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red_hot_GAGT
08-17-2004, 07:57 PM
Hey all,

I just bought a 2001 Grand Am GT. Its the second car I've ever owned and I just logged onto grandamgt.com. Anyways, I just wanted to say hi!!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE! (http://www.cardomain.com/member_pages/view_page.pl?page_id=660636&cat=25&val=1)

ViperGTSR
08-17-2004, 11:34 PM
welcome to the boards!

SC/TGrandAm
08-17-2004, 11:51 PM
Welcome !

Now you must post a pic of yourself thats the rules lol

sicc
08-18-2004, 03:22 AM
Welcome !

Now you must post a pic of yourself thats the rules lol

theyre on her site ;x

welcome!

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 03:52 AM
*welcome*

dxtreme_85
08-18-2004, 04:18 AM
Sorry boys, SHE'S TAKEN!!! So keep that in mind :) Comments are welcome, but keep them clean. I don't want any flaming started on this one.

On a lighter note...welcome to the boards hun...see you at work...love yah!!

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 07:57 AM
Thanks guys for the welcome! Please do check out my website...sign my guest book if you're a cardomain.com member! I'll keep you guys updated with modifications, but those will come later...I currently broke...LOL

Kdawg207
08-18-2004, 08:03 AM
*welcome* enjoy

UNCTYPE-S
08-18-2004, 08:07 AM
awwww another gagt.com couple

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 08:20 AM
I have an opinion question for you guys... When I bought my GT, there was illegal window tint on it...it's way too dark! I love it though, but some day I'm going to have to roll the windows up. Showed I take it off?

Kdawg207
08-18-2004, 08:22 AM
dont take it off till you have to.....

i have owned 6 cars ....all tinted...over 12 yrs....not one ticket

it all depends on your area wether or not you'll get a ticket

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 08:26 AM
The city I live in probably won't be a problem, but some of the cities around me may be... Legal tint in Ohio is 50%...mine is an estimated 10 or 15%...

UNCTYPE-S
08-18-2004, 08:27 AM
its all personal preference. you just answered your own question. you like it, keep it. your a girl, you'll prob get a warning anyway.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 08:37 AM
It's a red sports car...I thought that because I was a girl my insurance wouldn't go through the roof, but it did. My insurance payment is about $65 a month more than the car payment itself. I do have an advantage though...my dad is a police officer.

Kdawg207
08-18-2004, 08:44 AM
...my dad is a police officer.


keep the tint

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 08:45 AM
Thanks for the input...I will for now and see what happens.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 08:58 AM
Is there any advice you guys can give me as to what modifications or improvements I can make to my car?

Warthog
08-18-2004, 08:58 AM
My insurance payment is about $65 a month more than the car payment itself.

holy crap!!

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:01 AM
I'm paying $104.57 a month for my car payment, but my insurance payment is about $171 a month...it averages out to a little over $1,000 a month.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:02 AM
oops every 6 months

sc02grandam
08-18-2004, 09:06 AM
I'm paying $104.57 a month for my car payment, but my insurance payment is about $171 a month...it averages out to a little over $1,000 a month.
*welcome* how did you get such low car payments?

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:08 AM
They gave me a really good price for my trade-in and my dad knows the staff at the car dealership.

UNCTYPE-S
08-18-2004, 09:10 AM
so with your dad being a cop, hasnt he already given you the 3rd degree about tint. at least u have a choice, some people dont.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:13 AM
He's not too bad with me actually...my sister is the problem child. Anyway, the car is titled to me. The only thing he told me that I couldn't do is race it. What he doesn't know can't hurt him...hehehe!

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 09:17 AM
It's a red sports car...

no its not

welcome to the boards though :wave:

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:20 AM
no its not

And why isn't it??? :iconfused

UNCTYPE-S
08-18-2004, 09:36 AM
The only thing he told me that I couldn't do is race it. What he doesn't know can't hurt him...hehehe!

thats not good. i dont think your dad would be fond of his little daughter on the front headlines of a newspaper saying "police officers daughter dies during street racing"

not saying it will happen, but it can and has been happening a lot lately.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:43 AM
I'm not planning on street racing...there is a quarter mile track a few minutes away from where I live. On Wednesday nights they have bracket racing...on Friday's they have just free runs.

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 09:45 AM
because its a grand am with a v6 aka family sedan/coupe

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:49 AM
Have you seen my pictures?

