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#92 of 101 Re: Took a quick look at a red one this past [obyone]
Jan 20, 2005 (10:10 pm)
Rip Off. Who does GM and Chevrolet think they are fooling? (I just got a link to this Forum from Edmunds...otherwise I would not be reading or posting here).
#93 of 101 Re: 3 months later [hotdhs] #78
Jan 20, 2005 (11:42 pm)
Unfortunately, it sounds like GM has the same level of quality that they had 20 years ago. I don't like it, but I buy Japanese vehicles to avoid this. I also realize that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but why did GM choose this year as their model? The original wasn't much of a vehicle. While a 49 with the inline 6 sounded great with a split manifold and steelpacks, it had trouble getting out of it's own way. I never felt like Chevrolet built a car until the 55 with a V8, in fact I have one, only it has a 425 HP big block in it. I can see why a 55 would not be the best choice for the SSR with it's headlights though. Too bad.
#94 of 101 Re: Still radiating [hotdhs]
Jan 20, 2005 (11:56 pm)
I recently test drove BMW 6 series at 135 mph....
I too drove a new 6 series convert. Probably the finest car I've driven. It goes and it handles. The guy that designed that exhaust system better have gotten a bonus and a promotion. It is truly poetry in motion. Beautiful, fantastic sound. WOW! Before I shelled out 50 grand for an SSR, I would buy a used 6.
#95 of 101 Re: ssr now avail on gms purchase [automite]
Jan 21, 2005 (12:02 am)
"when i see a roof down ssr coming down the road, it always looks like a moving shoebox to me. at least one dealer in my area has 2003 models still unsold. if the price comes down to 35-38,000 dollars out the door, i'll buy one."
Be patient. At 50 big ones, you may just find lots of them on the lot. Remember the Lincoln Blackwood? They really had to discount them and didn't sell many. I really think that if those that bought at the close out price hang onto them, they will have a collector item down the road.
#96 of 101 From C5 to SSR
Jan 23, 2005 (11:10 am)
Due to a stroke, I sold my 04 Corvette and bought a 05 SSR. It is easier to get in & out of. I love the way it drives and the 05's 390 HP LS2 engine is enough horsepower. I like the fact that it is a conv. like my C5, the top is a breeze to operate. I guess the SSR I bought must be loaded out since it stickered for 49K. I know there are alot of vehicles out there lower priced but not any as unique as the SSR. It drives very nice and has a great exhaust note. Although it will never really be a pickup, I didn't buy it for that reason. All in all I am happy with my choice.
#97 of 101 Re: Took a quick look at a red one this past [obyone]
Jan 26, 2005 (6:01 pm)
That's pretty funny - must have been an '05. The dealers around here (Columbus, OH) are still loaded with '04s and regularly advertise them for $12,000 below MSRP.
#98 of 101 Re: 3 months later [hotdhs] #78 
Jan 26, 2005 (6:05 pm)
I have bought 12 new vehicles since 1984 - 6 foreign and 6 domestic. My '02 Chevy Avalanche is the most problem-free of all and has yet to go back for any warranty work.
#99 of 101 2005 test drive
Jan 27, 2005 (9:06 pm)
Let me tell you ---that ain't no 390 Horsepower!!!!
Unless there is a burn down chip ---the SSR is not even close.
Yes --you cannot adjust the seat without opening the door!
Looks like major buying incentives on the horizon again.
I read the SSR has one of the highest sales to inventory ratios of any manufactured vehicle.
Wouldn't you rather have a new Z06 !!!
Feb 06, 2005 (5:36 pm)
my ssr is the perfect golf car, I put down the top as long as its not raining or my wife is not with me and drive to the course. I can put the top down and still have room in the back for my clubs. I have a 76 eldorado convert and with the topdown I find it difficult to use the trunk.
#101 of 101 2005 Chevrolet SSR
Apr 06, 2005 (3:59 pm)
It seems like a weird car, but at least it is improved for 2005. It has an available Tremec T56 6 speed manual with an Eaton limited-slip differential for 05 and now comes with a 6.0 liter LS2 with 390 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. It also has retuned steering. I would rather have a new Pontiac GTO than this, but I wouldn't mind having the SSR.
What do you think?