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......