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Greetings all you SSR Fans out there.

My wife and I are waiting for our dealer's next allocation to come up so we can get our new Ultraviolet 1SB SSR. We plan to get most of the options available.

Does anyone have pictures of the optional stuff for the bed? I'm talking about the wood stuff and the cargo netting and the side saddle storage.

Also, we have yet to see one in person with the chrome wheels. It seems most folks are getting the standard painted wheels. Any particular reasons for that?

Sorry to start off with so many questions, but we are looking at this as a once in a lifetime chance and want to be as prepared as possible when we actually place the order.

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Welcome Diggs!

I think it seems like we all have the painted alloy wheels instead of chrome, because the chrome wheels were not available until the 2004 model year. Also, the painted wheels look great with the running boards. It just all seems to tie together.

It is absolutely imperative that you order yours with the running boards. Everyone that has them loves them, both for their good looks as well as for the fact that they are functional. They really do stop rocks, stones, etc. from hitting those big back fenders.

I had heard somewhere in this forum that you could get running boards for '04 that were body color instead of silver. The ultraviolet body color running boards with chrome wheels would really look sweet, but be a bit different than most.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
 

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If you can get a 2004 broshure it shows pics of all the accesorys I agree about ordering the running boards Mine doesnt have then and ft tires throw debris all over the rear fenders and doors I have a set on order
 

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http://edobermeyer.com/SSR/SSR.html
Try this link to see quite a few of my black SSR. Good shots of the cargo net too. The chevrolet and GM web sites also have even better pics of the extras. I see you are in N. Va. Check out Pallone Chev. They sold me mine at a very decent price and the service was top notch.
 

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Welcome Diggs!

I think it seems like we all have the painted alloy wheels instead of chrome, because the chrome wheels were not available until the 2004 model year. Also, the painted wheels look great with the running boards. It just all seems to tie together.

It is absolutely imperative that you order yours with the running boards. Everyone that has them loves them, both for their good looks as well as for the fact that they are functional. They really do stop rocks, stones, etc. from hitting those big back fenders.

I had heard somewhere in this forum that you could get running boards for '04 that were body color instead of silver. The ultraviolet body color running boards with chrome wheels would really look sweet, but be a bit different than most.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
 
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Diggs said:
Greetings all you SSR Fans out there.

My wife and I are waiting for our dealer's next allocation to come up so we can get our new Ultraviolet 1SB SSR. We plan to get most of the options available.

Does anyone have pictures of the optional stuff for the bed? I'm talking about the wood stuff and the cargo netting and the side saddle storage.

Also, we have yet to see one in person with the chrome wheels. It seems most folks are getting the standard painted wheels. Any particular reasons for that?



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My Ultraviolet is at the dealer now. It has all the options available except the chrome wheels. I saw a picture of one with chrome wheels at a car show and I didn't like them as much as the standard wheels. The saddle storage compartments were a big disappointment to me. They mount with wing nuts on each side inside the bed but mounted you have to leave the two outside wood strips out. I'll pick mine up this Saturday and the first thing I'm going to do is remove the saddle storage compartments and put the outside wood strips in. I have the running boards and I think they're great both style wise and function wise.
They will make it easier to get in, and will also help protect the fenders from rock chips and normal scour.

My 2 cents worth.



 

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saddle bags

In the last two months, I have only seen one vote for saddle bags and that was one of the guys who is a gun enthusiast and likes to keep his guns in them.. Makes sense to me, but have not seen any other use that makes sense. I have mine gathering dust in the garage and may make planters out of them..

WHATEVER, you are gonna love this car. Happy cruisin'

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I have to justify my purchase of the saddle bags again. Not just for my guns, but any thing you may want to carry may rattle around in the back and the saddlebags may help keep it in one place. I love the running boards.
 

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Thanks...

I appreciate the replies.

Ed - Those pictures help a bunch. We are planning to get our SSR from Lindsay, but if that doesn't work out, I'll definitely keep Pallone in mind. The Lindsay salesman I talked to the other night said they are selling at MSRP, no ADM. How did Pallone do? I'd really like to find a dealer that would accept GMS pricing. Since my in-laws retired from GM, that would save us another $5K. :D I would make a trip just about anywhere for that.

I still haven't seen any clear pictures of the saddle bags.

