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Old 10-24-2007, 03:41 AM   #21
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I guarantee you'll kick yourself for getting rid of the TA if you trade it in. I vote hanging on to it. And if you're gonna be makin' good power, swap a turbo 350 in it with a gear vendors overdrive.
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Don't get rid of the TA. I ditched mine for an 05 Bonneville. It was fun at first, but I'm becoming extremely bored with it. Bored enough that I'm going to look at a couple GTO'* this weekend.

I also killed my tranny in the TA. 3-4 pack was toast, and the rear-end was humming like nobodies business. Even with all the problems, I still regret it :(

I promised myself that I won't mod the GTO if I get it.

We'll see how that works out.
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I promised myself that I won't mod the GTO if I get it.

We'll see how that works out.
Best of luck to ya with that one!

I'll probably end up keeping it, after I get it back on the road it should haul major azz, and it should snap me out of wanting to trade it off.
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{quote] Talk me OUT OF A GXP! [/quote]

Why would we do that???

you must be crazy Joe.
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Best of luck to ya with that one!

I'll probably end up keeping it, after I get it back on the road it should haul major azz, and it should snap me out of wanting to trade it off.
Yeah. I told myself the same thing with the Bonneville.. 6 months and 5k later........ Time for someting new!

I hope you do decide to. Don't get suckered like me.
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I wouldn't go with a GXP anyways. For as much as you'd pay for a GXP, you can get another car for the same price that is a LOT nicer and faster.

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I wouldn't go with a GXP anyways. For as much as you'd pay for a GXP, you can get another car for the same price that is a LOT nicer and faster.

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The CTS is a darn nice car, and RWD to boot. But a used 05 CTS is 4 to 5k more than the equivilent GXP. And I'd be surprised if it'* much faster than the GXP, since it has 20 less horsepower.

And I am hoping my next car will be a CTS-V, I just need them to depreciate for a few more years.
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I wouldn't go with a GXP anyways. For as much as you'd pay for a GXP, you can get another car for the same price that is a LOT nicer and faster.

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The CTS is a darn nice car, and RWD to boot. But a used 05 CTS is 4 to 5k more than the equivilent GXP. And I'd be surprised if it'* much faster than the GXP, since it has 20 less horsepower.

And I am hoping my next car will be a CTS-V, I just need them to depreciate for a few more years.
Keep in mind though that the CTS is 3,500 pounds, the GXP is more around 3,800.. The CTS also has a 5 speed transmission with its first few gears closely spaced so acceleration is very confident at lower speeds. The VVT to boot alone makes the CTS more "spiritied" in comparison. I say definitely check one out and compare it to the GXP. I don't think you'll be disappointed. You get what you pay for.. Keep in mind too, that with just $200 of a bolt-on mod, you can get that 3.6 VVT V6 up to 270 horsepower easily. (volant air intake)
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The CTS is a very nice car. I wanted one... until I drove one. No offense man but the ones I drove lacked power. I drove two '07'*, one with the smaller engine and one with the largest(that isn't CTSV), and also a friend'* '04. The '04 and smaller engine '07 were bad pooches. They pepped right off the line but dogged out quick, very quick. The larger engine '07 was a little better but still a pooch IMO. I also was not a fan of the interior, felt cheap to me. Crazyjoe, keep that TA!
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That'* odd. I don't think I've heard anyone describe a 3.6 CTS as "doggy." I've never driven a lower mileage one so maybe they take a few thousand miles to 'loosen' up. Stock to stock, my CTS absolutely annihilates my mom'* 2000 SSEi in all driving situations. Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you because mine moves just fine at higher speeds. It pulls hard all the way up until the limiter.

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