AWD turbo Pocket rocket...
Transmission blown up $1000.
Alternator replaced $200.
Blown heater hose $600 most of it labour.
This car is very fast and comfortable too. with the 5 speed manual and exhaust mods/inter cooler, i have G-tech timed it as 0-100km/hr in 5.5 seconds.
Even in stock form you get to 100 in about 6 seconds. you could compare it to a WRX as they are both mid size turbo AWD sedans.
However unlike the WRX the bluebird Has a good sleeper appearance and won't attract the police, you would not pick it at the traffic lights as a fast car. my last car was a HSV VS GTS and the SSS eats it for breakfast, plus it returns not bad fuel economy, even if you have to use 98+ octane fuel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd November, 2006