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Car Buzz had a new article suggesting the SS may be "the performance bargain we've been hoping for" with a base model starting under $30k, and probably around $40k if you splurge on options.

Apparently Car Buzz hasn't seen the actual GM option list for the 2014 SS. Here it is in its entirety:

-Sunroof

So unless GM has developed a $10,000 sunroof (maybe it doubles as a flat screen TV), Car Buzz is way off here. There is no base model. The only SS you can buy is very nicely equipped, and will probably be around $45k.

Here's the article: Chevy SS to Base Below $30k?
 

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maybe it's a fancy sunroof that can be see through or not at the touch of a button. I forget the terminology but the Maybach has something similar where it goes see through with an electric current.
I'll remember it later, It's how my mind works.
 

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Looks like Car Buzz got that info from an article posted over 2 wks ago, more importantly before the equipment package for the SS was released. (As op mentioned).

I think about 90% of these auto "journalists" could go away and we wouldn't miss out on any actual news. All they do is pilfer info from actual journalists <cntrl c, cntrl v> and bam, article.
 

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Carbuzz isn't the most reliable news source. I'm certain they got this info from that GMAuthority article from last week. I wish these "news" sites would confirm things before posting.

Pricing the SS at 35k or below would be optimistic. Realistically, I think it will be around over 40k.
 

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Carbuzz isn't the most reliable news source. I'm certain they got this info from that GMAuthority article from last week. I wish these "news" sites would confirm things before posting.

Pricing the SS at 35k or below would be optimistic. Realistically, I think it will be around over 40k.
Your going to find a lot of speculation and rumors on a car like this especially now. But can you blame them for doing this? I see the good side to it, at least it starts gauging what what 2014 Chevrolet SS will be like. Some of it seems realistic to me, but it's tough for them to confirm things when guys like the head of Chevy (or was it) had to say "no, not yet" to nearly every question about where the SS can be in 1-3 years.

Back onto the focus of this thread, 2014 Chevy SS pricing..... $27 535 would be a price that would seem believable to me If I didn't hear GM/Chevy plans to price it more than it's worth. I actually think the SS is worth just about what they said $27k....$30k TOPS!

But chances are this will be a $35k+ performance sedan.
 

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I highly doubt that SS will start at $27k. A RWD V8 with a leather interior for $27k?

It's not true.. But if it was.. I'd imagine they would be sold out in the first hour.

The source is just a rumor so I'd take it with a giant grain of salt.
 

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It's a loaded car. Leather, Navi, Smartphone integration, streaming Bluetooth audio, back up camera, lane departure assist, a heads up display, auto climate, heated and ventilated 10 way power seats, keyless go, automatic parking, remote start, xenon headlamps, led running lights, staggered 19" polished wheels. And the 6.2 liter 415hp LS3.

Is there a RWD sport sedan from anybody with those options and horsepower under $50k? The only one I can think of is the 300 SRT at $49,800. The SS is a steal at $45k
 

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Is there a RWD sport sedan from anybody with those options and horsepower under $50k? The only one I can think of is the 300 SRT at $49,800. The SS is a steal at $45k
Dude, give it a rest.
$45k is a [email protected] joke.

The SS is a Chevy and it does NOT compare to a SRT car.
The closest comparison is a Charger R/T V8 RWD and you can buy one at a dealer for $29k, brand new.

With an actual "sales sheet price" under $30k, the SS will sell.
If some idiot at GM prices the SS much over $30k, this thing will be a sales flop and I will be posting back here a year from now to revive this thread for reference.
 

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Dude, give it a rest.
$45k is a [email protected] joke.

The SS is a Chevy and it does NOT compare to a SRT car.
The closest comparison is a Charger R/T V8 RWD and you can buy one at a dealer for $29k, brand new.

With an actual "sales sheet price" under $30k, the SS will sell.
If some idiot at GM prices the SS much over $30k, this thing will be a sales flop and I will be posting back here a year from now to revive this thread for reference.
Please bear in mind that I mean this with all due respect.


When Car and Driver tested the G8 GXP against the previous gen SRT8 Charger, it ate the Chargers lunch. I know, I know, Im talking about the previous gen Charger, but I don't count the SS out as quickly as you do in this bench race.
 

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Dude, give it a rest.
$45k is a [email protected] joke.

The SS is a Chevy and it does NOT compare to a SRT car.
The closest comparison is a Charger R/T V8 RWD and you can buy one at a dealer for $29k, brand new.

With an actual "sales sheet price" under $30k, the SS will sell.
If some idiot at GM prices the SS much over $30k, this thing will be a sales flop and I will be posting back here a year from now to revive this thread for reference.

Both the 300 SRT-8 and the SS are loaded-up versions of boring sedans with bigger engines, a body kit and prettier wheels. They're directly comparable on every level, right down to the 4.9 second 0-60 times, and they'll occupy exactly the same space in the marketplace. If some idiot at Chrysler priced the limited production 300 SRT-8 at $47,995 and got away with it, there will be buyers for the limited production SS at $45,000.
 

