My daytime job boss is a huge GM fan. He especially likes the obscure cars – he owns two Fieros and a Solstice. We were chatting yesterday and the Chevy Caprice and SS came up. We agreed that both are cool and have a lot going for them. We also agreed on the fact that we can’t tell the difference between the Caprice, SS, Malibu, and Impala. They all just look so similar.
I argued that this is a good thing for the SS and the Caprice. Like the original BMW M5, they are wolfs in sheeps’ clothing. Then I conceded that I probably wouldn’t buy one, unless the price was OMGawesome, because they both look like the Malibu. And the interiors are rather awful.
Then I went to the Chevy website. I built my SS, which came up to approximately $50,000. Then, out of pure curiosity, I checked the local dealer inventory. While my blue with six-speed stick SS wasn’t available, a local dealer had a new red automatic SS. This was surprising as I have seen a total of one Chevy SSs in real life. Here is the shocking part – before any discussions, they are willing to sell it for almost ten grand off MSRP!
So, a brand new, 415hp V8, rear wheel drive, sedan for $40,000. Can you find a better sport sedan bang for the buck?
Yes! Yes, you can!
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