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Old 09-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Why no HUD at launch?

I've seen a lot of talk about how HUD will not be avaliable till Dec 09, but after searching for a little while I didn't see any official reason for this. If they are re-designing the system or something and it will not be finished until next winter then that is completely understandable. However, I certainly hope they are not just trying to keep the car selling strong all year. Like I know white is a "summer color", but that is a pretty lame reason to hold that until July in my opinion. It seems to me that GM is worried that they will sell a ton of Camaros in the first few months and then sales will significantly drop(I think they are correct, to an extent, but I believe this car will sell relatively well for a couple more years at least).
I really don't see why they would not just offer the best car avaliable with all options possible immediately, cause seriously in the end they are going to sell the same amount of cars and make the same amount of cash(geeze I would think they want to get their hands on that money as soon as possible, considering their current financial situation!). Holding little options like this may even make or brake prospective buyers who really want a white Camaro with HUD immediately who simply cannot wait till Dec. I will be going off to college next fall, and I have to have a car by then. I don't care for the white (though it does look amazing ), but I do really want the HUD. And I am sure I am not the only one in this situation. I don't want to hassle with getting a HUD installed when it comes out, so I just hope GM pushes its avaliability up to March, or maybe makes their current HUD an option until Dec. Thanks for reading my little rant (assuming you made it this far ). But if anyone knows why at this point there will be no HUD at launch please share that info!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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they want to get it to market so they can start making money on thier investment. for many people the hud isnt a deal breaker
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Ah ok, so the HUD just isn't ready yet?
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:41 PM   #5
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GM just wants to start making money on the car. A lot of people don't need that feature. The car is hot enough to sell without the HUD. When GM introduces it, it will be a new feature, keeping the Camaro in the spotlight after it makes production. Introducing features later may make it more appealing over time because it will be spreading out the features.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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Aye they are totally broke right now. In the red. So there is no extra R&D cash. If it's not simply they don't need it right now.

You can always install a DEFI VSD-X HUD. If you install the master controller it's nice because it will support a full set of gauges and the HUD.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:01 AM   #7
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:43 AM   #8
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Aye they are totally broke right now. In the red. So there is no extra R&D cash. If it's not simply they don't need it right now.

You can always install a DEFI VSD-X HUD. If you install the master controller it's nice because it will support a full set of gauges and the HUD.
Just a little FYI. They aren't broke. They have something like 12 Billion in liquid assests. Having said that, you are right. They need to start moving cars ahead of the options or they will be.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
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it may also be a supplier issue.If they decided on hud later,rather than early,the supplier may not be able to deliver enough.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:03 PM   #10
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The HUD is a great touch i think. I fell in love with it in a grand prix. But I'm not really worried about it because they will have it in the camaro when im ready to finally buy one.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #11
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My opinion is they are just a gimic and ain't worth the money... not needed and not wanted.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:13 PM   #12
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My opinion is they are just a gimic and ain't worth the money... not needed and not wanted.
have you driven with one? its amazing imo.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #13
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have you driven with one? its amazing imo.
Yeah that is what I hear, so as of now I am unsure wether to pay a hefty sum and get it when it comes out, or live without... :(
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:44 PM   #14
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Eh, just something else in the car to distract me. Ooohhh... ambient lighting....
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:38 AM   #15
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Eh, just something else in the car to distract me. Ooohhh... ambient lighting....
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:55 AM   #16
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Just a little FYI. They aren't broke. They have something like 12 Billion in liquid assests. Having said that, you are right. They need to start moving cars ahead of the options or they will be.
Aye poor choice of words. They are bleeding money I should say. I mean it with tuff love of course.

I think Lutz had corrected course but still till many things to fix. It's just cheaper to launch without a hud I guess. And if someone with a phat wallet wants one they have it in a couple other rides already.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:56 AM   #17
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Newb here LoL...what exacly is this "HUD" you speak of? I think I know but I wanna be sure before i spaek on it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:10 AM   #18
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Corvette HUD



VSD - X .. yea it's kinda lame but it's an effort and it's universal install with the DEFI system



DEFI link display


And you can also add these to same system
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VSD - X .. yea it's kinda lame but it's an effort and it's universal install with the DEFI system



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And you can also add these to same system
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:24 PM   #20
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I think the Hud is really cool, but it does not bother me too much if it is not in the car at launch, but the tough question is will we be able to buy it as an add-on from GM around December 09?

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:13 PM   #21
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I think the Hud is really cool, but it does not bother me too much if it is not in the car at lunch,
How about if it was offered at Dinner?

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but the tough question is will we be able to buy it as an add-on from GM around December 09?
The cost would be to cost prohibitive to add it after the fact, but if you have the cash flow anything is possible.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:36 AM   #22
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HUD would have been a nice feature but it sure isn't a deal breaker for me.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:08 AM   #23
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ehhh I will agree it is not a deal breaker and truthfully the price will probably push me away from it..but to say "it isnt ready yet" is utter bull s---.

If GM just decided in the last 6 months to add HUD, maybe however I find it hard to believe since this has been in the corvette for some time.. still unacceptable. This car has been in talks for years, most of us on this site since 2006. This is not new technology and in my experience is not a difficult option to adapt to the vehicles interior design....oh well, either way as stated ..not a deal breaker
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #24
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Does anyone know, where does it say that it will be out in Dec 09 officially?
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Does anyone know, where does it say that it will be out in Dec 09 officially?
It doesn't, it hasn't in any form been promised. BUT it has been relayed to us that GM knows that its #1 on the want list AND rumors are its in development but NOT ready. This car was built from the ground up adding another option only delays things and thus it was felt that many would rather have the car than wait ANOTHER year for development (and not just for this option).
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