Aside from what it's like to drive the 2014 Chevrolet SS, there is really nothing we don't already know about the new performance sedan, a fact confirmed when the order guide for the car popped up in our email. SSForums.com has managed to get its hands on the anticlimactic order guide for the rear-wheel drive Chevrolet showing all of the standard features and the few options that will be offered.

We already knew that the only options on the car will consist of your choice of five exterior colors, a $900 sunroof and a $500 spare tire option that replaces the tire inflation kit, and the rest of the order guide matches up with what Chevrolet already told us about the SS. Even so, this is an exciting car, and as we wait for the SS to go on sale (sometime during the fourth quarter of this year), fans – and potential owners – of this full-size performer should enjoy perusing the leaked order guide to aid in their daydreaming – or their ordering.


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      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      The sad part is that this would be a successful vehicle if it weren't so plain. The people that want this kind of power in a sedan aren't going to spend over $44,000 for a car that looks like a Malibu with a ground-effects kit.
        SethG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ngiotta
        Agreed. The line in the post "this is an exciting car" really only applies to readers here another enthusiasts. With the general public this car will be a dud. It's a car without a market. It's a performance car at near luxury prices being "marketed" under GM's lowest priced brand. This car was on a stand at the NY Auto show and it couldn't get less attention. Maybe it was the Stingray across from it but absolutely nobody was interested. The Spark and Sonics were gettng more attention. It is the most boring looking car in Chevy's lineup which simply won't work given the prices they will ask for it. I'd love to drive one. I might even want to own one (at $30-35K, thank you very much). But the general public couldn't be less interested.
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          @SethG
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      Joseph P. Hopkinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spare wheel isn't really a bad deal - it's a full size spare on a matching rim. That's actually an great deal. Full size spares are awesome!
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joseph P. Hopkinson
        I'd rather wait a few months after people start buying new rims, and just buy a factory spare on ebay for a quarter of what GM will probably charge.
          mikemaj82
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikemaj82
          Correct. And I spent $80 on the wheel/tire combo, and another $40 on the jack kit. How much does this whole kit cost from GM? I bet almost $500.
          Slizzo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikemaj82
          And then have to buy a spare jack kit as well at separate cost. Come on Mike, you had a G8 and would know this!
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      www.ChevySSforums.com
      csrecord
      • 1 Year Ago
      $500 for a spare tire? Something that was included in every car for years? Next thing you know, airlines will be charging to check a bag.
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @csrecord
        As Aaron states, Full size spare. But also means that you get a jack + tire iron kit as well.
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          @Slizzo
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        Zzzbah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @csrecord
        you obviously dont fly much, there are plenty of airlines that charge to check a bag
        adrenalnjunky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @csrecord
        Also - lots of cars have been not including spares, especially for bigger then 22" wheel combos. Even this year's Kia Soul has ditched the spare and gone the "can of sealant" route. Cuts weight from the car, which helps the gas mileage.
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        @csrecord
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        BahamaTodd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @csrecord
        Do you really think the spares in all those cars were free? lol
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        rmkensington
        • 1 Year Ago
        Your better off ordering a mustang thats better in every test out there.
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          Slizzo
          • 1 Year Ago
          You mean TT C6.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        While I agree this car is over-priced and is going to be a flop (along with being ugly) its arguably better than anything from the 60's. So will the 60's car will have...? airbags, stability control, traction control, decent brakes decent ride and handling comfortable seats, nice radio, navigation decent MPG's, 400+HP, and reliability warranty and service centers Some people want an everyday car, not something they have to worry about everyday. 60's cars were garbage as were about every car in the surrounding 20 years. I guess you could dump $100K and resto-mod an old car into something decent, but then you are $50K behind this. SO lets go with the original plan: buy a used G8.
