2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Nice Little Detail, Good Job Chevy
September 24, 2009
This is a simple thing. Just a small strap to keep the seat belt close to the seat so you don't have to reach very far to grab it. Looks nice doesn't it? There's even a real metal snap on the end to open it up if you need too.
So why does this deserve praise? Because I've seen far too many cars, both cheap and expensive, with an ugly piece of plastic mounted on the seat to accomplish the same job. Not only do they typically look flimsy, they usually have some narrow little slot to get the belt out that inevitably causes the belt to flip and tangle, or it simply releases the belt entirely rendering the whole contraption useless.
I don't imagine the Camaro's strap was the least expensive option, but Chevrolet's engineers found a way to use it anyway. Good on them.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 4,223 miles