GXP Bottom Line
Look guys, the bottom line on the GXP is this. GM is insulting loyal Pontiac buyers and any other buyers with common sense. You just can't throw on one inch bigger tires w/o rims, a V8 only at 275hp and some suede and claim a major change over in order to hike the price 4 to 8 thousand. I have test driven it on the street and on a GM sponsored course. It is a nice ride, but it needs to be priced the same as the SSEi. Otherwise, Chrysler and even other companies like Infiniti/Nissan and Acura will win out. $38-$40 just can't be justified priced so close to entry level luxury cars that are more refined and that pack as much or more performance/space. I'm even talking some V6s. Right now, I would choose the 5 spd Chrysler Hemi or Infiniti M. Buick is even stepping their game up with the Lacrosse and Lucerne. The Lucerne as of right now would attract more buyers because of its direct approach to a specific audience. The Bonneville needs to be defined for a specific audience/class. Right now it is confused.