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Old 11-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #26
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I like it, but certain things bother me about it. I personally think Chevy needs to do what Ford did... Leave the software design to software designers! Sync is one of the best systems that I have had the chance to use. It seems nit-picky and such, but the lag that happens between commands and them actually occuring is rediculous. That is not something needed while driving. Time is warped when you're traveling 70 MPH. People need to be able to click and icon and it instantly open (think apple product).
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #27
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Google nav...... car companies please stop trying to reinvent the wheel, even apple can't beat google at its own game
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #28
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i'm only 18, and personally I think that they should take a closer look at what cars they put this into. Cruze, Sonic, spark, ok. Impala, Malibu, Camaro, No. Camaro drivers (i'm assuming) are buying a Camaro, because it is a modern look on an old, prestiged design basis, and for the plain power in the camaro name. I stayed away from the 2013 because of MyLink. I would rather a foot-pedal-carbeurator v8, but you can't buy one of those anymore. Definately think that they should offer the MyLink as an option, and still keep the "oldschool" concepts as standard. (sounds funny coming from a kid)

Looks pretty nice tho...

I agree man. Most of these cars are not a daily driver. I love Iphone, Ipad and everything Apple can come up with but in a muscle car I want power and not all the technology. If anything add more to the sound system with a BOSE system. Keep the My link and added option which a daily driver I can see would love most of this. But in this type of car it's difficult to manage all that. Especially in a standard. Keep it simple and enjoy the wknds. That's what I use mine for. I'm 32 and have had my car almost 3 yrs with 17K miles. I play Red Hot Chilli Peppers when I ride out!! LOL!
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And they'll have to adapt. The entire industry is moving in this direction. Either GM moves with it or gets left behind, simple as that.


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Old 11-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #30
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Most of these cars are not a daily driver. Keep the My link and added option which a daily driver I can see would love most of this.
Most of these cars are definitely daily drivers. The availability huristic tells you that most aren't.

9,168 camaros were produced in October.
The site has 70,211 members, not all of which own a camaro or remain active.

Fact is, this car isn't just serving those in a midlife crisis, the hot roders from 45 years ago, or enthusists. This is a high production car, that many bought because it had two doors, sounded good, and looked cool. I LOVE technology, and I would love a camaro with GOOD technology, but mylink is just ok. Sync is good technology.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #31
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I feel like GM is developing their own "Wheelgate" scenario...first people are unhappy with the steering wheel with the camaro (maybe with other cars too)...and now the impala lol.

On a side note...why on earth would the mylink need to store at least 10 phones in memory?....seems overkill to me..along with 60 radio stations lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #32
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I feel like GM is developing their own "Wheelgate" scenario...first people are unhappy with the steering wheel with the camaro (maybe with other cars too)...and now the impala lol.

On a side note...why on earth would the mylink need to store at least 10 phones in memory?....seems overkill to me..along with 60 radio stations lol
Well personally I think 10 is fine. We have 4 drivers in the house, and 5 cell phones between us. Before we get rid of any of our cars we will have a 5th driver and 6th cell. It may be over kill, but at least they are trying to get people to go hands free. The 60 radio stations is crazy though lol 36 in the camaro is overkill.
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That steering wheel is hideous. I think the mylink screen look great though, and I'm really glad that there is integration with SIRI. In order to sell more cars I think they need to become more technologically advanced, which can be difficult because of how long it takes to develop a car compared to how fast technology advances.
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Just in time to not put in a 5th gen lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #35
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Google nav...... car companies please stop trying to reinvent the wheel, even apple can't beat google at its own game
I completely agree. I think Chevy needs to let Google or Microsoft, or Apple take over the nav and software portion. Think of how many people would buy a chevy from that type of branding.
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Aren't we trying to decrease the amount of accidents that happen on a daily basis? I used to be all for this, but looking back, while driving it has to be so annoying to use. Having to look down for which touchscreen button to use does not seem logical, use real buttons. This is, in my opinion, worse than texting in driving, because while you're texting you at least have your phone up (hopefully) so you can see the road in you peripheral vision. This just seems dumb and unnecessary. I'd like to meet the idiot that first came up with the idea of systems like this in cars.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #37
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I completely agree. I think Chevy needs to let Google or Microsoft, or Apple take over the nav and software portion. Think of how many people would buy a chevy from that type of branding.
only Google maps, please no apple...... the iphone5 fall flat on its face because of the sad excuse for a navigation......
All German big 3s are adding google nav as an option for their new cars now, and they had a heavy bias toward apple before
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #38
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Finally catching up to Ford on this one...
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anyone have an idea if this is new software, or a whole new system. in other words, for those who have the current mylink system, will we be able to upload the new mylink software, or will it not be compatible?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #40
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I'm sure young people that grew up on video games and iphones will love it. But ..... the average Impala or Caddy buyer is how old? I can just see my 75 yr old mother absoluting hating all that and wanting her old car back.

