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Old 07-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2014 Chevy SS

Anyone having any consideration of trading their Camaro in for a Chevy SS? I did some searching and it looks like their pricing structure will be $45k with only a sunroof upgrade ($900) and/or full sized spare ($500)? Pretty high entry point but that gets you a great deal of pretty fancy features! I really like the look plus 4 door and more interior space looks nice. That would be just as fun if not more modding as with the Camaro.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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If my opinion matters, I wouldn't trade for that abomination, much better offerings at that price point.. I'd spend a lil more for a SRT Charger
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Way overpriced for what is basically a 10 year old design. I like the idea but not for almost $50,000 after taxes/license, it would make a great third owner car though. There is a lot better offerings in this price range.

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If my opinion matters, I wouldn't trade for that abomination, much better offerings at that price point.. I'd spend a lil more for a SRT Charger
I'm pretty sure the regular run of the mill 5.7L R/T will out perform it after watching this years lightning lap and the Charger didn't have the ZF 8 speed yet.

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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won't be trading in the Camaro, considering it for a replacement for the wife's Camry though, however not until the 3rd year of production.

I've owned 3 first year models in the past and all have been dogs and buggy as hell, I'll give them 3 years to work out the issues.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure the regular run of the mill 5.7L R/T will out perform it after watching this years lightning lap and the Charger didn't have the ZF 8 speed yet.
Your absolutely right!.. I agree, and when they give the SRT Charger the 8 speed.. game over
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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definitely. wouldn't trade my camaro for that thing they call a Chevy SS . Please, better looking options like chargers , even a Chrysler 300. Just throwing a V8 in a sedan . They didn't give us anything to look at on that car. Laaaaazy!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:55 AM   #7
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I wouldn't even look at the SS. It doesn't appeal to me at all. Plain looking and no manual isn't the kind of car I would buy.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:43 AM   #8
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I almost bought a G8 GT back in 09 but I would not consider a Chevy SS. It doesn't look as good as the G8 and the G8 had a GXP option where you could get a manual. I think they missed an opportunity here with the Chevy SS (I hate just saying SS). First off the name sucks, the styling is worse than the car it's replacing which has been out of production for 4 years, and no manual option which could have given them an advantage against the Charger.
Why are they not making this car a direct competitor against the Dodge Charger?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #9
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R/T performance for SRT pricing........ I would say Chevy droppe the ball, but I think the whole point is to shut people up from asking for a RWD performance sedan. here they can say, "oh well, people didn't buy it, there is no market, we were right!"
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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The high price and the lack of a manual transmission killed it for me. I know it's made in Australia and needs to be priced high to not compete with Impala, but I couldn't justify it.
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Chevy SS....not one of GM's better moments lately.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #12
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I'm pretty sure the regular run of the mill 5.7L R/T will out perform it after watching this years lightning lap and the Charger didn't have the ZF 8 speed yet.

In the interest of fairness. I should point out that the Caprice a) rides on long wheelbase Zeta, and b) has a variant of the 6.0L V8, not the 6.2L.

So, more weight than the SS sedan, and less power.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #13
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I'd rather find a used G8 GXP than blow 40k on a new SS. Same car anyway.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #14
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Your absolutely right!.. I agree, and when they give the SRT Charger the 8 speed.. game over
So 2 more gears in the trans is that big deal? LOL. 8 is a nice number but not a reason to buy or not buy a car...........................unless you have a transmission fetish. In that case you should bag the 8 speed as totally worthless as it isn't a DCT. Any performance enthusiast picking based on an automatic? Well not sure why. But if you are the judgment isn't 8 vs 6 it's whether or not you have a DCT. Period!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #16
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So 2 more gears in the trans is that big deal? LOL. 8 is a nice number but not a reason to buy or not buy a car...........................unless you have a transmission fetish. In that case you should bag the 8 speed as totally worthless as it isn't a DCT. Any performance enthusiast picking based on an automatic? Well not sure why. But if you are the judgment isn't 8 vs 6 it's whether or not you have a DCT. Period!
Yes it is a big deal. The ZF 8 speed auto is a top notch transmission and has been receiving a lot of accolades and awards. Its used in a large majority of moderately to high priced automobiles now day's like Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Jaguar, Jeep, Lancia, Land Rover, Maserati, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen. It has allowed these manufactures the increase performance and mileage across the board.

A lot of performance enthusiasts perfer the ZF 8 speed over a 6 speed manual.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #17
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I just don't understand who has control of the naming of vehicles under the GM brand? I wonder what there reasons are.
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I just don't understand who has control of the naming of vehicles under the GM brand? I wonder what there reasons are.
Why does it have to be renamed at all? Commodore was just fine IMO.
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I don't mind Commodore
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Why does it have to be renamed at all? Commodore was just fine IMO.
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I don't mind Commodore
Absolutely nothing was wrong with Commodore. Chevy Commodore actually has a nice ring to it, and Commodore fits in nicely with the naming convention of Chevy's 'performance' lineup (i.e. Camaro and Corvette).
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #21
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why not just make a V8 Malibu option and bring back the Chevelle. nothing special about this "SS" should just leave the SS as a trim option IMO
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #22
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Because a V8 FWD EpII Malibu would be really really stupid.
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And as much as I agree that the car's name leaves much to be desired, you all do realize there's been a Chevrolet SS before?
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why not just make a V8 Malibu option and bring back the Chevelle. nothing special about this "SS" should just leave the SS as a trim option IMO
Hey, why not? Apparently the plan is to upsize both the Cruze and the Malibu for the next iteration, just put Malibu on Alpha+ and give us a V8 Chevelle coupe.
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And as much as I agree that the car's name leaves much to be desired, you all do realize there's been a Chevrolet SS before?
Are you referring to the 2003 concept car, or the South African market car from the 70s?
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