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Does the GTO also get Corvette's Active Handling? Any yaw control at all? Or just skid control?
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Does the GTO also get Corvette's Active Handling? Any yaw control at all? Or just skid control?
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Do you really think that GM is going to adapt those technologies to hoary (Think Opel/Catera) platform for a low volume (think poor selling) model that has a life expectancy of four model years?

Yeah, I'll have a double of what you are smoking!
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Does the GTO also get Corvette's Active Handling? Any yaw control at all? Or just skid control?
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Do you really think that GM is going to adapt those technologies to hoary (Think Opel/Catera) platform for a low volume (think poor selling) model that has a life expectancy of four model years?

Yeah, I'll have a double of what you are smoking!
The technology is already there, and yaw control is really becoming pretty mainstream. But yes, let's BOTH have a double of whatever Pontiac was apparently smoking? Haven't researched the sales numbers for the GTO in '04 though..
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Damn im gonna have to drive one of those when it comes out with that engine. That car with a 1inch drop and some HRE wheels . Does anyone know how much this car will cost with the "upgrade" drivetrain.
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Does the GTO also get Corvette's Active Handling? Any yaw control at all? Or just skid control?
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Traction Control and a Limited-Slip Differential is all the GTO gets.

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Haven't researched the sales numbers for the GTO in '04 though..
Thus far, GTO is selling below even GM's modest expectations (18,000 cars a year).

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Haven't researched the sales numbers for the GTO in '04 though..
Thus far, GTO is selling below even GM's modest expectations (18,000 cars a year).
Hence the new hood and ass. For some reason GM thought they could import a cool-ass car, change it enough to make it look like a Cavalier at first glance, and expect it to sell to American public who associate the three letter "GTO" with a bad-ass, mean-looking sports car.

Some local dealerships have taken to buying after-market chrome rims, the new hood, and putting double racing stripes on them. Looks better, but....... meh.

The pics of the newer one is decent.

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Haven't researched the sales numbers for the GTO in '04 though..
Thus far, GTO is selling below even GM's modest expectations (18,000 cars a year).
Just happened to stumble upon this on Australia's Drive.com.au:
Pontiac had hoped to sell 18,000 GTOs this year but at the current sales rate will shift (sell) only 7500.
http://www.drive.com.au/news/article...X52PSCGXD.html

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