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I don't know why this guy would just "let" me win, but I can't believe I have what it takes to beat a new 'vette. We were messing around climbing a hill on the interstate from 60-100 MPH. I walked on him 3 times in a row. Maybe he just didn't know how to shift? Oh, are my kills welcome here? I don't have a 'trep, or even a DC product...
 

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The guy probably didn't know how to drive. The majority of people buy a Corvette for the status symbol it projects, not its performance capabilities.
 

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Could've been cause you were racing, and he was going to the drugstore. :D

My guess is the guy couldn't drive, like LHSer said the 'vette is image car, and most of the owners buy the image, not the performance.
 

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If I didn't get a trep I probably would have seriously considered a grand prix. But let's get real dude. A C5 can do 0-60 in under 5 seconds. That ride ain't no joke. So either his car was broken, he missed EVERY SINGLE GEAR, or he wasn't racin. But don't get me wrong, I'm not knockin your car. The GTP's are pretty fast. Just not LS1 fast.

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Ummmm....don't read this post...read the next one.

[ 02, 2001: Message edited by: Intrepidatious ]
 

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I beat a C5 once....

Into a parking spot...just got it before he did... :) poor guy had to park under a tree. :)

Yeah, no contest with a C5, no domestic non-tuner car can touch it (excluding a Viper). Maybe he was having fun with you?
 

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Hey 2QWK4U....did you see the shots of the 2003 GP? Man, what did they do to your beautiful car? The car screams Sunfire!

Sorry, but it looks as if the site ( www.clubgp.com ) was told by GM to take the pics down. But man, they are not happy with what they saw. It was Azetk-Ugly!
 

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I think GM has a campaign in place to make every one of thier cars super-ugly.

Look what they did to the Bonniville, and the Impala(sacrilige). How about the Sunfire, the Aztek and the new Avalanche.

Someone at GM has a fetish for Plastic body clading and needs to be shot. now.

Im just waiting for them to destroy another classic nameplate...
 

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I may be wrong, but I heard that GM is starting to incorporate the stock car stereo into the onboard computer... mainly with the chimes and such. If you replace the stereo with an after market stereo, none of the chimes would work (letting you know the check engine light is on, door open, lights on, keys, etc...). Someone also mentioned that it would cause the computer to go haywire because the stereo communicates with the computer... I don't think that would happen, but that's just what someone said at a car stereo shop. They were probably just blowing smoke.
 

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I actually think the Bonneville (only the top end model) is a good looking car. But way too expensive. Over $30K for a Pontiac? I wouldn't spend over $30K on any American car unless it had the engine driving the correct set of wheels (ie:rear) and it said Corvette or Cobra across the back of it. I heard that GM is putting alot into the 2002 Bonneville to rescue it from it's horrible sales slide from the last Gen.
 

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Yes, the '03 GP is ugly. I pray the pics were just from poor angles or something, but I fear the worst.
But I have to stick up for my car, and GTP's in general here. I didn't buy it for the quality of the interior, although it has quite a few more gadgets than an intrepid (ever heard of a Head Up Display?). I bought it because it has BALLS for a family car. I never implied that I smoked this guy off the line, or that I was even sure he was givin 'er all she had, but my car isn't stock, either. Not even close.

:D :p Now I understand that you're all jealous because you have nothing but civic and ranger kills to post, :rolleyes: But don't bust my chops so hard because of it. LOL ;) (I type this in jest, of course).
 

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LOL...we hear ya buddy :). No-one is busting your ride , don't worry. You should know us by now to tell when we are really giving someone a hard time. I'm sure whatever your mods are that you can give most cars a run for their money. If you are keeping up with a C5, more power to you. But, if you are...I'd like to hear what exactly your mods are. I'd be interested. :)

Yeah, you saw the shots also of the red 2003 they showed at that Pontiac conference? The pics weren't all that great, but it was enough to see that really odd looking front end with the gargantuan nostrils that drooped waaaaaay down. Hmmmm...I wonder what Pontiac is thinking? and dropping the 2 door? Yikes..I always thought the GP was one of the finest looking midsize 2 door along with the Monte.(I am a little biased when it comes to 4 doors though! ;) ) I know GM is looking to tone down on the brand overlap, I guess they are giving the 2 door sales to Chevy with the Monte.

So....did you ever get to do that e-brake assisted J turn in bboucher's R/T? lol :) Make sure you lay down a couple of nice patches... "Hmmmmm...I don't remember my tires being this bald??!!" Just kidding you bboucher! I take no responsibility for those unseated tires!
 

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2KWK4U- ya know the Pontiac has a bunch of good things going for it, I like quite a few of them. BUT ... those red guages really burn holes in my eyes. No kidding, that is my major complaint about that brand of GM cars. There is no doubt that GM builds some strong almost bulletproof engines, but why that red/orange? That alone kept me from a GP or Bonneville with a SC. Oh well, I'll get my butt dusted so I can look at my white/day black/night guages. :)
 

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I hate the red in the Pontics too, but here's a thought... There's a guy hanging around here who put blue LED's behind the dash of his Intrepid, replacing the green... that might take care of the evil red dawn...
 
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