Bumblebee saves the day...for GM?

Bumblebee saves the day...for GM?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 10:14pm CDT

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Everywhere you turn these days, there are reports of the sagging US auto industry. However, in part due to the popularity of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the Bumblebee character General Motors has been seeing incredible demand for its 2010 Chervrolet Camaro sports car.

Here is an exceprt from a Bloomberg report.

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp., rushing to emerge from bankruptcy as a profitable automaker, can’t keep up with demand for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro sports car.

GM has filled about half the 25,000 Camaro orders taken, said Terry Rhadigan, a GM spokesman. Dealers, staggered by GM’s 42 percent U.S. sales decline in the first five months of the year, report that the new vehicles sell within days. Analysts say they sell for about $500 more than sticker price on average.


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Credit(s): Bloomberg, GM


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Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942625)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on June 25th, 2009 @ 10:22pm CDT
Is there anything Bumblebee can't do?
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942627)
Posted by OmegaConvoy117 on June 25th, 2009 @ 10:26pm CDT
lol yeah, good question, well im glad that some of the car indsutry is still surviving these long days of a bad economy
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942640)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on June 25th, 2009 @ 10:38pm CDT
Damn dealers! I enquired about a new Camaro and they told me even if i ordered one, they were going to charge a $5,000 mark up! Found a dealer out of state that are willing to sell for MSRP. Might be doing a rod trip soon!
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942659)
Posted by UltraPrimal on June 25th, 2009 @ 10:58pm CDT
I wonder if they have a Bumblebee Edition of the Camaro and how much it costs. :-?
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942672)
Posted by originaldave77 on June 25th, 2009 @ 11:27pm CDT
I saw one of these drive by yesterday-- a gray one. It was kinda surreal...seeing this model for almost 3 years as a 'bot, now suddenly going by. It had a much greater novelty than seeing an exotic or the latest 'it' car go by (remember when the new bug came out?).

I want one.
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942716)
Posted by Prime Riblet on June 26th, 2009 @ 12:40am CDT
originaldave77 wrote:I saw one of these drive by yesterday-- a gray one. It was kinda surreal...seeing this model for almost 3 years as a 'bot, now suddenly going by. It had a much greater novelty than seeing an exotic or the latest 'it' car go by (remember when the new bug came out?).

I want one.


Same thing here. Saw it on a highway just a little bit south of the cities in MN. it was actually yellow. sadly it had no stripes.
i want one too.
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942742)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 26th, 2009 @ 1:25am CDT
Not really a fan of this car. Saw one in person and it was meh. Ill admit it was fun to drive but any sports car is if you think about it. Especially when you drive a ford ranger every day.
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942786)
Posted by FortMacs on June 26th, 2009 @ 4:01am CDT
theres a yellow camero with the black racing stripes sitting at a dealership here.

always been a huge fan of cameros so i want one bad. think it has more to do with the fact that cameros havnt been produced in awhile for the desire for them.
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (942896)
Posted by Kryptikore on June 26th, 2009 @ 8:58am CDT
Yeah I read that GM was going to make a limited edition Bumblebee Camaro available. I wouldn't mind having that especially because of the Autobot symbol in the steering wheel! I think it doesn't matter what car I get next, but I would much rather have a Decepticon symbol instead and at least a killer exhaust! Hmmm maybe black with red stripes 2010 Mustang?
Re: Bumblebee saves the day...for GM? (943034)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 26th, 2009 @ 1:25pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Not really a fan of this car. Saw one in person and it was meh. Ill admit it was fun to drive but any sports car is if you think about it. Especially when you drive a ford ranger every day.


Same here, but then again I'm a Ford guy. I just didn't think they totally captured the retro look like Ford did with the Mustang.

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