Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon The Wheel!"


New wheels for Steve - Might as well share a few snaps hey?





That's it for now...

Cheers,
Steve

"Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin'"

7 comments:

Mitch said...

I know you got that thing out of a comic book. I saw it in the ad. $2.95. Right next to the Sea Monkeys.

SteveTP said...

Hey man, you got a joint?

Mitch said...

No, not on me, man.

Jon said...

Was that in the same ad as The Monster Magnet?

Dan Mancini said...

First a 50" DLP, and now a sports coupe. Man, your bobo must be tiny.

Dunnyman's Castle said...

How you liking it? They decided to sell them in the USA under the G5 badge, and I'm still looking at getting one, give me the rundown on how awesome it is!!!

SteveTP said...

How you liking it? They decided to sell them in the USA under the G5 badge, and I'm still looking at getting one, give me the rundown on how awesome it is!!!

Refined, very refined. Much smoother and quieter than the J-body chassis. It's got the 2.2 Ecotec that GM made standard on the sunfire from 02 on up, all aluminum to lower the curb weight, and 142hp vs the old 116hp 2.2 cast iron. Gives the car a bit of throw on takeoff - she accelerates good n fast. Seats are a little stiffer and taller, but much more comfortable, the dashboard is a little lower than on the sunfire (i prefer it to be a little closer to my eyeline a la the sunfire)but it still feels pretty sporty. The 5-speed manual feels great, wonderful throw to the shifter, with little to no looseness in the gearbox - very tight shift. And the clutch is great, very responsive, stiff, not mushy, with a nice generous deadzone. I also LOVE the styling - a but more "old school" than the '03 Sunfire, slightly less aggressive on the front end. Overall, she's a freaking joy to drive. It's only been a week, but i'm thinking best car i've owned - coming from an '86 Hyundai Pony, '88 Reliant K wagon, '91 Dodge Spirit, '00 Sunfire GT, and the '03 Sunfire base.