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Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:53 pm

New Chevy Colorado midsize pickup gets $20,995 base price
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"Both the base Canyon and Colorado come equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four making 200 hp mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A more powerful 3.6-liter V6 will be offered, making 305 hp and sending power through a six-speed automatic."

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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby InlinePaul » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:59 pm

Nice they are still offering manual transmissions, but for me too modern. Too much computer stuff, too many gizmos, too big (probably close to what full sized pickup once was), too many gears, wheels too fancy.

A shame they don't make them like this anymore:
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Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:40 pm

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Cost for selecting Manual Transmission option is same as for ordering a Neutron

Having spent a couple of nights with a 2015 model, it’s gotten real difficult to come up with a big complaint now. The manual has livened up the SS to the point where I went out for a spirited late-night drive (just because) and hurled it around my favorite expressway interchange ramps and stretches of road.

No surprises with the LS3 V8 that has good grunt everywhere in the rev range, quick throttle response and makes great V8 rumbly noises. The six-speed shifter is notchier than I would like and I did get hung up between second-to-third gear shifts a few times, but I’m guessing more seat time would ultimately remedy things. The clutch pedal isn’t overly light or heavy, and grabs in the middle of the pedal stroke and the pedals are spaced well for my tastes.

Besides the manual raising the SS’ performance game, the magnetic suspension helps make it a more user-friendly vehicle. You now have the best of both worlds with the ability to firm things up when you want and to soften the suspension when you’re commuting around normally. Even with things in sport mode, the ride is livable, but it’s real comfy in the tour setting.

Even the as-tested price of $46,865 doesn’t seem absurd considering the clean sheetmetal styling and amount of performance you get.

You can call the SS a budget BMW M3 of sorts. The M3 starts at $62,950 with 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbocharged I6, which matches up fairly closely with the SS’ 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque from its V8. No, the SS doesn’t have a fancy carbon fiber driveshaft and roof panel or aluminum body panels and suspension bits. Without all those weight-saving efforts, the Chevy is quite a bit heavier than the M3 (3,940 pounds vs. 3,540 pounds), but it doesn’t feel overweight or lumbering on the streets.

The 6.2-liter V8 provides a ton of power. I even started in third gear by accident, but got going very quickly and didn’t bog out at all. Oh yeah, and hooray for a manual transmission! Please, please people, buy this configuration, or we’ll never see them again.


Like our long-term Jaguar F-Type R, but to a lesser extent, if you leave it in gear a little long, or abruptly come off the throttle, you get a nice pop from the muffler. I’d like a little more exhaust volume, maybe with a button to turn it on and off. The actual gearbox is pretty easy to use, though it did get hung up a few times on the 2-3 and 4-5 shift, and in the morning it felt a little notchy.
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby six » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:47 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Oh yeah, and hooray for a manual transmission! Please, please people, buy this configuration, or we’ll never see them again.


You can BET ALL YOUR F'ING HORSES that I will sure as hell buy the manual SS!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Currently finishing up gathering the funds needed for the downpayment. SS to come early 2015!!!!!

Oh, and on a side note, SOOO JELLY of you and your 2015 SS experience!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:59 pm

six wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Oh yeah, and hooray for a manual transmission! Please, please people, buy this configuration, or we’ll never see them again.


You can BET ALL YOUR F'ING HORSES that I will sure as hell buy the manual SS!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Currently finishing up gathering the funds needed for the downpayment. SS to come early 2015!!!!!

Oh, and on a side note, SOOO JELLY of you and your 2015 SS experience!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

No So Jelly Be You - that were Autoweek Staff makin up words.

Yes, let's hope the market supports them with some sales. It is disappoint when all engineering, certification and investment costs be paid up front and buyers stay away in droves (Is that ox a moron, or is that really possible?).
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby six » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:28 pm

I hope so too, but the Chevrolet SS is such a rare car regardless of transmission... However, given that it's just an imported Holden, as long as sales is good in Australia, it should be good for us too.
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Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:45 pm

six wrote:I hope so too, but the Chevrolet SS is such a rare car regardless of transmission... However, given that it's just an imported Holden, as long as sales is good in Australia, it should be good for us too.

Too bad that GM is shutting down production in Australia in 2017. Mebbe they will see fit to replace them with something manufactured in North America.
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby six » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:59 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Too bad that GM is shutting down production in Australia in 2017. Mebbe they will see fit to replace them with something manufactured in North America.

Yes, that will be a sad day. :(
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Postby theholycow » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:04 pm

six wrote:You can BET ALL YOUR F'ING HORSES that I will sure as hell buy the manual SS!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Thank you!

Also:
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby six » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:15 pm

Lol :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby potownrob » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:51 am

theholycow wrote:Image
(Replace "girl" with "cow".)
you're a girl now?!?! :?: :? :) :D :twisted: :mrgreen:
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby Squint » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:08 pm

potownrob wrote:
theholycow wrote:Image
(Replace "girl" with "cow".)
you're a girl now?!?! :?: :? :) :D :twisted: :mrgreen:

He's got udders, doesn't he?!?
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby theholycow » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:30 pm

Squint wrote:
potownrob wrote:
theholycow wrote:Image
(Replace "girl" with "cow".)
you're a girl now?!?! :?: :? :) :D :twisted: :mrgreen:

He's got udders, doesn't he?!?

Milk me. I dare you. :lol:
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby Squint » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:03 pm

theholycow wrote:
Squint wrote:He's got udders, doesn't he?!?

Milk me. I dare you. :lol:

Totally doable, but you'll have to ask Mr. Focker.
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Re: The Amish are Back!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:06 pm

Squint wrote:
theholycow wrote:
Squint wrote:He's got udders, doesn't he?!?

Milk me. I dare you. :lol:

Totally doable, but you'll have to ask Mr. Focker.

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