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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    I don't think Kia plans for the Stinger to be the backbone of its lineup, I think they plan for it to be a niche halo that will attract people to their more tame offerings. It's not going to lose them an arm and a leg. It's also not going to be a wild success.

    I also believe GM will have a similar product in their own lineup at Holden, eventually.
    There is no "eventually" - if you kill the customer base it stays dead - do you seriously expect Aussies to come back to GM in 2030 saying, sorry we bought a Kia but we're glad to be back?

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Omega is too expensive I'm sure. But a CTS-sized Alpha Chevy with an LF3 would be the easy answer, or I guess if you have to, an ideal Buick Grand National. But the skeptic in me says sedans don't sell and RWD performance sedans even less so I doubt GM would build something.

    Kia has almost literally nothing exciting in their lineup so I see why they came out with the Stinger.
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    There is no "eventually" - if you kill the customer base it stays dead - do you seriously expect Aussies to come back to GM in 2030 saying, sorry we bought a Kia but we're glad to be back?
    There is an "eventually" in so far as if it's not out today and will be in the future at an unknown date, there's "eventually."

    It's not about recovering a customer base, it's about establishing a headliner car for the brand. It's not going to sell in large numbers. There is no customer base to revive, as GM will be killing the traditional Commodore either way and MOST of the people not buying the new one and buying something else or a Kia Stinger instead probably aren't interested in Holden anymore.

    There's a small portion of that portion of 30,000 sales that will come back for a loaded SS-like spiritual successor to the old Commodore.

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    A future collectible, for sure.
    Hard to say really. Rare doesn't always translate to collectible. 4 doors tend to kill collectibility and if that doesn't styling probably will.

    Cars that tend to be collectible are ones that people lust after when they are young and can't afford them. When they get older and have disposable income they tend to go back to those same cars.

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    No more or less attractive than any other Chevy.
    You're joking right? The Camaro and Corvette are just two examples of far more attractive styling.
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

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    You're joking right? The Camaro and Corvette are just two examples of far more attractive styling.
    Not really....
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by RamJet502 View Post
    You're joking right? The Camaro and Corvette are just two examples of far more attractive styling.
    I don't mind the Corvette but I think the Camaro styling is not so good.

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by RamJet502 View Post
    You're joking right? The Camaro and Corvette are just two examples of far more attractive styling.
    I would agree they are more attractive but they're high performance coupes and obviously styling is a big factor. The SS is just a sedan, it doesn't need to look overstyled. Could it be a bit more aggressive, yeah I guess so. Seems to get enough compliments as is, actually I think the few front end tweaks for '16 helped it just a bit more.

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    I would agree they are more attractive but they're high performance coupes and obviously styling is a big factor. The SS is just a sedan, it doesn't need to look overstyled. Could it be a bit more aggressive, yeah I guess so. Seems to get enough compliments as is, actually I think the few front end tweaks for '16 helped it just a bit more.

    There's always been a love/hate with the Holdens.

    Back before '04: "That Holden Monaro looks awesome, why can't GM bring it over here?"
    *GM brings the car over changing nothing but the grille "Those GTO's look like Cavaliers, come on GM!".

    Exactly. In context, is the SS a better looking sedan, than Corvette is a sports car, than Camaro is a pony car? That's the actual question. I'll say this about them all, we are currently NOT at the historical pinnacle of Chevy design.
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    There's always been a love/hate with the Holdens.

    Back before '04: "That Holden Monaro looks awesome, why can't GM bring it over here?"
    *GM brings the car over changing nothing but the grille "Those GTO's look like Cavaliers, come on GM!".
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    Hard to say really. Rare doesn't always translate to collectible. 4 doors tend to kill collectibility and if that doesn't styling probably will.

    Cars that tend to be collectible are ones that people lust after when they are young and can't afford them. When they get older and have disposable income they tend to go back to those same cars.
    G8 GXPs were not only holding their value, low milers were actually starting to appreciate before the SS came out in '14. Who knows how the SS will be valued in 5, 10, 20 years. But I believe enough people will hold a big enough soft spot for them, where you'd never have an issue selling one for a decent price.
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    G8 GXPs were not only holding their value, low milers were actually starting to appreciate before the SS came out in '14. Who knows how the SS will be valued in 5, 10, 20 years. But I believe enough people will hold a big enough soft spot for them, where you'd never have an issue selling one for a decent price.
    I think what's going to factor in to resale over time, is how long does Mopar keep making 300s/Chargers. If they do go out of production in '18/'19, that's pretty much it for your large RWD V8 sedan. You can't even get a V8 in an E class or 5 series anymore (sans M/AMG).

    I think the V8 6-speed cars will hold their value well regardless.
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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    I think the V8 6-speed cars will hold their value well regardless.
    I think they will as well. That's not why I bought it, however. I typically drive my cars forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I don't mind the Corvette but I think the Camaro styling is not so good.
    The new Camaro looks nearly identical to the previous Camaro. Did you think that one's styling is not so good either?

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    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me2 View Post
    The new Camaro looks nearly identical to the previous Camaro. Did you think that one's styling is not so good either?
    It's not "nearly identical". I see enough differences between the two generations to where I actually prefer the OLDER generation. I thought it was a lot smoother before. It's like they figured they had to go overboard on the new Camaro, knowing it would be the same but different. Making things edgier, making the headlights squintier, lower grille bigger, etc. I just liked the cleaner style of last one, I liked the headlights and the halo integration, I liked the old SS hood, I liked the cleaner rear bumper.

    So sorry, chalk me up with someone who doesn't care for the 6th gen Camaro either.

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