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Old 10-07-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Wink Things I don't like about my Camaro

This is the first Chevy I have owned. I have been a Ford driver since my first car... though I did have a Firebird TA for a short time in the 80's.

Anyway, here are things I wish we had in the car but obviously didn't stop me from buying my first Chevy!

PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things.
XM Delete
On-Star Delete
Keyless start
Locking fuel door (or remote release)
Optional all-season tires lol
Automatic Windshield wipers
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet
black rim option for the Transformer
HID fogs

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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This is the first Chevy I have owned. I have been a Ford driver since my first car... though I did have a Firebird TA for a short time in the 80's.

Anyway, here are things I wish we had in the car but obviously didn't stop me from buying my first Chevy!

PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things. I agree.
XM Delete I love XM
On-Star Delete Meh
Keyless start You get what you pay for.
Locking fuel door (or remote release) If the fuel door is anything like the G8 it locks when you lock the doors and unlocks when you unlock the doors. Maybe other that know will chime in.
Optional all-season tires lol No Comment since I don't live in a cold climate
Automatic Windshield wipers This is a hair nit picky I think.
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet Yeah I agree
black rim option for the Transformer I agree
HID fogs Meh

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.

My two cents...
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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This is the first Chevy I have owned. I have been a Ford driver since my first car... though I did have a Firebird TA for a short time in the 80's.

Anyway, here are things I wish we had in the car but obviously didn't stop me from buying my first Chevy!

PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things.
XM Delete
On-Star Delete
Keyless start
Locking fuel door (or remote release)
Optional all-season tires lol
Automatic Windshield wipers
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet
black rim option for the Transformer
HID fogs

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.
I'll be there this afternoon to confiscate your car
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
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This is the first Chevy I have owned. I have been a Ford driver since my first car... though I did have a Firebird TA for a short time in the 80's.

Anyway, here are things I wish we had in the car but obviously didn't stop me from buying my first Chevy!

PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things.
XM Delete
On-Star Delete
Keyless start
Locking fuel door (or remote release)
Optional all-season tires lol
Automatic Windshield wipers
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet
black rim option for the Transformer
HID fogs

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.
Pretty much .. yep on all of the above ... I'd love to see the locking gas cap or gas door, keyless start, and automatic whindshield wipers. The mail slot shouldn't even exist since it is RICE !!

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things. No argument
XM Delete You could have it removed, but why? Just dont pay for it and it goes away
On-Star Delete Why? If you're buying into the I dont want "big-brother" watching you're SoL. There is no such thing as privacy any more.
Keyless start Meh, idc one way or another on that one. Convenient, but the more electronic crap you put in the car, the more there is to break.
Locking fuel door (or remote release) Agree
Optional all-season tires lol Could get a set then sell the Pirellis. Several of us have been smoking ours pretty good.
Automatic Windshield wipers HATE this option. Wipers going when its spitting out. RainX > Wipers in all but really heavy rain.
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet. Yes and no, the air system would have to be redesigned and most people who buy this car dont care about this. GM has to keep cost down, therefore eliminating options that require redesign.
black rim option for the Transformer Agree
HID fogs Agree

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.
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Pretty much .. yep on all of the above ... I'd love to see the locking gas cap or gas door, keyless start, and automatic whindshield wipers. The mail slot shouldn't even exist since it is RICE !!

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I fail to see how a hood scoop is rice, American muscle has been sporting them in various forms for generations. Non-functional is a gimmick, but 90% of the hood scoops on cars nowadays are non-functional. Again, functional hood scoops have inherent potential problems and would require a different intake system design. This would increase the cost of producing the Camaro (probably more than you realize).
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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I agree. On-Star is for soccer moms in minivans, not the Camaro.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #7
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LOL guys yeah I know it's nit-picky stuff... and I FRIGGIN LOVE THIS CAR so I could care less about most of it, just a "would've been nice" list.

I didn't know about the gas cap door.. I'll check it out.
As for OnStar, I don't care if they know where I am, I just don't like having that crap on my rear-view mirror. I won't use the service either.. but track my car all you want, I don't care. Only an idiot would use his own car to rob a bank, everyone knows you steal the car. lol

I also use the rain-x windshield fluid.. I literally have my wipers off most of the time.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:35 AM   #8
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I have a couple of minor "things" I wished our Camaro had that my '07 Dodge Charger R/T had: a multi-disc CD player and the door lock mechanism being on the door by the window up/down mechanism instead of under the radio. This drives me crazy because I'm was so used to hitting the door locking button down when I exited the Charger. Now I have to use my key remote to lock the car.

Other than that, it's awesome!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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Agreed on most of it. The XM seems a bit pointless, I've never been a big radio guy anyway, especially with the Ipod thing and CD player.

