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The Ultimate Sport Truck

October 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

October 16th, 1959 the original El Camino was born.  At Car of the Day we don’t spend a lot of time looking all the way to the 50s for topics.  The El Camino is about to be reborn.  And not simply reborn as half-car and half-truck.  It will be reincarnated as sports car — er […]

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Sport + Ugly = Spugly

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sport + Ugly = Spugly

 The Spugly Car of the Day is the Pontiac G6 GXP Street Edition. I’m actually a fan of all things GXP even the G6 GXP.  GXP represents the best Pontiac has to offer in each model.  The G6 GXP features a 3.6 liter V6 good for 252hp, not the most powerful V6 on the market, […]

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Tags: Cars · Pontiac · Spugly Cars

The Wind in your Hair

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There’s that “wind in the hair feeling” that people say they have when they are enjoying their car or motorcycle.  I’ve been enjoying that feeling with my new GTO.  I don’t think that feeling has anything to do with wind or hair.  It is about everything in life lining up and making sense.  It is […]

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Tags: 320i · BMW · Cars · GTO · Pontiac

The GTO is THE Car of the Day

June 13th, 2008 · 11 Comments

The GTO is the car of the day and will continue to be the COTD for some time since I now have one my garage.  After years of following the Pontiac GTO and its rebirth with the 350hp LS1 to the next year with 400hp LS2 and the subsequent addition of the dual exhausts and […]

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The Holden Monaro

June 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Holden Monaro

 The Pontiac GTO actually didn’t start its life as an American car.  It is an import from Australia.  The Holden Monaro is how the car is known “Down Under”.  The Holden Monaro is built under the GM corporate umbrella.  When GM was looking to bring a rear wheel drive coupe to the American market Bob […]

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Tags: Cars · GTO · Monaro · Pontiac

The Test Drive – 2006 GTO

June 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Test Drive – 2006 GTO

Today I had the good fortune to test drive an enthusiast’s GTO.  The nice thing about the enthusiast and a test drive with one is that they want you to really “test out” the car.  The owner even had secluded test drive route where a person could really wring out a GTO without worrying about […]

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600HP for $25k

June 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on 600HP for $25k

So the 2006 GTO has resurfaced as my “Car of the Day”. (COTD)  The 2006 GTO received the same 6.0 liter engine from the Corvette.  With a stock 400hp and 400lb-ft of torque it is has some pretty stout performance out of the box.  However, under the twin scoops of the hood, sits a very […]

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Tags: Honda · Horsepower · Pontiac · Supercharger

400hp for $20k – The LS2 powered GTO

June 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A few years ago GM tested the American market by bringing over one of their Australian models.  GM slapped a Pontiac logo on it and called it the GTO. The GTO was panned by most consumers and the automotive press.  If you were reading the reviews when the 2005 GTO with the 400hp LS2 hit the […]

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Tags: GTO · Pontiac