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Old 11-26-2004, 11:34 AM   #11
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Not willing to sell soul.........I already been married 1 time before so,I've already met the DEVIL!!!!!

maybe a spare kidney!!!!!!!!
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RWD V8 Bonneville, now that would be a treat.
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Any rumors?

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One rumor is that they would combine the Grand Prix with the Bonneville and call it the G8. I hope they do not go this route with the Alpha-Numeric car names. Anyone remember some of the past A-N names? The T-1000, J-2000, and , of course, the memorable 6000. Pa-leeze Mr. Pontiac(aka. Lutz) don't go there again!
I had a J2000 hatchback in the late 80'*. Don't know if it was the car'* fault, or the previous owner, but what a POS that thing was!!!
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RWD V8 Bonneville, now that would be a treat.
Would never happen. Remember, we only have subframes. Keep praying for the Supercharged 4.6L


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Would never happen. Remember, we only have subframes. Keep praying for the Supercharged 4.6L


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Maybe for the next generation. The Monte Carlo and Impala are slated to return to RWD.
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:48 PM   #16
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According to the Chicago Tribune earlier this week, things don't look good for the Bonneville as we know it. With weak sales, you can't blame GM but it appears unlikely that it will continue as a 4 door sedan.
I thought that the GXP would tempt me so I test drove one. It was a nice, smooth car but at only 24mpg and only marginally better performance than my SSEi, thanks but no thanks.
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Any rumors?

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One rumor is that they would combine the Grand Prix with the Bonneville and call it the G8. I hope they do not go this route with the Alpha-Numeric car names. Anyone remember some of the past A-N names? The T-1000, J-2000, and , of course, the memorable 6000. Pa-leeze Mr. Pontiac(aka. Lutz) don't go there again!
Don't know if they will combine into one model, but doubt they would call it a G8.

The current G6 is for the "6th generation" of a body. (Not just cosmetic changes) I don't think GM will be doing two major generation changes in the next year. (The 2005'* are already out)
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my papers wheels section(cars section) is reporting in today'* paper that pontiac is considering dropping the bonneville after 2006, for a crossover SUV. that would suck, 1 year from the 50th Annv. If pontiac does drop it, there will be one angry website breathing down their neck!!!!
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Not sure, but I found this on GMinsidenews.com:

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Aztek- The Aztek will finally make ití* exit after the 2005 model year.
Bonneville- Bonneville will be cancelled after 2005.
G4/G5- It is rumored that Pontiac will get a mid-sized Kappa sedan based off the Holden Torana TT36 show car. It would likely have a high performance V6 powertrain and be slightly smaller than a BMW 3 series. If this car is produced, don't expect to see it before 2007.
G6- Coupe and hard-top versions (in that order) of the G6 will arrive in late 2005 as 2006 models. In 2006 a G6 GTP will be added powered by a 240 HP version of the new 3.9L OHV engine. A G6 GXP powered by a 270hp+ version of the 3.9L will also come into play after 2007.
G8- Large RWD Sedan based of Zeta Platform with debut around 2007/08. Will be powered by both a 3.9L V6, and 5.3/6.0L V8'*. Replacement for the Bonneville, and possibly the Grand Prix
Grand Prix- The Grand Prix will receive a GXP version in late MY 2005 as a 2006 model. It will be powered by a 280-300 HP 5.3L LS4 powertrain. unfortunately, the 4 speed automatic transmission will remain until 2007 (at the earliest) when it is replaced by a 6 speed automatic. Also, the current 3800 engine series will be discontinued in 2006/07, replaced by the 240 hp 3.9L V6. In 2008, the Grand Prix will either be replaced by the G8 sedan, or carry on along side it.
Solstice- The Solstice is set to arrive in late 2005, as a 2006 model. Starting in 2007 Pontiac will offer a GT version of roadster. The GT will have a turbocharged version of the 2.0L Ecotec engine, and a revised front fascia.
Torrent- Pontiac will introduce ití* own Theta-based SUV in 2006. It is said to share the body panels with the Equinox, and have the 3.5L, followed by the 3.9L in 2007.
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Also, check this thread out from the pontiac board there: http://forums.gminsidenews.com/showthread.php?t=8914
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