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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #18
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So is the radio antenna integrated into the windshield/rear window or is the shark fin a combo of XM/OnStar/& AM/FM radio?

I've been reading these forums for months and have never seen anyone bring it up, so I finally registered just so I could ask!
All Camaro coupes have AM/FM antennas integrated into the rear window. However the convertible has an ugly horse whip antenna, surprisingly more people complain about the shark fin antenna than this. Doesn't make sense to me.

As you can see from this picture the lines going down the center of the rear glass is an AM/FM antenna. Funny, I just noticed this Camaro had it's Shark Fin Antenna painted.

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:20 AM   #19
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All Camaro coupes have AM/FM antennas integrated into the rear window. However the convertible has an ugly horse whip antenna, surprisingly more people complain about the shark fin antenna than this. Doesn't make sense to me.

As you can see from this picture the lines going down the center of the rear glass is an AM/FM antenna. Funny, I just noticed this Camaro had it's Shark Fin Antenna painted.

Its good to see the radio antenna in the rear glass of the coupe, I just think the roof would look clean without the Onstar fin and no hole to worry about water getting in. Painted or not, it is a lump on the roof.

The convert looks too cluttered with the whip and fin on the back, too many antennas.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #20
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Just think of all the ones where they put the shark fin over the driver's side on the roof, now that was very ugly.. if it has to be there it needs to be centered over the rear window or front windshield, and on the Vert, the center of the trunk.

Now if the Vert has the regular whip radio antenna you may be able to purchase one from GM Parts Direct that goes on the Opel GT. I got one for my Sky and it is only about a foot tall and will not lose any reception.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #21
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This is so typical of GM, Cheby hides the XM antenna in the door mirrors on the Corvette, they have since 2006. Only the first year C6 had the “wart”. History repeats itself.

GM’s inability to sweat the little things never ceases to amaze me.
How does the onstar antennae work when the roof panel on a corvette is either fiberglass or Carbon fibre? There are no metal panels on a corvette to operate as a metallic ground plate.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #22
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Its good to see the radio antenna in the rear glass of the coupe, I just think the roof would look clean without the Onstar fin and no hole to worry about water getting in. Painted or not, it is a lump on the roof.

The convert looks too cluttered with the whip and fin on the back, too many antennas.
I also would prefer they hide the shark fin, but a whip AM/FM antenna is far more of an eye sore than a shark fin. As long as they paint the shark fin I think I can live with it, even though I wish GM would hide it along with the convertibles whip antenna.

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Now if the Vert has the regular whip radio antenna you may be able to purchase one from GM Parts Direct that goes on the Opel GT. I got one for my Sky and it is only about a foot tall and will not lose any reception.
That just makes it less of an eye sore, it's still there. It needs to be hidden in the body like the Corvette convertibles AM/FM antenna. GM can do it but I know they will cheap out on it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:31 AM   #23
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That just makes it less of an eye sore, it's still there. It needs to be hidden in the body like the Corvette convertibles AM/FM antenna. GM can do it but I know they will cheap out on it.[/QUOTE]

I bet its gone on the 2011 Camaro, just like it disappeared on the Vette. If not, I hope we can delete it, then everyone is happy.
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That just makes it less of an eye sore, it's still there. It needs to be hidden in the body like the Corvette convertibles AM/FM antenna. GM can do it but I know they will cheap out on it.

I bet its gone on the 2011 Camaro, just like it disappeared on the Vette. If not, I hope we can delete it, then everyone is happy.
I wish I could believe that but I can't. Look at the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice, they've been around for years but they never got rid of the antenna. I like the delete idea, but I hope that means they place the antenna in the body because it would suck to lose the AM/FM reception.
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I like the delete idea, but I hope that means they place the antenna in the body because it would suck to lose the AM/FM reception.
the AM/FM antenna is built into the back glass. check out some of the pics from SEMA. the vertical lines in the defroster are the antenna
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the AM/FM antenna is built into the back glass. check out some of the pics from SEMA. the vertical lines in the defroster are the antenna
Yes I know that, but if you look at the convertible it has a horse whip antenna. The coupe is fine, the convertible is where the issue is. That horse whip antenna and shark fin on the trunk of the convertible really ruin it's beauty.
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Yes I know that, but if you look at the convertible it has a horse whip antenna. The coupe is fine, the convertible is where the issue is. That horse whip antenna and shark fin on the trunk of the convertible really ruin it's beauty.
the 'vert is also still in pre-production, so they're probably gonna work on "little" stuff later. right now, they're a little more interested in making sure the body still keeps it's strength w/o a roof & stuff like that.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #28
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the 'vert is also still in pre-production, so they're probably gonna work on "little" stuff later. right now, they're a little more interested in making sure the body still keeps it's strength w/o a roof & stuff like that.
Thats what I thought when GM released the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. Still even after 3 years they have an ugly 3' mast antenna sticking out the rear. Why would the Camaro Convertible be any different?
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:13 PM   #29
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Thats what I thought when GM released the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. Still even after 3 years they have an ugly 3' mast antenna sticking out the rear. Why would the Camaro Convertible be any different?
I think the Solstice/Sky will always use the lightweight mast antenna, because the lack of a stationary rear window. GM should just put the antenna in the windshields, even my 72 Cutlass Supreme had a hidden antenna on the windshield and it worked great.

