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Old 03-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #276
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Fix the piece of junk L99 engine(lifters) or get it out of this car.If I had known I would be purchasing a new car and at only 800 mi. it would have a lifter tick on start up,I would have kept my BMW.
Sorry,just venting,but it took forever to bring this car to market and to put an engine in this car with a known defect just pisses me off.

That's not a defect. It's just characteristic in LSx engines to hear some valve clatter. No worries.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #277
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That's about it I love the car.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #278
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I was reading an article about the 2011 Mustang today and it reminded me of some more things that would be good in the next MY camaro.

I'd like to see a posi rear end standard in all of the models(Auto V6) and an optional lower gear ratio. The article showed that ford is having posi standard in all of their models next year and they have a lower gear ratio than us.

Something that was also in the article as part of something I think they called "My Key" is an option to govern the speed to anything they want, so that parents can control how fast little Jonny is able to drive. I know I've seen threads on here with concerned parents thinking that the Camaro is too much car for their children... this is something that will make them feel better about their purchase for a younger, more inexperienced driver. I'm sure that they will figure out how to change it , but it might sway more parents into buying... we don't want the Ford guys to have that edge.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:40 PM   #279
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That's not a defect. It's just characteristic in LSx engines to hear some valve clatter. No worries.

Characteristic my a$$,why is it that my 08 Vette did not have this problem(characteristic),because if it did no one would spend over 40K for a car that ticks at start up.
You and every one else with that attitude(its normal) is letting GM off the hook.With the technology and an R&D department at GM you would think that maybe just maybe someone would come up with a lifter that does not drain down after sitting.
To build a concept and take years to bring it to market,then build it with a defect in the motor is beyond me.You may call it a characteristic,I will still call it a defect.
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Oh yea, SUNSET YELLOW paint or something really close
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #281
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You and every one else with that attitude(its normal) is letting GM off the hook.

My apologies that you didn't feel my slight sarcasm. I was reiterating what I've been told/heard/read about valve clatter in the LSx engines.

I'm not an engineer, so I can't make any claims that it's a defect. All I know is what I've been told by people much more knowledgeable about it.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:46 PM   #282
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Characteristic my a$$,why is it that my 08 Vette did not have this problem(characteristic),because if it did no one would spend over 40K for a car that ticks at start up.
You and every one else with that attitude(its normal) is letting GM off the hook.With the technology and an R&D department at GM you would think that maybe just maybe someone would come up with a lifter that does not drain down after sitting.
To build a concept and take years to bring it to market,then build it with a defect in the motor is beyond me.You may call it a characteristic,I will still call it a defect.
hrmhrm...

1: Every engine ticks to some degree on cold startup...I'd almost be willing to bet both my kidneys on it.

2: No one's letting GM "off the hook" because...

3: It's NOT a defect. The engine is designed and tested to exceed the 100,000 mile warranty and make craploads of power using minimal gas while getting there. The L99 is unique in that it's lifters are specifically designed (8 of 'em anyways) to collapse when the AFM feature kicks in. I'm not an engineer...so I can't say for certain...but I think that's part of the reason the L99 might do it more.

4: You can call it what you want, the same way I can call the sky yellow...but it doesn't make either of us right.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:28 AM   #283
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Well, engine ticks aside, it seems like this thread is starting to slow down. I have gone through and read every single post on here, and it seems that the number one thing that EVERYONE has requested is...concept car styled tail lights. Yup. Everyone. Let's make everyone's wish a reality GM. Concept styled after burner tail lights, HUD, full dash ABL, and what the hell, let's toss in some Corvette-styled pressure pad door handle thing-a-ma-jig-a-ma-bob doo-hickeys. Oh, and have you seen the cup holders from the 2009 Honda Civics?? How they automatically and securely hold almost every size cup? BRILLIANT!!
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Oh, and would engine ticks maybe be solved with a push button start? Yes? No? Maybe so? I dunno.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:20 PM   #285
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I know this may require a dash redesign which i'm sure is out of the question, however, I was really disappointed in the omission of a touch screen navigation system that integrates all available functions (onstar, XM, etc).

If you cross shop the usual suspects, they all have this available feature.
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I'd like to see memory seating/mirrors. Power adjustable height for the passenger seat. Fog lights that are more usable on RS models,not jus DRL's.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:33 PM   #287
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Don't have mine yet but a few things I would like to see is.

1) HUD
2) Memory Seating
3) Make it lighter
4) Move the cup holders on the manuals
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:10 PM   #288
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Sirius radio (better quality) instead of XM... (That might be a GM thing, not Camaro.)

Reverse the cruise controls and audio controls on the steering wheel. Those who drive manuals or drive with their left hand on the wheel like the controls right there. If I have to raise my right hand to change channels/volume, why wouldn't I take the shorter path and go right to the stereo itself? This is the only car I've driven with this issue.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:17 PM   #289
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Sirius radio (better quality) instead of XM... (That might be a GM thing, not Camaro.)

Reverse the cruise controls and audio controls on the steering wheel. Those who drive manuals or drive with their left hand on the wheel like the controls right there. If I have to raise my right hand to change channels/volume, why wouldn't I take the shorter path and go right to the stereo itself? This is the only car I've driven with this issue.
i hadn't thought of that before but its a good point.
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Sirius radio (better quality) instead of XM... (That might be a GM thing, not Camaro.)
I think Sirius bought XM or vice versa, I don't think you can get either, or - if that's what you meant.


