I'm not sure why my original post didn't show up but I have a few questions/concerns about using a Chevy SS as a daily driver. I don't want to buy an extra car in anticipation of having issues with the Chevy SS but after reading the thread related to the Mag Ride Poll (as well as other posts) I have concerns. My general question is, would you recommend the Chevy SS as a daily driver?
I have been lusting over a RWD American sedan since the 2008 Pontiac G8. That said, I read about issues with EPS, HVAC, and Mag Ride and I am concerned. Below are my general questions although I welcome any and all feedback regarding using a Chevy SS as a daily driver.
- Is the car generally reliable?
- How much of a concern are the aforementioned issues? (EPS, HVAC, Mag Ride, other?)
- Is it really that hard to get parts i.e. Mag Ride? Other than mag ride are parts hard to come by?
- Would you recommend buying an extra set of mag ride parts in anticipation of replacing them at or around 50k miles?
After reading about a sudo-fix for the EPS issue from another user, multiple posts about the mag ride issues (especially early on with <20k miles), HVAC issues, etc. I have concerns about using this car as a daily driver. Even more concerning than the cost to repair is the availability of parts... That said, none of the competition is as attractive to me and buying another boring car to have less issues is something I don't want to do. Below is the competition as I see it along with a reason I'd perfer the Chevy SS. Thoughts on that list are also welcome
Lexus GS F - more expensive to purchase and maintain
Kia Stinger - I cant get past the Kia badge
Dodge Charger Scat Pack - reliability concerns
Cadillac CTS-V - more expensive to purchase and maintain
I realize I am asking this to a group of people who may struggle to be objective as Chevy SS owners. More so than trying to talk myself into or out of this purchas, I am seeking to adjust my expectations of what owning (read repairing and maintaining) a Chevy SS is like.
Thanks in advance for any and all information.