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Old 04-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Since they were never sold in Canada, they are a little rare up here so i really dunno much about them

so i was wondering, if someone was in the market for one, what should he look for? what are the common problems with them? anything specific year should stay away from?

any input is greatly appreciated
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Ohh you sly duck!....It all depends on what motor/trans setup ''that person'' would be lookin at

They come with a 5.7 or 6.0 and a 4 spd auto or a 6 spd manual


Bads.... Soft suspension tuning more suited for a Grand Prix than a high-performance coupe, long shifter throws, small trunk

Goods One of the best V8s ever made under the hood, comfortable enough to drive every day, interior design and quality worthy of the price tag.

Ibeleive it was the 2004s only with the 5.7 IIRC i may be wrong

Edit:Also the gas tank is in the trunk..About 3 4 inches behind the back seat..It has a protector in the trunks to kind of conceal it..And the rear seat stiching seems to come loose but usually caught and repaired quickly..
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sorry forgot to mention 6.0 and 6 speed is a must, the one looking at now is an 06
somes with some gay *** dubs, and the stock rims too only one set of rubber with 67k KM sunburnt orange and black interior and magnaflow
havent read much about what they are too common with when it comes to problems, so thought id ask here
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You really wanna know their common issues ?????
Alright here ya go

Audio system: The radio controls in the steering wheel may work intermittently due to loose connections between the wheel and radio head. (2004-05)

Audio system: Radio reception may be poor or have static because the rear window defogger may have invisible cracks in the grid lines. (2005)

Clutch: The clutch pedal may keep getting lower over time, then may not fully release because the pressure plate bolts come loose on cars built before February, 2004. (2004)

Fuel gauge: The engine may not start or may stall because the tank is empty yet the gauge shows fuel remaining, or the fuel gauge will not show full after refilling due to sulfur corrosion of the fuel level sender and if after treating with Fuel System Cleaner PLUS the problem remains, the sender may need to be replaced. (2004-06)

Seat: The front seat may not move forward when the lever is pulled because the microswitch is not activated, requiring an improved switch (2004); and, some vehicles the easy entry feature fails because the module malfunctions, especially if battery voltage is low. (2005)

Also it seems all these issue were present in between 0-20k miles so most ive seen have had their common issues fixed while under warrant still
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The 2006'* I believe have the 6.0. The rear suspension is too soft if you are going to the track, but it'* a good setup for daily driving with an occasional punch. Rear seat stitching was changed before the 2006 model was released I think. The biggest complaint I've heard is that the engine is hard to work on (while in the car).
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some drivers complain of frequent rear tire replacement.

its a hobby car probably, but i bet the ls is more reliable than a northstar.
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some drivers complain of frequent rear tire replacement.

its a hobby car probably, but i bet the ls is more reliable than a northstar.
I'd say they're equally reliable, but the Northstar is more difficult to work on, IMO of course. That engine bay is really crammed. Part of the reason why I sold one. I didn't want to drop the subframe just to replace a power steering hose.

My cousin use to track race his. He had the rear end replaced twice within 30k miles. Might be worth looking into that issue.

I'd get a G8 if I were you.
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G8s are sex, yet they dont come in stick...
im confused :(
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not many stock cars can stand up to frequent track abuse, especially a car with that much power and a 6spd. ive had to put a bunch of support and aftermarket goodies into my rear to make it live.

and lack of manual trans by gm is really aggravating to say the least and they keep getting worse, i dont think you can even get a half ton with a stick anymore.
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some drivers complain of frequent rear tire replacement.
I see what you did there.
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