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Old 10-12-2004, 03:34 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by 5.3Avalanche
Came from an LS impala with 3.8L V6, 200hp. This car is amazing. Wouldn't trade it for anything. So what it makes some brake dust, and the brakes on my don't squeak anymore. Guess I just had a rock or spec of sand embeded on the pad. Go for it, you'll love the car. As for the 300C, good luck resting your arm on the window sill as you drive with the windows down, oh, and good luck even seeing out the side windows for that matter. lol, what an ugly car. It'* outrageousness got old REALLY FAST.
Now that'* more like it
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:40 AM   #12
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I do not regret my decision except for the choice of color. I love the dark blue, but there are flaws in the paint. I have driven a lot of different cars over the years and I believe that this is one of the nicest rides I have ever driven. It has a great interior and I really like the exterior styleing. The gas mileage was a bit of a shock (my grand prix gets an average of 24 mpg city and highway combined and it has over 300 hp) (well it did have over 300 hp it has zero now since the rockers failed ) but I can live with it.

Would I get it again? Yes.
Am I 100% satisfied with the car? No
And considering the deal I got along with the lower interest rate it will cost less than my 99 grand prix did
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:51 PM   #13
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Had mine for two weeks... brakes squeal and are dusty, low coolant warning for what appears to be plenty in the reservoir, rattles and ticks, low mpg... but I am a GM man. Chevy'* and Pontiacs. I am absolutely in love with this car! I would never imagine NOT buying it. I have never owned a "perfect" car and I don't think one exists. The good FAR outweighs the bad.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:53 AM   #14
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I have a 2004 GXP with about 5000 miles on it. I love driving this car....ITS FUN. It has a few squeeks (I'm sure any car has its little issues), but I'll have the dealer look into that at the first oil change. I am extreamely happy with the car, especially the pickup and styling. I also found the car performs best on mid-grade gas. I also own a 2000 SE with about 55,000 miles on it (that my wife has now), and am very happy with it too. Would I buy another, sure. There are many other cars in the market that are much more expensive than this in order to get the same size and horsepower. I hate the styling of the 300C, so I wouldn't even consider it. With the $5,000 rebate and the $3,500 in GM card rebates I had I paid under $30,000 for a fully loaded GXP (It has every option except the engine block heate, since I don't need this in Dallas)
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I love my GXP. Especially here in Detroit, where most people my age drive the Mercury Marauder. I like it because it'* different. The pros: The take off, the top end speed, the style, the exhaust sound, the Northstar engine, the interior, very roomy. The cons: the gas mileage sucks, but what do you expect from a v-8, there is a lot of brake dust, especially when I had the factory rims on the car. When you use the air/heat, the acceloration sucks! I've also had about 5 fog light bulbs replaced since June. It'* almost impossible to change the bulb yourself too. They are very hard to get too. I've also got my rotors resurfaced and a new set of brake pads last month. The brakes were squilling and grinding with only about 7,000 miles on ther car. But, they are covered under warranty until 12,000 miles. so...

Would I LEASE the car? Yes
Buy? Probably not.
That'* just my opinion, I just like new cars every 2-3 years.
Other than the minor problems, I would get the car, unless you can afford the insurance on the GTO, then I'd go that route.
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