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    What do you think of your GTO

    What can you guys tell me about gto's? I just sold my T/A yesterday and have a crush on a brazen orange 06 gto with under 30k miles. What are the goods and bads that I can expect from one (flaws, common problems, TSB's)? Do you think a gto is worth getting over something else in the same price range, or do you have a suggestion of something within the gto range?

    Thanks guys,

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    strut rub, rear springs blow, If you buy make sure you have some extra cash around to fix these common problems. Just do a LOT of research and you'll have a fun car.

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    Yup like said above, upgrade to poly bushings and throw a set of aftermarket springs in and you will have a great car!

    Comparing to the F-bodies the interior looks and feels more refined and the rear seat is more comfy than the F-body if your a larger person

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    I love mine. If your looking to go over 450rwhp it gets real expensive due to driveline weeknesses, ie. halfshafts, driveshaft, clutch. The only real complant I have is the horrible tire shake. It takes some getting use too to get a good launch....I'm still trying to get that down.
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    I love mine despite going through two rear ends. If I had to do it all over again, I would. If I were to hit the lottery, I would by another one and do an HSV bodykit swap. My car is a mystery, but I enjoy it every day.


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    Great cars. Few bushing problems as mentioned, and weak springs. I sold my built 01 Camaro SS (the 6th one I owned) for this car and have never looked back. Wouldn't mine another F-Body as a toy, but otherwise the GTO beats it hands down.

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    If anyone hears of anything around my area, give me a shoutout.

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    Love mine, I haven't run into any of the "common" problems people mention, so far mine has been perfect. Not much to complain about, interior is very nice as compared to an f-body. Because the tire size is small, it's tough to get the power to the ground. Since I'm on the 2 car plan, I will be getting some sticky tires in a few months. My target - Dunlop star F1s, great ratings.

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    Does this look like a scam to ya'll? I sent the guy a msg, but something seems off. It's one of those to good to be true things. Or maybe someone down on luck?

    http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1661090101.html

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    Both headlights and tail lights do work

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    Looks clean I got mine over craigslist just make sure you get a phone number and see the thing in person.

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    Being that you're from Texas you should look into the Texas based GTO forum GasTiresOil.com to find some local guys who might be able to point you towards a good car in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Being that you're from Texas you should look into the Texas based GTO forum GasTiresOil.com to find some local guys who might be able to point you towards a good car in your area.
    Thanks, I'll check it out. No response from that guy. Guessing it's one of those to good to be true things.

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    I love mine but be prepared to spend some $ on suspension cause it blows. Check the door handles and mirrors for paint flaking off. I've only had minor problems with mine over the last year. I do wish I had held out for a tbss, got tired of looking/waiting to find on at a decent price so I jumped the gun and bought a gto. Don't get me wrong I love my gto just would have liked to have the extra room and hual capacity of the tbss.

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    The one on C-list does look nice, but don't count on 20hp from a CAI. And the Black is nice but the red kills it for me.

    KBB.com is $16,810 for an '06 w/34K

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    See the black/red does things for me for some reason. He would have a sold car to a good garage keeping owner if he ever responded back. My color choices in order would be brazen orange/ blue/ black/ maroon. Can't find any but gray or yellow it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Being that you're from Texas you should look into the Texas based GTO forum GasTiresOil.com to find some local guys who might be able to point you towards a good car in your area.
    Good folks over there.

    If OP buys the 06 PBM, I would suggest tinting the windows as to keep the interior in good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Good folks over there.

    If OP buys the 06 PBM, I would suggest tinting the windows as to keep the interior in good shape.
    I'm thinking more and more that it's either not legit or sold quickly. Still no response and I wish everyone would leave a phone number. I hate c-list posting system.

    And yes, solar gard tint as dark as I can go is a MUST...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    I'm thinking more and more that it's either not legit or sold quickly.
    There are actually quite a few around me that look like they just rolled off the show room floor...but worse comes to worse, a repaint can make it any color you want just wait and you'll find your baby

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    Well, I'm flip flopping more than a fish out of water. Thinking about talking to the guy selling the 80k firehawk in my area. I sure have always wanted a collectible and if you've ever seen my last LS1 I think I treated it like one.

    Only problem is I think the wife will be upset if I sold my bird and end up with another bird (She really liked brazen orange gto with moonroof).

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