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I placed an order to a 2005 with my local dealer on Friday. I decided on a Silver metallic with a 6-speed. I plan to drive it daily (except for the rally bad weather when I will park it and drive my Tahoe). I'm pretty excited about the LS2 and the 6-speed. I'd be interested in feedback from mothers who drive their SSR daily on:

* Keeping it clean
* Regularity of Oil Changes
* Gas Mileage
* Premium Vs Regular Gas
* Anything else that \may be of interest to a new owner

Thanks in advance,

Bill
 

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Keeping it clean will be an obsession, you won't be able to look at it dirty. LOL:)
I have signed up with my dealer and they call me to get the oil changed Under the GM Certifcation program.
You don't buy the SSR for the gas milage. drive it and enjoy it, but it is about the same as your Tahoe, if that helps you.
89.9 gas is what the manual says, I think most of us use that.
You are going to love driving it.:)
 

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1) Wish I could keep it clean, but I'm driving too much and my Apt doesn't allow washing of vehicles.
2) The SSR tells you when it needs an oil change. I'm sure a lot of people here will change it more often.
3) 18mpg. I drive 3 miles to work each day and hundreds of miles on the weekends. (Also side note, if your SSR says low fuel you have about 3 gallons left).
4) regular 89 (why pay more if you don't need to) BUT I believe the 2005 is going to require 93.
5) Start exercising your mouth muscles because you will be smiling a lot :)
 

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Great Choice!

HI Bill,

You picked an awesome color and also easy color to keep clean SILVER :jester You will love the new 6-speed, it will bring out the best in your SSR's performance. Did the dealer give you a build date yet or is he still waiting for his next allocation to come up? We will be very interested to hear when yours will be built.

Good luck to you and get ready to smile all the time, because you will certainly enjoy all the smiles you will get while driving.

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Bill: One word of advice on cleaning, ZAINO!! It is amazing! I just love that stuff. As soon as you get your SSR, start cleaning the tail pipes at least once a week. I do mine every day so no carbon can build up. If you wait till later, the carbon buildup is pretty tough to get off. I clean inside and outside those pretty tail pipes. I use a highly concentrated polish made just for chrome on mine. :seeya
 

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Marc:

My dealer got the allocation last Thursday and I placed my order on Friday. I am supposed to get a build date on Friday or so. I don't expect it until Thanksgiving.

I decided on Silver exactly for the "keeping it clean" reason. How regular do you drive yours. How difficult are the chrome wheels to keep clean?
 

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HI Bill,

I drive mine on and off but only on nice days. Living up in the North Country it can really only be a seasonal toy. To even think of driving in our winters up here would be insane! It is like having a pool, a boat, motorcycle and or a Corvette... you just enjoy your short seasons and then tuck them away until next year. (I am jealous of our southern friends who can drive all year around) :mad

I also picked silver for its looks and not just for the easiblity (new word) of keeping her clean which by the way is a nice by product of the color silver. Silver allows you to see all the angles, curves and lines of the beautiful SSR from any vantage point easliy. Silver metalic paint looks awesome in the sunlight and especially at nighttime. There are very few people who dislike silver. Add to that the Chrome wheels and you have an instant visual attraction. You have to view the chrome wheels in motion and especially at night-time where the spokes reflect the lights in an very unique light pattern.

The SSR wheels are the simplest wheels to care for that I have ever owned. The chrome cleans up easily and the inside of the wheels are easy to reach with a wheel brush that will clean the wheels all the way to the inner rim areas.


Ps. Look at the 3 SSRs on the carrier... notice how the silver seems to show off all the curves and angles the easiest. Although the yellow is the next best for line and curve visibilty. :)

PPs. Look at the reflections on the side of the SSR, notice the nice paint job GM gives you?
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