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Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Coupe, Convertible
#1858 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [pony_pirate]
Feb 10, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Don't forget, people were paying MSRP and over to get the first 2004 GTO's too, which was crazy. Some were marked up $5k+ over MSRP. People were also "tickled pink" buying Honda Odyssey's in 2003, paying MSRP+ and waiting as long as 6 months for it. Personally I have never and will never pay MSRP for a car or wait for it, IMHO. Also ford didn't know that the V8 model would be that popular in 2005. historically it's been 63% V6 and 37% V8
They only made 11,069 GTO in 2005 vs nearly 200,000 Mustang in 2005. You chances of seeing a GTO will be quite slim. 18 Mustangs on the road for every 1 GTO. I don't see many GTO either. Most of the Mustangs are V6 that I see.
Feb 10, 2006 (1:21 pm)
just a hunch but im pretty sure the GT500 is going to run 4s - low 4s for the 60s
just a hunch
#1861 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [carlots101]
Feb 10, 2006 (1:34 pm)
carlots, the Mustang GT has been out for over a year and demand still exceeds supply. Ford simply can't build them fast enough.
Won't pay MSRP or wait for delivery of a car? I guess you won't be driving a Mustang GT (or Corvette, for that matter).
#1862 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [pony_pirate]
Feb 10, 2006 (1:42 pm)
It depends on your area of the country. As said, there are plenty of V6 mustangs sitting on lots by me, some of them for a long time, so sure looks to me like Ford Miscalculated the demand of the V8 model.
Sorry but you can buy a Vette for under MSRP and the 3 dealers by me have 2 to 3 on their lots. Not a problem. 1 of the dealers, which is the 2nd largest in NJ has at least 10 in stock. That dealer that I mentioned who has 15+ mustangs over the NY border.. 3 or 4 of them are the V8 models. Since this is the middle of winter in the Northeast with 6 to 12 inches of snow forecast for Sat. night, i'm sure they won't be moving anytime soon
#1863 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [pony_pirate]
Feb 10, 2006 (3:07 pm)
there are plenty of 06 GTs on the lot here; most are auto; deluxes are rare, as are sticks, but as for GTS there are plenty
look around even in your area Im sure you'll find at least a few
#1864 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [sigt1]
Feb 10, 2006 (3:21 pm)
Yes, there are plenty of GTO's on the lot too. My dealer has about 5. Those will be sitting too with this weather coming up.
#1865 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [carlots101]
Feb 10, 2006 (4:04 pm)
Here in Calif:
Vettes: take one month to order. Only the rare dealer willing to sell at MSRP. Don't see them on dealer lots (tho I don't go looking specifically for them). Source: associate of mine who just bought a new C06.
Mustang GT Premiums w/ manual tranny: generally have to be special ordered to get MSRP, taking 8-12 weeks (2 to 3 times longer than the Vette). Those few on lots are almost invariably marked up and gone within a week. Dealers are tricking up some, with add-on custom wheels, for instance, in order to charge even more. My local dealer hasn't had a GT on the lot for at least 6-8 weeks -- I know because he always parks it out front with balloons attached to the antenna when he has one, and I happen to drive by around every 7-10 days. (Have noticed the Rousch's stick around longer.)
See lots of new Vettes on the road. See very few GT's, some V6's. Have yet to notice a GTO, maybe because they look like insects.
#1866 of 2056 Re: GTO ... yuck! [pony_pirate]
Feb 10, 2006 (5:38 pm)
The Z06 vette usually has to be ordered and is MSRP or higher. Regular Vettes is what I meant by being plenty available here and under MSRP.
The GTO is a far more rare car then the Vette, 11,000 sold vs 40,000 Vettes sold. In my area the Vette is fairly common. I see some GTO's. As for looking like an insect? Thats a new one. More original then the usual grand-am or bloated Cavalier comments the bashers come up with .
I like telling people, (not car people) my Cavalier has a 400hp V8 Corvette engine in it. The look on their face is priceless.
#1867 of 2056 Question about Pontiac performance specs vs independent test
Feb 10, 2006 (6:13 pm)
On the main www.pontiac.com/gto
website, if you click on 'Click to
see how we beat the competition',
they say that the GTO did 0 to 60 (2005) in 6.0
seconds -- that doesn't seem so fast.
But in their pdf file at
www.pontiac.com/pdf/06Pontiac_GTO.pdf, they clearly state that the Pontiac GTO does 0 to 60 in a mere
4.6 seconds (the automatic). That
is a HUGE difference in performance.
So which number is closer to being
correct? How did they get the 4.6
number? on a track? Which number should we believe?
I'm trying to decide on a GTO or GT, and want to get to the bottom of this.
Thanks for your replies.