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Old 06-24-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Anyone else remember all those commercials for the Grand Prix where "Wider is better"? I remember I was just a kid, so I dont know what year it was, is that just simply where they changed body styles? or was there something im missing...they changed in 97 right? I wouldve been 10 years old, so that makes sense.
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i vaguely remeber the commercials, i was just a kid as well, but i tihnk it applied to more pontiacs than just the grand prix, iuno which others tho
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That method is still applied to the GP but only the GP.....The GP GXP even has wider tires in the front than in back.
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the same actually applies to women
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the same actually applies to women
not to my knowledge, but to each his own lol.
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I remember that Hawaiian type guy going "E Aho La'ula".
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That method is still applied to the GP but only the GP.....The GP GXP even has wider tires in the front than in back.
Oh they were talking about tires? I thought they were talking about the overall width of the car and it'* "stance", kinda like the wide track campaighn Pontiac ran in the 60s, I thkn it was the 60s anyways
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Yeah, they were talking about the stance of the car. They'd even show the car "stretching" out wider on the commercials. At least the ones I remember...
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It was the over all stance, line a older GP nose to nose with a newer GP...

Quite a BIG difference.
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The original "Wide Track" Pontiacs were back in the fifties. Supposedly they had a wider suspension than other cars. Not really true, but it was something they could slap in the ads.
They revived the advertising in 96 for the 97 Grand Prix, which did have a wider track than the earlier GP, but this time it was certifiable crap and they dropped it pretty quick after several magazines and TV shows pointed out the fact that the GP actually had the narrowest track of that generation of w-bodies, with the exception of the Lumina.
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