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View Poll Results: What is your age group?
18 to 25 14 1.72%
26 to 30 15 1.84%
31 to 35 21 2.58%
36 to 40 63 7.74%
41 to 45 87 10.69%
46 to 50 130 15.97%
51 to 55 155 19.04%
56 to 60 162 19.90%
61 to 65 115 14.13%
66 & older 52 6.39%
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post #61 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 05:55 PM
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My birthday today and I got to stay in the samr group. I liked it so much when one of our other members said this that I thought I would wait till now to participate. The Big 5 0 If life begins at 40.....what happens at 50?
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post #63 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-14-2005, 08:56 AM
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The Big 5 0 If life begins at 40.....what happens at 50?
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post #65 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 07:24 PM
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I don't know - I forget....
THANX FOR THE HELP. I HAVE THE FORGETTIN PART DOWN
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post #67 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 01:39 PM
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What 18-25 Crowd Thinks

Since the majority of owners are in the 35-60 group. It would be interesting to know what the same age friends of the 18-25 group think of your SSR?

If they like it why do you think that there aren't more people in the group? This question is open to everyone and also those who fall into this group but have not yet perchased an SSR.


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post #68 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 02:07 PM
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Since the majority of owners are in the 35-60 group. It would be interesting to know what the same age friends of the 18-25 group think of your SSR?

If they like it why do you think that there aren't more people in the group? This question is open to everyone and also those who fall into this group but have not yet perchased an SSR.


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I think the biggest reason is PRICE! I had to wait until I was fifty to be able to afford the expenditure of this kind of money!
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post #69 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 02:35 PM
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No doubt it's the price. I remember when this forum first opened up and so many of the participants couldn't wait to buy their SSR's. Then, when the true pricing was announced, most of the younger crowd realized that there was no way they could afford this vehicle. The average age of the people that post at this site now is much older than back in the old days.

I, for one, feel like I can identify with the interests of most of the folks that post here, and look forward to learning something new each time I visit.
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I agree with you guys (BamaBlur and Peaches). I think price may be a big factor. But also consider this, I believe that those 18-25 who can afford an SSR and get one probably hang out with others their age in the same economic group. So, if their friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why?

I am reminded (flashback) of the 2005 Los Angeles autoshow. I was looking at the Hemi powered Dodge trucks and since I wanted a roadster I was looking at the Nissan 350z. At the display for the "Z" a very friendly young man and I (If I remember he was about 20) struck up a conversation about the "Z". He said that late last year he was looking at them and that he going to buy one but that it didn't have enough space in the back. I asked him what he was going to carry and he said things like a gym bag, some stuff for school and maybe some luggage and his girlfriend. He said that he bought a BMW 3 Series, which are in the range of the SSR costs (at least in the December 04, January 05 time frame with all the rebates).

From what he said, the SSR would have been perfect for him.

So, if your friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why? Is the price the only thing that keeps them from getting one?
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I'm in the #1 group as well and not surprised, after all, I'm sure most of us learned to drive in something like this...I know I did...........
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post #72 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 05:11 PM
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No doubt it's the price. I remember when this forum first opened up and so many of the participants couldn't wait to buy their SSR's. Then, when the true pricing was announced, most of the younger crowd realized that there was no way they could afford this vehicle. The average age of the people that post at this site now is much older than back in the old days.

I, for one, feel like I can identify with the interests of most of the folks that post here, and look forward to learning something new each time I visit.
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post #73 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 05:34 PM
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Since the majority of owners are in the 35-60 group. It would be interesting to know what the same age friends of the 18-25 group think of your SSR?

If they like it why do you think that there aren't more people in the group? This question is open to everyone and also those who fall into this group but have not yet perchased an SSR.


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Most of mine need cars or a truck to haul out of. I dont think price would be a factor because of the markdowns on the 04's
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Most of mine need cars or a truck to haul out of. I dont think price would be a factor because of the markdowns on the 04's
JBHAMC40,

Do your friends like the SSR? Do they want one? Would they buy one (and no mine is not for sale).?

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post #75 of 166 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 02:23 PM
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I think it is a combination of the price and the fact the truck only has two seats. I know a lot of people in the 18-25 age group who can't aford the SSR, but those who can often choose something where they can haul more people. Most people in this age range don't have more than one or maybe two cars, so those that they have are often daily drivers. They want to be able to take all of their friends somewhere, and so they end up with larger cars or SUVs. A guy at work even bought a BMW station wagon...
As far as them liking the SSR, I do think it has a lot of appeal in this age range. People like it, and see it as a fun sportscar. Being a convertible definitely adds to the appeal, even with the more conservative ones (like myself) who wouldn't want a soft top. Many people haven't heard of the SSR before seeing it, and the rarity of it adds appeal as well. I have heard people my age call the front of it funny looking (so much for the appeal of retro styling) but I think they would still want one.
I guess what it comes down to is a lot of people like the SSR and a lot would like to own one, but few are willing to spend the money on a two seat "fun" vehicle. That's ok, it makes it more special for those of us who have one.
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Talking Who'd a thought . . . . .?

