new gxp owner - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Introductions for new members New to the Forum? Introduce yourself here. Been around awhile? Tell us about yourself. We at GMF Love to meet new Members! So pull up a chair and have a beverage.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ocala Fl
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
swiftwa is on a distinguished road
Default new gxp owner

Just bought my 2005 Bonneville GXP last night got it home about 11:30pm. Overall in great shape 89,000 mi appears to have all the normal issues everyone else has, radio and ac lights not working, sunroof not fully closed but it rained on the way home and didnt leak so I'm not messsin with it. Runs great otherwise. I'm surprised though at the rpm'* at 75-80mph over 2000 close to 2500rpm??? Is that normal?

Wayne Swift
Ocala Florida
Mar 25, 2010
swiftwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
JAKSGTP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tonawanda NY
Posts: 387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JAKSGTP is on a distinguished road
Default

:Welcome Wayne!! There are many owners on her that have GXP'*. Great cars!! I'm sure we can help you get those few issues resolved and help with anything else needed!!
JAKSGTP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Rockstar04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rockstar04 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftwa View Post
Just bought my 2005 Bonneville GXP last night got it home about 11:30pm. Overall in great shape 89,000 mi appears to have all the normal issues everyone else has, radio and ac lights not working, sunroof not fully closed but it rained on the way home and didnt leak so I'm not messsin with it. Runs great otherwise. I'm surprised though at the rpm'* at 75-80mph over 2000 close to 2500rpm??? Is that normal?
I'd say thats pretty normal, with all the torque that the North Star makes you can cruise at a lower RPM to save fuel.

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay! I am sure we can help you get your cars little problems straightened out so she'll be as good as new!!
Rockstar04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

welcome to the forum! We need pics of the new GXP when ya get a chance!!
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:25 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ocala Fl
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
swiftwa is on a distinguished road
Default

Trent, thank you for replying. I'm thinking over 2000rpm at highway speeds sounds rather high, I was expecting it to cruise at about 1500rpm at about 70mph. I've read about some transmission problems so my first thought was it was'nt shifting into overdrive (4th gear) but it is, so do you think over 2000rpm is normal?
swiftwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
SAMzGXP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort crack homie
Posts: 2,894
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SAMzGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to Bonnevilleforum Wayne
congrats on your GXP purchase, looking forward to see some pics
SAMzGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Tom_Sawyer_Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kitchener On.
Posts: 348
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tom_Sawyer_Man is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey swift good to have ya. Sit down take a load off and feel free to join in any thread.
just remember to watch out the guy in the red thong eating grilled cheese. He'* harmless but he smells kinda funny.
Tom_Sawyer_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Rockstar04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rockstar04 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftwa View Post
Trent, thank you for replying. I'm thinking over 2000rpm at highway speeds sounds rather high, I was expecting it to cruise at about 1500rpm at about 70mph. I've read about some transmission problems so my first thought was it was'nt shifting into overdrive (4th gear) but it is, so do you think over 2000rpm is normal?
Ya if you going 75-80, with the gear ratio in the GXP and since that'* about what I run on the Highway I'd saw that'* about right. Take a look at the top lines of the graph, RPM'* and Speed.

Rockstar04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 09:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
rjblazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elmira, New York
Posts: 853
Thanked 31 Times in 29 Posts
rjblazer has a spectacular aura aboutrjblazer has a spectacular aura about
Default

Good to have you join Wayne. Welcome.
rjblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #10
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Welcome to the site.

the RPM you cruise at will be dependent on the gear ratio of your transmission. My car has 3.29 gears and I run about 2300 RPM at 70 MPH.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Previously proud GM owner now is kick to the curb Saturn owner. Buy non-GM. WTFGM? Introductions for new members 34 05-11-2011 12:29 PM
New GXP owner NHolds Introductions for new members 10 03-11-2007 11:17 PM
New GXP Owner Checking In 2.3 Turbocoupe Introductions for new members 12 08-01-2006 08:24 PM
Hello To All From New Bonneville GXP owner in TEXAS! 1999Daytona500PaceCar Introductions for new members 15 06-10-2006 11:16 AM
New Member/GXP owner chuckwi11 Introductions for new members 13 11-13-2004 01:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.