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    still can't believe im reading this question on a wrx forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFwrxSTi View Post
    still can't believe im reading this question on a wrx forum
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    i am and im not. i know that a GTO is a beast but this is still a wrx forum.

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    The 04 gto has a decent sized trunk because the subs that come standard in the 05 arent in there. If i get one i might take the subs out to give me more trunk space and your right about the 911 handling well, i just figure if a 911 can handle and say a aston martin dbs then the gto could too. Im prob looking at dropping 5k into sus mods if i got a gto but i do realize it will never be as good as awd. I mainly like to drive on twisty roads so i might go with the wrx. I just wonder how much it would cost to get a 04-07 wrx auto, under the 5 sec 0-60 range...... 5k? i figured 250 whp on the auto trans driven normally wouldnt kill it hopefully.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarsman View Post
    The 04 gto has a decent sized trunk because the subs that come standard in the 05 arent in there. If i get one i might take the subs out to give me more trunk space and your right about the 911 handling well, i just figure if a 911 can handle and say a aston martin dbs then the gto could too. Im prob looking at dropping 5k into sus mods if i got a gto but i do realize it will never be as good as awd. I mainly like to drive on twisty roads so i might go with the wrx. I just wonder how much it would cost to get a 04-07 wrx auto, under the 5 sec 0-60 range...... 5k? i figured 250 whp on the auto trans driven normally wouldnt kill it hopefully.....
    a turbo back and a good tune would get you to that hp level out of an 06/07. that wouldn't cost no more then 2k with new parts less then 1k with used parts. the 02-05 may take a little more due to the smaller motor, a turbo upgrade may be in order and that may will cost more then 5k, but you will get close to or over 300whp. i don't know much about the 4EAT, if it can handle that, check the 4EAT sub-forum.
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    1/4 mile times

    Pulling a 10 second 1/4 mile time in ANY car would take a near professional driver. Just because a car has the power to do it, still leaves a long time of learning for a driver to figure how to do it. I have driven a 2002 and 2007 Z06 corvette (I have a very happy retired father with both) - both post times in the low 11s - I doubt I could make either of those cars do that. A split second hesitation on shifting, or letting the tires go, and you are back in the 12s if you are lucky.

    I am not sure most people understand how insanely fast 11 second 1/4 miles feel.

    All that said... When I drive an American V8 muscle car, I feel like I am driving a really fast boat. When I get in my WRX, I feel like I am driving a really fast jetski - I prefer the jetski feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarsman View Post
    im looking at a 04 and up preferably but mine is going to be auto.
    Why would you rather get driven than drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarsman View Post
    The 04 gto has a decent sized trunk because the subs that come standard in the 05 arent in there. If i get one i might take the subs out to give me more trunk space and your right about the 911 handling well, i just figure if a 911 can handle and say a aston martin dbs then the gto could too. Im prob looking at dropping 5k into sus mods if i got a gto but i do realize it will never be as good as awd. I mainly like to drive on twisty roads so i might go with the wrx. I just wonder how much it would cost to get a 04-07 wrx auto, under the 5 sec 0-60 range...... 5k? i figured 250 whp on the auto trans driven normally wouldnt kill it hopefully.....
    The trunks are the same between the 04 and the 05-06 cars. There's no subs in the trunk either. There is a small amp behind the trunk carpet on the left side, but it's not visible and the size of a small paperback book.

    The reason the trunk space is tight is because GM had to move the fuel tank of the Holden Monaro (which the GTO is largely based) from underneath the trunk to just over the axles (taking up much of the trunk space just behind the rear seat. They had to do that to pass US safety regulations.

    It's not that bad though...
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    FYI: There are differences between the three years the GTO was made:

    2004: LS1 engine (5.7L, 350hp), non-hood scoop hood, smaller brakes, exhaust tips on one side of the rear valance (although it is still a true dual exhaust).

    2005: LS2 engine (6.0L, 400hp), hood scoops, exhaust tips exiting on each side of the rear valance, bigger brakes w/ red calipers.

