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Old 04-07-2019, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 95LT1ZF View Post
Comparing the new GS to the late 90's/early 2000 GS may be a closer apples to apples comparison.
I had no idea they put a manual in the new GS though. Hmm, might have to look into that.
They do not offer a stick in the GS, which is the only Regal available with the V6. IIRC, you could get a stick in a 4 banger Regal when it was introduced, but the take rate was so low GM discontinued it. I would still consider a GS for a DD if I was in the market, 300+ HP, AWD, well equipped and good looking makes for a nice car. If the price was closer to the low 30s I would be all over one, but I do not think they are selling very well (I only found 1 within 100 mi) and that GM will kill this model soon.
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They do not offer a stick in the GS, which is the only Regal available with the V6. IIRC, you could get a stick in a 4 banger Regal when it was introduced, but the take rate was so low GM discontinued it. I would still consider a GS for a DD if I was in the market, 300+ HP, AWD, well equipped and good looking makes for a nice car. If the price was closer to the low 30s I would be all over one, but I do not think they are selling very well (I only found 1 within 100 mi) and that GM will kill this model soon.
what if you could get a (new) 87 grand national for the same price as the new one (regal gs)

i would take the 87 !
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:46 AM
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I had an '87 GN, sold it 4yrs ago. Best thing about that car was easy and cheap to take it to 400hp (crank). Injectors, methanol kit, manual boost controller, 21 or so lbs of boost.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Patsgarage View Post
They do not offer a stick in the GS, which is the only Regal available with the V6. IIRC, you could get a stick in a 4 banger Regal when it was introduced, but the take rate was so low GM discontinued it. I would still consider a GS for a DD if I was in the market, 300+ HP, AWD, well equipped and good looking makes for a nice car. If the price was closer to the low 30s I would be all over one, but I do not think they are selling very well (I only found 1 within 100 mi) and that GM will kill this model soon.
I didn’t realize they dropped the manual with the redesign. The previous generation through 2017 was a turbo 4 and could be had with a manual. I have experience with those cars and they’re nice. I assume they dropped the manual due to not many buyers opting for it.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dizwiz24 View Post
what if you could get a (new) 87 grand national for the same price as the new one (regal gs)

i would take the 87 !
Honestly it depends on what I was looking for. I love the earlier GNs, (I had a turbo Regal) but would not want one as a DD. They were great cars in their day, but time marches on.
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I had an '87 GN, sold it 4yrs ago. Best thing about that car was easy and cheap to take it to 400hp (crank). Injectors, methanol kit, manual boost controller, 21 or so lbs of boost.
21lbs of boost and 400 crank....that's a god awful lot of boost for only 400
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