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Old 05-27-2010, 12:29 PM   #52

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I kinda like the concept interior ...

Overall, I don't agree: As a european, american cars, espacially muscle and pony ones, are all about muscular design, big engines and crappy interiors.

To me this is part of the american car industry identity. That's too bad to change that. I loved my brother's 1990 ZR1 ... felt like being in Star Wars ...

I'm against trying to match Audi BMW or anything european. If you want an Audi, then don't buy a Chevy!!!
I'm kindly asking: "May I have a supercharged Z28 with 550 hp please? By the end of 2009 would be awesome. Thanks"
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:35 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by fargomike View Post
I am guessing the vette will have it first .
The Vet does have it. The interior on a vest used to be just hard plastic but it has evolved into the soft sponge.

I was a little disappointed on the materials of the Camaro interior but I have to admit I absolutely love the interior lay out and design.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #54
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It's never a bad thing to hear that GM is looking for improvements, but when I finally purchase mine, interior will not be the main thing, ( or even all that important). I'm not saying just give me a great engine and the rest can be cheap. However, I don't think that the interior is cheaply made as it is now. Any tweaks should be minor, and the focus should still be on keeping the car affordable.

The only thing I honestly don't like about the car is rear visibility, but performance vehicles aren't built for visibility, so yeah.... no complaints.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #55
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I've been really hoping they'd do something with the interior. It's the only disappointing thing about this otherwise, amazing looking car.

We own an Audi and a Mercedes and while I'm happy to hear that GM's goal is Audi-quality, it doesn't need to fully match Audi quality to satisfy someone like myself. I realize there is a signficant price-point difference and I just want something more professional and modern-looking with improved materials.

Items I hope they change:
  • Center Stack: Get rid of the gimmicky, robot-looking radio/head-unit and give us a double-din-type unit with a nice LCD screen and Nav/back-up cam capability. They can do this cheaply. They don't need a head-unit that is specifically designed for the Camaro. That doesn't make sense for reducing costs. Go with a standard double-din unit. Should save cost, look better and give people the options they want.
  • Climate control: Get rid of the playstation controls (that looked cool on the concept but didn't translate well in plastic) and give option for automatic/electronic climate control. What car these days doesn't have that option?
  • Tacky-looking loop door handles. Most cars have a nice, small, L-Shaped handle. No need for a big, chrome loop. Or go push-button like the 'Vette.
  • Guages: Shape of speedo/tach is nice and unique. But look of the gauges should be more professional and modern looking with better quality trim.
  • Air-conditioning outlets: The center one looks very unfinished, the way it sits behind the dash plastic.
  • Steering Wheel - Not a major priority for me but prefer something better looking

Address most of these areas and I'll be purchasing in 2012...
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:52 PM   #56
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They won't be changing the dash in the Vette next year i don't think, because it's going to be all new in 2013 or 14.
I'm glad they are changing the Camaro's dash. Now i am just wondering about the styling. I hope they go much more modern. Whether it's just a straight forward dash of today like the Malibu and Equinox, or something more futuristic, i think either one will be an improvement. I don't have a problem with the steering wheel or even the radio/climate controls. It's the overall design. It's just like they were trying to recapture the first gen car, and that just doesn't make sense. Dash's probably date worse than exterior design. I've never heard someone nostalgic over old car dash's.
Oh and please put the 4 console gauges back where they belong--up where the driver can see them.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:55 PM   #57
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One other thing I noticed is lots of glare from the speedo and tach during the day due to the poor design and the rim of the steering wheel blocks them when tilted to a driving position.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #58
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I don't have any problem with the interior in mine. Personally I think GM hit a home run with the current design of the interior. I really like the design of the steering wheel. On most Chevys they use a steering wheel that is also used in other cars. The Camaro has it's own unique wheel. Same goes for the speedo and tach. I like how they have the 60's type styling. In my opinion when they upgrade the interior they should only make the changes standard on the 2LT and 2SS and then have the upgrades be an option on the LS, 1LT, and 1SS. That way people like me who think the interior is fine won't have to pay for the extra price of the upgraded interior.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:35 PM   #59
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Well they are probably redesigning the whole thing. There aren't any cars that have two different dash boards. The Corvette has a leather option, but that's not what this is. I doubt there will be a spike in the price of the car.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:27 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by Parker70 View Post
I was referring to the one on the front page of this website associated with this article.

