that my dealer has my deposit I'm not sure what i want... everything is just so boring and "blah"!

The explanation (excuse) that other cars are painted in the same line doesnt make me feel any better! I want to buy a camaro not a buick or whatever else is made at the plant!
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