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Old 06-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #26
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<---- havnt got to watch the videos thanks to dial up.... too far out in the country for cable. A hold till it starts push button would be ok with me as long as there is some kind of lock as well. thanks for the reply mindz, nice artwork btw.
I know this is OT but have you considered satellite or microwave high speed internet? I have a house that is in the middle of nowhere and have microwave HS internet. Works on the same principle as satellite but much faster b/c the signal only travels a few miles instead of hundreds. It's faster than my Verison FIOS DSL in Dallas and costs $29 / mo.

With my system they put a 10" dish on the roof and pointed it to the nearest radio tower with a repeater on it.

Back to the discussion: I think it would be cool to have a red botton with GO on it just to the right of the steering column.

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:44 PM   #27
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Back to the discussion: I think it would be cool to have a red botton with GO on it just to the right of the steering column.

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I'd love to have it on top of the shift knob with "go baby go" like in the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. Have it be hidden with a little piece you flip up in order to reach it. Extra form of theft protection as well.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:05 PM   #28
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as long as it's faster than using a Key i'm ok with it.. call me crazy but once in a while a man just needs to get the hell out of there!
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:32 PM   #29
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as long as it's faster than using a Key i'm ok with it.. call me crazy but once in a while a man just needs to get the hell out of there!



You've just brought back WAY too many fond memories! Ah, to be young and stupid again!
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:33 PM   #30
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It was an interesting feature to wrap my brain around when I drove the convertible, but as long as there's a place to put the key, I could get used to it. I dont carry keys in my pocket because I don't like getting poked by them when sitting/driving, and I don't like buttons on the fob getting activated when I sit down.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:37 PM   #31
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You drove the Vert?!?!...Lucky, lucky - I haven't even seen the Coupe.
Anyways, how did it work, do you push it and it starts itself, or do you have to hold it until it starts?
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:51 AM   #32
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I just saw a commercial for the new Nissan Altima... It has the Push Button start and it looks pretty neat!

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:16 AM   #33
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perfect example of what i was talking about. you push it, it starts itself, you push it again and it shuts itself off.... Its not an appliance, computer monitor coffee pot.... make it race car style.

Not trying to pick on you acs, you just happened to post a good example of what i meant. I dont mind push button start, but there needs to be a seperate switch for accessory and off.
Im sure im not the only one that would be pissed off if I HAD to start my car just to listen to the stereo or whatever.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:22 AM   #34
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I would much rather go for something like that. If I don't have to take out my keys to go, I'd be very happy. I like the push button. Also, you can't accidentally try to start it twice and screw up your starter...you've all heard that noise before. I like the push for on and then push for off. Great idea. I pray it makes it in.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:26 AM   #35
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there needs to be a seperate switch for accessory and off. Im sure im not the only one that would be pissed off if I HAD to start my car just to listen to the stereo or whatever.
Is this how it is now for all push button cars??? Because I might not want my car started, but will want the radio to work. For example, the DVD players in my KIA don't work w/out the keys. Not cool.
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Is this how it is now for all push button cars??? Because I might not want my car started, but will want the radio to work. For example, the DVD players in my KIA don't work w/out the keys. Not cool.
I figure that surely they already know that it won't make people happy if they have to crank the car just to turn on the radio... So I'm thinking they may have already thought about that. I mean, they did make the key turn backwards so you could just turn on the radio without having to start the car, so they should be able to come up with something for this?
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The way our M915 Semis are is that the key switch is just like a normal car. Bacward for accessory and forward for the on position. The only difference is that instead of turning the key fruther to start it, you push the button.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:04 PM   #38
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Why not just have the radio work all the Time, as though it's plugged in to the wall, regardless of wether or not the Car's on. My Mom's Van's clock will turn on if you push the "time" button...when the Car is off - why not expand on that.....

