2005 Pontiac GTO User Reviews

2005 Pontiac GTO Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 59 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 28 reviews
"ride" 19 reviews
"speed" 18 reviews
"interior" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews

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Power and easily upgradable LS2 engine

Cons

Traction and weight

retirednco
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Fast, Powerful, Fun And Demands Respect — I installed a small performance camshaft and valve springs when the engine only had 5500 miles on it. At 6200 miles I broke a valve spring and dropped a valve into the engine which hand grenaded. I put a Scoggin Dicky 416 CID engine with L92 heads. The new engine dyno'd at 515 HP / 501 TQ. But It had so much power that I had a hard time putting the power to the pavement; i.e. good traction in 1st & 2nd gear was only a pipe-dream. Loved the car though and would love to have another one.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Fun to drive, great acceleration, smooth engine and transmission, very smooth at speed

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gas mileage, small trunk space

jed1931
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A Real Head Turner, A Blast To Drive — I absolutely love this car. The driver's seat is extremely comfortable for long distance driving. The engine purrs at speed, power is immediately available when you need it. The tranmission makes smooth shifts. I've had no major mechanical issues. Complete brake job done recently. This is a fun car, subtle looks hide great power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reliable power

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No looks from other drivers, blends into the background when parked

aquariussuperman
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Those Aussies Sure Know How To Build A Car! — The GTO can be used for a variety of purposes. It fits well as a commuter car and a weekend car, and performs both quite well. I would recommend the new GTO to anyone looking for a modern muscle car with old school power and new school looks. Thank you GM for bringing this car to America!

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Great handling, power and interior comfort, especially the front seats which are the most comfortable of any car I have ever been in.  Rear wheel drive is a classic.

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15 MPG city, 19 MPG highway, small trunk.

blaiseman
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A Classic American Muscle Car With Hot Looks — Handling , braking and overall performance is spectacular. Even though the trunk is very small, the back seats are roomy and the front seats area great. Draws looks wherever you go. The sound system is first rate with Bluetooth mike synced to my smartphone.

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Rare low production very fast

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Some think its unattractive, I like the smooth style and its stance

CYCLONEHANK
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I Dont Regret The Purchase, I Wish I Had More Time To Drive It. — I like most everything about this car, it was a great purchase. The car gets looks everywhere I go. The finish is flawless and it still has that new car smell. The only drawback was the trunk size. Its very fast

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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awesome performance

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very underated

qwikgto
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These Cars Are Beasts — awesome performance for half the cost. these cars will out-handle out-accelerate just about any mustang. its a shame that pontiac is out of buisness because the future this car would have had would have been amazing, but now they are destined to be collectorsitems

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Miss this goat terribly.

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Parts are not cheap for this car when you are trying to mod it. But repairs here and there are not bad at all.

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Australia Did Awesome. I Don't Care What They Say. — I absolutely loved this car but one thing I just could not believe was the size of the cab and how comfy the seats were. It was awesome! The only thing I did not like about this vehicle was the previous owner had done burnouts and wore out the rearend and I couldn't find a replacement differential without having to completely rebuild the differential center section with new gears which would cost me a romping $700-$1,000. Nooo, thank you. It was a fun little beast but in the process of selling it, it had been stolen and it is still under investigation. I would recommend this car to any gear head who can handle the power these LS2 throw at you. Be prepared for the car to break the tires loose a time or two! Lol THIS IS NOT A KIDS CAR! IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE DRIVEN BY A IDIOT EITHER... This car is not meant to be driven hard all the time. Open throttle when some dumb butt thinks it's cute to rev up in his homemade honda accord but driven like a cadillac for every day use.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good power, MPG, high quality interior, user friendly, and ls 2 has a ton of potential horsepower. Mine is modified at 405 rwhp and still gets 23+mpg on highway

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car has some excess body roll in aggressive turns.

Adearien
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Luxury Sports Car — No complaints with this car. It's everything you expect. Interior is top notch and 6spd trans let's the car be a great mpg cruiser or very sporty. Doesn't handle as well as say a vette but will eat 4.6 mustangs all day long.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Power, Styling,Performance,comfort

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Locating replacement parts, Maintenance cost

Timmyg123
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Power O'plenty — I like everything about my GTO, its so much fun to drive and its super fast! It gets alot of looks and comments. Its very comfortable and has plenty of room inside but still has a tight powerful muscle car feel.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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FAST and sounds sick!

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Factory genuine parts have to be imported from Australia $$$

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Super Fun But Expensive Factory Repair Parts. — I freakin love everything about my gto. it is super sexy and super fun. Its fast from the get go and i can put on cruise control at 160 :) yeas.... yes you can :) Gas mileage genenarlly sucks but HEY! i didnt buy it to worry about gas.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2006 Pontiac GTO Reviews

An Awesome Sleeper. By vw1610

The GTO is a great car for the price. The first mods that need to be done are the radius rod bushings and a single piece aluminum driveshaft. After those must have upgrades I would recommend a set of ... Read More

Exactly What I Wanted By barrettgr

You have to know what you are in for with this car. Fast and fun to drive. Don't plan too many family trips though. Can't wait to get it on the track and have some real fun. Only a few modes but that ... Read More

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2004 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Big Fun On A Budget! Fast, Competent, And Comfortable. Who Cares That It Looks Like A Big Toyota? By skygazer

I got this car new off the dealer's lot where it had been sitting for a year. I didn't go looking for a yellow car, but for 25% off the sticker, I'm glad I got one. Aside from the color, the car is ... Read More

Built Like A Tank, Runs Like A Race Car, Handles Like A Sports Car By Tennesseemacman

Probably will be the best GTO ever after a few more years have passed. Novices need to exercise care in driving this car. The power to weight ratio is incredible. The handling on mountain roads is out... Read More

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1974 Pontiac GTO Reviews

1974 Gto By Shaun

My car is a well built ot mid seventies muscle car. It have a 350 a four speed 3.08 rearend gears. It is not a fast car at moment but workin on that. either lower rearend gears or put other tranny b... Read More

Best An Coolest Car Ever By Anders

The car is a super hot car with every possible feature in the right place! Driving it is beautifull and when you put the pedal to the metal it gives a frightening roar before it shoots of with a fanta... Read More

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1973 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Rare Head-turner By 73lemansguy

The 1973 Lemans and GTO had controversial and rather unique styling; you either loved it or hated it. Heavy sculpting, retro 1940's fender lines, and massive bumpers complicated styling. Muscle car ... Read More

A Must Have By Cecil

even tho my car is as old as it is it still runs like a dream. still has all the power it came wit off the showroom floor. right now it dont look the best but im workin on that Read More

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1972 Pontiac GTO Reviews

The Pontiac Gto The Car Of My Youth! By ThePaz

This vehicle, the 1972 Pontiac GTO, takes me back to my youth. It was a fantastic car and I will never forget the great-times, of my youth, in the metal-flake blue beauty! It was synonymous with the w... Read More

Fantastic Representation Of A True Muscle Car By Kirk

1972 GTO, 462 cu in pontiac V8. Approx 600 HP.Will pass everything except the gas pump. True muscle car all the way!!! Best 1/8 mile time with limited traction 8 seconds at 90mph. Gets looks and comme... Read More

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