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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Just snagged my first GXP

Ok, I'm new to the group, but I have been thinking about getting a GXP for about a year. I have always driven Pontiacs, back to my high school days in a 63 LeMans and my college days in a 65 GTO. My '02 Boneville SSEi has 191K on the clock is getting tired and needs enough work on it to the point where fixing it up exceeds the value of the car.

Three weeks ago I saw an ad on Cars.com for an '09 GXP SBM 6 speed manual with moonroof, with under 7400 miles at a Chevy, Buick, Caddy dealer, located where I grew up in Nanuet, NY. (about 190 miles away from me). That finally pushed me over the edge. One call later I was disappointed because some dude from california had put down a deposit, but wait.... he needed his mom to sign the loan for financing. The salesman told me to call beck the next day. I called three times the next day and he was still waiting to get the financing. But finally on the third call, he spoke to the GM and the GM said sell the car to me. So one credit card deposit later, the car was mine. I was not able to pick it up until yesterday. When I got there and looked over the car, he popped open the trunk, and sitting there were two 12" subs with a 1000 watt amplifier, a little bonus that he never told me about.

The drive back home down 95 was great. Tight handling, and all the power I needed to pass the slowpokes in the left lane.

Future plans are to add the analog gauges and car PC with touch screen, NAV, and a back-up camera. The forum has a lot of great information on it.

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2009.1 G8 GT, SBM, sport, premium, roof, 30,600 miles, Vararam, ported heads and throttle body, modified intake, LS3 valves, new springs, lifters, Lunati cam, DOD delete, Kooks LT's Solo HFC. Solo Mach balanced, RCR tune ET 11.94 at 119.33 mph, 23 mpg highway, 35% tint
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 06:34 PM
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Welcome. Be sure to post updates about how you feel about the car as you have had it longer. I predict that you will find that this is the best sedan that you have ever owned.

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Very nice I grew up not too far from Nanuet. Pics now!

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Its good to shift your own gears with an LS3 w/ 3.70 gears.

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I'll post some pictures soon.

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2009 G8 GXP PBM M6 Sunroof #1290 9380 miles no mods - SOLD 8/2015
2009.1 G8 GT, SBM, sport, premium, roof, 30,600 miles, Vararam, ported heads and throttle body, modified intake, LS3 valves, new springs, lifters, Lunati cam, DOD delete, Kooks LT's Solo HFC. Solo Mach balanced, RCR tune ET 11.94 at 119.33 mph, 23 mpg highway, 35% tint
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Nice find! Congrats!

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 08:53 PM
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Hey I was looking at that one before deciding on a different one, wasn't it a Panther Black (PBM) car?

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Congrats on your purchase and welcome . I'm a New yorker but western n.y. I guess after call number three ,it was to late to play the oh I don't know if I really like it game with the dealer lol.
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Nice find and nice price. We still have our 2002 Bonneville SSEI. My daughter drives it when home from college and it has 'special' duties like driving around in the snow last night transporting a Christmas tree. It still surprises me how nice it feels even after all these years.

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Whenever I silence a noise my car is making, another one, that was masked by the first becomes apparent. The only universal repair is to dramatically increase the volume of the radio, purchasing a good aftermarket subwoofer and amp if your car also suffers from as yet undiagnosed clunks or vibrations.
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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My bad, it is PBM, I got the abbreviations mixed up.

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2009 G8 GXP PBM M6 Sunroof #1290 9380 miles no mods - SOLD 8/2015
2009.1 G8 GT, SBM, sport, premium, roof, 30,600 miles, Vararam, ported heads and throttle body, modified intake, LS3 valves, new springs, lifters, Lunati cam, DOD delete, Kooks LT's Solo HFC. Solo Mach balanced, RCR tune ET 11.94 at 119.33 mph, 23 mpg highway, 35% tint
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Congrats! Nice price enjoy the third peddle.

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Congrats and check your PMs. I just sent you info about your car from the G8 GXP Registry that I have compiled.

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2009.5 G8 GXP WH 6M onyx/red no roof 12.921 @ 108.89 BONE STOCK! (then), 12.344 @ 110.92 with 1.688 60' at 766' DA, PB with new cam & tune - 12.191 @ 112.35 with 1.693 60' at 1319', 2:59 lap time at Road America on RS-As, 141 mph NoFlyZoneMidwest 1/2 mile on wet runway. RACECAR NOW RETIRED. All of these are final PBs.

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Congrats, and welcome to the GXP club. I bought mine like you, cause I had a 68 GTO in HS and sold it before going in the navy and wanted to own the last pontiac made.

Sold and wish I hadn't.09 GXP SRM A6 w/sunroof. Mods:Livernois Maggie 2.3, 3.0" pulley, 160 stat, KB Bap. Rotofab,Corsa, Kooks 1 7/8 mids, BMR,Pedders supercar coilovers, all Brembos, CTS-V rims, Hids, halos, leather console lid. HSV gauges. 502rwhp,479tq#873 of 1829 and 1 of 169 in SRM.
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Congrats!
Welcome to the Third Pedal Club!

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Awesome find ... sounds like it was well taken care of, less than 7400 miles, WOW!

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Well done, sounds like someone took care of it!

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Congrats ... I really wanted a gxp just wasn't any forsale within 750 miles of me when I was ready to buy. I love my GT had it for 6 months now.

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Congrats bro. I really wanted a GXP but was just a tidy bit out of budget. Your are gonna love the car.
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Congrats & welcome. Wishing you miles of smiles. Cheers.

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Congrats on your GXP. Where's the Dam pics!!!!!

G8'less for now!!
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