Do you understand what a TSB is?? Its to help a dealership with diagnosis of concerns that a vehicle could possible exibit. TSB are good things, it cuts down on lengthy diagnosis for the same concerns that another one had exhibited and Tech assist was contacted on. Makes life easier for the Techs and the customers.
On GM's Service Information site they only have 18 Technical Bullitens, so I dont know where they are getting 34 from.
I traded in my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac for the GTO. Check out its first years TSBs - 154. Not to mention a couple of recalls. And, while a new model, it was totally based upon the 2 door Explorer. So, it certainly was not entirely new.
Granted, this is a Ford. My first, and probably my last. Ford is suffering through many quality issues right now. So, maybe this is not a fair comparison.
But from what I have seen, the 2004 model seems fairly reliable to me. I did have a leak in my trunk. They need to fire that damn robot. But, other than that, the GTO has been very reliable.