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Both the 300 SRT-8 and the SS are loaded-up versions of boring sedans with bigger engines, a body kit and prettier wheels. They're directly comparable on every level, right down to the 4.9 second 0-60 times, and they'll occupy exactly the same space in the marketplace. If some idiot at Chrysler priced the limited production 300 SRT-8 at $47,995 and got away with it, there will be buyers for the limited production SS at $45,000.
But one thing the SRT-8 has over the Chevy SS is history and reputation for being a known performance sedan. The SRT-8 needs no explanation, people already know what it's all about, what it has to offer and what it will deliver.

Say if the SRT-8 and Chevy SS were priced close to each other, I'm sad to say i would have a tough time deciding to buy either one.

I'll have to look more into this but I just feel the SS isn't exactly up to par with the SRT-8 although they might seem to be in the same class.
 

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But one thing the SRT-8 has over the Chevy SS is history and reputation for being a known performance sedan. The SRT-8 needs no explanation, people already know what it's all about, what it has to offer and what it will deliver.

Say if the SRT-8 and Chevy SS were priced close to each other, I'm sad to say i would have a tough time deciding to buy either one.

I'll have to look more into this but I just feel the SS isn't exactly up to par with the SRT-8 although they might seem to be in the same class.
I've driven the high trim level 2013 300 and there really isn't anything they could do to that car in terms of handling and performance that would make it desirable to me regardless of price.

The SS will hit the market and find its own place based entirely on its merits. Hard to predict where it will fall in the V8 RWD performance sedan segment. I do think the SS will be priced just under the SRT-8. Time will tell.
 

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I've driven the high trim level 2013 300 and there really isn't anything they could do to that car in terms of handling and performance that would make it desirable to me regardless of price.

The SS will hit the market and find its own place based entirely on its merits. Hard to predict where it will fall in the V8 RWD performance sedan segment. I do think the SS will be priced just under the SRT-8. Time will tell.
Aside from the S-Class benz's you owned and current own, and the 2013 300, what other fast sedans have you driven? I driven my fair share of performance sedans, the BMW M5 as my favorite, can't beat that refinement.

It is hard to predict where the SS will fall in the V8 RWD performance four-door segment, it's specs aren't all that bad, we'll definitely have to wait for video comparisons and reports.

Surprised not one automotive media outlet got behind the wheel of an SS as yet meanwhile chevrolet showed us "production models"
 

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Aside from the S-Class benz's you owned and current own, and the 2013 300, what other fast sedans have you driven? I driven my fair share of performance sedans, the BMW M5 as my favorite, can't beat that refinement.

It is hard to predict where the SS will fall in the V8 RWD performance four-door segment, it's specs aren't all that bad, we'll definitely have to wait for video comparisons and reports.

Surprised not one automotive media outlet got behind the wheel of an SS as yet meanwhile chevrolet showed us "production models"
The Benz' aren't really performance sedans. "AMG Sport" just denotes an appearance package... no go fast bits. I don't really gravitate toward performance sedans. I love the way they look (the M5 for example, or an S55 or S63) but they ride too stiff for my taste. The S430 and S500 are pussycats... quiet, great ride, a lot of luxury and nice amenities. Decent performance but not a car you want to throw around.

The GTO also had a nice ride, and was also a car you wanted to throw around. I'm expecting the SS to be a mix of the two.

I'm guessing the SS production car from Daytona has already been or will soon be the subject of a few press days and we should start seeing opinion pieces from the automotive press in the next few weeks.
 

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Not a review, but a "behind the wheel":

 
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Please bear in mind that I mean this with all due respect.


When Car and Driver tested the G8 GXP against the previous gen SRT8 Charger, it ate the Chargers lunch. I know, I know, Im talking about the previous gen Charger, but I don't count the SS out as quickly as you do in this bench race.
Dude. You're being overly polite.:)
I only bite the heads off of uneducated trolls.:D

I hear ya. But, I'm willing to bet the gearing/manual had everything to do with the GXP performance in that test.

The GXP, by definition, was an ass rape created by GM to bend over the few GM leg humpers that were stupid enough to pay a premium for the engine and transmission that should have been the base drivetrain for the car. GXP pricing should not be used as a comparison for the SS.

With an actual "sales sheet price" on par with a Charger R/T ($29k), the SS will sell to those looking for solid V8 sedan. Offer the drivetrain that SHOULD have launched with the car (LT1/TR6060) at the same price, I think the SS will sell well.
But, the BS decsion to launch with a LS3 and no TR6060 as the base transmission was mistake #1.
Let's hope GM doesn't kill the SS with mistake #2 with a price over $30k.
 

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Awesome! Turn the volume up...that thing sounds terrific.
Another video, front seat perspective and a little less wind noise.

 
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