Originally Posted by john_matrix
DO you like your comp G? Never been in a new one, but I hear they are quick.
How bout a mini review?
I like it, it's pretty peppy (i've also put a 3.4" pulley on it)
Things I like:
Seats are really comfortable...
Rear doors open up much wider than previous model years
HUD is really nice, shows speed, direction, current gear (if in tap shift mode) , and outside temp
The car's got plenty of pickup for a daily driver, plus it's nice cause it's a 4 door so I can easily have a bunch of people in my car... the trunk is HUGE
The tapshift thing is a novelty item... I used it a bunch when I got the car, now I just keep it in drive... it doesn't shift instantaneous (about 1/3 to 1/2 second delay) , won't shift any higher than the normal rev limiter, and it shifts for you automatically if you could cause damage (smart thing though... basically can't gun it in 4th gear, and when stopping it'll auto downshift to 1st, can't start in 3rd gear, that kinda stuff)
the thing's surprisingly torquey down low and feels really good up top. The chrome plated 17" wheels it comes with are a nice touch too... I think they look really good on the car so no need to buy another set of rims (other than my 16" winter rims)
GM's done an amazing job w/the torque steer problem too... it's virtually non-existent.
Also I believe the comp G has tighter suspension and different steering gearing (tighter) ... doesn't ride like a luxury car (can get bumpy) but it feels good in the car... the car just hugs the road, takes turns really well and doesn't feel like hte car's getting away from you.
Overall I think GM did a very good job with it... great daily driver type car ... i havent driven a GT2 or GT1 yet so not sure how they compare to the Comp G upgrade... but talking to some other grand prix folks yesterday sounds like the GT2 hugs the road pretty well too ...