Originally Posted by SAMzGXP
meh, dont care much for it
yours looks great, the blue and orange were the nicest i've ever seen
This is the GTO i had a thread about few weeks ago
i backed off after getting the VIN report, it had unibody damage and some other stuff kinda scared me away
Ya I honestly like the "Fake" look better than the actual one..the actual one is kind of bulky/too much plastic etc..It looks nice IMO, but the fake way just is just a cleaner look.
Ya just reading the description of that car it makes me feel iffy..Dubs and "Copper" Orange (BOM - Brazen Orange Metallic) sounds like an owner who doesn't know much about the car?
It is SOOOO hard to find one of these cars and being able to talk with the original owner...know everything about it, what has been fixed, what hasn't, what issues it has had or what has been changed etc.. AND it still be clean and in as close to new condition as a 5+ year old vehicle can be.
This is why when I was looking I didn't even look at cars being sold by dealers..I wanted a car from a private owner that pampered the car and could tell me everything. Once I finally found that I couldn't pass it up, especially since it was only the second owner and I was able to talk with the original owner of the car as well..which is why I didn't have time to get rid of the Bonneville first. It'* always better to wait to find exactly what you want and not settle.
My second color choice was BOM too..unfortunately that didn't come on the 04'* and I wanted an 04 as I like the plain hood and rear bumper with the dual exhaust on one side on these cars better than the fake ram air hood and rear bumper on the 05 and 06'*.
I might be the minority on that, but the 04'* just have a sleek, clean look to them that I love...so sorry guys no ram air hood are in the plans for going on this car..I love the clean look
Side note..I FINALLY got to open the car up on the interstate today in a isolated area..where I figured I wouldn't have to worry about traction like I do from low speeds.. Lets just say I STILL don't know how hard this damn car will really pull...errrr I shifted down to 5th, then to 4th at 70mph and TRIED to put it to the floor..but couldn't keep the pedal to the floor at 80mph..or 90mph ...finally when I hit just over 100 the damn traction control stopped yelling at me and kicking back the pedal and I was able to actually finally get the pedal to the floor and stay in it for a second or two before I had to let out. I was grinning ear to ear after that lol.
It'* not crappy tires either..265 wide, great tread, and 90* out with scorching hot pavement is a good combination for traction.
For a small cam, it sure screams when you hit over 4000 rpm..it'* like having a 75 shot of nitrous suddenly come on. I am addicted to the power...Soon enough it won't be enough though..thats how it always goes. A Nice Maggie under the hood can take care of that problem though.. Can you say 500+rwhp...mmmmm