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GTO as a daily driver?

Hi! I am on the hunt for my next car, after 12 years with my 02 Mitsubishi Lancer I am ready for something different and more importantly, something I will enjoy driving and being able to look at an admire. I am 30, work in construction and have an erratic commute, sometimes I drive 5 miles to a job, sometimes like now I drove 50 each way. I have always loved the final gen GTO, love the understated holden good looks. What are these like to drive daily? I am sure there are quite a few people here who do. What sort of mpg do you average, highs and lows? How is the reliability? What are some trouble areas these cars have? How is parts availability now that both Pontiac is dead and Holden on the way? What do you pay for insurance? Any and all info would be greatly appreciated!
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Average mileage around town will be in high teens. Comfortable car to drive. Not what you want in the winter for daily driving. Parts are an issue, but can be found. Insurance will vary depending on what part of the country you live and will be high since it will be a daily driver to and from work.
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Bought my 06 a year ago with 47,000 miles. I use it as a daily driver and mileage is in low teens. Haven't had any maintenance issues. I am retired and drive 10+ miles daily. Certainly more enjoyable to drive than my CTS coupe.
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Regardless of what rationalization you come up with, an out of production vehicle is NOT a good vehicle to use as a daily driver. Maintenance is only a small part. The more you place that vehicle in "harms' way" the more you risk damage to a vehicle where parts are scarce and expensive when you can find them; both mechanical and cosmetic parts.

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Not trying to rationalize it in some wierd way or something. GTOs are just a car I really like and was wondering about the ins and outs of owning one and such.
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What 'ins and outs'? As you say, it's just a car but for the reasons I stated I just don't feel it's a good choice as a daily driver. JMO.....

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In Australia, these cars are almost always used as everyday drivers, unless they are seriously modified, and I mean seriously. These cars are from an awesome family of holden vehicles that are brilliant everyday muscle cars. I've had 2 (2002 VY SS sedan and 2002 VU SS ute) over the years and they are just brilliant for enjoying every time you need to get in a car. In fact I recently sold the ute to buy the 69 GTO.
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Is it a great car to drive daily? Certainly but I'd avoid anything like snow. A stick can be a pain for some in stop and go traffic. Gas mileage if stock varies greatly with the right foot. Low 20s highway and mid-teens likely in the city. As said parts are expensive and harder to find than in Australia where there are Holdens everywhere. I would guesstimate maybe 20,000 left in the U.S. The first fender bender is likely a totaled car as insurance companies do not seem to not want to fix them due to costs.
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Is it a great car to drive daily?
I guess my answer was based on the question "Is it a practical car to driver daily"?

The rest of your quote more or less sums it up:
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I would guesstimate maybe 20,000 left in the U.S. The first fender bender is likely a totaled car as insurance companies do not seem to not want to fix them due to costs.

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Yes, they are, but not great in inclement weather.
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