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      02-16-2008, 03:25 AM   #1
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Just in 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP ls3 430hp..

All for around 35k
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      02-16-2008, 03:35 AM   #2
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Are you serious? A Pontiac? LOL. I'll get that the next time I rent a car.
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      02-16-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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Don't laugh..they sell them in Australia..and the last Generation Holden waxed and M5......for about 40,000 less......and the new generation uses a detuned Vette engine..do not snicker to loudly
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Don't laugh..they sell them in Australia..and the last Generation Holden waxed and M5......for about 40,000 less......and the new generation uses a detuned Vette engine..do not snicker to loudly
its still a pontiac. no die- hard german car fan would be caught dead on a Pontiac or Caddilac, except of course as a loner or rental car.
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Its actually not really "a Pontiac", but a Holden Commodore which is built here in Australia.

As for it waxing the M5.....Only in the mind of Holden Fanbois.....
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Its actually not really "a Pontiac", but a Holden Commodore which is built here in Australia.
And costs almost twice as much here as well

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As for it waxing the M5.....Only in the mind of Holden Fanbois.....
..... and petrol station owners.
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      02-16-2008, 10:48 PM   #7
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Its actually not really "a Pontiac", but a Holden Commodore which is built here in Australia.

As for it waxing the M5.....Only in the mind of Holden Fanbois.....
The E39 M5..had it's ass handed toit the Monaro...I remember it because I was in PErth and the Mg came out and thats why Bob lutz suddelny got a hard on for Holden products.........and the holden was about 30,000 cheaper...V8 vs V8
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its still a pontiac. no die- hard german car fan would be caught dead on a Pontiac or Caddilac, except of course as a loner or rental car.
Even though I'm a BImmer owner..tell ya what that CTS sure makes me go hmmmmm........I'd take a chance.......Caddilac has come a long way in short time...
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      02-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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All for around 35k
GM's plan of keeping costs down, using one engine for many platforms. Good engine but don't like what surrounds it, but a lot of people I'm sure will turn that into a 1/4 mile beast.

But hey if you only have 35k, it's not a bad buy.
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I have driven the CTS-V and the pontiac GTO - both claimed to shame the germans. I was not impressed at all with either.
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Even though I'm a BImmer owner..tell ya what that CTS sure makes me go hmmmmm........I'd take a chance.......Caddilac has come a long way in short time...
My dad went from an E46 to a CTS in 2004. His classic line "that car was the biggest piece of shit I have ever owned."

He now has an M coupe, and all is right with the world.

And I can verify, the CTS was the biggest waste of about $43K I can think of.
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All for around 35k
Seems a little high, when you consider that a new GTO, styled like a 67' is coming out for 2009-10.
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      02-29-2008, 07:08 AM   #13
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Cadillac? Pontiac? Are you serious?

GM puts the vette engine in a piece of shit wrapper and compare it to an M! Why don't you go just go buy a 1970 Firebird Trans Am or Chevelle SS 396, just don't try to stop or go around a corner.
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I've taken a CTSV and a GTO out in my E46M3, not impressed. Now if were talking LS3 Corvette, or 2009 Camaro; they both have my respect. Im on the waiting for a 2009 Camaro.
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      03-12-2008, 01:33 AM   #15
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LOL you post up a concept car? you won't get that wrapper son.
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      03-14-2008, 03:57 AM   #17
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THE prospects of a Holden Monaro entering a new generation via the awesome Coupe 60 concept now rests on the Australian manufacturer securing an export deal.

GM Holden’s new managing director Mark Reuss told GoAuto at the Melbourne International Motor Show last week that if the Coupe 60 was to be put into production, a substantial amount of its projected sales volumes would have to come from overseas.

“It would need to have a healthy export volume somewhere; I mean, 50 per cent of our volume right now is export,” Mr Reuss said.

“To keep the business viable and to keep Holden sustained with manufacturing, we want to export, that is part of it.”

Holden will have its first chance to gather support for a Coupe 60 project at a General Motors internal conference in Orlando, US, next month, where the vehicle’s future as a new member of the Pontiac stable will be high on the agenda.
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Im sorry guys but you just don't get it.

Sit in a Holden/Pontiac and you are very, very quickly aware that these cars are in a totally different league to a BMW, and not in a good way.

You are greeted with 'tinny' doors, relatively poor fitting and definitely lower quality brittle plastics. Just look underneath and compare the build quality and materials used through the chassis/suspension.

They are very well priced cars, but not comparable to an M car...M cars are more than 0-100kph and 0-400m times...
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I have driven the CTS-V and the pontiac GTO - both claimed to shame the germans. I was not impressed at all with either.
The new cts-v is going to be second to none in performance and interior design.

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Im sorry guys but you just don't get it.

Sit in a Holden/Pontiac and you are very, very quickly aware that these cars are in a totally different league to a BMW, and not in a good way.

You are greeted with 'tinny' doors, relatively poor fitting and definitely lower quality brittle plastics. Just look underneath and compare the build quality and materials used through the chassis/suspension.

They are very well priced cars, but not comparable to an M car...M cars are more than 0-100kph and 0-400m times...
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Well I was talking about the performance of the g8 gxp vs the M. The interior and fit and finish of g8 vs M is not even close but shouldn't be for that price.

Having said that the M's interior is boring without I-drive.I'm pretty disappointed that its not more modern.Whats with the speakers in the doors,plastic pedals? I do like a V8 that pulls all the way to 8400rpm though.

I'd still take a RS5 over it.
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Having said that the M's interior is boring without I-drive.I'm pretty disappointed that its not more modern.
I just don't get this. The emphasis is on ergonomics and functionality, not fanboi flare pieces. I appreciate the M3 interior, without the Nav hump especially. I'm glad it doesn't resemble a fighter jet.
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