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    Hey everybody... i'm a car owner again. I'm Kimberley from California and i just became the owner of a 1999 Grand Prix GTP Coupe. Bought her 8 days ago, she's a beauty.
    Hi- I joined today-me-and-my-grand-prix-jpgBack in March 2021 i wrecked our BMW coupe and have been saving ever since to buy another car. Well I did it. Never imagined the car i'd buy would be more than 20 years old. But it is and she's a keeper. So thrilled! My car is black with yellow stripes from bumper to bumper. They are vinyl and removeable so i'm thinking about changing them to dark pink.
    It has almost 171,000 miles, all service records from 1999, never failed a smog test, never been wrecked and has a clean title. I'm the 2nd owner. Well actually I'm the third owner because the 1st owner who lives in Oregon transferred title to his grandson who lives in California for the purpose of selling the car. Still, i consider myself the 2nd owner. Wouldn't you? The grandson had the car 4 months, did some maintenance (at a shop), then listed her for sale. I'm telling you-- this car is awesome. I love it.

    I joined my first forum about 15 years ago when I had a friends Camaro to maintain while he was driving a semi truck. It was the best place for this girl to learn and not be intimidated or feel stupid. There was a wealth of information that saved me money and time. None of that compares to the confidence that grew in me after I successfully accomplished repairs and general maintenance tasks. It was empowering then and it still is. I don't drive that car anymore but that experience made me a fan of car forums. I join one every time I get a new (used) car. I'm excited to become a part of this Grand Prix forum. Thanks for having me.


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    Welcome. They are good transportation just don't have any value at all. But the features / looks, when perfect, are comparable to a similar BMW. Keep in mind when driving that front drive cars behave completely different than rear wheel drive when it comes to cornering or spirited driving so be careful for awhile until you are comfortable. I have two black 99 coupes with higher mileage. Enjoy yours.
    All Grand Prix, all the time. 69 Model J, 99 GT & GTP coupes. All junk, haha.

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    Welcome, they are fun cars, for sure!
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    welcome to the forum!
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    Current '98 GTP Coupe: Still stock and rust free. That will change.
    Old '98 GTP Coupe: VS Cam, 3.0, S2IC, 42.5#, TOGs, N*/LQ4, Corsa. it once ran a 13 flat
    Older '98 GTP Sedan: Pullied, rockered, SSIC, etc. Stock 14.33 @ 96.5 / PB: 13.89 @ 101
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    Welcome to the forum! There are plenty of helpful people always around if you need any help.
    97 GTP Sold-prolly rusted away by now
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    Welcome! And feel free to ask all the questions!

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    thank you. i have discovered how easy it is to squeal the tires. Easy and its still fun.
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    thank you bob--- i wont be shy
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimpossibull View Post
    thank you. i have discovered how easy it is to squeal the tires. Easy and its still fun.
    truth be told, burn outs can kill the trans in these cars. they are the weak link.

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
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    Thank you mguzzo, Iceman, Xerosiv, idrivejunk, and bobc. Nice welcome committee!
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    Yep, "oopsie" wheelspin happens frequently but can break the transmission instantly and those cost more than the car is worth.

    I think if I could give only one piece of advice after driving black 99 coupes for 12 years and like 160K miles, it would be:

    Keep good rubber on it, especially the front. You don't need nice kinds of tires, but plenty of tread is a must.
    All Grand Prix, all the time. 69 Model J, 99 GT & GTP coupes. All junk, haha.

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    Welcome to the site! Hope you enjoy your new wheels!
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    thank you guys... i said it was easy but that's one cheap thrill i can't afford. Mental note about tranny filed.
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