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 09:50 AM
yes

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:59 AM
Do you have any pictures of your car? How did you get a 2003 anyways? Are you paying for it or did your parents buy it for you?

Kdawg207
08-18-2004, 10:04 AM
are you talking to me??

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:07 AM
I was talking to xxbackhillxx...he said my car isn't a sports car.

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 10:07 AM
im paying 364/month plus 120/month on insurance. thanks for asking though.

http://img39.exs.cx/img39/3728/3168.jpg
http://img39.exs.cx/img39/6959/3170.jpg

if youre wondering how a kid like me has the money, simple, im a street pharmacist.

Kdawg207
08-18-2004, 10:08 AM
I was talking to xxbackhillxx...he said my car isn't a sports car.



oh ok...didnt wanna answer if it wasn't for me lol

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:11 AM
A street pharmacist huh? That sounds legal...

cavingchick
08-18-2004, 10:14 AM
if youre wondering how a kid like me has the money, simple, im a street pharmacist.

i would not go around annoucing something like that if I were you kiddie. :clueless:

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:20 AM
i would not go around annoucing something like that if I were you kiddie. :clueless:

I agree with you!

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:25 AM
He hasn't responded...I think he feels silly! lol

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 10:26 AM
http://img39.exs.cx/img39/3728/3168.jpg


what is that in front of the rear tire on the cavi? is it just shadowing?

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:29 AM
I see it too...what is that?

sc02grandam
08-18-2004, 10:35 AM
im paying 364/month plus 120/month on insurance. thanks for asking though.

if youre wondering how a kid like me has the money, simple, im a street pharmacist.


:heh: looks as if business is going pretty well :ec:

Nikki
08-18-2004, 10:38 AM
I know Tom (backhill) and he works hard (legally) for his Grand Am...

And a Sports car is considered....a Corvette for example. Not a Grand Am.

Welcome to the boards btw....

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:41 AM
Compared to what I was driving...My GT is a BIG improvement!

Nikki
08-18-2004, 10:42 AM
Compared to what I was driving...My GT is a BIG improvement!


I hear ya!! Same here with my Accord...

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:44 AM
I was driving a 1993 Honday Accord...it had 140,017 miles on it when I traded it in.

Nikki
08-18-2004, 10:48 AM
I was driving a 1993 Honday Accord...it had 140,017 miles on it when I traded it in.


Hehe, I had a 2000 and 2003 GAGT.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:49 AM
How did you manage to afford two?

sc02grandam
08-18-2004, 10:50 AM
I hear ya!! Same here with my Accord...

i love the accord coupe.. good choice i wouldve gotten one too.. but too expensive

Nikki
08-18-2004, 10:53 AM
How did you manage to afford two?

I didn't have 2 at the same time. I had a silver 2000 GT for a few years, then got the 2003 Black GT with the SC/T package...then 8 months later got sick of it and bought my Accord. But I had the Accord and the GA for a month before I got rid of the GA.

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:55 AM
I see...I needed to get out of my Honda. I loved that car and it was reliable car, but it was just losing value too quickly. The car dealership I traded it into gave me $3,300 for it...which is quite a bit for that car.

Nikki
08-18-2004, 10:57 AM
The car dealership I traded it into gave me $3,300 for it...which is quite a bit for that car.

Thats why Hondas are good :p You'd be lucky to get that for a 99 GAGT! haha

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 10:58 AM
but it was just losing value too quickly.


so you bought a grand am :iconfused

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 10:59 AM
Thats why Hondas are good :p You'd be lucky to get that for a 99 GAGT! haha

They were only going to give me $1,200 originally, but my dad talked them into giving us more. lol

Nikki
08-18-2004, 11:00 AM
Either way, thats still good for a 10 year old car with over 100K miles!!

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 11:03 AM
This Grand Am has all the options and my car payment is only $104.57 a month.

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 11:35 AM
thank you nikki for clearing everything up, and sorry i didnt reply soon enough for your liking but i went out to eat with some friends. my grand am came with all the options and then some.

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 11:51 AM
thank you nikki for clearing everything up, and sorry i didnt reply soon enough for your liking but i went out to eat with some friends. my grand am came with all the options and then some.

welcome back, could you answer my question(post #41)? I'm alittle curious

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 11:53 AM
those 3 little slots have mesh. unless youre refering to the portion above that, its not shaded its the design of the rocker. ill try and find pics at a better angle if you'd like.

