Well I went there today and I won a whopping $5 gift certificate to Target. And the nearest Target is on the other side of Columbia by the V.A.
The good news is I got to drive a GTO.
The sellsman asked me if I was in the market for a new car, and I told him that I an seriously considering buying a Terminator Cobra. So of course he starts trying to sell me Pontiacs equivalent to the Cobra, and tells me that they have two GTO's, one is a used 2004 Auto(which of course has an LS1) and the other is a new 2006 6-speed (which has a LS2). He then asks me if I'd like to drive one of them and which one. After thinking long and hard
I told him that I'll take the brand new 6-speed LS2 car with 400hp/400ft-lb of torque please.
Ya'll it really is amazing what they can do with cars nowadays, I've ridden in Mercedes that did have motors as smooth as this car. Its so quit and smooth idling that theres no way you would ever guess that this car had anything near 400hp if you didn't know what kind of car it was. You also wouldn't know it had 400hp from just driving it around in normal traffic, until you floor the gas petal and it just throws your body back into the awesome seats with much more authoritaaah than any stock GT Mustang.
Also, new chassis for the win(or whatever you young bucks say :thumbs2: ). Where if I floor it in 1st or 2nd gear(mostly stock GT motored Roush stage II with BFG G-Force 295/35/18 rear tires)the rearend will break free and start swaying side to side, this car doesn't do that. I pulled out where there was a big curve in the road, in 1st gear, going about 10mph and floored it, and the tires didn't even churp it just flung me around the curb fast a hell. If I did that in my Mustang the rearend would have ended up in front of the frontend.
Needless to say I was very impressed. LS2's are awesome, and the seats, steering wheel, and shifter location couldn't get much better. And LS2 GTO's are faster than LS1 F-Bodies, I've had a couple Trans Am owners tell me they aren't. Its ashame that the GTO's were so blandly styled, and didn't sell very well, because they really are very nice cars.