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07-14-2004, 07:49 AM
I am looking to either buy a 97-98 GA GT or a 99-03 GA SE V6. I would like to know the HP and torque specs on both the 97-98 GT and the 99-03 V6

07-14-2004, 07:51 AM
97-98GT are I think 150 or 155 (someone correct this if it is wrong.)
99-03GTs or SEs with V6? 99-03 GTs are 175, the SEs with V6 are 170

07-14-2004, 07:55 AM
I am going to go with the 99-03. I just realized that the 98 GA GT is only a 4 cylinder. I need the 6. :cool:

07-14-2004, 07:57 AM
where is Damascus

Black Z28
07-14-2004, 08:02 AM
Damascus is right off of 70 about halfway between Breezewood, PA and Baltimore

07-14-2004, 08:12 AM
Oh wow, I figured it was southern Maryland

07-14-2004, 08:38 AM
The 98 GT comes in a V6

Also, why not a 99-03 GT? Not like you are gonn abe saving much money on insurance or the car itself. And GT's will be easier to come buy.

07-15-2004, 06:30 AM
i say get a 99+

07-15-2004, 06:58 AM
99+ = new body style = look MUCH nicer in my opinion.

07-15-2004, 09:13 AM
I test drove a 97 GT with V6 before before buying my new 02 GT V6. The older sytle looks nice as well, but 99+ is just a better car with a lot of improvements.

07-15-2004, 12:10 PM
I used to own a 98 GAGT... I'd go with the 99+ for sure :)

07-15-2004, 01:26 PM
I dont think I will get the 99+ GT because I dont think I will be able to afford the insurance at 16 1/2.

07-15-2004, 01:31 PM
So you drive a 99 SE right now and you want another one?

Also, insurance shouldn't be too high on a 99 GT. One way to find out is to call the insurance company. Why downplay yourself when you haven't even researched it yet. :thumbs:

07-15-2004, 02:47 PM
99+ = new body style = look MUCH nicer in my opinion.

I think the 92-98 body style is just nicer, and its more sporty looking because it's smaller (and weighs 300 pounds less). Thats why when I was looking for a new vehicle, I didnt get a GA. :( But, the 3.1 looses HP over the 3300 and 3400. Weird.

If you're looking for HP, the highest late model GA was the 92 2.3 HO with 180 and a 5 speed. They are rare. It was the standard engine in the GT, but it seems every one wanted the 3300. lol I wasnt thinking when I bought my 93. I should have gotten a GT with the HO in it brand new.

07-15-2004, 04:25 PM
Oh, you already own a 99 SE...why would you get an older one then?

08-02-2004, 09:19 AM
hey hockey, you ever run your car at 75 & 80 ? I'm there all the time...