2003 Chevrolet SSR Standard with options 5.3 from North America
Everytime I drive it, it's an adventure
So far nothing has gone wrong.
This is a vehicle which has limited run, because it is now discontinued. It has an appeal, as it is rare in that you will not find many in your area. The SSR drives nicely and is heavy, and is not to be mistaken for a SS Camaro.
It is a true boulevard cruiser. It would be comfortable driving down Van Nuys Bld or Hawthorn Blvd in the summer time with the top down. Maybe even going up Pacific Coast Highway as well.
The steering is responsive and has good feedback. The pickup area is also nice when you go to the market. It brings in looks no matter where you go.
Is it practical? Ahh, that's a good question. It only has two seats, so right off the bat it is LIMITED. As a second car maybe it can fulfill its duty, but really it's a pleasure car. It could qualify as the third car IMO. The minus of this vehicle is it has no spare tire space. No space behind the seats of any kind. Tire size is not the same - bigger in the back than the front. Tires are special order.
I figure parts are also not easy to get. If you can get past that, you can enjoy the semi exclusivity of this particular vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2011
12th Jan 2017, 22:06
I can think of no reason to purchase a SSR instead of a similar-year Corvette.
13th Jan 2017, 16:51
Maybe he cannot afford a Corvette. Add a few options, especially a 3LT or 4LT trim, and see. But I agree with you.
14th Jan 2017, 07:14
The good thing about a Corvette is that they are known to keep people off the couch and out of the doctor's office on weekends.