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Old 05-17-2002, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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What the yanks think about their new GTO

I got this off fordvschevy.com. Sorry about the dodgy cut and paste, I was too lazy to try a better link. Seems opinions are a bit mixed, and not universally positive.
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GTO RETURNS! Uh-oh...
My new Motor Trend has in fact confirmed that GM will bring the Monaro over here to be the next Goat. It'll have LS1 power, horses between 350-400. However, there was no mention as to whether they'll change the sheetmetal up. If they don't, I say BOO! If they do, well they better damn well not Pontiactify it and make it ugly as sin...

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They said they are changing the front sheet metal to be more like a current ponitac style





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booooooooo! what a shame.....

I love the GTO too.....





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They said they are changing the front sheet metal to be more like a current ponitac style
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They call that a style?





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Obviously GM is too cheap to allow the Pontiac Division the freedom to create a new GTO the right way. So pontiac after considerin makin a GTO on a grand am platform (pontiac fans denied this lol) , their best option is to import a chassis with the right ingredients in place ie: V8 Rear drive.

What a shame considerin companies like Ford are to bring back nameplates such as the GT40 very similar to the original from almost a clean sheet of paper, dodge with the viper like 10 years ago, and GM doesnt respect its Sport division enough to bring a respected model back that was an original Pontiac design without letting the beancounters and penny pinchers screwin it up.

Gotta love cost cutting!





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Damn I was hopen that they would leave the front of the car alone, I like the looks of Holdens...
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Old 05-17-2002, 22:07   #2 (permalink)
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similar responses on ls1.com some for some against.

im sure the will work it to make it more aggressive
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Old 05-17-2002, 22:09   #3 (permalink)
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http://popularmechanics.com/automoti...rs/index.phtml

this link came up as well not a bad read when looking at the old muscle cars of the past

I think GM didnt do themselves any favors by calling it a GTO and not releasing an modelling and let the mags do there own which hasnt helped
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Old 05-18-2002, 15:42   #4 (permalink)
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Someone else has mentioned this before on another thread, but I'm sure a lot of the negativity is due to the Yanks being sick of seeing famous nameplates sullied by cheap, rushed makeovers in the bid to gain a few extra sales. You can understand them being keen for this not to happen to the greatest muscle car nameplate of all.
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