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      08-12-2015 01:40 PM #251
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I guess this is as good a place as any to post this... New wheels and dual-mode exhaust for 2016

      Cast Alum wheels now in 2016 vs Forged. I'll keep the forged. And the exhaust is minor since I would replace it anyways. The exhaust may raise the price up some.
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      08-12-2015 01:42 PM #252
      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.

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      08-12-2015 01:45 PM #253
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      08-12-2015 01:45 PM #254
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I guess this is as good a place as any to post this... New wheels and dual-mode exhaust for 2016
      Well, the gas guzzler tax isn't applied to the manual. Excellent way to stick it to the man(while winding out 1st and banging into 2nd anyways)!
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      08-12-2015 03:12 PM #255
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      08-12-2015 04:15 PM #256
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      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.
      Slipstream was available on the C5 if I'm not mistaken.

      Edit: No, I'm wrong. I'm thinking of Jetstream.

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      08-12-2015 04:42 PM #257
      Did you get you build numbers? Our car is #332; built on 11/10/2014 . #14 of 114 as optioned.

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      08-12-2015 04:46 PM #258
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      Yes?

      EDIT: Oh, the color. Carry on.
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      08-12-2015 05:01 PM #259
      Quote Originally Posted by Arachnotron View Post
      Did you get you build numbers? Our car is #332; built on 11/10/2014 . #14 of 114 as optioned.
      #802, 3 of 4 optioned. For some reason, Brandon didn't give me the build date...I guess I had to specifically ask? I might ping him back just for the hell of it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      Yes?

      EDIT: Oh, the color. Carry on.
      You must buy one.

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      08-12-2015 05:22 PM #260
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      #802, 3 of 4 optioned. For some reason, Brandon didn't give me the build date...I guess I had to specifically ask? I might ping him back just for the hell of it.

      I did ask for number and date.

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      08-12-2015 05:50 PM #261
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      You must buy one.
      I would buy the aforementioned wagon without so much as a second thought. Get on it, Chevy.
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      08-12-2015 05:51 PM #262
      Quote Originally Posted by Arachnotron View Post
      Did you get you build numbers? Our car is #332; built on 11/10/2014 . #14 of 114 as optioned.
      No idea how too.
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      08-12-2015 05:51 PM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      #802, 3 of 4 optioned. For some reason, Brandon didn't give me the build date...I guess I had to specifically ask? I might ping him back just for the hell of it.



      You must buy one.
      Can you tell me how to find out this info? I'd like to know mine..
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      08-12-2015 06:06 PM #264
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      I would buy the aforementioned wagon without so much as a second thought. Get on it, Chevy.
      There would be tens of us.

      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.

      Quote Originally Posted by GolfR4Life View Post
      Can you tell me how to find out this info? I'd like to know mine..
      PM Chevrolet Customer Care on SS forums.

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      08-15-2015 10:58 AM #265
      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:


      R8E
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      1 - Deleted when (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission is ordered.

      Posted a bit ago:

      Distribution Updates

      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.

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      08-15-2015 11:18 AM #266
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      There would be tens of us.

      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.



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      Thanks, I did, no response yet.
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      08-15-2015 11:19 AM #267
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      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.
      Making me more happy that I got a 15 over the 16. Though I did get charged it too since I have the auto.
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      08-15-2015 11:38 AM #268
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfR4Life View Post
      Thanks, I did, no response yet.
      Don't worry, he'll get to you. A ton of people on that forum alone message that account.

      I've sometimes waited 4-5 days between responses, but I always get one.

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      09-18-2015 08:58 PM #269
      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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      09-18-2015 11:44 PM #270
      Hot damn that's a great color!
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      09-19-2015 08:11 AM #271
      ^^ Purple SS on snows is bad ass.

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      09-19-2015 08:30 AM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      I would buy the aforementioned wagon without so much as a second thought. Get on it, Chevy.
      If this was available in a wagon, it would be the only new car I would consider buying(actually I would buy this in a wagon). No BS. And I'm not much of a Chevy guy (waning Ford and former vw enthusiast) either.

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      09-19-2015 11:31 AM #273
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Hot damn that's a great color!
      Yep, it's definitely grown on me to the point that I'm really glad I went with it. I'll always have a soft spot for dat green. I was just thinking about it - in the last two years we've gone from a driveway with white and grey, to purple and blue. What an upgrade!

      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      ^^ Purple SS on snows is bad ass.
      The more I think about it, the more I wish I could have bought these in 18x8.5 or 18x9 in my bolt pattern. If so, I'd leave these on all year. I'm a few more chrome bits being dropped from this being perfect for me.

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      09-20-2015 07:31 PM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by Arachnotron View Post
      Did you get you build numbers? Our car is #332; built on 11/10/2014 . #14 of 114 as optioned.
      Yeah, here is mine.

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      09-20-2015 07:34 PM #275
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      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
      Good to know man! I still only have about 750 miles....
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