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    2006 Pontiac GTO Coupe Review
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    2006 Pontiac Gto, 400hp Ls2 6-speed Manual Transmission — I strongly recommend a 2006 GTO to anyone out there seeking a refined modern muscle car. The car is powerful and fun to drive, very comfortable and offers suprisingly good fuel efficiency (dependent on driving style), specially considering the weight (3990 Lbs.) and power levels (400HP for 2005-2006 and 350HP for 2004 models). I've experienced no problems, failures or issues. My "Goat" is a 2006 Phantom Black with black interior and factory options of 6-Speed manual trans. and 18" wheels. The 6.0L Corvette based LS2 engine is smooth, powerful, ultra reliable and returns good fuel economy. I average 21-22 mpg (per tank) driving in Los Angeles traffic every week; approx. 90% highway/10% city but note that about 1/3 (or more)of my highway driving is in bumper-to-bumper stop and go traffic. My best ever is 25.0 mpg from one tank, achieved while steady state crusing on the interstate at 75MPH. My upgrades include: Hurst Shifter, Volante Cold-air Intake, Magnaflow 2.5" Catback Exhaust System, E3 Sparkplus and MSD Sparlplug Wires. ZMax fuel system cleaner/treatment and oil additive products are used regularly. Full synthetics lubricants are used in the engine, gearbox and rear differential. My choice for motor oil is my own 50/50 mix of 2 synthetics from Royal Purple and Mobil-1 E.P. Tire pressures (cold) of 33psi (front) and 35psi (rear) are maintained, along with proper alignment specs. I've not yet had my car on a dyno, but estimate that I've picked up at least 25HP/25TQ from the intake and exhaust alone. Continuing upgrades will include a 180 degree thermostat (195 is stock), shorty headers, valvetrain upgrade kit (CompCams), full roller rocker arms (Harland Sharpe, Crane, others), upgraded intake manifold (F.A.S.T. or Weiand)and re-tuning the PCM (using Diablosport or HP Tuners programs). Additional upgrades are planned to strengthen the drivetrain with products from BMR, along with suspension upgrades from Pedders are also in the picture. At engine rebuild time, a premium 4.00" stroke rotating assy. is planned to increase displacement to 6.6 Liters (402-408 CID dependent on bore), along with upgraded heads (or reworking of the stock LS2 heads) with a camshaft upgrade (increase in lift with moderate increase in duration). A supercharger may also be in the future for my "Goat". Undecided at this time regarding items such as wide-body kits, heat extractor hoods and different rear spoiler styles.

    Pros: All around performance - "Bang for the Buck" with good styling, comfort, ride/handling and reasonable mpg for the power level and weight of vehicle.

    Cons: Lack of 7.0L V-8 (LS7 505HP/470TQ) Engine Option during last year of GTO production (2006).

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    2006 Pontiac GTO Coupe Review
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    06 Pontiac Gto — Great ride with tons of power to spare. The LS2 is amazing and when they say it has 400 hp to the pavement they mean it... Amazing torque, smooth ride, great looking inside and out. Just a new look for the body, with all the attitude of the old hot rods.

    Pros: Tons of hp and torque!

    Cons: no such thing

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    My Beast — Fast, smooth, fuel effecient fun to drive, gets lots of looks Has a great Chevy LS Engine, and Classic Holden style Handles well, gets 26 MPG highway Has the best most comfortable ride I have ever had Will go from zero to first degree felony in the time it takes to read this review One of the fastest cars I have ever owned.

    Pros: Fast, affordable, Fun

    Cons: Shifter clumsy, weak clutch

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    Australian Muscle — First things first, with a 6 liter LS2, the acceleration is simply ridiculous (0-60 in 4.7) and the sound coming from the dual exhaust is reminiscent of aural sex. The 6 speed is nice, but coming from an S2000 it leaves some precision to be desired. The major downside of this car is the brake fade. The brakes on this car are not adequate for a 3900lb vehicle. Other than that, and the fact that this car weighs so much, this is an absolute blast to drive.

    Pros: Neck-breaking thrust, 180+mph, 27-30mpg highway, Rear seats copies of front- with much legroom, engine sound.

    Cons: Gas guzzler around town, 3900lbs, Brakes are inadequate.

