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Old 05-27-2010, 07:18 AM   #26
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I could take it or leave it. I like my current look.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:21 AM   #27
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I think the interior on the 5th gen is a big upgrade from the 3rd and 4th gen f-bodies I owned. The 3 gen had vinyl and cardboard interiors that squeeked and rattled on every bump in the road,and after a few years looked faded and worn..
I agree with you, the gen 5 interior is a big step up in quality. I remember the fake torx screws that were used along with real torx screws in the gen 3 interiors. I twisted the head off of one while removing my radio. I also remember the plastic door handles and the ultra cheap buttons for the steering wheel controls and window controls on my 2 gen 4's. The cover for the glove box in my 2002 SS was all dented and collapsed because of me leaning my arm on it when entering and exiting my car. With that said, I still loved my other three Camaros and bought my fourth one, my present 1SS.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:15 AM   #28
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I'm excited for GM, I know of alot of buyer put off by there interior fit n finnish. My fovorit part of the interior is the leather wraped stering wheel, my least favorit it the hard dash, although obviousely I liked it enough to buy it, though I'm swinging away for GM and It would be nice to see them improve, but lets be honest about give and take. If they were to get "Audi level of quality" It would also carry an Audi high price tag. I'd like to see improvements but not more than a few Hundred Dollors more. This Gen is allready more expensive in relation to inflation than any other Gen Camaro has been. It's traditionaly a Sports Car for the Average Income American, Not a Premium Sports Car that only a few can enjoy. Lets keep it that way.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:21 AM   #29
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The most encouraging statement the guy made was that Audi was the target. IMO no one has a better interior for material quality and style than Audi.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #30
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So the interior quality is what they are working on as well as a redesign? Nice.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:25 AM   #31
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Those of you who don't think the Camaro needs better interior materials are comparing it to older GM products when you should be comparing it to current European and Japanese products.

I am absolutely enthralled to hear a GM engineer say Audi is the target..... because they should be. Audi makes the best interiors in any car below $100k. Period. They look great, have sophisticated but not overdone style, use top notch materials, and have impeccable fit and finnish.

That's why I've put off buying a Camaro until the new interior is revealed.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:58 AM   #32
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So if Audi's interiors are the bench mark, does that mean that we're going to be paying Audi prices just for an upgraded interior?

No thanks, I love the interior in my Camaro. About the only thing i would change is the leather on the seats. I'd upgrade those to a higher quality, and better feeling leather. I'd also put in an in dash navigation screen, as well as HUD. Other than those things, I'm good.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:07 AM   #33
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If the put in the adjustable passenger's seat and make it retro-fit our 2010's at a reasonable price, then I will be happy.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:08 AM   #34
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If the new interior is going to look like the one on the front page, then I'm extremely happy that I bought a 2010.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:13 AM   #35
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If the new interior is going to look like the one on the front page, then I'm extremely happy that I bought a 2010.
Glad I'm not the only one not diggin' that look. I like my 2010 interior just fine, thank you
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:14 AM   #36
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About time ... Ford has been upgrading their interiors for a few years now and I think it has helped them out a lot !! ..

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If the put in the adjustable passenger's seat and make it retro-fit our 2010's at a reasonable price, then I will be happy.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:17 AM   #38
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If the new interior is going to look like the one on the front page, then I'm extremely happy that I bought a 2010.

I don't think they have released a teaser pic of the new design yet. Not sure what it will look like.

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:20 AM   #39
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I don't think they have released a teaser pic of the new design yet. Not sure what it will look like.

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I was referring to the one on the front page of this website associated with this article.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #40
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I don't mind the interior at all.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:52 AM   #41
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Rest assured you will be pissed. Thats exactly what will change. At least the dash part and probably the center console. I don't expect a major style change so much as a materials change and an adjustment in looks to show a change also the wheel will be changed. The side panels will probably stay. It's really stupid to be honest. I see nothing wrong with the current quality. The fit and finish is great. People are just bitching about plastics being hard. Wooooo. Hard plastic. Come on. How often does anyone grope their dash anyway.
Sorry, but I disagree. In a $25-40k car, most just think hard plastic surfaces are cheap. If they can do soft plastic dashes in a $20k Malibu no reason to not do it in the Camaro.

The look to me is fine as far as the design.

The hard plastic is also why a lot of folks are having problems with scratching and other damages.

