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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-12-2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Which would you rather have?

A coupe base auto or a GXP, stick, vert
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-12-2017, 12:12 PM
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Convertible !
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With apologies in advance to coupe lovers, I know the coupes are more limited in # and may have a better possibility of becoming a collectible; but they are not as unique in design as the convertible is to other convertibles as compared the coupe is compared to other coupes.

just my opinion though. i'm not going to take it further at the risk of running into a coupe lover in a dark alley.

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i did not buy a 5spd because when I test drove one my knuckles kept hitting the radio...

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Wow, I'm a pretty big guy and the knuckles thing never happens to me!
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I own both a coupe and a vert. Love the vert for driving, bought the coupe because it is so darn good looking. Wanted a coupe since I first saw the concept car.
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Ummmm.... Auto 'vert?


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Ditto, own both, the vert is a 2.4 manual, and the coupe is the GXP Auto. If I had the chance to do it over again I would have went w/a GXP manual, and a vert auto. But if I had to sell one, it would be the vert.

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I have a 2007 GXP manual vert with lots of mods and a 2009 Auto GXP Coupe. Love them both. Just wish the Coupe was manual. If I had to sell one..... I don't think I could.
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The choice might be as simple as, do you really like convertibles? The coupe is a pretty cool car but for me if I have the choice between a coupe and a convertible and everything else is equal, I'll always pick the convertible. In your case, with the coupe being a 2.4 and the convertible being a GXP that would really make the the decision easy for me... convertible all the way! Now if I could have one of each, I would probably want the two you are trying to decide between.
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The choice might be as simple as, do you really like convertibles? The coupe is a pretty cool car but for me if I have the choice between a coupe and a convertible and everything else is equal, I'll always pick the convertible. In your case, with the coupe being a 2.4 and the convertible being a GXP that would really make the the decision easy for me... convertible all the way! Now if I could have one of each, I would probably want the two you are trying to decide between.
You have my hard top so you don't need a coupe!!!

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I have both a coupe and convertible. Both are 09 GXP autos. I want nothing to do with a petal car and really wouldn't go back to an NA. So I really didn't answer your question. Personally I think the coupe with top off is just as great as the convertible. If I had to sell one, I'd go crazy!!

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You have my hard top so you don't need a coupe!!!
You've got a point there Northern. I guess I do have the best of both Kappa worlds with just one car. Thanks again for the top.
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I don't like driving with the top up. The coupe is basically always up to me. :-)

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I've got an 07 Redline 5 speed and an 09 GXP Coupe Automatic.

They're both beautiful, and I won't part with either of them....
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We bought our first one, for one reason and one reason only. CONVERTIBLE. I know the Solstice Coupe is rare, but I have an FJ Cruiser that I call my coupe! Plus far more usable.

And I am another that has two sticks and one auto, and I really do not care to drive either of the sticks to be honest. But look for any excuse to drive the convertible auto.

Different strokes for different folks.

But as others have said, you really can't go wrong, unless you are looking for HP. Then the NA is way down the list from the GXP/Redline/GT
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