I test drove one of these today, cherry car from a dealer with 12k on it
and all options, auto trans, and I was pretty disappointed in the "fun
factor" of this car.
like it would be fun, feels like it would be fun to drive but as
soon as you put it in gear, the fun ends.
While it seemed to handle well, braking was excellent and visibility was
better than I had remembered in the past, the thing can't seem to get out
of it's own way?
I drove 2 of them in fact because I thought something was wrong with the
They both felt equally slow.
From what I read this engine is 193 hp?
I also test drove a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT which has 175hp and the fun
factor with that car was much higher.
You get pushed back in the seat when you throttle the Pontiac, but the
Just plain slow.
It winds up and roars, but doesn't seem to really get going.
FWIW I had a 5.0L convertible as a rental car a couple of years ago and I
loved the car.
It was a rocket for sure.
I wasn't expecting 5.0 L V8 performance out of the 6 banger but figured
that the 3.8L would at least be decent seeing as 193hp is a pretty high
figure for such a small car.
My 87 T-bird with 175k on it doesn't feel that much slower than the 02
So what gives?