I have a few issues. First is the new Bonneville GXP!!! In Atlanta, Ga most of the sticker prices are around $38,900. I found one place for $35,900. I test drove the car, but I wasn't thrilled. I have a 02 SSEI and it just wasn't enough to wow me. The 35hp just wasn't enough of an increase and besides the bigger tires by an inch was the only other major change. Simple mods on my SSEI can get equal performance if not better. The V8 feel and sound was cool, but it wasn't enough for the price. The rest of the car is exactly the same minus some shiny interior add ons, minor leather change, and loss of racy exterior cladding. How about the no chrome wheel package! For that price that should be automatic! The SLE has chrome for crying out loud! GM gave us the lesser of the two North Star engines. Why not the 300hp (STS) engine? Are we not worthy of the real performance power? With rivals like Chrysler, Lincoln and others beefing up their models, its a shame that GM won't even give Pontiac a fighting chance to live up to its reputation of excitement. It was still a nice, powerful car though. If I was new to cars I'd choose it for my driveway.
Other issues for Pontiacs:
1) Lack of manuals for 6 cyl engines (Grand Am/Prix
2) Lack of 5 speed automatics for Grand Am/Prix/Bonneville-especially for price
3) SE/SLE Bonneville-How about a power upgrade by now? Considering the prices!
4) Grand Am going away is a mistake/G6 looks like a Pontiac Camry.
Sorry guys, I just had to vent.
My last post was November. Does anyone feel my pain?
I'm out! :P Big D!!!
"Pontiac Forever"-99 GA GT, 01 GA GT, 02 SSEI-Now, 04 GP GT2, 03 Envoy SLT-Now(baby on the way)