short: A totally
cool roadster pick up.
the 1973 George Lucas film "American Graffiti,"
Bob Falfa (played by Harrison Ford) drives a yellow,
retro, hot rod truck that enables him to pick up girls
and win drag races. With the 2005 Chevy SSR, you get
a similar feeling of fame and power. The good thing
is that it’s new, stock and legal, but will it
keep you out of trouble with the authorities? Making
good use of the vehicle's potential would require a
visit to the track rather than Main Street.
some time with this modern-day, roadster pickup truck,
and you’ll realize that you are actually driving
a sports-oriented machine. Just like many sports cars,
it only seats two—in a power retractable hardtop
cabin—but as a bonus you get the bed. You can
haul quite a bit of stuff in the locking cargo hold,
and for once the top does not interfere with trunk space.
We love the sound of the always ready-to-roar 6.0 liter
V8, which accelerates with seat-pinning speed. The monster
wheels are controlled by an electronic traction control
device, which gives the vehicle serious cornering ability.
lines take after step-side Chevy trucks from the 1930s
and are quite distinctive. Like it or not, everybody
looks. You can have lots of fun driving it to the hardware
store, grocery store, the beach or the golf course,
but remember it’s just for the two of you. This
is a great toy to add to the collection.
Warranty/Service: 36-month/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper
warranty with roadside assistance.