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2005 Chevrolet SSR Regular Cab

LS 6.0L V8 4-speed Automatic 4.1 ft. Bed - (34 reviews )

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Buyer beware
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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)


Review

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!


Worst Features

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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Silver Streak
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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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)


Review

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
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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)


Review

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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