Jan 23, 2004
Reviewed By Dave Kinney
Price as Tested $41,995
Likes

The latest entry into the look-at-me parade; fenders and hood pay tribute to Chevy pickups of the not-too-immediate past; cool clamshell automatic top/tonneau mechanism; even cooler interior design.

Dislikes

Drives like a bad 40-year-old-truck (Guys—you went too far with this tribute thing); claustrophobic cockpit; truck bed that makes a Lincoln Blackwood’s look versatile; for three grand more you can have a new ‘Vette; how long ‘till that look-at-me thing gets old?

Verdict

Another example of a major manufacturer looking for a way to connect with middle-aged, would-be car guys. Now you can head to your local GM store for a hot-rod truck, another “instant classic” without the hassles, or the cachet, of the real deal. If it drove better or had a usable bed there’d be something here, but as it sits the SSR is just the thing to trade in your Prowler or 2002 Thunderbird for.

Fun to Drive
2.0 rating
Fun to Look at
5.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
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