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Old 02-04-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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I will start this off

Well i see that no one has posted in here so i will start. I like the ssr. And does any body know what they run stock in a quater mile?
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Depends on the year. 03-04 only had the 5.3L (300 hp), 05-06 have the LS2. They're heavy thought, like 4600 lbs as I remember. I have an 05, but never been to the track with it, have seen numbers in the high 13's to around 14. Haven't seen many times posted on the internet.

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Old 02-12-2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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Richard Simmons LOVES the SSR!!

http://www.richardsimmons.com/

Our local paper (Globe and Mail) ran an interview with him last summer where he said he fell in love with the looks of it at first sight and paid a premuim at the dealer to get one right away.
He sings the theme music from the movie 'Grease" when he drives it.

BTW I like the SSR, but Richard Simmons is not quite the ideal celebrity endorsement.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #4
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What are the sales numbers on the SSR? I bet they are dismal. Building a worthless vehicle like this is one of the reasons GM is struggling. I hope GM comes out with some retro vehicles that the public can afford. I wonder how much GM has lost on this endeavor?
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:55 PM   #5
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What are the sales numbers on the SSR? I bet they are dismal. Building a worthless vehicle like this is one of the reasons GM is struggling. I hope GM comes out with some retro vehicles that the public can afford. I wonder how much GM has lost on this endeavor?
That is where the new 09 camaro will come in place!!
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:18 PM   #6
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I hope you are right. GM and Ford need to get their act together or they will be looking up to the Japanese models for a long time. It doesn't matter how many Chevys are bought by us GM devotees, Toyota and Honda may soon be outselling all American car makers. I have been buying Chevys since 1971. The only time I bought non-GM was a Plymouth K-Car. BOY, WAS THAT A MISTAKE. My grandfather used to put Chevy's together and was a mechanic for over 43 years. I guess Chevy is in my blood. I've got three of them sitting in the driveway and I don't see that changing anytime soon but GM better start looking over its shoulder. THE JAPANESE ARE COMING?...NO THEY ARE ALREADY HERE!








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Old 03-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #7
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Does anyone know exactly how much these truck/cars can actually tow or haul in the bed?
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towing capacity - 2500 lbs
Load cap - never seen an official number posted, but saw where someone had backed out a number from the gross vehicle weight of around 7-800 lbs.

As far as being worthless, I am biased since I own one, but in some ways even though sales were low for SSRs, they did what GM wanted. It was designed as a niche vehicle, and brought people into the showroom. If the price point was closer to the originally planned price (30k range), I think they would have sold alot better. For me its simply a super fun vehicle to drive.
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I would love to own an SSR.
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I drove one. They are very rough and highly uncomfortable. Not a lot of room either.
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replaced the carpet in one awhile back...and of course had to drive it. not the worst ride in the world....comparing it to my S-10 of course...lol.
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What are the sales numbers on the SSR? I bet they are dismal. Building a worthless vehicle like this is one of the reasons GM is struggling. I hope GM comes out with some retro vehicles that the public can afford. I wonder how much GM has lost on this endeavor?
I've heard that if it has "GM" on it, it's going to be a thousand dollars or so higher compared to the Chevys. (When it comes to buying a Sierra vs. a Silverado).

I wouldn't mind owning an SSR, but for one thing, they're too expensive, not to mention insurance is probably high.
Another reason is the gearing; I think they have a 3.73 ratio. Why can't they be geared higher like the Silverados (think it's 2.73, but not sure)
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that'd be geared lower.

the reason for the high gearing is the fact that they are so heavy and have a weak engine.
the high gearing is a way to try to make it feel faster than it is
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I don't believe the silverados has 2.73 gearing. My '84 Caprice has 2.73 gears in the rear. My '89 GMC Sierra has 3.73's. My father's '06 Silveraldo 2500HD has 4.11 in the rear. I believe the lighter duty silverados MAY have had a higher (numerically lower) gear ratio, but I doubt it was as low a 2.73. Great for fuel, horrible on power.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:05 PM   #15
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isnt 2.73 the lowest gear that gms offer?
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