The used market for these cars is just as crazy as the G8 GXP’s were after GM shuttered Pontiac. Of all the cars you listed, the closest in power will be either the E9x M3/ATS-V, but I’d spring for a good condition 2nd gen CTS-V. Bonus points if you can find a manual for similar/less money than a manual SS.
I was not the biggest fan of the stock wheels for the 16/17 MY’s, but after seeing my car on my winter wheel/tire combo, they’re growing on me.
I’ve been there a couple of times. I’ll keep my eye out for open days or days with other clubs I can tag along with.
Under normal driving, 15-17mpg, highway cruising at 75-80 I got 20 over the weekend.
The scarcity of parts is in direct proportion to the amount of room in my condo.
I’ve had quite a few thumbs up from knowledgable car folks, and I’ve had some confused people see the plain sedan with a V8 burble. They light up when I tell them what it is.
There’s a guy that’s part of the Chicago Holden Connection with a blown SS who has nearly this exact setup. It sounds amazing!
I live in the Chicagoland area, and I’ve seen quite a few. There’s a local owners club that I’ve met up with a few times at cruise nights/C&C’s a few times, too.
I obsessed over it for a very long time. I had seen nearly every review, both from the US and Australia, and I was thoroughly looking forward to getting one. After having it for a year, it has 100% lived up to my expectations. I’ve had a blast driving every day, and I’m looking forward to many more with it!