T/A, your reading skills are for the birds. The last part of my post was my attempt to get this topic back on track with the GTO. The list you quoted is what I wish the GTO would change for next year. But since you brought up so many points for me to pick at, lets begin shall we?Originally posted by TAFreak@Dec 17 2003, 02:49 PM
I'm not the one arguing the 20 year old Mustang, with less room, power, quality, handling and looks was a better car than the fbodies.
But it sure was cuter, even cuter than the last Camaros!
I'm guessing you're mainly talking about the Camaro. If the T/A had been anymore aggressive, if would have killed the editors of Car and Driver just by pointing in their direction (Excerpt from C&D - "Like, oh.. my.... god frank, this car is like totally angry, much more than my miyatah. Teehee, instead of driving it, lets write a fake review and go redecorate my bedroom teehee. Your toyota or my mazda? Oh my god frank, your interior is like totally amazing.")-drop the cars weight
-more agressive nose
-bigger, 255/275 tires
-and one wish... an LS6.
I don't know how the fbodies could get much lighter, they had an all aluminum engine and composite plastic body panels.
On Star would have been nice, but since they were planning on killing them no matter what, that wasn't an option.
Bigger tires would have been nice.
The LS6 would have been nice too, but instead of using that for the anniversary editions, they just added a.... sticker package. WAY TO GO GM!
#1... umm, yeah Im gunna have to go ahead and ask you never to post your impersonation of 2 C&D editors again.
#2, Car cant get lighter eh? Well, let me point out my car. Now before we get off on a rant of how third gens blow, Id like to point out that my car is all steel, less the nose and bumper, iron block and heads, auto trans, and heavy rear end with drum brakes, and heavy glass t tops. Its still ligher then your average 4th gen. How?, I dont know. My car weighed 3462 at the dmv. My friends car tipped over 3600?? 200lbs is a big difference.
#3. Mustangs were definatly cuter... that would explain why all the girls I see drive V6 mustangs!
#4 Yeah, I do agree that they should have done more with teh anni editons. I guess they had a few rice boys from honda over and the plans were mixed up. I guess they thougth they were gunna get a good 40-60hp out of the stickers?
And Nocturn, I agree the fbody didnt sell well, but it was deffinatly a better car in every aspect. I will never understand why someone would opt for a mustang gt when a Z28 is just about the same price(other then die hard ford guys). I mean, at that point your looking for power, and why not get all you can for the money? Maybe this is where GM slipped up in sales is because there was no "weaker" engine? Maybe a 280hp 5.3? That could be lifted right out of a truck. And I love my glass hatch!!