    2006: Same as 2005, except for blackened rear taillights, lighted radio buttons on the steering wheel, and optional 18" alloy rims available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    Pulling a 10 second 1/4 mile time in ANY car would take a near professional driver. Just because a car has the power to do it, still leaves a long time of learning for a driver to figure how to do it. I have driven a 2002 and 2007 Z06 corvette (I have a very happy retired father with both) - both post times in the low 11s - I doubt I could make either of those cars do that. A split second hesitation on shifting, or letting the tires go, and you are back in the 12s if you are lucky.

    I am not sure most people understand how insanely fast 11 second 1/4 miles feel.

    All that said... When I drive an American V8 muscle car, I feel like I am driving a really fast boat. When I get in my WRX, I feel like I am driving a really fast jetski - I prefer the jetski feeling.

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    Ive owned a 2004 GTO and a 2009 STI and the GTO was nothing special. Once you go Subaru you will never go back to those " other car companies" untill they get their sh*t straight. The GTO was no fun on the curves. Horrible suspension.
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    I recently had to answer this same question. My car buying decision came down to the Subaru WRX (09-10), Acura TL Type-S (04-07), or the Pontiac GTO (05-06).

    The TL has a ridiculously sexy interior and the most gadgets, but is the least fun. The GTO is simple, fast, and comfortable; the best sounding by far, as well. There were some reliability issues with them however (both major and minor) as previously noted. The WRX ended up pulling in front despite having a rather sub-par interior. It can hold all of my gear, it is as fast as the GTO (and can also go in snow/rain), handle better, and will get MUCH better gas mileage.

    I ended up doing the gas calculations for cars... My current car requires about 40 gallons a month. The TL would require 48 and the WRX needs 50. The GTO would need over 100. While the GTO's can be had for under $15k, between the cost of monthly payments+gas I'd be putting into a used/old GTO, I could get a brand spanking new '10 WRX. Spending that much on gas just seems ridiculous to me, even though I'm absolutely in love with American muscle.

    I'd still love one though.

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    the GTO has a TINY trunk.
    Not any smaller than any other muscle car... I found it to be surprisingly adequate compared to what I was expecting.

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    Fun runs are better. Or destroying rustangs at the track...

    For Top Gear fans, there are three cars they love:

    1) WRX and Subarus in general...

    2) Holden Monaros (ie, Pontiac GTO's). Quote: "the rear view mirror should be mounted on the doors"... (R. Hammonds)

    3) And of course... the Toyota Pickup.

    All three vehicles I own
    Actually, pretty sure Top Gear likes the Evo more than the Subaru.

    But yes, they really like the GTO.
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    i just like auto, its easier, do you guys think it could handle close to that of a wrx with the right sus mods? another thing i am worried about is the fact that pontiac is dead so parts will prob go up in the future..
    right now i have a cougar and my buddy has a 98 impreza 2.5rs, its a nice car. we both took the same curve, i took it at 52 or so going through the curve, i could feel the car almost breaking loose and he took it at 56 or so and all four tires where squealing... i have better tires than him but i thought the awd of subaru would allow him to go faster through the curve..... whats up with that?
    im thinking he just has ****ty tires, i think they are nexens and i have falkens

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    Grip in curves takes traction and that's the job of the tires. AWD isn't going to change that part of the equation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarsman View Post
    So once i am out of college i am going to either get a wrx or a 05 gto. I cant really decide on which one to get.... the wrx has awd and with some work it can become really fast. The gto is rwd and is fast as balls stock but doesnt handle as good as the wrx... i like to drive on curvy roads and the wrx would stomp the gto but im sure if i did some handling work to the gto it could work pretty good. I like the fact that the gto is insanely quick in stock form. I like the looks of the wrx better and i like the sound of the wrx better too so im stumped on which one?
    u just answered your own question

    i would go with a STi
    gto an STi compete im not sure how well a wrx (stock ) will hold up 0-60 (other then traction from the line)
    GTO is a beast and a sexy car IMO
    but american muscle was made for drag, and well thats just boring

    get a STi go stage 2 and you will never think bout a GTO again
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