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Old 01-02-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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SMALL,short-take article on the '04 GXP,...saying Pontiac is replacing hype and body cladding with Horsepower."In spite of it'* aging platform,numbish Magnasteer,yestertech four-speed automatic transaxle,and plebian front-drive,the GXP is good fun to drive.It'll move five passengers in fast comfort all day long.A bargain priced E55?Hardly,but an honest attempt by Pontiac to make good on it'* "we build excitement" claims."
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All magazines hate American cars. It'* sad. We know the car rules. It'* our little secret.
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what cars in the same class did they give better reviews to?
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none, it was just a first drive. only like 3 paragraphs long
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I'm excited when they start to do some full reports! I get Motor Trend regularly and saw the article too, was hoping for a longer, more in depth one!
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at least they "compared" it to the E55
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at least they "compared" it to the E55
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they would complain about something else if GM changed it to their likings. I would take a FWD over a RWD car anyday (safety reasons).
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Hmmm thats pretty sad.... For the first time in the history of the FWD H bodies, we get an almost 300 HP V8 tucked neatly under the hood of a bonneville and they want to bitch more of less.... I say thats not a fair shake.... But we know what we have here
Well it'* a good thing you're wrong, 00+ Bonnies are G bodies.....

I think RWD and performance tranny would make it a 5 series contender, albeit cheaper. They'll probably say the HUD is gimicky, the radio sucks, there'* no top end power. magazines love compact cars, they like american cars, as long as they are things like the focus, or neon SRT 4, etc. They want the pontiac solstice, and i've seen more on sunflowers then bonnies. Geez they sell tons, and they have things like HUD that no one else has.
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A G body would be a old cutlass, like a 88 (RWD, not the fwd)
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