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      05-16-2012 02:53 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      This thing is nothing like a Hummer. I don't get your argument at all. Just because it's a V8 and RWD doesn't mean it can't knock down good fuel economy numbers.
      Ya, and just because a pig is a pig doesn't mean it can't fly off a bridge. How often do you see that?

      I guess I was the only one that noticed Pontiac G8s, and GTOs before them sitting on dealer lots for 365 days with roots growing out of the wheels, or selling at bargain basement money losing prices, or filling up local Hertz and Avis lots.

      I'm sure slapping a bowtie on essentially the same car will fix all that though . A big V8 rwd sedan is exactly what consumers are desperate for right now. This will definitely be another home run in the long list of resounding successes of Australian sourced GMs in North America.

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      05-16-2012 02:57 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Ya, and just because a pig is a pig doesn't mean it can't fly off a bridge. How often do you see that?

      I guess I was the only one that noticed Pontiac G8 and GTOs before them sitting on dealer lots for 365 days with roots growing out of the wheels, or selling at bargain basement money losing prices, or filling up local Hertz and Avis lots.

      I'm sure slapping a bowtie on essentially the same car will fix all that though . A big V8 rwd sedan is exactly what consumers are desperate for right now. This will definitely be another home run in the long list of resounding successes of Australian sourced GMs in North America.
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      But yeah, it won't sell. But it may make lots of headlines and maybe end up on some kids' walls, which is valuable too.

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      05-16-2012 02:58 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post

      I guess I was the only one that noticed Pontiac G8s, and GTOs before them sitting on dealer lots for 365 days with roots growing out of the wheels
      That all depends where you are. Where I live, you couldn't find one on a lot anywhere because people were buying them right off the transport.

      There is definitely a certain audience for a RWD V8 sedan, no reason GM can't offer them in relatively limited quantities.

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      05-16-2012 03:01 PM #29
      I hope that by using the SS name to distance it from the Caprice PPV that this will be the SWB version like the G8 and not the LWB model like the Caprice. I don't like the proportions of the LWB, and really the added room only makes sense if there's a police car cage in there.
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    5. 05-16-2012 03:05 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      I really dig it. I always loved the G8 and was sad to see it fall.

      Now there will be a Chevy version, maybe the crazy G8 prices will start to fall.
      As the owner of one of the 800 manual G8 GXP's... I do not know how I feel about this news.

      I suppose it will depend on what exactly the details of the newly unleashed beasts will be. I heard rustling about an SS for a long time and figured that Chevy's current line up of camaro and corvette meant that whatever was released would be a sporty sedan and not another coupe...

      I figured this meant a possible revival of the g8/commodore... interesting to see this take shape.

      SS though... really?

      really chevy? My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.

      You'd think they'd have thought this through a little more. call it anything else. I suppose Jewish people don't make up most of the nascar/bonneville demographic they are going for.

      As someone who already has a manual.. I both want to see them make more.. and also for selfish exclusivity reasons.. do not want to see them make more. Overall, the good person in me says "Get it right Chevy - make more manuals."

      My best guess is that this new car will slot in somewhere performance wise above the g8 gxp but below the cts-v. My main concern for watching my g8 lose value on the introduction of this news is that the new car will probably clobber my gxp's 15 mpg average.
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      05-16-2012 03:10 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      How much does that thing weigh?

      Supposedly, about 100 lbs lighter than our Pontiac G8, mainly thanks to the use of more aluminum front and rear, such as in the hood and fenders. It's mostly a carry-over of the current car, though, other than the redesigned front and rear treatments and updated dash.

      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat
      Just SS? No Chevelle?

      SS is a stupid name. Like Ford GT or VW CC.
      I'd argue it's significantly more stupid than the GT or CC names, because SS has a long history as a trim level for specific Chevrolet vehicles (including, at the moment, the Camaro).

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      05-16-2012 03:10 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Geechie_Suede View Post
      Do you have something against the car-like pickup?
      I hate them with a passion.

      My neighbor had an El Camino next door when I was growing up, and I would just look at it, confused and sad, because it didn't make any sense. Is it a car? A truck? If it is a car, why is there a truck back on it? If it is a truck, why is there a car front on it? If it is a truck, why is there never anything in the back of it and why is it so low to the ground? Why does the owner wear nothing but jean shorts and short sleeve flannel shirts, unbuttoned with his huge cheeseburger locker hanging out all the time? Why was there NEVER a woman ever seen in the El Camino?
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      05-16-2012 03:12 PM #33
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    9. 05-16-2012 03:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      I'd argue it's significantly more stupid than the GT or CC names, because SS has a long history as a trim level for specific Chevrolet vehicles (including, at the moment, the Camaro).
      Not to mention the Nazi's used it. I guess if you are trying to make your car more European this is one route.

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      05-16-2012 03:14 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post

      SS though... really?

      really chevy? My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.
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      05-16-2012 03:21 PM #36
      Chevrolet's SS stands for Super Sport. Somehow all the WW2 vets who were of prime car-buying age were able to understand this back in 1961 when they started using the nameplate..
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      05-16-2012 03:24 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Jesus Christ, if it looks like that then it'll flop like a fish out of water.

