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Friend is thinking about getting a new car .... SHE is thinking about the new GTO and I am recommending the SRT (for shits n giggles). She will like to know the pros and cons of the 04/05 GTO vs. the 04/05 SRT besides the price.

Anyone here know of this information so I can help her out in buying her very first new car.

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From what I've seen in straight out performance, the SRT is about even or slightly faster. But honestly I like GTO's they're just plain nicer rides. But they're big beasts not nimble like an SRT. Can't compare the two cars in my opinion its drivers choice.
 

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I agree, your talking big V8 vs turbo 4. totally different driving experience. Drivers call all the way. Oh ahh factor would probably go to the GTO but damn they are $$$. Has whe though about a new 'stang. They look pretty tight too.
 

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why even ask this ? don't u know anything yourself about cars? apples & oranges

the diffs are night and day between the 2.

tell her that...and stop being lazy and do your own research
 

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The 04 gto's runs about a 13.6 in the quarter mile and has 350 hp. The 05 gto's have the new ls2 v8 in it creating 400 hp. Its the same engine as in the new c6 corvette, so it will be running about the same times. So it will be a lot faster then the stock srt-4. Only problem with the gto is the cost, but its a sweet ride.
 

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kevin in okinawa said:
why even ask this ? don't u know anything yourself about cars? apples & oranges

the diffs are night and day between the 2.

tell her that...and stop being lazy and do your own research
Umm No I don't know shit about cars :jester: , she'll like to get peoples opinions. Here I am helping her out. She'll like to know reliability and such since she doesn't know any real time owners. I know it's apples n oranges but its the knowledge from what everyone has in here I would like to forward off to her. Of course the car is A V8 (even i know that one), to me the interior is all right and is $13,000 more then our cars but what about the other important stuff .... the reliability and what owners/people who drove it think.

I just wanted to get feed-back from people here because I know everyone's knowledge in here. You all helped me out a lot with your intelligence in the past and was just asking what you heard / think about this car.

Thanks again everyone :thumbsup:
 

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You're not gonna get reliability answers on GTO's from us. The LS1 is a good engine. Our cars are also pretty reliable.
 

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My friend had a party a few weeks ago and i stopped by, a girl there had a brand new automatic GTO and everyone was crowding around it in awe. Apparently her dad owned a huge car dealership in town, so she also had an escalade. She was nice enough to take me for a ride and I enjoyed it alot. Ill stick to my 2.4l turbo instead of the 5.7l V8 I already have one of those in my van and It eats gas, and breaks alot but thats a chevy for you. I was itching to run with her GTO just to see what it actually had, but she wouldnt have it. Maybe next time
 

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Stock for stock im pretty sure its a drivers race but thats for the 04s. If reports are right, the 05's with the ram air will be eating our SRTs for breakfast lunch and dinner. If she were too get a GTO, which i would probably say get one if she could afford it, i would wait for the 05's cause i have a feeling there going to be badass. Someone posted some pics of what its suppose to be and it looks tight. But if money is a problem, which it kind of was for me, and probably alot of people on here, Go with the SRT. It is quick and it draws attention, good and bad.
 

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SRT ------------------vs---------------- GTO
Faster-------------------------------------Slower
Better looking-------------------------------Ugly
Gas saver---------------------------------Gas Hog
FWD better in snow---------------RWD better at roasting :rofl:
4 Doors EZ access-------2 Doors Cramp space in back (no fun time :crying: )
Awesome WHOOSH------------------------Big rumble
Not as bad at artacting the po po.--------Attracts them
Price $17k-23k------------------Im too poor to afford one... $35k-40k
Could buy 2 SRT for price of 1 GTO--GTO is not an original Pontiac Body style
5spd Manual ONLY--------------Auto 4, or 6spd, (6spd is teh coolest)
Faily Easy to mod.-----------EZ to mod due to all the Aftermarket for the LS1
Nice wheels-----------------------------Ugly Wheels
Insurence isnt THAT bad...-----Insurence will own u harder than ur g/f in bed
HEAD ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!------------NO HEAD ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Put TV in car... play halo on long rides.-----Cant do that! too cramped...
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I hope this kinda helps a lil but.. but these are just my opinions... I personaly look down and FROWN oppon the new GTO's. Just last night a black one pulled up and was like "Wanna race" i was like no. he started talking his car up like it was the fastest thing out there. then i busted his ego by saying "their nice, but id rather have a neon." Suprizingly he said "SRT-4?" i said yes.. he said "I have a blue 04'" I was like kool, he said its much quicker then the GTO (moddesd stage II and all the good stuff). i said sweet. then he said "Yeah its my daily beater"

