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Old 11-12-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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I have certainly learned a bunch from current ('04) GXP owners around here. Noisy brakes, electrical gremlins, poorer-than-expected mpg, etc. But these complaints have a similar thread running through them, like some problems expressed by '95 Olds Aurora owners and/or '00 Bonneville owners... the first production years of new body styles. Anyone else think the GXP'* will clear up in '05 and beyond?
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Did the 87 bonneville turn into quite an amazing machine in 88?

Did the 92 bonneville turn into quite an amazing machine in 93?

Did the 00 bonneville turn into quite an amazing machine in 01?

Will the 04 bonneville turn into quite an amazing machine in 05?

I think you can figure it out yourself


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...turn into quite an amazing machine...?
I never said anything about an "amazing" transformation... but I'm sure many of those models DID have subtle improvements on second-year models, based on consumer complaints. Just curious to see what others thought about future GXP'*, and what problems might be cleared up.
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I'm sure they will. Pontiac is good like that. They just make the occaisonal car that everyone hates. *cough* aztech *cough*


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Scotty..sounds like the 95 Aurora eh? lotta probs, fixed up in 96 and on...

<---not suprised at the minor issues with the 04 GXP.
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Scotty..sounds like the 95 Aurora eh? lotta probs, fixed up in 96 and on...

<---not suprised at the minor issues with the 04 GXP.
i agree with jim here it happends with every other car no matter who makes it but it will get better with time. Like an old wine
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My GXP rocks...My brakes squeak a bit when first backing out of the driveway. But all in all it is an awesome piece of equipment. It can eat 5.0 liter Mustangs...
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Actually there were A LOT of changes for 93.

I'd wait for the 05 reviews to come in.
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