The end of production for the 2004 MY was August 20, so the 2005 MY started after that date, not in April. GM gas not made a decision to end production after the 2005 model, but they will reduce the output of the LCC plant by 50% when the line starts back. Stay tuned, but with the deals on the current models available, why wait? Every day you wait is a day without the joy of driving this sweet ride. :cool
Same thing with the Thunderbird. Ford even announced a "new" 2006 color, "Lime Sorbet", before they pulled the plug. :mad
Just not enough sales to make it profitable, Ford, and GM are loosing money on almost everyone sold.
Continuation of the SSR beyond the 2005 MY is tenuous. Chevrolet reports they have a 300 day supply of SSR's on hand now (a 60 day inventory is normal).
Rumors on other websites indicate that in order to continue the SSR, Chevy needs to breath "new life" into the product. Those rumors include a sedan delivery type panel truck version of the SSR.
My advice is if you want to see the SSR line continue, in either roadster or panel truck versions, write to Chevrolet and let them know your thoughts and desires NOW!!! Don't wait until they've already made the decision to kill it, and then complain because they did.
I dare say, if your wish is for GM to continue production of the SSR into 06, perhaps the best strategy would be to convince them that there is a demand. That would best be accomplished by everyone here rushing out to thier dealer and placing an order for, oh say, 5 - 10 each !! C'mon people, let's get behind this !!!! And tell all your non-SSR friends to do the same ! :lol
It would help if they would advertise the darn thing and promote it!!
I can't tell you how many times people ask me "what is that?" "Who makes it!"
Even with the Chevy "bowtie" emblem on it!! duh!
Most people have never seen one!
Well.......Prowler prices have started to inch up from the lows they hit about 18 months ago. But it is really not an apples to apples comparison, total Prowler production was for the 5 year run was right around 11,000. I don't know the SSR 3 year total but I would bet it will be close to 3 times that number.
2005 SSR Silver
2003 SSR Yellow (gone)
Our other cars: 2005 SL65 Pewter / 2005 G55 Graphite / 2005 SRT-10 Viper Yellow / 2005 SSR Silver / 2004 Gallardo Yellow / 2004 NSX Black / 2006 M45s Graphite / 2004 H2 White / 2002 Candy Red Prowler + 2001 Orange Prowler + 2001 Silver Prowler / 2002 35th Anniversary Camaro SS Convertible / 1970 Black Chevy SWB Pick up / 1969 Garnet Red Camaro SS 350 / 1969 Chevelle SS 396 / 1969 Impala SS 427 / 1968 Chevy Step Side Truck L98/700r4 / 1967 Hugger Orange Camaro 400 / 1966 GTO / 1955 Yellow Chevrolet Truck / 1934 Ford Sedan / 1930 Ford Hiboy Coupe 302 5spd
Rode by Lansing Craft Center yesterday, plant shut down but there was a lot of employee vehicles in the parking lot. I was looking for the parking lots with the 300 plus days supply of SSR's. Meanwhile I have a Aqua Blu 05 onhand, V-8, Manual, all the goodies. Just have to decide over the weekend. Any comments on stick shift, like it or not? It also has the 1SB option, sounds like a lot of extra $$$$.