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If you weren't driving the GTO... ?

If you went to the dealership on that great day that you bought your goat, and the goats had all suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth, and you couldn't order one (nor could you find a used one)...what would you be driving today?
I won't give my answer until later in the thread, I don't want to sway the results in any way.
This is something that I've thought about (and have discussions with others about) and have come to a basic conclusion on what I think some of the answers may be.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
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can i have a corvette? if not, i guess an EVO would be a lot of fun to drive.
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can i have a corvette? if not, i guess an EVO would be a lot of fun to drive.
hehe, you can have whatever you want as long as it was a viable alternative to the goat...meaning it must have been within your budget that you intended to spend when you went to buy a car. I looked at several other cars besides the GTO, any one of them could have been the vehicle I purchased.
That doesn't mean that it must cost the same or less than the GTO. If you didn't really have a budget that you were intending to stick to, then I suppose you could have bought a Maybach, or the McLaren F1...that all depends on YOU.
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heh, ok then. a vette was out of my budget, so EVO it is.
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WRX STI for me.
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Thanks for the reply.
The Evo was one that I thought people might say, it's not too far off from the GTO performance-wise.
That wasn't one of the cars I personally considered though, mainly due to the fact that it is considered a "foreign" car, and most of the people I know and play poker with are american auto workers, so I'd have taken a LOT of flack over it. (yes, I know the GTO is "foreign" too everyone...but it still has a pontiac badge on it and it's sold at an american dealership hehe).
WRX is another one that fit into the same category, I figured people would consider that against the GTO. Thanks for your reply.
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I was headed for a Volvo S60R. I didn't even know the GTO existed until I brought my Denali in for service and found the GTO on the showroom floor.

Here is the list of cars I actually looked at. 4 seats are a requirement.
Subaru Legacy - Too small for me
Subaru WRX si - Way too small & ridiculous looking
Honda Accord V6 Hybrid - A nice safe car
Chrysler 300C - Nice V8 sedan but poor interior quality
Mustang GT - Really poor interior quality & no back seat
BMW 330xi - Nice but pricey and small
Cadillac CTS-V - $50K for a Caddy with a so so interior
Volvo S60R - Much more expensive than GTO but I like Volvos

Car's I can't consider because I live in the outback of America.
Infiniti G35
Infiniti Coupe
Audi A6
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wow, you really put a lot of time/effort/thought into your car purchase!! Some of these cars I didn't even think about when I wrote the question.
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Nissan 350Z was interesting before I knew the GTO was to be born again!
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