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alistair
10-04-2009, 01:46 AM
GF has her moms GXP on loan, So I took it for a spin today.

It's alright. Felt kinda slow despite the fact it has 300 bhp. I really didn't like the steering in it, I think it might be fly by wire. So I had no feeling whatsoever in the wheel when I was turning, and certainly no indication of the road surface/available traction. Brakes felt numb, etc.

It accelerates fairly quickly, but if you tap the gas off the line the wheels just spin which is neat, but annoying. Absolutely love how it growls though... Put a big grin on my face.

Took my celica for a spin afterwards, and I enjoyed my celica a lot more. I can feel the power in the celica, can feel the road and it feels like somethings attached to my brake pedal, it's not just an on/off feeling like it was in the GXP.

Interior was nice, all leather, dual climate zones, HUD (rather enjoyable) tiptronic shifting if you want (Sucks where the buttons are for it though)

Given the choice, I'd still pick my alltrac.

Also, My Focus feels slower than ever.

Murgatroy
10-04-2009, 04:16 AM
My Celica is more fun to drive hands down than my Regal GS.

However, blowing to doors off of ricers in a 4 door family car is priceless.