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Old 05-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #21
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how bout you get another fukkn miata like me, faag?
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Pick up an MSM
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Pick up my cooock off your face.

I bought a NB and I won all over it tonight
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you looked at the ponti gto and said no part availability.

that may be true on your continent but not mine have a look at postage prices to america and decide. cause they are common here and sold cheap too as they are based off of our best selling car and the gto or monaro sold quite well here aswell.
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you looked at the ponti gto and said no part availability.

that may be true on your continent but not mine have a look at postage prices to america and decide. cause they are common here and sold cheap too as they are based off of our best selling car and the gto or monaro sold quite well here aswell.
I have a good friend who has a newer GTO. He says there is definitely a "GTO" markup on all their parts in the US.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #27
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Pontiac G8 GXP, hard to find but awesome. Had one in our body shop. LS3 I think, but it's probably in the same bracket as the GTO parts wise.
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I guess thats the tradeoff for living in aus we want g8 and gto parts they come easily anything else and well.. you can see im used to sourcing from overseas as I suggested above.
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Solstice gxp
The motor's nice, the body's nice, but the rest of the car is a piece of crap. My buddy's dad has one and he's had plenty of problems with it...

- The top doesn't fit right. The side windows rub it and wear holes in it. He's replaced his once, and the second one is about to wear through.

- The interior is god awful. No storage. The seats suck. You can't see out. The dash doesn't fit right. The door panels squeak and don't fit right. Everything is made of cheap, black plastic.

- No trunk. The bulky top takes up almost all of your "trunk" storage. The only access to the "trunk" is through the clamshell over the top well. It's absolutely retarded. A Fiero has better trunk space.

- The transmission feels like what it is - a clunky POS out of a Chevy Colorado pickup.

Is it quick? Yeah. Does it look pretty? Yeah. But I wouldn't have one. Plus, it's a Pontiac orphan so I'm sure parts will start to get scarce soon.
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The S2000 has tighter interior than a Miata. I'd say Toyota MR-S? I really like those cars. They seem like really cheap quality cars, but so are miatas.
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BMWs-NO, I work on too many BMWs to know better, plus a buddy had a Dinan supercharged E36 M3 and that ---- is retardedly expensive to fix.
Benz-See reason above
I was about to suggest a e46 m3. then i saw your NO in caps. 100% agree. I like e36's but i've had a miserable time with e46's. I'm done with them too.
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Problem solved.
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C5's are a PITA as DD's, and harder to work on then the F-Body..... plus the vette tax and all the nanny things get annoying.
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You can buy a 2005ish Acura TL 6 speed for similar money and it's a better DD in every way.
Yeah the TL is probably really nice and has a good amount of power, but it is a 3500 lb FWD car. I suppose that fwd will do everything you need for a dd, but some folks are dead set against it.
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Pick up an MSM
Didn't think about those, never drove one, Ill have to do that. Are they pretty reliable?
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you looked at the ponti gto and said no part availability.

that may be true on your continent but not mine have a look at postage prices to america and decide. cause they are common here and sold cheap too as they are based off of our best selling car and the gto or monaro sold quite well here aswell.
Most of the stock replacement parts for the GTO have to be ordered from AUS even small ---- like tie rods. GM has to stock parts for a car for so long, but when they killed the GTO here they severely cut the parts catalog, so instead of having a rack, inners and outters listed, they only offer the whole rack and say the tie rods arent serviceable. Its ----.

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Pontiac G8 GXP, hard to find but awesome. Had one in our body shop. LS3 I think, but it's probably in the same bracket as the GTO parts wise.
Not in price range and I want a 2 door

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The motor's nice, the body's nice, but the rest of the car is a piece of crap. My buddy's dad has one and he's had plenty of problems with it...

- The top doesn't fit right. The side windows rub it and wear holes in it. He's replaced his once, and the second one is about to wear through.

- The interior is god awful. No storage. The seats suck. You can't see out. The dash doesn't fit right. The door panels squeak and don't fit right. Everything is made of cheap, black plastic.

- No trunk. The bulky top takes up almost all of your "trunk" storage. The only access to the "trunk" is through the clamshell over the top well. It's absolutely retarded. A Fiero has better trunk space.

- The transmission feels like what it is - a clunky POS out of a Chevy Colorado pickup.

Is it quick? Yeah. Does it look pretty? Yeah. But I wouldn't have one. Plus, it's a Pontiac orphan so I'm sure parts will start to get scarce soon.
Sucks to here, I'd probably only get one if I could find a hardtop though. Ive only ever seen 2 around here, but If I found a GXP hardtop for sale local Id jump all over it


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The S2000 has tighter interior than a Miata. I'd say Toyota MR-S? I really like those cars. They seem like really cheap quality cars, but so are miatas.
Not a fan of the MR-S. If I could drive soemthing that slow everyday Id just rock an NC

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Problem solved.

Already looked at them, I still want a FRC or Z06 but not right now, and not as a DD.
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C5's are a PITA as DD's, and harder to work on then the F-Body..... plus the vette tax and all the nanny things get annoying.
"Work on?" Who says you have to "work on" a C5-Z? Change the oil/tires and drive the god damn thing...

Friends father bought one brand new in 2004 and daily drives it year round, has over 185k miles and runs like a champ. Has changed the battery, brakes, oil, spark plugs and tires. Strangely, he traded a 750iL for it... Pulls nice and hard too.
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I must of had a lemon. Bad fuel level sender, bad oil pressure sender, needed a new clutch, crank pulley wobble, and new inner tie rods. I bought it at 80k miles and only put MAYBE 10k on it. It also made me pull the key out a time or two every once in awhile just to start it.
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I must of had a lemon. Bad fuel gauge, bad OPG, needed a new clutch, crank pulley wobble, and new inner tie rods. I bought it at 80k miles and only put MAYBE 10k on it.
Well... it IS a chevy.. lol
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