I can't rave enough about the GTO

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by thewise1, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. thewise1

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    I realize not everyone will agree and that's fine, enjoy whatever you drive or want to drive. For me, though... wow. I love this car.

    I thought I loved the Lexus... in hindsight it was still a very nice car, handled better, was plenty quick enough to get in trouble, but meh, it didn't have the same level of eccentricity that the GTO has. I didn't pull up to a gas station and have random people coming up to me and complimenting me on my car. I didn't have folks in classic vehicles giving me the thumbs up. I couldn't set off every alarm in the parking garage by simply depressing the accelerator for a moment, and then returning to the still aggressive but relatively quiet idle that I had a moment before.

    I've driven a lot of vehicles in my time, and there are obviously far nicer cars out there than mine. It's not perfect, but for the $31.5k I spent on it, I don't know of a single vehicle that could make me WANT to go drive as much as this car does.

    You know those meter lights on the freeway? Those used to be annoying, because you'd have to wait in line, but now they are a treat, merely another chance to accelerate and get that rush again.

    So yeah. If you're looking for a performance vehicle that is affordable for the common man, check into one. It's well worth what you pay. :cool:

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  2. RyRy

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    What color did you get?
     
  3. Gyromite

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    GTOs are nice. Interior is killer. I agree I wish they were lighter.
     
  4. thewise1

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    Mine is red... although I prefer black, I bought it for the car, not the looks, and I still like it in red :big grin:
     
  5. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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    I love driving my LS1 everyday :bigthumb:
     
  6. mucky

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    I wish they came with a factory sunroof. :o
     
  7. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    yes its worth the money...but there is a lot more to a car than stragiht line acceleration
     
  8. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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    i'm so fucking jealous. :(
     
  9. Infiltrator

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    I would like to have one but I'm some time away getting a new car and gas prices are making me shy way from the 6 liter.
     
  10. thewise1

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    I do find myself looking up sometimes and immediately missing the sunroof the lexus had. But then I give it some more gas and that fleeting thought disappears :o
     
  11. DJ

    DJ PECKAH OT Supporter

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    I'm jealous, I want one :hs:
     
  12. HardTech

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    why'd you pick that over the Subaru STi?
     
  13. thewise1

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    Yeah, every time I come up to a right turn I cringe and hope I'm not going to die




















    Seriously though, you have no idea of that which you speak, sir
     
  14. PlasticPants

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    I just wish they weren't so damn ugly.
     
  15. thewise1

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    Does punching it hard put a huge grin on your face and make your heart rate rise still? :x:
     
  16. Gyromite

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    Common response of a person who has a car that gets its ass handed to it in straight line acceleration.
     
  17. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    problem is, they are ugly as fuck.....:hs:
     
  18. thewise1

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    There are 400 reasons why under the hood :)
     
  19. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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    hell yes, my SS is 4 yrs old and I still enjoy it just as much as when I got it
     
  20. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    and you have no idea what other people want...you like the car...AWESOME...now shut the fuck up and stop pushing your opinoin on others.

    So far there are 2 views you push your opinion on people...disregarding other people's wants a) marriage b) cars whats next you are going to force poeple to fuck fatties just because you do?
     
  21. Gyromite

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    Ugly or boring looking? I don't see anything ugly about it, it's just rather bland IMO.
     
  22. HardTech

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    it's not like the STi is slow. It probably handles better and has AWD + turbo :dunno:
     
  23. thewise1

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    It actually gets better mileage than my 3 liter lexus did... and it's not fully broken in yet.
     
  24. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo Sensational Moderator Super Moderator

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    stop making me want one damn it :madfawk:
     
  25. The cars not about handling and/or straight line acceleration :hsugh:
     

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