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Well I just added on a Loaded 06 Trailerblazer SS to my family. What a monster I love it and it handles dam well for a SUV and looks sporty w/ its 20in wheels. The pickup is just sick it takes off with a growl to 0 - 60 in 5.7 sec. Very sharp interior two toned leather and suede black/grey w/ ss on backs of the seats. the touch-screen Nav and XM and 10in DVD player in back are nice features. Has memory seats w/ remote for individual driver, 3 level multi seat heats backs or bottom, rain senor windshield, lots of goodies. The SS gives you alot of power and toys for the price and u still look cool driving the kids around. the only downfall is gas MPH 13.5 as a average in mixed. So now my driveway looks pretty hot w/ my black SS and my black 6s must say they look nice side by side.

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Corvette-based 6.0 Liter LS2 small block V8
Cold Air Induction Package
SS-specific ZQ8 Sport Suspension
20-inch polished-aluminum wheels (1)
Heavy-duty front disc brakes with Corvette-spec front brake pads and ABS
Available full-time all-wheel drive with a TORSEN® center differential

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NEW SS MODEL HIGHLIGHTS 06 TRAILBLAZER LINEUP

The new TrailBlazer SS leads Chevys midsize SUV lineup into 2006, delivering sports car performance combined with the functionality expected of a utility vehicle. It is the first SUV to wear Chevrolets storied SS badge. TrailBlazer SS has unique exterior styling and specific interior appointments, including prominent 20-inch flangeless wheels. Power comes from a Corvette-derived LS2 6.0L V-8, which produces 395 horsepower (294 kw) and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 Nm) enabling the powerful SUV to reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds. A performance suspension with lowered ride height also is part of the package and was tuned by GMs Performance Division at several racetracks, including Germanys legendary Nürburgring a challenging road course that features more than 12.5 miles of turns and drastic elevation changes. The TrailBlazer SS is available in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. A revised braking system with a low-drag caliper design also is new for 2006. It is similar to the system introduced on the TrailBlazer SS, including a more responsive brake booster and a larger master cylinder. The system delivers improved brake pedal feel.
 

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I do love those things. If it werent for the gas mileage I would SERIOUSLY be considering one. Yes, you could proably get respectable MPG out of it driving like a grandmaw but then why have a SS right? did you get AWD or RWD?
 

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A black TB SS flew up behind me a week or so ago on the highway....once traffice cleared, I got over & he just took off. The LS2 sounds great.

Nice buy. I'm not really of fan of the regular TB/Envoy, etc....but I really like the SS. I guess almost 400hp changes your view :D
 

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I got the AWD version since im over here in NY. The truck is awesome but it does hurt at the pumps, but I have a pump at work so i can sneek in alot of fills there lol and i can always use my mazda 6s. My mazda is my everyday car. It is one hell of a beast I never thought I would like a Chevy truck but this truck has a well put together package for starting at $34,000. Plus Chevy gave me about 3500 off sticker in discounts which was nice. It has the power and handling of a much more expensive truck and the exhaust sounds so good when you fire it up. The best mileage they say you can get is 15 but i will never see that. plus you can use premium or regular gas. regular you just lose some power which it has more then enough of. I cant wait till i dont have to baby it, keeping it down on speed it is so hard. once im over that 1000 first miles i will be able to have alittle fun.
 

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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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SRT8 Cherokee is sweet i looked at both but it came down to price and i got a much better one on the chevy about 3k cheaper. the SRT8 Cherokee is even faster they say under 5 seconds also it has a 5 speed auto which is nice compared to my 4speed auto. But w/ the jeep you cant tow anything due to where they put the exhaust which is a prob for me. They are both beasts for there $$.
 

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Can the SRT-8 run on regular pump gas? The damn GTO only takes 91 and above, and if its used as a regular driver for me, its $75 a week in gas! ! ! !


Good ol' Mazda6!
 

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You know what, I am thinking about getting one of these trailblazer SS Awd with the 3SS package, I suppose fully loaded. So far all of the reviews i've read are that the truck is awesome, has a ton of speed, it can run on regular gas without too much of a loss in HP. It is roomy, I hear that although the interior is typical Chevy and somewhat bland, its a step up from the regular or LT versions of the trailblazer, so that something to be a little happier about, however, the one thing I am wondering about is, how are the fit and finish on the trailblazer models? I dont know much about them, I am just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this. Thanks.


Trailblazer SS ftw...I think?

 

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You know what, I am thinking about getting one of these trailblazer SS Awd with the 3SS package, I suppose fully loaded. So far all of the reviews i've read are that the truck is awesome, has a ton of speed, it can run on regular gas without too much of a loss in HP. It is roomy, I hear that although the interior is typical Chevy and somewhat bland, its a step up from the regular or LT versions of the trailblazer, so that something to be a little happier about, however, the one thing I am wondering about is, how are the fit and finish on the trailblazer models? I dont know much about them, I am just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this. Thanks.
Trailblazer SS ftw...I think?

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I sat in one last weekend at the autoshow. Honestly, I thought the interior sucked for $33K & fit & finish was typical older GM..nothing like their newer stuff (the new Silverado, Tahoe, Acadia, Aura, etc).

I still wouldn't mind having one....if I needed an SUV.
 

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I dont know how you people can afford the gas. At least you know what your getting into. I hate the people that start complaining that they dont understand why they get horrible gas mileage with their huge v8. Anyways its a very nice ride
 

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My roomate just bought one of these. I have a 06 mazdaspeed 6. How close of a race do you think it will be? I guess it will probably come down to me driving good, since his is an automatic. Has anyone in a speed 6 run any of these yet? I'm just glad I can pull off 23mpg on regular unleaded versus the 13 he will be getting lol. Although he can tow a boat and run over stuff..and i really dont have that option lol
 
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