Hey guys im at the point I want to get a slightly newer car but want to stick with pontiac. Right now I have a 99 grand am gt and Im either wanting to get a 03+ GAGT with the SCT package or get a grand prix GT or GTP. Ive had 3 grand ams now so i know how to fix them so thats the part that scares me about switching cars.
I like the idea of getting a larger car but am worried about getting worse MPG. I travel about 70 miles a day and 50 of those are on the freeway @80MPH. I have never got better then 24mpg out of any one of my grand ams. From reading it looks like the prix gt's can get better than that, however i found out the GTP's have a lower gearing so you could get even better mpg on the freeway (if i dont play with it). Id favor the GTP the most but just the fact id have to use premium fuel and also the issue of having a supercharger that could fail.
With all that in mind, whats my best bet not factoring this is a grand prix site? I like both the 97-03 and 04+ bodystyle, just dont know the advantages between the 2 (With a 5k budget, the cars will be in the 80-100k mile range) My overall mission really is to try to get the best MPG yet be reliable.