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Why is GM simultaneously refusing to release pricing AND only willing to build cars with cash already in hand? If you put those two bits of info together you can only come to one conclusion: The SS is going to be so vomit-inducing expensive they're not willing to risk overbuilding by even a single unit.

I wouldn't be surprised if it crowds $50k after destination and the gas guzzler tax. They're planning on the tight availability and boutique pricing to create the impression of exclusivity and prestige, and they don't care how many or how few they sell. Which is why they're not willing to bother tooling up for a stick shift, or offering more colors.

By all indications GM has no intention of the SS being anything remotely close to a mass market car. It'll be a novelty item with it's single strongest demographic being dealership GM's followed closely by the wives of dealership GM's.

Wait until they announce price and then watch the air get sucked out of the room. If I'm wrong I'll retire my beloved avatar.
 

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LOL gotta love that episode of South Park.

Before the announcement was made that our Chevy SS's would be made to order, I had hope a year after the original on-sale date we will see improvements, but now that we know they are made to order and 2016 is the VF Commodore cut off date, it seems like 2016 will be the END OF THE CHEVY SS.
 

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Ha! I'm not sure we're actually going to see anything resembling the BEGINNING of the SS.

My expectation would have been a limited production run for 2014 to test the market. I expected that the car would be warmly received and sell well, which would lead to a full scale production run in 2015 with a manual offered. With the name re-established and the sunset of the Commodore, I expected to hear in 2016 that the SS would be built domestically on the same platform as the new CTS.

Now, who knows? GM has chosen to play it so safe I'm not sure they'll move in excess of a thousand units.
 
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I think I found my answer here after inquiring about in another thread.

Having to throw money in before even seeing the car is f'd up. Though my following question, isn't it fully refundable if I get the car and I don't like it?
 

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I think I found my answer here after inquiring about in another thread.

Having to throw money in before even seeing the car is f'd up. Though my following question, isn't it fully refundable if I get the car and I don't like it?
Normally a deposit on an ordered car would be refundable, but GM isn't handling it "normally". If they're unwilling to build a car without a firm commitment to buy, then that would indicate they want a substantial and non-refundable deposit.
 

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No matter how good this car is, it is going to be a symbolic middle finger to who ever buys it.

Who ever buys one better pray that it doesn't break down. Because if it does good luck getting it serviced. Yes I know, the G8 is the same car and all, but most chevy dealers are going to treat this car like a red headed step child and owners are going to get screwed waiting to get them fixed.
 

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I can only assume that GM thinks this car is the second comming of the Gen 5 camaro where people were throwing money at the dealerships to get their hands on one before they hit the ground. The problem is, this is only the second coming of the G8 GXP, but GM failed performance wise with the dissmissal of a M/T and not even a SLIGHT increase in HP. Don't get me wrong, I love the "idea" of this car and was really looking forward to having it as a replacement for the G8 (which would be retired to "toy" status), but I have to say that my excitement is dwindling.
 

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I can only assume that GM thinks this car is the second comming of the Gen 5 camaro where people were throwing money at the dealerships to get their hands on one before they hit the ground. The problem is, this is only the second coming of the G8 GXP, but GM failed performance wise with the dissmissal of a M/T and not even a SLIGHT increase in HP. Don't get me wrong, I love the "idea" of this car and was really looking forward to having it as a replacement for the G8 (which would be retired to "toy" status), but I have to say that my excitement is dwindling.
How I see it, if you own a G8, don't bother getting a Chevy SS, it wont be that much of an "upgrade" and you just might be better off modifying your G8 to be just as "good" or better than the Chevy SS. But it might be the way to a fast non-premium (Cadillac) GM performance sedan for some that never had the chance with a G8.
 

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I hope Chevy is paying close attention to forums like these and recognize the disappointed a lot of us are feeling right now. It's not too late for them to give the customers what they want. With made to order, I don't see why making an SS with M/T should be very hard.

In any case, If the launch is a failure, Chevy will be doing backflips to fix the mistakes they made.
 

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Probably should ask Mark Ruess how he feels about a short term refresh on the 2013 Malibu that missed the mark..... nice work GM... and really? $34K for a Turbo Malibu with HID's? The sticker on my 2009 G8 GT was $34,000......
 

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As much as I wanted an SS and was willing to pay more than it was probably worth, I don't order cars. Before I turn over five cents, I want to look over and drive that particular car.
 

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You are right that GM can't afford to overproduce this car.

They didn't make this car to make much money - they are doing it to have a V8 sedan that critics are asking for. Just filling in the spot in the lineup.

They are not producing much. Each one is built to order. It's a win win for them in terms of a investment. They are playing it safe. Which means they don't have money to loose on this.

So you could be right. We might be getting ass raped on pricing. But we have to wait and see. No conclusions yet. Just rumors.
 
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