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Man - In the two weeks I've owned this SSR, while driving I have had:

- Two Asian guys in a small SUV take a picture of me with a camera phone.

- A young girl (9-12 I'm guessing) press face and hands to the window to look as her car crossed an intersection I was waiting (in front, of course) at.

- An 18-wheeler STOP in a moving lane while I was in a stopped turn lane, and the driver (black gentleman, middle age or so) yell down "Man, that thing is COOL!"

- While cruising down a highway, had a woman in the passenger seat of a car to my left roll down her window and yell "What kind of car is that?!?!?" - I obliged her of course with the make and model, and later noticed a Redline SSR parked prominently out front of a Chevy dealer on the same highway (rt 301/5 Southbound side, southern MD, between Brandywine and Waldorf proper) - Wonder if she stopped in to have a look =0)

- Got a wave from a C6 Vette (interestingly, never got one in my C5!)

- Got a wave and thumbs up from a family in a hot rodded orange late-20s (I think) wagon/5-window.

- Got nearly an entire crowd eating outside a local restaurant craning their necks and one small boy especially was going ga-ga.

Not used to all this attention!!
 

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I'm working on week 71 of this stuff! Just when I think folks are getting use to seeing an SSR - I see something else new! Still getting asked - what is THAT????
 
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I've had my SSR since February and have been amazed at the number of people who had no clue "what kind of vehicle" I was driving. Initially thought they were living under a rock. Unfortunately, I think the lack of SSR "specific" marketing is the reason vs. the rock.

Nevertheless, I still drive around with a huge smile as I LOVE every minute of the attention "my baby" gets - it's well deserved! :cool People love watching to top go up and down (I'm afraid I'm going to wear out the life of the motor raising and lowering it so much...lol) and I love to show it off.

I just wish there were more SSRs around to share the fun and get together. To date, I am the only one around my area that owns one. A dealer nearby has an '05 Slingshot yellow for sale but noone is willing to pay the $49k their asking.

Oh well, guess I'll have to be one-of-a-kind for a while! The downside - everyone knows it's me so I have to mind my Ps & Qs (most of the time).

Enjoy the Ride - there are few things in life that give such a thrill!

Chevygirl :angel


You can never have enough Toyz!
 

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Oh, I completely forgot the two pairs at the local BBQ establishment - one a pair of middle-aged guys who asked me about it (one guy says "I'm from CA and I've never seen one of these except in pictures!") - and the other a pair of sweet old ladies at a table (talking to each other - "I sure do like that Chrysler out there..." "Chrysler? Naw, that's a Chevrolet" "No, it's a Chrysler, see the hood?" "Nope, Chevrolet, see the thing on the grille?") <-- I showed them the Chevy fob on the way out, and stopped alongside the front of the restaurant to show them the convertible top action before I drove off.

I like showing it off to the older set, who appreciate it for what it is, a heritage tribute - I wouldn't do that for a bunch of punk teens =0)

Did I mention I'm only 28, as of today? :D
 

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An 18-wheeler STOP in a moving lane while I was in a stopped turn lane, and the driver (black gentleman, middle age or so) yell down "Man, that thing is COOL!" originally quoted by:jammadave

This happened to me today on the way to work this morning! I guess if you think about it 18-wheeler truck drivers have the best views of our babies.

I went to the bank Saturday(drive-thru) all five tellers were impressed by my SSR! They asked me all types of questions about it thru the intercom. I thought the people behind me were going to get pissed off. Luckily they were impressed also and joined in on the intercom conversation!
 

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I had the office/general manager demand that I pull up right outside the front door and show all the office girls it.

I really mean demand.

I was like trying to beg off, and she was like "Humph! I told the girls that you would show them the truck!"

She does have the authority to make me do stuff like that!

:lol

That was day 2.
 
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dave,

I warned you about this effect in another thread before you bought. I've had foreign exotics that don't get the looks that this goofy truck does :lol
 

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Chevygirl said:
... The downside - everyone knows it's me so I have to mind my Ps & Qs (most of the time).

