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    1996 SL900 & SL700 turk0004's Avatar
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    Totally off topic: need a new car!

    As most of you agree, I trust just about everybody's comments on this awesome board and need a little advice. My 98 Grand Prix GTP (150k miles) is blowin a head gasket and I will need a new ride soon. I really really like the 05-06 Pontiac GTO's. Anybody own one or know anybody that has? I used to be a service tech at a Pontiac dealership but never got to work on these...any comments appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turk0004 View Post
    As most of you agree, I trust just about everybody's comments on this awesome board and need a little advice. My 98 Grand Prix GTP (150k miles) is blowin a head gasket and I will need a new ride soon. I really really like the 05-06 Pontiac GTO's. Anybody own one or know anybody that has? I used to be a service tech at a Pontiac dealership but never got to work on these...any comments appreciated.

    they are decent.... get the 6.0L version if you can.... longtubes, cai, and a programmer will put you into the 12's with a manual tranny....t he achillies heel is the IRS suspension

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    I've got a '68 goat, does that count?

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    NIIIIIIce ride!!!
    I had a goat in high school and we used to take down the wooden posted stop signs with the rubber bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axgrider73 View Post
    I've got a '68 goat, does that count?

    i have a 68 goat also!!

    AL, i remember you telling me that before. ( about the sign posts)

    turk, i work for GM, and can get you better pricing if you buy new. let me know if i can help.

    zig

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    I've HAD 68 goats, but thats a low number compared to my cousin from Arkansas

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    I don't have a goat, my brother has a 72 goat, a 72 super duty, and a 72 t/a. The SD and t/a each have less than 100 miles on them. Don't ask, I only know where 1 came from.

    On to the topic of your new car. The current GTO platform has been discontinued as the car it was based off of has been around a lot longer than its counterpart here in the states. If you could wait, you'd end up spending a lot less in a year or two when the new model comes out. Maybe buy something cheaper to make it through?

    The only sad part I've heard from people about that car is the suspension.

    GTP was a quick car, you know about the Pontiac with the V8? GXP I think is the designation?

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    my fav car untill the chevelle and camaro concept came out ,

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    My best friend has the 6.0 version and I was definately impressed. Handles fairly well (almost a full G in lateral), great acceleration, and there are some good mods out there for them already. A high performance exhaust just sounds awesome on these 6.0s.

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    1996 SL900 & SL700 turk0004's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by john zigler View Post
    i have a 68 goat also!!

    AL, i remember you telling me that before. ( about the sign posts)

    turk, i work for GM, and can get you better pricing if you buy new. let me know if i can help.

    zig

    Thanks John, but I think I'm going used on this one since they don't make this model anymore. Got any on your used car lot???

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