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#211431 - 08/15/05 03:45 PM Just got a 2006 GXP
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on Saturday. Curious why this forum is so dead.
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#211432 - 08/15/05 03:58 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Most people here have the older 97-03 model, so we rarely have reason to post in the GXP forum. There are a few GXP topics floating around in the other forums, though.
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#211433 - 08/15/05 04:54 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Congrats on the GXP!

Welcome!

Any pics?
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#211434 - 08/15/05 06:08 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Welcome, congrats, and pics!

One reason this forum is so dead may be because there are no GPX's around. crazy
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#211435 - 08/15/05 07:31 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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I'll have to find a place to host some pics after
I take some. My camera is at my girlfriends.

I've racked up 400 miles already (she lives in NY, I'm in Southern NJ, quite a trip) and like
the ride alot. Its much more torquey then
my 97 GTP was.

Its black, and has every option that I am aware of except the MP3 capable stereo and navigation system, which I don't see where that would go anyway, does it replace the DIC?

I'm kind of shocked the car has no spare tire, what if I have a blowout? The dealer even had the balls to charge me a NJ tax of 1.50 a tire and charged me $7.50. I was unaware there was no spare at the time.

I'll probably take it to Atco and do a couple runs on the 27th if the weather permits. Best I got in my old GTP in 2 runs was a 15.05 so I predict 14.5 - 14.75 with this car. Anyone think that is a reasonable estimate?
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#211436 - 08/16/05 08:05 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Welcome.
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#211437 - 08/19/05 06:42 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Welcome as well savewave !

Are you anywhere near Totowa/Wayne? I saw a black GXP on Rte. 80 heading east earlier this week around Exit 52 or so. I was heading west on my way home from work so it was probably around 6:15 p.m.
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#211438 - 08/19/05 11:19 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Doubt it was me, I live near Deptford. I was up in that general area Sunday though.

Definitely have to try and get some pics this weekend before the car gets christened by the New York drivers :p
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#211439 - 08/19/05 12:01 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Besides the pics - which any new owner on here should post :-D - you may also want to check out the local Grand Prix clubs near you.

There www.macgp.com and a few others actually in NY that I can't remember but that should get you started.

Good luck!
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#211440 - 08/19/05 01:07 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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There's also the Jersey Shore Club Grand Prix, which my being a member proves you don't have to be super close to the shore to count cool .

Most of the meets are in Middletown, near Red Bank. I don't know of any upcoming but I'm sure there'll be something before the end of September.
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#211441 - 08/22/05 01:01 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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welcome to the board!...sorry if the forum seems dead but you are the lucky owner of a rare new breed...so until more of them get into circulation things might be a little slow...but congrats on your purchase and I hope it turns out to be a great ride for you. thumbsup
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#211442 - 08/22/05 05:33 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Can we get it renamed to GXP BTW?

I own a GXP, not a GPX smile
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#211443 - 08/24/05 10:29 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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That has been pointed out to the mods and admin already. Don't know the status on that.
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#211444 - 08/24/05 03:08 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Finally snapped a few hurried pics, I'll try
and get some better shots later.

www.coldtech.com/Mike
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#211445 - 08/25/05 12:57 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Sweet!
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#211446 - 08/29/05 11:55 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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IT'S DEAD BECAUSE YOU CAN BUY AN 2006 IMPALA WITH SAME ENGINE! The GXP is no big deal!
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#211447 - 08/30/05 12:56 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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The GXP looks better than the Impala..... laugh
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#211448 - 08/31/05 12:01 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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and?
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#211449 - 08/31/05 10:54 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Just stating my opinion as you did...
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#211450 - 08/31/05 09:38 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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I have to stick my opinion in here. I just got back from an Auto Show in Motion and I had the pleasure of driving both the Impala and the GXP. I was not impressed with the Impala, neither was my husband. The exterior is plain and so is the interior. As far as power, even though it is the same engine it felt like it didn't have as much horsepower. I'm sure many people will like the car. But, it felt like a cheaper car inside and out than the GXP.
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#211451 - 09/01/05 12:54 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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I just expected more from Pontiac & G.M.
This is were they fail, Just like the Solstice and Sky, for 2 years they show the cars and were still waiting! GM should stop making cloned cars and keep them under cover. I own a 2004 GTP and I feel they were in a rush to put it out, with out much thought! Then 2 years later the GXP comes out, This is also happening with the GTO.The GTP was a experimental car full of annoying problems,GM should by them back
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#211452 - 09/01/05 10:13 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Actually Rich,

GM is planning on cutting down the 'cloned' cars. I'm not sure which cars are going to be cut but it's coming. I also understand what you mean about being disappointed in the design of the latest vehicles. When I first heard about the GTO coming back out, I was thrilled. When I did my research and found out more about the latest generation of GTO, I was a bit let down style wise. I say it's because of the Monaro platform just just doesn't excite people. The engine is another thing. Good thing that is. devilgrin Let's see in '07-'08 when the redesigned GTO comes out and hopefully the Camaro. I hope GM has awoken by the not so hot response from car buyers and car lovers about the lack of designed cars.
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#211453 - 09/01/05 10:14 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Quote:
Originally posted by DIANAGXP:
As far as power, even though it is the same engine it felt like it didn't have as much horsepower.
I think it may be due to the weight which effects performance.
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#211454 - 09/03/05 09:03 AM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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While the GXP and the Impala share engines, their suspension setup is entirely different. The GXP gets Bilstein struts for improved handling while maintaining a relatively comfortable ride, and the biggest difference is that the front tires are 255's and the rears are 225's. This allows the car to corner better as the bigger front wheels lessen the effect of the front "plowing".

So they are NOT clones, as Rich accused :p .
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#211455 - 09/03/05 09:20 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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cliff, there the same boring car,Also add the monte ss to the mix
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#211456 - 09/05/05 09:54 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Ooo, black GXP .. I've seen one of those at the dealership in Waco; very very sleek car. The 04-06 GPs look SO good in black.

And um, Cliff, that "boring car" will hand you your ass, regardless, any day. If you don't like it, that's fine, but why insist on reposting and reposting that opinion when we already know you don't like it? Besides, there are lots of differences between the GP, Monte, and Impala. Sure, they have the same engine, but if that's all you're going to point accusations at, you should probably read up on them a little more.

Weight, suspension, exhaust restrictions, et cetera et cetera, it all makes a difference in the end. laugh
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#211457 - 09/05/05 10:27 PM Re: Just got a 2006 GXP
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Arcxnus, read the specs the MONTE SS, The IMPALA SS and the GXP o-60 6 seconds for all of them -ok ALL CLONES
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