I had two fourth gens. The dash designs were a bit much, but the textures and feel were decent.

if GM wants this car to be world class they need to start to look around at the competition more and stop listening to only fans of the car. Its why Ford changed the interior for the 2010 model Mustang.

This car needs to push broader appeal.

Virtually every review of the Camaro took it to task for the interior materials. That doesn't ring well with the consumer no matter how you cut it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:44 AM   #42
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I'm comparing to the 04-06 GTO, they had great materials, quality, etc. If my GTO was a stick I would have kept it over the Camaro.

Drove a new 2009 Mustang GT last year, and as far as I'm concerned the interior on that was garbage! The Camaro is a little better, but not by much. If the 2012 interior is anything close to GTO materials, and quality, I'll be very disappointed I bought a 2010.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #43
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Just hope they don't overdo it. I like the way the interior looks now. I'm all for better materials, but let's keep that cost down here GM


All of my cars prior to my Camaro, I specifically didn't want all the fancy crap (automatic... door locks, windows, parking 'assist', etc.), because for the most part it is just something you'll have to FIX down the road. Unfortunately nowadays, you have little or no choice, as they have made all these standard (or even mandatory in some cases).

Even if these gadgets have a better life-span than they used to, it certainly adds to the cost of any automobile. I think GM's priority should be cost when it comes to interior and quality when it comes to what really makes an automobile (engine, transmission, wheels, etc.)

If I had to sit on a bucket while driving my Camaro... I'd do it with a permagrin on my face! (I think that goes for most boys & girls who grew up dreaming of owning a Camaro someday)
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:54 AM   #44
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If the new interior is going to look like the one on the front page, then I'm extremely happy that I bought a 2010.
Well...the interior in your 2010 is based off of that interior...
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #45
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I hope they lower the passenger seat 1/2" just so I can read 1,458 posts about how peoples wives dont like it and wish they still had a 2010. LOL
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #46
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This is fantastic new. GM interiors have come a long way but I think they need to go a little bit more to get more respect from the American buyers. I think that Audi is a great bench mark to shoot for. I really hope they come through on this one.
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Well...the interior in your 2010 is based off of that interior...

Understood. I guess my point was that I like the changes made from concept to production and that I'm satisfied with what I have.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:21 AM   #48
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Could not agree more with Mr.Stracke....The Camaro interior doesn't do it for me. Hopefully the next interior will have more of an European flavour to it......example ALFA ROMEO BRERA
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The most encouraging statement the guy made was that Audi was the target. IMO no one has a better interior for material quality and style than Audi.
Ford has been going after Audi as well. They had an A5 at the press event for the 2011 Mustang for comparision purposes. It's nice to see GM shooting for the same level of quality.

Don't get me wrong. The Mustang isn't there yet but it's pretty close. I love seeing each company push each other.

I really didn't think the Camaro's interior is bad during my couple of test drives. It's just buyers seem to be really interested in interior quality at the moment.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:06 PM   #50
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I've been really hoping they'd do something with the interior. It's the only disappointing thing about this otherwise, amazing looking car.

We own an Audi and a Mercedes and while I'm happy to hear that GM's goal is Audi-quality, it doesn't need to fully match Audi quality to satisfy someone like myself. I realize there is a signficant price-point difference and I just want something more professional and modern-looking with improved materials.

Items I hope they change:
  • Center Stack: Get rid of the gimmicky, robot-looking radio/head-unit and give us a double-din-type unit with a nice LCD screen and Nav/back-up cam capability. They can do this cheaply. They don't need a head-unit that is specifically designed for the Camaro. That doesn't make sense for reducing costs. Go with a standard double-din unit. Should save cost, look better and give people the options they want.
  • Climate control: Get rid of the playstation controls (that looked cool on the concept but didn't translate well in plastic) and give option for automatic/electronic climate control. What car these days doesn't have that option?
  • Tacky-looking loop door handles. Most cars have a nice, small, L-Shaped handle. No need for a big, chrome loop. Or go push-button like the 'Vette.
  • Guages: Shape of speedo/tach is nice and unique. But look of the gauges should be more professional and modern looking with better quality trim.
  • Air-conditioning outlets: The center one looks very unfinished, the way it sits behind the dash plastic.
  • Steering Wheel - Not a major priority for me but prefer something better looking

Address most of these areas and I'll be purchasing in 2012...
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