Not test vehicle. Test market vehicle. Testing the market with the GTO to look at the potential furture direction for this type of car.Originally posted by 69nova@Mar 23 2004, 05:07 PM
Liking the GTO or not, I must say this about GM.
They did a half hearted attempt of promoting it at the Chicago Auto show.
Cadillac CTS-V was on its own pedestal.
The Ford Mustang had its own roped off area nicely beside the Ford GT which just about drew 1/2 of the population of the satate of Illinois (couldn't get near the car because of the crowd). so the Mustang got lookers due to location.
The GTO had 2 models on the floor that were sort of secluded. I had to ask where they were since they were not shown off above the other GM cars.
The phrase "test vehicle" is poison since who wants one of those? I don't think that GM would ever use that term.
The Corvette always draws a crowd since it has a broad base of appeal. Everybody likes to be seen with them-the most photographed car at the show. The Mustang draws a crowd since it is more affordable and has the muscle car look. The younger generation (20's) are looking at the Mazda Protoges and other tuner cars. The GTO doesn't have this broad base of people so it cannotenjoy the limelight.
Where is this at?Originally posted by actionjack@Mar 24 2004, 11:04 PM
I was just reading the newspaper and a dealership by my house has the GTO reduced to 30k from over 33k.
for me too a I6 is more tempting than anything else. BUT, I would get a I5 any day over a V6 or I4 given they have the same displacement.Originally posted by usafang@Mar 23 2004, 07:04 PM
PS I have a 95 Sonoma with 98km but I won't be replacing with the Canyon/Colorado. The idea of a 5cylinder is a turn off. The inlin 6 would have tempted me. I'll bet the same dismal sales figure for the Canyon/Colorado.