2005 Pontiac Gto
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Biggest bang for the buck

by from CT on February 26, 2010

My 05 GTO has been completely trouble free since purchased new in January 2005. True muscle car performance with Caddy comfort. It is a Corvette with a back seat. Low production numbers makes the chan...
My 05 GTO has been completely trouble free since purchased new in January 2005. True muscle car performance with Caddy comfort. It is a Corvette with a back seat. Low production numbers makes the chance of seeing one on the road very rare. If you can find one, get it. It's closest competition in price is the Mustang but the GTO is twice as nice as the out dated styling and cheap looking interior offered by the Mustang .
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Factory ROCKET

by from NEW ENGLAND on August 5, 2007

This car is a full IN YOUR FACE hot rod, Both the LS1 and LS2 make big HP numbers right out of the box, enough power to take on ANYONE on the street, It responds very well to Mods, either minor on maj...
This car is a full IN YOUR FACE hot rod, Both the LS1 and LS2 make big HP numbers right out of the box, enough power to take on ANYONE on the street, It responds very well to Mods, either minor on major. I have done a CAM, headers, exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Typhoon intake Manifold and a few others, Car now has over 500 RWHP and still gets great gas mileage, very civilized in normal driving, but get hard on the gas and it hits like Mike Tyson in his prime.. If you can find one, BUY it. There is nothing out there anywhere from 25 to 45 thousand dollars that can match it's Raw power and brute strength..Even in stock form, this car will distroy Mustangs, Chargers, Magnums. ALL OF THEM
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Best Bang for the Buck

by from Fairfax, VA on August 9, 2009

I purchased a 04' GTO in 04' and it was the best decision I ever made for purchasing a new muscle car. You cant beat this car for the cost. Out of the box it has HP and handling. With mods its almost ...
I purchased a 04' GTO in 04' and it was the best decision I ever made for purchasing a new muscle car. You cant beat this car for the cost. Out of the box it has HP and handling. With mods its almost unbeatable in its class.
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Fantastic all around car

by from Houston, TX on February 28, 2008

The 2005+ GTO is one of the best bang for the buck performance machines you can buy in the used market, it has fantastic power, good handling, and cruises more like a bmw/mercedes than a muscle car. H...
The 2005+ GTO is one of the best bang for the buck performance machines you can buy in the used market, it has fantastic power, good handling, and cruises more like a bmw/mercedes than a muscle car. Has plenty of power at any rpm and still gets up to 30mpg with the 6-speed, there is simply no comparison. The only thing wrong with the car is the exterior styling is slightly bland, but that can be remedied with a good set of wheels. Otherwise this is an untouchable muscle/sports car at a great price in the used market!
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Love it.

by from Missouri on January 11, 2012

very happy with it. If your not a car enthusiast steer clear. Its sort of a specialty car. Needs some suspension work and it only has 39k. But I love it so much I don't care. Paid 16k for it so it was...
very happy with it. If your not a car enthusiast steer clear. Its sort of a specialty car. Needs some suspension work and it only has 39k. But I love it so much I don't care. Paid 16k for it so it was a steal. I would not recommend this car for a daily driver due to the city milage and suspension issues. It eats tires like crazy. But that's also caused by a heavy right foot.
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Amazing Performance for $33,000

by from Tucson, AZ on July 31, 2006

The '05 GTO I purchased is awesome! You can't touch it's performance for the price. The interior is something special. The seats are the most comfortable butt holders on the planet. If anyone out ...
The '05 GTO I purchased is awesome! You can't touch it's performance for the price. The interior is something special. The seats are the most comfortable butt holders on the planet. If anyone out there is contemplating a GTO or Mustang, please go and test drive both cars with an open mind and there is no doubt that you'll be leaving the Pontiac dealership with a much bigger smile than when you leave the Ford dealership. I LOVE MY GTO!!!!!!!!!!
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True 60s Muscle car

by from CT on June 28, 2007

This is a true 60s muscle car. Big bang for the dollar. Nice exterior same as the 60s cars, not to much show, but tons of go. Comfortable to drive , handles nice, smooth ride. This is a good IN YOUR F...
This is a true 60s muscle car. Big bang for the dollar. Nice exterior same as the 60s cars, not to much show, but tons of go. Comfortable to drive , handles nice, smooth ride. This is a good IN YOUR FACE HOT ROD. Willing and able to take on any factory car in its price range [25 to 35 thousand dollars]. From idle to full RPMs this car will just pin you against the seats and hold you there till you let up. Gas mileage is good, about 24 MPG at 65 MPH and around 17 MPG in the city. I have had no issues or complaints at all. Now have 11,500 miles on it. No rattles, squeaks, Nothing
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Real Hot rod

by from WEST HAVEN, CT on March 5, 2007

I purchased this car in Feb 2005 and it now has 11000 miles on it. had no problems at all. It is a true modern hot rod, I have the 4 speed automatic and I do wish this had 1 more gear.. Ride is pretty...
I purchased this car in Feb 2005 and it now has 11000 miles on it. had no problems at all. It is a true modern hot rod, I have the 4 speed automatic and I do wish this had 1 more gear.. Ride is pretty solid and quiet and gas mileage is good for a car of this type,,I love the way the power hits when you hit the throttle, this thing will snap your head back at any speed the second you step on the pedel. This car is pure stock except for a Magnaflow Cat back system and a Brute Force cold air induction system ,this gave me an added 35 HP,,WHAT A RUSH
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Great car, but not excellent.

by from Buffalo, NY on October 25, 2006

I bought new a 2005 GTO. It has been in the shop a few times already for mechanical problems (passenger door lock stopped working, trunk light still does not work properly). For a $30,000+ vehicle, ...
I bought new a 2005 GTO. It has been in the shop a few times already for mechanical problems (passenger door lock stopped working, trunk light still does not work properly). For a $30,000+ vehicle, I would have expected a little more quality. However, for the price and performance, it can not be beat. If you like the 'sleeper' look, with high performance (better than 350z, Mustang GT, Charger), this is the car for you!
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Great Car

by from Boston on February 3, 2013

I have owned my '05 with a 6 speed manual for 2.5 years. The engine is fantastic. Very smooth and very strong. Car does not handle/corner very well, but it is very comfortable and has a big back seat ...
I have owned my '05 with a 6 speed manual for 2.5 years. The engine is fantastic. Very smooth and very strong. Car does not handle/corner very well, but it is very comfortable and has a big back seat that even people over 6 feet tall are comfortable in. (ie. great for kids, even with the 2 doors) The GTO is much more of a muscle car than sports car, but always fun to run thru the gears and you can throw it around a turn if you want to, but don't expect it to hold a turn like a true sports car or even the modern Camaro or Mustang. That said, the engine is so great that I can't say enough about it. It is smooth from 1,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and you can keep it in 1st gear up to 45 mph and cruise in 1st at 35 and the car seems very happy to do it. I'm very attached this car and plan to keep it for a very long time...
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