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Old 01-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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Found a few 06's....would like opinions

I have been searching for a few month's on and off now as when a deal fell through on an SOM WS6 realized it may be awhile and I am looking to get a DD for the next few spring/summers (honestly speaking WS6 prob isn't the best daily anyway). With that being said I reverted back to looking at my next favorite platform LS2 GTO's. This being said I would like to purchase in the next month or two and I am looking in the $12 to $14 range for either a PBM or BOM 06 GTO. This being said I have found the following ads and would like to get the professionals advice. (Keep in mind this will be daily 40 mile roundtrip car from probably April to October, I say this as some of these cars are cammed and I am not sure how practical that is for a daily driver).

Option 1: http://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/5925493103.html

Option 2: http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/5926417166.html

(This assuming he will move at least to $15K on the price)

Option 3: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/5928670062.html

(Spice Red not really what I was looking for but would do if it is the best option)

Option 4: http://youngstown.craigslist.org/cto/5948934725.html
(This car is local so would save on travel costs and won't lose out if I decide not to buy):

Option 5: See below not posting becasue I know BOM's are fairly hot and its currently not listed so it might be weird but I hate to post it and have someone buy it before I do (This car is local so would save on travel costs and won't lose out if I decide not to buy):

2006 BOM GTO
I am selling my 2006 Pontiac GTO. I purchased it new in 2006. The car has about 65,000 miles. It is a bolt on car that runs very strong. The car has made 400hp to the wheels on two separate dynos. The car has been garage kept most of it's life and has never been driven in the winter. I am looking to get $14,500.


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•Tuned by Proxses Tuning
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•BMR Aluminum Skid Plate
•Katech Belt Tensioner
•GMM Ripshifter
•New clutch and flywheel just installed
•New Slave Cylinder and Pilot Bearing
•Tick Performance Tilton Master Cylinder
•New Driveshaft Carrier Bearing
•Pedders XA Adjustable Coilovers
•Maverickman Rear Carbon Fiber Diffuser
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•Harrop Rear Cradle Cover and Mount
•Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust
•Pioneer Touch Screen Stereo
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You have quite a selection there, from mild to wild. If you don't have to depend on the car for reliable transportation and you are going to mod it anyway, buy the one with the mods you like.

From your list without seeing and inspecting any of them, I would pick the BOM because I already have a PBM. Nice selection of parts, and my car was also tuned by Proxes, so I know the work is decent.

I would only worry about driving a cammed car 20 miles one way if it was all stop and go and it surged like crazy. You will have to replace valve springs occasionally and cost of gas goes up, but that's the price you pay.
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The one that has had the least done to it.

JMO, YMMV, GLWS.
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Buy a 6th gen camaro.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:08 PM   #5
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I unfortunately do not have that kind of cash flow
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:36 PM   #6
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The one that has had the least done to it.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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The one that has had the least done to it.

JMO, YMMV, GLWS.

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This!

This, this, this.

I would never buy a modded car unless I knew the owner personally and knew how the mods were installed and how the car was treated.

I'll pay more for a clean stock car than a modded one. Too many unknowns with a modded one.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:50 PM   #8
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Of those, I'd go with the SRM or BOM cars just based on the descriptions provided.
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the bolt-on-only car with the "fresh" LS2 may be promising, or it may be a money pit.

the heavy modded texas cars may look nice, but i would stay away from both.

SRM looks good. kinda want it myself.
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SRM looks good. kinda want it myself.

Shit. For that price I'd be tempted to buy it as a year round weekend warrior car.

Can't stand driving my 15 Malibu company car all the time.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:37 PM   #11
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Doo eeet.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:52 PM   #12
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The GTO in DE was being sold as a roller a few months ago and selling off aftermarket parts (G force axles, twin disc clutch, and I think 1000hp driveshaft). Not a virgin. The car for sale in Ohio seems clean. I actually traded parts with him a few months ago (traded DMS spoiler for a Mav Man). Called him per his Craigslist ad and asked him if he was going to demod and sell the spoiler. Real nice guy. He said it's making 513rwhp 485rwtq. The pics he sent me with the Mav Man spoiler on looked good. Can't hurt to look at it. It might be to wild for a daily with the cam.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:52 PM   #13
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from what you posted either spice red or bom seem good for dd
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #14
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I'd go with the spice red one personally. Find one the one you like though. I am glad I waited, and found my IBM, 6 speed, and with a black interior. The 18s were a plus too.
The spice red would be a good platform to start with. Then change out the suspension and brakes.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:13 AM   #15
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Owning a SRM (bone stock as well) I'm a little biased but I think that one is my favorite of the options you listed. However the BOM seems well and thoughtfuly modded with low miles and it's my favorite GTO color so I'd be torn..............HTH
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The GTO in DE was being sold as a roller a few months ago and selling off aftermarket parts (G force axles, twin disc clutch, and I think 1000hp driveshaft). Not a virgin. .

