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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
Aug 07, 2005 (1:25 pm)
I just recently purchased a new 2005 GTO. I bought a new one in 1967 and had it for 15 years and have regretted selling it ever since. I always said if Pontiac ever
came out with another GTO I would get one This one is a honkin beast right out of the box! The power and acceleration is awesome! The Auto Trans shifts quick, crisp and flawlessly. It would blow the doors off the 67 I had stock for stock, and the 67 was no slouch...It surpasses the Ram Air 360 HP versions of the old days.
The fit and finish is excellent and the car is solid and tight and everything works
like it should....Kudos to the builders in Australia. I love the huge dual chrome
exhaust outlets and the deep tone rumble the system produces. The 200 watt stereo system will blow your ears out without distortion when cranked up.
I intend to keep this one and pass it down to my sons, as someday this one will also be a classic....The GTO is back!...In Spades!
#3205 of 4353 Re: Cyclone Gray GTO [gottabgto]
Aug 07, 2005 (2:16 pm)
that light on your dash is for the running lights.
it is always on.
although they are both green, the fog light and running light indicators are different, although they look similar. You can remove the running lights by taking out one of the fuses. search back about 50 pages, and it'll tell you how. hope you like the car.
John in Fort Myers, FL
#3206 of 4353 rubber hood scoop plugs
Aug 07, 2005 (4:00 pm)
those rubber plugs are supposed to be there? from what i can see ,they block 100% of airflow/air-venting through the hood-vents that i call 'faux scoops'. i am really not impressed by anything relating to these hood-vent/scoops. i'll get over it!
#3207 of 4353 Re: Cyclone Gray GTO [john_in_swfla]
Aug 07, 2005 (5:09 pm)
John - thanks!
You are correct - it is the running light indicator.
You can turn it off by turning the dial.
The fog light indicator does look slightly different.
I had read this info when I first got the car but obviously not in great detail.
You saved me a trip to the dealer (not to mention some embarrassment ).
#3208 of 4353 uneven tire wear
Aug 07, 2005 (11:10 pm)
I have about 25K on my 04 GTO, and I've noticed about 5K ago that tires are wearing unevenly. If I slide hand around surface of tires, I can feel smooth bumps on each thread-same side is on each thread is higher than other side. There is no uneven wear from inside to outside. It is now making a noise in slow speed, and slight vibration while driving. I know this will get worse and I will have to replace tires soon.
This is the same problem I had experienced in my old Catera, which cost me several sets of tires. I had this problem also with VW Golf a while back. I don't believe this is an alignment problem, and someone told me that it is shock or strut problem. With my Catera, dealer wouldn't install new shocks, and charged me for a couple of new alignments, but it didn't cure the problem.
Any one experiencing the same problem?
#3209 of 4353 Re: New 05 GTO [blackflag3]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:09 am)
The 2005 GTO is the fastest, most powerfull GTO ever made STOCK from the factory. Remember that Ram Air 360hp was Net hp, prior to 1972. It is really like 280 to 290 hp today in the SAE rated hp.
#3210 of 4353 Re: Cyclone Gray GTO [gottabgto]
Aug 08, 2005 (8:26 am)
The display is one of those annoying things, like the MPH indicator. On the RSX I used to own the cruise control had a big bright green display right in my line of sight to the gauges when it was on. Don't know why manufacturers need to inform me of things I already know. And then to do it in such annoying ways. Sheesh.
#3211 of 4353 Re: New 05 GTO [gxpgtodanman]
Aug 08, 2005 (9:08 am)
You are certainly correct in your statement. The only cars that compare with this GTO in the power and accelleration dept. that one could order from the factory for every day driving were the Camaro/Nova/Chevelle SS 396 equipped with the L-78 engine option. Not to mention the 427/454 versions back in the 60's and early 70's. The Dodge/Plymouth 426 "Street" Hemi's of those days were also in this category. Ford's "Boss 429's" didn't quite measure up to the afforementioned.
There were others I haven't mentioned that were very impressive in those days
such as the 302 Z-28 Camaros that could give the big block beasts a run for their money....The new GTO is now in the company of those big block beasts that prowled the streets of the old days...That is saying volumns comparing stock for stock from the factories.
#3212 of 4353 Re: Cyclone Gray GTO [elkiii]
Aug 08, 2005 (11:06 am)
That is annoying.
You can take the cluster off and put a piece of black electrical tape over the LED and put the cluster back on. That is a pain. I heard the dealer can make it less brighter?
#3213 of 4353 Sport Appearance Package
Aug 08, 2005 (12:07 pm)
This is my first post. I'm replacing my Prelude soon, and i'm leaning towards the M6 GTO. Is it possible to get just part of the Sport Appearance Package and not the rest (the front fascia only)? Also, can you still get the hood scoop delete on the '05's?
Thanks for the help!