Enjoy the Ride - there are few things in life that give such a thrill!

Chevygirl :angel
You gotta love your comments ... especially the I have to mind my Ps &Qs (most of the time) :reddevil other one... "few things in life that give such a thril" too ... :lol
 

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Chevygirl - after owning a Vette I know the definition of minding one's Ps and Qs - in those you have to drive extra-politely to get back down from the surplus a-hole points automatically attributed to you by other drivers upon seeing the car.

And slaphead - yeah, I know, I knew what I was getting into. Then again I tend to buy the cars that attract attention, positive AND negative... Example: 2001 (first-run) Aztek, anyone? I loved mine to bits, almost bought another one last year. The SSR simply exists at a higher level of Q&A-time than my other cars have.

Cheers!
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Ditto!!!!!!

Chevygirl said:
I've had my SSR since February and have been amazed at the number of people who had no clue "what kind of vehicle" I was driving. Initially thought they were living under a rock. Unfortunately, I think the lack of SSR "specific" marketing is the reason vs. the rock.

Nevertheless, I still drive around with a huge smile as I LOVE every minute of the attention "my baby" gets - it's well deserved! :cool People love watching to top go up and down (I'm afraid I'm going to wear out the life of the motor raising and lowering it so much...lol) and I love to show it off.

I just wish there were more SSRs around to share the fun and get together. To date, I am the only one around my area that owns one. A dealer nearby has an '05 Slingshot yellow for sale but noone is willing to pay the $49k their asking.

Oh well, guess I'll have to be one-of-a-kind for a while! The downside - everyone knows it's me so I have to mind my Ps & Qs (most of the time).

Enjoy the Ride - there are few things in life that give such a thrill!

Chevygirl :angel


You can never have enough Toyz!
:agree :thumbs :ssr
 

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I buy sell and trade classic cars of all kinds and build a few street rods and muscle cars and have on several occasions ,the latest being today have people ask me what I started with to build my ssr They dont have a clue that it is a production vehicle
 

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Even more! - This morning while I was at a light, on the way to work with the top down (of course) - old guy stops next to me...

"Hey! Is that the first year for that thing?"
- Nope, it's been out since 2003!
"I've never seen one before!"
- Check out the Chevy dealer down in Tyson's, they have a couple!
"Wow - what's going on in the back end there?"
- It's a covered pickup bed! - these are styled after the 1948 Suburban and the pickup trucks from that timeframe!
"That sure is great - wow....." And he drives forward to assume his spot in the waiting traffic line.

But THEN - The guy in the car immediately behind him pulls up to the same spot, and continues the line of questioning! He's a bit younger, maybe 45 where the first guy was easily 60+.

"What'd ya pay for that car?"
- Mid-30s, it was a leftover '04!
"How's the top work, where is it?"
- Like this! (and I put the top up for the guy)
"Cool - How are you in case of a rollover?"
- Dunno, but shouldn't be too bad, steel top, locks together...
"What are the new ones running?"
- Best quote I've gotten so far was 44 grand for an '05
"What's different about the 05s?"
- Oh, well for one thing they got the Corvette engine!
"Wow, holy..." and he chuckles and drives forward to his place in the line...

Yep. I guess I didn't need to get yellow or purple. :D
 

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When I get asked what I based it on, I tell them the engine, transmission and frame are from a Chevy Trailblazer. That'll usually get a Wow or two. :lol

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Since I got my 05 SSR a few weeks back I have been astounded that most people have not ever seen one. They just rave over it. The town I'm from has a populatuin of around 15,000, with ten times that in tourism. The chevy dealer here has not even put one on the lot yet. Got mine off the internet from a dealer in Green Bay Wisconsin. When the few that know what a SSR is see the power this machine has it astounds them. Used to the 300 hp. I really think with the right marketing and a few bugs worked out this could be a product in demand. THE 500HP LS SHOULD REALLY MAKE IT INTERESTING !!!
 
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