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View Poll Results: Are you happy witht he design of the temp/audio controls
Yes I love them, wouldnt change a thing 44 25.58%
They are a bit wierd, but I can live with it 64 37.21%
No, I hope that they are changed before the car is released 49 28.49%
A real man dosent need a radio, all we need is a gas petal, and a steering wheel 15 8.72%
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:11 PM   #26
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I would prefer the A8
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #27
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Audis are considered the benchmark on interiors, just so you know. I don't see how anyone in their right mind could compare an F-150 to an Audi. If all he needed was a sedan, why buy a truck? Just a waste of room and gas. If he needed a truck, why consider a sedan? It won't work for you. I really don't get how he went from one to the other. Crazy.

As far as performance, it depends on the model. Yeah, the supercharged Cobalt SS could beat a 2.0T Audi because they make roughly the same power, but the A4 weighs more. But then you're comparing the top Cobalt built for speed to the base Audi built for a combination of performance and comfort. The 3.2 would be a bigger challenge, and the Audi would likely win, especially if it is from a stop (oh the wonders of AWD do for a launch). Once you get to the S4 and RS4, those are some pretty quick cars, no doubt about it.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:37 PM   #28
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Audis are considered the benchmark on interiors, just so you know. I don't see how anyone in their right mind could compare an F-150 to an Audi. If all he needed was a sedan, why buy a truck? Just a waste of room and gas. If he needed a truck, why consider a sedan? It won't work for you. I really don't get how he went from one to the other. Crazy.

As far as performance, it depends on the model. Yeah, the supercharged Cobalt SS could beat a 2.0T Audi because they make roughly the same power, but the A4 weighs more. But then you're comparing the top Cobalt built for speed to the base Audi built for a combination of performance and comfort. The 3.2 would be a bigger challenge, and the Audi would likely win, especially if it is from a stop (oh the wonders of AWD do for a launch). Once you get to the S4 and RS4, those are some pretty quick cars, no doubt about it.
Couldn't have said it better myself stovt.... I love my Audi and the only other car that has made me look otherwise is the new Camaro, so much so I want the new Camaro over the Audi now! (finances may have something to do with that too, lol).

Take a look at these interiors on just a few Audi's (I'm not even putting the high end A6, A8 in here), how anyone can say these aren't impressive interior's is beyond me or compare them to a damn Ford:
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Sorry for the thread derailment btw....just had to put this out there.... so back on topic.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:34 AM   #29
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Yup...back on topic please...

and those are some pretty sweet pix of the Audi's interior as well. Sure hope the Camaro has something as nice as that! Keepin' the faith!!!
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I can live with those audio/climate controls. They look fine by me, but I'm sure they will change for the better anyways when it comes down to the production model.
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As far as performance, it depends on the model. Yeah, the supercharged Cobalt SS could beat a 2.0T Audi because they make roughly the same power, but the A4 weighs more. But then you're comparing the top Cobalt built for speed to the base Audi built for a combination of performance and comfort. The 3.2 would be a bigger challenge, and the Audi would likely win, especially if it is from a stop (oh the wonders of AWD do for a launch). Once you get to the S4 and RS4, those are some pretty quick cars, no doubt about it.
Actually, I was driving a 2.2L ECOTEC. That's right. It was a 2005 base Cobalt—not even an LS. He got waxed by the lowest Cobalt he could find. It was really an embarrassment.

Anyway, I agree that there's no comparing a truck to a sedan, but from what I've seen, I didn't particularly like the style of his A4. I don't remember the year, but it was recent. Interiors are a thing of personal preference, and in the pictures above, I think the carbon fiber is tacky. It's a 16-year-old Honda driver's thing to put carbon fiber in the interior. I saw it all the time in high school and college. I'd rather see chrome or very light color matching like the Camaro or maybe a little wood like in my buddy's old Cadillac STS. I like the Audi pedals, but the dash shape is average. My roommate's Maxima has a more appealing shape. The center is nice with the screen, but I could have done exactly the same in my Cobalt if I went aftermarket for a screen. Even the air vents look normal. At least an F150 has round ones some of the time to give dimension to the dash. The truth is, Audi interiors have the same shapes as any other interiors—rectangles with a dome over the dash gauges. They may be some of the classiest cars in the world, but I wouldn't buy one for the dash. They have other winning attributes, though—great reputation, fast, good leather, good enough engines, pretty exteriors.

