Pontiac GTO 2004-2006 - thinking of getting a 04 GTO. NEED some help.




david068513
11-22-2007, 03:50 PM
OK well me and my Dad were talking and we think mom should get a GTO. Its still a nice car and with me now being able to drive on my own we don't need the big SUV (tahoe). She doesn't like cars that much anymore cause of the wreck she had when I was little the truck she was in pretty much saved her the other person in a saturn was in critial for 6 months. Well we have finially talked her into another car. We want to get a 04 GTO cause they are cheaper( can't afford the ls2 cars). Is theere anyone wrong with thease cars? any major problems? I also heard you had to run premium in them or you get a rod nock? true? I have a 92 z28 with a vortec headed 350, my father has a 80 C10 with 355, shiftkit, headers ETC..., well we want something that would be fast but still nice and not a pain to drive everyday. leather power options etc. are these good cars?
thanks


GoatChzLS1
11-22-2007, 03:55 PM
The cars are great. Best GM interior ever, quick for the weight and fun to drive.

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:01 PM
The cars are great. Best GM interior ever, quick for the weight and fun to drive.
:devil:

thank you. I didn't expect such a quick response. Also is the back seat pretty roomy? My Dad thinks its small. I don't think its that small but I do own a camaro lol and my seats are small? is it ok in the backseat? Seats feel ok? We are gonna go look at a black one at a stealership in town tomorrow. black on black with a auto the only GTO they had. (mom can't drive a stick and my Dad lost his leg at 18 so a stick is hard for him too). Is there any engine problems known to exsist in these cars?


GoatChzLS1
11-22-2007, 04:06 PM
The back seat can be a little tricky to get into but it has more leg room then my Formula. The motor is solid, it was the last of the LS1 so pretty much all the bugs seemed to be worked out. The only problem I have had with mine since I bought it new was the gauges would jump around on their own, all the dealer had to do was re-flash the pcm with an update.

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:10 PM
The back seat can be a little tricky to get into but it has more leg room then my Formula. The motor is solid, it was the last of the LS1 so pretty much all the bugs seemed to be worked out. The only problem I have had with mine since I bought it new was the gauges would jump around on their own, all the dealer had to do was re-flash the pcm with an update.

ok so it has more room then a F body thats great! :D. so the only problem you have hd was teh pcm needed to be reflashed? Was it expensive? the car we are going to look at only has 26,000 miles and they want 18.5K for it.:confused: is that a good deal? It still has the factory warranty.

GoatChzLS1
11-22-2007, 04:22 PM
The pcm thing was under warranty so free. Sounds fair for the lower miles, I bet you could get it for 18K.

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:24 PM
The pcm thing was under warranty so free. Sounds fair for the lower miles, I bet you could get it for 18K.

thanks. We will also be trading in the tahoe for it. so it all depends on how much we get for the tahoe.

CABRO
11-22-2007, 04:25 PM
ok so it has more room then a F body thats great! :D. so the only problem you have hd was teh pcm needed to be reflashed? Was it expensive? the car we are going to look at only has 26,000 miles and they want 18.5K for it.:confused: is that a good deal? It still has the factory warranty.

i thought the warrenties were three years or 36k...... i love mine :angel:

good luck with the goat hunting hope you get one

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:27 PM
i thought the warrenties were three years or 36k...... i love mine :angel:

good luck with the goat hunting hope you get one

idk the dealership says it still has facotory warranty. :confused:

GoatChzLS1
11-22-2007, 04:29 PM
3 years from the cars purchase date.

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:38 PM
3 years from the cars purchase date.

thank you

david068513
11-22-2007, 04:51 PM
How fast are these cars? will they outrun my 92 z28? Its got a vortec 350, magnaflow duals,vortec heads with the G92 readend with 3:23 gears.

GoatChzLS1
11-22-2007, 04:58 PM
here are the times from LS1gto.com for stock
LS1 Stock class:
1) H82BSLOGTO 13.09 @ 105.00
2) ls1gto 13.10 @ 107.3 MPH
3) TRU GTO 13.136 @ 105.76 MPH
4) GTwhoa 13.15 @ 105.35 MPH
5) nutiger 13.245 @ 104.86 MPH
6) GTONEWB 13.248 105.99 MPH
7) slammin86 13.27 @ 105.46 MPH
8) nikivee 13.3 @ 104.00 MPH
9) 1meangoat 13.307 @ 104.61 MPH
10) Nmbr1GMfan 13.390 @ 104.54 MPH
11) win98nogood 13.393 @ 105.10 MPH

david068513
11-22-2007, 05:08 PM
here are the times from LS1gto.com for stock
LS1 Stock class:
1) H82BSLOGTO 13.09 @ 105.00
2) ls1gto 13.10 @ 107.3 MPH
3) TRU GTO 13.136 @ 105.76 MPH
4) GTwhoa 13.15 @ 105.35 MPH
5) nutiger 13.245 @ 104.86 MPH
6) GTONEWB 13.248 105.99 MPH
7) slammin86 13.27 @ 105.46 MPH
8) nikivee 13.3 @ 104.00 MPH
9) 1meangoat 13.307 @ 104.61 MPH
10) Nmbr1GMfan 13.390 @ 104.54 MPH
11) win98nogood 13.393 @ 105.10 MPH

damn they are faster then I tought. I thought with the all the weight they would be slower. looks like my mom and dad are gonna be faster then me lmao

mrtosh
11-22-2007, 05:58 PM
'04 is a great year. Love the sh*t out of mine. Agreed that the interior is easily one of the best GM has made. My roommate was looking at a Vette, but was disgusted by the chinzy interior compared to my Goat. The backseats are also some of the best I've sat in. Easy to mod and such. They instrument cluster was known to have some demons, as well as the steering wheel/radio controls. Check for strut rub before purchasing though... Every car has it's flaws, but for the money you're getting quite the nice ride....

