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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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NEW 2008 Cadi STS-V goes down

HI all, it's been a while

I'm doing about 65mph (5th gear) in traffic (not too bad though). When to my left I see 2 guys in a cadi in the commute lane. They slowed down and paced me. They both are looking over and smiling, the driver goosed it a couple times. I didn't really think it was a big deal, but something looked odd.
I noticed this on the door:

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They both had the smiles of people that were very sure of them selves. Like 2 cats in a chicken farm No time to think about it, so I down shift to 4th, check my speed, down shift again to 3rd (they wait), I'm doing ~65,so I kinda roll into it (but quickly!).

It looked like we hit it at the same time but by 90 I had him by at least a car length I had to slam on my breaks so as to not rear end the car in front of me.

Them being in a lane with NO ONE ahead of them they do the fly by and kept on going in hurry. They still had the paper dealer plates on the car. I just hated to crush this guy's new $75k cadi seeing as how he just got beat by a 2 year old $30k Pontiac Oh how I wish the freeway was clear

Anyone else tangle with one?



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Nice Kill Robertr2000... Have not seen any yet, but hope to tangle with one soon...
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Awesome!!!!


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Nice kill, but next years (2009) CTS-V will be a super-charged 6.2 LSA engine rumored to have 550 hp/550 Ft lbs Tq.


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Nice kill, but next years (2009) CTS-V will be a super-charged 6.2 LSA engine rumored to have 550 hp/550 Ft lbs Tq.

That is what kills me, Pontiac needs to step up to the plate!!! I know they are doing there GXP series and all, but dag nabbit!! There is all this hype about fuel mileage, and they are still building these cars with monster engines!!! i wish the goat returns. I liked my firebirds, but, I really like this GTO deal!!!


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I just hope the shift back to rear wheel drive continues. Nothing hurts me more than to see a transverse mounted V8.
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Agreed.

I would like to see the trend move back to seeing the intake, block and valves. The clean plastic just doesn't do it for me like seeing some heavy metal....or aluminum.
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Like i've said, I have always liked pontiac cars and at one point was a big dodge ram fan. I just like Pontiacs, and wish they continue with something bad a**! to keep up or go above the competition. If they come out with a retro trans am with more horse power than the goat, I may have to take a look. But, if its heavier than the goat, the extra horses may not be worth the move.


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will the G8 GXP be more likely to get the LSA, or LS7, or even somthing else. I have heard a few different things going around the rumormill, and i was just curious what you guys know/have heard.

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I thought that was just somebody on the forum saying they wished the LS7 was gonna be the gxp option. Not really sure.


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