As far as the Camaro, I want a computer readout somewhere, like Pontiacs have with the Grand Prix. I also want the radio to look cool so I don't have to find some mismatched unit by a name brand like Alpine to make it any good. I already have plans to keep it looking OEM even if the parts under the plastic are all aftermarket. I don't want to change those plans too much.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:48 AM   #32
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I like the Audi pedals, but the dash shape is average. My roommate's Maxima has a more appealing shape. The center is nice with the screen, but I could have done exactly the same in my Cobalt if I went aftermarket for a screen. Even the air vents look normal. At least an F150 has round ones some of the time to give dimension to the dash. The truth is, Audi interiors have the same shapes as any other interiors—rectangles with a dome over the dash gauges. They may be some of the classiest cars in the world, but I wouldn't buy one for the dash.
LMAO....anyways, I suppose it is a matter of personal preference.......
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Actually, I was driving a 2.2L ECOTEC. That's right. It was a 2005 base Cobalt—not even an LS. He got waxed by the lowest Cobalt he could find. It was really an embarrassment.
Dude, then he wasn't racing. I can guarantee it.
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yeah, don't know if I'll be eaten alive for saying this, but now I also want an audi. Whew, beautiful interiors
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:32 PM   #35
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i knew some one who won many a street race in a stock cobalt .. lil thing's are quick
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It didn't hurt that he had passengers and I didn't. Also, I should have mentioned I was slightly modified, but, even still, I probably deserved someone to raise the BS flag. It does sound like a pretty ridiculous story. I should add that he's a pretty bad driver. It was a mismatch and I won—yay for me.

I still believe anyone with a decent trim kit can match an Audi interior. Other than the doors, an Audi matches any car in its class, which includes the latest Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, and Buick luxury models. They all look hot because they're all expensive and well-designed.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #37
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yeah, don't know if I'll be eaten alive for saying this, but now I also want an audi. Whew, beautiful interiors
I cant blame you....lol... and no one will bash on you for that... audi's are simply amazing cars inside and out.... pricey though.... If I dont pick up the Camaro for some f'ed up reason.... then, A5/S5 here i come!

What does everyone think of the audio/temp controls now that we have some prototype pictures.... I mean im still not feelin em....but at the same time could live with it given rest of th interior is nice..... and maybe just do a custom job to that area later.
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Forget Audi's... I'll blow them away any day lol.
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A real man dosent need a radio, all we need is a gas petal, and a steering wheel

I'm not in love with the controls, however I like the colors and the layout seems pretty nice. Honestly, I'm not much of a stereo guy, so as long as it's good and loud, I'll be happy. I'm not planning on ordering navagation (assuming that a top-of-the-line stereo will be available without navagation) but I'd like a TOL stereo with steering wheel controls.

I'll be listening to the supercharger (please, please, please) and the exhaust more anyways
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IMHO i love the controls and how retro they went with the car and its design implaments extirior and interior..again just my opinion..
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IMHO i love the controls and how retro they went with the car and its design implaments extirior and interior..again just my opinion..
Me too! They stuck closely enough to the concept for me. Also I think people are making snap judgments based on the interior pics that showed a taped-together-for-testing-purposes interior. The production one is bound to look better!

And yea Audi interiors are awesome but they just wouldn't look or feel right in the Camaro.
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Me too! They stuck closely enough to the concept for me. Also I think people are making snap judgments based on the interior pics that showed a taped-together-for-testing-purposes interior. The production one is bound to look better!
We'll for me i love classic cars and loved the way they incorperated some hints of '69 in her(also fav. year for the camaro). And for us to be hinted at that the new camaro interior is going to b better than the concepts' is going to blow my mind away they'v already done an excellent job on the extiorior and im sure they will get the interior to match and yes its to be expected to have cheaply done interior in test mules and prepro's...thats exactly what there name implies.."pre" which means of course, not done interior and the liking. i absolutely do think people are over speculating on things just a bit and doing it based on a preproduction model...which IMO is not a great thing...doesnt show all of what the actual model will intail.... but at any rate people have the right to show "opinions" i guess...no matter how big or small but yes im absolutly loving were this care is going all around as always keep up the excellent work GM!
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Those audi interiors werent that imperssive imo. They were very busy with buttons. I like simple looking. That is what i loved about the camaro's.
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Those audi interiors werent that imperssive imo. They were very busy with buttons. I like simple looking. That is what i loved about the camaro's.
I'm so glad someone on here isn't laughing that I'm not impressed by Audi interiors. Any luxury company can make something like that with lots of buttons. Every other company has the same shapes. I like that the Camaro is breaking the mold on the average, rectangular interior with the more rounded radio and AC buttons.
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Personally, I like the Audi's interiors.
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I'm so glad someone on here isn't laughing that I'm not impressed by Audi interiors. Any luxury company can make something like that with lots of buttons. Every other company has the same shapes. I like that the Camaro is breaking the mold on the average, rectangular interior with the more rounded radio and AC buttons.
hahahah....all i can say is you dude's are in the minority... you cant even remotely compare the interior of a 4th gen camaro to an Audi's. period. As for the 5th gens....that remains to be seen until the final production version comes out.
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Those audi interiors werent that imperssive imo. They were very busy with buttons. I like simple looking. That is what i loved about the camaro's.
thats a respectable opinion. Makes sense if you like simplicity.
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I love the new interior. Simple.
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its not bad from a glance it looks crazy but the more you look at it the more you fall in love with it
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going back to the audi thing...

my dad has always been a porsche guy, he has had 9 over the years and as many as 3 at one time. last year he had a Carrera 4S and GT2 when he bought an Audi S8.


he hasnt driven the porsche since (except when he taught me how to drive stick)

audi pwns.

And anyone who DOESNT like Audi interiors... has probaly never been in one.


not a good one anyways.
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