Flop No More - GTO Sales Turn Around in 2005

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  1. TriShield

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    More horsepower, scoops move GTOs

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    What do you do when your resurrected muscle car turns out to be a weakling in the marketplace? Add a pair of sleek hood scoops and some horsepower.

    Sales of the 400-hp Pontiac GTO -- 50 more than the 2004 model -- are up 76.9 percent through May, and dealers are short of the Australia-made coupes.

    Early sales had been disappointing since the December 2003 launch. For the first five months of 2004, GTOs sold at a rate that translated to just 7,300 a year -- well below GM's target of 16,000. This year, Pontiac says, it expects to sell 12,000 to 14,000.

    Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson says Los Angeles is the country's hottest GTO market -- an unusual feat for a General Motors car.


    Critics griped about the 2004 model, which didn't have hood scoops or true dual exhausts. Says Hopson: "We listened."

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    :bigthumb: now if they just made the exterior look like something other than a cavalier with hood scoops :o
     
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    when in doubt... add hood scoops.
     
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    Last year was the time to buy if you wanted to find one ridiculously cheap.
     
  7. Gunslinger

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    Did they really think they were going to sell when jackass dealers were marking them up a few grand?????
     
  8. :wtc:
     
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    hottest GTO market, yet you still don't see very many on the road.. Which can be a good thing.
     
  10. Master Shake

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    Too bad a payment would prolly be 350 or more for me:sad2: I really want one.
     
  11. How much where the 04s going for new?
     
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    this coming from someone who was considering cancelling his order :hs:
     
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