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Old 10-09-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Grand Prix. 2006 with the Series III 3800.

I know that there are a couple of folks that have these on here.

I'm sure that this is a very base model and the souped up models are nicer.

Immediately noticed a lot of differences. Stiff seats. Visibility is pretty poor. Interior finishing details are extremely flimsy (again, it is a base model). Door handles seem pretty flimsy too.

I'm really suprised that Pontiac would make such a base vehicle. Wow. Can't wait to get the van back so I can get my car back!
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Grand Prix. 2006 with the Series III 3800.

I know that there are a couple of folks that have these on here.

I'm sure that this is a very base model and the souped up models are nicer.

Immediately noticed a lot of differences. Stiff seats. Visibility is pretty poor. Interior finishing details are extremely flimsy (again, it is a base model). Door handles seem pretty flimsy too.

I'm really suprised that Pontiac would make such a base vehicle. Wow. Can't wait to get the van back so I can get my car back!
Well ist a rental so its should be pretty base but has the basics. The one I drove was pretty nice and the the 3800 was felt like watere compared to me GXP which I owned at the time. I sure wish they rented supercharged 3800 GPs wow!!
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How was the respoce of the Series III?
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How was the respoce of the Series III?
Car has a little more punch than the '04. Not sure if that is a function of the series III or the general differences between the Bonneville and GP.
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The GP may be geared more aggressively, I cant remember right off hand though.
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The GP may be geared more aggressively, I cant remember right off hand though.
all depends on the options
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If it is an SE, then it probably has the 3.29 gears. The extra punch is due solely to lower weighter and lower gearing. Believe it or not, the Series III N/A actually has less power than the Seies 2 N/A.
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The SIIII i drove was kinda laggish off the line, with the drive by wire throttle and all. Then again it was a lucerne, and not my old car with the tweaked induction.
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