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Old 01-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Pop up Nav screen possible?

So I was watching the commercial with the hot gal in the Cadillac CTS and thinking that pop up navigation looks sweet. I'd love to have that on the Camaro, bring some hi-tech feel to the interior.

I know I read one of the posts that some think the stock navigation systems are way over priced versus buying a Tom Tom or other brand at a Best Buy. If it was a pop up screen, would that be sway you to get that option than a screen sticking out of the dashboard? Any one have any opinions?
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'd prefer no popup. Cool factor is way up but that is just another mechanical piece that can fail. I plan to routinely grab gears which will make it more likely that it will break.
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Yup, just more complication and still way overpriced. I'll still go with a portable unit. Also, Chevy seems to be focusing on On-Star's turn by turn navigation option rather than a traditional nav screen setup, so I wouldn't expect a traditional nav system in the Camaro.
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How about no nav? I have a map dammit!
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I just got a portable unit for x-mas. It's great and you can plug it into your computer to update it with things. No monthly service fee and no 900 page manual like my mother's head unit touch screen gps/nav.
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Seriously? That sounds pretty nice. What brand/model was it? I've been looking for one, but I don't like paying monthly fees.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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Garmin Nuvi 650. literally, I took it out of the box, plugged it in and learned the system without the 3 page pamphlet they provide.
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the Tom Tom 720 is the same way... if you can read English, you can make a Tom Tom work for you.


I'd prefer there to be no nav option... the only possible benefit of it having a nav option would be that you could use it as a DVD player like the ones in the Suburbans and SUVs... other than that, I'd rather get a Tom Tom or just go without... I'd much rather see a Bluetooth connectivity option and then just use the cell phone to call whoever or wherever it is that I'm going.
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All I need is an mp3 line in jack and some decent powered speakers.
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Garmin Nuvi 650. literally, I took it out of the box, plugged it in and learned the system without the 3 page pamphlet they provide.
Same for the Garmin Nuvi 350 if someone wants to spend a little less than the 650 (other than the screen size I don't think there's much difference between the 350 and 650. But I haven't researched it.)
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How about no nav? I have a map dammit!
LOL. Well... I'm lazy.

I heard great things about the Garmin and Tom Tom, I guess I can live without the Navigation stock unit in my Camaro. I keep forgotting about the OnStar! Ok, think you guys got me ok without the pop up Navigation.
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I'd like to see the pop-up Nav as an option. It's a much cleaner look than having a portable unit mounted on the windshield or dash somewhere. I also think that the Onstar feature is a great option, but I really like being able to look at a decent sized map screen.
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LOL. Well... I'm lazy.

I heard great things about the Garmin and Tom Tom, I guess I can live without the Navigation stock unit in my Camaro. I keep forgotting about the OnStar! Ok, think you guys got me ok without the pop up Navigation.
Wasn't meant as a critique on you, it's just that I personally have never had a use for GPS and wish to keep the interior of the Camaro clean.

But who knows, I might change my mind in a few years and get a Garmin unit. Doesn't have to be mounted on the dash to work though, right? Or perhaps if the GPS is a pop-up and isn't that expensive I might get it. Already planning on getting a HUD if offered for decent money so my "I want it totally retro" argument is crumbling.
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A pop up unit would be cool. But, the only way I'd get it is if it came w/ a hell of a lot more uses than just a map. It'd have to be a DVD player, control a lot of other functions, mp3 player, bluetooth screen for songs when you put in an SD card, etc.
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I'd like to see the pop-up Nav as an option. It's a much cleaner look than having a portable unit mounted on the windshield or dash somewhere. I also think that the Onstar feature is a great option, but I really like being able to look at a decent sized map screen.
I agree. I live in a large metro area, and sometimes finding places the first time can be difficult. Generally, I'll print out the driving directions on Yahoo Maps before I leave, but it'd be nice to be able to get directions while not at home. Plus, if you think talking on your cell phone while driving is dangerous, try reading a map/directions while driving in a place you've never been before.

I'd prefer the integrated nav units simply because I don't like the look of things just "tacked on" to my car. If it was built in, I'm sure the designers would make it fit with the rest of the interior in a way that added to the overall look. Although, being able to remove the unit (easily) and take it with you to another place/car would be a nice option.
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Wasn't meant as a critique on you, it's just that I personally have never had a use for GPS and wish to keep the interior of the Camaro clean.

But who knows, I might change my mind in a few years and get a Garmin unit. Doesn't have to be mounted on the dash to work though, right? Or perhaps if the GPS is a pop-up and isn't that expensive I might get it. Already planning on getting a HUD if offered for decent money so my "I want it totally retro" argument is crumbling.
No worries Emher. I'm the proto-typical stereotyped guy who "gets lost and won't ask for directions". I've been waiting on getting a portable Navigation system because I have my portable Sirius car radio on the dashboard. I don't have room for anything else and though I believe XM/Sirius will be an option on the Camaro, I didn't really want something else to "attach". A pop up Nav would do the trick, when I'm not needing it, it hides and when I need it... there it is.

Also with newer Nav systems, they can locate an ATM or place to eat when I'm in the middle of nowhere and a passenger needs food. Don't think a map could help me with that.

