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Old 01-10-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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The Chevrolet SS is an enthusiast dream—a subtle but stylish four-door sedan packing 415 V8 horses up front, twisting the rear wheels through an available six-speed manual transmission, all for a pretty reasonable price.

Or at least, it was an enthusiast dream. According to Wards Auto, GM has just confirmed that the SS will end production sometime in 2017.
Chevy SS Discontinued - Chevrolet SS Stops Production in 2017
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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such a Great underated car and awsome sleeeper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbLweooe3aM
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Didnt even know it existed... Great marketing...

RWD? WoW!
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Even though it always looked to me like a G8 and a Malibu had sex I always wanted one. When I was buying I couldnt find one used anywhere
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Just like the GTO, it may have performance but it has no stylng, and no marketing. There is nothing compelling about that car.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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The price killed this car. They should have made it close to the G8 in price and it would have sold like crazy. Even a DI 3.6L would easily compete agaisnt the Charger & 300. Just like the G8, GM had a pretty good car and killed it and put no effort into marketing.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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At least the Charger and 300 has some visual appeal. What happned to GM, is there styling department on glue?
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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Typical GM. Every time they come up with a great, understated car, they kill it, claiming poor sales. They seem incapable of noticing that lack of marketing may be a factor. GTO, G8, now the SS. I'm surprised they haven't axed Cadillac's V-series.

Some of us want our performance cars to be invisible, something the SS pulled off spectacularly. Cars like the Charger - which is a great car for the money - are simply too overdone/in-your-face for me.

I've alway found sleepers like the SS to be very appealing. I currently own 2 of the best sleepers on the road - a 2014 Taurus SHO and a 2011 CTS-V. The SHO will turn sub-13 second 1/4 mile times all day long, is loaded with luxury/tech features, and handles better than anyone will ever need on the street (mine has the 12S track package on top of the normal SHO upgrades), but hardly anyone - even self proclaimed auto enthusiasts - have any idea what it is. Most people's reaction to the Cadillac is "oh, you drive an old man's car". They have no idea that it will destroy many pure sports cars on a race track - and that's exactly how I want it. I could never get away with driving the way I do in something like a Charger.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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Typical GM. Every time they come up with a great, understated car, they kill it, claiming poor sales. They seem incapable of noticing that lack of marketing may be a factor. GTO, G8, now the SS. I'm surprised they haven't axed Cadillac's V-series.
Not really true. The plant it is built at in Australia is shutting down, so they can't really keep the vehicle going even if they wanted to. Demand for a large RWD sedan is not what it used to be, so moving a small volume platform to another facility does not make business sense.

Disclaimer: I am a GM employee.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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It is a shame they are shutting Holden down. I always liked the Holden version better than the Pontiac/Chevy version, but I am not sure whether there is any difference in the styling of the newest.
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