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 11:59 AM
I'd like to see a closer picture, if you don't mind

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 12:07 PM
http://www.topnotchmi.com//gallery/index.php?album=Shawn

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 12:13 PM
http://www.topnotchmi.com//gallery/index.php?album=Shawn


That looks pretty cool up close, I could tell what it was in those two pics. Is that your car?

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 12:17 PM
no thats my buddy's cavy.

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 12:18 PM
no thats my buddy's cavy.

Cool, we have a j-body, but its a crap sunfire, and my wife won't let me touch it. :doh: I don't know why...

UNCTYPE-S
08-18-2004, 01:10 PM
This Grand Am has all the options and my car payment is only $104.57 a month.

does it have Ram Air?

GAGTSCTGuy
08-18-2004, 01:13 PM
does it have Ram Air?


whoa, I used to have that :whistle:

2003GAGT
08-18-2004, 03:56 PM
Whats ram air?

'01GT
08-18-2004, 04:39 PM
*welcome*

dxtreme_85
08-18-2004, 05:42 PM
Yeah guys..she is at work..so I'll clear this up for you all...the car has ram air...it is titled as the GT1...its got every option for that year. The car itself is in great condition...the engine needs some serious dress up...and the car has 64,xxx miles on it...but overall..its great. Its got that ram air thing on it..what is that??? I think I had that at one time...and the tailpipes look nothing like mine :)...(sorry babe)...overall...very nice ride...especially for the hookup she got on it...too bad it isn't any faster than mine...or at least...as fast as mine will be if i can get all of my mods on it...hey..maybe now I have an excuse to buy car parts for her for b-days and christmas....hehehe..(brain is bangin on all cylinders now)....

and yeah...another gagt.com couple...but I talked her into buying the car..so blame that one on me...:)....

love yah hun!!

later all!!

Terry

xxbackhillxx
08-18-2004, 07:11 PM
if i see another i love you message on these boards between couples i will shoot both of you.

disclaimer: does not include brandon and nikki

Nikki
08-18-2004, 07:47 PM
disclaimer: does not include brandon and nikki

lol we keep that ish on GDC...or its just me makin the comments on here ;)

red_hot_GAGT
08-18-2004, 09:59 PM
Any recommendations on modifications for my new car?

Ant
08-19-2004, 06:23 AM
Any recommendations on modifications for my new car?

look around...appearence wise? tint, grafxwerks vinyl, etc

performance: CAI, exhaust, etc...

red_hot_GAGT
08-19-2004, 09:26 AM
look around...appearence wise? tint, grafxwerks vinyl, etc

performance: CAI, exhaust, etc...


When I bought the car there was already window tint on it. I know that it's illegal...it's too dark, but I love how it looks though so I don't want to take it off...unless I get a ticket...hehehe :boogie:

Nikki
08-19-2004, 09:32 AM
^Didn't you say your Dad was a cop? So even if you did get a ticket, he could take care of it for you right? Thats how it works up here. I dunno.

As far as ideas...doesn't your BF have a GA too?? And he can't help you out??

xxbackhillxx
08-19-2004, 09:42 AM
get a giant spoiler, that will make your sports car more aerodynamic

UNCTYPE-S
08-19-2004, 09:45 AM
get a music module hooked up to when u go in reverse it plays a song.

sc02grandam
08-19-2004, 09:59 AM
get a giant spoiler, that will make your sports car more aerodynamic

http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14587

2003GAGT
08-19-2004, 10:53 AM
Well if you want to start with the cheapest mods, I'd probably head over to pep boys and pick up some type-r seat belt pads.

Warthog
08-19-2004, 11:22 AM
Thats how it works up here.

yah or when your friend whose name rhymes with Mikki gets a ticket and needs to ask an incredible friend to get the ticket signed so she can keep the tint ;)

red_hot_GAGT
08-19-2004, 01:59 PM
I think I'm going to redo the mesh in the front grill and paint some things under the engine. I need an accent color...I was thinking purple but some others think I should go with red...it wouldn't be an accent color if I used red... What do you guys think?

xxbackhillxx
08-19-2004, 02:08 PM
if you paint under your engine youre going to need a lift kit on that sports car so people can see the detailing.

sc02grandam
08-19-2004, 02:28 PM
^^^ :haha: lol

I think I'm going to redo the mesh in the front grill and paint some things under the engine. I need an accent color...I was thinking purple but some others think I should go with red...it wouldn't be an accent color if I used red... What do you guys think?

