2nd Jul 2017, 19:56

Read the review, the author states that the motor came out of a supercharged 2003 Grand Prix.

3rd Jul 2017, 20:11

Read the comment, the author states "unless the motor is replaced."

4th Jul 2017, 15:56

I read the comment and disagree with their biased opinion of the purpose of car survey.

4th Jul 2017, 21:41

There's a lot of cars with engine replacements, even when under warranty. Or upgraded. You still can review braking, handling, electrical etc. Cars don't have to be bone stock. If so, you couldn't have radial tires, seat belts, halogen headlights, mono radio and many other changes on older cars.

6th Jul 2017, 13:14

Guess a "mono radio" would be an upgrade over "hole in the dash" /;)

6th Jul 2017, 16:45

Incorrect. When ordered it is known as "radio delete". We use to order this way to reduce unnecessary weight; even if minuscule, it adds up. And lastly to enjoy the big block exhaust note. That is a stock example. Removing an existing radio changes it to non stock. No longer born from the factory. Hope that helps with your vehicle review.

7th Jul 2017, 00:43

Even when you order radio delete, there is never a hole in the dash. There is a blank cover plate from the factory.

7th Jul 2017, 13:47

Yeah, back when car radios had tubes (and even the early solid-state versions), they were a weighty proposition, and not having one could have increased performance, hence the popularity of the "blank cover plate" for "period correct" muscle car restorations.

7th Jul 2017, 18:44

If you ordered stock from the factory, there was no plate ever ordered. It came that way. I was driving in the 60-70s; perhaps your comments are finding and fixing one up today. On some cars you could even delete the heater etc. A prime example was a 70 Roadrunner 440 or HEMI car, ordered new. All business down to the plain vinyl bench seat. Great deal and all business. A muscle car steal. Of course now since we are talking pure stock cars to review on here, pop out your wallet. They went up in a big way. $$