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Old 07-02-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Things I'd Like to See Added...

I know that this is still a concept vehicle, but I wanted to get your opinions on how feasible you guys think these options are, and what the chances are we'll see them in the new Camaro!

- Short-throw Shifter
- Hydraulic clutch (the new Mustang has it, and it makes city driving much more comfortable)
- Seat position memory (I hate getting my car detailed or worked on, then having to spend 20 minutes re-adjusting it perfectly)
- 13-inch drilled or slotted rotors
- Back-lit lock/window/cruise control buttons (the tiny flashlight in the door panels was cheesy in my opinion and I want lights on the steering wheel)

Well, that's all I can think of at the moment. Let me know your thoughts and opinions on these options and if there's any chance we'll get em.

PS - This is a Camaro forum, yet the word "camaro" shows as misspelled by the spell checker on this forum!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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I know that this is still a concept vehicle, but I wanted to get your opinions on how feasible you guys think these options are, and what the chances are we'll see them in the new Camaro!

- Short-throw Shifter
I wouldn't doubt this makes it into the production version as an option.
- Hydraulic clutch (the new Mustang has it, and it makes city driving much more comfortable)
I don't know on this one. If all the other car companies are going to a hydro clutch, I don't see why GM wouldn't follow along. Again, could be an option.
- Seat position memory (I hate getting my car detailed or worked on, then having to spend 20 minutes re-adjusting it perfectly)
I know what you mean. I doubt this would come with it in any standard Camaro. Maybe as an option, but I doubt it.
- 13-inch drilled or slotted rotors
Wouldn't this depend on the size of the tires? I don't think they'll go any larger than they need to.
- Back-lit lock/window/cruise control buttons (the tiny flashlight in the door panels was cheesy in my opinion and I want lights on the steering wheel)
If they don't, shame on GM. It is time to take a step forward into the future. Backlit everything is just the way to go. I think they will do this and yes...they need to do it.
Well, that's all I can think of at the moment. Let me know your thoughts and opinions on these options and if there's any chance we'll get em.

PS - This is a Camaro forum, yet the word "camaro" shows as misspelled by the spell checker on this forum!
I've never used the spell check. It does that on word too.
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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don't care about the memory seats ... no one else will drive my car ...
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #4
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T-TOPS!!!!

Add the t-tops and you can keep your memory seats (although I want those too) and the 13" drilled/slotted rotors.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Corvette has Memory seats...I'm almost 100% positive that it's part of an option pakage, though. It can remember 2 different arrangements.

As for the hydro clutch and Short throw...I'd be surprised if they don't have those as standard...I mean - Even the concept has the T-56 (I hope I got that right) and I thought its naturally a 'short throw'
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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T-TOPS!!!!

Add the t-tops and you can keep your memory seats (although I want those too) and the 13" drilled/slotted rotors.
*T-Tops! T-Tops! T-Tops!!!* :p
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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Lightbulb One I5 instead of 2 V6

I would like to see the 3.7L I5 as the standard engine instead of two V6 options. Picture this, no V6, I5 std(w/5spd auto), and two V8 options.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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mmmm....I don't know about that. It's interesting to think about - but I don't know....
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:18 PM   #9
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I would like to see the 3.7L I5 as the standard engine instead of two V6 options. Picture this, no V6, I5 std(w/5spd auto), and two V8 options.
Why?

When GM decided to use the I5 in the Trailblazer and Envoy, I thought, good idea...better MPG with good HP (275 at the time)....so, we compared it with the Tahoe that we were looking at (285HP from the 5.3L V8). The Trailblazer was only about $2000 less than the Tahoe, and got exactly the same gas mileage as the bigger, heavier, Tahoe with the V8....

Very unimpressed with the I5....

Plus, cylinder deactivation is an option on the I5 if I remember correctly....and that is what will help the Camaro's MPG numbers.

I'll say it again, the best option GM could add to ones we already know about (meaning engines) is the T-TOPS.

Check the pictures that Killer put up of the "Firebird" in the other thread....the first few have the t-tops on them and it looks awesome.

GM should put the t-tops in this one (as an option). It will broaden the appeal that much more (a lot of people don't like convertibles, but want more than just a hard top). It would be the only car out there with t-tops and the few that have the targa style roof are in a totally different price class.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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As stated over and over and over and over and over and over by people in the know and GM....

