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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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I Love The Car! Good As A Daily Driver, And Also Competitive At The Track. — I love the body lines of the car, very sleek. The handling is good but not great. I've ran in the mid 13's with it and am shooting for high 10's to low 11's. I have a cat-back borla exhaust on, and lingenfelter intake. I beleive the gto is a very good car if you are looking for a performance car that is very user friendly.

Pros: comes with 400 hp and stock rims are very nice.

Cons: parts are hard to come by.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Wow — Used to sell pontiacs, drove this bad boy 110 miles, great acceleration, handling, fuel economy for 400 HP, looks, transmission, I will buy one when I have the money.

Pros: Power, sex appeal, fun to drive

Cons: Price

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Great Car And Fun To Drive — As always there are things need to be done. Appearance wise a lil taste of holden can help make this car look more luxirous. The handling could always use a lil hand. THe interior just needs a few things left out like navigation, temperature mirror with autodimming, blue tooth and I'm sure I forgot something and last but not least a lil more power depending on your taste.

Pros: Great all around car and bang for the buck.

Cons: Parts are very expensive.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Better Than Most — The one I test drove had intake exhaust and headers. It's my buddy's car, and he no longer owns it. It was a rather fun car to drive. His tires weren't the best quality, so the thing almost got sideways going into 2nd gear, but that was part of the fun. Nothing in particular stood out to me, but it was really comfortable for a performance car. Torque was abundant, and the exhaust note was unbelievable loud and beautiful.

Pros: Power, comfortability, and driveability to boot.

Cons: Styling is a bit bland, along with the interior.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Aussie Supercar Fails To Impress Us Buyers. — Here's a car that was dropped from GM's lineup for a reason: it stunk. The interior was nothing fabulous, the styling was kinda badass at most, and the performance was extremely lacklustre. I had a chance to drive one at GM's test track in Las Vegas, and my impression was less than amused. The car's 400hp did not propel it's heft, and thus, this car could easily be left behind by a base Mustang GT. The handling also left a lot to be desired, with quite a lot of body roll. The car looks good in red, but other than that, not anything I'd put money on.

Pros: Nice exhaust note, mean looking styling.

Cons: Mediocre interior, poor acceleration, poor handling.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Repackaged Oldies — It was only the 5.7 so there is still more to experience in the 6.0 for sure. Of course it goes rapid in a straight line, but don't expect any mercy if you overdo it in a corner or under braking. 6 speed gearbox was solid, just a longer throw than normal.

Pros: Quick. Looks aggressive. Attention getter. Stiff suspension.

Cons: It's a dog in the corners. Could use stronger brakes.

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Don't Sleep — This car doesn't look like a mean sports car, but it packs a big punch. Without all the styling of a modern sports car, the Pontiac GTO will give you a ride of a lifetime. With the engine packing the same engine as the C6 corvette, It is putting out 400 HP and 400 ft/lb torque.

Pros: It is a fast sleeper car, nice drivability.

Cons: Not flashy, weighs 3800 lbs. and average hadling.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Fast, Excellent Build Quality, Eats Gas Like You Own The Refinery! —

