OT: The new GTO - it can stir your memory

OT: The new GTO - it can stir your memory

Post by Wirt Atma » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 21:54:49


Ray writes:


Was it you or the other Ray Shahan (I get them mixed up) who was complaining
about the unfairness of high gas prices, and that the government had to do
something to step in and help the little guy?

Wirt Atmar

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OT: The new GTO - it can stir your memory

Post by Shahan, Ra » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 02:46:33

Hi all,

Test drove a 2005 Pontiac GTO. Nope, other than the GTO symbol,
there's nothing about the car that remotely resembles any GTO from the
past with respect to body style or interior. That said, make no mistake
about it - the 2005 GTO is awesome to drive! Yeeeehaaaa! Yessireee
bub, I highly recommend that you try the 6 speed manual, and if
possible, a winding road in some hills somewhere! I mean to tell you,
the 400 horses (and 400?? Torque) will bring back memories of what the
U.S. muscle cars of the past were, and even better, this car can turn
and stop, too!!

The whole time we were driving to the dealership, my wife just
nagged at me about test driving "something like that". I let her give
the car a whirl (after we got well away from city traffic), and I wished
I would've had a movie camera - she just couldn't help but grin from
ear-to-ear by the time she got out of second gear!

Anyway, it's good to see the U.S. auto makers putting beefy V8's
out again (BTW, the GTO is actually produced in Australia). There's
just nothing replacement for sheer muscle.

And no, my wife didn't let me buy the car. :-(



Have a great week (and Happy New Year!).



Ray Shahan
Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming:
-- WOW!!! What a Ride



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OT: The new GTO - it can stir your memory

Post by Bruce Coll » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 02:57:12

Shahan, Ray wrote
<snip>

How about gas mileage? Why would anybody need a beefy V8?

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Post by Newton, Er » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 02:59:47

Well, remembering my 1968 Roadrunner the term "chick magnet" comes to
mind...


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Shahan, Ray wrote
<snip>

How about gas mileage? Why would anybody need a beefy V8?

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Post by Johnson, T » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 03:05:44

Wirt says:

Maybe they are setting themselves up for a remake of Mad Max using GM
cars instead of Fords?

Tracy Johnson
Measurement Specialties, Inc.

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Post by Shahan, Ra » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 03:25:30

I did make a statement about the gouging that went on the day after
Katrina. Other than that, I don't recall any statements made by me
(especially as a general statement) where I said (quoting you, Wirt) "
government had to do
something to step in and help the little guy?". Of course, my memory
just ain't what it used to be. :-D

Anyway, back to the original concept - go drive a GTO (or a Mustang GT,
or a Dodge Charger).


Regards,


Ray Shahan

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Ray writes:


Was it you or the other Ray Shahan (I get them mixed up) who was
complaining
about the unfairness of high gas prices, and that the government had to
do
something to step in and help the little guy?

Wirt Atmar


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Post by Shawn Gord » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 03:27:18


my neighbor has one, it's pretty funny, he wash's and waxes it pretty
much every day, always has a cover on it. He loves it (obviously)
and you can hear the engine from 100 feet away.





Regards,

Shawn Gordon
President
theKompany.com
www.thekompany.com
www.mindawn.com
949-713-3276

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Post by john pitma » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 07:31:07

Its not the mpg that counts in these cars, it's the smiles per mile. I have
a 300hp Porsche 928 V8 (1983) that does it for me....
jp



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Hi all,

Test drove a 2005 Pontiac GTO. Nope, other than the GTO symbol,
there's nothing about the car that remotely resembles any GTO from the
past with respect to body style or interior. That said, make no mistake
about it - the 2005 GTO is awesome to drive! Yeeeehaaaa! Yessireee
bub, I highly recommend that you try the 6 speed manual, and if
possible, a winding road in some hills somewhere! I mean to tell you,
the 400 horses (and 400?? Torque) will bring back memories of what the
U.S. muscle cars of the past were, and even better, this car can turn
and stop, too!!

The whole time we were driving to the dealership, my wife just
nagged at me about test driving "something like that". I let her give
the car a whirl (after we got well away from city traffic), and I wished
I would've had a movie camera - she just couldn't help but grin from
ear-to-ear by the time she got out of second gear!

Anyway, it's good to see the U.S. auto makers putting beefy V8's
out again (BTW, the GTO is actually produced in Australia). There's
just nothing replacement for sheer muscle.

And no, my wife didn't let me buy the car. :-(



Have a great week (and Happy New Year!).



Ray Shahan
Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming:
-- WOW!!! What a Ride



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Post by Shahan, Ra » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 07:37:49

BINGO, John!!


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Its not the mpg that counts in these cars, it's the smiles per mile. I
have
a 300hp Porsche 928 V8 (1983) that does it for me....
jp



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Hi all,

Test drove a 2005 Pontiac GTO. Nope, other than the GTO symbol,
there's nothing about the car that remotely resembles any GTO from the
past with respect to body style or interior. That said, make no mistake
about it - the 2005 GTO is awesome to drive! Yeeeehaaaa! Yessireee
bub, I highly recommend that you try the 6 speed manual, and if
possible, a winding road in some hills somewhere! I mean to tell you,
the 400 horses (and 400?? Torque) will bring back memories of what the
U.S. muscle cars of the past were, and even better, this car can turn
and stop, too!!

The whole time we were driving to the dealership, my wife just
nagged at me about test driving "something like that". I let her give
the car a whirl (after we got well away from city traffic), and I wished
I would've had a movie camera - she just couldn't help but grin from
ear-to-ear by the time she got out of second gear!

Anyway, it's good to see the U.S. auto makers putting beefy V8's
out again (BTW, the GTO is actually produced in Australia). There's
just nothing replacement for sheer muscle.

And no, my wife didn't let me buy the car. :-(



Have a great week (and Happy New Year!).



Ray Shahan
Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming:
-- WOW!!! What a Ride



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Post by Roy Brow » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 00:05:31

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I'd rather have GM cars instead of foods.... :-)

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