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Old 01-12-2017, 04:27 AM   #17
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Looking for a modded GTO, that's never been driven hard, is like calling an escort service, and hoping for a virgin.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:50 AM   #18
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I recommend the BOM. Since its a one owner, he knows the entire history on the car and that is important when buying a modded car. The seller knows when and why parts were replaced and I would think you could get him to come off his asking price a little although 14.5k is fair for what he has on it.
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Yeah, stay far away from the one in Delaware.

I vote for either the SRM or the BOM. I'd lean more towards the BOM since it appears to have some of the inherent GTO issues fixed, such as the carrier bearing.
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What? Not interested in a CGM?? It's the classiest color!

Agree that you want to find one as bone stock as possible.
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I would go SRM all day, get it for $12-$12.5k. Lowest miles (outside of the BOM) and it's stock.

Next I would do the black one in Delaware because lower miles and lowest price.

Finally I'd do the BOM. As mentioned, the dude seems like he's addressed the problem areas and took care of the car.

At the end of the day, I'd want something as close to stock as possible. Last thing you want is a headache for something that you just want to get you to work each day. A stock/ bolt on LS2 is enough to have a little fun without breaking crap.
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I'd pass on the SRM:

Just noticed:

1) Gaps around the passenger headlight where it meets the front bumper.
2) Missing the rear plastic undercarriage cover between the mufflers.
3) New radiator.
4) Fuse box looks to be installed at an angle or it's missing one of it's anchors.

I'm guessing it was in an accident.
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I'd pass on the SRM:

Just noticed:

1) Gaps around the passenger headlight where it meets the front bumper.
2) Missing the rear plastic undercarriage cover between the mufflers.
3) New radiator.
4) Fuse box looks to be installed at an angle or it's missing one of it's anchors.

I'm guessing it was in an accident.

Good eye Popeye.

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so:

pass on all of them except for the one with no pictures.
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I agree with the ones who said least modded. As a mechanic i can tell you i dont trust 90% of the pople out theres work. You don't know how well those mods were done. It may have been at a professional shop or a few buddys drining beer under a shade tree. Just to many what ifs in my book. Side note does anyone know what the wheels on option 2 are?
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even at a "pro" shop they can do hack work.
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I agree and even shade tree mechanics can do jobs correctly. Which is why i say stay away from modded cars unless you know who did it.
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Thank you everyone who responded and really appreciate those who provided detailed reviews and discussion on your experience....i quickly realized that a cammed car at the moment really wasn't what I was looking to get into. Which left the PBM with rebuild, SRM that was stock, and BOM which was mostly a bolt on car....

The summary of that someone provided in the SRM was very beneficial as well as the information someone else provided on the PBM about it being demodded.

This really left the BOM which I am going to see tomorrow afternoon...Not sure if I am overthinking it but based on pictures I feel like I am still more appealed to PBM even though not as rare but will what to see the BOM looks like in person as I still like the color a lot. Then I will determine whether I buy this BOM or wait until a good deal on a PBM shows up....also thoughts on is 14500 a pretty good price as I have seen a quite a few in the 12 to 13k range but none that were BOM
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Thank you everyone who responded and really appreciate those who provided detailed reviews and discussion on your experience....i quickly realized that a cammed car at the moment really wasn't what I was looking to get into. Which left the PBM with rebuild, SRM that was stock, and BOM which was mostly a bolt on car....

The summary of that someone provided in the SRM was very beneficial as well as the information someone else provided on the PBM about it being demodded.

This really left the BOM which I am going to see tomorrow afternoon...Not sure if I am overthinking it but based on pictures I feel like I am still more appealed to PBM even though not as rare but will what to see the BOM looks like in person as I still like the color a lot. Then I will determine whether I buy this BOM or wait until a good deal on a PBM shows up....also thoughts on is 14500 a pretty good price as I have seen a quite a few in the 12 to 13k range but none that were BOM

I would offer less and you will have a better feel for how much once you see the car. 14.5k is fair but I would bet he would take 14 for it. I never pay asking price.
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Went and checked the car out on Sunday....was overall pleased as the car was very clean and the one owner aspect helped out with providing dialogue on the complete history.

Car for most part was in good shape other than rear seat stiching coming apart and drivers door handle paint was pretty much worn off (to my understanding both very common so I guess it comes with the territory).

Found out the car also had GForce 1320 Inner Stubs and Axles which I found to be another positive. Not a big fan of the magnaflow but it will serve its purpose for the time being.

I have one or two other cars I am following up on but based on the assessment if I can get him down a little on the price may be pulling the trigger.

Edit: I did not drive the car but rode as he drove not sure if it was the comfort of the car as I am used to F-Bodies but for dynoing 400 lbs of torque I was expecting more although the car signfiicantly made up for that with top end power.
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