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Old 01-02-2009, 11:01 PM   #26
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The Traverse doesn't even have Nav? Does it at least have OnStar navigation?

GM put all its money into OnStar navigation (since it invested so heavily in it), but the fact is that OnStar is NOT the solution. People want a nav unit in their main console display (with nice colorful graphics...you know, like all the other car manufacturers). OnStar nav does not offer any real graphics, and I don't want to deal with a dang operator every time I want to go somewhere. Plus, it's none of GM's business where I go anyway! People also want to use their OWN cell phones, not a separate phone number provided by OnStar.

You gradually begin to realize that GM has been behind the times when it took the company until the 2009 model year to offer Bluetooth in all its cars. Even my 2008 G8 does not have Bluetooth (unlike every other car in its class). I mean, come on now!
Traverses have navigation. It just depends on which model you get. In fact, all four Lambdas have navigation.

By the way, it's actually kinda funny that everyone is mad because GM's new interiors are now integrated. A few years back, everyone was complaining about how outdated our interiors were because we still had "slide-in" switchgear.

There's just no way to satisfy people.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:12 PM   #27
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Traverses have navigation. It just depends on which model you get. In fact, all four Lambdas have navigation.

By the way, it's actually kinda funny that everyone is mad because GM's new interiors are now integrated. A few years back, everyone was complaining about how outdated our interiors were because we still had "slide-in" switchgear.

There's just no way to satisfy people.
No - people didn't like past GM interiors because they looked cheap, used cheap materials, were mono-chromatic and boring.

The problem with Camaro's interior is that GM spent too much time trying to make a center stack more unique than it is functional. They took feedback from a well-received concept car and it just didn't translate well into plastic.

The Camaro's center stack just looks odd and doesn't lend itself to adding modern conveniences like Navigation. Looking at it, it kind've reminds me of the robot from Lost in Space. It has a face (display), two arms (knobs) and two legs (playstation-like HVAC controls).



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Old 01-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #28
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OnStar is NOT why Nav is not available...

there is probably some other reason why there is no Nav option (They liked the dash design as is and didnt want to clutter it with a screen there? who knows....). I don't know what it is,

but i probably wouldn't have gotten it anyway.
This MIGHT be the reason....how many would pony up 2k for a screen?
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:41 AM   #29
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^^ +1

i'm still diggin the a-pillar idea. that's where they put the little screen in the cobalt ss, so why not? it won't screw up the dash & is still out of the way, yet easily seen!
I'm liking the idea too. Maybe if I'm bored on a 3-day weekend, I'll go to the dealership and purchase an extra a-pillar and try my hand at some fiberglassing. I'd have to sit in the car, and get a good idea of where I want the screen, but that seems pretty ergonomical and out of the way.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:55 AM   #30
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I'd sacrifice that center channel speaker for a pop up nav - it's do-able for GM or even aftermarket/custom if you get the right parts (granted there's like 6 - 8" of clearance under there. Perfect too, because a thief has less reason to break in when he sees nothing.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #31
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I think in future updates the area where the radio display in will be where the Nav screen is placed. Th scrren wont be huge, but they've got enough room there if they expanded further into the blackened area around the current screen and it should'nt mess with the aesthetics of the current setup.

GM had alot of choices of things to leave out when developing this car as a means to shave costs. In my opinion I'd happily give up Nav and push-button start for all of the other uptions we got.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:16 PM   #32
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I don't know why so many are worried about a NAV system. I got one already. It's called MYWIFE! She always tells me where to go.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #33
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I don't know why so many are worried about a NAV system. I got one already. It's called MYWIFE! She always tells me where to go.
Some of us aren't as (un)fortunate
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if you don't get the four gauges in front of the shifter you could mount the nav where the gauges are supposed to be
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:22 PM   #35
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I bough a 200 dollar Mio GPS about 3 years ago. I have used it in 4 different cars.. and I will probably use it in the Camaro... I program it, stick it on the windshield, plug in the power cord, and go where i need to go the pull it off the windshield throw it in the glovebox or center console and forget it until I need it again...
Cheap, effective and only need one for no matter how many cars you drive...
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #36
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GM- WHY CAMARO HAS NO NAVIGATION

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

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You want a navigation system? Too bad -- the Holden development crew figured you'd rather they spend the money on things like surgically precise steering and bourbon-smooth six-speed transmissions (besides, all new Camaros will offer OnStar turn-by-turn route guidance).
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By Arthur St. Antoine (MOTORTREND)


BTW IMHO TOMTOM is the most user friendly nav. on the market, personally i feel they all work teh same give or take a few features but IMO TOMTOM is really user friendly
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