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Old 06-27-2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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My local Pontiac dealer doesn't seem to have any. I do see two GTOs parked forever! The incentives now make a GXP priced about the same as a 3.5L V6 Chrysler 300.

I'm wondering if GM would have done well to take the $$$ put into this GXP development and instead put it into the development of a Pontiac version of the 2005 Cadillac STS RWD.

Actually keep this GXP chassis and styling, but keep the supercharged engine perhaps tweaked to 260hp with a Series III */C like the Grand Prix for MY 2004 and MY 2005. Then bring out a RWD/AWD Bonneville based on the 2005 Cadillac STS in 2006 with a RWD adapted 3900 series next gen. pushrod engine and detuned Northstar.

Just my thoughts...
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that would be tight
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i have seen one GXP on the road... none at the dealer, and live near some massive pontiac dealers
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i've only seen one on the road. Some lady in her late 30'*-early 40'*. It was the Pearl white -which was really cool, because I had just pulled out of the Pontiac dealer lot two blocks earlier and had looked at the white GXP they had sitting on their lot.
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They are very expensive cars, and they are new. So give em time to show up on the roads. I've seen a few.
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No Goats in Canada to my knowledge... :(

And the only GXP I've seen was in the show room at a local dealership.
They don't expect to sell to many GXPs around here... they said their SSEi sales (in these parts) were horrible. :(
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my dealer seems to be pushing the gto. they do have a couple of gxps but there pushed in the back of the lot. what gives? the gxp looks much better than the gto
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I have only seen GXP'* at a dealership. My local dealership recently got rid of ALL their Bonny'* 6 weeks ago and hasn't got any more.
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I have only seen GXP'* at a dealership. My local dealership recently got rid of ALL their Bonny'* 6 weeks ago and hasn't got any more.
I noticed my local Pontiac dealer has done the same and don't seem to have any more allocated! GM and Ford just posted double digit sales drops June 2004 with DC only posting gains among domestics.

I think Pontiac as a division is in its lowest point for some years. I remember they had an exciting lineup with turbo Sunbirds, high hp for the time Quad 4 H.O. Grand Ams with stick shift, Trans Am GTA 5.7 and LT1/LS1 f-bodies, McClaren turbo Grand Prixs, and more.

Now they have a very dated Montana (8th year in production), Aztek, poorly received GTO, fizzling Bonneville sales, Sunfire, etc.
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Default GXP Sales

Bonneville sales are up 55% for June (2,777 in June '04 vs. 1,716 in June '03), and up 20% in the calendar year to date, which GM attributes partly due to GXP sales. GM'* sales numbers don't break out GXP sales versus the other Bonnes though.
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