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Random Thread Part V

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My tribute to the 97-03 Grand Prix... Arguably one of Pontiac's best looking, ever.

First, the concept that started it all... The GPX 300.
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The GPX pace car.
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Now... Regular GPs.
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Oh... Burnout! :D
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'97-03 GP was perhaps the greatest generation of Grand Prix in terms of popularity and design. They still look good today, in many ways better than the '04.

I love when people say "cheap-ass overcladded Pontiacs like the Grand Prix" as it goes to show just how much bias vs. knowledge they have about cars. And also speaks of their visual accuity.

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Its simply a well-proportioned, handsome sedan.
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I agree that the last generation GP was the best-looking (except for the early bottom breathing SE). It was a clean design with no cladding, just subtle rocker panels. I even liked the pumpkin taillights. The only thing I didn't like was the various rear spoilers, none of which was attractive. I would have much preferred the current GP be a slightly edgier version of the last GP than the current version, which has styling that accentuates the front overhang.
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Best looking Poncho of my lifetime. *Edit: I haven't seen a Solstice in person, but it looks too feminine in pics for my tastes. Edited by Satty
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I agree that the last generation GP was the best-looking (except for the early bottom breathing SE).

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I even liked the pumpkin taillights.

That's the one thing I didn't care about that gen.. I actually perfer the (on every sincle car style) 04+ taillights
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During my work term I kept on seeing this daily:

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Grand Prix 40th Anniversary Edition. Is that paint "Dark Cherry Metallic"? Edited by ToniCipriani
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One thing GM does well is does very well is dark red/maroon colors. They all look very very good, only thing is that they're a pain in the ass to keep clean.
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The last GP definetly was a good looking car. It's too bad the interior was a pretty poor effort like all GMs at the time, otherwise it may have been a huge hit (it sold pretty well, but still nothing near a Camcord).
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As a teenage kid in the mid 1990s seeing the Grand Prix 300 GPX at the international Autoshow was the equivelant of a religious experience. That car had the muscle car stance and proportions. Too bad it's mechanicals were a tad dissapointing because the styling was awsome. This car made the Taurus SHO and INtrepid look like @$$.
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Okay... here was one of my favorite '97-'03 Grand Prix models that was never produced:

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This was either a '99 or '00 model. I remember it coming out when I was working for a Pontiac dealership.

The wife had leased a 2000 Grand Prix GT sedan in the dark blue. I really enjoyed that car for the 2 1/2 years we had it (early pull-ahead, she got the Rendezvous next).

I was severly disappointed when the 2004's came out. I test drove one and liked the new power, ride and handling features - but the overall cheapness of the interior, the front seats, and the poor exterior styling turned me completely off. I hope the next GP (or is it G8???) makes a splash in the looks department!
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Yes, the Grand Prix is probably the best looking Pontiac ever (which may explain why I like the GTO so much...). They just look so damn evil, especially in black. I'm not really feeling the convertible job above, though. BTW, BV: You need to stop calling these "Random Threads" when they're all about Pontiacs. :P
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Seems pretty random there, Vipes.
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Headlight covers: retarded... but thta chick sure could come in handy breaking in that back seat in this 4dr. :)

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Beware: viewer discresion advised: :(

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That's a great profile.... where the last gen. Taurus failed the G/P & Intrigue excelled. Sleek but sporty elegance.



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Still nothing (exteriorwise, anyway) like a 90-96 Turbo/GTP
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Yeah... I love those GPs as well. They look great and have great powertrain options. The cladding was a bit much, but still looked good regardless. The interior wasn't too bad either... I mean, material wise, it sucked. Design wise, it wasn't bad. Although, the TGPs were 89 and 90 only. So... I had to get technical with you. :P
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