But anyway i would honestaly take the SRT over the GTO, and i would take the SRT over A N Y C O R V E T T E ! ! ! But i would take a viper over the SRT. I hate vettes,.... i see at least 4 every day... But i wouldnt mind having a WS6 or SS camaro.. But i am partial to the spooling and whoosh sound... that all turbo vehicals bestowe oppon us.

These are my opinions. call me wack idc you be lookin at the back of meh lil neon.
 

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I found this on some forum my friend belongs to. Those herbs worship that peice of crap Cobalt SS.

http://www.co59.com/modules.php?nam...ic&t=306&sid=737d722bd1fa2c14081432fa663dabb0

If this is actually made I would sell all of my worldly possessions for one. That car looks pretty bad ass. The GTO isnt a bad car at all considering the 05s are getting a nice little power boost. Tell that chick to if anything get an 05. If she can, tell her to get a beater car until that sweet judge hits the roads.
 

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Tell her if she has $30k burning in her pocket, she can go get a used M3 and put almost everyone to shame.
 

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mikebrink28 said:
Tell her if she has $30k burning in her pocket, she can go get a used M3 and put almost everyone to shame.
LOL i like you,.. now i would only take 3 cars over the SRT. a GN, a viper and a M3.

Its weird, its the way i am.
 

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Maybe it's just me but I'm not into the cavilier, sunfire, grand prix look. Well that's the combination I see when I look at a GTO. The car weighs around 3773 lbs and it does have a lot of horse to back it up but I just don't care for the look. The reason I even made a comment is because my aunt's husbands brother has one and they think it's the shit. And her husband looks at my srt-4 as if it couldn't run with and escort. So I really would like to roast that car. Just need stage 2 and some other stuff to make a sure fire win between the two. I like the look of the mazda rx 8 though. Damn that car looks sweet.
 

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Thank thank you everyone! this is exactly what I needed ... your opinions, honesty and your knowledge. She is here reading all your opinions for thoses who "bashed" it she is gonna get it any way (05's). Now I'll have to see how my car will hold up with hers in a race.



I'll let you all know ... btw, that "06" GTO looks fucken bad ass ! Once again thank you everyone you been a lot of help.

Jack
 

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GTO no...............

It looks like a Gran prix for christ sakes.......................very disappointing looks.
 

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Hmm GTO-Grandprix
SRT4-Neon....

In my opinion the GTO is nice becuase its a friggin powerful v8. Theres something about a v8 that no I4 could never have. However its a step behind the other companies. For example the automatic is charged gas guzzler tax. There is always the Chrysler300c/dodge magnum. They are also pretty fast and the 300c has a nice interior. Tell her to go test drive. ONe of them will feel natural
 

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I fail to see how the GTO would attract the police considering it's so bland but a giant wing and a boy racer body kit on a Neon wouldn't?

But she should wait for the 05 if she's going to do anything(although I'm now seeing GTOs for around 27k now brand new).

Ill stick to my 2.4l turbo instead of the 5.7l V8 I already have one of those in my van and It eats gas, and breaks alot but thats a chevy for you. I was itching to run with her GTO just to see what it actually had, but she wouldnt have it. Maybe next time
You have an LS1 in your van? I some how doubt this.
 
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