Originally Posted by JrseyKid686
What are you guys talking about?? I have a Bonne SSE series 2... and i got raped by an 04 GA GT.... whats goin on?? should i beat them, or do i need to do some work to it first... we raced to about 70mph, by then he was about 1 car length ahead of me... whats goin on??
Well, first of all, being beaten by 1 car length at 70 mph is hardly a "raping." Sure, it was not as close as you would have hoped, but it is hardly humiliation. Unfortunately, the results of your race are not out of the ordinary. Stock against stock, he should be about a car-length up on you by the end of the quarter mile IMO. I think by adding a few mods you will certainly give him a better run for his money.
Originally Posted by L27Buick
i'll take a 3800 series 2 bonneville anyday i love the 3800 power
Naturally, you are going to take a 3800 and/or a bonneville (over a Grand Am) anyday. After all, this is bonnevilleclub.com and not grandamgt.com. I will be the first to admit I would love for GM to start putting the 3800 engine in Grand Am GT’*, but for now the 3400 is the best engine the Grand Am gets. And, although it is not a full-grown 3800, it moves the Grand Am around town quite effectively.
I think many people choose the Grand Am GT over the top-of-the-line SSEi because of financial constraints. Some people simply do not have (or are not willing) to shell out the cash for a brand new SSEi over a GA GT. My SSEi is one hell of a car that is for sure. It is my 3rd Bonneville and I bought it because Bonneville’* are great cars. However, SSEi’* list for nearly 20 thousand dollars (Canadian) more than my GA GT was. IMO, some people question the mentality of spending the extra money for a car with relatively similar performance when they simply do not need the extra room or prestige.
I love this site. I think the people are great, the camaraderie has blown me away, and I find it truly amazing how so many people with a common interest can come together and help each other. And, there is no “trash talking” which most other car forums can’t purport to. I have both an SSEi and a GA GT like my signature says. Yes, I am biased. However, when someone’* Bonne gets beaten by a GA GT it seems to me that some people are quick to say “something went wrong” or make an excuse like “they are nice but I would rather have a 3800.” And, in my defense of GA GT’*, I get the distinct impression that people think I am a “traitor” of sorts.
Now, I am both a member here and at grandamgt.com. However, I more frequently turn to, read, and post on this site because it’* great for all of the reasons aforementioned. So, hypothetically, just as I would be very cautious about posting a thread in which I list the benefits of the Bonneville over the Aurora, since one of our moderators owns an Aurora, perhaps people can use the same discretion when speaking of GA GT’*. I know that, in addition to myself, there is, at least, one other member who owns one as well, in addition to his Bonneville.