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your guys' thoughts on the chevy ssr.

MikeMike

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i find it quite the intersting truck.

my uncle who had one for a month said it was a fun truck to drive, and if you wanted a head turner you got one.


not the sexiest truck ever, but a hardtop convertible truck is quite nice.

MIKE
 

N8Magic

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Way, WAYYYYYYY too expensive.

I couldn't believe when I saw that the base price was $69,995CDN. What a joke.
 

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Underpowered.
Overpriced.
And ugly.

Sounds like a winning combo to me.
 

MikeMike

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most limited production runs ANYTHING are overpriced, because it costs more to do limited runs than it does to do it forever.

MIKE
 

CFster

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We have several of them where I work.

Interesting watching the top go down, but otherwise kind of a useless vehicle.

I predict it will turn out something like the Prowler - they can't give those things away now.




 

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Originally posted by: Squisher
Underpowered? 300hp
Ugly? I like it.

Overpriced? Well, you got me there.
I shouldn't say underpowered....maybe underperforming given the power. Is that a better wording?
 

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Grotesquely overpriced.

By like 30%. It'll flop unless they do some serious cuts soon.
 

Conky

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I like it! It's the perfect vehicle for me. I like trucks and I love convertibles! :D
 

N8Magic

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Originally posted by: Squisher

Edmunds.com has it for $41,370
I'm talking about a straight conversion from Canadian dollars to US dollars.

Base price in CDN$ = $69,995

Completely loaded up with options, I could get it to $80,410CDN. Using the currency converter at XE.com, that works out to be $54,004.29US for the base model SSR, and $62.036.11US for the loaded up one.

GM needs to be realistic here. :p
 

bunker

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Bumping this because I saw one on the road today.

Holy ugly vehicle batman! If it's supposed to be a truck, give it some damn ground clearance and make it look like a truck!

Reminded me of a really fugly El Camino.
 

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Originally posted by: bunker
Bumping this because I saw one on the road today.

Holy ugly vehicle batman! If it's supposed to be a truck, give it some damn ground clearance and make it look like a truck!

Reminded me of a really fugly El Camino.
It's supposed to be a sport truck, for which ground clearance would be of no use. Besides, those damn GM 1500s have about as much ground clearance as my car. And I swear the Z71 only has like an inch more.
 
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Originally posted by: bernse
Grotesquely overpriced.

By like 30%. It'll flop unless they do some serious cuts soon.
Agreed. I can't seriously imagine anyone paying much over $30K for one of these monstrosities.
 

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It's supposed to be a sport truck, for which ground clearance would be of no use. Besides, those damn GM 1500s have about as much ground clearance as my car. And I swear the Z71 only has like an inch more.
Eh? I can crawl under my Dad's '03 base model without need of ramps and still have room to work. Certainly can't do that with any passenger vehicles like a camry or passat.
 

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