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      05-16-2012 04:21 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 04:24 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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    3. 05-16-2012 04:44 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 04:44 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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    5. 05-16-2012 04:45 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Yep. It sure is.

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      05-16-2012 04:54 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 04:54 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 04:55 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 05:53 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 06:22 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 06:25 PM #46
      Hope they give it some good styling cues.

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      05-16-2012 06:26 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 06:28 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 07:04 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 07:36 PM #50
      That looks like a facelift of current Commodore.
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    16. 05-16-2012 07:37 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Going off some of his other posts, I would have to say stupid.

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      05-16-2012 08:01 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by dcmix5 View Post
      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?
      Well then, I'm going to buy a beater El Camino just to park in th middle of your front lawn. Why? Just because.

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      05-16-2012 08:06 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      That looks like a facelift of current Commodore.
      That's what it is.

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      05-16-2012 08:10 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Just SS? No Chevelle?

      SS is a stupid name. Like Ford GT or VW CC.
      So Audi TT is not stupid but Chevrolet SS is...
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      05-16-2012 08:28 PM #55
      I guess this dude doesnt remember the concept from a few years back called the SS.

      Just because someone is getting pissy about the name, I really hope its called the SS.

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      05-16-2012 08:30 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      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!
      Oh you missed this thread then

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      Is it just me or does the logo look likes swastika?
      I saw this originally, too. Not to mention that I do see a swastika now that Corbic mentions it.

      It is kind of amazing that they let this logo past internal review.
      Yeah, in fact I am. The first thing that I saw when I saw the logo was teh famous "SS" logo (Pictured above). In the U.S.A., at least, companies are generally extremely risk-averse when designing logos.

      I was just a bit surprised.
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      05-16-2012 08:37 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by dcmix5 View Post
      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?
      I hope you understand that in certain countries such as Australia, running a massive truck such as F-150 is a complete waste of space and money and Utes have been performing their jobs quite admirably for the past 70 years or so. I highly doubt that is going to change any time soon.
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    23. 05-16-2012 08:49 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I hope you understand that in certain countries such as Australia, running a massive truck such as F-150 is a complete waste of space and money and Utes have been performing their jobs quite admirably for the past 70 years or so. I highly doubt that is going to change any time soon.
      That's why Australia is a waste of space and money...

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      05-16-2012 08:54 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      That's why Australia is a waste of space and money...
      Until my government stops wasting my money on supporting one of your stupid wars, I am going to disagree on that.
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    25. 05-16-2012 09:02 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Until my government stops wasting my money on supporting one of your stupid wars, I am going to disagree on that.
      I agree, we need to stop the war on drugs.

    26. 05-16-2012 09:04 PM #61
      pleaseeeee make it a Chevelle! anything but strictly SS.. thats so lame..
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      05-16-2012 09:06 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      I agree, we need to stop the war on drugs.
      Yup. I mean there's gotta be a peaceful way of keeping those drugs flowing out of Afghanistan.
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      05-16-2012 09:09 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I hope you understand that in certain countries such as Australia, running a massive truck such as F-150 is a complete waste of space and money and Utes have been performing their jobs quite admirably for the past 70 years or so. I highly doubt that is going to change any time soon.
      Is that why Toyota Hilux outsells Holden and Falcon ute combined by a gazillion? And is that why the most iconic vehicle of Australian outback is in fact a Landcruiser 70 pickup with a tin tray and not a ute?


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      05-16-2012 09:26 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Is that why Toyota Hilux outsells Holden and Falcon ute combined by a gazillion? And is that why the most iconic vehicle of Australian outback is in fact a Landcruiser 70 pickup with a tin tray and not a ute?
      Both Holden and Ford utes come with a tin tray as well. If you live outside of a major city, yes... something like a Hilux would probably make more sense as the roads are rougher. In Sydney however, you want something smaller than that.
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      Wait - so they are bringing back the G8 badged as a Chevy? And this will be the new NASCAR Chevy?
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      05-17-2012 07:45 AM #66
      Allegedly. Allegedly. We'll know more today me thinks. I've got my good eye on this.

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      05-17-2012 09:18 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo 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.
      Can't you see that pic is a P-Shop combining a new Malibu and a G8? That is not the production SS.

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      05-17-2012 09:22 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Can't you see that pic is a P-Shop combining a new Malibu and a G8? That is not the production SS.
      Of course. That's why I said, "If it looks like that." I don't actually expect it to turn out that way.
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      05-17-2012 09:25 AM #69
      I think the malibu front end looks pretty good. Then again I like the new Malibu and wished it was RWD. Its probably going to end up with an Impala-esque front end

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      05-17-2012 10:46 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.
      They were going to call it the Chevy Auschwitz, but someone thought it might be offensive, so they settled on SS instead.



      I kid . . . I kid!

      Seriously, I have a book on the history of GM, and apparently the use of "Super Sport" predated WWII. Chevy refrained from using SS in the short period after the war due to its association with the Nazis. Eventually they brought it back knowing that most Americans would realize that "SS" meant "Super Sport" and not "Schutzstaffel."
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