My 2004 Barbados Blue GTO is quoted by Newagegto.com and LS!GTO.com as being THE RAREST of THE RARE. Very , Very low production ( only 302 Barbados Blue auto-transmission out of 15,756 manufactured in 2004) . The color was stopped at the end of 2004. My GTO has only 14,500 miles ,kept in excellant condition. You Quoted my GTO as having a value of $10,670 Trade-in value, $12,719 Dealer Value,and $11,411 as Private Party Value. I have serched the internet for other GTO's to compare value . There are GTO's selling for $12,999.00 with 40,000 or more miles . Most of the GTO's have 75,000 to 125,000 miles and they are being sold for more than the quote you gave me for my GTO BARBODOS BLUE w/ 14,500 miles and is quoted as being " The RAREST of THE RARE". I only found one other GTO that had fewer miles ( 8,750 miles and they were asking $30,000 ). I think my GTO Might Just Be The RAREST in the country, Because of the low miles and the color being the RAREST COLOR . YET you are saying it is only valued Between $10,670.00 and $12,719.00. This doesn't make sence ! ! ! ! !
This car is great, and for the price unbeatable. The ls1 and tremac 6 speed combo is a great combination. Wonderful power and sounds mean when you put the pedal down. But, it also has the ability to be quite when leaving the neighborhood at 6 am. This is not a car for the Eco conscious or one looking for the cheapest route from point A to B. This is a car where you will enjoy the commute. Right now, I am measuring the car in smiles per gallon, and believe me, that number is quite large.
I really hope this hits the top if the list lol. Car is awesome I love it, but if you don't know anything about cars these 2 things will save you a lot of grief and time pull the glove box in the top right hand corner under the dash is the bcm wiring harness put a wire protecter on it. it rubs on the glove box support beam causes a bunch of issues if you don't fix it. Secondly pull the driver side engine cover replace the fuel line with a steal braided one or else fire will probably occur besides those 2 issues 138xxx miles and she's still running strong with a stage 2 clutch header back exhaust stage 2 brakes and poly eurothane bushings gets ride of the body roll for most of your handling problems. Also the power steering line if not adjusted after about 100xxx miles will leak on your alternator but that's kinda just wear and tear
I purchased my 2004 gto in 2009 I can say to date I have had know real problems with my gto other than getting pulled over by the cops just because I'm in a car that can beet them standing still and I have gone threw a few sets of pro rated tires untell I learned to keep my foot out of it,witch is real hard to do I might add.I park my car in the winter usually,one year I had no choice I had to drive it and leave it to me it just so happened to have one of the worst winers in a decade in Montana and had to drive my gto in three feet of snow and ice I was stunned how well the gto did my gto has 89'000 and I plan on having it forever I have owned many vehicle in my life and a few sports cars but the gto takes the cake.best car I have ever owned.
Bought used with 65,000 miles. 6 speed manual. It was a great performer and very fun to drive, but had a plethora of problems. After I got rid of my Ford Ranger 4x4 (daily driver) this became my daily. Whenever I would accelerate and bring the car to about 4300 rpm, all electronics would cut off and the headlights would get brighter, sometimes causing the bulbs to blow. Had an airbag light go on for no reason and it seemed to fix itself. Rode like crap, handling was mediocre, and build quality was less than spectacular. But it sure sounded good. I blew mustangs away all the time. It can also lay down rubber like nobody's business too. And fuel milage was surprisingly good. Almost 30 MPG hwy.
Highway fuel milage, performance
Electronics terrible, radio turned on/off by itself, handling/ride quality sucks, cheap plastic interior