Pontiac GTO Sports

GTO

All new for 2004, the GTO is built by GM subsidiary, Holden in Australia. Based on the existing Monaro platform, the GTO features the C5 Corvette's LS1 Gen III V8 engine. The standard powertrain is a performance-tuned Hydra-Matic automatic, with a Tremec close-ratio six-speed manual as the only optional feature. Other standard equipment includes a dual exhaust with twin converters, Bosch three-channel traction control system, W-rated 17- tires, and Blaupunkt 200-watt 10-speaker sound system. The GTO has a true 2+2-seating configuration, with interior appointments such as machine-drilled pedals, satin nickel trim, leather seats with side bolsters, and color-coordinated sport gauges.

User Reviews (5)

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05gtojohn   [Jan 26, 2007]
Model Reviewed: GTO
Strength:

400HP / 400FTLB of torque, 6 spd, Interior quality, sleeper looks, brakes, price for what you get, I have to many other things to list but no room!

Weakness:

Trunk space , stock stereo , getting in/out of the back seat

Bought the car pre-owned w/ 3600 mi. Great car & couldn't beat the price. What else is out there with 400HP , 4 seats for way less than 30K ? I tell people who ask about the car that's it's a Vette with 4 seats! I love the 6spd. Drove it from NY to NC and avg'd 26 mpg! This car is great on the long stretch. It's is a sleeper, no one pays much attention until you put your foot down!I love this car! It puts a big grin on my face when some wacko thinks he'll pass me & I don't let him!

Similar Products Used: 1985 Monte SS w/ 400HP 383 stroker ,
1986 Olds 442 - stock
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
wnbgto   [Sep 15, 2006]
Model Reviewed: Pontiac/GTO
Strength:

LS2, 400 hp, 400 lb/ft of torque. Nuff said. Interior, stereo, sleeper looks, exhaust sound.

Weakness:

Weight, fuel consumption.

Great car! Was set to buy a Mustang, but dealers wanted to play games. So next day went to look at the GTO. I am so glad I did. A true Mustang KILLER. Great power, would most likely run with the Vette if it were not so heavy. Typical GM paint (not good). Very upscale interior, with comfortable seats both front and back. Stereo is very good when ajusted correctly. Bought the car at Walnut Creek Pontiac/GMC in California. Was old inventory so I got a $5000 discount. Dealer was great no hasles. I have not used there service yet. My very first car was a 69' 396 chevelle. 375 hp, chambered exhaust, solid lifters and a 780 holly carb. The 06' GTO is the only car that I have owned that almout as quick. Of course the brakes and handling is much better on the GTO. The old muscle cars were only good for straight line. I would recomend this car to anyone interested in a high performance car.

Similar Products Used: 69'396 chevelle, 70' 350 camaro, 75' trans am, 98 Z28 camaro, 99 Ford lightening.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Mike Orzel   [Aug 03, 2006]
Model Reviewed: GTO
Strength:

Very fast and powerful engine. Exhaust system is not too muted, and produces a great, intimidating growl at idle, which evolves into a lovely roar at higher RPM's, but the cabin is well insulated so the interior noise is suprisingly quiet. Very soft leather seats in the front, and the back. Back seat has two seats that are actually comfortable to sit in, with REAL leg room, and AC to boot!

Weakness:

Trunk is extremely small. Stock stereo system leaves much to be desired. Could come from the factory with a darker window tint. Definately not the most fuel economical vehicle on the road- aproximately 15 miles to the PREMIUM gallon.

Great car! Lots of fun to drive, and comfortable to boot! 400hp and that much torque can't be beat for the price.

Similar Products Used: 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS
1996 Ford Mustang GT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
blen   [Jun 28, 2006]
Model Reviewed: GTO
Strength:

400 HP of strenght with his Cousin 400 ft/lb.
Great seat room.. Great stereo (turn up the amp) Great layout.

Weakness:

Paint has "dirt " in it. Wheel clearance not what it should be. Doesnt rub.. but in a few years it might. Fixable.

So far so good.
They apparently knocked out the couple kinks the 2004 had. Power is incredible. But you'd expect that it could leave Mudstang GTs in the dust. What you wouldnt expect is how comfortable it is. You could take your 3 tall guy friends from chicago to Las Vegas in this car. Well as long as they packed lightly, trunk space isnt HUGE. SO, i've had it a month. Nothing wrong when purchased. So far i've had a button stop working.
Only bad thing about the car is here i had to deal with CUTTER PONTIAC WAIPAHU. THey suck.. horrible people horrible service department more con artist than is typical for car dealer. I am driving across the island to a different dealer now for service.

Similar Products Used: Mudstang GT, srt8s, 70 GTO, 72 Chevelle, 68 Vette, Caddy STS and eldo.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
MTBDOC   [Jun 11, 2005]
Model Reviewed: GTO
Strength:

LS2 Engine: aluminum block V8, 400hp; Tremec T-56 6 speed tranny; IRS; SUPERB interior

Weakness:

Stereo

2005 GTO...what can I say. This is a performance coupe w/ so much more. I am a Mustang guy since the 60's. I was prepared to buy a 2005 GT, but the dealers were too greedy, sending me about to sample the other cars out there. The GTO absolutely floored me. To those who don't know, this is NOT a Pontiac, but a Holden Monaro imported from Australia. It is fast, quiet, comfortable, and refined. The 400hp LS2 motor is a delight. The styling may be a bit bland, but as I get older, this is less important to me. After all, BMW and Mercedes styling is generally pretty bland. And those are the real competitors of this beast. Negatives: standard stereo is awful. Rear seat access is bad...but once you get into those rear seats, they are GREAT! Honest-to-God adults can sit in the back with comfort, UNLIKE the Mustang, 350Z, etc. I challenge anyone to go for a SERIOUS test drive of this car...experience the upscale interior, the POWER, the total package...and make your own decisions. Currently this car is THE BARGAIN in performance vehicles. Enough for someone who has NEVER owned a GM product in 48 yrs to go out and buy one!

Similar Products Used: Too many to count!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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