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Old 05-22-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Is there any truth to the rumor that the Bonneville is being discontinued soon?

(please say no, please say no, please say no)

Why would they discontinue their flagship?
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Don't sweat it. The Bonne is going to stay. GM would have a angry mob assaulting their offices if they even thought about it.
Although with GM anything is possible.
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There was discussion about this before. Apparently its being discontinued in Canada after the GXP in 04, but then Rat said something about it being re-introduced in the next few years. Last I heard the model will continue in the US
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I hope you're right. I had heard that they were replacing it with the GTO in 2005...couldn't find any confirmation. God I hope not...I'd have to join the angry mob!
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The GTO is this small little thing that looks like the Australian built Holden. The GTO is slated for entry next year I think. There have been mixed reactions to it both in general and on this board. It looks OK for a new little sports car, but it deviates far from the GTO classic.

I doubt very much that the flagship car in a lineup would be replaced with the GTO, but you never know
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Sorry I brought up an old discussion (the inevitable fate of the newbie ).

Anyway, I hope you're all correct. The GTO would be a pretty sad substitute for my baby! And it would leave Pontiac without a full size sedan (I know they're not as popular as they once were, with the ubiquitous SUV, but pretty stupid if you ask me).

Thanks for the info...maybe I can relax now.
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Correct me if I am wrong, because I am not all that familiar with newer vehicles, but aren't the 4door Grand prix'* nearly the same size and shape as our bonnies? They made our bonnies look so much like all the other pontiacs its almost disguisting.
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Correct me if I am wrong, because I am not all that familiar with newer vehicles, but aren't the 4door Grand prix'* nearly the same size and shape as our bonnies? They made our bonnies look so much like all the other pontiacs its almost disguisting.
like a "father" and his children, I hope U would expect tha children to look somethin like tha father...............
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Ya "something" like the father is one thing, but when you clone a grand-am/prix'* design and make it fit on a bonnevilles frame...thats another thing.
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The only thing the old GTO and the new have in common is the HP man that new one is packing big time stock.
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