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2004 Pontiac GTO 6 speed ls1 10 40.00%
2003 Nissan 350Z 6 speed 14 56.00%
2005 Ford Mustang GT manual tans as well 1 4.00%
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Question GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

I have driven all of them - I will be using them as a daily driver. I have come down to these three. I am into Trans Am style racing. Based off the PERFORMANCE not the looks which would you buy for trans am style daily driver for the price?

2004 Pontiac GTO 6 speed LS1
2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 6 speed
2005 Ford Mustang GT manual trans as well.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

as far as track racing, the z will be the best. followed by the gto. so those would be my 1st 2 choices.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

Tough choice, I love all 3 of these cars. I guess when it comes down to it I would have to go with the GTO.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

GTO...I'd try and save up and get the LS2 though.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

as much as i'd like to vote for the Z, i think i'd take the GTO, i would also go with the ls2 though.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

Performance-
1) Nissan Z
2) Pontiac GTO
3) Mustang GT

Styling/Poise-
1) Mustang GT
2) Nissan Z
3) Pontiac GTO

The 350z is just such a well sorted car compared to its American competitors. I want to like the Mustang GT, but performance figures show it to be a dog on the track. I want to like the GTO, but they completely failed when they designed the exterior. I don't want to like the 350z, but I think its the best out of these cars.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

have you thought about an 03/04 cobra? i think that's in the same price range and it out-performs all three.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

I agree with two of those comments, Get the LS2 and 03/04 Cobra would be a great alternative as well.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

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have you thought about an 03/04 cobra? i think that's in the same price range and it out-performs all three.

that has the fox body style frame so yes i have thought of it- but no dice. i would rather the new frame hence why i am looking at the 05'
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

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that has the fox body style frame so yes i have thought of it- but no dice. i would rather the new frame hence why i am looking at the 05'
so you're going for looks over speed? gotcha..to each his own...
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

03/04 is not fox body is it. i thought that was the 80s and early 90s.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

Each car is very nice in its own right.

The GTO
Personally i love the new GTO. The styling isn't a flashback to the past like most comeback cars which is a nice change. Also, the styling is very agressive. The car, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is a variation of GM's Zeta platform. This was originally engineered for GM's venture into the Austrailian marketplace and sports cars such as the Holden Commodore, which again is a favorite of mine. The new GTO is a very nice well rounded car, but if i were to consider getting one, i would pay the extra for the LS2 equipped GTO rather than the LS1 counterpart.

Nissan 350Z
You can't go wrong with a Z car. The engine is strong and stock, the Z is decently fast, but not as fast as past Z's like the 300ZX TT. The 350 could use a little more juice, but what it lacks in power is regained in handling. I have a few personal friends w/ 350s and i like them, but wouldn't own one myself just because i dont find that it is the best value for my money.

Mustang GT
As with a lot of people, i really like the new styling for the '05 Mustang. Recently one of my close friends and his fiancee bought one. It is a nice car and rather quick. I have never been a Mustang fanatic, but it is a nice handling car with a good amount of power. I really feel however it is too common of a car for me. I like to have something that stands out a little from the norm.


This choice really depends on your personal preferance as far as style, power, handling, uniqueness, and price. There isnt a bad choice on the list, but depending on the person, there definately is a better choice. Good luck with your decision and i'm sure you will be happy with whatever you pick.
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

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03/04 is not fox body is it. i thought that was the 80s and early 90s.
you are correct...
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Re: GTO VS 350Z vs Mustang GT

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03/04 is not fox body is it. i thought that was the 80s and early 90s.
You are correct but the basic under pinnings of all 79-04 Mustangs are the same. The molded carpets are interchangeable as are many other parts. I don't think that it was a bad platform but it was certainly ready for a replacement. The 03 cobra is pretty well modified from the standard mustang though. It has subframe connectors stock and a whole different rear suspension. Those are just 2 of a long list of differences.
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You are correct but the basic under pinnings of all 79-04 Mustangs are the same.
that is what i was saying nothing to do with style.

is there anyone else out there?
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