I am an enthusiast and love to drive. I did not really need to order a new SS, but I wanted a toy that would be a fun investment. My SS delivered, yeah it was politically correct with lighter & ashtrays; room and comfort for both my wife & grandmother in the same trip. My SS has been driven primarily as a highway cruiser, and has driven 300 miles in three hours, on regular gas an gets 25-28 mpg. I only need to pull it out of the garage to turn heads and there is always someone asking me to 1st bidder when I sell.
Smooth, quick and efficient, The LT1 V8.
In 1996 the build quality was lower than todays standard and thats my only complaint. Panel gaps were much larger then. The only thing I replaced are tires (road hazard) and brakes, they just got old, due to not using them, rust.