101jinx101 said:hmm, i still personally like the sol gauges better... what does everyone else think? look at the two below, and say which you like better (or mention a different car, even... lol)
I can see people having to calculate how fast they're going based on the numbers the needle is between. LOLmdlestat said:I LOVED the HUD in my C5-- I miss it sooo badly.
As for the gauges-- I dislike whiteface units, and like the Sky's better overall...but one thing really kinda bugs me --the whole 20 MPH increments on the speedo... why?
If you're going to be that vague in your instrumentations measurement marks why not just have two things on the gauge:
"I'm breaking many laws!"
Seriously though-- at least 10mph segments would be appropriate-- IMO it's unintuitive and distracting with such unusually large increments.
"Gauges, gauges. We don't need no stinkin' gauges" :lol: Seriously, I am somewhat amazed that GM is not offering HUD on the Sky/Sol. My wife and I love it on the Grand Prix's I miss it in every other vehicle I drive. For flat out fast it would be absolutely a must, esp if it had twin side by side mph and rpm, GM WAKE UP, oops, it's Saturday, all quiet in Detroit. The downright coolest dash I've had was in our 1985 6000STE, digital and bars and pushbutton change from US to metric. Had fun with the kids showing them how fast I could go from 0 to 60 and then immediately to over 100 with the "turbo boost" heh, heh. And then of course I just had to find out what would happen when the last bar disappeared on the fuel gauge - you guessed it. Out of gas two miles from home. :lol:brentil said:If you dind't notice the MPH units are different on the guages, so you wont be able to switch guages and still maintain the ability to tell how fast you're going.
TROOPER: "I've been waitin' all day for you!"Dante said:HUD -- very sweet...
*after getting pulled over by state trooper*
Officer: Son, do you know how fast you were going?
Driver: No sir, officer... At the speeds I drive, it's not safe to look down.
my family makes me psyco... red lighting behind the guages is awsome, and it really does help with the nightvision.Gary Severyn said:In my opinion, white guages with red/orange behind lighting looks TERRIBLE. I know that in several of the Pontiac vehicle platforms they are (or were) relatively prevalent with the use of red gauge lighting, and from day one when they started that, I perceived that once again they had missed the mark by a New York-mile.
IMHO red lighting should be limited strictly to warning guages, and intermittent 'idiot' notification lights. Although I am no psychologist, I do recall reading somewhere long ago that in a dark or black environment (i.e., when operating a motor vehicle at night), consistent red lighting... kinda drives a person whacko; has a slight deliterious psychological effect on people.