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In the latest episode of Generation Gap, the guys explore the “pickups” of the collector car world. But these “pickups” are a bit more car than you would want on the construction site. Davin’s choice is a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino that gets its power from a 454 CI V-8 with a Rock Crusher 4-speed. Matt’s choice, a 2004 Chevrolet SSR, has a supercharged 5.3-liter V-8 with an automatic transmission and a retractable hard top. Which one of these would you rather see parked in your garage?

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    • Anthony Nelson
      Anthony Nelson

      These to guys would be better off staying home and smelling each others toe jam. What they seem to know about cars you could fit into a half-full shampoo bottle. The SSR was an abomination from the get-go. Not very well thought out and poorly executed. Makes me wonder if the guys that did the styling on the SSR were the same guys that did the Pontiac Aztec. Chevrolet should have gone with a 50 year anniversary retro Belair rather than the SSR. You can see what they were going for it just missed the mark by a ton.

      about 15 days ago
    • Lanzell Smith
      Lanzell Smith

      70 chevy el camino

      about 1 month ago
    • xq39
      xq39

      The SSR sounds like a vaccum cleaner, the El Camino sounds like an actual car. New cars don't have engine noise anymore because the engines are made with extensive sound insulation and interior insulation. If I wanted a quiet deprivation chamber I would get an EV.

      about 1 month ago
    • Michele Mccarthy
      Michele Mccarthy

      I would daily drive a Chevrolet SSR over a El Camino

      about 1 month ago
    • I'M THE MAN
      I'M THE MAN

      They're both beautiful.

      about 1 month ago
    • Chuks Olufemi
      Chuks Olufemi

      A bad video because it wasn't even a fair comparison from the start

      about 2 months ago
    • Todd Young
      Todd Young

      First I saw some out of date thinking on 04 SSR. Visors do not have to be turned down to raise or lower top. Second. My head does not hit back window in my 04 SSR. El Camino it does. Third. That Magnison supercharger is not available in a bolt on part. Lingfelter installs them as a custom install on the SSR. Auto Anything sells the supercharger for about $10,000. Only place on line to get one? Maybe? The stock SSR with no Supercharger like mine. Makes over 350 hp with performance bolt ons & a tune from Diablo Preditor. The horse power & control of many SSR systems. Right now my SSR is over 350 hp & 24 mpg with 13 second, 1/4 mile passes. The temperature the cooling fans is changed, This is helpful driving in stop & go traffic, ALL YEARS SSR have cooling problems & will over heat with stock components & Tune. The tune also important is control the on board computer to increase fuel flow & makes power like the supercharged version in this video. So I say that comparing a 70 el Camino to a supercharged SSR is not equal. Yes, a el Camino is a very nice truck through the years. The SSR is a 4 year run of a specialty classic retro version. The SSR all years 03 to 06 will some day increase in value. I have had my 04 SSR for 10 years. bought with 79,000 miles with many electrical problems. Mostly ABS is too close to Catalytic Converter melting solder in control module. & cooling fans not keeping temperature down drawing too much power. Now I have 158,000 miles. I went to a Cruise in in down river Detroit Mi. The weather was HOT 95 degrees humid. My SSR temperature never rises above 195 degrees with A/C on full & top up or down. So next time compare Equal Trucks. Because both Chevrolet trucks are separate in markets to different buyers owners.

      about 2 months ago
    • Stuart oliver
      Stuart oliver

      Camino for me no question 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • Craig Williams
      Craig Williams

      Didn't the 2004 Chevy ssr leak radiation from the battery

      about 4 months ago
    • Roger Gustafsson
      Roger Gustafsson

      El Camino yes - SSR if you like tight salmon pink colored pants.

      about 5 months ago
    • JAY TEE
      JAY TEE

      I think the SSR was a reply to the Plymouth prowler in a sense

      about 6 months ago
    • Matthew Peterson
      Matthew Peterson

      el camino all day baby.

      about 6 months ago
    • dpgriffith
      dpgriffith

      The 2004 is fugly.

      about 7 months ago
    • dpgriffith
      dpgriffith

      I'd go for the 1970. I always lean toward old school.

      about 7 months ago
    • 7c8f
      7c8f

      Always disliked the looks of the ssr

      about 8 months ago
    • Dave
      Dave

      I love both trucks. Always loved the el camino sice a friend brought one to high school. I am drawn to 2 seat vehicles. I love roadsters. The drop top on the SSR is what makes it appealing. I checked out ine with 80,000 miles and it was a rattle trap.

      about 8 months ago
    • Adrian Pena
      Adrian Pena

      I'm biased, used to own a 70 el camino ,hands down the el camino!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • Todd Young
      Todd Young

      I have owned both. Price today is equal. Performance? 2 different technology. Chevrolet needed to place a better LS motor in SSR to start with. el Camino had it all from start. No need to lower sun visors to open or close top. Sheet metal new and used for both trucks is available. The Trail blazer chassis in SSR is common for parts. Ugly? Does your wife know you pass judgement totally on looks? SSR may not be a looker for everybody. But she has many pluses that just looking at her? Might fail but SSR & significant other? lol Beauty is only skin deep. One big negative elCamino has SSR does not. Head room. lean back to far or tall person. The the most horrible? If your elCamino is rear ended? Your head is going through the rear window. SSR has head room & safety equipment for you not to get a concussion. I love Chevy's. As I have told many haters. Both have close to same size bed I have half ton load rating & can tow up to 2500 trailer. Funny you said Linkenfielder installed a Magnuson supercharger? I asked them. Nope. Prefer Whipple?

      about 11 months ago
    • Captain FALKEN
      Captain FALKEN

      '70 El Camino Super Sport. Why are these videos even made

      about 1 year ago
    • Medical Cannabis Spain
      Medical Cannabis Spain

      i would rather drive a slow beautiful car than a fast ugly car.. i think

      about 1 year ago
    • Charles Warren
      Charles Warren

      I'd drive both. Don't always have to be a comparison lol.

      about 1 year ago
    • Charles Warren
      Charles Warren

      2:57 that wagon is clean in the background.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ruben Salcido
      Ruben Salcido

      El Camino SS 454 no question is my kind of vehicle!

      about 1 year ago
    • HighandDry
      HighandDry

      The front grill and The headlights on the SSR are ugly beyond belief, if they had put a classic styled front end on it that would have been great. The El Camino is fabulous, one of the best looking rigs ever.

      about 1 year ago
    • Realty With Sean Kemp
      Realty With Sean Kemp

      Wait soo her supercharged the 1st gen ssr...Not the ls2.??

      about 1 year ago
    • Realty With Sean Kemp
      Realty With Sean Kemp

      Thay thumbnail actually isnt that bad the ssr looks kind of cool on here

      about 1 year ago
    • BlueRex
      BlueRex

      Elcamino

      about 1 year ago
    • Conner the boss Goodman
      Conner the boss Goodman

      Ssr worst produced

      about 1 year ago
    • Tom Cassidy
      Tom Cassidy

      I love both of them the car with a truck bed theme is so awesome to me that even I drive a car with a truck bed but mine was modified it's a 1998 ford mustang with the rear window and trunk cut out and water proofed

      about 1 year ago
    • michael anderson
      michael anderson

      Was hoping for a drag race but I love Chevelles and elcaminos I don't care for the ssr except for modern interior

      about 1 year ago