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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    I gave it a 1, since it looks awful compared to my G8.
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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    Voted 1! Very disappointed with how conservative the styling is for a SS model!! The fact that no part of the lower grill is body color makes the front of the car look cheap!
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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    im giving the SS a 8 based on the Holden SSV. The Holden version looks sharp and aggressive while the choice of colour and wheels on this makes it look akward. GM could have put a bit of effort in making a unique front facasia for the SS to make the bowtie fit because the bowtie looks odd. I can see people buying Holden badges for these when they come out like we buy bowties.

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    After five years of extreme hype on this website, I admit I had greater far expectations.

    Even after three tries, it appears that GM still hasn't figured out how to position a Holden product into the US muscle car segment. It's nice enough, but it ain't gonna turn many heads. If you want a "sleeper", here's your car.

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    Quote Originally Posted by SigEpCutlass View Post
    The fact that no part of the lower grill is not body color makes the front of the car look cheap!
    Cheap? What?





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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    I was generous and gave it a five. The back end is a decent redesign, but the front end is way off and looks rebadged just to be a Chevy, not designed to look like a Chevy. The entire car looks like a facelift of an already 10 year old car. There is no new ground broken with styling. It's just a stop gap.

    There should have been a proper RWD Impala developed. The new Impala at least has some advanced styling though not spectacular.

    An exciting V8 muscle sedan should at least have some unique boldness of the Camaro and Corvette to play from.
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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    5 years to come up with that!!

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSanator View Post
    im giving the SS a 8 based on the Holden SSV. The Holden version looks sharp and aggressive while the choice of colour and wheels on this makes it look akward. GM could have put a bit of effort in making a unique front facasia for the SS to make the bowtie fit because the bowtie looks odd. I can see people buying Holden badges for these when they come out like we buy bowties.
    No, the Holden Commodore SSV does not look sharp. The only difference between the exteriors of the Commodore SSV and the Chevrolet SS is the Holden has the circle lion and the Chevy has the bowtie. The sides and rear of these cars are mediocre, but tolerable. The font end of the Holden Commodore SSV/Chevrolet SS is putrid.

    You may correctly argue that Hyundai and Audi have featured similar flat black bumpers for years. The flat black bumper was a mistake when Hyundai did it. It was a mistake when Audi did it. It is still a mistake now that Holden and Chevrolet are doing it. Holden and Chevrolet have no excuse because they should have learned from the mistakes of their competitors.

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aych Es Vee View Post
    Cheap? What?



    All you are saying is that there are precedents for the god-awful mess that is the Holden Commodore SSV/Chevrolet SS front end. Let me go "Mom" for a second--If your friends jump off a bridge, then will you jump off it too?

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    I gave it a 6 because I think that for the most part it is a good looking vehicle, but the most expressive part is where they screwed up the most: The front end. The hexagonal lower grille is the worst part, I would have rather seen the Calais front end come over on the SS rather than the SS-V's.

    I think that the rear and side turned out nicely and actually fit into the Chevy lineup pretty well, it actually looks more grown up than everything below the Impala. The rear end treatment is far better than that of the Malibu.

    The front end is just too clunky looking and a mish-mash of design features that are "in" now but will not age well even a couple of years down the road. For what Chevy wants the SS to be, the styling is too tame, and for the more conservative leaning Australian market, it [the front end] just isn't designed well.

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    But what if the rating were between the two looks below?






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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    But what if the rating were between the two looks below?





    The high gloss painted black trim makes all the difference. I cant believe they are leaving that unpainted in the Chev SS it just looks so much more bland and cheap.

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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    I gave it a 4 for being waaaay too conservative. Yes, I'm sure the chassis will best the MOPAR RWD bunch. I'm sure it will handle great, have the perfect balance of ride and handling, be fast with good MPG and a cavernous interior, but it's not even as good looking or sporty looking as the FWD Impala. It's not even in the same league as the Impala. The back end isn't bad, but I don't know why they didn't at least give it LEDs for this class of car. The front looks outdated and inexplicably doesn't have the improved new Chevrolet face grill where it matters most. The greenhouse is too rounded and tall at the B-pillar and could me much sleeker, though it gets a pass for being carry-over. The strong fender flares are nice, but those were already on the G8. I think these side-by-side pics really show the missed potential here.





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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    You should compare the Impala with the Calais V

    The Calais kills it for me i just don't think the Impala has a strong rear or side profile the only area it excels is the front end
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    Re: Rate the Chevrolet SS styling.

    In a generous mood so I gave it a 6. If it weren't for the powertrain this car would be just another dull mid ize sedan.

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