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Thinking of getting a new GTO anyone have pros and cons on them.

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Sorry, to me they aren't a GTO, I've owned a 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968. The new GTO has a Chevy motor, not a Pontiac V8, and it looks nothing like a GTO of any year. Nothing sounds like the old 389 with Tri-power opening up while speed shifting in to second gear.
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Yes nothing will ever sound like that now from the factory, also nothing will burn oil like an ole GTO when it had 50,000 miles on it. The new ones are a whole new bread. Same goes for all the late 60's 70's cars that have made a come back. I suppose no one can answer that unless they own or have driven one. For sure they will handle better than the old ones to say the least. Its a good way to find your youth again go for it!

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My 1967 GTO had 167,000 miles (hard miles) on it before I traded it. I don't remember it burning much oil at all.

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I pine for the 1967 model I once owned.
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On Mon, 16 May 2005 20:53:29 -0400, "James C. Reeves"

I pine for the 1970 Trans Am, as well. But we both know it's not going to come back.
I also pine for a 1920 Ford Model T, where you could buy one for $200. But we both know it's not going to come back.
I'd go with a GTO, were it legal to own one in Canada. Nothing, and I repeat, NOTHING is as sweet as a RWD manual transmission car. That's why BMW rules.
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says...

Pros: Powerful engine, smooth shifting 6-speed manual trans 4-wheel independent suspension and good handling Interior quality thats above anything GM USA makes Agressive exhaust note
Cons: Corporate LS2 engine instead of a REAL Pontiac engine ongoing electrical/computer problems with the gauge cluster axle shaft problems manual trans that pops out of gear(ongoing problem on T56 trans since its introduction in the early 90's) no trunk space jellybean styling replacement parts in short supply(don't get into an accident!)
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Tim wrote:

Plastic new car trying to be a decent car. Basically a fancy looking RWD GM car(what a novel concept!) with a big engine.
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No more plastic than any other current model.

Exactly what the original Pontiac GTO was, except it wasn't all that fancy looking. It was a Tempest LeMans with a few badges, a couple of fake hood scoops and Tiger Paw Redline tires. The '64 Tri-power coupe I owned could go like hell in a straight line, handled on a par with its contemporaries, couldn't stop worth a damn. How could it? It had the same size drums as the Corvair.
One poster commented on the sound of the Pontiac engine. Yep, at idle it had a bass burble similar to a Harley. At speed kicking in the two end carbs made you believe it was attempting to suck in the hood, fenders and all. That's what sold me the car. I was 24.
The only thing wrong with the Aussie GTO is the price and the gas guzzler tax slapped on the automatics. Otherwise it is superior to the original ... 4 wheel disc brakes, 6 speed manual transmission, good wheels and radial tires, and as strong an engine as can be found in any GM auto. Face it, Pontiac hasn't produced its own engines for almost 3 decades.
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Now that you mention it...why is it so expensive?

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Oh, there is a third thing wrong with the current GTO ... I don't own one. But that's true of a lot of current makes and models.
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