I keep noticing that Camaro fin on the roof of BMW's in traffic, why anyone thinks it makes a car look better is beyond me. I hope the 2011 Camaro has no visible antennas.
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I think the Solstice/Sky will always use the lightweight mast antenna, because the lack of a stationary rear window. GM should just put the antenna in the windshields, even my 72 Cutlass Supreme had a hidden antenna on the windshield and it worked great.

I keep noticing that Camaro fin on the roof of BMW's in traffic, why anyone thinks it makes a car look better is beyond me. I hope the 2011 Camaro has no visible antennas.
Yea exactly just put it in the front windshield, whats so hard about that?
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Hope this helps.
A picture of one of the original engineering test cars hardly constitutes proof of anything except it has 4 wheels.
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All Camaro coupes have ..... However the convertible has ..... Doesn't make sense to me.
Really? You were there? The coupe DEFINITELY has this, and you KNOW what the vert has or doesn't have? I'd love to see the documents to support your claims.
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As you can see from this picture the lines going down the center of the rear glass is an AM/FM antenna. Funny, I just noticed this Camaro had it's Shark Fin Antenna painted.
SEMA. Not real. As in...concepts are more real than SEMA cars. Refer to above comment on engineering cars. You can attain how many wheels the car has from the SEMA versions, after that it's up for grabs to what is real or not. Would the change something like the rear windshield? Doubtful, but we don't KNOW for sure.
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That just makes it less of an eye sore, it's still there. It needs to be hidden in the body like the Corvette convertibles AM/FM antenna. GM can do it but I know they will cheap out on it.
You're an idiot. Sorry, I couldn't help it. Saying that GM "cheaps out" on the Camaro is sthe stupidest thing you could say. The corvette is a premium car, the Camaro is NOT supposed to be.
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Thats what I thought when GM released the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. Still even after 3 years they have an ugly 3' mast antenna sticking out the rear. Why would the Camaro Convertible be any different?
Because it's a different car? Seriously, I just want to be clear why I will discriminate against your posts now...because you just compared the features on the Saturn SKY to the upcoming Camaro.
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Really? You were there? The coupe DEFINITELY has this, and you KNOW what the vert has or doesn't have? I'd love to see the documents to support your claims.
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SEMA. Not real. As in...concepts are more real than SEMA cars. Refer to above comment on engineering cars. You can attain how many wheels the car has from the SEMA versions, after that it's up for grabs to what is real or not. Would the change something like the rear windshield? Doubtful, but we don't KNOW for sure.
Yes I showed you the pictures didn't I? Every picture ever taken of the Camaro coupe (SEMA or not) has the AM/FM antenna integrated into the rear windshield. The Convertible however has a mast antenna, not the 3' long one but one of those 1.5' long antenna.

I don't visit this website as frequently as you, but didn't GM show photo's of the production Camaro that proves the Coupe has the features I discussed?

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You're an idiot. Sorry, I couldn't help it. Saying that GM "cheaps out" on the Camaro is sthe stupidest thing you could say. The corvette is a premium car, the Camaro is NOT supposed to be.
No it's ok, usually people who call others idiots are idiots themselves. They just insult others to hide their inadequacies. However, I will try to keep this conversation adult like.

If the base Camaro cost $22k and it doesn't come with these features thats understandable. When someone drops close to $35k on one of these babies it should have these features. Yes it's GM being cheap. Sorry we couldn't agree, but if you can't talk to me like an adult I have no reason to respond to you in the future.

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Because it's a different car? Seriously, I just want to be clear why I will discriminate against your posts now...because you just compared the features on the Saturn SKY to the upcoming Camaro.
Yes they are different cars, but they are both made by GM. They have nothing in common, but based on what GM has done on past convertibles (Except for the Corvette) I expect them to stick a mast antenna on the Camaro Convertible and that would disappoint me. The Camaro Convertible without the mast antenna and shark fin look so much cleaner and more beautiful.

That is why I started this, I think it would be a big mistake for GM to "cheap out" and simply put a mast antenna on this car to save a few bucks. The convertible would look so much better with everything integrated into the body. Why do you think if GM hides the Shark Fin and AM/FM antenna into the body of the Camaro Coupe/Convertible it will become a premium coupe/convertible?

People will likely pay north of $35k for a fully loaded V8 Camaro Convertible, I think GM can take these steps to make the convertible that much better. I admit I might be wrong, GM might after all release the Camaro Convertible with integrated antenna's but until I see it with my own eyes I will remain concerned.

Now to you, I don't come here often enough to care how much you criticize my post and I truly don't care what you or others think of me on this website. I am here to learn more about this car, ask questions, and post my opinions about this car. I expected at least to get an rational and adult response from everyone, but I guess that was too much to expect. However, I will say up until now I am impressed with how people responded to my questions and criticisms. You guys truly make this website great.

May I suggest that you might have a mental problem. This website has dozens of people complaining about the shark fin antenna on the Camaro because it does take away the beauty. Why don't you attack them also? GM isn't giving these things away for free, as possible/likely owners we all have the right to criticize this cars shortcomings. GM has a great car here I just want to see it be the best that it can be.

You want to continue to harass me? Go ahead, thats what the ignore list is for.
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Anyway, I think it would be nice to see all the antennas hidden, premium model or not. The 2008 Aveo sedan looks to have a smooth roof and no whip antenna, and that is not a premium model IMO.
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