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Old 05-21-2008, 08:31 AM   #126
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Ill try...
Sure, there were a number of things on the car that were not in final form, so that's part of it...
The other aspect is based on my own personal wants - no big deal. For example, a couple of weeks ago, I bought 2 stackable sun loungers and brought them home in my 4th Gen. Just lift up the hatch, fold down the rear seat and toss 'em in - no sweat! I couldn't do that with this car because it's not a hatch... so for me, a little versatility is lost.
The good news is that this car is designed to elicit an emotional response - and from where I sit, the car is extremely successful in this regard! It achieves this as a result of its design and how it looks. If versatility is a big factor for me, then I should look at a 4 door sedan or a truck. Thankfully, it's not, and I'll go for the car that tugs on my heartstrings and be prepared to sacrifice in a couple of areas that are not as high up on my priority list!

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:08 AM   #127
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I 'd love to be able to play MP3z in the car, no matter how that is achieved from the factory (the CD player to recognise CDz and DVDz with folders and MP3z in them, have a USB port, have an iPod dock or whatever).

Although I was planning to get a small form factor PC in the back of my current car and a nice motorized touchscreen for the dash, I 'm not doing that if it spoils the looks of the Camaro.

But, in the end of the day, I only wanna play tons of MP3z without having to change CDz and the like, and that can be "easily" done by having an iPod with that nifty addon that makes the iPod broadcast in a user-given FM frequency - a frequency received by the car's radio ^^ Pretty easy.
I'd MUCH rather have the MP3 capability integrated into to radio. Best option would be to allow the insertion of a USB stick or a SD card. Not everyone wants to get tied to the monopolistic iPod and it's accessories.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:16 AM   #128
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I'd MUCH rather have the MP3 capability integrated into to radio. Best option would be to allow the insertion of a USB stick or a SD card. Not everyone wants to get tied to the monopolistic iPod and it's accessories.
You don't necessarily have to use an iPod. Our Equinox has the MP3 jack that any MP3 player can hook up to.

I don't have an iPod...
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:50 AM   #129
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To be honest, I'd much rather use a USB port. It's simple, and easy to use...My question is when will we begin to see (at least i havn't seen it yet) hard drive storage capabilities in cars? Has this been done before and it didn't work out, or does it cost too much to add on the car, or is that just a stupid request???
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #130
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I'm confused... are you saying that the production headlights will be similar to the current style Corvette headlights?
I think the intent of the post was something along the lines of "since hideaways were eliminated on the C6 (because of weight and the cost of warranty claims), then it's pretty much a given they would not be on the Camaro."
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:03 AM   #131
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I think the intent of the post was something along the lines of "since hideaways were eliminated on the C6 (because of weight and the cost of warranty claims), then it's pretty much a given they would not be on the Camaro."

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Old 05-21-2008, 10:06 AM   #132
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To be honest, I'd much rather use a USB port. It's simple, and easy to use...My question is when will we begin to see (at least i havn't seen it yet) hard drive storage capabilities in cars? Has this been done before and it didn't work out, or does it cost too much to add on the car, or is that just a stupid request???
It's in plenty of cars today, even GM ones - the CTS has a hard drive.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:07 AM   #133
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It's in plenty of cars today, even GM ones - the CTS has a hard drive.
Thanks for the update... I have been officially schooled!
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #134
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I have an ipod and I'd love full integration like the personal link GM came out with but no one knows anything about (been asking the dealer for one for the Acadia for 4 months now and they know nothing about it even though it's sitting there in the Acadia brochure and was announced a year ago by GM). Have a stereo mini-jack input, an ipod integration system and sdhd card capable.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #135
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You don't necessarily have to use an iPod. Our Equinox has the MP3 jack that any MP3 player can hook up to.

I don't have an iPod...

Is that just a jack for the headphone connector and you have to operate the MP3 player manually from it's controls and screen?

I'd rather there was a way to do it from the radio controls (on the steering wheel).

But this would all be moot if the radio could play music from a SD card or thumbdrive.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:44 AM   #136
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Thanks for the update...
I'm not sure I like the idea of a Hard Drive in a car... they are not known for lasting years and years.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:08 PM   #137
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Looks like we can narrow the color down by process of elimination.

Next guess: Was it Bumblebee yellow?
If it is Bumblebee Yellow, I will buy two sight unseen. A V8 for me and a V6 for my kid.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #138
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Hopefully it comes with bluetooth, because my Iphone can play music via bluetooth as well as through a cable. Plus the "hands free" law in California pretty much forces me to get bluetooth for my phone.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #139
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Hopefully it comes with bluetooth, because my Iphone can play music via bluetooth as well as through a cable. Plus the "hands free" law in California pretty much forces me to get bluetooth for my phone.
I'm right there with ya. I've been saying bluetooth since as far back as I can remember on this new Camaro.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #140
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Hopefully it comes with bluetooth, because my Iphone can play music via bluetooth as well as through a cable. Plus the "hands free" law in California pretty much forces me to get bluetooth for my phone.
I can confirm bluetooth. GM is going all bluetooth with new models, and retro'ing it to current models.

"On the Cadillac CTS, many feel it should be standard considering the market in which it competes. As for the Malibu, many feel it should be an option at the very least, especially on the high trim LTZ model.

When might we see Bluetooth integration make its way into GM vehicles, as an option or standard feature? The answer lies over at the GM FYI Blog. A reader going by the name of Talis asked "Why will GM not equip any car with Bluetooth integration?"

The Coordinator of GM Social Media Communications, Adam Denison took the question to Phil Colley of GM Performance Parts. His answer:

The Cadillac STS is currently equipped with Bluetooth technology, and we (General Motors) will offer the broadest rollout of Bluetooth in the industry by making it available on more than 30 models across all eight North American brands by the 2009 model year. We have already set the industry standard when it comes to in-vehicle safety, security and information services with OnStar, and are poised to be a leader in Bluetooth integration in the very near future.

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #141
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Is it just me, or should Scott be a novel writer? That story was painting visuals in my head the entire time.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #142
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #143
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I'll take one like this, better yet make mine a pace car
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #144
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I wanna see the Z/28-SS in action! How about they bring a couple of those Cams down here to Texas to test,it does get hot down here.....no better place to test those air conditioners....:seesaw:
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:28 PM   #145
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wow....I've been waiting for a long time now. I've been planning for my new Camaro since the first concept drawings appeared on the internet. I even opened a special savings account to start putting money aside for that day I can buy it. I've even made career choices the past couple of years to put me in a better financial position to get this car. My 69 Camaro is Yellow with black stripes and thats the color scheme I want for the new one. I sure hope I'm not disappointed. I've been hoping for a Z28/SS version also.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:33 PM   #146
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Great thread!
That's it from me, not much more need's to be said right now.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:44 PM   #147
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All this info is KILLING ME! or should I say lack there-of? Im sure this car is going to be a winner. I just want it to come out already.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #148
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That must have been an awesome experience man im tellin you they would
need the"Jaws of life " to get me out just one car, cant wait until they are here and ready to go....HURRY UP GM
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #149
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I luv my Z28 cmon 09
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #150
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We said a longgggg time ago that there would be no hideaway headlights -- (go look at a C6....)

And no, it wasn't Hugger Orange!


Great.......now i know i have to take my car directly to the autobody shop and have it painted before i can even break it in
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