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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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Anyone own one, driven, or rode in one?

I've been looking around all over SE Michigan, Ohio, Indiana for one, and will probably pick one up this month.

Pretty slick riding SUV's with good power. Anyone have opinions as to the reliability of them?
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Guy at work has one... Tuned and has a couple things done to it. pretty quick but with the LS2 he gets around 14mpg highway doing 80.

His is the AWD
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Listen to that thing at 50 seconds when it takes off.

Jesus Christ.

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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Listen to that thing at 50 seconds when it takes off.

Jesus Christ.

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500 horsepower ........ bitch...

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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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i know the trannys suck ass. i know 3 people that are on their 2nd or 3rd one. but other then that i hear that they are bad ass.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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i know the trannys suck ass. i know 3 people that are on their 2nd or 3rd one. but other then that i hear that they are bad ass.
BIG TIME
My nephew is on his third or fourth tranny.His SS is only lightly moded.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #7
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i have a buddy ("zippy" mike king) that worked at gage chevy in grand haven and he programmed a few. i know you can order a non ss with a 5.3ltr 2wd or 4wd and they get much better fuel milage and are twice as fun
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Old June 11th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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with a 5.3L i doubt it'd be twice as fun
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I don't know the guy at my work can do AWD donuts in the parking lot with the LS2... its pretty sweet.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #10
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Guy at work bought one. I took it for a drive. Very quick. Doesn't feel as heavy as it is. Handling is better, but still too much body roll IMO.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #11
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Guy at work bought one. I took it for a drive. Very quick. Doesn't feel as heavy as it is. Handling is better, but still too much body roll IMO.
That's because you were the driver
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Doesnt the SRT-8 WK destroy that in just about everything for the same price? *could google but I'm sure someone here will bring it up anyways*
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The srt8 sucks at the towing I heard and due to the exhaust it looks gay
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The srt8 sucks at the towing I heard and due to the exhaust it looks gay
Yes, supposedly *before the company got to where it is now* they were working on a redesign of the exhaust to be more compatible with a trailer hitch because that was one of the biggest complaints. But who knows what the hell is going on now.
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This is my buddys. Has black wheels now. Very nice and fast

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Doesnt the SRT-8 WK destroy that in just about everything for the same price? *could google but I'm sure someone here will bring it up anyways*
Yes.. it'll beat it in just about every test... however, the trailblazer SS can be had for under 18k used with under 30,000 miles.

You can't sit in a SRT-8 WK for under $28k.

I can't see paying 10 grand more for an SRT-8, when I can get an SS, same year, same mileage muuuuch cheaper
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i drove one for about a week, 06 ss ls2 awd. i had it going 120 on 275 it was probably the funnest suv i've ever driven. rode smooth and handled awesome

i would not hesitate to buy one,
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you should be able to pick up an 06-07 for 19k right now... an SS that is.
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you should be able to pick up an 06-07 for 19k right now... an SS that is.
yeah, that's about what I'm finding them for. I found a few AWD 06 with about 30,000 for $18k-ish
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Deff go with the AWD if your gunna get one.. 3 marks are way better the 2....
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