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Old 09-20-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Question about nav...

Will a navigation system/gps system be an option? From the pics of the production interior, i couldnt find a place where they would put it... Photoshop opportunity maybe?
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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there is not going to be an option for a nav screen type system. the only nav option in the car will be onstar that will give you turn by turn directions
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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Angry Kinda Disappointing!

They have NAV in most of all the SUV vehicles and I've even seen evidence in the New Volt.

Oh Well :(
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:50 AM   #4
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this isnt new news, we have known for a long time
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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idk ill use my cheaper tom tom and i can take it out whenever i want
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:39 AM   #6
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i thought Nav was on the way with HUD?
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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Garmin Nuvi 350 > Factory Nav Unit...
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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Supposedly the in dash navigation system will come at a later time, that is an option I will get. Don't want to clutter up my dash with a tacky clip on. If I can afford a new Camaro another $2k isn't going to break me.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:53 PM   #9
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Supposedly the in dash navigation system will come at a later time, that is an option I will get. Don't want to clutter up my dash with a tacky clip on. If I can afford a new Camaro another $2k isn't going to break me.
Do you really use Nav enough to worry about 'cluttering up the dash'? If it's used on a near daily basis I can understand prefering an in dash unit.

Otherwise paying $2000 for something you can get for less than $200 is a complete waste of money. That's $1800 you can use on other things.

I use my Nav maybe once a month, often not at all in a month. Attaching the portable unit to the windshield (or side window if the window is up) for a short time is hardly a big deal...
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Do you really use Nav enough to worry about 'cluttering up the dash'? If it's used on a near daily basis I can understand prefering an in dash unit.

Otherwise paying $2000 for something you can get for less than $200 is a complete waste of money. That's $1800 you can use on other things.

I use my Nav maybe once a month, often not at all in a month. Attaching the portable unit to the windshield (or side window if the window is up) for a short time is hardly a big deal...
I use mine usually twice a month, I also use it whenever I drive at night when I can't see street signs (Don't have many street lamps in PA). What I don't understand is why people think it's a waste of money. I prefer the integrated look, and IMO I think the screen will look better than the radio that GM is planning on putting in.

I just read a thread where a guy is planning on taking out the L99 engine and replacing it with something different, it going to cost him $6k. He even spent the money on the parts even before he got his Camaro. So if I am wasting my money you should tell this guy he is wasting his, here is the thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6276

You might not understand my logic, but it's my money and I plan on going all out with this car. Just like many other people here will drop thousands extra on this car making modifications after they get the Camaro. The difference between me, you, and many people here I won't question how these people spend their money because they have different priorities and I understand/respect that.

If you're really that interested in saving people money you should talk them out of buying the Camaro, while it's a very beautiful/desirable car people don't need it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:56 PM   #11
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I use mine usually twice a month, I also use it whenever I drive at night when I can't see street signs (Don't have many street lamps in PA). What I don't understand is why people think it's a waste of money. I prefer the integrated look, and IMO I think the screen will look better than the radio that GM is planning on putting in.

I just read a thread where a guy is planning on taking out the L99 engine and replacing it with something different, it going to cost him $6k. He even spent the money on the parts even before he got his Camaro. So if I am wasting my money you should tell this guy he is wasting his, here is the thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6276

You might not understand my logic, but it's my money and I plan on going all out with this car. Just like many other people here will drop thousands extra on this car making modifications after they get the Camaro. The difference between me, you, and many people here I won't question how these people spend their money because they have different priorities and I understand/respect that.

If you're really that interested in saving people money you should talk them out of buying the Camaro, while it's a very beautiful/desirable car people don't need it.
Well put. I collect and restore pinball machines and people in that community complain about why others pay 6-8k on a certain title like Medieval Madness when all you really need to buy is a 1k game. Nobody really NEEDS a pinball machine but if you want one there are games for everybody. I personally love the factory nav in my Lexus and will definitely want it in my next Camaro. If you've never had it before I could understand why you may not care.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #12
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Well put. I collect and restore pinball machines and people in that community complain about why others pay 6-8k on a certain title like Medieval Madness when all you really need to buy is a 1k game. Nobody really NEEDS a pinball machine but if you want one there are games for everybody. I personally love the factory nav in my Lexus and will definitely want it in my next Camaro. If you've never had it before I could understand why you may not care.
I don't even know why they complain, I been trying to understand why for a long time. So they don't want the navigation system, thats fine. But why do they come down on people who do want it? Are they jealous?

When my father was talking to his friend about his new vehicle he showed him the navigation system and his friend started criticizing him for spending his money on this. Get this, the guy spends his money collecting firearms. He owns over 30 rifles and he got his nerve to criticize how he spends his money.

Again I have no problem with people spending thousands on their vehicle or even collecting firearms. If they enjoy it, or see the value in having these things they should go for it. Only if they would have the mental capacity to understand that some people see the value of an in dash navigation system for several reasons and just accept it.
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I think that a unit similar to the one found in the Cadillac CTS-V could be made to fit with only slight revisions to the dash area design in the future. Having said that, this weekend we completed a trip to Bowling Green Kentucky in the new Z06. My car contains factory Nav and On-Star. We used both for Navigation in different instances. The OnStar turn-by-turn navigation is very nice, and much quicker to use in most cases. My wife really likes it because she doesn't really want to fool with the Navigation system. I was impressed with the OnStar service but hope that perhaps a later model camaro will be offered with navigation.
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I think that a unit similar to the one found in the Cadillac CTS-V could be made to fit with only slight revisions to the dash area design in the future. Having said that, this weekend we completed a trip to Bowling Green Kentucky in the new Z06. My car contains factory Nav and On-Star. We used both for Navigation in different instances. The OnStar turn-by-turn navigation is very nice, and much quicker to use in most cases. My wife really likes it because she doesn't really want to fool with the Navigation system. I was impressed with the OnStar service but hope that perhaps a later model camaro will be offered with navigation.
Yea that would be awesome, that unit has a Hard Drive for storing music. BTW GM's new in dash navigation units can have directions downloaded from On Star.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:15 PM   #15
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If the navigation is on its way good, plus if you have a tom tom or nuvi, there is a higher chance of your car being broken into (people look for the residue left from the sticky on the windshield or even if you leave the gps outself) Rather get the indash for a cleaner look. As PAFast said, if im getting an SS or even the V6 a grand or so more wont kill me....
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Not only can it store music but it also has an "industry first" feature. You can pause live radio for up to 1 hour I believe. Which would be perfect for me and other talk radio junkies
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If the navigation is on its way good, plus if you have a tom tom or nuvi, there is a higher chance of your car being broken into (people look for the residue left from the sticky on the windshield or even if you leave the gps outself) Rather get the indash for a cleaner look. As PAFast said, if im getting an SS or even the V6 a grand or so more wont kill me....
You make another good point, the on dash units are prone to theft. It happens many times.

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Not only can it store music but it also has an "industry first" feature. You can pause live radio for up to 1 hour I believe. Which would be perfect for me and other talk radio junkies
Yes, I forgot about that feature. If the Camaro offers this navigation unit I will buy it without a second thought.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:52 PM   #18
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I will say this. If the nav unit that will eventually come in the Camaro is the same as in the current Suburbans I will PASS on it. We have some of these at NBC and they are terrible! It feels as if GM contracted the same team that put together Windows 95 and told them specifically not to make it user friendly and to make the interface look 10 years old. I don't know how the Caddy nav is. Hopefully it is better. The nav on my Lexus IS however is gorgeous and works great. Please give us a new generation nav for this killer car. Maybe that's why GM is holding off?
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