The automatic windshield wipers and locking fuel door should be there as well.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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Now I have to use my key remote to lock the car.
You have to use your remote to lock the car, anyway. It's a feature to prevent locking your keys in the car.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM   #11
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for me, it's 2 of most peoples' dislikes--the crappy visors/mirrors and the ridiculously large blind spot. A couple others is no ambient light across the dash, no fold-in side mirrors, center door lock/unlock, no aux. jack for digital music--have to use usb port.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:49 AM   #12
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PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things. I agree.
I think the complete opposite.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:52 AM   #13
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The key-less start shouldn't be to hard considering some Cadillac's and the Corvette already have it?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:54 AM   #14
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for me, it's 2 of most peoples' dislikes--the crappy visors/mirrors and the ridiculously large blind spot. A couple others is no ambient light across the dash, no fold-in side mirrors, center door lock/unlock, no aux. jack for digital music--have to use usb port.

Top Gun, there IS an Aux Jack, its just below the USB port, have a look next time you jump in your car.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:55 AM   #15
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You have to use your remote to lock the car, anyway. It's a feature to prevent locking your keys in the car.
Don't we have an auto-lock feature though? Does that still lock the doors if the key is left in the ignition?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #16
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:16 AM   #17
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This is the first Chevy I have owned. I have been a Ford driver since my first car... though I did have a Firebird TA for a short time in the 80's.

Anyway, here are things I wish we had in the car but obviously didn't stop me from buying my first Chevy!

PAINTED stripes. I can't believe I paid almost $500 for these vinyl things.
XM Delete
On-Star Delete
Keyless start
Locking fuel door (or remote release)
Optional all-season tires lol
Automatic Windshield wipers
Functional ram-air mail-slot would've been sweet
black rim option for the Transformer
HID fogs

Yeah, it's just a wish-list, nothing major but I really would've liked an XM and On-Star delete option.
I like the look of matte finish on the stripes.

Couldn't live without XM w/the best of sirius, music, news, and traffic without commercials. Once you've tried it you'd rather hear silence than conventional radio.

I'm happy with Onstar, saved a friend of mines life after a crash and its nice not having a GPS unit stuck to the window. I use the phone quite a bit too.

Agree on the keyless start although I have a manual trans so not sure how that would work.

Agree on the fuel door, optional tires and seriously agree on the mail slot although I put the Roto-Fab CAI on so it doesn't matter as much.

Can't stand auto wipers, they're a nuisance.

The black rims would be sweet!

Fogs would be nice too.

Good post!!!
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I fail to see how a hood scoop is rice, American muscle has been sporting them in various forms for generations. Non-functional is a gimmick, but 90% of the hood scoops on cars nowadays are non-functional. Again, functional hood scoops have inherent potential problems and would require a different intake system design. This would increase the cost of producing the Camaro (probably more than you realize).
I consider anything on the outside that is non functional to be RICE ... I don't give a shit about what was or is currently the trend. If it isn't functional don't put it on .. it is cheap and looks that way. I would have loved it if it didn't have the "Mail slot"

As far as auto wipers ... the past car I had had them and they worked great. If you didn't like them, you could turn them off. I'm sure GM would have just put some cheap system in there anyways that would work as good as my 135i did, but again .. most auto system have a turn on turn off .. if you don't like it, turn it off.

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you said there is no aux input for music? i started a thread asking this question and everyone said that there is aux input. Which is the case? I ordered the 1LT without the usb option so would my car have a aux input even without the usb option added?

Also, my dealer said that my tires ARE all season. I got the 19" polished aluminum wheel upgrade. Is everyone on this thread saying they DONT come with all seasons?
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I have a couple of minor "things" I wished our Camaro had that my '07 Dodge Charger R/T had: a multi-disc CD player and the door lock mechanism being on the door by the window up/down mechanism instead of under the radio. This drives me crazy because I'm was so used to hitting the door locking button down when I exited the Charger. Now I have to use my key remote to lock the car.

Other than that, it's awesome!
Amen sister!!!!!!!! That lock being in the middle of the car is the dumbest thing I have ever seen, and only one CD at a time is what the early pioneers used to have!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like the lock switch placement. Perfect location IMO.

I would like to see push button start.
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you said there is no aux input for music? i started a thread asking this question and everyone said that there is aux input. Which is the case? I ordered the 1LT without the usb option so would my car have a aux input even without the usb option added?

Also, my dealer said that my tires ARE all season. I got the 19" polished aluminum wheel upgrade. Is everyone on this thread saying they DONT come with all seasons?
I ordered 19" polished as well, automatically came with all season tires.

That is one of the reasons I did not order the RS package. I did not want to go through the trouble and expense of switching tires and wheels every 6 months.
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it basically has push button start. Next time you start your car, just bump the starter, the car will start itself, you dont actually need to hold it into place.
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