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#153515 - 04/06/05 01:50 AM '05 and '06 GTO
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What's going on with the goats. The '04 has 350 hp and the '05 has 400 hp and I've been told the '06 will be all wheel drive with 500hp. Is this true or what. My wife wants to trade her PT cruiser in for the 400hp version. Does anyone one know if the prices will go up on the '06.
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#153516 - 04/06/05 10:43 AM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Haven't heard anything yet with GM in a daze. There's a rumor that GM will allow RWD but no Zeta platform angines. I also want a GTO but I'm gonna wait and see.
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#153517 - 04/07/05 04:36 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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2006 will most likely be just a 2005 with minor upgrades. No AWD.

There is a redesign in 2007. Same LS2 engine but it will use a new Zeta-based platform.
This is what they are hoping for. GM is in a crunch and is cutting the labor force down quite a bit and is looking at cancelling RWD platforms due to lack of sales with the 04. I'm guessing if 05's sales aren't good or are worse, then the 2007 GTO won't happen.
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#153518 - 04/07/05 04:56 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Really? I thought it was the other way around. Oh well. Gotta get a GTO nonetheless.
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#153519 - 04/07/05 06:04 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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I thouht GM was dumping the Zeta platform, but GTO and Camaro/Chevelle will still be RWD.
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#153520 - 04/08/05 10:31 AM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Either way, you can't beat 400hp at $33,600....
I'm trying to save about $4k for a down payment at the end of the year. My wife can't drive a stick, so I'll have to get an automatic...Don't want to burn the clutch in that bad boy.....
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#153521 - 04/08/05 12:28 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Its worth it. I test drove one. I never drove a car that powerful before.
Everyone respected the car also when I had to turn out of the parking lot.

Only live once, dude. Go for it.
Me personally, I'm looking at a 05 Mustang. Only 300 but it felt less cheap than the GTO did.
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#153522 - 04/08/05 12:35 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Quote:
Originally posted by Austin GTP:
I thouht GM was dumping the Zeta platform, but GTO and Camaro/Chevelle will still be RWD.
Just read the news. You are correct.
They will still use the Australia's Zeta platform.

GM said it was nothing to do with the sales but they wanted to free resources so they can work on a new line of full-sized trucks.

Reality: Sales of the RWD cars are bad and they provide little bang-for-the-buck even if sales were to pick up. Let's drop that so we can focus on trucks. We can't fall further behind Ford and Dodge.
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#153523 - 04/11/05 05:00 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Quote:
Originally posted by TastyBake:
Its worth it. I test drove one. I never drove a car that powerful before.
Everyone respected the car also when I had to turn out of the parking lot.

Only live once, dude. Go for it.
Me personally, I'm looking at a 05 Mustang. Only 300 but it felt less cheap than the GTO did.

I have driven all 3 2005 Mustangs now - regular,GT and vert...They are WAYYYYYY cheaper than the GTO - inside and out...
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#153524 - 04/12/05 12:02 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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GTO or the '06 Shelby Cobra??????????

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#153525 - 04/17/05 09:12 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Where it stands now from everything Ive read, the GTO is dead after 06 or "on hiatus" unless they revive Zeta for North America OR import more holdens.

Zeta is NOT cancelled in australia or Europe and will underpin the next gen Holdens there but for NA its on hold. That includes plans for just about everything they were coming out with too, G8, RWD Monte and Impala, GTO, Camaro etc etc.

Camaro MAY see the light of day regardless considering the sucess of the 05 Mustang.

Tastybake, you have GOT to be kidding when you say the 05 Mustang felt less cheap than the 05 GTO.

Ive driven both the 05 GT and 04 GTO and the mustang interior cant hold a candle to the GTO for quality and fit/finish. Least not to teh 2 stang GTs I drove.
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#153526 - 05/03/05 04:02 AM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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call me crazy, but if I'm gonna spend $30-35k, I'm gonna get me an SSR...it might not have as much HP, but I dig that retractable roof and it looks cool...I know they're going for way more than that figure brand new, but they have plenty of leftovers from last year that they are discounting the blazes out of.
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#153527 - 05/03/05 07:41 AM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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I need the 4 seats - or I would have went for the Vette
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#153528 - 05/04/05 02:59 AM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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Same here. My wife wanted the SSR but I told her when need more seats to ride the baby. Get the GTO, less money, more power. 400 whp that is....... cheers devileek
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#153529 - 05/17/05 05:25 PM Re: '05 and '06 GTO
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I drove the SSR witht he LS2, and a stick. Much improved over the 04 but not a rocket because of the weight. It drove a lot better than the mags give it credit for (what else is new) but there is zero room for anything other than 2 bodies. yeah you have the bed but still. I felt a bit claustrophobic.

FWIW 06 GTO is same as 05 but with 2 new colors, darker red and that pontiac orange that was on the GPs last year maybe? Might be a few other small interior tweaks too.

no one knows yet if 07 will happen or not. Zeta is still being developed down under, just not in the US. The are looking at doing zeta light or maybe even sigma light or nothing at all until they can afford to. Maybe they will continue to import holdens.

Incidently sales of the 05 are about double what they were for 04 at this time.
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