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Old 04-13-2005, 05:19 PM
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Yea Umm 400hp GTO>300 GT. Sorry guys the car is underpowered. Although I still don't like the way the GTO looks, or the 05 GT.
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:38 PM
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2nd place in the looks department then. It'd smoke the 05 stock for stock, but the 05 would look better while it got left behind =)
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:41 PM
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chicks will jump in the stang before they go to the gt ohhhhhhhhh
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:02 PM
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I was really bummed when I saw the new GTO... I would expect a GTO to, you know, look like a GTO!
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:21 PM
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can we stop calling it a gto and just call it a fast pontiac... or beefy grand or some thing hurts my feelings every time i hear the word cause it has nothing in common with a gto.(except they both had v-8's that it) non of the stylish lines nothing even comes close on the new one. very sad attempt.
I am so sick of hearing this BS. Take a long look at the original GTO generations and you'll very little in common style wise between the years. Ok, motors are close 350-389-400-455, atleast Pontiac V8's. Same rally wheels. The 64-67 are tempests with non functionl scoops, 68-72 are lemans, 73 was a bad lemans, 74 is a Nova with a TA shacker hood for christ sake! And they all had styling queues from the model lines at the times, as does the current car. What, you actually believe that if the GTO had never left, it would be better than this one?? It would be a FWD V6 supercharged buick 3800 and you know it. And it would suck ***.
The original GTO's were comfortable luxury muscle at best, not even in the top 10 performance wise in any year you want to test. The current car is also luxury muscle, but is the fastest car on the PLANET for the money right now! Name a high 12 second, low 13 second 400 horespower car under 35,000.00, under 40,000, under 50,000? The vette is the closest and it is over 50,000 msrp. The new Shelby Mustang should steal this honor, but I hear msrp is 39,000.
Stock for stock vs $$$ the GTO is the king of 2005, yea I know cars like the Subaru all wheel drive turbo is quick and cheap, but lacks any refinment at all and I still say a GTO takes it in the quarter mile and beyond to the 155mph limiter.

By the way, I own a 2005 GTO, and I also absolutely love the Mustang and it does look better, but I drive on the inside of the car and after one test drive vs a 2005 Mustang, I was sold.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:50 AM
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How do you like your GTO. My friend is looking at one. I don't really like it, but I am a Ford guy. Is it comfortable, etc. From driving it you would have a good opinion of the car. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:20 AM
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I test drove the GTO and the handling and power are great, no question the best bang for the buck. The reasons I went with the Mustang were:

Styling
Fold down seats/trunk space
87 octane fuel
Shifter feel (the GTO has a very long throw, not as solid as the Stang)
Price
Reliability/upgradeability of 4.6 modular (based on discussions with a couple of engine builders)
Resale value

I found the handling of the 2 to be about the same and the interior fit and finish to be better in the GTO. Power wise the GTO has the Mustang no question.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:32 AM
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can we stop calling it a gto and just call it a fast pontiac... or beefy grand or some thing hurts my feelings every time i hear the word cause it has nothing in common with a gto.(except they both had v-8's that it) non of the stylish lines nothing even comes close on the new one. very sad attempt.
I am so sick of hearing this BS. Take a long look at the original GTO generations and you'll very little in common style wise between the years. Ok, motors are close 350-389-400-455, atleast Pontiac V8's. Same rally wheels. The 64-67 are tempests with non functionl scoops, 68-72 are lemans, 73 was a bad lemans, 74 is a Nova with a TA shacker hood for christ sake! And they all had styling queues from the model lines at the times, as does the current car. What, you actually believe that if the GTO had never left, it would be better than this one?? It would be a FWD V6 supercharged buick 3800 and you know it. And it would suck ***.
The original GTO's were comfortable luxury muscle at best, not even in the top 10 performance wise in any year you want to test. The current car is also luxury muscle, but is the fastest car on the PLANET for the money right now! Name a high 12 second, low 13 second 400 horespower car under 35,000.00, under 40,000, under 50,000? The vette is the closest and it is over 50,000 msrp. The new Shelby Mustang should steal this honor, but I hear msrp is 39,000.
Stock for stock vs $$$ the GTO is the king of 2005, yea I know cars like the Subaru all wheel drive turbo is quick and cheap, but lacks any refinment at all and I still say a GTO takes it in the quarter mile and beyond to the 155mph limiter.

By the way, I own a 2005 GTO, and I also absolutely love the Mustang and it does look better, but I drive on the inside of the car and after one test drive vs a 2005 Mustang, I was sold.
To bad a vettes 44,510 for the base model coupe making 400 hp so the vettes the car of the year
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:21 AM
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How do you like your GTO. My friend is looking at one. I don't really like it, but I am a Ford guy. Is it comfortable, etc. From driving it you would have a good opinion of the car. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
I absolutely love it. I cannot wait to drive it every day and find myself taking the longest routes everywhere. The power is impressive, very comfortable car, best seats ever put into a production car, excellent handling, but with not harsh ride quality.
Basically this car feels like my old big block 454 Camaro and a new eldorado cadillac rolled into one. The perfect car to me.
Plus I wanted the most power without having to wrench on it first and this was it.
Tell your friend to check one out and insist on a test drive. And remember, this car is new here, but has a huge following in Auatralia and England and has any bugs long worked out of it. There are aolt of parts available for it and the drive train.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:26 AM
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I test drove the GTO and the handling and power are great, no question the best bang for the buck. The reasons I went with the Mustang were:

Styling
Fold down seats/trunk space
87 octane fuel
Shifter feel (the GTO has a very long throw, not as solid as the Stang)
Price
Reliability/upgradeability of 4.6 modular (based on discussions with a couple of engine builders)
Resale value

I found the handling of the 2 to be about the same and the interior fit and finish to be better in the GTO. Power wise the GTO has the Mustang no question.
I agree with most of what you say, except for reliability and resale. The LS1/LS2 engine family has a huge aftermarket and responds to mods atleast as well as the smaller 4.6. GM puts this engine family into a million cars and trucks each year and races it also. Resale is too soon to tell, but there will be a new Mustang at every stop light soon, probably sell 200,000 a year and GM is building just 12,000 GTO's. Buying a new car is a losing financial proposition anyway, so why worry about it, but Mustang resale will suck just because of the high volume.
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