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Today there is a Black SSR ending on ebay that the seller states is a low mileage "buy back" from a customer then auctioned by gm. What the heck is that? Then he says everything works perfect. Why would they buy back a perfect truck? I think there is something wrong in Denmark AND Buffalo, MN today.

What do you think?

SSR-less near Seattle
 

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toycarcollector said:
Today there is a Black SSR ending on ebay that the seller states is a low mileage "buy back" from a customer then auctioned by gm. What the heck is that? Then he says everything works perfect. Why would they buy back a perfect truck? I think there is something wrong in Denmark AND Buffalo, MN today.

What do you think?

SSR-less near Seattle
I just e-mailed the seller. Let's see if he/she responds before the end of the auction.

Don
 

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HARDOC said:
I just e-mailed the seller. Let's see if he/she responds before the end of the auction.

Don
From : Patrick Ryan <[email protected]>
Sent : Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject : RE: Question to seller regarding eBay Item #4549112161

The reason it was a buy back due to the power top being out of alignment. They had problems with some of the ssr's having top troubles. General Motors corrects the problem and then sells the vehicle at a Gm auto auction. The car has warranty till november of 2007 or 36,000 miles.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the emai,
Patrick Ryan
Don't hesitate to call with any other questions.
763-286-8046l

To: [email protected]
Subject: Question to seller regarding eBay Item #4549112161
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 09:21:15 -0400

A user on eBay Motors has sent you a question regarding your listing.
eBay Item Number : 4549112161
Message Sent : 05/14/2005 09:21:15 EST
4549112161

Best to contact this user by Email
Best Time: AM PST

>Why was it a BUYBACK? What were/are it's issues? What is the remaining length of the warranty?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4549112161
 

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Find it interesting that GM would buy this back because of a top alignment problem. Dealer would have to make more than several failed attempts to fix before this buy back would even be considered by GM. You would think GM would send someone to the dealership to fix the problem before buying it back. Seems strange.
 

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Find it interesting that GM would buy this back because of a top alignment problem. Dealer would have to make more than several failed attempts to fix before this buy back would even be considered by GM. You would think GM would send someone to the dealership to fix the problem before buying it back. Seems strange.
I also noticed when scanning the body panels condition, they're all rated "good", not "excellent".
 

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this is what my baby was supposed to be, a "lemon law buy back". also for the roof. now when my service guy looks up the history of the truck nothing shows- no warranty work at all. the wires for the flipper have been spliced and I think the tonnau has been painted. it's going in monday for a proper repair of the wires and hydraulic lines.
look at my post "roof scuff" and see if you can spot similar scratches on the photos of the truck on ebay.
I dont know what the heck the prob was that "lemoned" black beauty, I'm just glad to have my ssR :flag
 

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Looks like he might have to keep that one!

toycarcollector said:
Today there is a Black SSR ending on ebay that the seller states is a low mileage "buy back" from a customer then auctioned by gm. What the heck is that? Then he says everything works perfect. Why would they buy back a perfect truck? I think there is something wrong in Denmark AND Buffalo, MN today.

What do you think?

SSR-less near Seattle
Yeah, I watched that one. He wants way too much for it; especially with it being branded. I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole!
 
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I had the same problem witht he roof scratches. The problem is the wire loom cover the covers the lines for the tonnou cover. When the top is retracted the loom bends and breacks at the sleave point, then rubs the top in the down position. A zip tie to the bracing will correct this problem. I notitfed the deallership here in Wichita Falls Texas, they have 4 others all with the same problem. They have all been fixed the same way now. GM should put out a fix bulitin on this. Once ties up go to get some scratch remover, clear coat safe, and you will never know it happened.

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here's the twisted wires

I guess this is an 03 problem.this is getting replaced tomorrow the wires have been pinched and spliced so it can't just be re routed properly. the driver side doesn't have the twist it just goes in a neat straight 'loop'. :confused
I'd be happy if y'all checked :flag
p.s. Stanman I pm'd you about this, THANKS!
 

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if you look close you can see the wires sticking out of the loom and the zip tie someone tried. it doesn't show well but in person the whole thing kinda looks chewed on.
:boxing the roof mecanism won :flag
 
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Scratch on top 04

My 04 Black SSR has the figure 8 scratch just like the others! Monday it goes back to the dealer for a fix! Thanks guys! Walter in Blue Springs, Missouri!
 

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04 Sligshot SSR said:
I had the same problem witht he roof scratches. The problem is the wire loom cover the covers the lines for the tonnou cover. When the top is retracted the loom bends and breacks at the sleave point, then rubs the top in the down position. A zip tie to the bracing will correct this problem. I notitfed the deallership here in Wichita Falls Texas, they have 4 others all with the same problem. They have all been fixed the same way now. GM should put out a fix bulitin on this. Once ties up go to get some scratch remover, clear coat safe, and you will never know it happened.

Stanman
I had the same problem and they made the wires shorter. and re fastened.
 

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I Wouldnt Buy A Lemon . .. .the Vehicle May Be Fine Specially If You Plan On Keeping It Forever But If There Is A Chance You Want To Trade It ...most Dealers Cant Help You I Saw A Mercedes Online The Other Day That Was Customer Priced Almost 10,000 Under Wholesale Of A Non Branded Vehicle The Vehicle Has Been Deteremined To Be A Lemon . ...there Are Enough Problems With New Vehicles Working Bugs Out Than To Buy One That Gm Has Given Up Hope On
 
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call oasis chevrolet 732-316-2600- they did all repairs and handled the buy back- they should give you some insight into the vehicle-the top repairs were minor and no parts
give them the vin when you call
 

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Why?

Why would Ryan Cheverolet be selling a buy back. When I spoke to them they said that SSR's didn't really sell in their neck of the woods. Why would they get one (especially a buy back) and try to sell it? Did they have to bid on it at auction? Are these vehicles so discounted that the dealers make a lot of money when they sell these (example: buy it for $15K and sell it at $30K)?

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