"everyone has a Droid or an iphone"...... really? Survey your parents and grandparents on that one. I doubt - everyone - will be your findings. And many of them are new car buyers. And voice recognition? I will not talk to my car, ever.
Mine do actually. iPhones believe it or not. Grands and parents.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #41
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Google nav...... car companies please stop trying to reinvent the wheel, even apple can't beat google at its own game
Totally what I was thinking


My thought - I don't like it. As a person that speaks 5 languages and listens to music in 7 different languages ----- this is not good for my taste - I like to see the music I am playing and I cannot simply tell the system to play the music. Next are you serious about voice calling - I have never ever used that in my Camaro - why because everyone in my contact list is saved by name and my family except me has some really weird names and it never picks them up. So I would like something where it is simple not too much crap in there and it has some simple options.

For example how about we leave onstar navigation and have the ability to turn off the voice. I love listening to my music while I am looking at the odometer window in my dash for directions where to go.

That is just my opinion
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #42
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Yeah,im a grandparent to 4 kids,i love it,but i do see what Russell is talking about,the over 60-65 aged people will not like it,but like Finnwick said,G.M. is no longer tageting the folks that are like 70 and up,
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #43
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Yeah,im a grandparent to 4 kids,i love it,but i do see what Russell is talking about,the over 60-65 aged people will not like it,but like Finnwick said,G.M. is no longer tageting the folks that are like 70 and up,
Don't go stereotyping all over 60 folks. My dad liked high tech stuff all the way up till in his late 80's. and I am just short of 60 myself and love the stuff.. So there are plenty of older people that are into anything high tech.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #44
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Don't go stereotyping all over 60 folks. My dad liked high tech stuff all the way up till in his late 80's. and I am just short of 60 myself and love the stuff.. So there are plenty of older people that are into anything high tech.
I was'nt intending to sterotype folks,but,the MAJORITY of folks that age will not like it,i myself have 73 yr.old inlaws,and they would not know where to begin,dont even have a computer,
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First, this looks awesome.

Second, when the Buick Lucerne was introduced, it was (other than the old 3.8L V6) Leagues above the LeSabre it replaced. The LeSabre sold in droves. The Lucerne? Well it doesn't exist anymore. But it had more "complicated" switches and displays..........................and as a result what at least I perceived as a MUCH better car was torpedoed in JD Power rankings from it's buyers.

Lesson, you better know your customer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #47
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i'm only 18, and personally I think that they should take a closer look at what cars they put this into. Cruze, Sonic, spark, ok. Impala, Malibu, Camaro, No. Camaro drivers (i'm assuming) are buying a Camaro, because it is a modern look on an old, prestiged design basis, and for the plain power in the camaro name. I stayed away from the 2013 because of MyLink. I would rather a foot-pedal-carbeurator v8, but you can't buy one of those anymore. Definately think that they should offer the MyLink as an option, and still keep the "oldschool" concepts as standard. (sounds funny coming from a kid)

Looks pretty nice tho...
You are pretty far off actually.The majority of a car forum, maybe, but a large amount of people who buy this car can't tell you the year the first Camaro came out.

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And they'll have to adapt. The entire industry is moving in this direction. Either GM moves with it or gets left behind, simple as that.
or either old people embrace technology or get left behind.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #49
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anyone have an idea if this is new software, or a whole new system. in other words, for those who have the current mylink system, will we be able to upload the new mylink software, or will it not be compatible?
This is my question as well. The current MyLink is a little buggy.
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Love it, 62 with IPhone./ IPad etc... Finally a move to catch Ford!
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