Not only is the price for the fabulous SSR outrageous in Canada (MSRP $69995)...the GTO is not even available either. That's it...I am going buy Ford from now on! GM you just lost a loyal customer of 25 years!
Have you been to your Chevy store locally yet? - Let us know how you make out with warranty. As I indicated, that's GM Canada's big stick to keep us buying at home, and I've heard from several dealers that GM is really pursuing it. With prices tanking in the US, and dealers in Canada stuck with way too many units, I wouldn't expect much co-operation from dealers. I made sure mine had over 12000K before I purchased it, and the zone rep wanted proof that it was 6 months old/12000 k.
I'd hate to see a major problem with the top hydraulics, or the engine losing a rod, and not be covered. Could have bought new for what I paid for mine, but didn't want to risk not having warranty.
Re: the auxiliary gauge set - part # 10387279 - $634 Can, $507 jobber from my local GM dealer. Available from GMpartsdirect at $312 US (still too high), and on EBay from factory-customs for $289 (be careful dealing with him on EBay, though - I had one bad experience, and although I want the gauge set and he has the best price, I won't buy from him. Check his feedback before you bid.