This hits right at the home of my SSR purchase. Amazed to see my age category has nearly 11% of the owners (61-65).

While shopping for a new truck to trade-in my 01 Silverado I was with my 25 year-old son. He kept smiling and looking at me with those puppy dog eyes whenever we walked by this beautiful "Raider" Silver SSR. He already had visions of Raider emblems all over this bad boy.

I'm a roofing contractor, so although I don't work on the roof anymore, I really need a good dependable work truck to haul around a puter, printer, breakdown ladder, tools, equipment, nails, staples, etc. My son, along with a $12,000 discount, cajoled me into buying this truck. He said it would really piss off Mom (jokingly of course).

So, after I bought my SSR, I took it by my ex-wife's office, brought her out to look at it as I ran the top down, she asked me "Why in hell did you buy this ?", I replied, "So 65 year-old roofers can get laid once in awhile too ! ! "

We both found this incredibly amusing.


So as not to confuse anyone, my first SSR was a Ricochet Silver, I've since traded her in for my REDLINE ROCKET . . . (like the avatar above)
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I agree with you guys (BamaBlur and Peaches). I think price may be a big factor. But also consider this, I believe that those 18-25 who can afford an SSR and get one probably hang out with others their age in the same economic group. So, if their friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why?

I am reminded (flashback) of the 2005 Los Angeles autoshow. I was looking at the Hemi powered Dodge trucks and since I wanted a roadster I was looking at the Nissan 350z. At the display for the "Z" a very friendly young man and I (If I remember he was about 20) struck up a conversation about the "Z". He said that late last year he was looking at them and that he going to buy one but that it didn't have enough space in the back. I asked him what he was going to carry and he said things like a gym bag, some stuff for school and maybe some luggage and his girlfriend. He said that he bought a BMW 3 Series, which are in the range of the SSR costs (at least in the December 04, January 05 time frame with all the rebates).

From what he said, the SSR would have been perfect for him.

So, if your friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why? Is the price the only thing that keeps them from getting one?
I'm not clear on where he was going to "carry" his girlfriend.
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I have to agree that price is 1/2 the issue and Family is the other 1/2. I have two daughters 4 and 7 and they love the car, but hate when the other gets to go for a ride. Most of our friends who have the same age children are in the younger bracket and don’t understand how I can get away with owning a two-seater. I tell them it is simple.....the SUV is for Family and the SSR is for Fun.

The other question I get asked is...”Your wife let you buy this??” (she is in the next older bracket than me ) Are you Kidding??? My wife pushed me to buy it. She has just as much fun with the car as I do. Now she has her eye on a Prowler, a Crossfire convertible or that weird Convertible Lexus thing that looks like a bubble. She can have whatever she wants......A happy wife is a happy life......


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Sorry, but ain't it great to be younger than someone? I've got you beat by a mere 5 years and 3 months!
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post #83 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-07-2005, 07:59 PM
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Hey guys,
The poll shows that 40-65 is the dominate group that has SSR's.
We are still young at heart and our cars show it
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I fall in the 40 something age group, but if you listen to my wife I'm going through my 3rd...maybe 4th childhood
Oh well, at least I'm having fun getting there
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And we are in two groups...so which to vote for? 54(almost) and 62 (almost) or does almost not count! "nuther old phart... or as I'm also affectionatly known...'the feezer'.
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For you 18-30 bracket. WOW I'm impressed. I couldn't even afford a vehicle at this cost until I reached my 40's. Wish I could have owned somtehing like this when I was your age. Hats off to you guys you are doing something right.

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Are they the animated GIFs?
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I am 26 and my SSR is the first car I have ever bought on my own!!!

Nice, I just turned 26 and have been working my butt off since I was 14 and this is the best car I have ever owned. I did trade my C5 vette in for the SSR, and LOVED that vette, but my addiction for the SSR is has surppassed the vette.

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Right on with the "ole farts" The older you get, the more you forget. I have heard the second thing to go is your memory but I can't remember what was the first thing!

At least, I can comb my hair with a wash cloth. Something you kids can't do.
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