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GT vs Chevy SS

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger vs The World' started by westcoastGT, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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  2. DiabloStinger

    DiabloStinger United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Someone needs to learn how to use launch control over there...
     
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  3. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    GM really dropped the ball with the styling on the Holden. Looks like something that should be painted yellow and picking up passengers from the air port.

    No butt hurt comments from the Chevy crowd yet. I'll check back in few days to laugh at all the "it's still just a Kia" replies.
     
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  4. westcoastGT

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    This isnt in Australia , the cars are LHD , it's somewhere North America
     
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    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    They did
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    Also this
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  7. Stinger GT SS

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    This clip validates why 18% of new AU Stinger purchases are Holden Commodore trade ins/former owners such as myself.
    The Stinger is a worthy successor.
     
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    Dan1028 United States Active Member

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    That video has lead me to conclude that the best modification you can bring to your car is to win the coin toss and be the one honking the starting horn :laugh::rofl:.

    The SS was on my shortlist but got discontinued right before I could buy one. Coming from a Camaro, it made perfect sense since they are practically the same car underneath. But I agree with @Kamauxx about the styling. When I brought my wife to the dealership to show it to her, she pointed to the Camaro and then the SS and said: "you want to trade this...for that?... I'll be in the car." :laugh:

    But what a sweet sound that V8 makes. I miss the exhaust burble/decel pop.
     
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  9. brancky3

    brancky3 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Or a tune. :D
     
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  10. Coast GT

    Coast GT Australia Stinger Enthusiast

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    They’re also on the wrong side of the road :p
     
  11. robz32

    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator Texas Stinger Swarm

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    Great race. Although I agree the guy in the Stinger needs a bit more practice.
     
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    I happen to like the SS quite a bit and had they not stopped production when they did and they were still available new I might well be driving an SS instead of the Stinger.
     
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    StungBlueGT2 United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

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    Nice runs and pretty even matchup.:thumbup:Stinger has the edge at first and then the SS starts slowly pulling on him.
     
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    I second that.. although the styling isn’t as cool as the Stinger that V8 was a nice performer
     
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    I had an SS and loved it, but it had more quirks then the Stinger. Stinger is the better daily IMO since it is quieter and a little more comfortable. I love V8's though and miss that startup every morning. If the SS took the bumps a little better and was a bit quieter it would have been my perfect car. The 6 speed auto was a bit slow in manual mode as well but I hear a tune would improve it a lot. The SS had more room in the back seat even for a 6ft + adult. Even if I fixed the issues with the SS I did not want to drive it in the winter and babied it too much. I sold it to let someone else enjoy it and got a truck. My wife is the one who daily drives the AWD Stinger GT.
     
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  16. MrSmoofy

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    I raced a SS from a rolling start was open road wasn't sure they were up to it I'll assume it was stock because the GT2 kept up with it no problem but again I don't know if they had it floored. I got a head nod and a thumbs up from the driver.
     
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