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    AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

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    02/17/2014 - Page 13



    Chevrolet's hard at work on the new for '14 SS sedan's next evolution; it's expected sooner rather than later. Price and details aren't known, but big upgrades for the next LS3-powered SS are set.

    Look for a manual transmission and GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension. We hear the manual SS arrives this summer as a 2015, with a $2,000-$3,000 premium over today's automatic-only $44,470 sticker.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    This (if true), should make a few people here very happy.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    It would make me happy. However, the GM rep I spoke to at the Chicago show said it wasn't happening. We'll see.
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    A "$2,000-$3,000 premium" over the automatic? SHEESH!! How can GM reconcile this when the stick is cheaper than the auto in the Camaro & Vette?

    May as well set it up for failure so they can claim nobody wants a stick in a sports sedan.
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    With a $2000 to $3000 premium. Generally, a manual is cheaper than an automatic. Or is this the general price increase for the next model year? To include whatever other upgrades to justify the increase?

    If that included the LT-1, I'd order today!

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainDan View Post
    With a $2000 to $3000 premium. Generally, a manual is cheaper than an automatic. Or is this the general price increase for the next model year? To include whatever other upgrades to justify the increase?

    If that included the LT-1, I'd order today!
    The manual in my Saab sedan was a 'no charge' option...over the automatic.

    The same process can be found at BMW and Buick. You want a manual in low demand vehicles...you pay the price.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    This (if true), should make a few people here very happy.
    No, it won't. There'll be SOMETHING that gets 'em riled up.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    No, it won't. There'll be SOMETHING that gets 'em riled up.
    Riled up? Nah. Just disappointed.

    Offering a manual is better, but it still represents the same drivetrain you could get 6 years ago in a G8. The G8 also looks better.

    I already have a G8. It's paid for. Guess I'm keeping it.
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainDan View Post
    Offering a manual is better, but it still represents the same drivetrain you could get 6 years ago in a G8. The G8 also looks better.

    I already have a G8. It's paid for. Guess I'm keeping it.
    I agree the G8 looked better. I'd keep it too, if I were you.

    The SS suffers from the Holden Design Studios latest facination with baroque, needlesly over-wrought front bumper facias.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Autoweek Magazine

    02/17/2014 - Page 13



    Chevrolet's hard at work on the new for '14 SS sedan's next evolution; it's expected sooner rather than later. Price and details aren't known, but big upgrades for the next LS3-powered SS are set.

    Look for a manual transmission and GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension. We hear the manual SS arrives this summer as a 2015, with a $2,000-$3,000 premium over today's automatic-only $44,470 sticker.
    Read the first sentence of the last part. It appears that the increased price may contain the MRC as well.

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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainDan View Post
    Riled up? Nah. Just disappointed.

    Offering a manual is better, but it still represents the same drivetrain you could get 6 years ago in a G8. The G8 also looks better.

    I already have a G8. It's paid for. Guess I'm keeping it.
    I'm in the exact same situation. About to hit 60K miles and keeping it long term.
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    I'll believe it when I see it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a slow news day at AW.
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    makes me sad i did not buy a G8 and waited as long as i have for chevy to come out with their own overpriced version
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    Re: AW: Chevy SS Manual Trans Option Coming For MY15

    This announcement coming just days after I sent a really pointful letter to General Motors about how this car is built 2 feet away from the same exact Holden with the manual trans, yet is offered in auto-only. LOL.

    Well, I now know what my next car will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLeonidas View Post
    This announcement coming just days after I sent a really pointful letter to General Motors about how this car is built 2 feet away from the same exact Holden with the manual trans, yet is offered in auto-only. LOL.

    Well, I now know what my next car will be.
    2 feet? I'm sure the SS is built in literally the same space, following its Holden bretheren on the assembly line
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