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Pontiac Grand Prix, Sedan
Nov 29, 2003 (5:20 am)
Leasing is NOT an option for me. I never had an Olds Intrigue. I drive 35-55 thousand miles a year, though my job with the Government just changed, which will cut my mileage by 10-15k, it looks like. I live and work in Western West Virginia.
My Impala has 143k on it right now. I also drive to the places where the objects of a passion I have are, amusement parks. In the past month I have been to Atlanta and to Orlando, on separate trips, and yes, I drove the Impala. In the last several months, I also went to Branson, MO twice (Celebration City has a new wooden coaster, and Dollywood will have one next year). There were numerous trips to Jackson, NJ to go to Six Flags Great Adventure, one of my very favourite parks.
As for cars, let's see the past ten years:
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS (143k on it right now)
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (traded at 77k...Dad had Alzheimers and could no longer get in and out easily--the ONLY reason I traded it)
1995 Olds LSS (excellent car, traded at 81k, two months before GTP arrived--factory order--it blew a head gasket on IT's 3800, made me feel REAL good about buying another, then again it was not supercharged)
1994 Chrysler Concorde (owned 9 months, in shop more than half of that while I drove dealer loaners, Chrysler bought it back and I traded for the Olds, it had unbearable noises coming from the rear suspension that apparently could not be fixed, metal on metal noises...nice car otherwise, but...)
1992 Nissan Maxima SE--great car, 5 speed. Dropped by Chrysler dealer to see the new LH cars, dealer offered to buy SE at about 125 percent of retail, I bit, buying the LH at wholesale. Dealer had SE for over 18 months, finally sold to local Nissan dealer who ended up auctioning it off!
1989 Ford Taurus, program car bought used in 1990with 11k on dial, traded for Maxima at 84k. Always wanted to own a Taurus, got that out of my system.
#3322 of 4457 Olds Intrigue:
Nov 29, 2003 (10:53 am)
Oh it was a 95 LSS not an Intigue. My bad there.
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad by the way.
On a side note with your Amusement park hobby I have never been to Six Flags in Jersey and as you I live in New Jersey. I can never go on a ride like the scream machine. That would scare me to death.
#3323 of 4457 GP back seat
Nov 29, 2003 (11:08 am)
I had to express my agreement with those who felt the current GP's back seat is inadequate. I recently made the mistake of not sitting in the back seat on a test drive. The next day, very close to pulling the trigger on a new GTP, despite reservations about the interior styling, I took it for another spin but this time briefly sat in back. I couldn't believe how little room and how claustrophobic feeling it was back there. I knew right then I wouldn't be purchasing the car.
Pontiac really compromised the interior utility of the car in the name of a coupe-like silhouette; giving potential buyers less perceived room than in a Grand Am is not the way to win them.
Nov 30, 2003 (7:48 am)
Alright, i have just pruchased myself a 92 gp and i am hving troubles with the glovebox. Trouble is the previous owner never used the glovebox and her didnt know the combination. So imstuck with a glovebox that doesnt open. any way i can get it open???? do i have to take it apart? anything i can do so that the automatic trunk switch is available to me
Dec 01, 2003 (11:50 am)
If you want a bigger back seat get a Bonnevile, or a minivan.
Dec 01, 2003 (4:45 pm)
But perhaps we don't want a Bonneville or a minivan. GM did itself no favours building that back seat in this car.
I had a 98 GTP. Loved it. That back seat is keeping me out of this one. And no, I won't be buying some other GM car, in all probability. As it looks now, that back seat helped to push me into what is probably going to be a 2005 Most Honorable Subaru Outback. (At least GM owns 20 percent of Fuiji Heavy)
Dec 01, 2003 (6:39 pm)
Anyway, relative bought a 2000 GP with the suprcharged V6. Can it run on regular 87 or middle 89 octane gas?? Probably asked before, but there's no search feature here.
Dec 01, 2003 (6:43 pm)
It CAN, but why bother? The engine computer will detune the engine to use regular. For maximum power, you MUST use premium...
And the search feature is right above the posts on your right...
Dec 01, 2003 (7:05 pm)
Oops, I didn't see serach. Does it search through all the posts for keywords or topic headings?
My aunt wants to save gas money, she got the GP since it had "Pizzazz", but couldn't care less about the S.C. It's red and she didn't like the Buick LeSabre (too boring). She was limited to one car dealer's lot, since they were friends.
Dec 01, 2003 (7:37 pm)
Have a 98 GP GT. Wierd problems that don't happen all the time. While driving or idling car will turn off and then right back on, like a hiccup. Then would turn off completely while driving or idling. Then started not turning over when trying to start for a few minutes. These problems don't happen on a regular basis and the mechanic is baffled. They replaced the fuel pump system and the ignition switch, but still problems. Also, it idles roughly when in drive and will sometimes shutoff. Anyone had similar problems and how did you fix them?