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Old 04-29-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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My Two Cents on the Interior

Mkay so... There is ALOT of discussion on the interior of the car.

Now I'll start here, there is alot of plastic. However, it's like it is in my Hummer. Tons of plastic, but since the car is so defiant and looks nothing like anything else it doesn't seem cheap! Also, there is a few things that really distract you from the plastic dash, like the acrylic door panels. Very cool. The car will DEFINITELY look amazing at night though, and be an eye candy PARLOR with the ambient lighting.

The seats are comfy, nice and soft. Back seats are inhabitable.

The steering wheel is huge, and nice! The buttons on it are deep set and hard to access though.

I REALLY disliked the vanity mirrors. They are very small, and have a sliding plastic door infront of them. NO light.

The Control panel for AC and everything is confusing at first glace but actually very efficient once you get used to it.

Now, for 35,000$+ is this interior cutting it? No. Luckily, the car has the motor to back up the price tag, and the killer looks. But in all honesty, I expected more. Especially a GPS screen, they really add visual value to the vehicle. The Challenger's interior (RT, not SRT8) is definitely nicer feeling. The SRT is VERY nice but expensive. Dodge does it good on interiors. My Honda also has a more "luxurious" feel.

Now, does this matter? It's up to you. Me personally, I'm buying the Camaro purely for how BADASS it is! The looks, the motor, the sound. But, if you're buying it for a nice high quality interior it ain't for you.
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Now, does this matter? It's up to you. Me personally, I'm buying the Camaro purely for how BADASS it is! The looks, the motor, the sound. But, if you're buying it for a nice high quality interior it ain't for you.
Well said Bawt, thats exactly the way I feel... its still a Camaro and not a Corvette. If you're looking for something more luxurious, BUY something more luxurious. Just remember that you won't find this much horsepower for this cheap anywhere else any time soon.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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i dont like how the mustang, and chally look with the sat nav.
and also the challys interior it not attractive, its typical of a dodge imo.
dodges that i have see dont have nice interiors..
and jeeps and chryslers dont get too much better,
but, thats just me.
and yeah, i do wish the mirror had lights on them, some people will say it doesnt matter, but, with contacts, i use them some times.
thanks for the review though!
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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So I guess we still haven't gotten away from the cheap looking GM interiors. I thought that GM would made more of an effort to step out of this reputation they have earned with their heavy use of plastics, with the new Camaro--but hey, the only interior I'm concerned with is the inside the hood!
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Who cares about vanity mirrors?

In-dash GPS is stupid. I will never understand why people would want it. With On Star and pretty much every cell phone including GPS these days, why would you want to lock your car in time like that? Something so high tech will quickly be outdated and expensive or almost impossible to update.

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So I guess we still haven't gotten away from the cheap looking GM interiors. I thought that GM would made more of an effort to step out of this reputation they have earned with their heavy use of plastics, with the new Camaro--but hey, the only interior I'm concerned with is the inside the hood!
Most reviewers (and me) agree that there's a lot of plastic but it is NOT "cheap". Once you've spent a few minutes inside of one, you'll understand.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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Who cares about vanity mirrors?

In-dash GPS is stupid. I will never understand why people would want it. With On Star and pretty much every cell phone including GPS these days, why would you want to lock your car in time like that? Something so high tech will quickly be outdated and expensive or almost impossible to update.


I got a Magellan for Christmas from my parents but my iPhone works so much better.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:26 PM   #7
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The Challenger and Mustang aren't unique in the least to me.

Even my dad said he felt like he was sitting in his Charger when he looked at the Challenger. It's not much different.

Mustang doesn't look all that special either.

Most vehicles are ugly with that big SatNav screen. Gimme a portable Garmin over a built-in anyday...
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Who cares about vanity mirrors?

In-dash GPS is stupid. I will never understand why people would want it. With On Star and pretty much every cell phone including GPS these days, why would you want to lock your car in time like that? Something so high tech will quickly be outdated and expensive or almost impossible to update.

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Who cares about vanity mirrors?
You might need to pick your boogas...then what?
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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You might need to pick your boogas...then what?
Ummm I don't need a mirror to find my nose. If I'm that drunk, I shouldn't be driving!
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:36 PM   #11
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The Camaro beats both the Mustang and Challenger hands down in both the looks and performance department but as far as ammenities go the 2010 Mustang is on top. Options for Nav, backup camera, dual zone climate control and higher quality soft touch materials on the interior. Truthfully, to me, the interior on the Camaro is a huge letdown. It's about 5 years to late and looks on par with the 2005 Mustang.