The only thing I was disappointed in is that there's no seat memory. I'm not very tall and when service people move my seat, it takes me forever to get it back to the right place. A full power passenger seat would have been nice, but I understand the sensors made that an impossibility this time around.

I'm COMPLETELY happy with this car.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:42 PM   #291
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Love the car but'
1. Do something about the lack of road feel in the steering, it's feels to twichy.
2. Loose the "mail slot", and replace it with a working air intake that looks something like on the 67 vette big block.
3. Move the 3rd break light up into a notch that looks something like the 58 Impalla air vent that is above the rear windiw..
4. Relocate gas fill to driver side.

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Old 04-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #292
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OK, I thought of a few more things over the past few months;
1. - Since the 6 piston Brembo Brakes and larger disks from the CTS-V Caddy fit the Camaro so well with very little modifications, they should also be included with the LSA engine package for the Z28.

2. - The heritage grill should offered as a painted RPO or included in the Z28 package as a painted grill.

3. - Have the engineers look at putting 275/20 tires on the front and 315/20's on the rear for the Z28 package. Also have them look at using 19" rims with 275's and 315's front and rear for the Z28. The CTS-V used 19" wheels and it would lower the Camaro a half inch.

4. - Different spring rates to lower the car about an inch and still keep it safe without any kind of rubbing. 19" wheels and lowering the car an inch would give you a .02g increase in handling.

5. - Please change the fake 'gill indents' in front of the rear wheels to REAL air intakes for the rear brakes like Jay Leno's camaro, ZR-1 and Z06


I am done for now, thanks again. Steve
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:40 PM   #293
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I LOVE absolutely everything about this car, as some of you might know by now...lol...

I thought of an idea yesterday, and I don't know if others have already mentioned it yet (or thought of it at all)...

I love the heated seats feature on my 2LT/RS....I use them all year 'round since I have a very bad back....

My suggestion/question is this: is there any way to have a dual control for the heat feature on the seats???...

What I mean is, right now, when you activate the heated seats feature, the whole seat gets hot - the back and the bottom...sometimes (especially in the summer), I just want the back of the seat to get hot, not the bottom part where I'm sitting...

For those of us that use the heated seat feature as a 'heating pad' for our sore backs, is there any way to have 2 settings: one to just make the seat back warm, and another to heat the whole seat??...

That's my comment....other than that, everything else is so minor to me in the 'grand scheme of life', since I love this car more than any other car I have ever owned IN MY LIFE!!!...

Thanks for listening, and 'now back to your regularly scheduled Camaro5 viewing'...
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That is the way the seats are on the 04 Denalis. I too have a bad back and just heat the back of the seat.
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That is the way the seats are on the 04 Denalis. I too have a bad back and just heat the back of the seat.
That's what I'm talking about...sometimes you just need heat to the back of the seat, not the whole thing, especially in summer...lol...
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There's hardly ever any waiting at the pumps to fill on the passenger side!
Hi Teri, I have to agree with you on this one. I rarely have to wait to get to a pump, i'm liking it on the right side. Only complaint on gas tank is the near worthless cap holder, if the car is jarred by a closing door or a gust of wind the cap falls against the fender.

Other suggestions:

I discussed the power passenger seat with Scott at the Portland Car Show. GM is aware of the issue and it kinda sounded like they will be doing something about it even if as an option.

Interior lighting is non existant in the rear and too bright in front for the driver if a navigator is using the light. I like the map lights in my '06 Colorado.

Consider an easier interface on the Boston system for adding amps, like RCA outs.

Memory drivers seat.

Navigation.

Climate control. Single or dual zone.

I realize every improvement has it's associated cost but I would pay a little more to have some options available. The 2010 Camaro is already a value so I don't think a little more cost would hurt sales. Some of us boomer generation like performance as well as comfort.
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Oh, and would engine ticks maybe be solved with a push button start? Yes? No? Maybe so? I dunno.
Keyed, keyless, remote, hand crank. It doesn't matter what starts the engine it is going to behave the same until all the parts get lube on them.
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I'd like to see memory seating/mirrors. Power adjustable height for the passenger seat. Fog lights that are more usable on RS models,not jus DRL's.
Sorry for multiple posts. Have you actually loooked at how well the road is lit up with the HID lights. Better than any fog lights i've ever seen or used. I think some people just want funtional fog lights because either they think four lights are automatically brighter that two, or they think four lights look cooler than two.

I don't think fog lights will light the road directly in front of the car any better than the HIDs already do unless you add another set of HIDs which would probably be too bright overall to be legal. It would be a waste of money as well as an unneccessary added load on the electrical system.
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- Keyless start; I hate diggin' for keys, espeically in bucket sets. I'll pay $500 for this option!
- Better interior lighting (Mood lighting)
- Copy the convertable's rear view mirror for better vis
- Memory seat with split bottom/back heating like the Tahoes
- Afterburner tailights on the RS models
- Shave 150 pounds
- Make the steering wheel less retro, more normal
- Keyless start
- Did I mention I will pay HUGE bucks for keyless start?!?!

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- Keyless start; I hate diggin' for keys, espeically in bucket sets. I'll pay $500 for this option!
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- Did I mention I will pay HUGE bucks for keyless start?!?!
I'm just throwing this out there... You'd rather pay $500 than take a key out of your pocket just before you get in the car?
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