We drove one and loved it. The interior is sumptious and very
comfortable for the front passengers and it's enormous fun to drive. The
tiny trunk and the near-useless back seats, though, ultimately lead us
to get another car. If we weren't ever planning to take a trip with
luggage in it, a GTO would be in the driveway now! If we were in the
market for 2 brand-new cars, a GTO would be a perfect second car.
"Did Father shoot him? I will eat Grandfather for dinner."
- Helen Keller, on learning of the death of her grandfather
uhm, they didn't make the M3's (the current one) until 2001.
2002's now go for 38 (immaculate) to 34 ish .
Ever driven an M3 with smg on a road track ? Good luck keeping up with
the GTO. Even straight line you'll have a hard time beating 60ms
I guess you get what you pay for. (and what it's worth to you)
Maybe a barebones one. I have yet to see abarebones <3. Most are
decked out with every option minus navigation.
Huh? This is one GM product I would have bought, had it just been a
little more affordable. IMHO it should have been the basis for all
their mid-size passenger cars in the US as opposed to whatever FWD POS
chassis they're using for the Malibu/Impala.
And BTW it's Australian not Japanese. That's a Good Thing; Australians,
both Ford and GM (Holden,) make better traditional American cars than
any American company has in their current product lineup.
Stupid, stupid, stupid GM.
replace "fly" with "com" to reply.
You are confusing tasteful with bland. And if you think it was a bland car,
you should go drive one. It's the best car GM sells in this country (except
for Corvette). That's if you like to drive and don't need "hey look at me"
$15K barely covers the shipping charges ... lol
The new Goat wasn't put into the same market as the original -- hot-rod
sedan -- they tried to make it an American-style grand touring coupe. The
car might have made it if the price was better and the body didn't look so
much like a Cavalier coupe. First impressions aren't just important in this
market, they're VITAL !!
Agreed.....Would have sold every one of them if they marketed it as a
Cavalier on steroids rather than call it a GTO..When you bring a car
back to life, It doesn't matter if it's GTO, Road Runner, 442....There
will be expectations from the buying public as to what this car should
look like...They will, just by the name, have visions of the originals
in their head when they finally see the new model..then they're
shocked!! First impressions are indeed vital...GM execs can't see what
sells today??? How can this be?? Its mind boggling..Never thought they
would be this clueless....
No one, no one would ever pay $30,000 for any Cavalier. Ever. And there's no
way they could have sold it for less and made any money. It is an expensive,
higher end car, no Cavalier, no Malibu, no Grand Am (ever notice how close
Grand Am is to Grand Ma?), no etc. Closest GM competitor is the CTS and the
GTO looks better, is better built, and goes far faster.
They should have sold it as a Holden semi-exotic. Trouble with that is there
is no reason the Pontiac sales force would have been competent to sell it.
They probably did think it's a Grand Am or some other Pontiac crap on
steroids. Maybe they should have sold it through Saab shops. Or alongside
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