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Old 02-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #11
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Sweet deal!! Modding this one too?
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that has the series III on it right? I bet it still feels like a step down from your other GTP. Man that thing is a beast.
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SSEi vs GTO
Tough choice.... touch choice.....

But either way you win.... so it isn't all that bad

Tough choice? SCREW THE BONNEVILLE, it'* one of the best cars out of GM. Honestly isn't nearly a corvette, but it'* a daily one.
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Your header says updated for sale, so does that mean the car will wait untill the ssei sells or they're buying the gp then selling the bonne? Mom and I were thinking of the new gxp but its not in the cards, besides now that its paid off I can start playing with it
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Ah well...the CompG is quite nice...will you be able to get used to the paddle shift?

And will you be sticking around this neck of the woods?
The tap shift according to my dad is USELESS from what he found on the test drive. He said it will hit a rev limiter at 5000rpm if you don't shift out of gear by then, but if you leave it in normal mode it will shift at 6000rpm. It is basically only for downshifting.

I will try to stick around here as much as I can...this is the best forum I am a member of, and I wouldn't want to lose it.

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Sweet deal!! Modding this one too?
Wouldn't you like to know!!!

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that has the series III on it right? I bet it still feels like a step down from your other GTP. Man that thing is a beast.
Yes, it has the series III. I haven't driven one or ridden in one, but accoding to my dad it feels really slow from 40-60mph.

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Your header says updated for sale, so does that mean the car will wait untill the ssei sells or they're buying the gp then selling the bonne? Mom and I were thinking of the new gxp but its not in the cards, besides now that its paid off I can start playing with it
Yeah, when the SSEi sells, then we are gonna buy the GTP. No sense in making 2 car payments when you are only going to be driving one of the cars.

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Congratz on the new GTP... and Series III 3800.
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Do you have any pics of the SSEi and your 12 sec GTP? Id just like to see how sweet they both are
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I got home from school today and was reading a Car & Driver article when my mom got home and was like, "lets go to Davis Pontiac, I want to see what they have for new cars there." I was like....you gonna buy me a GTO or something? My mom was like, whats a GTO. I was pretty ashamed at that point that she didn't know what a GTO was, but anyways. I didn't have any idea why we were going there, because we don't need any more cars. So on the way there she is explaining to me how the car is starting to get into the higher mileage (it rolled over 98,000 today) and she still owes $11,000 on it, and if she can sell it for $11,000 and buy a new car with the same or smaller payment as she has now, then she may as well get a new car. Made sense to me.

So anyways we get there, and start talking to the salesperson we always talk to (that is the dealer we buy all our new cars from). My mom told him what was going on, so he started showing her Pontiacs in the $30-35,000 range. Well, guess what cars those are. The Bonneville SLE (ewww...yuck, no supercharger), the Grand Prix GTP Comp G (yup, I was liking that), and the GTO (at this point, I was like HELL YEAH!). My mom decided she doesn't really want a Bonneville because she doesn't want an SLE because it wouldn't have enough power for her, and she doesn't want a GXP because we don't really want the northstar, we prefer pushrod engines a little better. (which BTW the dealer verified that it is a 4.6L Northstar producing 275hp and 300lb.ft. for those of you that weren't sure what the powertrain in that was supposed to be)

So then we start looking at the GTP Comp G, and my mom thought it was pretty nice, but she said there was just something about the car she didn't like. She wasn't sure what, she just wasn't too fond of it.

So then we start looking at the GTO...now I'm interested. The problem my mom was having with that is it is RWD and it is a 2 door. The RWD is somewhat of a problem because of the snow (and she would be driving the car year round), but you just have to be a little more careful is all. She likes the 4 door because she basically works out of her car and it is more convienient for her to have a 4 door. She was liking the 350hp, the interior (which might I add looks awesome), and the color combinations available (she would be ordering the car, so she can get any combination she wants). Unfortunately my mom has never learned how to drive a manual, and doesn't have any desire to learn, so it would be an automatic. Still sweet as hell, but a 6 speed would be more enjoyable (although probably not near as practical for an everyday driver especially with the ~800-1000 miles a week my mom drives). Anyways, she hasn't ordered anything yet, or even decided if she is definately going to be even getting a new car, but she is considering it. As much as I love the SSEi, I think it would be BAD as hell to have a GTO...especially if it were my moms. I can see my dad driving around in one (only his would be a 6 speed), but I can't exactly picture my mom driving one everyday.

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IS mom married???
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Do you have any pics of the SSEi and your 12 sec GTP? Id just like to see how sweet they both are
Not together in the same pic. But I do have seperate pictures of each, and we plan on gettting some good pics of the SSEi this weekend.

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Yes. My parents have been together for twenty some odd years. (I don't keep track)

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SHAWN
i hope you (borrow) your Moms car to see how fast it can go in
2nd gear before it sells . same year as my wifes car, should go
98 mph in 2nd at the rev limiter. have fun with the new car.
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