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 Australian beauty with the American badging, the Holden under the GTO marque. Perhaps the first thing you notice about the GTO is that it blends in with the crowd. Were it not for the hood scoops (a feature that can be deleted in ordering) it doesn't look much different than most other mundane coupes on the road. The rear also doesn't give much away, if you overlook the big exhaust pipes looming from under the redesigned rear valance for 2005. The big dual piston calipers painted and marked GTO don't really call much attention and frankly, a side view doesn't elicit a lot of excitement. It's not until you turn the key and that 400 HP LS2 comes to life that anyone really pays attention to what this car is really all about. Then the "Thunder from Down Under" has the streets under control and you're really in the drivers' seat for a great ride. Speaking of which, the interior is one that sets the standard for which all GM cars need to strive for. The leather buckets front and rear (Yes, it's really a 2+2 configuration) re comfortable and supportive. The workmanship is impeccible and the seats are extremely comfortable and adjustable. One con is the electric movement to allow entry into the rear seat and the seat movement is slow. That speed was improved on the 2006 model, but would still be better if it were free sliding to allow back seat entry and re-engaged after the seat was upright. But the seat does have a memory after it's upright and will return to your original setting with the push of a button. The controls are well laid out and the dash is colorful and easy to see, Colors are in line with the color and trim of the car. If you order a black car, as I did, the gauge cluster is red, not black. If you order a blue car, the cluster is blue, a yellow vehicle, the cluster is yellow, silver, it's silver, etc. There are some variations, but generally that's the norm. The stereo CD player is a Blaupunkt and is top line with a 6 CD changer and 10 speakers. Lots of bells and whistles with remore entry, trip minder, all sorts of message center and reminder gimmicks, and one to tell you how much fuel it's sucking from your wallet. Hey, the car is fun personified, so if you're going to sweat a few bucks in fuel, you'll not want this, but an econobox instead, right? Transmissions are choice of a 6 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic, (with overdrive)and the fuel economy, of course goes to the manual. The auto has a rating of 12 and 16 I believe and gets a gas guzzler tax added to the sales price. The auto is standard, but the gas guzzler tax will more than offset the additional cost of the six speed manual, so if you are a driving afficionado, go for the gusto and get the manual. Either transmission will allow you to smoke the tires at will and for as long as you wish. That is if you can afford replacing those beefy treads on a regular basis, as that torque can eat that rubber really fast! This car is freaky fast. Not just fast but truly fast. The engine winds effortlessly. remember, this is the Corvette engine and does what it's supposed to do and that's propel this vehicle to wherever you wish it to go and do it quickly. Reported speed limiter settings are in the neighborhood of 152 but I can't verify that. I've seen radar readings in excess of 160 but I can't verify them with troopers either. Suffice it to say this car will run with the big dogs in most any circle. Plus, I've seen several with aftermarket superchargers that not only run with the big dogs, but bite the big dogs in the tail on the way by. Sadly, the production of this car ended with the 2006 model year. From what I understand the dies were just worn out. Remember, this was a Holden Monaro from Australia and was rebadged and massaged for us here in the US as the GTO. Maybe we'll be seeing some more Thunder soon...

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:6

Pros: Fast, affordable, outstanding build quality, a sleeper, fun to drive

Cons: Fuel economy, no longer produced

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
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Gto Bobcat 455 Slp 2 — i love this car all around, i guess i want a new car a car that i have always wanted the shelby cobra or 1952 corvette. i dont like that its a bit common. But i think i am underestimating it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Nice looking ride. great engine, runs very strong. looks sharp, the engine sounds great and the sound system is perfect, rear view camera, just nice all around.

Cons: Not the newest car with built in GPS but you could get a gps for it.

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2005 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview
SandraGTO writes:
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Awesome Care — I love my car. Nicknamed "Land Rocket". Impressive, but also a sleeper. Not many know the power behind this vehicle :) I do! The color is awesome too. Doesn't like snow, too much power and weight in rear, just spins and slides. Otherwise, fun, fun, fun!

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

Pros: Very fast

Cons: Not snow friendly

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Reviews From Other Years

2006 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Review By Pete

Amazing car! Handles well, fast and comfortable. Very unique and great drivers car. Read More

Review By GuruMPM8

It’s a great vehicle and I must admit that I’m very satisfied Read More

2004 Pontiac GTO Reviews

Review By Ricky

Love gtoi want one need one so love so much Read More

Review By GOAT1996

If you can find a manual for under 15k in good condition Id hop on it. Dont bother with the 4l60e (auto). The 04 has the ls1 compared to the ls2 in the 05-06 which is a little quicker but not by much.... Read More

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

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

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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