I'm with you, if the HUD is offered, I'm adding that option! I like the retro look but if I can get some techie gadgets inside my Camaro, the better.
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Depending on how much of the car's computer is integrated into the stock Nav screen, I will probably scrap it all for an integrated aftermarket audio nav entertainment sys. But lately everthing runs through the Nav screen, fuel and trip info, driver alerts and so on. So that means I'll have to keep it stock since I'll want to keep all that functionality. Either way I don't really like the stand alone systems just cus they don't look as clean... Dumb I know cus you get much more for the money that way.
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A pop up unit would be cool. But, the only way I'd get it is if it came w/ a hell of a lot more uses than just a map. It'd have to be a DVD player, control a lot of other functions, mp3 player, bluetooth screen for songs when you put in an SD card, etc.
I totally meant to mention the Pop-up Nav with the DVD player, mp3 player, bluetooth and any other controls function. I think the MyGig does that in Dodge vehicles. It's like cell phones, they just don't call people anymore, they take photos play music and go on the internet, the Nav systems also need to do more.
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Normally I'm the kind of person who likes things nicely integrated and not "tacked on" as well, but when an integrated unit costs 10X the price of a portable unit, I'll go for the portable unit without a second thought. The fact that it can be transfered from car to car is icing on the cake. I have a tacked on XM kit in my Cobalt now and I'm not much a fan (of the tacked on look, not the radio itself. The radio itself is great), but sat. radio is now standard in most GM cars and doesn't cost much more than an aftermarket kit anyway. I'll pay $100 more to get an integrated sat. radio system, but I will NOT pay $1800 more to get an integrated sat nav system.
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No worries Emher. I'm the proto-typical stereotyped guy who "gets lost and won't ask for directions". I've been waiting on getting a portable Navigation system because I have my portable Sirius car radio on the dashboard. I don't have room for anything else and though I believe XM/Sirius will be an option on the Camaro, I didn't really want something else to "attach". A pop up Nav would do the trick, when I'm not needing it, it hides and when I need it... there it is.

Also with newer Nav systems, they can locate an ATM or place to eat when I'm in the middle of nowhere and a passenger needs food. Don't think a map could help me with that.

I'm with you, if the HUD is offered, I'm adding that option! I like the retro look but if I can get some techie gadgets inside my Camaro, the better.
I'm the guy that goes against the sterotype. Wherever I am in Sweden I know instantly where north is. I know exactly where I'm going after glancing at a map quickly. But nobody believes me since they all say "guys always say that and then they get lost" Well, I do ask for directions on the rare occasions I actually need them.

You got a point though with the ATM and place to eat point though, that might be useful sometimes. Except I'm a planning whore like my mom so that never happens.

But yeah, definetly getting a HUD if not too expensive. Would be cool to just see digital counter go from 0-100 real quickly (0-60 for you then).
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Well I saw a report recently that nav units such as the Garmins have become the number one target for car thieves. And while many would argue that you just take the unit with you, Police have seen that thieves are targeting cars that have the suction cup residue on the windshield (i.e., you removed it, but it left a mark from the suction cups) in hopes that you have just put it in the glovebox or under the seat. So if you go with the portable unit, when you remove it, make sure your windshield is clean.
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So I was watching the commercial with the hot gal in the Cadillac CTS and thinking that pop up navigation looks sweet. I'd love to have that on the Camaro, bring some hi-tech feel to the interior.

I know I read one of the posts that some think the stock navigation systems are way over priced versus buying a Tom Tom or other brand at a Best Buy. If it was a pop up screen, would that be sway you to get that option than a screen sticking out of the dashboard? Any one have any opinions?
first of all tom tom doest compare because these nav sytems do more than just show you where to go.they have blue tooth, cd,dvd, all kinds of stuff. plus they arent really overpriced because you have to buy it as a package with whatever other options come with it. and i just got a flip out pioneer nav for my truck and it cost 1500 new. then you add in 100 for the blue tooth and instalation and i had 250 in that. so there is almost 2000.00 just for an aftermarket system not covered by a 3 year warranty. and i use it every day too. i love it. i went to detroit for the auto show and never took a map or got directions from map quest. i ust put in the cobo hall phone number and it pulled up the directions for me. it was amazing. i love nav systems. and sorry but the tom tom and garmins suck. personal opinion( i had a garmin)
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first of all tom tom doest compare because these nav sytems do more than just show you where to go.they have blue tooth, cd,dvd, all kinds of stuff. plus they arent really overpriced because you have to buy it as a package with whatever other options come with it. and i just got a flip out pioneer nav for my truck and it cost 1500 new. then you add in 100 for the blue tooth and instalation and i had 250 in that. so there is almost 2000.00 just for an aftermarket system not covered by a 3 year warranty. and i use it every day too. i love it. i went to detroit for the auto show and never took a map or got directions from map quest. i ust put in the cobo hall phone number and it pulled up the directions for me. it was amazing. i love nav systems. and sorry but the tom tom and garmins suck. personal opinion( i had a garmin)
Never been in a car with Tom Tom or Garmin but seen the reviews online. Just looking for options and the easiest for me would be to have the Nav screen as an option but prefer the Pop up for look and style. Guess we'll have to see what comes about.
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We def need a nav option. period. lol. I want one. end of story. thank you.
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We def need a nav option. period. lol. I want one. end of story. thank you.
WHY? I dont want a nav screen...I want to be able to tell the wife I got lost (she knows Id never ask for directions)

So when it took me 8hrs to drive to the store and back for a gallon of milk...she couldn't be pissed at me!

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