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Old 05-22-2013, 01:06 PM   #18
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Maybe the fact that the first movie had the camaro as the good guys and the mustang as the bad guys affected sales lol
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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The first time I saw the new Camaro I forgot I was watching a movie.
Sorry haters, it didn't hurt at all, but the Camaro didn't need the transformers to push sales. In fact, I think it's the other way around. I think the Camaro helped the movie.
It's a design that reaches down your throat and grabs you by the....well.... you know whats...and holds on.
All there is to it. It never gets old.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #21
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I'm sure it helped move a few cars, but real reason was pent up demand. 8 years of no camaros and they bring it back and did it right that's gonna be a huge chunk of your sales.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #22
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A shocking amount from what I've seen. My brother was working for a Chevy dealer when the movie came out, and he describes over a year of endless inquiries about a "transformers car".
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #23
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It's the reason I didn't order a yellow one...didn't want to constantly hear "it's bumblebee!"
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #24
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I wish the 5th Gen Camaro had NO association with the Transformers. Give me a break. And why do so many people say "I seen"? I seen it. Illiteracy in America is truly sad.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #25
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I was obsessed about getting this car from the time I had first seen its concept prototype back in 2007/08 at NAIAS. I knew I would eventually end up getting it in the future after it had been launched. But now since it was in the Transformer Series I have seen Camaro being referred to as Bumblebee an awful lot more than Camaro itself.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:52 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, 03:19 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, 03:52 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, 04:16 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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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, 05:28 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, 06:10 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, 07:03 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, 08:36 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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