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I have been looking at the SSR since its inception. I remember seeing it at an auto show and thinking noway they'll ever make it; then they made it. Then I said they'd never make it right; they made it right. Then I said who'd actually spend that kind of money on such an unorthodox vehicle, much less as a daily driver; then I did!

I have always loved Vets, but after 3 Lightnings and looking for that dream machine I looked at the SSR again. It realy meets all my needs, all in one ride. All I have done is drive it 30 miles so far, and I am taking tomorrow off now, I have too. I am sooo damn excited, I feel like a kid again, I gotta go take a ride, lol.

Your posts help me make my decission, thanks guys, see ya on the next trip through.

2005 Blue Blur, 1SB, Auto, wood ...all but the extra gauges, 75 miles. :party
Vancouver Washington, Columbia Gorge country.
 

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You'll love it!! I've had my 05 Aqua Blur for about 7 months now and loved every minute. I've had Vettes for the last 20 years but I've gotten more postive reaction from this truck than the Vettes ever had. GO put the top down and have a BLAST!!! :ssr :ssr :ssr :cool
 

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We love ours too and your fun is just beginning!

Good luck and welcome to our SSR family!
 

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It's amazing how some people just go on and on and on about a truck:lol:lol:lol;) We all know how you feel!!! Enjoy your ride and welcome to the club.
 

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The hours that you spend in your :ssr will be without question "the most fun that you will ever have with your clothes on :lol "!

Enjoy and welcome to the site!
 

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See what you have missed!!

Reddawgy said:
I have been looking at the SSR since its inception. I remember seeing it at an auto show and thinking noway they'll ever make it; then they made it. Then I said they'd never make it right; they made it right. Then I said who'd actually spend that kind of money on such an unorthodox vehicle, much less as a daily driver; then I did!

I have always loved Vets, but after 3 Lightnings and looking for that dream machine I looked at the SSR again. It realy meets all my needs, all in one ride. All I have done is drive it 30 miles so far, and I am taking tomorrow off now, I have too. I am sooo damn excited, I feel like a kid again, I gotta go take a ride, lol.

Your posts help me make my decission, thanks guys, see ya on the next trip through.

2005 Blue Blur, 1SB, Auto, wood ...all but the extra gauges, 75 miles. :party
Vancouver Washington, Columbia Gorge country.
Hi Reddawgy
Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the Fanatic's. You have been drooling for three years now see what you have missed :thumbs

Happy :ssr ing
 

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Drop the top

Congrats, now try this. Drop the top and go for a drive about 11:00 PM at night when all is fairly quiet and listen to that great LS2 do it's thing! You're going to love it.
 

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Congrats, My sentiments exactly, I went through the same process as you. Enjoy all the drivers craning their necks to see your new toy...
 
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Thrills and Chills....

I think I enjoy reading "the excitement" from all the new folks about their new rides almost as much as I do driving mine. :seeya

You know you can remember the first time with yours! ;)

:party Congratulations and welcome to the family!

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someone on this forum put it best when they described it as "more smiles to the gallon"
we are a special group who appreciate our ride and I would like to think appreciate each other on this site. strangers to the eye maybe but friends in the heart.

welcome :party :party :party
 

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SSR FLU --What a Great Idea!

Reddawgy said:
I am taking tomorrow off now, I have too. I am sooo damn excited, I feel like a kid again, I gotta go take a ride, lol.
I read your post this morning and I couldn't help but feel envious about you taking a day off to cruise in your new Aqua Blur! It made it really hard to go into work this morning. Maybe we could organize a national Fanatic "SSR FLU" day where everyone would take a day off from work to cruise. It sounds better by colors (Choose your type of illness):

"I won't be coming in to the office today, I seem to have come down with a bad case of the
( fill in blank) and my doctor has advised me to use two full tanks with the roof down and call him in the morning. "

a) Slingshot yellow fever
b) Ultraviolet dermatitis
c) Aquabluritis
d) Redline red disease
e) Richochet Silver syndrome
f) Smokin' asphaltosis
or my favorite sounding illness for '06:
g) Pacific blue flu! :lol :angel
 

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Kevin Honolulu said:
I read your post this morning and I couldn't help but feel envious about you taking a day off to cruise in your new Aqua Blur! It made it really hard to go into work this morning. Maybe we could organize a national Fanatic "SSR FLU" day where everyone would take a day off from work to cruise. It sounds better by colors (Choose your type of illness):

"I won't be coming in to the office today, I seem to have come down with a bad case of the
( fill in blank) and my doctor has advised me to use two full tanks with the roof down and call him in the morning. "

a) Slingshot yellow fever
b) Ultraviolet toxicity
c) Aquabluritis
d) Redline red disease
e) Richochet Silver syndrome
f) Smokin' asphaltosis
or my favorite sounding illness for '06:
g) Pacific blue flu! :lol :angel
To quote Carl, " I like the way you talk" you got any biscuits for sale?
I'm dizzy with RR disease.
 

