I bought an 06 gto 2 months ago. Its spice red w/6 speed. Since day 1, the shifter had some play in it and it wasnt "rock hard solid" like many of my other cars were. Anyway, at about 5k miles, I noticed that it was getting harder for me to shift into 3'rd gear. I thought maybe I just wasnt pressing the clutch in all the way, so no big deal I thought. Well, shortly after that, at about 8k miles, when shifting into 3rd gear, it would grind really bad, and as of last week, 4th gear is doing it too. Now, to be honest, when I first got the car, I would have some fun with it, but no more fun that i've ever had with any other car i've had, and even at that point, I've NEVER had the problems that I'm having with this car, even on a 14 year old car. I went to the dealer, whom I will not name unless I dont get cooperation from, and when I went there, the tires were bald...i mean really bald. Well, the first thing out of his mouth was that the car was abused. That was it, it turned into a screaming match. From the symptoms, I can already guess its synchro's and probably the gear itself now, but I told him that if I sat there and roasted the tires off sitting still in one gear all the time, that isnt going to blow a synchro. I also said that if I wanted to set out to abuse the hell out of the tranny and shift it like there was no tomorrow, I could accomplish that without burning the tires at all. The honest to gods truth is that I ran it hard, but DID NOT abuse the transmission in the process. If they call running the rpms up and shifting when youre reving the rpm's up and in the process spinning the tires from a stop abuse and if they think thats why they're precious little tranny couldnt hold it, then what they built is a piece of trash. Theres no reason, with only 8k miles on a car, a tranny should be grinding gears and blowing synchro's out from just shifting at high rpm's. Not to mention that even if you wanted to shift really quick from gear to gear and bark the tires, you cant do it with these cars anyway because GM uses a dime a dozen shifter for it. And then the dealer tells me that theres no way it can be a defect because the tires are bald. They called GM and said that GM agreed to fix it "this one time". Heres my question. Does the warranty exclude repair if there is abuse? And secondly, does the dealer have to PROVE that it was abuse and not a defect? I even purchased the 100k gm extended warranty, and now I'm thinking that it was a waste of money. For that matter, I'm beginning to think that the original $32k was a waste of money, but thats already in the past. Lets say the rear differential blows or the motor blows, is the dealer or GM going to immidiatley going to get out of the repair by saying it was abused? I mean, its not like this is some 4 banger with 120 horsepower that I'm out beating the hell out of. This is a 6.0 liter V8 400 horsepower. What in gods name do they think people are going to do with this thing. Maybe if GM would start using high quality parts so that when you chirp your tires or occasionaly want to show off, it can take it, not blow out synchros, or rears, etc etc. I honestly thought that when I was in an insane mindset as I was signing myself into 6 years of debt and purchasing an extended warranty that I would have a worry free 100k on my car and not have to worry about fixing anything. I guess I was wrong. I could see if I ran it with no oil, or running it with no antifreeze, or something like that, but just driving it? Come on. And the tires were bald. Does that mean that thats the reason why the tranny is acting up? Trust me, I know how to abuse cars...u joints..rears, engines and trannys alike and thats not what I did with this car. Seems GM wants to sell the car but not service it. I am to the point where I wouldnt even reccomend anyone even BUY a GM car at this point, letalone a performance GM car. So, what should I do in this case? Is it the dealer just being A**holes, or is it really GM? I'm truly lost on what to do here. Its getting fixed at the dealer now, but they said that if they open up the tranny and find something else that GM wont cover it. And I said that since the synchro's are bad and the gears gring, what in hell do they think they were going to find?