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Old 04-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys, long time lurker, decided to join up today. I loved this car ever since I saw it in Transformers, but when I test drove one I couldn't get over the interior.

Fast forward a couple years and I test drove a ZL1, which is an AMAZING car, and the interior seems improved (modern steering wheel, slightly different accents, alacantra, etc). However it still seems a bit lacking, and the gauges near the gear shift are useless. Has anyone done any sort of custom work to their interior to improve it?

I was thinking about getting a ZL1, but thought my money might be better spend on a base SS model and the extra money going into interior and engine mods. This will be my long term summer fun car so I don't care about the resale value.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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You got to test drive a ZL-1? I'd LOVE to hear more about how THAT happened...

That being said, lots of people have done custom interior work, myself included; with such a broad spectrum of different things you can do, the function is your best bet and will yield tons of results for you to peruse. Welcome around!



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Hey guys, long time lurker, decided to join up today. I loved this car ever since I saw it in Transformers, but when I test drove one I couldn't get over the interior.

Fast forward a couple years and I test drove a ZL1, which is an AMAZING car, and the interior seems improved (modern steering wheel, slightly different accents, alacantra, etc). However it still seems a bit lacking, and the gauges near the gear shift are useless. Has anyone done any sort of custom work to their interior to improve it?

I was thinking about getting a ZL1, but thought my money might be better spend on a base SS model and the extra money going into interior and engine mods. This will be my long term summer fun car so I don't care about the resale value.

Get the mustang. They have first class interior
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Get the mustang. They have first class interior
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #7
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I'm honestly, seriously, completely not trying to be a witch here.

I had no idea people who bought muscle cars cared that much about the interior. Does it have a speedometer and a fuel gauge? Yes? Good to go.

The fact that it has heated seats, awesome retro-nod gauges, leather, etc....is all just gravy on top of gravy.

I completely understand wanting to optimize all things Camaro, or if you are a modder you want to make it yours -but in general - eh, the interior's good enough for me.
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I'm honestly, seriously, completely not trying to be a witch here.

I had no idea people who bought muscle cars cared that much about the interior. Does it have a speedometer and a fuel gauge? Yes? Good to go.

The fact that it has heated seats, awesome retro-nod gauges, leather, etc....is all just gravy on top of gravy.

I completely understand wanting to optimize all things Camaro, or if you are a modder you want to make it yours -but in general - eh, the interior's good enough for me.

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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Hey guys, long time lurker, decided to join up today. I loved this car ever since I saw it in Transformers, but when I test drove one I couldn't get over the interior.

Fast forward a couple years and I test drove a ZL1, which is an AMAZING car, and the interior seems improved (modern steering wheel, slightly different accents, alacantra, etc). However it still seems a bit lacking, and the gauges near the gear shift are useless. Has anyone done any sort of custom work to their interior to improve it?

I was thinking about getting a ZL1, but thought my money might be better spend on a base SS model and the extra money going into interior and engine mods. This will be my long term summer fun car so I don't care about the resale value.
A) What dealer let you test drive a ZL1?

B) the four gauge pack isn't useless. It has your boost gauge for starters.
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I'm honestly, seriously, completely not trying to be a witch here.

I had no idea people who bought muscle cars cared that much about the interior. Does it have a speedometer and a fuel gauge? Yes? Good to go.

The fact that it has heated seats, awesome retro-nod gauges, leather, etc....is all just gravy on top of gravy.

I completely understand wanting to optimize all things Camaro, or if you are a modder you want to make it yours -but in general - eh, the interior's good enough for me.


Well said. but honestly im thinking troll. That's why I gave the response I did
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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A) What dealer let you test drive a ZL1?

B) the four gauge pack isn't useless. It has your boost gauge for starters.


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Well said. but honestly im thinking troll. That's why I gave the response I did
Me asking about this mythical ZL-1 test drive was a little laden with sarcasm-- since no one's had one to test drive.... I'm thinking :troll: too.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #12
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Me asking about this mythical ZL-1 test drive was a little laden with sarcasm-- since no one's had one to test drive.... I'm thinking :troll: too.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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I'm honestly, seriously, completely not trying to be a witch here.

I had no idea people who bought muscle cars cared that much about the interior. Does it have a speedometer and a fuel gauge? Yes? Good to go.

