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Old 08-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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I recently just lost my beloved Bonneville SSEi do to a car accident. Unable to find another supercharged Bonneville with good miles and reasonable condition, I purchased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp G thinking it would be the same, I was severely mistaken. This car is a lot smaller and lacks certain luxuries of my Bonneville i.e. memory seats, memory mirrors, and sunroof. It has accelerates more like an import instead of an American made car also I hate the wide track system it'* the worse. Does any know how I can make this Grand Prix ride and fell more like a Bonneville?
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not really a easy thing to do..there two different bodies with different suspensions..the only thing they share is the engine and trans

the Bonneville is a H body and the GP is a W body...should have done your homework a bit im sorry to say
not a bad looking grand prix though! id hit it
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Does any know how I can make this Grand Prix ride and fell more like a Bonneville?
Not to sound like an ***, but the best way to get a car that feels more like a Bonneville, is to buy a Bonneville. 3rd gen W bodys aren't really known for a soft, luxurious ride..they're a mid level car..bigger than the economy cars, but not a luxury car. You might have been better off with an Impala or a LaCrosse, as they have more of a softer ride (IMO) than the Grand Prix..especially the Comp G package, as i think that is partially a suspension upgrade (I may be wrong) to a stiffer suspension.

Can you describe how is "accelerates like an import" better? Do you mean that it lacks power almost? Or does it sound different?
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I think that grand pirx is sharp looking.

They are two different platforms. They aren't going to ride the same.
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I stepped out of a Park Ave into a LaCrosse and it wasn't long before I decided it was a mistake. HAd the car 7 months and got a decent trade up to the GXP. Yes, I believe the Comp G is much stiffer than norm and would make the "ride" that much more different than a Bonne. Softer springs is about the best you can do. Do any GP'* have ELC?
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Softer springs is about the best you can do. Do any GP'* have ELC?
i do have to agree with the softer springs..and maybe some better shocks/struts vs the stockers

as far as your ELC question V..ive never came across a 04+ GP with an ELC..but in all fairness im more experienced with 03 and older than i am 04+..

i doubt it though..GPs have always felt cheaper than any other pontiac in its class IMO..
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It accelerates smooth and it doesn't give you that quick jump like with the bonneville'*. I totally forgot about the different platforms I just assumed that it was smaller version of the bonnievilles with a newer engine and the surprising fact is that I'm getting better gas mileage. Right now it'* in the shop getting a new frame, shocks and struts, you might as well say a newer from end so it can fell more like a bonnie. The Comp G does have the does have a different suspension than the other Grand Prixs maybe I should have gotten a G8.
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