Chev SS discontinued?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by DanicaFreak, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

  2. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

  3. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    That was announced last year. Gm will be racing a new name in 2018. Might even change the car a little. LOL
     
  4. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Malibu, Camaro, Impala (again)
     
  5. jws926

    jws926 Team Owner

    Agree on two of them, I I believe it was said that the Camaro wont come to Cup, they want to keep the "pony cars" in the Jr. Series.
     
  6. StealthyMcStealth

    StealthyMcStealth Spectator

    I'm a Chevy guy but I'm happy to see the SS go away. It's an awesome car but too expensive for what it really is. Since the car came out I think I have seen less than 10 of them on the road. I thought the whole point was "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday?" Hopefully Chevy will get back to that.
     
  7. Professur

    Professur Team Owner

    GM couldn't figure out how to make money in a whore house
     
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  8. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I am think a Chevy Sonic the Hedgehog would be a good choice. It has all the attributes a Nascar vehicle needs in that it is a 4 cyl, 4dr FWD car.
     
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  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I knew you were still hoping to revive the Dash series.
     
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  10. jws926

    jws926 Team Owner

    :lol2::lol2::lol2: Good one.
     
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  11. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I don't think it's too expensive considering everything you get. It's a limited production car by design, so I'm not really sure what the intent was by featuring it in Nascar. But I do appreciate that they are the only Cup manufacturer racing a RWD, V8 platform.

    I'm bummed about Holden. A lot of GM's coolest cars were made in Australia. I'll be sad to see something cool like the SS replaced by something lame like the Malibu.
     
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  12. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Ford of Australia imports all its cars and Holden is soon to follow if it hasn't already which is probably why the SS is going bye bye as it is a Holden Commodore. I think Ford and GM used to sell about about 4-500,000 vehicles a year produced domestically but last I heard that number was below 200K which is not worth is not worth the time or money.
     
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  13. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Australia has (had) all the cool stuff...

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  14. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    Ah yes, the Ute. Whereas here in the US we buy cars built on truck chassis down under they think it's cool to put a truck body on a sedan chassis. Jesus that's ugly.
     
  15. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Basically an El Camino no?
     
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  16. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex I'm so unbothered and that is what bothers people

    I hope they race the Impala. Good looking car
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  17. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    Those died well before my time. I've sadly only lived in the crossover suv soccer-mom era.
     
  18. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Spectator

    If you were paying attention you would have known from the beginning that the SS was going to be discontinued in 2017. You would also have known that sales were extremely limited on purpose.
     
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  19. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda It's what the fans want.

    Probably the Malibu. I think the current Impala is too big.
     
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  20. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    What's not to love?....:wub:

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  21. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Spectator

    It's about the same size as the old Impala.
     
  22. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda It's what the fans want.

    I thought I heard something when they went to the Gen-6 that it was too big for the current template, maybe I'm wrong.
     
  23. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Spectator

    Did GM say that? Maybe it was a convenient excuse. Dodge had no problem fitting the Charger onto the Gen-6 template (it has roughly the same dimensions as the Impala).
     
  24. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda It's what the fans want.

    Coulda been. Regardless, I think the Malibu would make more sense as a replacement for the SS, as it is a more direct competitor to the Fusion and Camry. The Impala is more of a competitor to the Taurus and Avalon.
     
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  25. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    True. But the Impala is a great looking car, whereas the new Malibu, well......:bleh:

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  26. jws926

    jws926 Team Owner

    Because Ford stopped production there.
     
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  27. jws926

    jws926 Team Owner

    I agree, the Malibu:bleh:, or even stepping down one to the Cruze , I vote the Cruze as it looks pretty good in Touring Car trim :laugh: , would make sense as the next replacement .

    Part of me for my own amusment would like to see Chevy pull what Dodge did during that year period between the Intrepid and Charger in NASCAR when they ran the car as just a Dodge
     
  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Looks like an El Camino with dwarfism.
     
  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't know what makes one more or less attractive than the other. My untrained eye can't see much difference.

    Regardless, whatever hits the race track will be shaped more like it's Ford and Toyota racing counterparts than either of these street cars.
     
  30. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    It's a niche car, they didn't build many. Same when Pontiac made the G8 (same car).
     
  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    But why market it to a mostly blue collar audience? What was the point in building up demand in a mass market with a niche product your audience couldn't find, and couldn't afford if they did find it?

    See what Ford is doing with the GT over in IMSA? That's how you sell a niche car, by targeting a audience more able to afford a $60K performance car (and the fuel and insurance for same).
     
  32. jws926

    jws926 Team Owner

    I could very well be misunderstanding what it is you are saying, if so, please forgive

    I dont think Ford is really using IMSA to market the Ford GT in the way you might be thinking, people just cant go to a Ford dealership and buy a GT, Ford followed Ferrari like they do with a few of their cars like the La Ferrari, and you have to apply to Ford to even be considered for purchasing a GT, not to mention the list of requirements that one must have in order to be considered . The market that Ford is targeting is made up of 500 people per year, as in that is the number of GT's that Ford is going to make annually.

    Not sure which car you are saying is 60K, but the SS starts out at $46k, and the GT is in the $400k range, I suppose the SS could top out close to $60k.
     
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  33. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Heading to Victory Kahne

    And then race them
     
  34. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    search 2017 Holden and you get this...

    https://www.holden.co.nz/cars/commodore/sedan-range/ss
     
  35. StealthyMcStealth

    StealthyMcStealth Spectator

    No kidding, but it was a stupid choice by Chevy. If you want to compete with BMW, Audi, etc, then go for it full force. I guess Cadillac probably gets in the way of that. Maybe they should start racing Caddys. LOL
     
  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    LOL? Jeff Gordon doesn't think so.

    https://racing-forums.com/threads/jeff-gordon-in-the-rolex-24-at-dis.55820/

    And see post #20. Also:

    http://autoweek.com/article/imsa/fi...entry-imsa-weathertech-sportscar-championship

    Along with many other results for Googling 'Cadillac IMSA' over the last six months. Drop down a class and see 'Vettes competing with BMW and Audi.
     
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