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Old 06-30-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. My mother finally decided it was time to get a new car. We looked long and hard. She new that she wanted another 3800 motor, but disliked Buicks. That narrowed it down a ton. Basically it was just Pontiacs. So, the search for a newer Bonneville began. But with no luck for over a month, we started looking at Grand Prixs. Finally, we found one we were interested in. A Blue green metallic Base model with every option but a moonroof. We test drove it, but she did not like it because it felt slow. She said the reaction was not the same as the Bonneville. I was surprised by that, because it had the 3.05 gears, the Bonneville has 3.06. So, I said ok, we will look at another one. So, we drove across the street to the dealers second lot. We found a white base model again, with all the options. This time with a moonroof. Again, she complained that it did not react the same. So, I was getting a little frustrated. So we took it back, and we were about to leave when the salesman told us they had yet a 3rd lot across town. He knew thay had some Grand Prix'* there, but did not know what. So we drove over there.

And that is where we found this...

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It is a 2007 Grand Prix Special Edition. When we saw it, we were not even going to stop, because I had only seen one other one like this, and it had 55k miles on it for 15k. So I figured it would be way to expensive. But we looked anyway. We then drove it, and it was amazing. Drove nothing like the other ones, and responds much quicker. It also seems to have a lot more power than the other ones. We can not figure out why though, it is just another NA 3800 Series 3 with 3.05 gears, but still, it reacts so much differently than the other ones did.(Not going to complain about that!!) So, let me know what you think. More pictures will be up soon.
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Very nice and very clean looking. That'* a great find!
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Very nice looking ride. Where in Wisconsin would you be located?
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Thats a very, very nice ride
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We are about 20 minutes south of Wausau. We live right by lake DuBay.

Also, Thank you to everyones compliments. I love all of your cars. We love it, when we saw it we just knew we had to have it. The same thing that happened when we bought the Bonneville.

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Nice lookin GP!
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the outside looks great! hows about some of the interior
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I will get some when I get a chance. I barely get to spend any time with it, my mother will not go anywhere in anything else now.
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Great lookin' car.
I have always had a thing for the GP Special Editions.
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Fast what you have there is a base GP with the special appearance package. Front Facsia Rear Fascia, Rocker mouldings and Wheels were all part of the package. The car could have optioned with the L32 in the GT model.
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