2016 SS Owner Reviews (3)
It just annoys me that you pay $50,000 for basically a car with a bigger, stronger engine but if you want luxury car conveniences inside you end up paying $60-$65K for what, computer screen with access to functions the car already has, WiFi, nicer rims? That's a rip-off and everyone knows Chevys lose their value faster then any other car.
I've owned Chevrolets since I was 14. From a1964 Biscayne to the 2014 SS. I've had an 82 Monte and 85 Monte SS, as well as an 86 Caprice Classic 2 door, all bought new. I've owned a 73 Impala 4 door hardtop and still own a 95 and 96 Impala SS bought used. The SS is the best handling, best power, Chevy I've ever owned. I will not buy anything that is front wheel drive, PERIOD. I' waited for the SS to come out instead of going to Dodge or Ford because I've always like my Chevys. The Impala SS's were fun to drive, thats why I own 2, but the SS is way more fun. I have family that lives in Oklahoma, which is an 875 mile drive from where I live. I've been 5 times since I bought the car in Feb 14, and I've done all the driving every time, except once when I let the wife drive the last 45 miles home late one night. I've driven the Impala SS's to Houston and Oklahoma several times over the last 15 years and always let the wife drive part of the time every time. Not so with the SS. It's a blast to drive and more comfortable to me ( 6'3" @ 215lbs) than any other car I've driven, and I've driven a lot of miles in Chevy's in my life. Since 82 and my 73 Impala, I've been making 450 to 900 mile trips in my cars, ( one day trips in one direction most of the time). I'm now 57 and if this is the end of the Chevy rear wheel drive sedan, I'm done buying new Chevrolets. I hope to buy one more new performance car at least, but if Chevrolet waits as long as thy did between the Impala SS and the SS to build their next performance sedan, I'm done with buying their new cars.
Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned!
I have a 2015 SS manual and this is the only vehicle I have ever owned that has constantly put a smile on my face every time I get in it. The acceleration is pretty good for this segment of vehicles, but where it truly shines is in the corners and back roads. It's size and weight makes you a little timid when trying to fly through the curves the first couple of times, but you soon get used to the fact that this thing can be pushed much further than you are probably comfortable with. If you want quicker straight-line acceleration and slightly better gas mileage, then get the Charger SRT. If you want a manual transmission or to have one hell of a driving experience, get the SS.I only have 2 gripes. The first one is that the Bose audio system isn't very good. Clarity and imaging just isn't where it needs to be. But then again, I've never been much of a Bose person. I prefer good quality speakers over the extremely cheap ones that they use in every vehicle. They have the typical Bose sound, so if you like that then you will like these, they just aren't for me. My other gripe is that the parking brake is a little electronic switch. Would have a preferred an actual hand brake to rip while going around the track and all.Other than that, almost everything else has exceeded my expectation. People say it looks too boring, but it looks much better in person. I get asked about it everywhere I go, so clearly people notice it. So many people have asked me what kind of aftermarket exhaust system I have on it because it sounds so good. All stock! Plus, the looks on peoples' faces when their performance vehicle gets beat by or can't shake what they think is a "Malibu" is quite fun!Not too sure what the other reviewer is talking about. I'm a fairly large guy and I fit just fine in the seats (actually wish the side bolsters were a little closer and bigger to hug better in the curves). And I've driven to my parent's place many times that's over 8 hours away, no problem with them being too hard or anything. You could have a shop replace the seat padding with something softer, wouldn't cost too much.