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Old 11-01-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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The Interior

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So far i love the new camaro and really like they fact that it sounds like their putting an LS2 in it. It will be wicked. The only thing i dont know about is the inside.



i dont know how i feel about it. Where is the stereo? parking brake? nav? etc. Its almost TOO retro in this area but i like the fact thats its different. I really want to get in one to see it but dont think i could.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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we all have talked a little bit about this but yea. that will all change when the car comes out. they will probably get rid of the orange around the doors and dash. and all the chrome. . .well hopefully not all of it. but the more of it the more expensive I see this car costing. I hope they keep the aux guage clustor down in front of the stick. I love the seats and even love the belt buckles. . .and the guage clustor needs to be toned down a little bit. . .but keep it about the same and I'd love it. lol.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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I like the orange actually (i go to U of Texas). I am not sure about the gauges in front of the shifter and the cluster needs to be changed. My question is if they change it to something more customary would it detract from the overall car?
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:23 AM   #4
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I don't think it would detract from the overall car. I think the general public expects the production interior to change. I'm not saying it will be completely different. The gauges will still be the same design but w/ different presentation. I think that radio has to go myself. That is off the wall weird. The two center gauge cluster behind the steering wheel will, in other words, retain the outer shape, but have a different presentation of gauges...I hope. I like the lower 4 gauges in the center console. I think those might stay. The orange insert, IMO, has to go. Two tone is fine...but not that two tone. Overall, I think a redesign of the interior would benefit the Camaro and sell even more than leaving the interior alone and not addressing the issue at all.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:40 AM   #5
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Overall, I think a redesign of the interior would benefit the Camaro and sell even more than leaving the interior alone and not addressing the issue at all.
I agree... The general public would not be ready for this extreme styling. It would have to be toned way down. Not to mention, they are going to have to make some serious adjustments just to fit the few missing essentials you mentioned origianlly. In terms of the orange inserts, I would be cool with a similar scheme if it were a leather or suade material that was color matched with the exterior, i just don't like that particular color.

Maybe it is just me, but I absolutely detest the gauge cluster down by the shifter. Maybe it is the orange facing, i dunno, but it just doesn't strike me.

The one think I would really like to stay is the shifter! I like the metal/chrome look of the shifter. I am tired of all of the black plastic/leather wrapped shifters.

The AC and stereo will have to go... from a human factors perspective, you would constantly be turning up the radio when you meant to turn the AC up and vice-versa as you are driving. Plus there is absolutely no screen there for the Stereo. I think the interior is due for a major overhaul. When this car is released I bet the interior looks nothing like this.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:51 AM   #6
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I like everything about the gaugas and the cluster. But they may do like the GTO's the color you get on the exterior will be the color you get inside. So i would like a black one w/silver racing stripes and big crome rims. Then the interior would be black and crome w/silver stitching in the seats.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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The one think I would really like to stay is the shifter! I like the metal/chrome look of the shifter. I am tired of all of the black plastic/leather wrapped shifters.
coming from indi i might expect you to say that but coming from texas i would buy a diff shifter to avoid having a metal one.
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I did not own a 69 Camaro, but I did have a 69 Firebird 400 for a long time. Just seeing the new Camaro's interior gave me goose bumps because it definitely reminds me of my old car. My car had the deluxe interior and those door panels look similar. The steering wheel and the DASH pod looks the same. I am a little in shock that they went to that extreme to copy the original layout. I have never seen that until now.

Sorry to say this, but when people who actually owned a 69 see an interior like that, they might get emotional about that. This car really can lift GM off the ground because I wasn't really planning to buy a Camaro, but now that I see that the interior feels like "time travelling", I am afraid I am going to have to get one. I will only get a convertible though. Might as well. This is scary. If that car is done right, Camaro is going to be just as much a bread and butter Vehicle as their trucks.

I will take (1) PALE YELLOW Camaro if they made it, with black interior. same exact color as my 69 firebird 400/4-speed I had. For reference, this color almost looks white, but it's not.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:34 PM   #9
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Hello all,
So far i love the new camaro and really like they fact that it sounds like their putting an LS2 in it. It will be wicked. The only thing i dont know about is the inside.



i dont know how i feel about it. Where is the stereo? parking brake? nav? etc. Its almost TOO retro in this area but i like the fact thats its different. I really want to get in one to see it but dont think i could.
IT'S A CONCEPT!!!! and there is a sterio in it. It's notthe final version. Is there actually any new information on this car because this is getting pretty bad that people just keep bashing each other about the car and bringing up things that we knew 8 months ago. lets get some new information in here becasue this is going to turn ugly if there is nothing new to talk about
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I like the orange actually (i go to U of Texas). I am not sure about the gauges in front of the shifter and the cluster needs to be changed. My question is if they change it to something more customary would it detract from the overall car?
So that's what's wrong with you. you know the real UT is in Tennessee right? lol just givin you a hard time man. I don't think it would. but I like how the guages are set up.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:08 PM   #11
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I really hope they don't go too retro with the speedo & tach like the Mustang did --- too hard to read; some interior aspects need to be modern a la the vette.
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judging by the way you talk about the vette im guessing you have a c5. the only guage cluster i liked from a c5 was on the z06 other than that there really was nothing that sweet about how they were.sorry
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Hey man the vett's are nice and fast plus they have heads up display on the windshield, so that is even better.
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judging by the way you talk about the vette im guessing you have a c5. the only guage cluster i liked from a c5 was on the z06 other than that there really was nothing that sweet about how they were.sorry
Is there any difference between a Z51 and a Z06 C5 gauge cluster?
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:49 PM   #15
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IT'S A CONCEPT!!!! and there is a sterio in it. It's notthe final version. Is there actually any new information on this car because this is getting pretty bad that people just keep bashing each other about the car and bringing up things that we knew 8 months ago. lets get some new information in here becasue this is going to turn ugly if there is nothing new to talk about
Thats my point. Because its a concept it could go either way. They could make it look like a standard GM car but i dont think that would do it justice. There should be NO bashing of each other as its not bashing that i want but rather peoples thoughts on where it should go.

