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    I believe Orr is right, look for a lower mile Bimmer.

    As for the 1st gen CTS and CTS-V, I don't know how you guys drive those things with the dashboard repeatedly and violently raping your eyeballs. From a design standpoint, it has to be one of the worst looking interiors I've ever seen. As much as I like the idea, performance, and price of a 1st gen CTS-V, that dashboard just tells me HELL ****ING NO!!!!!

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    ^^^. Can't agree more. Reminds me WAY to much of a Saab's dash with those hideous honey comb style vents. I've yet to think it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    I believe Orr is right, look for a lower mile Bimmer.

    As for the 1st gen CTS and CTS-V, I don't know how you guys drive those things with the dashboard repeatedly and violently raping your eyeballs. From a design standpoint, it has to be one of the worst looking interiors I've ever seen. As much as I like the idea, performance, and price of a 1st gen CTS-V, that dashboard just tells me HELL ****ING NO!!!!!
    The gauges look better than the V2. It's ergonomically almost perfect. What I think is disgusting shmegma is pretty much every F body dash ever...

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    Re: Looking for a good "toy" car!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    The gauges look better than the V2. It's ergonomically almost perfect. What I think is disgusting shmegma is pretty much every F body dash ever...
    I agree every Camaro/Firebird i have been in had a shit dash mine is butt ugly plain plastic. But my buddy's old 79 Z28 had a alright one it was a white 1979 Z28 with a teal interior great combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Kid03
    I agree every Camaro/Firebird i have been in had a shit dash mine is butt ugly plain plastic. But my buddy's old 79 Z28 had a alright one it was a white 1979 Z28 with a teal interior great combo.
    I liked destroyers tojan with the wood dash

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    I liked destroyers tojan with the wood dash
    I'v never have seen his car but if i remember right its just fake tacky looking wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Kid03
    I'v never have seen his car but if i remember right its just fake tacky looking wood.
    Its actually real wood...it appears to be a thin overlay over the factory dash front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    Its actually real wood...it appears to be a thin overlay over the factory dash front.
    So real wood that is so thin it fits over the plastic still tacky to see wood in a sports car.

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    Re: Looking for a good "toy" car!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    The gauges look better than the V2. It's ergonomically almost perfect. What I think is disgusting shmegma is pretty much every F body dash ever...
    Oh the fbody interiors are cheap as hell and way junkier from a quality standpoint than a CTS interior, but at least they keep it simple, functional, and have good ergonomics and decent gauges.

    Its the fact that the CTS dash/interior is so overly styled in horribly grained plastics, ridiculous looking air vents, strange angles, and it has a ****ing 5.25" floppy disk drive insert from 1981 in the dash. The orange displays look like an ATM from 1986, I'm wondering where do my $20 bills come out??? Plus any CTS I've seen with the naviagation screen has those buttons with the peeled paint that look like garbage after about 2-3 years.

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    Re: Looking for a good "toy" car!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    Oh the fbody interiors are cheap as hell and way junkier from a quality standpoint than a CTS interior, but at least they keep it simple, functional, and have good ergonomics and decent gauges.

    Its the fact that the CTS dash/interior is so overly styled in horribly grained plastics, ridiculous looking air vents, strange angles, and it has a ****ing 5.25" floppy disk drive insert from 1981 in the dash. The orange displays look like an ATM from 1986, I'm wondering where do my $20 bills come out??? Plus any CTS I've seen with the naviagation screen has those buttons with the peeled paint that look like garbage after about 2-3 years.
    Damn I thought I was the only one who thought the CD slot looked like a floppy disk drive? My buddy used to say the whole dash looked like an ATM machine. Not a fan of that car in general, though the handling and steering feels better than the Gen 2 IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003

    Damn I thought I was the only one who thought the CD slot looked like a floppy disk drive? My buddy used to say the whole dash looked like an ATM machine. Not a fan of that car in general, though the handling and steering feels better than the Gen 2 IMO.
    Thats the first thing I thought of when I saw a gen 1 CTS dash- why does it have a floppy disk drive? All it needed was the blinking light to tell you there was a disk in it. I thought the center stack in the gen 1 was cheap looking (moreso than the silver painted stack in the '05 equinox which only cost $17k new).

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    I always that that center stack looked like an old gateway computer tower in general. Lol

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    I got a kick out of the dash, it had a Disneyland/Space Mountain feel to it with all the textures and rubberized plastics.

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    It never bothered me, to be honest. And the gauges and orange displays are easy to read. I always liked those. And, again, its ergonomically excellent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    It never bothered me, to be honest. And the gauges and orange displays are easy to read. I always liked those. And, again, its ergonomically excellent...
    Yeah that too.

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