sorry you disagree. If his GTO is junk he say why its junk. Is it junk because he has a C5 now. Did he have issues with his GTO what is the deal. This is a GTO forum for GTO owners. If your just visiting then show some manners. Thats all im saying. There is no way in hell that a C5 is cheaper and easier to work on than a GTO -----danfigg
I bought my 04 with 22k miles on it. In about 2 years of ownership I put 60k miles on it. Sold with about 80k. It needed: full suspension, steering wheel trim, CD changer worked when in wanted, key was starting to die, door lock act, 04s didn't have clear on the wheels and they looked bad and needed powdercoated, shift knob sitching faided, steering wheel sitching faided. Somehow my rear seats didn't rip though.
My wife bought her 05 as a dealer demo and sold it at 17k miles. Under warranty it had 4 diffs, window seals, ECU, wheel hub, brakes, rear seats, rear headrests, sagging rear springs, and the list keeps going.
I'm in no way bashing the GTO. It is my favorite car I've ever owned by far. I just can't justify the cost of ownership.
The GTO and C5 are very similar to work on. The C5 trans is a PITA to take off though. The typical wear and tear stuff on the C5 are cheaper by far(suspension and brakes). The Corvette specific common issues are generally cheaper to fix then the common GTO issues as well.
The C5 will destroy a GTO on a track... but thats what the C5 was made for. The GTO is worlds more fun as a DD to enjoy as it is truely the perfect touring car. It is just a well rounded car that is a blast to drive and much more comfortable. If parts were more reasonably priced I would have never sold my GTO.