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Old 07-29-2005, 11:30 PM   #11
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hey guys;
Just picked up an 05 Bonnie GXP; liquid silver pewter interior.It is a
wonderful ride. I,ve been keeping track of this forum for almost a year, hearing the good and the bad on the gxp.The good far outweighs the bad.I came out of a 2000
Regal GS with the sc3800. Great car. But with high mileage and this being the end of the Bonneville plus the GM employee discount I bit the bullitt. Having owned the
sc3800 and now the northstar I can honestly say they are both great engines but very different. As many of you have argued in many posts, there are those of you who are
"torquers and twisters". I do wish my Bonnie had a little more grunt off the line like my
Regal did. But I do 80% highway driving, and I just love blowing by hondas and other
rice burners leaving them to wonder what was that???? One thing that I would recommend to any of you gxpers is the 12 disc changer. Yea its trunk mounted;but
with about 125-150 songs to play, its fantastic.
In closing I must say that I test drove the 300c, great engine but withthat cheese
grater front end wayyyy too ugly. And tested the Magnum rt again nice but too hard to see out of the rear window. I also tested the Grand Prix GXP, very quick, but the interior is much nicer in the Bonnie, smoother ride, more standard features(such as heated mirrors and interior mirror dimming, not avail. on the GP) But the Gp GXP is more like the GTO,a muscle car. The Bonnie is a Sporty Grand Tourer I guess . To each his own.
But I;m real happy with my choice. Just bummed that GM chose to drop the Bonnie, while people scarf n barf up those butt ugly Avalons! I look forward to reading more posts. I think I'll just go sit in my GXP and listen to the exhaust rumble for a while; or untill
my wife tells me to take out the trash..............................

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From one noob to another, welcome to the club. This is my 1st Pontiac and my 1st car for that matter, coming from a pickup truck addiction that has lasted 18 years. I panicked to imagine life without a bed and tailgate but so far so good.
The GXP is really a hoot to drive, aggresive when I choose and a comfy luxury car the other times. I've also done the brake rotor painting, plus the ceramic pads. Weekly wheel cleaning is not my idea of fun. I've also recently done the K&N filter.
Good luck with your new car. I'm sure enjoying mine.
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Going from a GTO to a GXP. 400hp to 275...i couldnt do it. Glad shes happy though. Maybe you are better off with 275 as someone obviously couldnt handle a 400hp car.
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Glad to have you with us! That'* quite a span between Bonnevilles. Might just be the record.
Nah... I got ya beat by 5 years on the Bonnies... and probably a lot more on birthdays.


My third new car... I was a hard working (spoiled) brat


My latest new car... I'm now a retired (spoiled) brat

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Going from a GTO to a GXP. 400hp to 275...i couldnt do it. Glad shes happy though. Maybe you are better off with 275 as someone obviously couldnt handle a 400hp car.
The 04 had 350 (I think, or was it 360) hp.

And someone hit her. It'* not like she lost control.
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Welcome
Which state do you reside in? Nice choice in the car and the color.
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