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Old 03-14-2005, 12:54 PM   #11
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303 hp? What an joke, given that the LS1 has at least 345 hp ! Big difference . The CTS-V costs almost 50 large, not in the same category price wise. GM had to redesign the engine cradle in the W-car ( by the way an entirely different car platform ) to accomodate the v8 , which is a redesigned truck engine. Torqe steer above 300 hp is gonna cause problems, and six horsepower either way isn't much of a difference. A number like 40 hp more is.
There hasn't been ONE porduction car , stock, with more than 320 hp that is front wheel drive. At least not without a trick drive system like honda'* SH-AWD. It'd be nice if GM put a 305 or 310 horse engine in the Bonnie, but also keep in mind the GXP is a rather low-budget model update, not a full platform retooling and update like the GP .Spending money to put a real 340+ horsepwer engine on an old and soon-to-be discontinued vehicle makes no sense,$ wise .Im glad they put the 275 horse engine in , and not the tuned-for-hosepower 300 variant with no torque. As far as the 300 is concerned? What will Damiler ( yeah, Chrysler too I guess)do when the warranty claims stack up and a model-year update looms?Nothing more original than a chromed BRICK !
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I've noticed a trend here in this forum... people that own GXPs tend to really like them for the most part. However the GXP gets an awful lot of criticism/scrutiny from non-GXP owners... Comments like "I test drove one..." "The brakes are not beefy enough..." "Yahda, Yahda, Yahda"... hmmmm. Why? Wouldn't it make sense that the greatest judge of a vehicles workmanship, fit and finish, etc be based on actual ownership? If you didn't buy one fine, but all the negativity hurts my good CARma! LOL
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Something else too. GM has gotten a lot of negative press for making good cars. I guess its because the observant community has been dissin' GM'* rigs for so long that they have to get out of the habit. If you ask me, the folks who own and DRIVE the cars every day-not two minutes, hours , or days,-should have a righteous say in what the car is capable of . The one who should not be in charge of deciding the future of a good car is a desk-flyin' weenie who maybe drove the car for a day or so, and decides to write about it while dreaming of testing the Z06 next. If you don't roll in it, don't diss it. Pretty simple ,I think.
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Cheers again dude!!! My pojnt/sentiments EXACTLY!
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If you don't roll in it, don't diss it
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