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Offline 08NVUSGXP

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Another "new guy"
« on: October 15, 2009, 01:39:48 PM »
New Solstice owner as of September 25th of this year. Traded my 2005 G6 GT for a 2008 Envious (Green) GXP, automatic. My fiance says it's a midlife crisis  :huh: but I maintain I did it because I can, and wanted to  :cheers:

I've loved the car since I first saw it unveiled at the Detroit auto show several years ago (still a concept then) and with only one child, and no wedding date set despite a long engagement, I figured it was now or never  :yay: Best I can tell it has every option that was available on the model. Original sticker was in the glovebox (one owner, 12K miles) and shows $32K retail.

In the three weeks of ownership I've only managed a few little things - K&N filter, tinted the windows (myself), installed the Soundgate Ipod integration, and I swapped out the antenna with a 12" flex that I'd tried on the motorycle for a while. Not very good reception, but I'm an XM junky anyway so it rarely gets used. It did have the door handle "pop" that I quickly cured - other than that it's pretty much been enjoyed.

When I'm not  :) behind the wheel of the roadster I'm on the golf course, riding the motorcycle (99 Honda Valkyrie Interstate), spending time with my only child (soon to be teenage daughter, your sympathies appreciated), or relaxing with an IPA and a good cigar.

Looking forward to the new friends and the Solstice experience.
"I will not tiptoe thru life to arrive safely at death"

First Solstice sighting in January 2004 (avatar is the concept picture taken personally at the Detroit Auto Show). Lusted after every since, finally picked "mine" up 9/25/09. 2008 Envious GXP

Modded Myself
Tinted windows
Calipers painted
K&N Air Filter
GM de-badged
BMW lift pucks installed on the rear
Soundgate GMPD4 Ipod integration

Offline DeepBlueGXP

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 02:24:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum, congrats on the GXP. 

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 02:28:59 PM »
Welcome to the best Kappa forum on the net!! :thumbs:
My sympathy for the teenage daughter experience, went through it 4 times. It's amazing any of them are still alive. :gaah:
I haven't seen anything with that little town in Missouri's name in a long time, was stationed at Blytheville AFB, Ar. for about a year and 1/2, many moons ago.  :thumbs:

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 02:41:12 PM »
Eaker AFB (Blytheville) is now a FedEx hub, retirement community, golf course, and I'm not sure what else. Oh, a very elaborate Christmas light display once a year. I have a cousin that was stationed there for quite a while, would've been early 80s I guess.

I'm not into the street racing scene but I read something somewhere about some races on part of the old base as well.

Ironic - you're in Florida, spent a little time up here. I was born in Florida (pops was stationed at Eglin for a while) and spent the rest of my life here. Many days I find myself wondering why they had to come back "home".
"I will not tiptoe thru life to arrive safely at death"

First Solstice sighting in January 2004 (avatar is the concept picture taken personally at the Detroit Auto Show). Lusted after every since, finally picked "mine" up 9/25/09. 2008 Envious GXP

Modded Myself
Tinted windows
Calipers painted
K&N Air Filter
GM de-badged
BMW lift pucks installed on the rear
Soundgate GMPD4 Ipod integration

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 02:58:20 PM »
I was in transportation squadron in 81 & 82. Left there to go into computers. I was stationed at Eglin twice, kept trying to get back home to Tampa, never happened. Had to get out and move back home. Everyone else is putting cars away for the winter. Our run last Saturday the temperature was 95*. Hoping the run we do on the 28th will be cooler.

Welcome here, lots of great people with a lot of knowledge for most anything you want to do.  :thumbs:

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 05:25:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum 08NVUSGXP.  You will find good people here with similiar interests.  Thanks for joining.  :woohoo:
Code 1100, Order#KCPDVV 04-28-2006, Delivery: 12-27-2006 

2007 Aggressive GXP, 5-speed, Ebony Leather seats w red accent stitching, Chrome Wheels, Air, 6-Disc, Monsoon, Sport Metallic Pedals & Premium Headliner.

MSRP $30,300 less $1,000 GMMC credit.  Deal: $28,180. ($2,120 under MSRP).


DDM Race Backbone, Probeam, & Red Cross Bay Brace
JPM Leather Center Console
Windrestrictor
MRZ Performance Billet Caps
Beach Party FBC
Solo Mach Exhaust

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 05:27:44 PM »
Welcome aboard!   :cheers:

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 06:39:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
Solstice GXP 2007.
Aggressive and fully loaded.
Mods: Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, DDM Backbone & ProBeam,ZOK suspension,LV Kappa Front Chassis Brace, BTF Turbo Upgraded Wheel, Windristrictor, JPM Center console,arms,tulip,side doors,DDM Upgraded wheel tune.

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 10:16:05 PM »
 :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :ttiwwp: :woohoo: :woohoo: :agree: :drag: :brnout: :cheers: :drool: :us2: :us2: :us2:
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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 12:29:26 PM »
Nice ride and welcome to the forums. Envious is a rare colour and even rarer as a 2008.

Enjoy the ride and we know the permagrin will never fade.  :cheers:
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2009, 10:10:28 PM »
  " 08NVUSGXP "   Welcome to the kappa performance Forum Only the Best this side of Anywhere and Everywhere    :ghug:
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GMPPTune, seat belt loops, Magnaflow Exhaust, Turn signal Mod, K/N CAI, Sprint Booster, , Driveshaft tunnel Plate, New Wheels, 3rd lite cover-up, Painted Calibers & Decals, Cooler/Travel bag, ProBeam, Custom FuseBoxCover, Sound Deadening, PeddleCovers, Hidden license bracket, Center Console, DDM Tbolt clamp&IC pipes, WindRestrictor & Lightbar, WestersRaceTune, Hood & Trunk Lighting, "A" pillar & Gauges,HoosierGXP interrior lights,StunnerTag and Directional Mirrors,Hood&Body Graphics(Chief Pontiac) by Jack of Arts,dimming mirror w/temp&compass

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 10:11:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum
Solstice GXP 2007.
Aggressive and fully loaded.
Mods: Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, DDM Backbone & ProBeam,ZOK suspension,LV Kappa Front Chassis Brace, BTF Turbo Upgraded Wheel, Windristrictor, JPM Center console,arms,tulip,side doors,DDM Upgraded wheel tune.

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2009, 05:51:52 AM »
Welcome 
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:

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Re: Another "new guy"
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2009, 06:08:25 PM »
Welcome!
Topless in the District

 

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