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Old 05-09-14, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Test drove the Chevy SS today

I am thinking about buying the new stingray vette so I went to the dealer today to drive one. Turns out they did not have any , but they did have an SS . The salesman insist I test drive it and who am I to argue with him. So he moved a few cars and drove it right off the showroom floor then off we went. All I can say is dayummmm. I have owned some 650+ rwhp cars so I am no stranger to fast cars. And altho this was no 10 or 11 second car, it was crazy fast for a 47k dollar sedan. The interior was very nice especially for a chevy with red stitching and suede even on the dash. The salesman let me go as fast as I wanted. So i dropped the hammer as we entered the highway , 45-100 roll was just nasty. I urge anyone looking for a fast , fun sedan to consider it. I am thinking a black on black SS and a black on black stingray would fill a 2 car garage very nicely.
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Old 05-09-14, 04:05 PM   #2
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I've seen 1 parked on a street....looked damn good!
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Old 05-09-14, 04:24 PM   #3
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This is your last chance to own one of Australia's finest automobiles (before the General Motors Australia factory in Melbourne, Victoria closes down in the next 3-4 years)

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Old 05-09-14, 04:33 PM   #4
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Black on Black SS sounds nice. Glad you enjoyed your test drive and I'm happy to hear the cabin is decent
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Old 05-09-14, 04:37 PM   #5
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I'd drive one.
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Old 05-09-14, 06:13 PM   #6
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Thanks...nice post.

Did you think it was worth 47K? That's a good hunk of cash for a Chevy sedan, albeit a large, fast, and nicely-done one. I ask because I will probably review one myself before too long.

I'm surprised the salesman let you hammer it (assuming you did hammer it all the way) , especially if it had less than about 500 mies or so on the odometer. Although break-in procedures aren't quite as critical today as in the past, a brand-new engine still shouldn't be floored or exceed about 4500 RPM for at least several hundred miles.
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Old 05-09-14, 06:28 PM   #7
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car had about 20 miles on it, he said there was no break in period when I asked him. And yes I think it's worth the 47 grand. The car is very well designed and the quality of the finish inside and out is outstanding imo. The exhaust note is the best i have ever heard from a sedan. I havent been able to stop thinking about it since my test drive .
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car had about 20 miles on it, he said there was no break in period when I asked him. And yes I think it's worth the 47 grand. The car is very well designed and the quality of the finish inside and out is outstanding imo. The exhaust note is the best i have ever heard from a sedan. I havent been able to stop thinking about it since my test drive .
Sounds like that salesman knew what he was doing. But I'd still try to get a test drive of the Vette.
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Old 05-09-14, 08:02 PM   #9
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Nice review. I've stopped posting most of my reviews here so I'll keep my 2 cents short. Really good drive, even with the attempts to touch up the interior the price is tough to swallow and while the G8 looked fresh 6 years ago this now looks old. But it is truly a wonderful large muscle car.
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Those tiny 2006 IS250 rims are a shame. Car deserves something from this decade.
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is this the new G8 sedan?
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is this the new G8 sedan?
reincarnated sure
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I wonder if it has something to do with the transmission. Although different cars, the 2010 camaro ss(manual) I test drove a while back didn't feel all that fast. I'm sure they both have the LS3 motors but I was expecting to be pushed back into my seats like the LS2 GTO.
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Old 05-10-14, 03:22 AM   #14
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Those wheels look tiny. Here the Commi SS V8 comes with big wheels

This thing needs 19" as a minimum

But having said that these things are brutal monsters
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Old 05-10-14, 04:33 AM   #15
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i am sure engine is great, but exterior looks like it was designed in 90's.
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