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Anyone got $20,000 buring a hole in their pocket?


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If I did I would be doing some major stuff to my 6. lol

Real nice GA thou.

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You should be able to build one cheaper. IIRC the SC/T used a Buick tranny, and a rather small Eaton blower.

Good luck finding a blower. IIRC, there's roughly 15 of them known. Plus the paint isn't the exact Fusion Orange, it's a ridiculously nice job.

I mean, I suppose if you skip the paint job and got lucky to find a Eaton kit, then yeah, you probably could do it. But, seriously, between buying a GT Coupe and Eaton kit you're looking at $10,000 anyway. Plus all the custom work, you'd be surprised.

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Nope and nope. I'd rather not buy a GA I'd put that $20k into a car that's worth it lol. No offense to the GA owners but $20k into the performance of any other car would gain much better benefits.

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Nope and nope. I'd rather not buy a GA I'd put that $20k into a car that's worth it lol. No offense to the GA owners but $20k into the performance of any other car would gain much better benefits.

Let's not get crazy with "any other car" things now. I agree that the Grand Am platform isn't exactly a top tier for modifications, yes. But, it's not a bad platform either. It's kind of a crap deal. If there was more aftermarket support, there would probably be more people working on them. But there would probably be more people working on them if there were more aftermarket support. Group buys never work, to do anything, you've got to be custom for the most part. It's hard.

That said, some like to be different. I live in Vermont and modified Subarus are like *ahem*holes, everyone has one. There's a ton of Hondas, Mitsubishis, Nissans, etc... In two fairly large VT car clubs, I'm the only guy with a Pontiac that's actually being 'modified' I like that.

And performance isn't everything. There isn't a track within 3 hours of my house, so there's no reason to build a 400HP car that I step on the gas and have fun getting to 50 miles an hour. I enjoy cars that look good, speed is pretty awesome too, don't get me wrong, but it's all relative. If you want to go fast, go ahead, but I'll take a sharp looking car over a fast one any day of the week right now. Maybe I'm rambling, but I hate all the crap I hear all the time about "if you're going to spend $xxxxx money, why not do it on a car that's worth it?" Since when are "you" (you meaning any person that says it, not specifically you only) the judge of what is or isn't worth it? I mean, I can go out and say I don't think a Mercedes is worth it and you could of spent your money better, but why? I'm banking you like it, and that's truly the only thing that matters at the end of the day.

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Believe me, I know the feeling of not having any aftermarket support, I had a G6 with the 3.5 VVT.

Didn't mean it like that, I was just implying that $20k can go a lot further than buying a Grand Am. I was siding more on the general public, saying that if they had $20k, I'm sure an Orange Grand Am is going to be one of the last things on their list.

Sorry about making it sound like that, I totally didn't mean it to sound that way.

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I think that is one of the nicest looking Grand Ams that I have seen. 20,000 probably not.

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