Used Car of the Day: 2004 Pontiac GTO

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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used car of the day 2004 pontiac gto

The mid-Aughts Pontiac GTO was a pretty fun car even in stock form -- I drove more than a few during my time as a front-desk service grunt at a BPG dealer -- and today we feature a modified 2004 Pontiac GTO that's presumably even more fun, thanks to modifications.

The mods include a Whitehall strut tower brace, upgraded bushings, Lovell springs, Pedders shocks and struts, 3.91 Aussie gears with Eaton Truetrac LSD, black racing wheels, window tint, Halo headlights, NGK spark plugs, and racing ignition coils.

Oh, and a K&N cold-air intake and ported throttle body, "Cheatr" camshaft, and a new built transmission, among other things.

Click here to check out this car -- the sale price is $13,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Alan Alan on Sep 21, 2023

    In Australia only hairdressers would buy this Monaro as its known as. Real men had 4 door sedans and well hung men drive 4x4 dual cab utes with bullbars and towbars. I personally think this is butt ugly. Later iterations of the Commodore were far better looking.

  • Kendahl Kendahl on Sep 22, 2023

    Fifteen years ago, the GTO was on my short list of automotive retirement presents to myself. It was just a bit too big and gas mileage sucked compared to the 6-speed Infiniti G37S coupe I bought after test driving several brands. It's a pity owners of cars that are collectible the day they are bought screw them up with aftermarket modifications they don't need. I'd offer they seller top price less what it would cost to put the car back to stock. (I just traded in the Infiniti, in mechanically excellent and cosmetically very good condition with 78k miles, for a 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.)

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    • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Sep 22, 2023

      ....aftermarket modifications they don't need...

      Well, that's like telling a pickup driver that they have too much capability that will never be used...a full diaper will soon need changing. But in all seriousness, in their eyes they needed it. Or just wanted it. Which is ok. Really.