And if you don’t want to pay to play – or if you kinda like that whole sleeper car thing – Chevy has a super version of their mass production TrailBlazer that will surely look good in your driveway. Fancy that. buy a 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS later on this year and you get to make the wife and kids happy – you bought an affordable SUV – and still get to keep a little of your manhood!
Hooray. While the sound of a super TrailBlazer may not ring out as the neighborhood bad boy, it’s likely fast enough and cool enough to win more than a few recruits – especially in the great middle of the nation. Along with the 2006 Malibu SS and Malibu Maxx SS, the TrailBlazer SS brings the Chevrolet SS total to eight, creating a mix that includes cars and trucks with at least some performance heritage.
The idea of marketing high performance variants of commonplace cars is an interesting one that has been around for a while with mostly positive results.
Here's hoping that the TrailBlazer SS, ahem, blazes away in the minds of shoppers. With more performance, exterior sex appeal and interior upgrades, it is certainly improved over its mainstream equivalent. In the end, the question that burns is this: Can I beat that annoying teenager off the line with my new Trailblazer SS with its Corvette-derived LS2 6.0-liter V8 engine?
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