This Car is the Performance Value of the Year (and maybe 06 too)

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  1. TriShield

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    It's the Real Deal, as far as we're concerned - and the Autoextremist High-Performance Value of the Year.

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    Yes, we know that the new Corvette is considered to be the "accepted" high-performance value in the world right now, and the Mustang GT is sensational buzz generator in its own right, too, but when looking for the most bang for our high-performance buck, we'd take the Pontiac GTO all day long for about 20 grand less than the Corvette.

    In revisiting the 2005 version of the GTO, the fact that it has an LS2 V8 with 400HP is more than significant, especially if you tend to do any kind of serious speeding at all (who, us? - ed.). When operating in an environment filled with radar-toting cowboys comfortably operating as arbitrary, on-the-spot tax collectors - it's nice to adopt the lowest profile possible. And for that reason alone we've adjusted to the looks and appreciate the fact that the original (and still the best) GTO looked like nothing more than a Tempest with blackwall tires anyway, so the fact that the '05 version is subtle isn't so bad after all.

    On top of everything else, the GTO still has one of the nicest interiors in the business, which is where you spend all of your time. The Pontiac GTO is for serious drivers who prefer high-performance substance over gimmick-laden flash, people who also understand that 400HP and rear-wheel-drive for less than $34,000 is the closest thing to a steal that there is in the market today.

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  2. Light Speed

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    :hsughno: thats a nice grand am
     
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    I would gladly drive one of those. Although I think if I was going to put down the money on one I would seriously consider the Mustang GT as well.
     
  5. Light Speed

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    :rofl: jun 2004 crew ftw
     
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    I like ehm and from what I see they handle excellent as well.

    I'll probably never own one, but fuck the haters anyway :hsd:

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    One of the few GM cars that I would buy.
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    :werd:

    That, the Corvette and the CTS-V are about the only ones I would drive. :hsd:
     
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    id drive it, one of the best gm interiors evar
     
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    Yeah but how are the sales?

    high performance, has to look meaner... :hs: I like it this way but most people buying domestic sports cars want them to look that way.

    I think the Neon is a bargain too..
     
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    Jeremy Clarkson and the rest of Top Gear absolutely love this car too. If that isn't a ringing endorsement I don't know what is.
     
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    My Mustang has close to 90,000 miles on it. It has never done me wrong. :dunno:
     
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    proof that the world won't accept an ugly duckling with a good heart
     
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    :werd:

    They hate almost everything. :o
     
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    I think the problem with sales stems from its bland looks and its price point, which is too high IMHO.

    If they would have priced it closer to the Mustang, they'd never be able to keep em on the lots.
    Now, they are having trouble giving them away.
     
  20. Tony Stark

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    actually the quality on those things are pretty decent since it has a reliable LS1/2 motor, and the car wasnt' assembled by american workers
     
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    technogeeky It just turned his world upsidedownface.

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    Shhh, this is damaging to his argument. :mamoru:
     
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    WBLeMaster My ass was swollen shut. I never saw you, but you

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    I've never noticed the front end of those things before that picture... there at the bottom... I'm confused.
     
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  25. Mercury

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    Nice comment from someone who doesn't understand shit about the car.

    That's about as ignorant as someone's fucking grandmother asking some shit like whether an M5 is a Cadillac.
     

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