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Old 06-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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What option should GM have added?

I luv my ZL1, but I think there are a couple things that GM could've added to make the car a little more user friendly.

For me, my biggest gripe is the visibility when parking. I think mirrors that tilt down when you put the car in reverse would make me feel a whole lot more comfortable that I'm not about to destroy these expensive wheels. I have convex mirrors, but they don't seem to do much....especially at night.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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No car is perfect and I love my ZL1, but there are a few things...

No auto close on the moonroof. Windows do but not the moonroof, really?

Drivers seat memory and having it position back for exit/entry

No nav option (2012). This wouldn't be bad but the dash design as we all know makes it horrible for aftermarket.

The magnetic seatbelt holders are annoying. Give me clips I can slide the belt out of I need to.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Carbon ceramic breaks...:-).....but perfect otherwise!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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Push button starter and seat memory would have been nice
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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I luv my ZL1, but I think there are a couple things that GM could've added to make the car a little more user friendly.

For me, my biggest gripe is the visibility when parking. I think mirrors that tilt down when you put the car in reverse would make me feel a whole lot more comfortable that I'm not about to destroy these expensive wheels. I have convex mirrors, but they don't seem to do much....especially at night.
The room for improvement with newer technology would and will most likely be seen in the 6th Gen model.

I personally don't like when the mirrors tilt down when in reverse. The back up camera serves its purpose in the 2012 models and the 2013 models utilizing mylink. If they did add the tilt mirror feature it needs to be able to be toggled between off/on. My '12 Charger R/T has it and its off but a cool feature I guess to have. It makes you feel like the money you spent was somewhat worth it with the safety features.

I'd prefer a blind spot sensor and collision sensor safety package in future Camaros as an option.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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Carbon ceramic breaks...:-).....but perfect otherwise!!
......but carbon ceramic doesn't break
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #8
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The car very but nice but would love memory seats and air conditioned seats. I don't quite understand heated seats since the car isn't really going to be driven in the winter by 90+% of the owners.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #10
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-Push button start (love just having the key in my pocket and going)
-Lines for the reverse camera to show the path of the car
-Matching color head lamps and fog lights
-bowties that blend better with the car without having to black them out
-maybe a bigger blower
-z28 style cold air intake from the factory
-Carbon Ceramic Brake pads or ones that produce less dust
-And just a crazy wish that I had a camera for the front too since I always worry I am going to hit the front on something.
-Shorter break in period

I love my car but the list above is all I could think of to make it better.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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Memory seats and cooled seats would've been a nice option too. After weighing my car again, and seeing 4480 with me in it, I don't think GM could afford to add too much else without affecting performance.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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I really can't think of anything I'd add, other than better audio. Not really a big deal, but this is the worst sounding set-up I've had since my '86 Trans Am.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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bigger intercooler with fans
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #14
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Front camera to protect that F1 low to the ground splitter.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #15
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I luv my ZL1, but I think there are a couple things that GM could've added to make the car a little more user friendly.

For me, my biggest gripe is the visibility when parking. I think mirrors that tilt down when you put the car in reverse would make me feel a whole lot more comfortable that I'm not about to destroy these expensive wheels. I have convex mirrors, but they don't seem to do much....especially at night.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #16
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boost gauge on hud
Recaro seats

thats about it
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #17
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I wish it had automatic climate control. My daily driver has it, and it is just nice to set a temp and not have to keep adjusting the dials.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #18
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Future modifications

Please give us in the future:
A stereo system that sounds half way decent
Warning system of some kind for the front to prevent damage when pulling up to a curb
Push button start, I'm spoiled by my wife's Jeep Cherokee
Air conditioned seats, again in the Cherokee
Memory settings for two drivers, Cherokee has this also

Can you see a theme here from my wife's car! She loves our new ZL1 but makes comments about theses issues all the time. What will be my next mod?
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #19
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I'd like to add:

A memory1 and memory2 function that remembers PTM setting, seat position, and mirror position. That way I can have a push button for around town driving and fun driving.


Switchable Hill Start Assist.

Personally I wish it didn't have DRLs. I find myself turning them off.

I actually miss the CD player.

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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I'd like to add:

A memory1 and memory2 function that remembers PTM setting, seat position, and mirror position. That way I can have a push button for around town driving and fun driving.

The C6 Vette had a convenient lane change feature built into the turn signal. Tap the signal lever and it automatically blinks three times and shuts off.

Switchable Hill Start Assist.

Personally I wish it didn't have DRLs. I find myself turning them off.

I actually miss the CD player.
the blinker does blink 3 times if you just tap it
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #21
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HYBRID mode! And less brake dust!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #22
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HYBRID mode! And less brake dust!
Less brake dust equals reduced stopping power and distance. Be careful what you wish for!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #23
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the blinker does blink 3 times if you just tap it
Haven't noticed it on mine - hmmmmm

Checked the owner's manual, and it does mention it.

edit: went and checked mine - it does have the feature, but only if I press within a "sweet spot". The Corvette's is much more user-friendly and doesn't require only pressing a certain distance.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #24
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Keyless push button start and door opening. My cadillac has spoiled me in this department.
Recaro seats would have been nice on the 2012-13
Memory seats if we had to have the current seats
All color matched lights, halo, drl, fogs, hid
Thermostat climate control. I feel like I constantly turn the ac up and down.
Better sounding stereo... I have the factory subwoofer which helps a ton, but should have sounded at least that good to begin with.
More configs in the HUD.... Gear selections, shift lights, 0-60 times or 1/4 mile timer
Factory cold air just so the factory rating would be over 600 hp. Or just flat out more power, like say, 670 (you know why)

Overall I am thrilled with this car. Only making these gripes because I was asked. Plus I hope GM considers these suggestions for the next gen.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #25
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Keyless, memory seats.
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