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Old 03-10-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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Decisions decisions!!!

Ok, it is now about a week before I order my car and I simply can not decide. Black or CGM!!!! On the one hand 20%+ have black so that would not be all that unique. But it looks SO sleek! CGM is still great looking but just not quite the same. Anyone else have this issue? Big worries for me with black is how dirty it can look without being dirty. And I hear black just doesn't stay "black" all that long. Any incites would be more than welcome. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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If I had to choose between the two it would definetly be CGM. Like I mentioned in another post black is way overdone. CGM with a nice color stripe would be the ticket.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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I definitely do hear you on the "overdone" part.. just something about it melts my heart, idk. Plus I've never seen a CGM in person and I know pictures don't always do great justice.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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PQ will be along soon to convince you that black should be the only color made, but I had a 4th gen SS in black and it gets old. While it looks great when its clean, it shows everything. Every speck of pollen or dust, every scratch, swirl and ding. And a black car with black interior is like an oven in summer. When my wife would climb in with shorts on you could hear bacon sizzling.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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I'd go woth the CGM, I have a black 1970 and though it looks great when clean, it is very hard to keep clean. I think that the CGM with a nice strip package in white would look great and as you stated, not very many of them around compaird to the black one.
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It's a personal decision. I turned down a black SS at my dealer last May. It's the last color I would order, but there's a reason they come in 10 distinct colors.
Different strokes for different folks.... I've never seen a bad looking stock new Camaro.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:13 AM   #7
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Yeah the clean thing is going to be a big thing. I hate a nice car that's dirty. I really didn't even think about the swirl marks, that's a very good point.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:15 AM   #8
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There is nothing more sexy then a clean black car. If I was to do it again, I would probably go with black (maybe with IOM stripes). I love my IOM, but I've seen some black ones on here that have been "blacked out" that I love too.

One of my buddies has a CGM with black stripes, it looks good, but not as good as black.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:18 AM   #9
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #10
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CGM man. Black hides some of the beautiful lines on this car too.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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I almost didn't buy the black because there are so many around. But I did and every time I go around a corner or come out of a store and see the car (or any clean black Camaro) I remember why I bought it.

When its dirty, it just another Camaro. But there's something about the glossy black paint when its clean and shiny that sends a shiver down my spine... No other Camaro colors have that effect on me...
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:36 AM   #12
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Black is definitely tough to keep clean I will admit it. But its not too difficult with all the cleaners out on the market. Black does turn heads though. If I didn't have my 2007 Xterra in Knight Armor (pretty much CGM), I probably would have opted for CGM. My runner up was going to be IBM.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:56 AM   #14
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My 04 truck is black and it still looks great when it's clean. I think all colors look dirty when they're dirty, black just looks more shiny when it's clean. I had a white truck before that was the same way, when it was dirty, it looked bad to me. The key is to wash it every five hours or so.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:03 PM   #15
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My 04 truck is black and it still looks great when it's clean. I think all colors look dirty when they're dirty, black just looks more shiny when it's clean. I had a white truck before that was the same way, when it was dirty, it looked bad to me. The key is to wash it every five hours or so.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
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I had this very same internal debate.....and then finally I realized that I would be pissed at myself if I didn't get black. Black looks meaner and tougher.
Once you go Black you'll never go back!
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #17
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:55 PM   #18
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CGM ... That is the way ... If you look at it closely in the sun You'll see different colors even purple .. Everyone and their Uncle has Black .. too common
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:01 PM   #19
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #20
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CGM FTW... here's a pic to help you decide.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #21
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And a black car with black interior is like an oven in summer. When my wife would climb in with shorts on you could hear bacon sizzling.
OP is from Fargo, ND. Summer is only a rumor up there. Last July when I was there it was 45 degrees in the morning. Heated seats have a year round function there.
Get a Camaro with some color to it!
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:35 PM   #22
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...you could hear bacon sizzling.
I'd edit this part as soon as possible if I were you!
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:55 PM   #23
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between those 2, cgm all the way.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:12 PM   #24
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I was torn between the two, I chose black... I'm very happy.
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