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AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 1:05 p.m.

Now that I've got her registered in my name, I guess it's time to start an ownership experience thread. First mod complete:

GRM license plate frame +5hp, so I'm down an even 200 from AW's Rowdy Audi.

Fly and drive stats:

3 airports: DTW, BNA, DAL

2 airplanes: both 737

1 upgrade: 2nd flight was full and I'm bougie, so I bought early boarding to get that precious aisle seat

0 Waffle House: I decided to fast on Day 2 of the drive, which I know 100% is no excuse for skipping WH on Day 1.

1160 miles in 20 hours over 2 days

23.8 mpg average

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 1:12 p.m.

I was like "What is 3 Baby 9?"

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 1:14 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 1:18 p.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:

I was like "What is 3 Baby 9?"

My call sign

camopaint0707
camopaint0707 HalfDork
6/10/24 2:33 p.m.

So under appreciated and under marketed.  

ScottyB
ScottyB HalfDork
6/10/24 3:03 p.m.

love it.  hit us with the details!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/10/24 3:05 p.m.

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

gsettle
gsettle Reader
6/10/24 3:11 p.m.

Nice!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 4:18 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:

I was like "What is 3 Baby 9?"

My call sign

Goddamn it, the more I think about it, the more I want to get vanity plate 3BABY9. Thanks, quasiMOFO.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 4:23 p.m.
ScottyB said:

love it.  hit us with the details!

2017, Nightfall Grey (2017-only color), 41.6k miles at purchase, manual of course. One owner. Bone stock. Dealer maintained. 1 of 142 this color with manual trans and sunroof and spare. Not rare by SS standards.

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/10/24 4:25 p.m.

If I may ask, is this a daily and therefore subject to the "don't mod the daily" rule? Or can i look forward to a rowdy camshaft and an LSA blower?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 4:37 p.m.

In reply to budget_bandit :

You may ask.😎

Yes, this will be my daily, and yes it will be subject to "don't mod the daily." If I feel the need for moar speed, I'll borrow AW's Rowdy Audi.

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
6/10/24 5:00 p.m.

When these were new I'd scan the local dealers......really liked these.  

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/10/24 5:18 p.m.

Its It's not polite to kiss and tell, but what do SSs with a stick go for these days?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/24 7:36 p.m.

Don’t mess with the SS. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 8:00 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Its It's not polite to kiss and tell, but what do SSs with a stick go for these days?

Last I looked, asking prices ranged from $31k with over 100k miles, to one I drove here in Ann Arbor at $38k with 78k miles, to $55k with 5k miles.

I paid $46.5k with 41k miles. This is a one-owner car with service records and no crashes. Asking price was $48k.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/10/24 8:00 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Don’t mess with the SS. 

berkeleyin' right!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/24 8:13 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

Don’t mess with the SS. 

berkeleyin' right!

I might have once had a T-shirt sporting those words. (Yes, of course it was a sparkly iron-on from the store that let you customize your own T-shirt.)

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/10/24 9:43 p.m.


This is my fiancée's fathers SS. It's a 2017, Orange Blast Metallic, 6-speed and currently sitting with something like 8k miles. He's old, doesn't drive it but once every 2 weeks to keep it exercised and unfortunately I can't justify buying it from him. Maybe it will eventually end up here some day, just can't afford or justify it unfortunately.

gsettle
gsettle Reader
6/11/24 9:06 a.m.

Thanks a lot AC! This is a new addition to my list of wantings.

I don't think I've ever seen one in person. I bet it's a blast to drive

akylekoz
akylekoz UltraDork
6/11/24 9:15 a.m.

In reply to gsettle :

You may have seen one you have to have a keen eye to differentiate from a Malibu or Impala of similar vintage.  There are a couple around that I see regularly, I think they have cleaner lines than an Impala and more muscular than a Malibu.

Nice score AC.

akylekoz
akylekoz UltraDork
6/11/24 9:23 a.m.

2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU 1LT - NIGHTFALL GRAY - YouTube

My new DD Chevy SS and ZR1 pics | SVTPerformance.com

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/11/24 10:59 a.m.

I seriously considered buying one of these a while back, and went so far as to test drive one and look at financing. It was, in my opinion, one of the best cars I've ever driven for my particular set of wants. I'd compare it favorably to a contemporary M3. The facts that the one that was available was black and the finances suddenly had an unplanned drain put on them are the only reasons I didn't get it.

I'm looking forward to wsee how this goes.

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
6/11/24 2:20 p.m.

23.8mpg! Makes me sad about my much smaller and much less powerful BMW. Do you run these on prem or reg?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/11/24 4:09 p.m.
buzzboy said:

23.8mpg! Makes me sad about my much smaller and much less powerful BMW. Do you run these on prem or reg?

I have only run 91 or higher so far, but I known my cheap side is gonna come out before long and I'll run a tank of 87. I will post results here.

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