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Old 06-15-2005, 09:36 AM   #21
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I'm as guilty as the next person. I love the sleep factor. My Granniemobile is far from Granny though. There is a problem with my car though. Whenever anyone gets in it their right foot weighs more than their left...??????
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I'm more interested in fixing up for show, I'm not into speed (uless I'm on they highway) I'd rather been spotted driving slow and flashy anyday just my 2 cents

same here mista
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I'm all about the audio... Don't care too much for performance... just wanna show the haters up and prove i'm hot like the left sink handle... (heh)
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Cuz a GTP cost more.

It'* big enough for college, efficient enough for college, and when it gets hit I wouldn't be nearly as sad as if i had a pristine early 90'* f body in the lot instead.
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I like to break from the crowd of typical 18 year old punks w/ ricers or camaro'*. It'* also the sleeper factor. No one expects much from my car until they see my tail lights going down the track a helluva lot faster than their car....
Exactly. All my friends with "fast" cars have Mustangs, Camaros, Civics (lmfao!), stuff like that. Then there is me with the Lumina and the Grand Prix that can beat all of them except one (damn heavily modded LT1 Z28 w/150 shot of nitrous ), and I actually get decent gas mileage, I can put people in my car comfortably, and in rain and snow I can actually go somewhere. My car also doesn't atract as much attention to the cops, and has much cheaper insurance, not only that but it was cheaper to begin with. And, there is also the cool factor he mentioned that they don't expect anything until after I beat them and they are like WTF!?!? The Bonneville is the exact same way I just can't afford one so I drive my STE which is basically a smaller version of an SSEi. (Bonnies are a little big for me, I like the size of my GP it seems about perfect to me)

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Hrm... The thing that brought me back to the bonneville, besides the looks and the fact that it surprises many people, is the 9 way seats and leg room. Only car i can say I have been truely comfortable in. And now after this site, I've been bitten by the mod bug.
Same for me... My GP has just about every luxury option you could ever want on it and I like it like that. My friends ask me why I have such an old POS (I guess they think its a POS???) and they don't really realize what I have. What kinda power options do they have though? I like my comfortable space for 5, my 12 way power seats, dic, hud, power mirrors, power moonroof, power windows, etc... And I can show most street cars my taillights. Its just the combination of luxury/comfort and performance, and the sleeper factor. Plus, I don't like 2 doors because its a PITA to get out to let people in and its harder to get out in parking lots because the door is longer...so I'd rather have a 4 dr.

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