The car that General Motors has always put up against the Ford Mustang is getting a new shot in the arm from a very unlikely source: the new fifth generation of the Chevrolet Camaro gets a starring role in the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie as Bumblebee, an autobot with remarkable powers. The film appearance is expected to continue to move customer sentiment toward this model, especially if lots of dads go to see the movie with their kids.
The Chevrolet Camaro is a car with a stranger history: first sold in 1966, it competed with the Ford Mustang for decades, before GM decided to stop production after 2002. Car buyers must have felt this hole in the market, as a fifth generation of this car re-emerged in 2010 to reclaim its traditional ground. After its market hiatus, the Camaro starred in two other previous Transformers movies, and now, with the new film hitting theaters this week, the Camaro is in the public eye. Along with the Ford Mustang, this car has to compete with others like the Dodge Challenger, but with style to burn and a lot of available power, the Chevrolet Camaro should be able to stay the course. If you are interested in a sporty, high-performance vehicle, you can see the Camaro at work as an autobot before taking a test drive.
Along with checking out the style and power of today’s Chevrolet Camaro, you’ll want to be sure to also check into the best current interest rates for car financing on a deal: Yahoo Auto cites 3.9% for all loan terms from 24 months up to 60 months, but local deals and changes may apply. Talk to GMAC, now Ally Bank, for more information on factory direct deals, and shop around to third party lenders to see what purchasing this famous muscle car will really cost you. Be sure to know your trade-in value, as used cars are now going up in price, and take a look at your credit situation to see if your personal finances can handle an auto loan associated with this valuable, “historic” ride. With good pre-lot research, you’ll be able to get a better idea of the total cost of ownership and make more deliberate choices about your next car purchase.