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Not so in print ads.

I am holding a 2005 brochure for the SSR.
The GM Canada print shows all the standard colours.
Aqua Blur Metallic,Smokin' Ashphalt, Ricochet Silver Metallic, Redlin Red & Slingshot Yellow.
Printed in Canada by GM Canada.
Who knows why the web site is different, we strive to be different but lets call this one a screw up. Eh!!!
Scott Doran Redline Red #201 Canada's early launch viehicle. :party
 

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Canadians buy their SSr's in America!

If you look at the offerings in Canada you might also look at the pricing (often not on the website but available from dealers.... some options are not available in Canada and the base price vehicle is C$59,995..... or over US$48k... and then there is the rip-off manner that GM Canada prices options (despite the fact that a number of the RPA's are actually made in Canada by suppliers there).... have you ever heard the expression "bend over because here it comes".... perhaps this is why most of the SSr's registered in Canada did not come via Generous Motors in Oshawa Ontario Canada but via private imports from :flag ....

I know about 15 folks north of the 49th parallel that have SSr's and only know of two or three that bought in Canada and that was because of a personal arrangement or they had access to GM exec vehicles (but even they were not value priced relative to a US import in my view).... I know of one large Chev dealer in Toronto that still has the four SSr's they rec'd in inventory despite being willing to sell in the C$45=47 (US$36-37.5)k range.

If you live in Canada, buy in the USA and save a pot full plus have access to all of the options. I am told it is a 'piece of cake' to import the SSr into Canada.

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You Bet Ya!!!

SSR' s stay on the lot in Canada, some dealers still have 03's and there 04's.
I had a dealer that got me a exec vehicle saved $33,000 Can.
I do realize that my SSR is a used viehicle but if it was not for the incentives now in Canada to dump the old inventory I would not be in a SSR. :party As we SSR owners know a great club to belong to at any cost.
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Ditto on purchasing a US car. Landed mine at about $25000 Can lower than purchasing my original order. My "intended" Redline arrived Feb 10, 2004, and was still sitting on the lot last weekend. I bet 12 months of interest hasn't improved its value.

It was at $80000 Can when it came in, had a tag at $47500 last weekend. Let me see...... I wonder how profitable that deal has become.

I felt bad rolling into my local dealer with my yellow toy in May, but they have treated me very well.

Nice job, GM Canada. Too bad all the faxes, emails and registered letters from SSRGuy, myself and a few others before the SSR ever hit the street went unheeded, and the dealers have been the ones to take the loss.

Several of the dealers I spoke to in B.C. have had zero interest in gambling on 05s.

How different would it have been if Grimaldi and the other mucky mucks at the top of the food chain at GM Canada had listened, and the damned thing had rolled it in the mid 50s, on par with US retail. Instead, the SSR has become notorious as a grossly overpriced toy in Canada. More than once, I've overheard conversations on the sidewalk as I drove by with the top down - pretty much questioning my sanity in paying $80K for a toy. The reputation is out there, and GM Canada has not been able to reverse the slide.

Not to mention the sheer joy of the original 80K purchasers looking at $47K tags in the showroom, trying to estimate how much value they have lost in 6 months. I checked on ann 05 6 speed last week, just for the sheer fun of it, and was give an estimated trade value of 32 - 35K Canadian. Wow - where else could you lose $45K that quickly? Oh well, better than shares in Nortel

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Perhaps we could set up some kind of exhange program - Prescription Drugs for SSR's ???

quote: It was at $80000 Can when it came in, had a tag at $47500 last weekend. Let me see...... I wonder how profitable that deal has become.


And yet, at the time, I'll wager they "couldn't let it go for less".... There went $32,500 PURE PROFIT !! No wonder dealers have such a hard time making a living...
 

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Hype over $$$$$

The Canadian SSR sales must be poor as compared to the US. :confused
The local dealer to me was all hyped up when the SSR was coming.
He spent a lot of time talking about how cool and how classic and how low the production was to be; all in all a great recipe for a classic. I can remember the Grand National, pre hype was well founded. Everyone has a
After the canadian pricing was announced he told me that this SSR thing would be a finacial bust. He ordered zero SSR's.
His choice was difficult because GM, has and still does promote their HALO SSR in ads etc.
There are not many GM dealers in Canada that ordered no SSR's and sold 2 mine did.
Most ordered 2 and sold none.
Case in point when I was in Oshawa picking out my SSR there were at least 10 exec. SSR's available.
At this point I would like to point out that the coolest truck made was sitting on lots not being sold. HELLLO !!!!!! do you think that maybe someone at GM Canada finally got the message. I applaud the guy's that went to the US to get thiers. I gave up and looked at Boxters etc.
But when I was on a bike trip with my son in the Eastern provinces last fall across from our Hotel was a GM store, on the front lawn was a SSR with the bargain discount price on the windshield. Upon my return I located my SSR.
I have loved every miniute.
Scott #201
 
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