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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
#309 of 317 Re: Just bought a Torrid Red '06 6-Speed. [hammen2]
Sep 13, 2007 (8:53 am)
Do you know of any good pedders dealers in the Washington DC area?
I am taking in my GTO tomorrow to the dealer. It has developed a whining sound (like cicadas) that is worse when I accelerate. I also noticed some reddish/brown fluid leaking slightly from one of two pipes on the right front underside of the engine. I can also see some stutt rub on the front right but this may have happened before my alignment a couple of months ago. I want them to check the front rod radius bushings and have them show them to me at the service.
#310 of 317 2006 Pontiac GTO trim
Sep 14, 2007 (11:04 am)
Does anyone know if the GTO imprinted trim (at the bottom of the rear bumper that wraps/integrates with the exhaust pipes) get matching body color treatment for 2005/2006? I don't think so, no matter what color as I recall it being a contrasting black color with the GTO imprint. I ask because I'm looking at a 'blazen orange metallic' and it's the first I've seen without the contrasting black trim. First thought I had is that it must've been repaired and repainted.
#311 of 317 Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO trim [ssguy69]
Sep 22, 2007 (10:01 am)
good question, ssguy69. go over to ls1gto site and look for some pictures and maybe that will tell you the answer?
my 05 was indeed repaired (cyclone grey) and i elected to have the aussie rear-bumper-bottom-cover installed instead. it is black and does not say G T O . also it has a square thing in the middle, a little doorway thing that maybe is there to accomodate a trailer-hitch. ?
btw, i think the blazing orange color is awesome. but i'm color-blind, lacking most of the green-receiver cones so i'm probably not seeing the same color as you no matter what i'm looking at.
#312 of 317 Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO trim [ssguy69]
Sep 24, 2007 (7:03 am)
Some people have painted that rear insert. You are correct in that none came painted from the factory. If you are looking at one that has been painted, don't just assume it was repaired. Some people just like the painted insert look (not me, however) and that owner may have been one of them.
#313 of 317 Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO trim [hquakers]
Sep 24, 2007 (2:38 pm)
I appreciate the feedback and a person repainting the insert is an option and then there is the case that a GTO that could've been in an accident can be repaired to exterior factory specs. I'd rather have the standard factory appearance and take care of changes myself. In the end I passed on that GTO. Keeping my eyes open for the right one.
#314 of 317 Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO trim [ssguy69]
Sep 25, 2007 (9:19 am)
Absolutely keep your eye out. There are some good deals out there, but the prices are going up a little (as far as I can tell). At about April/May they could be had for about $17k with ~30k on the odo. Now, one with the same mileage would be about $18-19k. I looked for several months before I found one at a good price that was well taken care of. Check autotrader, vehix, and the local AutoMart mags as there's always a GTO hidden somewhere. Good luck.
#315 of 317 Had the GTO in my hands and let it slip away
Mar 22, 2008 (12:02 am)
I'm in mourning.
I had located in Massachusetts a silver six-speed 2006 GTO with 10,600 miles. The dealer was willing to let it go for 24,750. I had never driven a GTO prior to visiting the dealer and boy what a surprise. The car is a power house! I felt like I went on an amusement ride after I test drove it. Right there my mind said: 'this car is so impractical - what!? with all that power- at a time when gas is so expensive' and I told the dealer no. Then next day called back said I'd take it, called another day again and said no and then called and said yes and lastly called and said no. In the end I went to look at another car (Acura TL) that I thought I'd like but I kept thinking about the GTO. Unfortunately the dealer had sold the car when I called. I'm now here in mourning. I'm gonna get a GTO because I'm smitten and it's a rare ride. Somebody pass me a tissue please. ;-(
#316 of 317 Re: Had the GTO in my hands and let it slip away [ssguy69]
Mar 22, 2008 (3:34 am)
What a shame! Depending on how and where you drive the gas mileage is not so bad, especially for the engine size. It is probably only 2-3 mpg different to the TL, which is just a few hundred bucks a year.
#317 of 317 Re: Had the GTO in my hands and let it slip away [ssguy69]
Mar 22, 2008 (8:54 am)
What are you worried about? There's a dozen listed on cars.com within a couple hundred miles of Boston. There's another half dozen on E-Bay. You might even find a new one left on a dealer's lot if you look hard enough. Worst case scenario, wait a few months and buy a G8 when the prices come down...