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Old 05-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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For the car guys and die hard fans the movie had no effect on them wanting one. Even the not so die hard fans, people who liked the Camaro didnt have one but said one day i will buy one. When it was discontinued they lost that chance to ever have one, so when it was re released they wernt going to miss the chance again. For the average person and that is where most sale will come from. the movies played a major role in people wanting them. The new hot car that was in all the movies, they wanted one just like that!
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #27
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Once I saw the 5th Gen in the movie... I was SOLD! I don't know about everybody else, but that did it for me. I can remember like it was yesterday how my mouth dropped open at how beautiful this machine was. For the next couple of weeks at work, the car was the talk of the day. So the movie helped reintroduced the Camaro to the rest of the world, and the car help boost the amount of people to go see it. A win-win situation.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #28
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It's the reason I didn't order a yellow one...didn't want to constantly hear "it's bumblebee!"
THIS! OY VEY! That's all I hear, even with my custom plates that say "Not A Bee". I look at it as a sweet car no matter what color. The movie did not influence me at all, I own a 3rd gen 'Bird and had a 4th gen Camaro before. But for the love of Rod! Not every RY Camaro is trying to be flippin Bumblebee.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #29
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First saw Grand Torino and decided I was going to be in my 80s with a low mileage original 5th gen in my garage. Then actually pulled the trigger on a pre order after seeing Transformers. I would say it nudged me over the edge. Still low mileage but so much for original. Ordered my Comp Thumper cam, Cold Air Inductions intake, and Kooks long tubes with full 3" exhaust yesterday. Have wanted a BadA Camaro since I was 16.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #30
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They sold a hell of a lot of Trans Ams in the 70s after the Smokey and the Bandit movie came out. That being said, I never understood the transformers phenomenon. I'm just glad the car didn't appear in a Harry Potter movie otherwise people here would be sticking wizards riding brooms on the side of their cars.
I didn't think of this but you are right. I wanted the black Trans Am w/ the eagle on the hood when I saw it in the movie. I couldn't afford one back then or else I would have purchased one. To this day I think about buying one and I know where there is a great one that has 45K miles on it. It hasn't been run in a very long time (15+) so not sure how much work it will need. It's also an automatic which I don't like but if/when the old guy wants to sell it I will be first in line.

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Old 05-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #31
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Fifty years from now, when you're looking back at your life, don't you want to be able to say you had the guts to buy the camaro?
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #32
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Heard the announcement, but when I saw it in the movie, I knew that I had to have it. I guess it played a good part in my purchase decision.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:03 PM   #33
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No decision based on the movie.......lol, based on research and knowing what I wanted after the last gen was so fugly it only could be eclipsed in fuglyness by fox body stangs and such. It was plain old pent up demand for a decent looking camaro that looked like a camaro. They have done such drastic body changes over time this one is the bomb and the stang has milked this retro thing into being a old ho now and is really varied from what the 71 stang ? the 65 stang? Hell even mustang owners do not know wether theirs came from the 1st or 2nd gen of thier body style as its morfed over a decade from this to that little by little. Now they are finally supposed to maybe make 4 cylinder and four door stangs and IRS stangs........lol anything they can do to sell a ford. Next time he snipes tell him ," I just saw a whole line of ford fanatics being brainwashed watching a movie about the new corvette called "stingray" and they are buying corvettes as fast as they can". And then go on to tell him how the stingray blows away all kings of mustangs and the nasty ford boys have no answer for the stingray invasion except to keep trying to make thier engines larger and louder to scare the competition away but they allways end up loosing it in the corners and rolling to their death over cliffs and such...........And at the end of the movie theres a bunch of kids playing with monkeys on a stick on a burnt out mustang gt 500 supersnake corpse.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #34
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I knew I had to have one from the day I saw the concept. Was going to get a black or red, was so undecided. Did not even want to see the movie as I thought it would be stupid CGI crap. Was with my family at thier cottage and my dad asked if I saw the movie and I said " no....not really interested in seeing it ". He said it was pretty good, lets watch it. "Ok". The car turned and I said "holy shit" that is the color I am getting. I did not even really know it was in the movie because I did not pay attention to it and did not care to see it. Well I have THAT color and concept touches......so movie made my color decision but the CONCEPT sold me!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #35
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Tell him mustangs have been on over 500 movies and the Camaro is out selling them,

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...over-500-films
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #36
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Tell him mustangs have been on over 500 movies and the Camaro is out selling them,

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Wow that's a shocking number. I wonder if any of the movies that the Mustangs were in were as popular as the Transformers movie?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #37
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The first time I saw the Transformers movie on premier night, I made a promise to myself to get one.

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #38
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Guilty as charged. Saw the movie saw the car. Had to have one. End of story.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #39
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I doubt I'd be in the process of ordering/purchasing a Camaro if Transformers never came out
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However, Barricade/The Mustang in the movie chasing Bee was pretty nice as well. And I don't necessarily consider myself a Mustang fan
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #40
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I would also like to praise Chevy for making the Camaro very much like the concept car that was shown on Transformers!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #41
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0 influence, Now Megan Fox had a huge influence
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:58 AM   #42
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From the time they stopped production of the 4th gen in 2002 I've been hunting the Internet and looking at "5th gen concept designs" I that kept popping up and when it finally came out that they were actually going to build it I was hooked. The movie didn't do anything for me on the decision to buy one, I already had that set in my head. Buuuuuut I know a lot of people that didn't know About the car until the move came out. So it was a huge advertising thing for GM and I think it sold them a ton of cars.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #43
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...Never saw the movie...bought a Camaro anyway...

Always wanted a 'Vette, though, from watching the TV show "Route 66"...lol
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #44
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When the first Transformers movie came out I wasn't even driving yet. The only thing I knew about the Camaro was that it was a ugly car that I beat every other car in Project Gotham Racing on the xbox in 3rd grade.

When I saw it on the big screen I wanted one bad. I thought I'd never be able to afford it, especially at this age, but that turned out to be false. I'd say I would of probably never considered the car if it wasn't for the movie.

...if you would of told me in 2010 that I would buy a brand new one in high school, I would have laughed in your face.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #45
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What a great decision GM made to put the car in a movie! I wouldn't have thought many people would have bought the car because of the movie, but then again what a great way to show the masses the car.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #46
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Absolutely ZERO!

First car I ever had was an 86 berlinetta, been with Camaro ever since. 86, 81, 96, 00, 11, 10
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:42 AM   #47
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This car was and still is "the car" for young people today, and yes, mostly because of transformers but also just because of how good this car looks.

We always use to dream and compare our color choices for the body and stripes back in school... wonder what those guys and gals think of me actually getting one today! Feels good.

say what you will about TF2 and TF3 being awful movies, but the first is still actually a pretty decent film IMO. They really dumbed down the second one.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:06 AM   #48
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Megan fox made me do it lol
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #49
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Camaro helped the movie sell in my mind. the movie was our only look at the 5Gen for 3 years and kept ppl from going crazy because it seemed like forever. I think the movie just was just advertisement just another commercial. LOL sorry to that Ford Guy advertisement is advertisement . how many movies was the mustang in ? and it was the only muscle car in most but haven't sold more than the camaro. the chargers was in the fast 5 movie but I don't see them selling much like the previous version
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:22 AM   #50
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one movie vs millions of mustang commercials. You would think commercials would've sold more. No wonder the mustang Guy is complaining he's
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