You know I said all that stuff...without thinking for a second....Take a look at this: The above picture, but......"enhanced"
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #39
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I'm SURE that there is another aspect to push-start(that we aren't thinking of) much like AFS Nightrod's description...
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #40
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The way afsnightrod explained it is how it works in the Dodge SRT10 Ram....
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:34 PM   #41
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That rules out of a quick escape It would take longer to turn on that way! heehee
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:13 AM   #42
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Dragoneye, there is an easy way to wire a stereo hot where you can have it on all the time, run it off the same wire (memory wire) that allows you to check the clock with the car off, keys out, etc. or run your own power wire. Im sure they have something in mind. AFS, thats the kind im talking about.
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I just saw a commercial for the new Nissan Altima... It has the Push Button start and it looks pretty neat!

I was just going to comment on the Nissan Altima commercial. I saw it too and not only does the push button start look pretty cool, but the car itself isn't all that bad. Yeah...that's the kind of start I want in my Maro too!
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There is a switch on the concept that looks like it could be an ignition switch. The symbol next to it looks similar to the one on the Altima. I think it may be an option.
The interesting thing is I can't seem to find a keyhole anywhere, so it may be the keyless entry system where you just have to be in the car with the key to start it.

I am concerned with the radioactive symbol though. Makes me wonder what the hell kind of ignition the Camaro has.
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There is a switch on the concept that looks like it could be an ignition switch. The symbol next to it looks similar to the one on the Altima. I think it may be an option.
The interesting thing is I can't seem to find a keyhole anywhere, so it may be the keyless entry system where you just have to be in the car with the key to start it.

I am concerned with the radioactive symbol though. Makes me wonder what the hell kind of ignition the Camaro has.
I saw a video of the convertible test drive and the car was started using this switch. See it here: http://videos.camaroz28.com/video/54...3a00e6b959.htm

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Maybe they can do something like on the BMW's where you plug the whole key fob into a slot until it clicks in and then that turns the car to "on". Then you hold the start button until it starts. I dont remember if that is exactly how it works but i know you plug the fob in at least.
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Remeber...it's a concept! There's no need for a key, this thing is kept under such a strict guard - probably more-so than the president! Notice there are no keyholes in the doors? So the switch could be one of two things: A PEEK at what the production ignition would look like, or a simple solution to a concept problem: where's the keys?

I like that radioactive comment That's what I thought, too. then I thought, maybe it's a poor depiction of the flywheel?, either way, I can imagine a huge explosion sound everytime the car starts...that'll scare the sh** out of the racer next to you!!
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Right... Didn't think about the no need for a key thing. You'd probably be tranquilized by the time you got your hand on the car (no need for blood on it).
Just got a bit overexcited. There are a lot of simpler things the concept doesn't have a production one would, like cup holders.
I do know that there are cars (usually luxury ones like BMW or Mercedes) that offer a very cool system where a key just needs to be nearby. Which, as someone said earlier, would be very good for a quick escape.
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Right... Didn't think about the no need for a key thing. You'd probably be tranquilized by the time you got your hand on the car (no need for blood on it).
Just got a bit overexcited. There are a lot of simpler things the concept doesn't have a production one would, like cup holders.
"no need for blood..." see what I mean?

I'm not putting down the availability of a switch ignition, just that this IS a concept car still, emergency brake in the trunk...hmmm?

And, I'm not familiar with the interiors of ALL of the generations, but how many Camaro's ever had cupholders? I'd bet none, and my '79 definitely doesn't!
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Honestly, I couldn't tell you about the cup holder. I just happened to notice the lack of them in the Camaro. I will say that most cars these days do have them though, so I wouldn't doubt that they add them in.

I personally could care less if they add them or not. I certainly do hope that they change where the e-brake is though.

Sorry if I come across as slightly inexperienced when it comes to the idea of concept cars or Camaros, I haven't followed a concept car until now and have yet to have the joy of owning a Camaro. I've lived a sheltered life.
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