Sometimes lightning strikes twice. Three years ago, I had what I considered to be the perfect family car, a 2004 Grand Prix GTP Comp-G sedan. It had plenty of room for myself, my wife, and my two teenagers, plus it had great performance and handling combined with an acceptable ride for the family. This all came to an end on the weekend after Halloween of 2008, when the driver of a tractor-trailer got distracted for a few seconds and plowed into a line of slow traffic on Interstate 95 in Philly. My Grand Prix was the third car from the back of the line when he piled into the line of roughly 25 mph traffic at about 65 mph. Three people were killed in the crash, four if you consider that one of the people was a pregnant woman. I was hospitalized for well over a month, and I'll always walk with a limp. Since my teens had just started college that fall, I didn't really need another big sedan (my wife likes her big old Chevy Tahoe, so when the kids come home, w werew covered), so I splurged some of the settlement money on my Porsche Boxster. Man, I love that car, but I still missed my Comp-G for days when I just felt like kicking back and enjoying a relaxsing drive that wasn't as involved as driving my Porsche. A friend knew I was looking for another car like the Comp-G, so when he saw this car come up on eBay recently, he told me about it. The car is a virtual clone to my original car, with the exception of the stock wheels, un-tinted windows, and lack of a sunroof. I can live without the sunroof, but the windows and rims might be subject to change!
"Shadow" own a couple of these now, but have owned 30-35 cars in my life, just LOVE cars of ALL kinds, but partial to Chevys, the ONLY problem with the Monte is FWD, I have owed every make of car out their (almost.lol) I had my first car that I think I loved the most, a Chevy Corvair... Absolultly loved it. I have owned (me and my wife together ) about 41 cars and trucks. No I'm not rich by any means, I just love cars and bought them at great deals. This one, the Black Monte SS is a really fun car, it's got so many upgrades since I bought it, a new exhaust system with a Magnaflow high flow 3"cat stainless Magnaflow down pipe with the "u bend" removed right before the resonator. Also just recently added is the new MAGNAFLOW FLOWMASTER HUSHPOWER HP2 mufflers i won thru this site winning 3 rd place in Novembers Challanges, happy i placed and very cool of Motortopia and Magnaflow to do this for us, thanks guys.
New upgraded brakes, new bigger wheels and tires, COLD AIR INDUCTION, strut bracing, new paint, new killer Pioneer DVD, with 2 1200 watt Sony Xploid 12"subs. rear projecting camera, with HD radio , XM, SIRRUS built in, GPS, SUBS, MTX amp, SS trunk liner HID aftermarket lights as well as new headlights as well. Xenon spoiler, new front facia going on as well as side skirts and rear valance ALL will be made by myself, not bought. That way it will be one of a kind without a doubt, also, a new headliner is going in that will be black suede . I've got a custom Speedo in already with stainless steel Benzel and differant colored lights in the cluster panel, they are red and blue, with blue curtasy lights and hid roof light.. All the ID Of the car has been removed, all blacked out. Killer tinted windows around, new mirrors going on in a week, they are from a Pontaic Gamd Prix and look AWSOME on this car, more caractor than the SS ones. I will try to keep this updated as I go, but it's gone a long way already....just added the new intior lights as well. Bright white overhead light, blue courtesy lights, under hood LEDs, interior LEDs, rear tail light bar. Real cool. The LED bar flashes half when you use turn signals, example, when you turn on the right side turn signal, only the right side of the LEDs light up flashing. When you brake ALL the LEDs come on in red. When you put the transmission in reverse, the Red LEDS turn white as a swet backup light system so you can see better with the rear veiw camera. "stilli.. Thanks guys....
280 lb/ft Torque
0-60 - 6.3 Seconds
1/4 mile - 15.5 Seconds
Top Speed - ??? (I only had the first one up to 120 or so - ONCE!)
Fuel Economy - I averaged about 25 mpg with the original
Dont have any specs on this one as of yet, still building it up... my last one with POWER was a 89 GTA with the 350 HO, trans pac, all the goodies that will give you a kick in the ass, NOW it ran a 13.2, consistant, (if I knew how to drive it , it would have done MUCH better... BUT it was a FUN ass car....
Grand Prix Competition Group (Comp-G) included:
Supercharged 3800 V-6
TAPshift 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission
StabiliTrak stability and yaw control
MagnaSteer II Variable Ratio Power Steering
4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
Tire Pressure Monitor
Power Windows, Door Locks, and Seats
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Heated Front Seats
EVERY option for this year, its LOADED !
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