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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:09 am 
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Or just not worth it.

I passed an ISP Trooper on I88 through Aurora/Naperville one night when I still had the Monte Carlo. Must've been doing a buck 10, and he just flashed his head lights at me as I blew by him.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:22 am 
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Lucky!!! Back in my younger days, in a Jaguar, I passed a sheriff at about a buck 50. Never saw any lights, I was the ONLY car on the road for miles. After a while I slowed, and eventually started to exit the highway. That's when he lit me up! That was some startling *shoot*!!!

In court he said he had his cruiser maxed out (120ish) and was just following my tail lights with his lights off until he eventually caught up with me. The judge seemed impressed I guess because I walked out with a 10-over fine and a night of driving school....


WON'T DO THAT AGAIN THOUGH!!!!

ps: Sorry Ghosthawk, for running off with your thread....

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:04 pm 
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No problem at all...its entertaining...angling back to point, what kind of revs is your GXP turning at 100mph?
(Gotta be screamin' w/3:71 gears) whoa!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Ghosthawk wrote:
No problem at all...its entertaining...angling back to point, what kind of revs is your GXP turning at 100mph?
(Gotta be screamin' w/3:71 gears) whoa!

I recall being pleasantly surprised by my rpms and my my overall mpg for that trip. It seems to get mid 20's mpg on long trips but most of my driving is short and in town so my DIC says an average of about 16.x usually...

As for the rpms, if I remember correctly I don't think it was much more than a hair past 3500.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:54 am 
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Well the conversation finally happened, both with my wife and daughter, and I was roundly beaten down for entertaining such thoughts, especially knowing I'd have to invest in another engine from the start. My bride also heavily reminded me that no car I've ever own went "un-decorated" as she calls it...and I must concede on that point.

So despite the bargain and the sex appeal of the car, its pretty much off my list...barring some sort of lotto miracle of course.
It's been great chatting with you guys again though...stay cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:20 am 
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This beat down feeling... I know it QUITE well. Which is why I never even bother bringing up any of my wild aspirations.

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2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

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2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:34 am 
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The beat down feeling is a sad one. Maybe I should just get out of cars.. Hahaha. Take up painting. There's always something that comes between me and the acquisition of a racekar.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:44 am 
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Female. The ultimate buzzkill.

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Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:10 pm 
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I have to give my wife credit...she knows me well, and whats worse is she beats me down with my own words. I swear she should've been a lawyer. Went kinda like...

Me; You dont find something like this often
Her; I thought you were tired of fixing Bonnie
Me; Well that one had a lot of miles on it and might need a trans soon
Her; But this one needs an engine
Me; Eventually, yes
Her; And how much 'decorating' (read mods) will this one need
Me; They all get wheels
Her; This one has a V8
Me; Yes, but smaller than the Hemi
Her; You've complained a lot about the fuel mpg
Me; This one would be a little better
Her; You also didnt like no fold-down back seat
Me; True, but its a beautiful car
Her; Aren't they all when you buy them...and what happened to both cars paid for by the time you retire
Me; Attention all hands, abandon ship, repeat-abandon ship, this is not a drill. *sounding claxon*

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:41 am 
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Well, I "softened" the wife to the idea of a final SS last night.

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Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:25 pm 
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Ghosthawk wrote:
I have to give my wife credit...she knows me well, and whats worse is she beats me down with my own words. I swear she should've been a lawyer. Went kinda like...

Me; You dont find something like this often
Her; I thought you were tired of fixing Bonnie
Me; Well that one had a lot of miles on it and might need a trans soon
Her; But this one needs an engine
Me; Eventually, yes
Her; And how much 'decorating' (read mods) will this one need
Me; They all get wheels
Her; This one has a V8
Me; Yes, but smaller than the Hemi
Her; You've complained a lot about the fuel mpg
Me; This one would be a little better
Her; You also didnt like no fold-down back seat
Me; True, but its a beautiful car
Her; Aren't they all when you buy them...and what happened to both cars paid for by the time you retire
Me; Attention all hands, abandon ship, repeat-abandon ship, this is not a drill. *sounding claxon*


D@MN, she must be related to mine! The only time you can remotely get away with that is when it's a car you buy for her and she drives it, not you - LMAO! - BC

EDIT: Geta a load of this:
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Oh Lordy...I'm at it again! LOL

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=470488397&zip=23834&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D23834%26featureCodes%3D1132%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3DderivedpriceDESC%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26endYear%3D2018%26modelCodeList%3DBON%26makeCodeList%3DPONT%26searchRadius%3D500%26trimCodeList%3DBON%257CGXP%26listingFeatures%3DonlyPhotos&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&endYear=2018&modelCodeList=BON&makeCodeList=PONT&searchRadius=500&makeCode1=PONT&modelCode1=BONBonneville%20GXP

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Holy smokes that's a price tag...but that mileage doe....and color...

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Isnt it crazy how much you can yearn for something you know will be the ultimate problem child? LOL

My Ghosthawk is the only car that ever left me road-stranded multiple times, which ordinarily is the kiss of death for car in my driveway, but when I look at this I miss it so BAD.

it doesn't help when I go on YouTube and listen to clips of GXPs with various exhaust mods...and they sound amazing!

AARRRGGHH! LOL :banghead: :poke: =P~ :)

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