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Old 08-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2010 Camaro sold out in Japan already

As reported (and seen) earlier, the 2010 Camaro is bound for the Japanese market as well.

Ahead of actual deliveries, GM's Japan arm -- the General Motors Asia Pacific (Japan) is reporting that it has already sold more than 120 orders.. which is more than it's allotment (120) of Camaros for the year! GMAP spokesman Michihiro Yamamori confirmed the orders. Final prices will not be announced until October, but according to Edmunds, the Camaro should arrive in Japan in both V6 and V8 versions, with pricing likely to be the equivalent of $45,325 to $56,390.

It seems that the Camaro is selling out in whatever market it's being introduced to, whether that be the US or abroad. Proof that the design of the new Camaro is truly universally appealing, regardless of culture or geography. Go GM go Camaro!!

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Many of the orders are reportedly from men in their 30s and 40s who haven't been put off by GM's June 1 bankruptcy filing.

Along with the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang, the Camaro has long had a strong cult following on Japan's roads. Owners love the power, speed and style of American muscle cars and the strong visual statement they make.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Along with the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang, the Camaro has long had a strong cult following on Japan's roads. Owners love the power, speed and style of American muscle cars and the strong visual statement they make.
Kinda makes you wonder why they build boring, bland, blahmobiles like the camry and accord.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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very cool!! thanks Tran
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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it was only 120 cars...come on.....how many drivers over there and only 120 cars....
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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it was only 120 cars...come on.....how many drivers over there and only 120 cars....
The point isn't the raw # that GM has sold there, but that there is demand in asian markets among asian drivers and that they have sold out whatever allotment they already have for the upcoming year.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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Yes, I guess with a country of 127,000,000 people, you better sell 120 camaro's. It's no big story then.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #10
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yea, I know, I am glad its only 120....if it were more, would it not take away from what they have to sell to us?
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:22 PM   #11
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it was only 120 cars...come on.....how many drivers over there and only 120 cars....
It's only 120 cars because that's all Japan will allow GM to export.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #12
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Hardly surprising news, but good none-the-less.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:49 PM   #13
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It's only 120 cars because that's all Japan will allow GM to export.
Exactly. Being able to sell out the allotment before year end shows great interest.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #14
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Exactly. Being able to sell out the allotment before year end shows great interest.
Might not be a huge number, but they sold everything they had...will have
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #15
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:43 PM   #16
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Interesting fact: When the P.O.S. PT cruiser came out, people were paying $7000 over MSRP. People also paid a hundred bucks for a beanie baby and $300 for a cabbage patch kid. Everyone wants to be the first to have it, but in 6 months every one that wants one will have one and only the true enthusiasts will appreciate this Camaro....
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:24 PM   #17
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the Mustang has been selling pretty well for many years and not "everyone that wants one has one" nor is it only "appreciated by enthusiasts". I don't know where you get those ideas about the Camaro but since it's so much cooler than the Mustang I don't think it would be a passing fad either. Obviously it won't always sell for $5K - $10K over sticker though.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #18
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It will be interesting to see the Camaro beat some of those JDM products at the track. I wonder what those Japanese drifters will do with the Camaro.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:34 PM   #19
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:00 AM   #22
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bigger story if they could not sell 120 cars in japan

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Old 08-19-2009, 02:16 AM   #23
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im not surprised at all that they've sold 120 camaros already. Im in Japan right now for work, I spend about 6 months out of the year over here... I can tell you there's alot of Japanese that love big V-8 muscle just like we do, but over here, they pay a HUGE amount of money each year just to own a car due to taxes and safety inspections. The taxes go up astronomically based on the size of the car and especially the size of the engine. Trust me when I tell you that the guys that can afford to buy and pay for the taxes on a Camaro or a Corvette in Japan are FILTHY RICH compared to the average Japanese person!
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