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This is a discussion on The new GTO within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by Smittro No offence guys, but IMHO the reason no one knows what they are is more likely ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    No offence guys, but IMHO the reason no one knows what they are is more likely cuz they dont have any real features (body wise) that sets them apart from the puller cars they look like. Hell I've had dumb asses tell me, "Hey nice firebird!" Sorry but GTO's are pretty plain looking really. If it was'nt for the exhaust rumble and guy's like you who make them more than stock I'm not sure too many would even notice.. Not hatin' just how I see it IMHO.
    Someones bro may have been mistaking GM GTO for the Mitsubishi TT V6 GTO.
    not the case at all. Normal everyday people I run into love the looks of the car. The only people that don't like it are old school people that know nothing but old school cars and young kids that think a performance car should look like an extra on fast and furious. My car is 5 years old and I still meet tons of people that have never even seen one. In the 5 years I've had my car I can count on both hands how many I've seen on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    not the case at all. Normal everyday people I run into love the looks of the car. The only people that don't like it are old school people that know nothing but old school cars and young kids that think a performance car should look like an extra on fast and furious. My car is 5 years old and I still meet tons of people that have never even seen one. In the 5 years I've had my car I can count on both hands how many I've seen on the roads.

    Dont get me wrong guys I never said they were ugly cars. But they do have a very heavy look of a modern puller car sorry.
    When I had the 92 z34 out I'd been asked a trillion times what is that? I say Lumina, they almost always say "no way". Hell I've had people here @ LS1 think it was a Beretta. Some have even asked where I got the body kit. When I tell them it's factory they tend to get that puzzled look. Most folks I've come across never even heard of a z34.

    PS, Their heads really spin when they ask, "what's in that thing?", and I say, "TDC".
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    not the case at all. Normal everyday people I run into love the looks of the car. The only people that don't like it are old school people that know nothing but old school cars and young kids that think a performance car should look like an extra on fast and furious. My car is 5 years old and I still meet tons of people that have never even seen one. In the 5 years I've had my car I can count on both hands how many I've seen on the roads.
    I agree. When I owned my Goat I only saw maybe two others here locally. I got nothing but positive compliments from people. Also I think the goat with 18's looks Awesome. In the WS6 I usually get dirty looks because of how loud it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    I agree. When I owned my Goat I only saw maybe two others here locally. I got nothing but positive compliments from people. Also I think the goat with 18's looks Awesome. In the WS6 I usually get dirty looks because of how loud it is
    around here must be the exception, I've see several in the area.....but I like mine the best

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    I like the stealthy aspect of the car. Having an 04' with the single outlet (I got my exhaust changed last week. I'll post some pics friday) really throws people off. The guys at work were sayin' "You really wouldn't think all that power was in that thing by the looks of it". I like that. It's not a cop magnet and we've got a LOT of cops where I live. Very business attitude to the thing. A little more vaginal magnetization would be nice but I do just fine standing on two feet. I'll admit the car does it's best work from the inside but low and fast has it's advantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    is 5 years old now. I thought about it today....I've had her 5 years.
    She has 15344 miles on her. 2 engines....three transmissions.....still turns heads anywhere I go.
    Some of us know what we have and have from the beginning,personally I like the way the car was NOT mass produced,nor was it marketed right so that makles it just that much sweeter.
    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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    Come over in my area. I see plenty of GTO's. Mostly the later version since they have the dual outlet exhaust. I mostly see silver and blacks ones. The Blue color that they come in makes them look really nice, especially in person. I also see a lot of G8's. On Saturday I saw this nice white G8 GT with white rims. It was a beautiful car. The guy was cruising down the HOV. I couldn't catch up because I was following a bunch of cars and a Uhaul truck. I was helping a friend move, so we were in the far right lane going the speed limit.

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    Bought mine in Feb 06, so a little over 3 years and still love to get in her and take it for a cruse. 27,000 miles, same engine,trans, just tires, battery, and alignment so far. Pretty much stock, CIA, Stiffy, Drag bags, catch can,no muffs, D progamer, center dash guages[ should have been there to begin with], all radio fixes, a little less metal, 2 stroke oil and keep her clean. Like so many of you have said I like the fact that not many of us around. Only one I have seen was in Dallas right after I bought mine, and yes they do get a lot of thumbs up but I have had people almost crawl up my bumper to see what it was, got to love that and the fact they back off pretty fast after thet find out.
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    hey guys I can understand why the GTO is unknown, even this issue of Hot Rod Magazine front cover shows The Pontiac Legends the 1965 GTO, the TransAm and the Firebird WS.....THERE no mention of 04/06 GTO & Hot Rod Magazine the writes The G8 GXP V-8 will a collector's item.. now that is really

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    if they only knew what a pain in the ass she can be when she throws a fit lol.....i love her


    That is why I call my 04 Elanor. Not in the sense that the GT500 had the same name, more of the familliar line

    "Don,t start with me. No. No. Start. Start." Sort of sense when she does indeed throw a fit.

