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Old 12-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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The Camaro batmobile

So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.

I agree, its a tough decision, but it seems like you have all your pros and cons lined up to make a good decision.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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rjt or iom imho.

Since there is no abm.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #4
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:34 PM   #7
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I am not into black so much anymore. Everything that happens to the color stands out bigtime. Dings, scratches etc.

I love CGM. That color just looks badass, with darkened wheels. Everyone and their mother has silver.

In fact, didn't I see a stat here somewhere, showing the highest % of Camaros are silver?
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
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Silver has been the #1 colored car for over a century... If you like trend then get silver and if you like less trend then get black.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #9
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Well, black is almost a quarter of the sales, so it is a pretty popular color, even with the generous pallate of colors available to choose from.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #10
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I went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.
Good choice, you would have hated youself if you got black when you have to drive down gravel roads.

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Silver has been the #1 colored car for over a century... If you like trend then get silver and if you like less trend then get black.
More 5th gen Camaro's have been sold in black than any other color.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #11
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #12
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To be honest... No color makes the camaro look meaner than black... That's one mean looking babe!
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:53 PM   #13
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Silver is one of the easiest to keep clean, hides dirt very well
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:56 PM   #14
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I told myself after my last black car that.. never again! They require extra tlc to keep its beauty. I quickly changed my mind when I saw her sitting in the showroom. IMO, when clean, there's not another color thats as "menacing" as black. Just be prepared to take more time to keep her clean!
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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from a blacked out camaro owner...

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #16
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Black is awesome.


BUUUUUUT, the batmobile thing does suck.

I hated the fin on the roof from the beggining and hated the batmobile references. But I had to get black and wasn't much I could do about the fin.


So there I am, at home with my car for the first time, June 1st, it's getting dusk, the neighborhood kids come over to check it out and one of them say,"OOOoooooo cool, look at that fin, it looks like the Batmobile"

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:04 PM   #17
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Black looks awesome when your car is flawless, which usually isn't for long. The silver on these cars is all right(no offense) but I always thought that silver looked too much like primer. If not for the IOM, I would have went with RJT or VR.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:08 PM   #18
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:48 PM   #19
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Some people call mine the batmobile too and I think its annoying.

I have thought black hides the lines of this car some as well.

But its black.

Yeah silver is a happy little compromise but I'll break it down for you:

You bought this car because it has the BEST looks out there.

Black looks bad when dirty, but the BEST when clean.

I want the best of the best, but do whatever you want. Just go look at a clean black one and a clean silver one. That will make things so much easier.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:54 PM   #20
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #21
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So after the cut of my abm i had to change to another color so i called my salesman and told him id been deciding between black or silver and before i could tell him my choice he says to me in his austrailian accent "Wanna know my personal opinion mate? go with silver." he says "Im usually a fan of black on sports cars but with the camaro black seems to hide the lines and makes it look like the batmobile." personally i think it looks nice in black though too. in any color really but i went with silver not because of his words but because, as i stated before, black on gravel roads do not mix and silver is pretty hot too on this car.

I think ABM is the best color, bar none. It is rare and will only become rarer in the future. Personally, I would buy a slightly used one. You get the color you want and still the smell of a new car.

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:09 PM   #22
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I agree with black looking best on this car when clean. I was asking everyones opinion because I couldnt find enough camaros on dealer lots to see all the colors so I was between IOM, victory red, and black just from pictures. Saw the IOM and didn't like it, saw red and thought it was gorgeous. Then I saw a black one sitting next to it and bam, that was it. Had to have black. Looks sleek and ready to pounce. Honestly though, go out to your garage and picture your camaro sitting there. What color do you picture her in? That's the color you gotta have.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #23
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #24
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Batmobile was bad ass anyway...why is it bad if kids get a kick out of it? Hehe makes me smile regardless.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:43 AM   #25
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Black looks awesome when your car is flawless, which usually isn't for long. The silver on these cars is all right(no offense) but I always thought that silver looked too much like primer. If not for the IOM, I would have went with RJT or VR.
actually my very first choice way back before i even wanted the abm as gonna be VR. I saw it in the showroom and really liked it too. But the thing again about red is that when it has dust on it, it takes on a sort of lighter pinkish look and red also doesnt age well in the sun. Fading is really noticeable on older red cars. Plus, red is just too stereotypical of muscle cars. Mustangs are like flies in red. I really do like the RJT though. The one i test drove was RJT and its nice but it just doesnt seem "me" if you know what i mean. seems too close to maroon to me which is too close to brown in some lighting. My parents have a silver equinox and even it looks pretty good. The camaro brochure really makes the silver appear awesome on this car. Im not the kind of guy that obsesses over a car and wants to wash it every day and wax it and all that. I just want a nice car i like that i can kick around in and not feel bad about every bit of dust and smudge. Im not into showing off and whatnot. If people admire my new car and say something I will appreciate that though but whatever. Its the car I want and its SHINEY
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