2006 GTO New Car Test Drive
2006 GTO Owner Reviews (7)
I bought mine in April and have been enjoying it fully. Best seats of any GM car I have ever sat in, more comfortable than my Honda Odyssey in fact. Mine has the automatic trans making it a really relaxing muscle car to drive in traffic, just jab the throttle and off you go.
The car has independant rear suspension, a godsend compared to the log style axle that the Mustang and every other muscle car besides a Corvette has used from day one. Compared to the rubber-maid interior of the Mustang with it's flat unsupportive seats it is not even fair to put the GTO in the same class as a Mustang. Think of the GTO as the Holden Monaro that it should have been imported over here as and you are on the right track. This car is not quite in the same league as M3's but for half the price it's hard to find fault with this car.
While it is true this is not like GTO's of lore I am pretty glad it's not!!!!!!
This is an amazing car. I've owned one for a year now. It is a rocket, 400hp, and it sounds the part. Good quality, handles with great balance. Amazing interior comfort for tall folks, best seats in any car I've ever driven. Back seat has more room than a Mustang, once you get in there.... Stereo is top notch, once you figure out how to turn off the funky noise distortion control on the ignition menu....
This car is all about the driving. For better or worse, it doesn't seem to attract a lot of attention, but in my book I'd rather not be attracting attention from the highway patrol! Anyone who puts this car down has never actually driven one.
I own a blue 2006 with the 6.0 liter engine and the 18 inch rims. It's an awesome car. I love it because it's a sleeper and most people don't realize how fast they are. The interior has much more room than the mustang and there are even child seat anchors in the back which makes it a family oriented muscle car. My kids love to go for rides in it and after a stressful day at the office, it's so nice to just go cruising. The sound system is great, 10 speakers, 6 discs all included. I just love mine!
A great car for a great price. Autos with the same options cost thousands more. Mods can be pricey but they're a one time thing. I like the fact that few own these. Who wants to be like everybody else?
not the GTO i remember
I really looked forward to the release of the "new" GTO when it was to be reborn. ......I was disappointed! I hoped they'd make some changes to the styling, to no avail each year. I'm sorry to say that all pontiac did was steal an all ready existing made car outside the US and stamp on "GTO"!! I'm sure they put a lot of thought into remaking one of the era's top muscle cars that i owned as a kid. I've looked into buy the GTO for the past few years, but every time, I just walked away.
Review of 2006 Pontiac GTO
One of the cars I have ever owned
My second one, traded a 04 for an 06. Overall a great car with 400hp to pin you to the seat...and gets 26 mpg on the highway @ 70 mph! The most comfortable seats. I've owned over 20 different cars and this is one of my favorites at a great price! Not as many on the road so they do grab some attention.