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Old 09-12-2018, 02:43 PM
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This might be fun. What would you change about your C7? What would you add? And what is utterly useless?

Add:
  • Blind spot mirrors
  • Retracting mirrors
  • Support HUD turn by turn for AA/GM and other navigation systems.
Change:
  • The auto button for the heating/cooling system is one touch and it turns on. Make it another touch and it turns off
  • Have the ebrake automatically apply whenever one is exiting the car (pretty much when the exit seat option triggers)
  • Much, much better cup holders!
  • Better seat belt tensioners. I had to have them fixed twice now.
  • Gas fill system that doesn't constantly shut off the gas pump at most gas stations.
Remove:
  • Do not stop the secret compartment from going down when in reverse. Either that or have a little consistency and also prevent it from coming down when going forward.
Useless:
  • The 1 and 2 settings for the ventilated seats. One can barely feel it at 3.... 1 and 2 are therefore useless (I live in Arizona so I don't really use the heating that much).
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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Good list. Not sure what you're referring to about the 'compartment'. If it's as I suspect the info screen, mine doesn't move unless I hit the switch. Never had a problem with the seat belt tensioners. Agree with everything else.
Thanks for the input.
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Interesting (though I don't have mine yet).

I was thinking the other day that vehicle side mirrors might become a thing of the past considering a small camera can be embedded on a body side panel(s) that does a better job. It would reduce wind friction as well.

Parking brake on when exiting. Since it's electric, that would seem like a no-brainer as part of the FOB programming.

Cup holders always seem to suck.
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Add back the blinking turn indicators in the HUD.
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Originally Posted by defaria View Post
Support HUD turn by turn for AA/GM and other navigation systems.
Seems to me my 2014 gave t-b-t on the HUD if I had NAV selected on the DIC (and otherwise, it displayed when a turn was coming up regardless)


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The auto button for the heating/cooling system is one touch and it turns on. Make it another touch and it turns off
Toggles through 3 different "levels" with each push. A non issue for me....

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Gas fill system that doesn't constantly shut off the gas pump at most gas stations.

Been that way since C6. Never had a big issue with it as long as you didn't try to fill too fast

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Do not stop the secret compartment from going down when in reverse. Either that or have a little consistency and also prevent it from coming down when going forward.
Not sure I ever experienced this but I would think it does that in order to give you the rear view in reverse

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Hatch open, then windows indexed down if not already down.
Express up and down for windows from key fob.
Allow to configure locking gas door to be permanently unlocked or lock/unlock with drivers door.
Allow to configure parking brake to be auto on when car is shut off.
Auto sensing wipers.
Manual mechanical override up/down on infotainment screen.
Allow to turn on/off AFM in auto equipped vehicles.
Option to allow PDR to auto start when put in drive.
Option to allow PDR to delete oldest file when SD card is getting full.
PDR to automatically close recording file when reaching limit size and open a new one automatically.
Selectable suspension height.
Allow throttle response to be a selectable item like NPP .
Web interface to infotainment system to allow for configuration.

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Add back the blinking turn indicators in the HUD.
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Add Cross Traffic Warning system because you can't see when backing out of a parking space.
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Originally Posted by c54u View Post
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Hatch open, then windows indexed down if not already down.
Express up and down for windows from key fob.
Allow to configure locking gas door to be permanently unlocked or lock/unlock with drivers door.
Allow to configure parking brake to be auto on when car is shut off.
Auto sensing wipers.
Manual mechanical override up/down on infotainment screen.
Allow to turn on/off AFM in auto equipped vehicles.
Selectable suspension height.
Allow throttle response to be a selectable item like NPP .
Web interface to infotainment system to allow for configuration.
My (ex) wife had "auto-sensing" wipers on her Mini. I wasn't impressed over just choosing an intermittent speed. Perhaps technology would improve some--hers was a 2013.
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My (ex) wife had "auto-sensing" wipers on her Mini. I wasn't impressed over just choosing an intermittent speed. Perhaps technology would improve some--hers was a 2013.
Had them on a 2007 Mazda 3 and they worked great.