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So that's what's wrong with you. you know the real UT is in Tennessee right? lol just givin you a hard time man. I don't think it would. but I like how the guages are set up.
A) Texas>UT
B) (i get my own hook em emote)
C)

i like the way they look but not sure if i could get used to driving with them like that
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the background on the z06 is different and i think the pins on the tach are different. the z06 has kind of a carbon fiber look to it
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Expect a more user friendly radio/ac control and little to no billet aluminum..(cost gets too high w/ that billet al.). But, aftermarket will pick that up if the buyer must have it.
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i hope you're right in saying it's a concept. It's terrible, too plain too retro.

The whole point of redesigning the original is for improvement both performance and appeal. The dash sucks! sorry - had to get that off my chest.

I want a more modern design like a touchscreen information center with gadgetry up the wazoo.

That there pic is like looking at a 68 camaro. Please don't tell me that after 40years not much has changed? ALOT HAS CHANGED!!!

that's all i know, that's all i have to say bout that.....
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i hope you're right in saying it's a concept. It's terrible, too plain too retro.

The whole point of redesigning the original is for improvement both performance and appeal. The dash sucks! sorry - had to get that off my chest.

I want a more modern design like a touchscreen information center with gadgetry up the wazoo.

That there pic is like looking at a 68 camaro. Please don't tell me that after 40years not much has changed? ALOT HAS CHANGED!!!

that's all i know, that's all i have to say bout that.....
that was kinda of my feelings. A lot of people jumped on me saying its a concept but i want to see what they are going to do with it. I think touch screen nav is a must option now a days
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I couldn't tell you how much I'd love to see the touch screen as standard. I was lucky enough to get printed a while back in Chevy High Performance and one of the points I made was about this very topic. I was kicking myself at the time I read it saying, "why the hell did I even mention the rearview mirror garage door opener w/ compass heading, and temp???" I continued saying technology has come a long way and these past high priced options should now be considered as standard. I felt a bit odd having read that, but am actually happy I mentioned it. GM needs to get w/ the times and integrate this into all of their cars. Right now, I hear XM radio capability is going into all of their cars. I hear all cars will be IPOD compatible to play mp3's. They should also all have bluetooth compatibility for phones. I don't know if it will happen...for sure I'd think not on the base model. But, the way the future is going, I'd think it would greatly benefit GM to get with the times and say, "look what we offer as standard" :middlefinger: to the other car companies (always wanted to use that smilie..hehe). I tell you, I WANT all of this in my future ride. I'd even love to have the computer screen like I saw in digitals blog...wireless interenet in my Camaro?!?! :eek: Hell yeah!
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Don't change a thing GM! Actually, just give us that, plus a navigation screen of some kind.

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Don't change a thing GM! Actually, just give us that, plus a navigation screen of some kind.

Pshew, I disagree completely. It is still too much form and not enough functionality for me. The gauges in both the dash and the console are difficult to read and very inconvienent, and I am still not sold on the CD player. The only think I am sold on at this point is that beautiful white on black leather. I think that is gorgeous.
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NO NO NAVI IN THIS CAR! i hate the bmw idrive crap that is going into every car. hopefully they bite off the old interior of the camaro, and keep it simple. this is why i like my mustang, no stupid computerized crap, just climate knobs and a 1000 watt system with 2 subs factory. that is more then enough, i got navi on my nextel, dont want it built in. as for the dude who said dont use retro font, cant read the tach, thats what a shift light is for, who needs the gauges?! hopefully the gauges actually work tho, in my stang, the amps, oil pressure temp are just analog idiot lights. i like in my yukon how the oil pressure gauge moves.
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NO NO NAVI IN THIS CAR! i hate the bmw idrive crap that is going into every car. hopefully they bite off the old interior of the camaro, and keep it simple. this is why i like my mustang, no stupid computerized crap, just climate knobs and a 1000 watt system with 2 subs factory. that is more then enough, i got navi on my nextel, dont want it built in. as for the dude who said dont use retro font, cant read the tach, thats what a shift light is for, who needs the gauges?! hopefully the gauges actually work tho, in my stang, the amps, oil pressure temp are just analog idiot lights. i like in my yukon how the oil pressure gauge moves.
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The interior looks pretty good IMO but maybe they'll tone it down a little bit and not overload it with crap that belongs in luxury cars .... just about anything is better than the 4th gen interior
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The interior looks pretty good IMO but maybe they'll tone it down a little bit and not overload it with crap that belongs in luxury cars .... just about anything is better than the 4th gen interior
Having lived in my 4th Gen interior for the past 6 years, I'm ready for a freakin change!!! I like my interior........if I were in the stone age. Personally, I love the verts interior more than the concepts. I'd change the funky looking ac/radio controls but that's about it. I'd take navigation if they put it in and wouldn't complain a bit. I'd take the HUD in a heartbeat if offered. Put in the XM, ipod hookups, bluetooth for the phone, digital compass headings, etc. I WANT THESE THINGS.

At one point in time all I cared about was hp. I'm now at the point where I want the best of both worlds. I want a beautiful muscle car w/ an interior that is top notch. The 4th Gen, IMO, never got a great interior....and was never updated through it's years to be anything worth raving about. Give the option of having a nice interior w/ the goodies. I'm one who wants them.
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