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Old 03-28-2004, 12:20 AM   #31
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I've had my fun with her. Time to try new things.
Thats right, remember a lot of us have had multiple cars and experienced different rides. We settled on what we think are great vehicles for sport and luxury however I think everyone should at least sample whats available.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:26 AM   #32
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My thoughts exactly.

You can't just stick with one brand of liquor, and you can't listen to the same song on the radio. In this case, you can't just stick with one car.
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My thoughts exactly.

You can't just stick with one brand of liquor, and you can't listen to the same song on the radio. In this case, you can't just stick with one car.
You forgot about women, oops did I say that out loud, hehe.

Seriously though. I have gone through a few cars of my own , on number 4.5,and 6, a 69 GMC pickup, my 2003 Malibu and the 1990 Bonneville. The others each had their good points and bad points, I was glad I had the chance to try them. Had my other truck ( 94 Ranger XLT extended cab, 5 speed, 4x4, 4.0L ) was really fun but kept breaking. I had done allot of work to it and came in really handy. I had it chipped too but the cost of gas was getting bad. I had about 10,000-15,000$ invested in stereo equipment etc....


Sometime I wish I still had it. What makes it worse is that I still see it fairly often around my place.

If a GTP is what you want, then DO IT. I always wanted the older style Bonneville from the time they came out and I finally got one years later.

Enjoy it while you can.
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:30 AM   #34
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Stiffer /= sportier. Kinda an american concept GTP, SSEi, differences aren't much, you guys blow them up cause you don't like x car. Meh.

They're not that different. The Computer, and the suspension are different. It'* still the same Pontiac home.
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I know everyone says stay away from the 97'*, but I don't necessarily agree with them. Yes, the PCM has traction control programmed into it, and yes it was the first year, but it really isn't that bad, and there are PCMs available (as I hope you would know) to fix the traction control problem easily. The year I would stay away from is the 1998, because from what I have seen/heard/read about them, '98 was the oddball year. GM changed a lot of things hoping it would be better, but then decided it wasn't so they actually changed them back in '99! Personally, if I were going to buy a GTP and I was short on cash it would be a '97 or '99, unless the '98 is just really a steal.

But, GTP'* really are nice cars, not as nice as SSEi'*, but still very nice cars. Our SSEi is quieter, and a little smoother on the freeway, but it isn't that much nicer on the inside and the GTP is still plenty smooth and plenty quiet even with suspension work and exhaust work. The GTP'* modability is just awesome because the aftermarket is just huge, and they aren't hard to work on.

If you need any help once you get one, I could probably help you out. Let me know.

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How can you control the TC once the computer is programmed to disable it? Is there a switch to toggle it on and off that you have to use?
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You guys are all way off... except for Jim.

I might as well say it:

GTP!

I have always loved these cars. There are so many good deals where I live, and I would really love to get one. Plus I can afford it.

I have many plans for this car. Don't think of me as a traitor. I know this is a Bonneville Club, and there is bias toward Bonnies, but I think the GTP is a great car, and I know I'll be happy with it. I still love Bonnevilles, and in the future, when I have more money, I will probably end up getting an SSEi. I'm still a Bonnie owner at heart.

I plan to stay here too. I will not merge in to CGP. I personally don't like it there. 3800'* can get along with other 3800'*, so I will always be here.

As for the SSE, she will be around for at most another few months. I will get to enjoy my last moments with her for a little while.

A dream of mine is to have a race car to take to the track, and I believe the GTP is the way to go. My dad used to race his old Chevelle back in the day, as well as the GN, and I want to take after him with a GTP.

Thanks for understanding my switch.
HERETIC!!!! Hey, ya like what you like!!

BTW, always ask at least 5-600 more than you thnk you can get for a car. That way, the sucker, I mean customer, feels like they talked you down to a good deal.
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IYes, the PCM has traction control programmed into it
97 GTP had no traction control. At the time Pontiac did not have a reilable system to handle the amount of power coming from the engine. It still may have had some type of torque management, but not traction control. The GT and SE had hit though.
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Originally Posted by Sol
You guys are all way off... except for Jim.

I might as well say it:

GTP!

I have always loved these cars. There are so many good deals where I live, and I would really love to get one. Plus I can afford it.

I have many plans for this car. Don't think of me as a traitor. I know this is a Bonneville Club, and there is bias toward Bonnies, but I think the GTP is a great car, and I know I'll be happy with it. I still love Bonnevilles, and in the future, when I have more money, I will probably end up getting an SSEi. I'm still a Bonnie owner at heart.

I plan to stay here too. I will not merge in to CGP. I personally don't like it there. 3800'* can get along with other 3800'*, so I will always be here.

As for the SSE, she will be around for at most another few months. I will get to enjoy my last moments with her for a little while.

A dream of mine is to have a race car to take to the track, and I believe the GTP is the way to go. My dad used to race his old Chevelle back in the day, as well as the GN, and I want to take after him with a GTP.

Thanks for understanding my switch.

As long as its a GM......
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You guys are all way off... except for Jim.

I might as well say it:

GTP!

I have always loved these cars. There are so many good deals where I live, and I would really love to get one. Plus I can afford it.

I have many plans for this car. Don't think of me as a traitor. I know this is a Bonneville Club, and there is bias toward Bonnies, but I think the GTP is a great car, and I know I'll be happy with it. I still love Bonnevilles, and in the future, when I have more money, I will probably end up getting an SSEi. I'm still a Bonnie owner at heart.

I plan to stay here too. I will not merge in to CGP. I personally don't like it there. 3800'* can get along with other 3800'*, so I will always be here.

As for the SSE, she will be around for at most another few months. I will get to enjoy my last moments with her for a little while.

A dream of mine is to have a race car to take to the track, and I believe the GTP is the way to go. My dad used to race his old Chevelle back in the day, as well as the GN, and I want to take after him with a GTP.

Thanks for understanding my switch.
HERETIC!!!! Hey, ya like what you like!!

BTW, always ask at least 5-600 more than you thnk you can get for a car. That way, the sucker, I mean customer, feels like they talked you down to a good deal.
So if I ask 4500, then I'll probably get 4000 for it.
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