Why is the Pontiac GTO not the hit that it should be?

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  1. hondaluva

    hondaluva likes free hugs...

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    Its basically the perfect coupe for those power-freaks on OT. It has an decent interior, 400hp from a LS2 engine, 100 more than the 350Z you could get for the same price ($32kmsrp/$28k invoice), and yet noone is buying them. I barely even see them around.

    I see this car as a great answer from Pontiac to the Z. What happend here?
     
  2. urbanjanitor101

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    ugly american car ftl
     
  3. chris73d

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    imo it looks pretty good
     
  4. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    cuz it looks like a:

    grand am
    grand prix
    g6
    bonneville

    are there any other pontiac cars that look exactly the same that i forgot to mention?
     
  5. Sour taste left by the first generation of them probably. They fixed most of the problems but already after the "hype" died down.
     
  6. urmama

    urmama Uh Burrito? OT Supporter

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    cuase you touch yourself at night
     
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    shiyan grabbing titties in amusement parks OT Supporter

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    I think it looks alright
     
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    it's not original looking enough, doesn't stand out from other pontiacs... that and a lot of people are more into modding a car, not having it ready for them stock
     
  12. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    they were sold out in tons of parts of california with like 2-3 month waits...
     
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    Pontiac = Lose
     
  14. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    Pontiac front end....


    If it looked like the holden(sp?) :big grin:
     
  16. Ivy Mike

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    actually, its the Monaro.

    They don't look good enough and GM didn't target the proper audience. There is a reason the Mustang (a 2-door, V8, RWD coupe) sells better than the GTO. Ford priced it within reach of more 20-somethings instead of GM, who priced the GTO for 30-somethings.

    When a GTO lists for more than what someone is making in a year, they aren't likely to buy it.

    The Charger is another great example. Its closer in price to the GTO, but has 4-doors and that makes it a great fun but useful car for said 30-somethings who need the room, but don't want a boring vehicle.
    The HEMI marketing hasn't hurt either.

    The GTO also looks REALLY boring as opposed to the retro look of the Mustang, and the angular, muscular look of the Charger.
     
  17. Lupie

    Lupie I'm a virgin slut.

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    trans am look > GTO look
     
  18. Uncle Ruckus

    Uncle Ruckus hey y'all

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    it's a very nice car. it would be loved a lot more if it looked closer to the aus version. it could have been designed and marketed as something special, but instead it's like a super grand am. i don't see comparing it to a z in any way.
     
  19. Ivy Mike

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    both look like shit.
     
  20. Ivy Mike

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    that orange one is still boring.
    Why couldn't they have gone with a more angular look up front instead of grafting the same Pontiac front end on...which looks like they were trying to steal from BMW anyway.
     
  21. worth

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    1990s styling
     
  22. Elfling

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    Because it looks like something my grandfather would buy and think it's "hot"
     
  23. Atooraya

    Atooraya I'm here to rustle jimmies and chew bubble gum. I'

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    i have a g35c, and the GTO is pretty nice. problem is the shitty ass interior as well...it's like the same thing as the grand am...especially the stock radio
     
  24. Ivy Mike

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    Now, let me ask you this.

    If GM would drop the price down into Mustang GT range, would you be more willing to overlook the bland styling?
     
  25. chunky

    chunky frank and beans!

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    if it looked more like the g6, it would have sold better. :ugh2:
     

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