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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

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    I guess that GM needs to define this car's competition. Is it the Charger R/T or SRT8?
    Good point. After thinking this out it actually splits the difference. Charger RT 370 HP, SS sedan 415 HP, SRT8 470 HP

    BUT ... it will be priced closer to SRT8 if not right along with it. Which will make it NOT a performance bargain at all. GM is going to have a hard time deciding what to do with pricing. Price it lower (as it should) please the customer and take a razor thin profit or possibly a small loss ... OR ... Price it around 42-44K closer to SRT8, displease the customer and MEDIA to make a decent profit but at the same time possibly make less sales. They are in a corner on this one. And with Gilles and Chrysler announcing the Core SRT8 lineup it squeezes GM on the pricing even more.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvisuperman View Post
    $35k-$40k (USD) would be reasonable... Much more than that and sales will be a disaster.
    What would you consider good sales for the SS sedan, they probably are only going to ship about 1,000 units a month to the states.

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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit Orange View Post
    Good point. After thinking this out it actually splits the difference. Charger RT 370 HP, SS sedan 415 HP, SRT8 470 HP

    BUT ... it will be priced closer to SRT8 if not right along with it. Which will make it NOT a performance bargain at all. GM is going to have a hard time deciding what to do with pricing. Price it lower (as it should) please the customer and take a razor thin profit or possibly a small loss ... OR ... Price it around 42-44K closer to SRT8, displease the customer and MEDIA to make a decent profit but at the same time possibly make less sales. They are in a corner on this one. And with Gilles and Chrysler announcing the Core SRT8 lineup it squeezes GM on the pricing even more.

    For anyone who hasn't driven an SRT8, it is a big bruiser of a large, powerful, muscle car. I'd doubt that the (GM didn't bother to give it a name)-SS's 415 hp, could keep up with it. Of course, if it were available with a 6 speed manual, now that's a whole different ball game. Not that it would be that much faster, but it would be that much more desirable. That my friend, is what gets people to part with their money.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    It'll be in the $40-45k range. The amount of standard safety stuff quickly pushes the price up high. Know how I know? Almost all of it is on our Flex minus HUD and lane departure.

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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    GM shouldn't market this directly at the SRT8 or Charger R/T, they should market this as a refined sedan that is very capable at cornering. I feel that "muscle car" is just flat out the wrong image for this car and especially at that price point. A muscle car when they came into existence was a medium size (which is bigger then current large cars) low priced vehicle with a really big engine. True muscle cars can no longer exist purely based on the fact that customers expect a car that can stop and turn things that muscle cars were never really good at. So really we all need to stop trying to chase muscle cars as with the current market conditions they simply can no longer exist.

    Let alone to consider the Dodge Charger SRT8 as a muscle car with it's $44,000 price tag and all of the creature comforts really doesn't fit the bill. Take a bare bones Charger and drop in it the 6.4L Hemi V-8 then you would have your muscle car (or as close to it as you are going to get in the Charger).

    There are simply some realities that we have to consider when importing a car from Australia to the United States. Currency exchange rates do not favor this move, as a result any product that they ship currently only makes sense on the higher end niche market (low volume and high prices). As a result we are likely going to see the SS sedan very well appointed in base trim with probably few options and at a high price. Bringing over the V6 model and charging lets say $25,000 even with no options might not be profitable or worth it. The only way that you will see the Commodore in the US fully with all trims would be with North American production.

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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    I voted $35-40K based on the feature content, but at the same time, who wants to pay that much for a blandly styled car that doesn't even have a name?
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    GM shouldn't market this directly at the SRT8 or Charger R/T, they should market this as a refined sedan that is very capable at cornering. I feel that "muscle car" is just flat out the wrong image for this car and especially at that price point. A muscle car when they came into existence was a medium size (which is bigger then current large cars) low priced vehicle with a really big engine. True muscle cars can no longer exist purely based on the fact that customers expect a car that can stop and turn things that muscle cars were never really good at. So really we all need to stop trying to chase muscle cars as with the current market conditions they simply can no longer exist.

    Let alone to consider the Dodge Charger SRT8 as a muscle car with it's $44,000 price tag and all of the creature comforts really doesn't fit the bill. Take a bare bones Charger and drop in it the 6.4L Hemi V-8 then you would have your muscle car (or as close to it as you are going to get in the Charger).

    There are simply some realities that we have to consider when importing a car from Australia to the United States. Currency exchange rates do not favor this move, as a result any product that they ship currently only makes sense on the higher end niche market (low volume and high prices). As a result we are likely going to see the SS sedan very well appointed in base trim with probably few options and at a high price. Bringing over the V6 model and charging lets say $25,000 even with no options might not be profitable or worth it. The only way that you will see the Commodore in the US fully with all trims would be with North American production.

    I'm sure that GM will try to position it in such a way. I mean, they've been telling us it's the "Four Door Corvette" for years now.

    I also agree that this importing from Australia business can be dicey. Maybe that's why GM didn't want to commit to using one of it's traditional Chevy brand names on this car.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    They need to charge no more then a non SRT Charger/300 Hemi V8 model would go for! Charging as much as the 470HP SRT model would be an EPIC mistake! I wish they had called this model the Chevelle and offered the V6 model with the V8 as an SS and with an SS 427 version using the LS7 for the top to compete with and BEAT the Charger at its own game! SS is a strange thing to name an entire model when it should be a variant of that model! What were they thinking?---It will still be a nice car though even with this uneven and convoluted naming scheme!

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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    40-45 I think is fair. Any more than that is hard for me to justify. I really want this car, but a charger rt is far more the bargain, and an srt8 is a superior car IMO. If this car is close to $50k Id have to wait for a nice use one.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvisuperman View Post
    $35k-$40k (USD) would be reasonable... Much more than that and sales will be a disaster.
    Totally agree. If it's available in Canada, it should be priced the same or it will also be a sales disaster here.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    I posted what GM WILL charge... $40,000-$45,000. It would be a pleasant surprise if it goes for less than that.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    I would LIKE it to be $35k-$40k. I am EXPECTING it to be $40-$45k.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    I voted $40K to $45K though I expect a $39,995 starting price. It is a whole $5 difference you know.
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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    I have no problem paying mid to high $30 for a Caprice....none at all.

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    Re: What is a fair price for the Chevy SS?

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    What would you consider good sales for the SS sedan, they probably are only going to ship about 1,000 units a month to the states.
    Good sales would be what they're expecting, a sales disaster would be anything less!
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