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and GM built the SSR with a permanent hardtop would you opt for that over a convertible top? How about a removable hardtop with a non powered canvas top?
 

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I think that if the SSR had a modle with a hard top, more in-cabin space (like the space behind the seats was usable interior storage because the top mechanism wasn't there) and it was $10k cheaper, that I would have considered buying that at the time instead, but now I like the convertible aspect more than I anticipated prior to my purchase.
 
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Colorodo said:
and GM built the SSR with a permanent hardtop would you opt for that over a convertible top? How about a removable hardtop with a non powered canvas top?
Besides the sleek look of the bodylines, the convertible top is why I bought it - what's cooler than a convertible and pick-up all in one?
 

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:agree Are you kidding? That's one of the best features. I've always liked the old pick ups so when this retro truck came out with the convertable hard top I fell in love. It would take away fromt he style if the top was changed unless it was a removealbe hard top and that would be too much work. When people see my car they want to see the top go up and down - even the dealership where I have it serviced.
 

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Not me!!!! - the top is the key to making the SSR the freedom machine it is. The great styling would be lost if you had to get out, take two people, and park the top in your driveway. It would make those long highway trips an either/or situation.


If I was doing that, I might as well own a Cobra - I have friends with an exceptional car, but they look for clouds before they venture out, and would rarely go more than 20 miles from home unless there was nothing but blue sky.

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One of the many reasons for buying it was the top! Retro look is great too tho. We had a Beemer with a hard top which is great, but storage during the summer months can be a hassle; our '34 Ford has a hard top and we're going to have to sacrifice half of the double garage for storage for it this summer. Don't change a thing on this beauty...thaz why it is SOOOO cool! :cool
 

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Colorodo said:
If you had a choice would you............and GM built the SSR with a permanent hardtop would you opt for that over a convertible top? How about a removable hardtop with a non powered canvas top?
The retractable top is what makes the SSR so unique...

If I want the style - but with a hard top - I'd get a HHR too. (My order goes in today...)
 

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No, one of the main reasons I bought this truck was the convertible "hardtop".
Ditto........

RickSSR :cool
 

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I agree!

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The retractable top is what makes the SSR so unique...

If I want the style - but with a hard top - I'd get a HHR too. (My order goes in today...)
I agree with you Keith about the SSRs unique features and roof top!

BTW: I saw my first HHR yesterday at our plant. It looked really sharp in the bright blue paint. It was a LT with brush chrome appearance package which looks great too. The wheels, rear molding, mirrors and door handles all coordinated like our SSRs. I sat in it and played around with the dials etc. It was really comfortable with good head and shoulder room and the fit and finish looks great too! I liked the circular theme to the door handles and gauges etc.

The HHR came in from Michigan to show off one of our brand new products to our Ecotec 2.2 Business Team members and the 2.2 Assembly Line workers who are the ones that actually make their base engine that will go into the HHR.

It was parked along side of a Chevy Equinox in the plant garage and it had a much lower profile. I liked it from all viewing angles and it has some nice width tires on it to. I can see a lot of people liking this fun styled vehicle. It would compliment our SSRs for sure!

I can't wait to try one out on a test drive. My dealer ordered his first one on June 12th. I hope to see it come in soon.
 

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Colorodo said:
and GM built the SSR with a permanent hardtop would you opt for that over a convertible top? How about a removable hardtop with a non powered canvas top?

Nooooooooo!!!!

The convertible hardtop is the best feature (along w/the retro design).

Why would anyone do that???? :ssr
 

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Marc NY said:
I agree with you Keith about the SSRs unique features and roof top!

BTW: I saw my first HHR yesterday at our plant.

The HHR came in from Michigan to show off one of our brand new products to our Ecotec 2.2 Business Team members and the 2.2 Assembly Line workers who are the ones that actually make their base engine that will go into the HHR
Where is the 2.4 engine option being built at?

I actually put my deposit down this afternoon - for a Daytona Blue Metallic 2LT...
 

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No, never would have bought it without the convertible top. However, if it had 550 horsepower and a whole host of gadgets, then maybe. But not really.

:seeya E :seeya

Orange SSR :ssr
 

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Liked The Looks With Top Up

Well i my as well put my .02 in. I haven't had my top down yet and may never do it. I liked the looks with the roof up but i am only interested in speed and I want to try and get around 500 HP out of this "beast' and see what I can accomplish. People have told me this beast is a "dog" and I am going to try and prove them wrong. I've had over 50 'vettes and I got tired of people thinking they were great because of the car. First thing I would ask them is the firing order of the engine and their answer would say alot about themselves. Everybody is different and these are my opinions but this is one of the best forums I have been associated with and I can't wait for the next Jim G. comments -- it keeps my mind sharp at my age! GREAT VEHICLE WHETHER YOU LIKE THE TOP UP OR DOWN! (Boy, this ought to get some people excited!!) :jester
 

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Get it up!

I also love the roof up … small evil cockpit. You all have heard my comment’s about the hood’s "VW d.n.a." when the roof is down. That’s why I have to add some attitude to the hood. I only drop the top at night, when 60 mph or more. In town and parked it’s always top up. Maybe after custom hood is on my view will change, and have top down more.
 

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Saturn makes 2.4

kwhopper89 said:
Where is the 2.4 engine option being built at?

I actually put my deposit down this afternoon - for a Daytona Blue Metallic 2LT...
Great color choice! :thumbs

BTW: The 2.4 is being made at Springhill, Tenn. by Saturn Corp. There are some plans that might include an upgrade to the 2.2 in the future.
 
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