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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Saw this article and wanted to pass it on. Interesting comments, some just jerks, others more honest. I'd like to have any and all these three rides, but super glad to have an SSR!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 07:50 AM
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When I read these kind of articles they make me laugh. Most of the time it seems like the writer has little to no actual car knowledge but looking for shock value and this is the end result.
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Funny article. I already pictured this writer, never owned a car, he doesn’t need a drivers license he uses public transportation (subway). Because he has never driven a convertible he’ll never have a “PERMAGRIN” that all of us have plastered on our faces! I feel bad for him but assume his City life is full of wind in his face bicycle rides.🤡

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Interesting, most of these writers are not car nuts.

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But he has binge watched every episode of Fast and the Furious, and played Grand Theft Auto since he was in grade school so that was why he got this assignment. He is obviously a car person. Or so he told his boss.
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I bet this guy never even played outside. Probably still leaves in his mommies basement... Haters lol!!!
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I have driven all three.

Drive the SSR. 6.0 SSR with 6 speed is where it should have started, not ended up. Great highway cruiser and for two people it is great on road trips.

The Prowler is fun around town, but NO room anywhere unless you pull a trailer. Great head turner, quick and fun. Not practical at all IMO. Would be better with a better engine and transmission. Somewhat like the early SSR's would have been but not really a practical way to fix the lack of being able to haul ANYTHING.

The T-Bird just wouldn't work for me for any premium price. The styling is nice since I own a '55 Bird, but...

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I resemble that title.

A new Corvette was an "over my dead body" situation for my wife. I was hooked when the SSR concept was first unveiled, and the taller stance appealed to her. Of course I lowered the 03 and the 06, but psychologically, it was still taller than the Vette for her, and that's all that mattered.

The 03 was a lot of fun, but the LS2 6 speed was a whole other level of enjoyment. It has gotten better with each upgrade done, and I look forward to firing up the new engine. Should be a great truck.

I have a couple of car club buddies with Prowlers. I got to drive one of them to and from shows a couple of times. Aside from not having enough space for two fold up lawnchairs in the trunk, the worst part was the suspension. I've driven gocarts with a softer ride.

I can't judge the T-bird. Seen a bunch, and thought it missed the mark on performance. There is one locally that has been turned into a hideous turd, with fender skirts, a Continental kit, and a kit that turns it into a two seater, similar to the models from the early 60s.

I suspect most of those commenting have never been around an SSR.
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