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Old 08-26-2010, 01:29 AM   #1
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2008 Grand Prix GXP. 31k miles. Unfortunately I am letting the Bonnie go, Iactually posted it in the for sale section. In the mean time I made a little purchase that has not disappointed.

I wasn't a fan of the color at first but it quickly grew on me. Let me know what you guys think. It also came with a K&N intake and flowmaster exhaust already installed. The exhaust tips currently arent on the car, the dealer has to put some new ones on this weekend but I couldn't wait to put the pics up.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:33 AM   #2
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Very wise move getting the 2008 model, which has the 100k mile warranty. Those 4T65E transmissions don't do well under the power of that LS4, and you'll take it in to the dealer for a transmission rebuild before the warranty is up, if not twice.

Get a car wash and post more pics on a sunny day!!!
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nice! loaded with every option?
i love the tan interior! congrats

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Very wise move getting the 2008 model, which has the 100k mile warranty. Those 4T65E transmissions don't do well under the power of that LS4, and you'll take it in to the dealer for a transmission rebuild before the warranty is up, if not twice.

Get a car wash and post more pics on a sunny day!!!
the GXP have the same tranny as the gt?
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Much better motor than the Bonneville GXP.. Good trade off..
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nice! loaded with every option?
i love the tan interior! congrats


the GXP have the same tranny as the gt?
It has some upgraded internals over the 4T65E-HD that was bolted to the L67, but they're minor and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. There'* a thread over on mymonte.com for the monte ss (same drivetrain) where people post how long their transmissions have lasted. Answers range from 25k to 60k. A couple people went 100k IIRC, but the general consensus is that if you own one of these cars, budget for a built transmission rebuild at ZZP if you're out of warranty. There are actually two such threads on that forum. Its literally a ticking time bomb.

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Much better motor than the Bonneville GXP.. Good trade off..
Depends on how you look at it, and that'* not coming form a Bonneville fanboy standpoint; I love those cars as well. Yes it provides more torque at lower RPMs, has a higher horsepower and torque rating than the Bonneville GXP, but when you consider that the Bonneville GXP weighs ~150 pounds more, has a poorer weight distribution (for traction), and does a 1/4 mile in 14.6 while the GP GXP does it in 14.3, they're actually pretty close in overall performance. Both engines have their merits and it really depends on what you're looking for.

I will have to admit though, that LS4 motor sounds very sexy with loud mufflers.
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You really should have given him a couple months to enjoy the car before telling him his transmission is a time bomb.

I really like that car, its looks, the interior, and especially the color. A friend of mine has a similar GXP, slightly different color, but I enjoy everything about it. Careful about that engine cover, though. We found a nest under it once, which is really strange given how often the car is driven. Check under the engine cover often to make sure nothing tried to make a home there but then died with the engine'* heat and virtually nowhere to go.

Please thoroughly enjoy your GXP! It'* an awesome, awesome car!
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I think its a great looking car, good choice. Hope you get to enjoy it for a long time.
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Sideways V8....sick...
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Much better motor than the Bonneville GXP.. Good trade off..


I kill them all the time....
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Wow, now that is a very nice ride.
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