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LS 6.0L V8 4-speed Automatic 4.1 ft. Bed - (31 reviews )
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The coolest car ever .
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By shams
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I have driven almost every exotic car being in the car business for many years, there is none as fun and as cool as the six speed SSR i bought from Freehold Pontiac. GM made the mistake of introducing the SSR with a weak engine initially, what a mistake! that is why this magnificent did not do well, they should remake the car with some upgrades and a 600 HP engine. and you will see that it will outsell any convertible sport car out there, this work of art turns more heads than Ferrari and Lambo. It is such fun to drive that when you get home , you feel like going out again for another ride, now that is cool, how many other cars can you say that for? I hope GM is reading our comments.


Best Features

The original idea of the designer of this car, which by the way deserves gold medal. the look, comfort, the attention, the whole package, just love it , my 911 is sitting in the garage ever since i bought the 2005 SSR.


Worst Features

Re introduce this vehicle again, 600 HP motor, SPARE TIRE, interior storage, better sound system/with Nav, power cargo cover. I hope GM does not discard this icon, it could be a money maker for GM if they play their cards right.


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I had an SSR
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By wayne
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Overheated numerous times, fan quit at 20k miles, transmission leak at 30k miles, electronics when out 3 times, broken inside door handles got stuck in car once when they broke. GM is just selling cheap parts, no electric fan should break down that many times in 25K miles.


Best Features

Convertible, nice driving.


Worst Features

Put a $5 fan in it instead of the 50 cent OEM. GM quit telling me temp gage is at normal 1/2 way to hot. It don't run there when your driving at speed, only when you get into stop & go, and the fan never comes on.


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Buyer beware
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By Wendy
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I have never owned a vehicle that spent as much time in the shop as this vehicle has. Yes, I love the power and the unique sporty look, but its all a facade. This vehicle has spent nearly 60 days in the shop for various problems and it has under 14K miles. GM did not manufacture sufficient replacement parts to fix these vehicles either. So be warned. So far, they had to replace my starter & ignition, both internal door releases, the water pump, and the latest is the headlights and other electircal and something with the center console. And the cupholders everyone seems to mention, mine broke too. This vehicle has been in the shop an average of every 2K miles. A 2 rating was generous!


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Maybe GM could actually give a darn about the vehicles after they leave the lot. No wonder people don't want to buy American anymore.


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By SilverStreak
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Biggest complaints: Road noise in the cabin. Also miss the temp/direction mirror like in my TrailBlazer LXT. My first sportcar and it's a head turner. Can be a nice docile little putt putt going to the grocery store, but stand on the pedal and you're rocking at 85 without a thought. Love the top, but I do have a paint wear spot on the passenger side.


Best Features

Roof. The deck release really freaks people when the deck raises and no one is near them.


Worst Features

Mirror with temperature and direction. OnStar.


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Rad Retro
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By HUN
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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An attention getter wherever I go. The retro styling with the up to date performance package are a sweet combo. The utility of a pickup bed albiet small and convertible top just add to the sweetness. My teens are always after me for the keys. Chevrolet was on the right track with this idea however it is probably a little too rad for the people who can afford one. End of production in '06 will only serve to vault this vehicle into collector status. Well done Chevrolet.


Best Features

Engine transmission suspension upscale interior with no cheap stuff.


Worst Features

A flip up (rumble) seat in the truck bed for those occasional extra passengers


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