      Give it some style, for ****'s sake. It used to be the #1 selling car in Australia and has since taken a huge sales dive. It needs a shot in the arm, bad.
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    13. 05-16-2012 03:44 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Chevrolet's SS stands for Super Sport. Somehow all the WW2 vets who were of prime car-buying age were able to understand this back in 1961 when they started using the nameplate..
      When they started using the nameplate they didn't slap SS on a whole product and name the entire car that.

      In my opinion there is a difference between calling a car a Camaro and having a trim level called Super Sport and having a car called SS with nothing but SS badges.

      Europe won't see any of these because they will be sold under the vauxhall name if at all.. but this naming scheme wouldn't fly over there and it shouldn't really fly here either.

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      05-16-2012 03:44 PM #39
      well, the lawn enforcement agencies will have a new choice for their cruisers, about time for GM to offer something appropriate.
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    15. 05-16-2012 03:45 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Yep. It sure is.

      You've never seen "My Cousin Vinnie", correct?

      (Actually I haven't either, but that line is quite famous.)
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      05-16-2012 03:54 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      When they started using the nameplate they didn't slap SS on a whole product and name the entire car that.

      In my opinion there is a difference between calling a car a Camaro and having a trim level called Super Sport and having a car called SS with nothing but SS badges.
      Look, the name is either offensive or it's not. And... it's not.

      If you ordered a Chevelle SS or Camaro SS back then, all the exterior bowtie emblems on the car were replaced by big white "SS"es. It's not like the SS badge was hidden out of shame.

      Hey, if you ask me they should just call it a Commodore. It sounds like a proper Chevy name without being one of the '60s names that they've already brought back on other models. SS should be a trim level, sure.

      But saying it's offensive is ridiculous.
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      05-16-2012 03:54 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      When they started using the nameplate they didn't slap SS on a whole product and name the entire car that.

      In my opinion there is a difference between calling a car a Camaro and having a trim level called Super Sport and having a car called SS with nothing but SS badges.
      No, they just stuck in in the center of the grille with great big letters in chrome.



      And on the side



      And on the back

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      05-16-2012 03:55 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by al@absolute View Post
      well, the lawn enforcement agencies will have a new choice for their cruisers, about time for GM to offer something appropriate.


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      05-16-2012 04:53 PM #44
      This is great news. I am testing a Caprice PPV right now for our department. If the civillian version has the same kind of driving dynamics, there are a lot of people that are going to go for this thing. Very well made car.

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      05-16-2012 05:22 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      I hope that by using the SS name to distance it from the Caprice PPV that this will be the SWB version like the G8 and not the LWB model like the Caprice. I don't like the proportions of the LWB, and really the added room only makes sense if there's a police car cage in there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      SS though... really?

      really chevy? My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.
      Not sure if serious? You do know that US Marine Scout Snipers also use the double thunderbolts
      No one EVER had any problem with SS badges. I've NEVER heard ANYONE complain about this. I've known plenty of old World War II guys that DROVE Super Sports!

      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Chevrolet's SS stands for Super Sport. Somehow all the WW2 vets who were of prime car-buying age were able to understand this back in 1961 when they started using the nameplate..
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      When they started using the nameplate they didn't slap SS on a whole product and name the entire car that.

      In my opinion there is a difference between calling a car a Camaro and having a trim level called Super Sport and having a car called SS with nothing but SS badges.

      Europe won't see any of these because they will be sold under the vauxhall name if at all.. but this naming scheme wouldn't fly over there and it shouldn't really fly here either.
      1961 Impala SS badge:


      Vauxhall wouldn't release it with that name because it serves no purpose in their naming scheme. Expect another VXR variant.

      Though, I doubt the car will be called the SS... I think they're holding off on revealing the true name. Didn't someone say Chevrolet recently re-upped it's license on Chevelle?

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      05-16-2012 05:25 PM #46
      Hope they give it some good styling cues.

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      05-16-2012 05:26 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      Though, I doubt the car will be called the SS... I think they're holding off on revealing the true name. Didn't someone say Chevrolet recently re-upped it's license on Chevelle?
      That's what I was wondering. Chevelle would be great!

      You could go into a dealer and peruse the Chevelle, Corvette, Malbu, Impala and Camaro. Now there just needs to be a new Nova. Hmmmmm, next generation Cruze perhaps? Nah, it's doing too well to mess with the naming structure.
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      05-16-2012 05:28 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      That's what I was wondering. Chevelle would be great!

      You could go into a dealer and peruse the Chevelle, Corvette, Malbu, Impala and Camaro. Now there just needs to be a new Nova. Hmmmmm, next generation Cruze perhaps? Nah, it's doing too well to mess with the naming structure.
      I'd leave the Nova name alone... the last one was a slap in the face.

      I still think they should resurrects Chevette...

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      05-16-2012 06:04 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
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      SS though... really?

      really chevy? My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.

      You'd think they'd have thought this through a little more. call it anything else. I suppose Jewish people don't make up most of the nascar/bonneville demographic they are going for.
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      05-16-2012 06:36 PM #50
      That looks like a facelift of current Commodore.
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