Never.Hello All. I've been a lurker here for a long time and am ready to pull the trigger on a SS Manual. However, before doing so, I want to get your opinions.
- Have you ever regretted your decision of buying one?
- Do you wish you bought another car instead for the same amount?
- What other vehicles did you consider?
Thanks in advance everyone!!
It’s been a great car, one I plan to keep for as long as I can drive it. I had a G8 GT prior and wanted the LS3 and manual trans, so I traded for the SS. At the time it was the only new car in its class (rear wheel drive, NA V8 with a stick, 4-door sedan), available in the market, regardless of price.
The way I use the car, a 2 seater would be nearly as practical, but I love having the flexibility of a larger car, it’s great on road trips, and for my purposes is all the performance I need. There are small annoyances, mainly too many shiny bits in the interior and exterior, seat ventilation is so-so, MyLink is slow sometimes and no longer updated, etc. Minor issues really. Gas mileage…only you know if that will be an issue for you or not and how you will drive the car.
Not everyone that has owned one loves them, but I would say the owner-satisfaction would be pretty high if GM or anyone else had ever cared to ask. There are quite a few owners in this small community who owned a SS, traded/sold for something new, bright and shiny, and was back in a SS after a year or two.
As noted above parts availability is a concern (not the engine/drivetrain but US market unique items, electronics, etc.) Aussie market helps with this but there will still be items you may have to source from part outs, etc vice buying new from GM or aftermarket supplier.
I love the new Blackwings but they will likely have similar parts availability issues, although maybe being GMs “halo” last-hurrah internal combustion engine cars they will support them a little longer/better. But, I doubt production will go much beyond 2023 or 2024 MY. I am priced out of the CT5-V BW anyway so I don’t have to worry about it…
I would love to have a 993 911 or a Cayman, but it would be an addition, not a replacement, to the SS. It’s too good and unique of a car to give up for something as common as a Porsche...
Good luck with your decision and search!
‘16 SSB, stick, roof and spare.