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    2006 Pontiac GTO Coupe Review
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    Gto-a Best Kept Secret — There has been a lot of disinterest in the GTO since it was reintroduced in 2004. They criticized it for its lack of retro styling like the new generation Mustangs. People called it a "Cavalier on steroids." Some say it isn't "American" enough to be called a GTO. But what do they know. I was personally a fan of the new GTOs when GM reintroduced them in 2004. One look at the GTO 5.7 Litre emblem on the front quarter panels and I knew that it was an incredible machine. At the time, I was driving a 2000 Hyundai Sonata, which was a reliable and practical car for me at the time, but I had always wanted something a little more special. Even before I was old enough to drive, I always wanted a fast, sporty coupe that would be fun to drive and eye-catching as well, and I got all of that and more with my 2006 Pontiac GTO. If there is any question about power, the 6 Litre Corvette-shared LS2 V8 should quiet any skeptics. At around 400 horsepower and torque, this car will get from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 4.6 seconds. With the help of its traction control system and stout suspension setup, handling is very stout for a car of its class despite the immense rear wheel horsepower. The car also keeps a very smooth ride with the stiffer shocks. The new generation Pontiac GTO is actually not built by Pontiac at all. These cars are made by Holden in Australia and are designed with extremely high quality. I have not noticed any squeaks or rattles with my GTO. While most skeptics of the GTO criticize it for its bland styling, I happen to really like the way it looks. It is unique and I don't see loads of other GTOs on the road (unlike the dime-a-dozen Mustang). If driving a muscle car is a new experience, gas mileage is going to be a real bummer for some. However, this car actually gets remarkeable gas mileage in proportion to the size of the engine. With a 6speed manual, it gets between 21 and 23 on the highway depending on driving style. Lots of city driving will bump it down to around 16 to 17 mpg. As far as maintenence goes, I haven't experienced any issues after about 8,000 miles of driving it and I am not aware of any other GTO owners having major issues with the car. I really enjoy this car. It is comfortable, affordable, and very sporty. All of my friends are crazy about it and some are even talking about buying their own! This car will not leave its riders disappointed. However, the unfortunate rice rocket/Mustang foolish enough to try to race it might be... By the way, for all of those naysayers who criticize the new GTO for not being American enough, the letters GTO were originaly taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologato.

    Pros: The seats are amazing!  It has four bucket seats in the front and back.  They are probably the most comfortable seats I have ever experienced in a car.  Of couse, it is powerful enough to bring a smile to your face even on a bad day.  It also has a great Blaupunkt sound system with a 6-disc CD changer.  The ride quality is remarkably smooth and quiet, which is quite different than what you will get with any of this car's closest competitors.

    Cons: Gas prices are going to be a bit shocking with this car.  With the 6speed manual, it gets decent fuel mileage for a big V8.  It will get between 20 and 23mpg on the highway depending on how fast it is driven.  If driven frequently in the city, it will get between 15 and 17.  I average between 18 and 19 on mine and I drive in the city and highway in fairly equal measures.  The only other complaint I have is that the doors are fairly heavy and awkward to open sometimes

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    2006 Pontiac GTO Coupe Review
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    Whole Lot Of Power!!! — She's faster than a cheetah on cocain. She eats "Rustangs" for lunch. Definatly American muscle at it's finest. 400HP @ 400 ft-lbs of torque. She'll run a 13 flat with no mods!

    Pros: Fast, tight racing steering and suspension, comfortable

    Cons: Not a flashy enough exterior

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    Tons Of Power — Though the car may look like a grand Prix on steroids, looks can be deceiving. Rev the motor to 6500 and pop the clutch in first gear, the car barks, hooks, then pins you back in the leather Recaro seats as the LS7 roars. Truly not for the faint of heart. great sound system in the car, though the one I drove had Bose components in it.

    Pros: tons of power, TCS and ABS works really well. LS7 is a badass choice of motor for the car. attention grabber, No V6 version available.

    Cons: ugly as hell, Not a true American car (it's a Holden Manaro in GTO clothing), gas guzzler, no V6 version available.

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    Gtgo — Hands down the best car i have ever had. i have owned the LT1 and LS1 Fbody and this car is hands down better in all aspects

    Pros: fast and comfortable

    Cons: IRS wheel hop

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    Bada$$ — shifts like it should, takes off like a beast

    Pros: explosive acceleration

    Cons: stopped making it

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    Bad Ass Ride — awsome high end ride, i love the handling and the car is what you call a hundred dollar bill car.

    Pros: agressive stance, lots of power, lots of interior space

    Cons: not very fun in the rain

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Pontiac GTO Reviews

    Gto Bobcat 455 Slp 2 By GeorgeMontes

    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. Read More

    Awesome Care By SandraGTO

    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 weig... Read More

    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

    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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