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Old 02-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question No Push Start?!?! Why Not

How come the Camaro isn't going to have a push start?? The Challenger has it, even an $18,000 Nissan Sentra has it. Cmon!!!! To me it is simply about technological advancement. If it can be placed in a Sentra, it can at least be placed in the higher up Camaro. Anybody agree?
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Frankly I like the feel of turning the key when I fire up an engine so I prefer not having push button.

I'm sure GM has a good reason for not including it, but I don't know what it is.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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Frankly I like the feel of turning the key when I fire up an engine so I prefer not having push button.

I'm sure GM has a good reason for not including it, but I don't know what it is.

+1 agree ..........seriously when i start a car using a button...... it feeels like im turning on a power wheels .................but i love remote start engine..i like either key or remote start , but definetely not a stupid star t button
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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Personally, I don't want it on the new Camaro.

Nothing against "push button" starters, (my brother's C6 has it, and it is pretty cool) but to me, it just doesn't fit the Camaro's persona.

Also, everyone wants their Camaro to have the biggest, baddest V8, with a great stereo, etc., and they want the price to be affordable for everyone. Options such as "push button" start, "glass roofs", etc., add up.

For me, just give me the basics; a great performing V8, a strong manual transmission, and a chassis/suspension to handle the "twisties" as well as the straights.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:54 PM   #5
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I think it's something may have to do with cost. I know, yeah - you say a little Nissan has it...but does that Nissan have a Big, honkin' V8?

I think there are a few little gimmicky things on this car that added up, so they took some of the less important ones, and changed them/ opted for the cheaper choice - so that the funds can go elsewhere (i.e. engine, offsetting IRS).


Secondly, I suppose this is a decent time to mention it...

Anybody think that the Camaro may have an In-dash start? Take a close look at this picture. See that little indentation? That looks to me like an optimal place for an in-dash mechanism.............


My reasoning is, that - again - this is a prototype vehicle, so not everything is finished. And as such; perhaps they just slapped on a parts-bin steering column, because the in-dash mechanism isn't ready??

Besides...what other use could that indent have? It's certainly not aesthetically pleasing (it's not an evil, though).
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:03 PM   #6
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A key adds to the connection with the car, like a manual transmission. You can take it away and still have a great car, but it wont be the same.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:12 PM   #7
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I hope it gets an in-dash ignition. Just a little different than the norm, and harder to break into.

I would have liked push button start. Keep the key in my pocket, push an appropriately tough button, and feel the rumble come on. Sounds good to me.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:32 PM   #8
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i'm with stovt001, my impala has it and i think it gives the car a little bit more of a touch of class ya know, but thats just me.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:40 PM   #9
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I was looking at the photo of the switch blade key and I was thinking that it would work better in the dash than on the colume.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:49 PM   #10
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Gotta leave something for future additions...

Personally I don't care one way or another.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:49 AM   #11
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it doesn't need it.
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So for the people liking changes, is in-dash key or push button more important? To me, push button is a cool feature for convenience (leave the keys in your pocket, no scratches, no clinking keys...) but more importantly, in dash ignition seems harder to break into and hot wire.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:53 AM   #13
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it doesn't need it.


Key-Fobs are cool, and all --- but for me - it's not necessary. Simplicity=lower cost>=better BANG for your buck.

The less gizmos, the better. Give me a superior drivetrain, with classic styling, and that's all you really need. If you want gizmos, buy an import luxo-coupe.

The Camaro is, and never was, all about that. Am I wrong?
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:57 AM   #14
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Would be cool as a option for some people. Personally I want a key start.. I don't want to be pushing a button to start it like a microwave. Lol.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:36 AM   #15
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push start would be cool.... no doubt imo.... but its not like omg the camaro doesn't have it... twisting the key in the ignition column can be quite exhilarating too, lol!
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since you guys are all talking about ways to start your car.
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I hope it gets an in-dash ignition. Just a little different than the norm, and harder to break into.
how about this?? http://www.automobile-security.com/products.htm just to give you guys somemore to talk about, this stuff would make your car almost impossible to steal.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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push start would be cool.... no doubt imo.... but its not like omg the camaro doesn't have it... twisting the key in the ignition column can be quite exhilarating too, lol!
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:48 PM   #18
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I've never even started a car with a start button. Are they reliable for the long term? I'm concerned that it is just another point of electronic failure. I would rather see options like a short throw shifter, and a strong solid clutch. The mechanics after the start are more important to me than the starting process itself. While I'm dreaming, can I get that with ultralight wheels and some really sticky drag radials? I can't see the push start getting me down the 1320 any faster.
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since you guys are all talking about ways to start your car. how about this?? http://www.automobile-security.com/products.htm just to give you guys somemore to talk about, this stuff would make your car almost impossible to steal.
LOL. 400 bucks for that isn't too bad considering what it does, but I think thats overkill. Then I would be worried about leaving my finger prints behind on cups and glasses for people to take to get put on finger print paper haha.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:10 PM   #20
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Ya know dragon i can see what your saying. It may be that or it could be just the indent where they put a peice of rubber so the keys dont clank against the dashboard and make a lot of noise.
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give me a round door key, a square ign key and a 400+ hp engine and i will be very happy,,
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Key-Fobs are cool, and all --- but for me - it's not necessary. Simplicity=lower cost>=better BANG for your buck.

The less gizmos, the better. Give me a superior drivetrain, with classic styling, and that's all you really need. If you want gizmos, buy an import luxo-coupe.

The Camaro is, and never was, all about that. Am I wrong?
its simple really, i want a camaro with in dash key, if its not offerend i get it custom made, is it not that why people mod their cars?
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #23
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So what if it doesn't have push button start? Its a Camaro with 400p and a six-speed! Just give me a go pedal!
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:52 PM   #24
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #25
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Would be cool as a option for some people. Personally I want a key start.. I don't want to be pushing a button to start it like a microwave. Lol.
whats wrong with microwaves? you don't like hot pockets?

all jokes aside - I don't want a push start either. My engine is going to be bored and blown and I'd like to think it'll take more than a push of the button to get it rumbling.
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