Please bear with me on this. Ya'll have knowledge that could help me and I would appreciate same. My wife and I have raised five kids and the youngest has just one more year of h.s. and then there will just be two of us and I have been strongly considering an SSR for about next spring. Now that I read black over silver will be available and they offer a decent engine with 6 speed, I think I can make a case for one and about next spring, another vehicle will have enough miles on it I can easily justify getting rid of it. So --- here is the quandry --- Momma has been through this with me SO-OOOOO many times already as I bought Vettes, LT4 F-Bodies, a Lingenfelter 383, trucks we didn't need, etc. She says I cannot make a case for the SSR vs. a Vette because the SSR will rust out and the Vette has better resale even though that does not matter much since we would be keeping either for many years. I get my vehicles rustproofed at OilGard in Windsor, Ontario and it works, but I really have no good comeback for why I want the SSR other than it has such dropdead good looks! I think that should be enough, but I REALLY would appreciate your suggestions and do NOT suggest a divorce, please!!! Happy Friday the 13th and thank you! ....also, my wife can drive sticks but her knees now tell her not to but this proposed vehicle will not be our only vehicle so a stick should work but a 6 speed auto would make this more doable in her eyes....... Any chance a competitive auto will make it into the SSR before they cancel it? Guesses? thnx again all!