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Old 06-10-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Here it is guys. For the Bonny to stay alive here are my ingredients:
1) 300hp + 300lbs of torque (minimum standard)
2) 17 and or 18 inch chrome wheel packages
3) Continue dual exhaust
4) Carry over remaining items

The interior is fine: This is a Pontiac (excitement) not a Caddy (classy). The interior is refined enough without diving all in the soft luxury category. 300/300 is needed to keep the bonny alive. It will sell to young and old supporters. That will keep buyers happy at least for the remainder of the decade I believe. The GXP is a start in the right direction, but GM realistically only has another year or two to get it right for the bonny to stay in production from what I've heard. Opinions?
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That is the GXP really. The HP # isn't a round 300, but it'* faster then the 300hp motor. After that'* had a few years, it'll have a change. It'* been rumored to be a RWD car, along the lines of the 300'* new chassis.
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I almost agree, but the GXP doesn't offer chrome wheels. Chrome appeals to car buyers for $30k+ cars. Especially buyers under 50yrs old. 50yrs+ starts leading into Caddy land. 300/300 is a mental thing that will just keep buyers happy. That with performance oriented gearing/exhuast note, people will be more than satisfied and then you'll start seeing more GXP'* on the road. I live in Atlanta, GA and I have not seen a GXP yet other than car lots. Thats not too optimistic. I've seen about 15 or more Chrysler 300s now and a bunch of 04 Maximas. Thats disappointing because I believe that Pontiac is much better and that the bonny is a much better looking concept with way more potential to accompany the looks.
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I do agree with you that Ponitac needs to put more HP in their engines.
I also agree that chrome rims should be an option.... mmm.. chrome.

And finally Jason has a good point... RWD would really kick *** in the Bonneville.

PS-I do miss the wood trim in the interior.... but brushed steel might look nice too.
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They need to improve the interiors alot. Make them look not so cheap. The price tag also leaves a lot to be desired.
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plus the 300C Hemi might put the GXP to shame. I think they are trying to kill the Bonneville low key
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i always thought the interiors looked great everyone who gets in my car for the first time is like wow this is a nice car!
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I second that! The inside impresses many of my friends.
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