Feeler....does anyone know of problems with the '04 GTO?

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It's looking like time to start upgrading and I've been thinking about '04 GTO's w/ an automatic. As much as I would like a stick, I don't feel like replacing the clutch every year (because of the weight of the car, power and the fact I would-more than likely-burn the piss out of it).

Are there any real issues with them...mechanically? I know they are pretty heavy and handle like a wet turd. JFYI...I drove a '99 GTP, so I'm used to a car that handles bad in the twisties.

REVISION: ( posted about 40 min. after Mook. What I didn't state and what nobody seems to understand). It's been 3 years since I consistently drove a car with enough power to get out of it's own way. I'd burn the clutch out about once a year - AS AN ESTIMATE - because I have some time to make up for. My clutches normally last 3 years + ...or that's how long the one in my '91 T/A lasted before I blew the rear main seal and doused the bellhousing with a few drops of 10W 30 weight oil.
 

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A clutch every year?? You'd have to be the world's worst driver for that to happen.
 

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Something something clutch fluid changes
 

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A clutch every year?? You'd have to be the world's worst driver for that to happen.
No....I'll just be drag racing any and everyone from stoplight to stoplight. I put in a new clutch in my '00 about 2 months after I got it and have not had any problems with it in the almost 3 years since. I pounce on it on occasion, but the car is SOOO underpowered, there's hardly any point to it.
 

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you'll be okay doc. fo sho.
 

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My clutch is fine. Stock as fuck and going strong. You are doing something wrong

You can change the clutch fluid semi regularly though to help with the feel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsw_KPmbHY0

Ranger method clutch fluid flush / Remote bleeder mod - Corvette Forum

Corvette guys came up with it.

With my 04 I complain more about the brakes than the power, but I am not a power junky and I only drive on the street so 350 ponies is more than enough to get my Cavalier going.

www.LS1GTO.com, go, read, enjoy.
 

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Underpowered for the weight. Get an 05+
5.7 ('04 LS1) GTO = 350 hp
6.0 ('05 - '06 LS2) = 400 hp

A few minor mods, headers, larger diameter exhaust, a tune and I'll be at 400 w/in no time. :wink:

[MENTION=85]EmersonHart13[/MENTION] - I'll take you for a ride on a hardly used, twisted country road and if you don't leave shit stains on the seat, I'll be surprised.
 

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The 05-06 had better suspension pieces and brakes, along with the LS2. I would go that route.

If you think you're gonna tear through a clutch every year how do you think an auto will hold up in a heavy car with you beating on it?
 

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And WTF does that have to do with anything?
Everyone keeps saying that I don't know how to drive a stick. The thing is, it was more of a joke than anything else. It's too bad you can't put an inflection in what you type, so maybe people can read it.....hmm....
 

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Sign up and read threads. Don't get advice from these faggots who hate on GTOs and will never own one. :iowtfrun:

I loved mine but your best bet is to buy, do bushings and struts, and leave it bone ass stock except for maybe a cat back.
 

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Says the ****** that sold it and bought a mustang :rofl:
 

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