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Old 08-15-2007, 09:21 PM   #11
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Brian, thats not the V model. The grille is the dead giveaway.

Oh and my uncle works at that plant..I've visited a few times, and it was the first place I saw the C6, CTS-V and Bonneville GXP back in '04
Yes I knew that Jim, that was just a very nicely modded CTS with about 375hp (dyno'd). The engine cover under the hood of the CTS-V I saw today said LS2 on it. That motor is made in the St Catharines plant I was at last week. There were plant tours but I had to leave early to go to work and this year they were having tours of the dyno lab. Remember the LS2 and the new LS3 vette engines are produced here in this plant.

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:40 PM   #12
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Yea, my uncle works on the LS engines, he'* been at the General for over 20 years in St. Catharines. Great plant, its so clean inside.
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Somewhat random... A few years ago my autoshop teacher fabricated up a TRAILER out of one of those engine stands/jigs that those motors are on after GM dontated a whackload of 3400'* to our high school and didn't take the stand back
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Brian tell me more.... Niagara ? phone number.... I would trade in the GXP with out a doubt. Sorry I said that but daymmmmmmm.


Oh never mind CTS-V i thought I saw STS-V must be the Yuengling.
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Brian tell me more.... Niagara ? phone number.... I would trade in the GXP with out a doubt. Sorry I said that but daymmmmmmm. Oh never mind CTS-V i thought I saw STS-V must be the Yuengling.
Ya Rob if it was an STS-V for $49000 new I'd of bought it myself on the spot. Still the CTS-V is a nice ride, just 100 horses less.......and about $50k less as well!

It'* at John Bear Pontiac in St. Catharines.......sitting on the used car lot........it was a Factory Exec car from the US (probably from Detroit) and they're anxious to sell it!

By comparason they have a 2005 CTS with Cadillac installed custom Corsa exhaust and CTS-V badges and rims plus dealer installed CTS-V calipers with about 30000 miles on it and they are asking $42,000.
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No I wouldnt trade my GXP in on anything other then a STS-V my Brother in law has one and man its a way fun car to drive.
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Trade in the G6 , Have the best of both worlds
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Thats Lisa'* car.
I pity the fool that tried to pry that away from her. LOL
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Thats Lisa'* car.
I pity the fool that tried to pry that away from her. LOL
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.......but then common sense kicked and I came to the realization that my Bonnie was just as nice of a car, and for a lot less (since it'* paid off), but boy it was sooooooo tempting.................
CTS-V > Bonnie... The bonne is nowhere near as nice a car as the CTS in any aspect. The only thing it has going for it over the V is size really...
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