Sorry, knew that but was trying to say that maybe it might not look at all like that one.

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #61
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Here are the interior problems the way I see it:

The fr***en Ford Fiesta has it! WTF!!

Cheap plastic on door panels. Tap the material and it sounds cheap like a thin low quality design.

Cheap plastic look on rear view mirror. Texture looks like something from the 80's.

No passenger power seat option. Is the car that budget that we don't even have a choice.

Steering wheel is a bit ugly.
As people have already discussed, not the greatest.

Overall the interior is pretty good. Better than the Mustang and Challenger. Not quite as good as the Hyundai Genesis Coupe though.

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #62
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I have no problems with my interior or dash in my 2SS. I think it's great actually. Out of the 40 or so cars I have owned, some have been GM - a '97 WS.6 M6 and the rest Japanese and Euro. I have been continually disappointed in GM interiors over the years and wished they would adopt some quality. After renting a few GM cars in the last few years and being pretty much blown away by the exterior design of the Camaro, I took it for a test drive. I just kept saying "wow" and drove home with it a few hours later.

Some people have mentioned that the dash is hard plastic and has a "hollow sound" when you tap on it. Yep, that may be true, but I bet most people that complain don't own a new Camaro and WANT ONE. I personally have never spent much time tapping on my dash, and I think it looks GREAT. I have also heard that the car is heavy, needs "different" suspension (from a BMW driver who had not yet even SEEN a new Camaro), it has really tiny rear quarter windows, and oh yeah - only fat people own them or something.

None of these comments really bother me, because I get to drive this freaking awesome car every day, and my commute is a wicked fun road. I have 4000 miles of first-hand experience of how great this car is in every way, and I really respect my opinion. The interior on my '10 2SS is perfect, wouldn't change a thing. Which is great, since it's my car.

Here's a HUGE CHEERS to GM for building such a great car. I hope I never need to sell it. It hits all my muscle car desires right on the mark and has really calmed down my desire for a '69 Z/28 since this car is so accessible in ways that the classic Camaro would not be. I am seriously excited to have this car in my life, in case that did not come across.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #63

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If the new interior is going to look like the one on the front page, then I'm extremely happy that I bought a 2010.
Err, yeah. That interior looks all wrong. It's real plain, and it doesn't look like you can reach half the console control buttons without knocking the car into a different gear.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:57 PM   #64
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I will want to wait one more year! Hopefully a Z-28 with the new interior!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #65

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If you want an Audi interior, buy an Audi!

I have my 2010 Camaro already, so I don't care so much about future MY's, but I guarantee the overall cost would be alot more if you replace the interior with Audi materials.

Did GM miss the fact that their 2010 Camaro just won a crazy amount of awards? Of those were.... Best Design, and Best Road Trip vehicle.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

(Let the few cry babies whine about their interior, that's never been what drew the masses to the Chevy Camaro!)
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:40 PM   #66
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So GM shouldn't try to improve it's cars?
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #67
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So, then, they agree somewhat with the critisisms of the quality of material and/or design of the current Camaro interior?
I would guess the answer to that is both yes and no.

In terms of quality (fit/finish/etc) it's not lacking by any standards. No cracks, squeaks, etc across the broad spectrum of cars sold.

Design? Maybe...some people don't like it, but others do. They're well aware of what we think of it (constantly reading and talking to people at shows/focus groups/etc..... I love it, personally, but I think it's going to age VERY fast...

Material gets terms of quality -- it's very good. It wasn't cheap, and iirc, it was new material...designed to last. But...we've come to believe that all plastic is cheap. So, manufacturers must adapt to that, and the fact that much of the Camaro's interior is plastic is....a problem.

What we do know is they are responding to input. And are changing it...apparently.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:30 PM   #68
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