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Pros: This car is REALLY fast and it gets 29 MPG on the hwy with the 6 speed.
Cons: The VERY oversized key. I think I've seen smaller cell phones.
Advice: BUY IT!!!!!! This is a great car - very fast, lots of room inside, and it rides smooth.I have about 900 miles on my new GTO now and I can only come up with a few complaints. The key is way too big. It's one of those euro keys like the Mercedes have and they built the remote into it just to make it a little bigger, I guess. There is no foot rest for your left foot in the 6 speed car. I keep trying to put my foot over to the left, but there's nothing there to rest it on. There are no door lock buttons in this car. You use the remote. GM uses a seperate door key just to add to the 1/2 pounder you were already having to lug around, and you can't get out and push the driver's door lock down to lock the doors for some reason. Last but not least, there is a recall on the rear differential for a clunking noise during hard acceleration. You will not be noticed in this car because people think it's a Grand Prix right up until the light changes - then it's a whole different story. I love the car. It has way more power than the 03 Mustang GT I traded in. It also seems to be a real sleeper...the teenagers like to pick at it with the little NOPI cars, but it only takes about 5 seconds to teach them a little lesson. I'd buy it all over again. I love it and my local GM dealer ordered me a key blank without the remote built in, and I'm told it's much smaller. Unfortunately, I was told that I'd be forced to pay upwards of $30.00 to have a locksmith cut it.
Pros: 6-speed manual transmission.
Cons: Outside appearance somewhat bland. The perfect 'sleeper' for the 2000's.
Advice: Buckle-up!The car has a nice tight feel and great road manners. Fantastic performance for the money. Clutch release is smooth and positive. With some rear suspension tweaking , the car could easily run sub 5 second 0-60 and high 12s in the 1/4 mile. Very impressive for $33,190 with the 6-speed Gettrag manual transmission. Seats are very comfortable , tilt/telescope steering wheel makes for fine tuned driver positioning. Well worth a look!