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price

I dont think gm employee discount applies to ssr
 
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The saddle bags are not worth the price. Mine came with all the options, but the saddle bags take up to much room and are now in the attic. I think this is the best attention getting vehical to come out in quite a few years. I love mine and don't care about price, practicality or performce. This is just a fun vehical to drive.
 

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The dream was fun....

...but it is over.

The dealers want to rape you for an SSR. I was not willing to pay $5-10K over MSRP for an SSR, so the wife and I bought a new GTO last Friday night.

Thanks for the replys. I'll see you on the road (in the new Goat).

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Diggs,

I thought the GTO's were going for a premium. How much market adjustment on the Goat?

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I saw some dealers with a $5 or $6K markup, but since we have been good customers before - bought a few new Pontiacs at our dealer since 1987 - we got it for $2K under MSRP.

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On second thought...

Diggs said:
...but it is over.

The dealers want to rape you for an SSR. I was not willing to pay $5-10K over MSRP for an SSR, so the wife and I bought a new GTO last Friday night.

Thanks for the replys. I'll see you on the road (in the new Goat).

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...the dream may not be over yet.

I got a promotion at work and a schweeeeet raise so we are looking again for an Ultra-Violet SSR. We want all the options and no more than MSRP. I'm currently waiting on replies from a couple of local dealers and following a couple of eBay auctions. I'd prefer to not have to go out of state but if we have to drive the GTO somewhere and convoy back, so be it.

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Diggs,

If you look hard enough you will find msrp.

I bought my black fully loaded from heritage Chevy in Owings Mills, MD for MSRP.

Good luck. I have yet yo see the ulra violet in person.

Rick:cheers
 

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Try to get the chrome wheels because ...

the purple ones need all the help they can get. Sorry, it just happens to be the fifth color choice out of five colors. Second one that I looked at (after Smokin' Asphalt) was purple and I said wonder who will buy that? Evidently not many. At least you will be pretty unique since most are red and yellow. All comments aside, you will love the car and if you like purple, what difference does it make to the rest of us. Enjoy the ride.:cheers

Keep us up on the performance of the Goat. I love the Grand Turismo Omalagato. Most people thought it stood for Gas, Tires, and Oil, but the true story I will post in the Off Topic section for those inclined to read up.
 

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Take it outside

For all those who are considering buying an Ultraviolet SSR, do one thing before you buy. Take a look at the vehicle outside in the sunshine. The flourescent lighting in most showrooms (3400 lumens) will give the color a very different look inside. It tends to increase the blue aspect of the color. It will look like pale purple metallic in the sunshine.

I have seen the concept SSR and several of the Signature series vehicles. The difference in color is drastic. I was planning to get an Ultraviolet SSR myself, but when I saw the Signature series, I changed my mind. The 10 coat hand painted finish of the Concept SSR is fantastic. It looks more blue the purple. The color changes from blue to varying shades of purple depending on the angle you look at it. They could not duplicate this with the 4 coat process on the Signature Series and were not even close on the production model.

I ordered my SSR as I wanted it. I did not buy one off the lot. If you have this luxury, keep this in mind. Most options on vehicles have a big markup, sometimes as much as 50%. The vehicle itself may have a markup of 10 - 14%. The dealer where I bought my SSR will sell me any RPA I want for 5% over cost. With this in mind, you only need to make 3 to 4 choices when you order an SSR.

1** Do you want the 1SB option?
2**Do you want the carpeted rear cargo area?
3**What color do you want?
4**Do you want chrome wheels? (when available)

All other Accessories/Options( running boards, trailer hitch, cargo net...etc.) can be ordered later, should you want them, for most likely less money. If you have followed this site you will see comments both for and against many of the Accessories. The dealers like to load them up as they see more profit. Why pay for something that may end up sitting in you attic.
 
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The Ultra is the EXACT same color & shade as the 98 Corvette Pace car. which was by all accounts one of the worst looking Vettes ever made, until you removed the stickers, then it is with out a doubt the best looking one. I get more comments on how great it looks from both sexs. GM called the color Radar Blue on the Vette and they made slightly over 1100 replicas, which now sell for $5K over the same year (and mileage) Vette of any other color.

When I pick up my Ultra this week I'll post a pick of the two side by side & you can all judge for your selves. By the way the gal's just love the color.
 
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