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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab

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LS 6.0L V8 4-speed Automatic 4.1 ft. Bed - (32 reviews )

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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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Mark's Black Magic
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By Mark Steed
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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 had no intention on buying the SSR but once I test drove it, I was hooked! My former hot rod was a 67 Chevelle SS. It doesn't have the pull of the 396, but it's just as quick in the 1/8th & it's a little more fun actually with its handling. You must pay attention in turns & parking due to the pontoon fenders. It's quite the head turner & have had nothing but bad things said about it cause let's face it...Its phat! Paint & finish could be a lot better quality. It looks good with & w/o the running boards, but for $1600.00 they look good on mine. Extras are outragous, but comes w/the territory. The top's compartment bonnet rattles a little when it's windy & when my speed is up. All in all it's my heartskip in America


Best Features

The cross between the '57 Ford hardtop convertible (first of its kind), the style of grandpa's '53 Chevy p/up and the performance of the lavish Corvette. These combinations make this p/up a rare and unique item that carries the SSR to be an outstanding vehicle and true modern day collectors item.


Worst Features

Better paint & finish, stronger tranny, driveshaft & rear assembly. Heavier cylinders to hold down top's compartment bonnet more securely. And more reasonably priced extra's. Afterall the inital purchase is substansual. Also to have the OnStar feature at least offered as an option (wasn't in '05).


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SSr first month of ownership
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By Alyce
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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Gas is what I figured, not good but not awful considering you have 390 horses moving 4700 pounds of weight. Actual gas mileage is 15 city and 19 highway. There are a lot of vehicles on the road getting worse. The ride, well that's in the rider, for me it is a dream to drive top down or up. There are a few down sides, when the top is up there are more than the usual creaks and noises, top down needless to say, its a cruiser like you have never driven. To stop the wind blowing your hair all over be sure to buy the windbreak option, well worth the price. Yes its a bit pricy, which in this person's opinion was part of the poor sales, the other was, its not really a truck , is it?


Worst Features

Alas, Chevy has stopped making this vehicle, too bad too. There are many things that would improve the vehicle over time. Like the Prowler, the SSR will be a thing of the past. 30 years from now everone will pay big bucks at the Barrett/ Jackson auction


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My Dream Truck!
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By Fred Austin
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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 own a '05 Chevy SSR and it's been just perfect. I live in Salt Lake City and some members of my family are English teachers in the Mexican city of Guadalajara and I decided to visit them last September in that city. So me and one of my daughters went down there in the SSR. It behaved just excellent, as I expected, even though gas mileage was the worst part (what can I expect from a sports truck) of the trip, everything else was awesome. The truck handles very well on the Mexican roads and curves, it does everything well and also you can have some heads turning to see the truck passing by. I've had such a beautiful experience. I’m in love with my SSR!


Best Features

Exterior design, hard top, pick-up truck convertible. I love the huge trunk for such small cabin.


Worst Features

More leg room (I’m 6'3) and more space on both sides of both seats as well.


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Great Sportster
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By Dennis
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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 got mine in silver with all options. Has been simply great--the towing is great for a tandem waverunner combo. Wish it were quicker off the line. The weight plays a part--more power always a plus. Can't see what else would give me as much fun towing two waverunners down a two-lane road on the way to a lake!


Best Features

The retractable hardtop. Have demo'd it at least a dozen times for gawkers.


Worst Features

Quicker off the line.


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