    I got my 04 back in 06 with about 32,000mi on it, and it now has 55,000mi. I am considering making her my weekend fun car, and get a new A to B. I bought the car before Pontiac decided to cut the strings in 06. The car is completely stock. Altho a friend has wrecked it (yeah i twisted his neck pretty good about it. He is paying for it). I am just going to do a restore, and refurbish the interior as I go, and eventually keep it as it is only one of 478 made just like her. Thanks for the throwback guys. Its times like this that reminds me why i'd never sell her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ0green View Post
    if they only knew what a pain in the ass she can be when she throws a fit lol.....i love her


    That is why I call my 04 Elanor. Not in the sense that the GT500 had the same name, more of the familliar line

    "Don,t start with me. No. No. Start. Start." Sort of sense when she does indeed throw a fit.

    I got my 04 back in 06 with about 32,000mi on it, and it now has 55,000mi. I am considering making her my weekend fun car, and get a new A to B. I bought the car before Pontiac decided to cut the strings in 06. The car is completely stock. Altho a friend has wrecked it (yeah i twisted his neck pretty good about it. He is paying for it). I am just going to do a restore, and refurbish the interior as I go, and eventually keep it as it is only one of 478 made just like her. Thanks for the throwback guys. Its times like this that reminds me why i'd never sell her.
    I love that line.

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    I guess that's a line we will all be saying at some point in time......hopefully way later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    is 5 years old now. I thought about it today....I've had her 5 years.
    She has 15344 miles on her. 2 engines....three transmissions.....still turns heads anywhere I go.
    Same here. Bought new in "03, on her 3rd engine, 410 " iron block, trans. been out 3 times, and KAAZ diff. now holds it all nice.




    just has beautiful lines imo !!

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    it does; everything flows nicely. Thats sweet looking btw; I havent seen a good pic of the inside of a Monaro, its like looking at our cars in a mirror

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    Although I went on a rant about jacking points it's the best vehicle I've ever owned. Bought her in January of 05 with 7,400 miles for $21,000 She now has 35k on the clock.
    I bought her as an investment hoping in 20 years she'd be classic and now that Pontiac is defunked I beleive that will happen. She's 1 of 344.

    I've had more fun with her than I ever thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    it does; everything flows nicely. Thats sweet looking btw; I havent seen a good pic of the inside of a Monaro, its like looking at our cars in a mirror
    Yeah, the volume knob and tuning buttons on the stereo are where they SHOULD be!

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    Bought mine new on June 22nd, 2006 in Summerville, S.C. I had taken my T/A in for some work that I couldn't do in South Carolina, I was working on a couple of ships there and I live in Virginia Beach, and saw a whole line of Goats looking like no one loved them. I decided to take one for a test drive the next day and fell in love with it. The LS2, like all LS motors love the bolt ons and I have Kooks LT's, Corsa Touring Catback and a cam waiting to go in. Great car and now that Pontiac took one for the team, I have no plans on selling it ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyTATwo View Post
    Bought mine new on June 22nd, 2006 in Summerville, S.C. I had taken my T/A in for some work that I couldn't do in South Carolina, I was working on a couple of ships there and I live in Virginia Beach, and saw a whole line of Goats looking like no one loved them. I decided to take one for a test drive the next day and fell in love with it. The LS2, like all LS motors love the bolt ons and I have Kooks LT's, Corsa Touring Catback and a cam waiting to go in. Great car and now that Pontiac took one for the team, I have no plans on selling it ever.

    Scott
    lol sounds like you walked into a pet store and couldn't leave without the cute little puppy with big sad eyes staring at you......lol oops that happened to me too....twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    lol sounds like you walked into a pet store and couldn't leave without the cute little puppy with big sad eyes staring at you......lol oops that happened to me too....twice
    True! One test drive and I had to have it. Plus it was the last year they were being made so I thought it might be worth a lot someday. Now after having it for over three years I can't see myself getting rid of it.

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