First 50K this car was a blast! Had a 1997 Mustang V6 before, but traded it in for a family car when my daughter was born. I wanted a more pratical car yet sporty as I had only owed sport coupes (all sticks)before. The GP-GT was the perfect car for me. I chose it over an Accord, Maxima and Camry. However, the last 44K (currently has 94K on it)has been another story. First the transmission (seems like a popular complaint) went out. Unfortunately, didn't have extended warranty. Then a power window, the ABS is malfunctioning causing the brakes to shudder when applied until the ABS turns itself off. I have also gone through 3 "seven year" batteries. Too bad, because the GP-GT is so fun to drive!
Smooth powerful acceleration. Handles like a much smaller car (except when parking). Exterior design very sporty. Red instrument backlighting. Good road car - lots of interior room and very good mpg for a car that size.
Higher quality door panels. Transmission durability to match engine. Better trunk design (improved in '04) Better standard tires (had to upgrade).