Nice, Nice, Nice. This red beauty has been great since the day I bought it new off the showroom floor on Halloween, 2000. Was actually looking for a Coupe w/ automatic tranny for rush hour commute. Luckily I didn't find one, and I have no complaints with this SLP 6-speed SS convertible! (Except perhaps original Goodyear F-1 tires which are now long gone!) Looks, performance, looks (and second looks)from women, comfort, decent mileage, plus lots of options (except traction control) make for a great car and ownership experience! Trick SLP options include exhaust system and chrome wheels, both of which I am very pleased with.
LS1 w/ six speed
Can't think of any right offhand except perhaps more horsepower!
I bought this car used in 2004 with 11,000 miles on it. Went from New Orleans to Grand Ledge, Michigan to get it sight unseen. Turned out to be worth the trip. My first ride was the 1000+ mile trip back home with the car in which it performed flawlessly, even in the tropical storm, (no roof leaks) at my return to Louisiana. Fuel efficiency was unbelievable on this trip considering the power. This car has remarkable power, but is a mild mannered city cruiser with a better than average ride when your foot is not heavy on the gas. Exterior styling is excellent with the black top on a black car and chrome 5 spoke wheels. Exhaust note is awesome when you get on the accelerator.
Acceleration and exhaust sound. Ease of covertible top use. Gas mileage for a car with this much power is incredible. Monsoon stereo with CD changer is better than average.
A new Camaro with retro styling to compete with Mustangs would be a start, and one which would rival the soon to be released Shelby Gt500 would be a great way to unveil it. Maybe Chevy could beat the release date of the Shelby for a can't miss marketing strategy.
This is a real nice car, excellent
convertible top functionality (though
it leaks in automatic car washes), no
lack of power, handles quite well,
adequate mileage out of stock goodyear
tires, large doors are a pain in tight
parking spots, six speed can be a bear
in stop and go traffic, leather seats
could be better bolstered, gets a lot
of positive commewnts by passers-by.