david068513
11-22-2007, 06:03 PM
'04 is a great year. Love the sh*t out of mine. Agreed that the interior is easily one of the best GM has made. My roommate was looking at a Vette, but was disgusted by the chinzy interior compared to my Goat. The backseats are also some of the best I've sat in. Easy to mod and such. They instrument cluster was known to have some demons, as well as the steering wheel/radio controls. Check for strut rub before purchasing though... Every car has it's flaws, but for the money you're getting quite the nice ride....

thank you for your help. I just sent you a PM. regarding this. I don't know much about Goats. I mainly stay with the F bodies but this seems like a better daily driver and more comfortable.

david068513
11-22-2007, 08:52 PM
anyone else got anything they want to add? anyone having or had any problems?

GTO8522
11-22-2007, 09:17 PM
david- I just bought an 04 through carmax with 23k cost 20grand. so one with 26k for 18.5 that sounds like a good deal. haha ask these guys I haven't even drivin my car yet and I love it. see it in december. lol they already know the modding bug caught me. good luck though!

david068513
11-22-2007, 10:13 PM
david- I just bought an 04 through carmax with 23k cost 20grand. so one with 26k for 18.5 that sounds like a good deal. haha ask these guys I haven't even drivin my car yet and I love it. see it in december. lol they already know the modding bug caught me. good luck though!

thank you. We are going to look at it in the morning and are gonna bring my mom buy after work and hopes she likes it.:D This car won't br modded thou my mom doesn't like loud BUT i may put a 06 hood on it and some wheels maybe more :devil:.

david068513
11-22-2007, 11:21 PM
going to look at it tomorrow. wish me luck

david068513
11-23-2007, 04:49 PM
I just got home from the test drive! Wow that car is a animal it has some amazing power!. tomorrow we are gonna go back and see if we can get the payments down. if we can we could become a member of the lsx family. we also went to look at a 2002 T/A but didn't drive it.

david068513
11-23-2007, 04:52 PM
I just got home from the test drive! Wow that car is a animal it has some amazing power!. tomorrow we are gonna go back and see if we can get the payments down. if we can we could become a member of the lsx family :D. we also went to look at a 2002 T/A but didn't drive it. :devil: .

I can't wait till tomorrow

Ls1goat04
11-23-2007, 05:22 PM
the GTO is nice little on the heavy side a good variety of mods for themlook cool,what color were you looking for ?

david068513
11-23-2007, 05:32 PM
the GTO is nice little on the heavy side a good variety of mods for themlook cool,what color were you looking for ?

color doesn't really matter. We went to look at two black ones today and a pewter T/A. For how heavy they hard to handled and had great power. My dad said if he drove it everyday he would get himself in some trouble lol.

Ls1goat04
11-23-2007, 07:26 PM
I have a barbados blue GTO the rarest gto produced that year.GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

mrtosh
11-24-2007, 01:05 AM
BB is an awesome color, Impulse blue is the fastest though ;)
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/100_0870-2.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/goatmeet6.jpg

mrtosh
11-24-2007, 01:24 AM
Lil something to get you more into Goats...
Stock w/cutouts
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/th_100_0812.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/?action=view&current=100_0812.flv)
After "some mods" :secret:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/th_100_0985.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/?action=view&current=100_0985.flv)

david068513
11-24-2007, 02:01 PM
Lil something to get you more into Goats...
Stock w/cutouts
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/th_100_0812.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/?action=view&current=100_0812.flv)
After "some mods" :secret:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/th_100_0985.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/mrtosh/?action=view&current=100_0985.flv)

thanks to that I will have a goat someday even if we don't get one today :D

GTO8522
11-25-2007, 01:53 AM
ur mom buy the car?

nesikachad
12-02-2007, 06:51 AM
I've had great luck with my 04.

37K A4.

I recently got carried away with the engine, but prior to that it was a great all around package with plenty of power and styling.

Pull the trigger, you won't regret it!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u64/nesikachad/Motorsmall.jpg

geeteego
12-02-2007, 08:32 AM
I've had great luck with my 04.

37K A4.

I recently got carried away with the engine, but prior to that it was a great all around package with plenty of power and styling.

Pull the trigger, you won't regret it!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u64/nesikachad/Motorsmall.jpg

Chad, carried away? LOL. More like blasted off in the frickin shuttle.

I second it. But be wary of the interwebz. For some reason, the more you read, the more you mod.

HFLDtA
12-02-2007, 11:49 AM
hjjchcgl

mrtosh
12-02-2007, 01:22 PM
STRUT RUB! Go to LS1GTO.com & search. This was the main reason why I got rid of my 04.

Pretty easy fix though. Don't let that scare you off...