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After looking through all of the Chevy SS information, articles, etc found on this forum, Chevrolets website, automotive blogs, etc. I've come to the conclusion the Chevrolet SS is the perfect mix of refinement, sophistication and technology in a Chevy.

There are cars out their that can be seen as being better, but for a Chevy i think the SS has done a great job of bringing Chevrolet & GM to this level.

Do you agree/disagree? and why?
 

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Way too early to even begin to answer this. You'd need to actually test drive one to be sure of those statements.

true, on paper everything looks good but getting behind the wheel of the SS and fully inspecting it and it's features will really tell you how refined and sophisticated it is.
 

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I'm encouraged by what we do know. The interior looks terrific as far as design, materials and amenities. My experience with the GTO would indicate that Holden puts a lot of thought and a lot of cool little details in their interiors, and that the materials are very good. You'll probably still find some cheap plastic bits, but they're forgivable at the price point. The infotainment system won the CES award for car audio last year, which is good because the sound system in the GTO was a major weakness.

GM says they tuned the suspension differently than the Commodore for an American audience, meaning they softened it up a bit. That's probably wise, because a car on 19" wheels and 40 and 35 sidewall ratio tires is going to be stiff. The GTO had a great ride...very smooth and very solid. Great balance, easy to toss around, very willing. I expect the SS will follow suit. Expect dual personalities:

Personality #1) Smooth, quiet, civilized sedan with a nice cabin, happy to shuttle the kids off to school or pick up the dry cleaning.

Personality #2) Godzilla.

Personality #1 is the default.To select Personailty #2, depress right foot a quarter inch.

Performance wise, you guys are in for a treat. Again, based on the GTO experience, you will not be able to stay out of the throttle. Intoxicating power and on-demand speed in pretty much every gear. Very few regular cars on the road will be able to pass you without permission. Whatever little shortcomings you may feel the exterior design has will be completely overcome in your mind on the drive from the dealership to your home.

My guess is that the SS will be a very capable mix of refinement, sophistication and technology. I don't think "perfect" actually exists under $100k.
 

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this is perfect for Chevy but far from perfect looking at the whole industry. when comparing this to what the rest of the industry has to offer, this is at the bottom of the barrel. But for what the price might be $35-40k , it's pretty good!
 

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this is perfect for Chevy but far from perfect looking at the whole industry. when comparing this to what the rest of the industry has to offer, this is at the bottom of the barrel. But for what the price might be $35-40k , it's pretty good!
We must be looking at different barrels. I'm not a Chevy guy...had a 73 Camaro with an inline six in high school, nothing since. Not a GM guy at all. What would you put near the top of the barrel for the money?
 

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I also think it's too early to tell. On paper, I feel it has the right mix of components to be really good. Is it perfect, I don't think so, but further testing combined with the info we have should be enlightening. There will be some time before the SS' hit the lots so things could change before the final product is here.
 

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I also think it's too early to tell. On paper, I feel it has the right mix of components to be really good. Is it perfect, I don't think so, but further testing combined with the info we have should be enlightening. There will be some time before the SS' hit the lots so things could change before the final product is here.
True when the reveal is a show car. The production car is usually a let down because nobody actually builds cars on 24" wheels with rubber bands for tires and no fender clearance.

But the SS reveal was a production car, so I'd be surprised to see any significant changes or disappointments... other than price, which I'm afraid may be high. I'd expected the SS to have a 15,000 unit annual run, but there are indications the first run will be 5,000. That would create a supply/demand imbalance and pricing would suffer.
 

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True when the reveal is a show car. The production car is usually a let down because nobody actually builds cars on 24" wheels with rubber bands for tires and no fender clearance.

But the SS reveal was a production car, so I'd be surprised to see any significant changes or disappointments... other than price, which I'm afraid may be high. I'd expected the SS to have a 15,000 unit annual run, but there are indications the first run will be 5,000. That would create a supply/demand imbalance and pricing would suffer.
You're right. I was hoping for some tweaks under hood for a few more HP. Everything else should stay as it is. I had read the 5000 unit run too. That could play into the hands of the dealers if the SS sales take off. Dare I say ADM or Market Adjustment!
 

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You're right. I was hoping for some tweaks under hood for a few more HP. Everything else should stay as it is. I had read the 5000 unit run too. That could play into the hands of the dealers if the SS sales take off. Dare I say ADM or Market Adjustment!
Exactly. There are 3,084 dealers, some obviously in bigger markets than others. Presuming each gets at least one, and bigger stores get two or three, forget it. First, the GM's wife gets one as a demo for six months, and those that are left will have a hefty ADM... $5k would be my guess. It would take a run of 20k cars (which Holden is capable of building and then some) for them to be available at sticker in year one.
 
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No.
Not even close.

If it gets a reasonable MSRP, it will be a reliable V8 sleeper sedan for a daily driver.


Depending on needs and climate, I would put a Corvette, a GTR, and an Audi above the SS Sedan.
To be completely honest and unbiased, even the lowly G37x sedan might make a better overall daily driver.
 

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The Nissan would definitely be the most practical DD you mentioned. It's good on gas, parts are cheap and if got stolen it would take you three days to miss it.
 

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I don't know what "it would take 3 days to miss it" is supposed to mean.

The only negative about the G is that it feels slow when driven immediately after a Corvette.
Although, 13 second timeslips are respectable and all the benefits of the G are worth the trade off. I actually prefer the G's steering feel and driving position to the C6.
 
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