Am I crazy for wanting a 2015 Chevrolet SS?

AdamK47

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I sold my 2007 C6 Corvette last year and I'm willing to sell my '06 GTO (with its many mods).

If I did get the SS there would be a 0% chance that I would keep it stock. I'd keep the exterior stock, chrome bits and all. I'm very familiar with the LS engines. I'd likely mod it with headers, cam, heads, and possibly a TVS2300 to top it off. I'd be doing the warranty voiding myself.

White would be most favorable color for this sleeper. My wife already gave me the OK. Such a hard decision. I know I would be crying if my GTO ever left with another owner.
 

96Firebird

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Dew Et.

Auto or manual?

The only issue I'd have is that there is not much aftermarket for the SS yet...
 
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tracerbullet

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Do you need a 4-door at all? If not seems just easier to keep the GTO. Unless you're just bored (which is OK, it happens).
 

Zivic

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IMHO, yes you would be crazy to want one... but I am pretty anti bow-tie. if it floats your boat and you have the means, go for it.
 

Fenixgoon

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why that car specifically? there is some really great competition for that $$

09+ CTS-V, G8 GXP (almost same car), M5, S6 (*cough* S8 *cough cough* ;))
 
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NutBucket

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why that car specifically? there is some really great competition for that $$

09+ CTS-V, G8 GXP (almost same car), M5, S6 (*cough* S8 *cough cough* ;))
Used and/or expensive to buy/maintain. The SS should be cheap to own and easy/cheap to mod.

G8-GXPs are expensive BTW!
 

manimal

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dont sell your GTO. Its modded the way you want it. Those trucks are meh to me but they arent my style so.


get a old 5.4 supercharged beater to tear around in.Not chevy though :)
 

GoodRevrnd

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Used and/or expensive to buy/maintain. The SS should be cheap to own and easy/cheap to mod.

G8-GXPs are expensive BTW!
Ya but he clearly does a lot of his own work. He could buy a clean e39 M5 for $20k, drop $15k on mods, have $10k left over for tons of maintenance and have a much nicer car.
 

Wuzup101

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Ya but he clearly does a lot of his own work. He could buy a clean e39 M5 for $20k, drop $15k on mods, have $10k left over for tons of maintenance and have a much nicer car.
While the e39 is a great car, I'd rather have the SS than an e39 m5 with 15k in mods. Nothing against the e39, but I wouldn't consider it a much nicer car.
 

bruceb

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No, I think it is actually a nice car. Will be looking into it after my move to NC later this year. They run in the mid to high $40's range.
 

nerp

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You're not crazy. It's a nice car. But for comfort, get an Impala. For performance, get a Charger.
 

BUTCH1

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Noob question, since these supercharger kits add such a big HP and torque boost is it a risk to add it, (along with heads, cam, headers) to the engine internals?. While there are supercharged offerings from the manufacturers themselves it's part of a package that adds a 20K bump to the price of the car but one would "assume" that part of that huge $$ increase would go towards greatly beefed up cranks, bearings, pistons, rear-end's tranny's ect. Are you taking a serious risk here of a catastrophic engine or tranny failure by going the DIY route? just curious..
 

NutBucket

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Noob question, since these supercharger kits add such a big HP and torque boost is it a risk to add it, (along with heads, cam, headers) to the engine internals?. While there are supercharged offerings from the manufacturers themselves it's part of a package that adds a 20K bump to the price of the car but one would "assume" that part of that huge $$ increase would go towards greatly beefed up cranks, bearings, pistons, rear-end's tranny's ect. Are you taking a serious risk here of a catastrophic engine or tranny failure by going the DIY route? just curious..
Not really IMHO. The LSx motors are stout to begin with. The drivetrain can typically handle it so long as you're not launching it from every stop. It's not the power the kills drivetrains but the shock of hard shifting, launching, etc.
 

AdamK47

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I see one on Autotrader for $43K. There are several at $44K. With my GM Supplier discount and another $750 discount for being a USAA member, I may be able to get one for $40K.
 

manimal

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I see one on Autotrader for $43K. There are several at $44K. With my GM Supplier discount and another $750 discount for being a USAA member, I may be able to get one for $40K.
offer 38K and promise to make a video review for the dealership.
 

Dr. Detroit

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So surprised on the comparisons to the 2002 M5 -

The SS has 112 cu ft of interior space, the M5 93 cu ft. The SS is the size of a 7-series.

Even the 2015 5-series only has 102 cu ft of interior space. Charger/300 is 105 cu ft.

You are getting a lot of car for $45K, nothing touches the SS for the price. 0-60 in 4.7 seconds for a car this size and price is stellar. The changes to the 2015 were significant with the addition of MRC and a 6spd manual.

Add in the color palette they put out and exclusivity is yours. I really like the Purple color as it reminds me of the 2005 GTO's Cosmos Purple. The Peacock Green metallic is also a favorite. 10-colors and 2500 cars produced a year means you will likely never see your cars twin.
 

nerp

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Don't supercharge. The extra $15,000 to do it right puts you into the driver seat of a faster car that is already supercharged and has a factory 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. And that's a SRT Hellcat Charger.
 

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