          SethG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @m_2012
          This is true. The SS is better than any car from the 60's. But I don't think that's truly the benchmark. The 300 and Charger are out there. The CTS is out there. There are options from Lexus and Infiniti. At SS prices there are even some German options. Sure, some may be smaller or less powerful than the SS. The SS may beat or match them in some specs. But in order to make a splash it has to be dramatic or beautiful enough to get noticed and/or it has to be a truly great value. It is none of these things. Without a major redesign, I'd be surprised if it sticks around as long as the G8 did.
      ponycargt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Leave it to GM to put out a warmed over car from last decade and try to pass it off as something new. Actually, to say it looks seven years old is being generous -- the G8 already looked outdated when it came out. Only the hardcore GM faithful (the kind who buy one GM product after another without researching or considering other options) will give this thing a second look.
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        @ponycargt
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      Alex
      • 1 Year Ago
      More fine work from Government Motors, this will flop harder than the Volt. They really think that this boring looking sedan can stand up to the SHO Taurus and the SRT-8 Charger? This just feels like a wild shot in the dark to me, I really want GM to succed but this model will fail miserably. A car for a tiny market that already has two established competitors with cars that are just plain better ... what were they thinking, it's like Chevy didn't even try.
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          Ontracks
          • 1 Year Ago
          Please you are going to sit around and plus each other up to defend a car because he said Government Motors? Fair enough, in 2009 61% of GM was owned by the Government, hence the name. Now true most of those shares have been sold back to the public or back to GM, with about 211 million still held by the treasury as of June. So you are right its a nickname is now not a fact. Ford is a perfect example of what NOT taking a bailout can do for a failing company, and please dont sit there and minus and say how bad ford is doing fact check yourself first. We all know what Holden is G8 and GTO were Aussie platforms, this "ss" is no different. Did GM make that sheet metal yep they sure did. I love the new Vette, the ZL1 Camaro is super cool this thing ... not so much.
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          Alex
          • 1 Year Ago
          Strong troll, next time cite the information that "I dont know".
        Andrew Rollason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alex
        The Chevrolet SS is the Holden Commodore. Quite frankly the SRT-8 Charger's build quality is utterly appalling and the SHO Taurus has a pitiful 3.5L V6 putting out 365bhp. In comparison the SS with its 6.2 L LS3 V8 spits out 420bhp. Chevy didn't try. It took a car from Australia with more than $2bn in development costs, more than 3 billion miles of testing on the clock and in the toughest conditions in the world. Quite frankly it makes everything produced in the US look pretty flaky.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alex
        I actually think the car looks pretty good myself. Just needs a darker not chrome finish wheel option and not silver paint. That's what kinda kills the look for me. Besides I'm sure some may prefer a little bit more conservative styling as compared to the SRT8.
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks like a $45k cobalt
      MSU2084
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hideous looking car. I echo what most people on here are saying. This will suffer the same fate as the new Taurus SHO- nice engine, nice engineering, but looks like a car you have to be 65 years old to drive.
      ChaosphereIX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just get a G8, get the Holden Body Kit, and then you have a much better looking car and have saved a boat load of cash to pour into the engine bay and suspension...twin turbo kit anyone?
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          ChaosphereIX
          • 1 Year Ago
          what import costs? Buy a local G8, buy the body kit shipped from Holden, paint, and then use the remainder for power mods...
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        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        Basically the difference between the SS-V Redline (donor car) and the Chev SS is a badge. Same body panels and all. This time the Holden got the Chev look to keep costs down. Even got a sillier longer nose to meet US crash requirements. Guess it might help if you hit a Kangaroo,
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          @Daniel D
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      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still bland. Still ugly. No manual. Extra for a spare?! The new Impala would have made an awesome SS if rwd. It already has the style just swap the wheels, add some badges, and a v8. Opportunity missed.
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        Extra for a spare makes sense when that spare isn't a steelie but an actual wheel like the other 4.
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      BryanGx
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish you there was an optional extra that would make it NOT look just like a rental car. I would order that option...
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BryanGx
        Walkinshaw already have stuff to make it look hideous. http://walkinshaw.com.au/ Get that and you can hang out with Charger owners fine.
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