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One of Australia's Best Performance Cars Ever
Pros: The motor . . . I 'hopped' it up and gained about a hundred horsepower
Cons: Handling isn't what it could be; the GTO tends to 'wallow' through turns.I'm one of the lucky few Americans who got his hands on the Australian-built '05 GTO. It's got the 6.0 Corvette 400 Horsepower V8 and a 6-speed. It uniquely combines lots of power with a slick trans and great brakes with an excellent road ride. If I could have designed the '05 GTO, I would have taken a few choice suspension pieces from a Z06 and built the near-perfect car.
Pros: 400 hp 6.0 ls2 motor, this motor has great potential for even higher power with inexpensive mods.
Cons: fuel tank placement
Advice: spend the money and get the 05 or 06 with the ls2 it well worth itI love this car . Its fast and very comfortable .Im 6'4' tall and I can have my legs fully extended which sold me on the car . The ride is fairly firm and it corners very well. I I bought the auto 4 speed and am quite happy with it . I dont care much for manual transmissions although some may say im crazy. The stock stereo is adaquate but it needs the sub amp in the trunk behind the lefthand sidewall turned up asap after purchase and also shut off the eq settings .The trunk is tiny since the gas tank is actually in the space under the rear deck. I got 18' wheels with mine and we got 1/2 of slushy snow which made the car undrivable (death ride) .i actual purchased some 17' stock rims off ebay and some dunlop snow tires for the winter. It hasnt snowed since the snow tires have been on .Figures! The car comes with 1 power outlet in the console however there is a smokers package available through the dealership for less than $100 which puts an ashtray and lighter under the radio and also in the back portion of the console for the backseat if desired.As far as looks its a sleeper but yet I get a lot of postive comments on the cars looks and performance.I like the way it looks . also its not in every driveway theres only appox 11500 made each year
Pros: the color 'cyclone grey' and hood sc..... not to forget the G-force!
Cons: limited options for interior
Advice: don't be tempted by other vehicles, just know they don't come close!A great car for thrill seeker!This is not a rice burner! I test drove some other vehicles , but simply they don't compare. A got mine at retail value which hardly ever comes to the consumer for such a monster. If you drive it, you'll buy it!
Pros: 6 speed
Cons: trunk room
Advice: bargain hard got mine at employee pricing price.Runs like a bat out of hell!!! Poor gas mileage but did you really expect good mileage with 400 horse!!!
Pros: 6.0 Say no more!
Cons: The only power outlet is in a bad spot.
Advice: Test drive it and for the love of God get a 6 speed!As soon as I hit the gas, I had to have it!
Pros: The stereo under the hood
Cons: Pontiac's (Grand Am
Advice: Not a car for the timid or inexeperiencedYou definitely want to keep the traction control on until you learn to handle all of the power. This is a very strong car! Handling is not a problem, it responds as if driving a go-cart. Anytime I stop for gas, (which is another story) it seems someone always strikes up a conversation about the 'goat'. As soon as I took the test drive, I knew I had to have it!! Best bang for the buck in my opinion.
Pros: motor/6 speed manual trans
Advice: Make it the last car to test drive to see exactly what you'll be taking home.After the test drive, I was able to fight off my temptation to buy the car for a full two weeks before I simply had to have it!