Only drawback was that if you drove when the bugs were coming out, the wipers thought that it was raining and created a smeary mess.

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ADD:
  • The ability to check / clear codes on the DIC (like the C5 can)
  • Warning light that the targa top levers are not closed
  • Thicker foam/filler under the arm rest and door panel leather, so no indents from your elbow show
  • Infotainment Ports to easily add or upgrade front cameras
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Add NOTHING, remove at least 90% of the digital/electrical gobble-de-gook!
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I agree with the Blind Spot, and the Cross Traffic sensors. I know GM said they didn't want to take away from the body lines of the Corvette, but they went and put "black wheels" on the car, so......wait, what, noooooo, I didn't mean that.
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Had them on a 2007 Mazda 3 and they worked great.

Only drawback was that if you drove when the bugs were coming out, the wipers thought that it was raining and created a smeary mess.

Figures...
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Originally Posted by Bavaria View Post
Good list. Not sure what you're referring to about the 'compartment'. If it's as I suspect the info screen, mine doesn't move unless I hit the switch. Never had a problem with the seat belt tensioners. Agree with everything else.
Thanks for the input.
Put your C7 in reverse. The info screen will change to show you the rear camera. Say "Dang, I want my sunglasses. There's inside there". Hit the button, the screen will not go down. Now put your C7 in 1st gear, the front camera will go on. Now hit the button. The screen opens. Why the inconsistency?
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Originally Posted by ExRedRacer View Post
Add back the blinking turn indicators in the HUD.
Ah yes! I forgot that!

I think a little auto dimming might be in order too. At night I end to tone down the HUD's brightness and during the day I tend to crank it up. I know, 1st world problems but hey, I'm in a 1st world country!
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Seems to me my 2014 gave t-b-t on the HUD if I had NAV selected on the DIC (and otherwise, it displayed when a turn was coming up regardless)
That why I put in AA/GM. Allow me to expand, AA = Android Auto and GM = Google Maps. I use AA/GM exclusively. When a turn comes up the HUD does not display the turn info. My understanding from a developer is that AA/GM has the capability to do this. When it starts it asks the car for what capabilities it has. The C7 fails to report that it can do t-b-t in the HUD. If it did then AA/GM has all the code to do it. So the "fix" is for the firmware to be modified to include the HUD t-b-t capability when asked. As it would be a firmware update I highly doubt that GM will do it. Such a shame!

Toggles through 3 different "levels" with each push. A non issue for me....
Never said it was an issue - I said it was useless.

[quote]Been that way since C6. Never had a big issue with it as long as you didn't try to fill too fast[/quot

It often fails for me. I put it on the lowest setting so as not to fill it too fast and then usually grab a window wiper to clean my windows. Inevitably I hear a click and the gas has stopped flowing. Many people report it here. About as many say they don't have a problem. Maybe it's being in AZ where it's how and lots of fumes are happening - who knows, but it's definitely a problem for me and many others and should be fixed IMHO.

Not sure I ever experienced this but I would think it does that in order to give you the rear view in reverse
Yes, rear view when in reverse, but why not do the same thing when going forward with the forward camera. A kid or obsticle can be behind you or in front of you. If you do it for backing up then do it for going forward - or don't do it for either.

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Had them on a 2007 Mazda 3 and they worked great.

Only drawback was that if you drove when the bugs were coming out, the wipers thought that it was raining and created a smeary mess.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek - "That's a bug!" :rolf:
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Completely useless: Hill Holder

I've been driving a manual for 40+ years and it just annoys the hell out of me.
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I first experience the Hill Assist on my 2013 Camaro. At first I disliked it because it was foreign. But I got used to it and it was OK. On the C7 it's even better and now I appreciate it. I've also been driving a stick for 40 years. You have to try it and get used to it to appreciate it.
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