Where are the Chevelle, and Buick GS stable mates?

Discussion in '2004 Pontiac GTO' started by YSSMAN, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. There has been a long tradition of platform sharing at companies like GM...Camaro/Firebird (RIP), Monte Carlo/Cutlass/Regal/Grand Prix, and even the likes of the GTO. From the mid 60s to the mid 70s, the GTO shared its stuff with the Chevrolet Chevelle SS, Buick GS Stage 1, and Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. All were concieved for performance, and all except the Cutlass made it through the 80s. But times have changed, Oldsmobile is dead...The GS Stage 1 is now the GSX, and carries a upercharged 3800 V6, front wheel drive...And the Chevelle is long gone. But with the return of the GTO, it raises some interesting questions. With the absence of the Camaro, Chevrolet no longer has the Sub-Vette performance Vehicle to compete with the Mustang, leaving the door wide open for a Chevelle/Chevelle SS. And Buick has been tinkering with the Idea of RWD cars for a year or two now...Is it worth it? Hell yes! I think a RWD Cutlass could revive Oldsmobile, and a V-8 RWD GS would liven things back up at Buick...GM, you have the tools, no you just have to put them to work...
  2. Re: Where are the Chevelle, and Buick GS stable mates?

    the platform the gto is based on is the same as the current holden commodore in australia. its recently been announced the next 2006 commodore platform will be used along with the caddilac cts platfrom will be the base for a lot of rear wheel drive cars within gm

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