Yep. Overall, very pleased by the (lack of) changes. Dual mode exhaust is no biggie, and the wheels are a downgrade. 14 and 15 have forged.
All colors remain except Alchemy, and a nicer blue (IMO) is replacing Perfect Blue. It's called Slipstream, and it's much darker. No more smurf-effect.
This is one situation where I'm not gonna get picky
But, to be serious, the Aussies don't even get the Wagon with a stick...so there's that.
Brandon is the name of the guy running the profile right now. He'll be able to take care of you.
FYI - a guy that seems to be a GM insider over at SS forums (as in, he's coy about his position, but he's also pretty much spot-on when it comes to speculation) is saying that the '16 model will have the gas guzzler tax on both AT and 6MT. Something to keep in mind if any of you guys are on the fence.
Originally Posted by CB750
The '15 and '16 order guide stated:
Gas guzzler tax
1 - Deleted when (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission is ordered.
Posted a bit ago:
Updates for SS
Week of 8/17/2015
Effective 8/17/2015, the following changes will be made to the Vehicle Order Guide:
Mechanical section-(R8E) Gas guzzler tax, deleted footnote completely.
Now the footnote is removed and Gas Guzzler tax is "S" for both automatic and manual.
Fueleconomy.gov has not yet listed the '16 SS as I click "post".
Therefore there will be the GG Tax on the '16 manual per above distribution update.
Six month update:
Time flies when you're having fun, they say.
Despite a few issues, this continues to be far and away, the best car decision I've ever made. I already mentioned the mageride shock leak (which is not an uncommon thing among all manufactures, unfortunately). But, I've had two other minor build quality issues - a seat clip that needs to be replaced, and the housing around the CHSML () is warped a bit. I'll get both of these looked at when I take the car in for the next service soon. For comparison, it was around this point in my previous car's life that I was having warranty claims on A/C systems, and a door handle assembly.
I already have almost 7k miles on it - the most miles I put on my old car in an entire year was 5k over the past 4-5 years. It's been on a bunch of road trips (including the infamous pothole trip), as well as a trip along the skyline drive. This coming winter, we might take it on a cross-country trip, I'm hoping we could go through Tail of the Dragon if that works out.
I have made my first major change, too- a set of "winter" wheels and Conti Extremecontact DWS 06 tires. I intend to use these probably 8 months out of the year, and run the chrome wheels in the summer. I'll never drive intentionally in the snow, and this car isn't a daily driver, so I felt this was a good compromise. Also, I think the car looks great with them on:
It'll also be very comfy on long road trips with these, they're only 8" wide and they don't feel so twitchy on uneven highway surfaces. I'm willing to sacrifice some of the handling for when our terrible roads turn bad, as they're 18" instead of 19".
Anyway, it's been everything as-advertised and more. Go drive one
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