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    Looking to buy a GTO

    HI all,

    I'm new to the site and am looking for some information.

    I've owned performance cars in the past and am now without. I am currently looking at purchasing a newer GTO. Are there any issues all of them have or certain years have? Is there anything I should look out for when buying one? Any concerns about them?

    Thanks,
    Silly Girl.

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    great cars.....only performance area they lack in is braking the 04s more than the 05s and 06s.....plenty of power great interior awesome crusing car just picked my 2004 up for $14K with 38000 miles


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    all i can say is i love mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillygirl View Post
    HI all,

    I'm new to the site and am looking for some information.

    I've owned performance cars in the past and am now without. I am currently looking at purchasing a newer GTO. Are there any issues all of them have or certain years have? Is there anything I should look out for when buying one? Any concerns about them?

    Thanks,
    Silly Girl.
    Very comfortable, the best interior, plenty of room for 4, Try going for the 05-06, makes it looks alot better with the exhaust and rear bumper, and of course you get the ls2 motor...Either one AMAZING CARS!!

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    This may or may not be a little more than your looking for, but here it is.
    If your wanting a bone stock car, this may not be your best choice, but if you want a moded car that drives VERY near stock, IMO alot better, this would be worth looking at.

    F/S 2004 Torid Red GTO

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    Great cars, but they do have some issues...

    Front strut rub is one - where the "wide" front tire rubs on the strut - mostly fixable by alignment changes.
    Fuel line chafing from the fuel rail covers is another (I've heard of two fires) - also easily fixed by popping them off.

    Other odds and ends exist - electronic issues, etc. - but most don't affect how the car drives.
    My 2004 VY/VZ Monaro Conversion (1 of 889...)

    The other cars:
    1996 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (3.8 V6/4A)
    1994 Saturn SC2 (1.9L I4/4A)
    1981 Eldorado Diesel <-- slower, but smokier

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    I would personally look for an 05 or 06. Nice cars. You won't be disappointed in it no matter what year you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I would personally look for an 05 or 06. Nice cars. You won't be disappointed in it no matter what year you get.
    +1 either years great but if I had the choice why not get 05-06 more power better options.
    mods: custom built twins, built 408 w/l92 stock GM heads,GM matching intake,drag bags,frame ties,aluminum drive shaft, performabuilt 4l80e,Yank converter,ohios fastest and quickest 04-06 GTO 9.52 at 144mph. 1.50 60ft on stock rear end and shafts/suspension,on drag radials.

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    Yeah, if I had the choice I'd get an 05 or 06.
    But still can't go wrong with the 04..
    Oh and Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome! I love my GTO. It is a comfortable good driving car. Plus, it's a major sleeper.

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