T-tops aren't going to happen in this day and age.. 5 star safety qualifications don't allow it.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #11
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I'd get a T-TOP if it was offered...I just don't think it will be...
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:38 PM   #12
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I would be head-over-heels for this car if T-tops were offered, but I have to admit that I will hate letting my car go because I'll be sending my t-tops off with it Gotta hold out hope...
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #13
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Heads Up Display.

Oh and an oil slick dispenser.

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Old 07-02-2007, 07:43 PM   #14
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Oh and an oil slick dispenser.

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Now that's a good option to have....how about Turbo boost, a grapling hook and the electic pulse generator while you're at it? Maybe the red LED in the front. But, you can leave off the super pursuit mode...that was stupid, I mean come on, how unreal....LOL
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #15
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HUD would be cool. I'd like the t-tops if they could do it w/out messing up the gorgeous coupes lines. It's not going to happen, though...too many issues. Never heard anything about 5 star crash test rating on the t-tops, though. I know we talked about the crash test rating and the b-pillar....which reminds me...

THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE TAKEN AWAY:

GET RID OF THE B-PILLAR!!!

As far as one V6 and two V8's...
I think GM would sell less this way. A completely base V6 would get everyone would could just barely afford a new 5th Gen. Then, the hi-po V6 would be the great option for those who could afford the base V8, but couldn't afford the insurance. Then, you have the entry level V8 (which would have to be 30-40hp over the hi-po V6 to make it appealing enough for those to buy it over the V6. Then, you have your main mid-level V8 which most people will buy. Then, a balls to the wall, no joke FAST engine.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:52 PM   #16
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hmmm. I see, I see: the 3.9L 260 +/- hp base V6....then I see: the 3.6 L 300 hp V6 high end...then, ahhhh yes a de-tuned LS3...somewhere in the 360 hp range...a regular LS3 @ oh...420 hp, and of course....it's coming to me...AH HA! the supercharged Monster itself...THE LS9!!! Coming to us in 550 +/- hp of raw power!

I really don't think GM can afford to fit multiple V8's into this car at this point. The Smart move would be to use a widely used V8... hmm. which motor to use?

so...to recap (without the ooohs and ahhhs)
CHEVROLET CAMARO 'Probable' Engine options:
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3.9L 260 +/- hp....3.6L 300hp V6.....LS3 @ 360 +/- hp.....LS3 @ 420 hp.....LS3 S/C @ 500+ hp

I hope I really am phsycic...

EDIT: feel free to change the above list if you so choose....
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #17
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Having the LS3 at 2 different horsepower ratings is HORRIBLE for publicity, and it will never happen (the supercharger is different you have obvious parts added to even the most basic car engine ignorant masses)

customer: why does the same engine have 2 different hp #'s?
salesman: well we changed the tune in the engine to where one is better for MPG and the other is for HP #'s
Customer: OK, I will buy the cheaper one and have a shop retune it and save thousands of dollars...
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:55 PM   #18
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good point....but they've done it - just in different cars.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:23 PM   #19
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Talking

to the poster that suggested the 3.7 I-5 that engine was only in the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and the Hummer H3. it is rated at i think 220-250. the trailblazer, gmc envoy, buick rainer (formerly the oldsmobile bravada) have the 4.2 I6 engine rated at 275-285 depending on the year as the base engine, a 5.3 300hp engine is optional and a 6.0 400hp engine is in the trailblazer SS. I personally HATE the I-5 engine, they should offer a V6 if the I-6 doesn't fit under the hoods of the small GM trucks (which I don't believe, its the same reason that they say the HEMI does not fit under the hood of the Dodge Dakota, but it fits under the hood of the Dodge Durrango which is based off of the Dakota ).

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #20
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hey! you know some useless info, too!
I'm SO glad I'm not alone

but back on topic. I, too, don't see the point of the I5, or I6....why the hell do you want 1 extra cyllider than a four-banger....Then, why alter a perfectly good V6 by making it longer

Definitely outside-of-the-box thinking...but not what I'd like to see coming out of GM R+D....
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:29 PM   #21
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My wife wants a soudproof glass panel between the driver and passenger so she doesn't have to hear me rave about my car!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:32 PM   #22
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...good idea - then we (the drivers) don't have to hear the passenger's cries of fright as we corner at 80 mph!!!
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #23
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:02 PM   #24
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Id like to see that clear removable top like on the corvette.
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I just want to see it on the showroom floor like yesterday.
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