Much of this can be found by reading some of the other threads - you'll see a lot more deail on the specific issue people have had, but here's my thoughts about the '06.I am just about ready to buy a 05' goat black on black 6 speed and I was wondering as to anybody's experiences with the car both good and bad.
I am just about ready to buy a 05' goat black on black 6 speed and I was wondering as to anybody's experiences with the car both good and bad. :cool
Appreciate the help.
Before I even test drove my car before I bought it brand new, I made damn sure that I had the finances worked out personally, and with the dealer. I made sure my dealer was going to give me a good trade in value as well as "coming down some on the new sticker price". I belive mine was originally stickered at $33,500 or in that area. After the finances were agreed upon, but before I signed the final papers, is when I test drove it. I knew that if I drove it before all of that, I would fall in love with it and just say "screw it" I'll pay whatever for this car. Which in the end, probably saved me a couple grande.:rofl:It is not really a matter of do I want the car I guess it is more at 19 years old is my income going to sustain the car? It is easy to get the car but if you buy the car you have to have money for parts, gas, tune ups.....etc Although I am in the military and we make good money, most of you that our on this website are a bit older than me so it is easier I would think to get one. I have a perfect driving record and my credit is good so I think it won't be a problem. I will have to go for the test drive when I get back from this deployment and I will know for sure then.
One final question for all of you is that do you think the 6-speed manual is way better than the automatic? I am torn between this question and would like some insight.:confused
I went with the brand new 2006. It was the only one they had at the time, in fact they just got it in the day before I bought it. Just go for what the finances allow you to go. Stay away from the higher mileage 04's cause their basic warranty on them is about over with if not already.So did you buy a 2006 or an 2005'? I can't decide if I want to buy brand new or used from the dealer. A 2005 runs between 24,000 to 27,000 on autotrader instead of $30,000 bucks. I wonder if it is better to go with the 2006 then and get financing through the dealer... Oh questions, questions, questions!!!!!!!!!!:willy:
That depends on what you expect to earn and where you expect to be in the next few years while you're paying it off: -It is not really a matter of do I want the car I guess it is more at 19 years old is my income going to sustain the car? It is easy to get the car but if you buy the car you have to have money for parts, gas, tune ups.....etc
6 speed - the slushbox isn't bad, but the manual gearbox is just fun - if for nothing else than the fact that a well timed down shift at speed just sounds fabulous. If you spend a lot of time sitting in traffic you may feel different (I still like the 6 speed despite the twice weekly commute to LA)One final question for all of you is that do you think the 6-speed manual is way better than the automatic? I am torn between this question and would like some insight.
For both my 1995 Lincoln Continental and the 2005 GTO full coverage through USAA is 734.96 for 6 months.This is because I can list the GTO as a pleasure vehicle because my Continental is my daily driver. Is that pretty good or a little steep do you think? As for the car payment I am looking for around $350-$375 a month. Not trying to be nosey or anything but how much did you all have to pay for a car payment and what was the rates they gave you?
I really appreciate all of your help and appreciate the honesty. Most people give you the runaround about it.
Good God man. I pay just over $1400.00 a year for my 06 GTO and her 97 Sebring. The Sebring is going away next year and she wants a pony Mustang. I can't get her to change her mind on that, she loves the way they look. She is afraid of my car though.Yeah, that's a good rate. I'm paying $1100 every six months for my 02 caravan and 04 GTO, and I'm 32!