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Well ive seen the concept interiors, I like them. But, the thing is....I doubt the leather wrapped dashboard, billet trim, and cool batmobile gauges will show up in a production version. Like mentioned on here before, the exterior will not suffer much during the conversion to production.
What Im wondering is, how much of the interior will make it to production?

The main concern or want is that I like to see a interior that is on par with the GTOs and G8s. I hope to see a Aussie quality interior with the aussie quality platform and suspension. Ive had a mustang and had many rides in a F-body; I tired of the low rent interiors.

I like to see two color interior like on the GTO, with body color matching gauges and refined console shape. Hell, I wouldnt mind GTO seats in it.
 

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It will definitely be on par in quality and materials with the GTO and G8.

The gauges will change, an HUD will be added, and the radio will change.
The rear-view mirror will be mounted to the windsheild.
The steering wheel will change slightly to allow the airbag.

I think it will be a very appealing interior. :)
 

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Jinx, its great that you mention the G8 and GTO interiors. The production Camaro interior was executed in the same Holden studios as the G8 and GTO by the same people.
Expect a great interior - better than the concept!
 

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It's probably been said, but this Forum is sooooo nice. It's great to hear all the good ideas (and some of the bad). But it's really nice to hear that GM will be doing this car right. Holden makes some good cars, and it's nice to hear that they are a major contributor to the Camaro.

I don't know about you guys, but what upset me the most about the GTO wasn't the car, or anything about it, but it was the fact that GM was lazy. They took an awesome muscle car iconic name, and slapped it on a car that already existed from basically another company. They slapped it on there so hard that the follow through slapped muscle-car fans in the face.

Holden makes great cars. The Monaro is very nice, the Commodore coming out is even cooler. If GM had brought the Monaro over, and called it anything other than GTO, I think it would have been a bigger hit, and might have even been a choice of mine.

At least with the Camaro, they are starting from scratch, and doing it right. It's good to see that they went to re-hab, and are now on the right path.

Ouch, twisted my ankle stepping off this stupid soapbox I was just standing on... :)
 

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It's probably been said, but this Forum is sooooo nice. It's great to hear all the good ideas (and some of the bad). But it's really nice to hear that GM will be doing this car right. Holden makes some good cars, and it's nice to hear that they are a major contributor to the Camaro.

I don't know about you guys, but what upset me the most about the GTO wasn't the car, or anything about it, but it was the fact that GM was lazy. They took an awesome muscle car iconic name, and slapped it on a car that already existed from basically another company. They slapped it on there so hard that the follow through slapped muscle-car fans in the face.

Holden makes great cars. The Monaro is very nice, the Commodore coming out is even cooler. If GM had brought the Monaro over, and called it anything other than GTO, I think it would have been a bigger hit, and might have even been a choice of mine.

At least with the Camaro, they are starting from scratch, and doing it right. It's good to see that they went to re-hab, and are now on the right path.

Ouch, twisted my ankle stepping off this stupid soapbox I was just standing on... :)


The GTO debate has been beat to death.

1 - GM Never intended to keep the GTO on showroom floors for long
2 - They wanted a RWD V8 'muscle' car on showroom floors quickly, taking and existing platform was the quickest way to do that.
3 - Cost - It was a little high priced, but not what most made it out to be IMO. With a MSRP just over $30K it was a nice car.

I have read that part of the high cost was related to converting and shipping on top of the cost already into the platform.



The other factor that may have hurt GTO sales was a lack of styling. To many it looked too much like a Grand Prix. To real car guys, they quickly recognized the RWD V8 potential and bought them. Trouble is, real car guys are such a small sector of the buying public, it wasn't popular overall..

Say what you will, bringing back old names is often a big seller for automakers, DCX does it best with the Charger, etc IMO.


Lets hope the Camaro is very popular with all markets, especially the V6 market as usual or it will be short lived :gr_patriot: :roxor:
 

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Im glad to hear that the quality of other zeta cars will go into the 5th gen. Most guy say, If you want nice interior, buy a caddy"; but i like to have my cake and eat it too. I see base model VWs and Hondas with decent interiors, never understood why american company could never attempt to compete. I like to see that change. Im very happy that the interior will not be style thats10 years old.
 

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I, personally, dislike the concept car's interior. I want hues indicating the heritage on the outside(which GM managed beautifully), but I want the interior to be modern and high tech. Much like the CTS or other newer, EDGIER Caddys. I would even like a GTO type interior.
Oddly enough, I think that the interior of my 4th gen is really nice, however, I do have a TA and it has all the options including leather. I would just like a different view as Ive had 4 4th gens now.
 

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I hope they don't change much of the interior. I like it! I like it a lot! It suits the car, so why copy another car?

But to stay realistic, it will be very likely, in this price range, that it will share interior components of other GM cars. They did a nice job on the 08 CTS, so GM is capable of designing the right cockpit for the Camaro.
 
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