Originally Posted by theedgeofsanity
tlsheff, I've always wanted a GP GTP, but never thought I could afford one. Thats why I ended up with the bonnie. Its been forever since I drove a GTP and I can't remember how much faster they feel to the bonneville... would you say the biggest change is with handling, or with acceleration? I got caught up with wanting a supercharged 3800 so badly that I bought the series 1 without knowing its limitations and now i am not sure if i want to keep it, or sell it with intent to buy a GTP down the road. Also, what made you choose the sixth generation over the seventh generation?
sorry about all the questions but I have a renewed interest in the GTP after seeing how nice your'* is!
also, what went wrong with your bonnie? Engine blow or is it just having reliability issues?
The biggest change is the accerleration... LOT MORE POWER... but theres also the series II block power, more efficient blower, and 100,000 less miles so shes like a new car by my standings. The handling is a little tighter but they actually run the turns about the same, so the power is the biggest change for me. And yes the series 1 is very limited which is why i was looking out for one with the * II sc'd motor.
I didnt actually choose this over another generation, I work at the local GMC/(used to be)Pontiac/Caddy Dealership and we got it in on a trade in, tuned it up and when they came to me with the list for parts to fix her back up i noticed the customers name was marked out and the dealership name was *written* ontop, so I asked if it was a trade in, then went to the owner to ask about pricing for ME... Skipped all the salesmen, theyd have screwed me over on it, so I went to the top of the list lol The car really just landed in my lap at the right time so I dove in and bought her before someone else did.
And for the last question hehe (no worries, i dont mind talkin lol)
The bonnie still runs, Ive dropped her off the insurance and this weekend will drain the gas tank for the GTP because she wont be getting driven til i rebuild the motor and tranny and workout the electical problem. Motor is fine, shes just at alot of miles, has an odd knock at idle and cant shake the blasted P0170 (i think, i forget) code. The tranny runs, hits all gears except at WOT, she slips at the end of 2nd, think the bands are slipping so just a rebuild. And the Electrical problem is after a water leak, the control module, or a relay got fried and my headlamps wont turn off until the battery is unhooked. they work a lil too well lol... so i will work on fixing the bonnie back up later but for now shes getting parked in the garage for a long winters nap.