new gen GTO owners, ive got a question..

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  1. Fareo

    Fareo New Member

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    im considering getting a '04 in a bout a year or year and half,

    anything you can complain about?
    anything i should look for when buying?
    any pointers?
    Pros - Cons?

    i know im alil far off from buying, but i was just wondering..

    thanx :x:
     
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    Supernoma servus publicae OT Supporter

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    Some 04 and 05s have water leaks, only a big deal if you find out your have a leaky car during a hellacious rain storm.
    It is a alot more work to run the auxilary gauges in an 04 then it is in an 05 (05 is pre-wired for the gauges)
    The shifter for the manual transmission is kinda vague. If you're going to modify your car, this will be a something you'll want to address.

    Watch out for paint damage, the paint on GTOs is not the toughest stuff.
     
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    What he said... I have an 04 and don't have any water leaks or other problemss, and it doensn't sound common, but I have heard about it. As for the car, I really like it. Modding is going well so far:coold: Overall I really like it. You can put people in the back if you need to, and it can really move when it needs to.

    Also, you don't really get harassed by the ricers on the road because most don't know what it is. The people that do want to run on the street generally are more informed about cars and usuially have something that a little more up to the challenge that a pathetic stock 94 civic with a wing and fartpipe.
     
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    Oh, yeah... Go to www.ls1gto.com... that's where we all hang out. Lots of good info there.
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    I love my 05 so far. No water leaks as far as I can tell and my paint is holding up for the time being. The only gripes with the car I have are a Sqeaky driver's seat (I think there is a TSB on this issue) and the fact that the little side vents do not defrost or defog the side windows.
     
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    Every few months I get into a GTO kick... I keep looking fo a used 2005 - red. I had a choice... graduate school or car. I chose school.

    I'll stick with the CL-S for another five years or so...
     
  7. Fareo

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    ya i found my way there the other day, thanx..

    i have plenty of time to search, i just started saving for the down payment and im gonna wait for the 04s to drop alil more in price..

    thanks for the help guys :wavey:
     
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    2 friends of mine have gto's. an 04 and an 05. The 04 has been beaten to shit, snapped shifter, blown out speakers, effed up irs, and warped rotors.

    The kid put it through a lot and its still holding up.
     
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    :run: ahk, waiting sux someone give me $5k for a down payment... :o
     
  10. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    Its only been 14 days...how do you plan to make it at least another 351?
     
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    technicaly its been like 746 days.. casue i wanted one when the first came out :o ..

    but im just venting, i plan on fixing my thermastat on my 67 charger and hot rodding it around untill i get the cash saved up. ive just run into some unexpected cost that i have to get first before i save for my down payment.

    but ill get one, oh yes i will.. and when i do you guys will be the first to know :x:
     
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    Go buy my 04 GTO. Dealer has it for 21,995 :o
     
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    Black98GPGT im back....

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    I have no problems with mine,but I barely have any stock engine parts..
     

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