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Today while riding around, I decided I was going to let that LTS go to someone else and not take out the loan I´ve been talking about. Instead I´m hopefully going to be starting a second job at a place called Hungry Howie´s Pizza. A coworkers´ son in law is starting a new franchise here in Ft Wayne and I told him about my experience at Arby´s and he basically jumped all over it. The pay will be anywhere from 7.50 to 10 bucks an hour (9 or 10 would be pushing it though). But what it´ll let me do is it´ll let me do some very very necessary repairs on my Escort. (suspension, AC, engine, rust, paintjob, etc. plus it´ll give me the money to have my new engine rebuilt)
Before all that will take place, as you´re probably asking, how am I going to get to work? Well if Zeemax remembers a few months ago I was asking if he recommended the GTP. Well the more I see them, the more I want one. a Supercharged Series II 3.8 V6 is hard to resist, as is 280 lb ft torque at 3 or 4k rpm. I think I will try to find a Black two door 98 or up GTP and make it my to and from both jobs car.

Now you´re prolly also asking how is this relevant? I figured since I mentioned about the LTS and the repairs on my Escort, it was. :-] :-?
Anyway, thanks for listening and, yes, I will make time to still come here and be the resident post whore. :cool:
 

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my dad just bought a 2000 black gtp....expect to pay around 15 grand for them man..

also, insurance is gonna be soo high, one its a v6, to its a grand prix, and 3 its got a supercharger, ur gonna be hurtin for money....

hehe but good choice!!
 

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weekly paychecks of i figure around $200...so that´s about 800 a month, insurance and car payments won´t be that much a month...close but not that much.
 

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i decided to re-look up pricing. A dealer (supposedly) would sell it for $8,684 for a 98, $9,920 for a 99 and $11,492 for a 2000...I won´t be getting anything newer than that.

yeah I realize it´s just a suggested price which depends on vehicle condition, mileage, options, etc. but That´s quite a bit less than 15k for a brand new car, which I don´t need anyway. But Thanks for the concern :-]
 

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IF you get a gtp, make sure its got :

Hud
heated leather
cool climate controls..... :D

a friend of mine is obsessed and i hear alot about these cars..

btw did you know the supercharger on those things only put out 40 HP
 

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Actually they put out an extra 55 hp, and about 65-70 lb ft torque.
195 hp 210-215 lb ft torque on the GT compared to 240 hp and 280 lb ft torque on the GTP. But you can shorten the pulley gear and put out well over 300 of each. :-o ;-)
 

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Sounds like a good plan, James. I hope you find a nice GTP at a reasonable price. Hungry Howie´s makes some killer calzones, don´t go and get fat eating them all the time.

Yeah, it´s all about the pulley gear :-D
 

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If it has cruise, tilt steering, power windows and locks and it says GTP on the doors... I´ll be happy. I don´t need a sunroof or leather etc etc. but if the price is right I´ll nab which ever one I can get my grubby power hungry hands on! :-]
I was thinking today I think the Medium Gulf Blue Metallic (on the 99s) would be sweet to have as well, as opposed to black.

Speaking of the GTP badge...has anyone ever seen or heard of a Grand Am GTP? I saw a silver one two days ago...and I saw one about a year ago as well...3.4 supercharged V6, it looked factory and all. That would be sweet...very rare and I´m sure quick as hell too.
 

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A grand am GTP would be awesome! I like they way they look over the grand prix´s. Also, my mom may be looking for a new car soon (jelous of my new car) and she loves the new grand am´s but I want her to get a car with more power (so I can play with it ;-) ). If you do get a GTP get the Heads Up Display. My friend´s uncle´s bonneville has it and its flippin awesome. That bonneville is one sweet car, its black and FULLY loaded including the supercharger. Unfortunetly fully loaded like that they run you over 40 grand! :-o Anyway hope you can find one you like.
 
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