2005 Pontiac GTO Overview


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4.75 stars

Based on 60 reviews

Fast, Excellent Build Quality, Eats Gas Like You Own The Refinery! by magnumforc
 — I purchased this GTO as my last high performance coupe. I always have that thought, one more high performance car, but it seems it's never really the last I own. Honestly, I was intrigued with the Aus... Read More
The 2005 Pontiac Gto by Aaron
 — Performance – 400HP, need i say more? The LS2 is a strong and balance power house, it puts down massive torque for idle to red-line, pulling strong the entire way. The large brakes keep the LS2 in che... Read More
Best Purchase Ever by Justin
 — I love the power. It is a monster. I love that it's a very rare car and I don't see one every day. The only downside so far for me is the gas. You have to put 93 octane in it. It is a 6.0L and it'll g... Read More

2005 Pontiac GTO Overview

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Based on 59 reviews

2005 Pontiac GTO

Oh! Whoa.  It's a GTO.  Slow?  No.  The GTO.  Sports performance returns to the Pontiac lineup in its new GTO sports coupe, released last year.  Underwhelming sales, however, were blamed on the plain styling, so Pontiac decided to add a bit of sportiness to the 2005 GTO.  It also added some more performance under the hood, though the previous GTO had not been found lacking.
A new engine powers the 2005 GTO in the form of a 6.0-liter, LS2 V8 at 400-hp, 50 more than last year.  The 4-speed auto tran is still standard, but most opt for the 6-speed manual.  Along with the already independent sports suspension, the GTO gets bigger brakes, dual exhausts, and optional 18-inch wheels.  To boost its image, two pretty much non-functional hood scoops are added.  Inside, the dash gets an update as well.    Traction control and 4-wheel ABS are standard on the 2005 Pontiac GTO, as are bolstered leather seats, power windows, locks, mirrors, and seats, cruise control, and audio controls on the wheels.  New in 2005 is a dead pedal to rest your foot.  A sunroof is not an available option with the GTO.  Rear seats do not fold down for more cargo space, as the gas tank sits between the seats and the trunk.
Power, power, power.  It's what owners of the 2005 Pontiac GTO love about their car.  It smokes others on the road, especially with its quick pickup, surprising for such a heavy car.  Braking is good and the sports suspension smooth, with little shuddering.  Complaints focus on the difficult access to the back seat, the miniscule trunk, and the slow motor on the power seats.  Most owners want more options, such as a navigation system.  Drivers are split on whether they like the simple rounded style or want something more sporty and aggressive-looking.


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Pontiac GTO Questions

Derek Kwiatkowski

Have A 05 Gto And It Runs Fine But When I Get Over 60mph It Makes A Humming...

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I Have A 2005 Gto. The Key Will Easily Go Into The Ignition But Will Not Tu...

I have a 2005 GTO. The key will easily go into the ignition but will not turn. This has happened intermittenly but now it just won't turn. I have tried both keys and jiggling the steering column and k...

5,737 views with 18 answers (last answer about a year ago)

How Mutch Would It Cost To Replace A Hydrolic Lifter In A 05 Pontiac Gto

just bought car three weeks ago.Car has a ticking and a lose of power in one of the cylinders(accelerates rough).since ive changed oil with 5w30moble1 senthetic and lucus,cleaned fuel system with expr...

146 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Pete Houst

I Want To Remove The Drive Belt That Runs My Ac Compressor

I want to remove drive belt the runs my ac compressor. I live in washington and rarely use the ac. I am thinking this might free up just a tiny bit of power? but will it have any adverse affects?

2,762 views with 15 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

2005 Gto Ignition/security Problem

Hey folks. I have a 2005 GTO. Lately what has been happening is two things: 1) Turn the key & 'CLICK'.....does not turnover. All lights are on, etc. Just put a new Optima battery. Starter? maybe. But ...

1,177 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)