The fact that it has heated seats, awesome retro-nod gauges, leather, etc....is all just gravy on top of gravy.

I completely understand wanting to optimize all things Camaro, or if you are a modder you want to make it yours -but in general - eh, the interior's good enough for me.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #14
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First post and you say "I test drove a ZL1". Lol

And you are focused on how the steering wheel looks? and the interior?

You say it is "amazing", without defining why you think that.

TRANSFORMERS is why you like the ZL1 ? (how old are you)

Where is this magical place where you can test drive ZL1s? Especially since they only started to ship them like 2 weeks ago ?

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First post and you say "I test drove a ZL1". Lol

And you are focused on how the steering wheel looks? and the interior?

You say it is "amazing", without defining why you think that.

TRANSFORMERS is why you like the ZL1 ? (how old are you)

Where is this magical place where you can test drive ZL1s? Especially since they only started to ship them like 2 weeks ago ?

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OH and BTW the ZL1 wasn't in any of the Transformers movies
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #17
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Hi I would like to test drive a ZL1 please. I will be waiting in the lobby.

Oh and I want it to be yellow too. thanks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #18
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Road Trip to the Dealer with the ZL1 Test Drive car??!!???!!!

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Lol no trolling guys! My dad was a GM mechanic for years of my life growing up. I got hooked on european cars once I got my license but chevy's have always had a special place in my heart My dad just sold his 69 camaro and my cousin still has a 97 z28.

Regarding the ZL1... I don't want to say any names as based on the responses it's not very common to test drive them. Maybe it's different in Canada? I dunno...

I did a search for "interior" before I even signed up, but didn't find much.

I guess the mustang comment was sarcastic? While I would never buy a Ford (I was raised that way lol) I test drove a prototype Shelby 1000 s/c last week and it had a nicer interior.






























Lol just kidding!!

But in all seriousness, I've seen the new mustang GT interior in person and it seems more well thought out and higher quality than the camaro interior. *flame suit on*

Sure sure, at the end of the day it's a muscle car who cares, I wasn't attacking the car, I love it and hope to own one in the near future. I just like modding and improving on things so I was looking for ideas, which I couldn't find.

Oh and as for the 4 gauges, they are great, but seem impractical sitting near the shifter.


Edit: Just saw the transformer comments lol. I saw the camaro (regular one) in the first movie, which is where I first saw the car and was interested in it? I'm 23 but I don't see why that matters.... The ZL1 comment was unrelated, I was just saying it had an improved interior to the one I saw in... 2010 I guess? I posted this thread in the regular forum because I was referring to the regular SS camaro, it was then moved to the ZL1 forum, maybe that's where some of the confusion is coming from.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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Test Driving ZL1

Would this have been the ZL1 at the recent Vancouver Auto Show ??
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #21
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Sounds to me like you need to go buy a Mustang. With the interior being so great and all
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Is there a ksi (kilograms per square inch) boost guage for the Canadian ZL1s?
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I test drove the same ZL1 he did. Dealer name is "Acme Chebby"
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Hey guys, long time lurker, decided to join up today. I loved this car ever since I saw it in Transformers, but when I test drove one I couldn't get over the interior.

Fast forward a couple years and I test drove a ZL1, which is an AMAZING car, and the interior seems improved (modern steering wheel, slightly different accents, alacantra, etc). However it still seems a bit lacking, and the gauges near the gear shift are useless. Has anyone done any sort of custom work to their interior to improve it?

I was thinking about getting a ZL1, but thought my money might be better spend on a base SS model and the extra money going into interior and engine mods. This will be my long term summer fun car so I don't care about the resale value.
The gauges down by the shifter aren't meant to be looked at while racing - some of the information is redundant...it's more for show, than go - is what I'm trying to say.

I'm very happy with the inside of the ZL1. The changes that were made for the 2012+ MY cars were very well executed, in my opinion - to the point where there's very little to nothing I'd change.

But that's me - what would you change?
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and the gauges near the gear shift are useless.
The gauges aren't meant to be very practical. They are an homage to the original Camaro which had gauges in a similar place and in a similar style. Ask your Dad about it. Here is a photo which shows some of the other styling on the interior which inspired what you saw and you probably thought was wierd.
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