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Old 01-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #11
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LMAO!! Yea, what John said^
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Mine has 90k, and for the most part it just keeps on running perfectly. I had a few things fixed prior to 50k miles, IM shaft, hubs, motor mounts, and the computer freaked out on me but a battery disconnect fixed it. Fog lamp bulbs - forget it, they just burn out period, I only run them when I want to show off. Also, the stock headlamps are horrible, so I did a HID projector retrofit.

From 50k to 90k it'* been just gas, tires, and oil, with the exception of a hose connected to the intake manifold rotting away. $10 to fix after I found it. And there is a very small oil leak now, just a little spot on the garage floor, so I need to track that down. Time for brakes too.

The car has seen WOT on a regular basis it'* whole life, so it'* not like I baby it. What I do like about it is that it feels very solid, not much different than when it was new. Still looks great too, and IMO there really aren't any reasonably priced new cars that look better than the GXP. So I'm happy with mine. The gas mileage is not great of course, but it'* actually better than when I first got it. It been paid off for 3 years now and is running great, so at the moment it feels like I'm driving a nice car for free. Maybe I got lucky with mine.
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Mine has 90k, and for the most part it just keeps on running perfectly. I had a few things fixed prior to 50k miles, IM shaft, hubs, motor mounts, and the computer freaked out on me but a battery disconnect fixed it. Fog lamp bulbs - forget it, they just burn out period, I only run them when I want to show off. Also, the stock headlamps are horrible, so I did a HID projector retrofit.

From 50k to 90k it'* been just gas, tires, and oil, with the exception of a hose connected to the intake manifold rotting away. $10 to fix after I found it. And there is a very small oil leak now, just a little spot on the garage floor, so I need to track that down. Time for brakes too.

The car has seen WOT on a regular basis it'* whole life, so it'* not like I baby it. What I do like about it is that it feels very solid, not much different than when it was new. Still looks great too, and IMO there really aren't any reasonably priced new cars that look better than the GXP. So I'm happy with mine. The gas mileage is not great of course, but it'* actually better than when I first got it. It been paid off for 3 years now and is running great, so at the moment it feels like I'm driving a nice car for free. Maybe I got lucky with mine.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with your GXP. Good to know some have had solid success with their GXP. I wonder how much the owner has to do with the reliability of the GXP...
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Yep, the owner thing..... Keep oil in it and drive it like ya hate it!.
2.3, didn't you track yours a couple times? 14.6?
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