red / white
red / black
red / yellow
red / red

red / purple however :vomit:

Nikki
08-19-2004, 02:37 PM
red / purple however :vomit:


But black & purple = teh hotness ;)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/3/web/315000-315999/315376_40_full.jpg


Ahhh I miss my baby sometimes :(

sc02grandam
08-19-2004, 02:41 PM
But black & purple = teh hotness ;)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/3/web/315000-315999/315376_40_full.jpg


Ahhh I miss my baby sometimes :(

thats a sweet looking ride.. i love black

Nikki
08-19-2004, 02:42 PM
thats a sweet looking ride.. i love black

Thanks! Thats my old "whip" :p

UNCTYPE-S
08-19-2004, 03:26 PM
nice custom paint job nikki

Nikki
08-19-2004, 03:30 PM
nice custom paint job nikki

Huh?!? lol

UNCTYPE-S
08-19-2004, 03:33 PM
elliot said that your car is a sweet looking ride and he loves black, so i took it as your car is a rare color. sorry im slap happy today

red_hot_GAGT
08-19-2004, 04:35 PM
What's wrong with purple?

dxtreme_85
08-19-2004, 04:44 PM
^As far as ideas...doesn't your BF have a GA too?? And he can't help you out??


Don't worry Nikki...I'll be doing most of the work. I'm thinking of polishing the UIM and dressing up the engine a bit...and I might let her have my old subs if I build a new box this winter. Other than that, she poor....:)....so I have to wait for the girl to get some money so I can hook it up...I can't even afford to hook mine up...so I can't help her out any.

02andahalfgt
08-19-2004, 06:34 PM
What's wrong with purple?

Purple doesn't go well with red on a car. Try white, black or yellow, they accent red very well. Search around here and nbody.net and check out some pics of members with red cars.

red_hot_GAGT
08-25-2004, 07:57 PM
I think that I'm going to try to accent with purple just to see what happens...if it looks bad then I'll change it. Anything is worth a try!

red_hot_GAGT
09-02-2004, 10:16 AM
I ran my car for the first time last night! I was surprised with how well it ran for being stock.

sc02grandam
09-02-2004, 10:48 AM
I ran my car for the first time last night! I was surprised with how well it ran for being stock.
:erika:

UNCTYPE-S
09-02-2004, 11:15 AM
well...............how well did it run..........times?

red_hot_GAGT
09-02-2004, 08:22 PM
It ran 16.188 my best pass. I just wanted to beat one of the guys that I work with. He drives an old, beat up Mustang 5.0. He didn't think I would win, but I did.

dxtreme_85
09-02-2004, 08:50 PM
Now all I've got to do is teach her how to do a burn out in this car...and all will be good :)

red_hot_GAGT
09-14-2004, 08:39 PM
What is the first modification you all recommend for my car???

xxbackhillxx
09-14-2004, 08:49 PM
purple stickers everywhere

2002GT
09-14-2004, 09:11 PM
this thread is so f0cking funny, hahaha


by the way xxxxxblackhillxxxadsjhlkd what springs do you have?

xxbackhillxx
09-14-2004, 09:14 PM
sprint

eXcelon
09-25-2004, 07:09 PM
I'm paying $104.57 a month for my car payment, but my insurance payment is about $171 a month...it averages out to a little over $1,000 a month.
oops every 6 months
Damn when I was 18 and driving a 5 year old 94 GT my insurance was ~$380/mo. you got it made compared to that.

dxtreme_85
09-25-2004, 10:36 PM
I love only paying 100/month for car payment and 100/month for full coverage insurance :)...grandma loaned me the money so that i could still afford school and not have to worry about interest on the car...plus i'm listed as primary on my dads car...so insurance is cheap....it also helps when your mom works for the insurance company :)

red_hot_GAGT
09-25-2004, 11:07 PM
Damn when I was 18 and driving a 5 year old 94 GT my insurance was ~$380/mo. you got it made compared to that.

I was very lucky when I made that car deal! It's a beautiful car...my insurance is still a bit higher than it should be considering I've never been in an accident...I've never even been pulled over. I suppose it could be worse though, so I'm happy with it! :boogie:

Bleakgt
10-01-2004, 06:06 PM
Wow, I just read this entire thread and I feel like I am back in high school.

Purple and red is very tacky.

I would go for the black and red thing. :)