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The Camaro beats both the Mustang and Challenger hands down in both the looks and performance department but as far as ammenities go the 2010 Mustang is on top. Options for Nav, backup camera, dual zone climate control and higher quality soft touch materials on the interior. Truthfully, to me, the interior on the Camaro is a huge letdown. It's about 5 years to late and looks on par with the 2005 Mustang.

To be completly honest, that dash makes me want to puke. The buttons look like they're from a 1999 accord or something.

Just preference I guess.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #13
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the acrylic door panels.
iv actually been wondering do those door panels appear on all trim levels of the camaro or just 2LT and 2SS? i ordered a grey interior 1ss and havent found any really good pics of the interior other than black
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:40 PM   #14
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iv actually been wondering do those door panels appear on all trim levels of the camaro or just 2LT and 2SS? i ordered a grey interior 1ss and havent found any really good pics of the interior other than black
Only 2LT and 2SS. Other trims get cloth panels.
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*snore* *snore* *yawn* oh sorry i feel asleep looking at that boring interior^

below is not Directed towards you ok

Seriously are people more concerned with Fine materials in the interior than the actual car

Tell me when will You ever touch the dash and the hard plastic? materials?? let me answer your Question... NOT MUCH!. You might touch it when you clean it or when you place something on the Dash.


A lot of people lately have been saying the Plastic interior was a MAJOR turnoff

at most the Interior is a Minor inconvenience.


personally I could Care LESS about the materials on my dashboard or plastic in my camaro
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While this isn't the best pic, It kind of shows you how cool this interior is at night. Everyone I give rides to at night loves the look of the interior; the gauges, the dash, and the ambient lighting.

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To be completly honest, that dash makes me want to puke. The buttons look like they're from a 1999 accord or something.

Just preference I guess.
Agreed. It looks bland and uninspired. Just a vertical, flat panel with no countour or design at all to it. And look at the joints in the bottom right corner... what's with all those gaps? They don't even look even.

And that's the first picture of the nav unit interface that I've seen. What crap. It already looks outdated. Imagine in 5 years what that "high tech" gadget will look like. Technology changes WAY too fast to have something like that frozen in time.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #18
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Once again you guys need to step out of your Camaro enthusiast mode and realize that MANY people do care probably more about interior and the whole package than just engine and HP. Once you leave the die hards the everyone else puts all these things in a box and makes a decision for themselves.
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Once again you guys need to step out of your Camaro enthusiast mode and realize that MANY people do care probably more about interior and the whole package than just engine and HP. Once you leave the die hards the everyone else puts all these things in a box and makes a decision for themselves.
I care greatly about the interior. The ONLY thing I don't like about the 2XX interior is the blandness of the passenger dash. If nav was standard on the 2SS, even for the same price, I would be pissed. Unless you plan on trading your car in a few years from now, you'll be glad you don't have antiquated crap stuck in your car.
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Once again you guys need to step out of your Camaro enthusiast mode and realize that MANY people do care probably more about interior and the whole package than just engine and HP. Once you leave the die hards the everyone else puts all these things in a box and makes a decision for themselves.
I understand what you're saying, everyone is different.

I think the dash in the Camaro, in person, looks better and softer than in the 2010 Mustang. I've seen them both now. The Mustang FEELS softer but I've never hugged my dashboard.
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New Navs do get antiquated anymore they get software updates
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #22
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MANY people do care probably more about interior and the whole package...
I agree...and the interior is the Camaro's weak link in an otherwise flawless "package". It should do well in the marketplace.
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I understand what you're saying, everyone is different.

I think the dash in the Camaro, in person, looks better and softer than in the 2010 Mustang. I've seen them both now. The Mustang FEELS softer but I've never hugged my dashboard.
I also understand what your saying but those "feels" do a lot to the GP in the perception of a vehicle. Hard will always connote cheapness in the GP's mind and soft doesn't no other way around it. the fit finish could be impeccable but if two cars of equal fit and finish are next to each other and you put a person of the GP in both and one has soft and the other has hard the soft wil win the perception game always
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New Navs do get antiquated anymore they get software updates
Software can only do so much. And how often do they actually update these nav units? How much does it cost to get an update? And are they actually updating the software or just the maps?
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I'll give you guys that. If I had to choose the weak'est' part I guess I'd have to say it was the interior. But not because of quality.
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