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Kevin Honolulu said:
I read your post this morning and I couldn't help but feel envious about you taking a day off to cruise in your new Aqua Blur! It made it really hard to go into work this morning. Maybe we could organize a national Fanatic "SSR FLU" day where everyone would take a day off from work to cruise. It sounds better by colors (Choose your type of illness):

"I won't be coming in to the office today, I seem to have come down with a bad case of the
( fill in blank) and my doctor has advised me to use two full tanks with the roof down and call him in the morning. "

a) Slingshot yellow fever
b) Ultraviolet dermatitis
c) Aquabluritis
d) Redline red disease
e) Richochet Silver syndrome
f) Smokin' asphaltosis
or my favorite sounding illness for '06:
g) Pacific blue flu! :lol :angel
Can we schedule it for tomorrow, I am feeling a little Slingshot yellow fever coming on tonight :lol
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the warm welcome. If your bosses will take a note from an NP, I may have us covered, only licensed in Oregon though, lol. I knew I had an easy day, so they kindly rearranged it. I took my son for the first ride with the top down this evening. He's 9, and Mikey liked it a lot.

It was a great day, drove to the dealer and finalized the paperwork, came home and washed and waxed her. Beuatiful truck, cool blue, or is it green color, blends right in with the cedar, firs and river too. I'll calculate my milage when I fill up, so far it looks pretty good. I've gone about 160miles and have around 3/4 of a tank or better, I think.

Thanks again for the warm welcome

Oh ya: The woman at the bank window says, " thats really different", uhh, thanks I say. She asks if its a PY cruiser. I smiled and said, well it's made by chevy. She said, OH, it is like a chevy PT cruiser, I said, EXACTLY! :seeya
 

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Reddawgy said:
Thanks for the warm welcome. If your bosses will take a note from an NP, I may have us covered, only licensed in Oregon though, lol. I knew I had an easy day, so they kindly rearranged it. I took my son for the first ride with the top down this evening. He's 9, and Mikey liked it a lot.

It was a great day, drove to the dealer and finalized the paperwork, came home and washed and waxed her. Beuatiful truck, cool blue, or is it green color, blends right in with the cedar, firs and river too. I'll calculate my milage when I fill up, so far it looks pretty good. I've gone about 160miles and have around 3/4 of a tank or better, I think.

Thanks again for the warm welcome

Oh ya: The woman at the bank window says, " thats really different", uhh, thanks I say. She asks if its a PY cruiser. I smiled and said, well it's made by chevy. She said, OH, it is like a chevy PT cruiser, I said, EXACTLY! :seeya

If you are not into calculating your MPG all of the time, the SSR does if for you. Info displayed in the DIC. (I know some people do their own calcs because they felt it was different, but now that I think about it, I don't recall any posts saying whether it was accurate or inaccurate).
 

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I'll just post mine in this thread too.

I picked mine up Tuesday at noon, driven to San Antonio by Classic Chevrolet in Beaumont, TX. It is gorgeous! This was an internet purchase and I hadn’t seen the car until it was actually delivered to me, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find no problems whatsoever. Classic Chevrolet has been top-notch to deal with. :thumbs

One weird part is that in my four months of living in this city, I’d only seen one SSR, a different slingshot yellow one, and I also knew of a red one from a poster on this forum (who said he’s also only seen the yellow one). So on Tuesday, my first day of having it, I’m driving it out of my office.... and another SSR drives by! It was a purple one, so it’s one we haven’t seen before. So not only is there another SSR, I work with the guy! It’s a giant office (USAA) so it might be awhile before I see it again, but I’m sure I’ll run into him eventually.
 

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Congrats on the new ride and you picked the best color no matter what the Poll says :lol:lol Welcome to the family!!!!
 
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Thanks again guys for the welcome. I was reading more in my manual after my post and saw the DIC material. I put 15.4 galons in tonight and drove about 296 miles, so a tad under 20mpg city/highway. I'm lovin' it. Took the wife out in the country, had the top down, she loved it and so did I. I have a total 340 miles, almost to the obligatory 500 mile give it hell mark. I'm not into racing around streets, but I do want to turn'em a little.

So far this is great, and for me, the Blue B is perfect, a little more sundued, if thats possible, haha. Onward and upward. :leaving
 
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