1 - the site that has bashed the CRAP out of the car is now getting these pics and saying how much they like the car.
2 - the fact that they've removed most of the exterior plastic protection, and these cars are sitting out in the rain. Can you say waterspots? I'm going to end up having to clay the car before it even gets here, and hope like heck that the damage isn't permanent. If it is, GM is going to have serious hell to pay.
There isn't one good reason I can think of for removing the plastic covering before shipping it across country.
3 - its OBVIOUS that the cars are in this country and are close to the dealers. It would have been nice for Pontiac to at least send an e-mail to all of us, who they gladly took our e-mail addresses from saying they'd keep us informed, saying that your car is now here. And if my car ISN'T here, I'm buying a cobra, and telling GM where they can shove it. I've been a very loyal GM customer in my life (cars I've owned - chevy blazer, chevy chevelle, saturn sc2 - also drove fairly regularly a chevy corvette) and I've never personally owned a car that wasn't built by the general or even considered one. Getting treated like this is starting to piss me off.
FYI Tigger, all manufacturers remove all that protective stuff PRIOR to transport except for possible contact points. Those being mirrors, bumpers, door edges, and sometimes hood/trunk edges. All the interior wrap is still there though.
When the car arrives at the dealer it'll be PDI'd and detailed long before you even see it with a normal car, let alone this GTO. So there will be no waterspots. My bet is that when a dealer gets in his GTO's, they'll be taking inside right away and prepped and protected from the elements. Some may end up on the showroom floor as a display until you pick it up.
Trust me, I worked there, I saw how they came in on the trucks and how we handled them from that point on. You have nothing to worry about.
iT IS TOO BAD THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THESE PHOTOS. aS FAR AS THE DELAY IN GETTING THEM READY WE DO HAVE TO REMEMBER THEY WERE SHHIPPED SANS SPOILERS AND SO INSPECTION, ADD SPOILERS MOVE AROUND ETC BEFORE READY TO GO TO DEALERS. U-GTO SITE SAYS THEY ARE LOADING ON TRAINS/TRUCKS TODAY-12/5. WILL SEE. lOOKS LIKE LIL'GTO MAY BE FIRST ON THE BLOCK! GOOD LUCK.
You guys should see how Porsche Cayennes arrive at the dealership.
Completely incased in plastic with holes cut out in the windows for the drivers to see out.
And of course those cars are shipped in closed transports.
Guessing GTOs will be open transport.
Also in the above photo do you see the dirty fingerprints on the windo frame and the dirt on the sill and floor mat? Something is fishy. I cant believe they would be so careless with that getting them in and out. Wonder if this is really a production car shot on the ship.
I have been making daily reconaissance trips in my Learjet
over the holding yard.
My operatives have put GPS tracking devices on every GTO that enters the country.
My underground lair is following each vehicle on a
400" big screen TV.
On my command we will disable each and every GTO's
electrical system and hold them hostage for.......
1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!
If you look closely at that interior picture, the dirt on the carpet is actually on a piece of sticky plastic placed over the carpet. So the carpet itself is fine and clean and easily cleaned during PDI.