My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

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    My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    I figured I'd post some general comments on my new 2015, Heron White, six speed manual, Chevy SS. This is day 2.


    First off, the exhaust note on this car is awesome, especially the way it burbles and pops on deceleration. Love that! My wife asked, "is the muffler supposed to sound like that?" YES! The TR-6060 shifts smoothly and precisely, much better than some other Tremecs and T-56s I've driven in the past. The LS3 is the LS3. I don't think I need to comment on it. But I will say this, you can put the LS3/TR-6060 combo in a turd and it would be transformed into a fun car. I mean think about the worst car you have ever driven, and imagine it with an LS3 and TR-6060.

    The SS feels much more nimble than it's size would indicate. The steering feel is great and direct - at least as good as any BMW I've driven. Much better than the last Camaro SS I drove. I find that weird, but whatever. I've been playing around with the adjustable suspension. Touring is a little too soft for me - especially around turns. Sport is better. But I think the Performance mode suits me the best. Someone asked me how the chassis dynamics compare to the car it replaces, my 2006 CTS with the 18" wheel Performance Package. You really need to have the SS set in "Performance" to get the same sort of handling, but the SS does have superior steering and brakes. And speaking of brakes, you really need those Brembos, because you will find yourself going faster than you thought, if you're not careful. So far the MRC is pretty fantastic. Very impressive in the way it controls the chassis yet delivers a comfortable ride. It suits the personality of this large, fast sedan perfectly. For all of those hoping for a 1LE option next year, be careful what you wish for.

    I'm still learning it's tech features. The collision avoidance is a bit annoying. I mean, I live in an urban area and am surrounded by other cars in close proximity. I need to read up on that and see if I can disable it or reset it or something.

    Yes, it's a cool car, but I do have some early complaints. I just ASSUMED that this car would have Homelink. It does not! I had to take a garage remote out of one of my 25 year old 3rd gen Camaros, and clip it to the visor. No biggie on that, just surprising.

    The thing that does bug me though, is the driver's side, left side lower bolster. It digs into my left thigh and left buttocks and there is no way to adjust it. My left leg gets numb after about 30 minutes. I went on SS Forums and this is a common complaint. Some owners have gone as far as removing some padding from the left bolster. You shouldn't need to do that on a nearly $50K car. We'll see how it goes as I drive it more. At some point, either the left bolster or my left thigh will have to surrender.

    I'll post more impression and some pics later......





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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Congrats! We need to expedite the picture process though.

    That's weird that it doesn't have Homelink. Crazy. Is it an option, or does the SS not offer it at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Congrats! We need to expedite the picture process though.

    That's weird that it doesn't have Homelink. Crazy. Is it an option, or does the SS not offer it at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Not available at all
    That's strange.

    Do they not use them down under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    That's strange.

    Do they not use them down under?
    Don't know, bro. I figured that I just must not know where it is and went through the owner's manual. Found nothing. Then I went on SSForums where there are several threads about no Homelink available.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    i drove an SS a few days ago and boy did I loved it, it was an auto and I didn't care. Post pictures when possible, please!
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    Man, just when I was ready to boot this out of the new ticker, I see that it's you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    The thing that does bug me though is the driver's side, left side lower bolster. It digs into my left thigh and left buttocks and there is no way to adjust it. My left leg gets numb after about 30 minutes. I went on SS Forums and this is a common complaint. Some owners have gone as far as removing some padding from the left bolster. You shouldn't need to do that on a nearly $50K car. We'll see how it goes as I drive it more. At some point, either the left bolster or my left thigh will have to surrender.
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    Man, just when I was ready to boot this out of the new ticker, I see that it's you.



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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    You have a great car there. I have home link in both my vehicles but use the garage remote with the convertible. No big deal. As far as the seats are concerned, perhaps the average Australian is smaller than the average American so the seats are narrower. A possible reason for your discomfort. Just wondering.
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    Congratulations...I'm envious. This has been the only car (since they threw us a bone and we get the manual now too) that I've contemplated getting rid of my Legacy GT for. Throw the GTX3071R into the Legacy or trade in for an SS...hmmmm...

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    It IS silly that there's no Homelink! WTF?! And that left bolster issue sounds terrible. But I still love the car. If it had a little more power I'd actually be driving a Chevy. I haven't driven a Chevy since 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Think of this way....

    I buy my own long term test cars, since GM doesn't seem to want to supply us anymore.
    First drives would bankrupt us under this business model.

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    It IS silly that there's no Homelink! WTF?! And that left bolster issue sounds terrible. But I still love the car. If it had a little more power I'd actually be driving a Chevy. I haven't driven a Chevy since 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    You have a great car there. I have home link in both my vehicles but use the garage remote with the convertible. No big deal. As far as the seats are concerned, perhaps the average Australian is smaller than the average American so the seats are narrower. A possible reason for your discomfort. Just wondering.
    Maybe. But it's ONLY the left side, bottom bolster for everyone. Not the right or the left and right. Only the left bottom.
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    I thought you had decried the lackluster styling of the SS. In any case, it's a 'four door Camaro' that holds real people - and that you can see out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingElvis View Post
    I thought you had decried the lackluster styling of the SS. In any case, it's a 'four door Camaro' that holds real people - and that you can see out of.
    The styling is lackluster. But the drive is fun.
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