I collect 2nd gen 3000GTs and currently have 4. I've only owned this 97 GT for a few years and I am still impressed with it. It had 187,000 miles on it when I bought it and it now has 234,000 miles. The only problems so far were the rear brake calipers went out on it and the exhaust downpipe. But other than that it is a great car, quick and reliable. It is a big car, though, clearing in at 7ft wide and 14ft long. It sticks to the road. It is a shame that they could not produce them cheaper to keep them around but at least they outlived their twin, the Dodge Stealth, and the over priced Toyota Supra. The 97 GT is a great car if you can find one.
The best dash layout I have ever seen, great body curves, even the big famous 97 hoop wing is a great feature! The engine has a lot of snap even at factory tuned. I even approve of the ground clearance.. 10 1/2" . Just an overall great car.
I do not understand why they would ever put a single overhead cam in a 3000GT! What a waste!! The rear seats could have been set back some more for rider room. The skid plate under the front could have been 1 piece instead of 3. The rims could have looked a little better... but its great.
This is my 2nd 3000gt base i have had. I
love it!! However it feels like it holds
back in performance. Don't get me wrong,
it is fast enough for anyone, but i Love
speed, so i crave for more torque and
more hp. is a little noisy in the
interior and the seats in fabric is not
too classy, but overall the car is a
Exterior, Back Spoiler, Love the rims,
and overall performance
More power! it craves for more speed,
and is too heavy also
This car catches everyone's eye all the
time. HOWEVER, it has been a constant
problem. I have gone through 3
thermostats which caused the car to
shift irregularly and harshly. The
timing belt change at around 80k miles
is $$$$$. Parts are $$$$. Keep in
mind, I have the base model. I think
they really left out a lot of quality
on the engine as a result.