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Old 18 Feb 2007, 12:03 pm
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My 03 GT w/autostick has 49,500 miles on it now. The trans was rebuilt by the dealer @ 30,000 miles and torque converter replaced. The PCM was replaced around 2,500 and plugs and wires at 750 miles by the dealer. I have changed the cam sensor,oil pressure sending unit, 180 deg. stat, and installed a plastic intake manifold.
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Old 19 Feb 2007, 10:48 pm
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2004 turbo with 97,500 miles. Change oil for the first 45,000 miles every 3,000 miles, then switched to changing every 5,000 miles. Only one warranty claim at about 25,000 miles was for a shift cable that jambed making it impossible to get out of park. Still able to get 28 mpg on the highway.
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Old 21 Feb 2007, 07:33 pm
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I have 55,000 miles on my 05 turbo lite with Stage 1. Have just changed Oil, Put in K&N air filter, plugs and wires that were needed for the Stage 1 upgrade. Nothing has gone wrong. 90 percent of miles are interstate between Ga. and NC. Will be 2 years old end of Feb07.
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 03:34 am
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'04 GT with 45,000 miles

Under warranty: Rack and Pinion replaced @ 20,000 miles

Tires at 38,000. Oil Change every 3000. Major Service at Dealer at 30,000 (flushed and changed tranny fluid as estra)

Shimmy while braking cured by replacing the RSA's
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 04:25 am
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2003 GT just turned 120,000 miles. I had the timing belt and water pump replaced at 90,000 miles as PM. That's the only time my PT has been to the dealer. I do all the normal maintenance Castrol/Wix filters every 5,000 miles, Trans/filter flush every 40,000, brake pads at 70,000, and on my second set of tires.
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 11:12 am
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Just passed 40,000 on my '05 turbo Lite auto.
Changed plugs, wires, brakes, tires. Mobil 1 every 5,000 miles.
No grief at all.
Went 87,000 on my '02 with only a broken rear sway bar from a pothole that also cracked a rim![:0]
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'05 Limited Turbo Lite, (Silver, of course)4-wheel ABS, Sunroof, Spoiler. Mods: E&G Classic grill, K&N FIPK, BTG duals, rear lowered 1.5", LED washer lights, $20 catch can, Aoogah horn, Weatherflectors, Sunroof Deflector, Fuzzy Dice, rear logo flames, rear pinstripe graphic, Gen3 Taillights, rear sway bar, hood struts, Strut bar.
Traded in '02 Silver Touring Edition w/87,000 miles
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 11:22 am
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"2003 GT just turned 120,000 miles"

wow !! thats alot of miles with no problems !! congrats !!
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 03:13 am
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2003 GT = 90,000 miles w/Stage 1 (@ 30,000)
Repairs = Front left-side hub/wheel bearing (@ 80,000), tires (a few times)
Routine = Mobil 1 oil change every 4-5k miles (@ 700 miles), K&N oil filter every oil change
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 09:54 am
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one thing that stands out is that not a lot of miles and some major repairs already....Does not sound good if you purchase one for the long term...100,000 plus....[8)]. I have an 04 that is up on the lease in Nov. it has 50,000 on it not sure that i will take a chance on purchased it....
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 09:15 pm
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quote:Originally posted by rszappa1

one thing that stands out is that not a lot of miles and some major repairs already....Does not sound good if you purchase one for the long term...100,000 plus....[8)]. I have an 04 that is up on the lease in Nov. it has 50,000 on it not sure that i will take a chance on purchased it....
Haven't been here for a while so I thought I'd check in. I purchased my 03 GT Auto in August of 2002. I put a stage one kit on it as soon as they came out. I have driven this car pretty agressively for a guy in his early 50's. Heck, I've even made some laps at Irwindale Raceway's 1/8th mile drags. It ran 9.70's in "D" for drive with track on, a full tank of gas and a Sonny Bryant crankshaft (93 pounds) out of my race car in the back riding with me.

And mine has over 142,000 miles on it.

Here's the list of broken parts since day one: Top motor mount. End of list.

Here's the preventative maintenance I did at 100,000 miles: Timing belt, new water pump (since the old one had to come off to replace the timing belt, I decided to put a new one on just for grins), belts and hoses, radiator flush, tranny service (again, for problems with it, ever), and a new battery.

I put a couple sets of tires on it. I even stayed with the same Good Year style it came with when it was new. I've done a couple brake jobs using Raybestos ceramics. Whenever I put pads on it, I go ahead and stick new rotors on it, too. I get the rotors and pads from NAPA Auto Parts.

Other than that, this car has been so loyal to me I think at 200,000 miles I'll pull the engine and tranny and give it a freshening. Then I'll see where I'm at with it when it hits 300,000 miles. We keep it detailed and it still looks like new. I work out of my car and enjoy kicking lotsa butts all day long when the light turns green.

I checked out the new PT's last year and didn't like the new dash look. Plus at 6'4" my knees hit the dash even when the "new" electric seats were adjusted all the way back.

I'll suffer with my "old" 2003, I guess. [8)]

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