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      05-10-2008, 11:36 PM   #1
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OOOH Pontiac G8 GXP

Is coming soon. 402hp 6.3 liter. 0-60 4.7, 6-speed manual, 245/40/19" tires w/polished aluminum wheels. Loaded for $38k. 25 mpg on the highway. HMMM, I wish I NEEDED more room, but I don't. American cars(especially GM) are getting much better.

Heck the new Chevy Cobalt SS has 260hp. and does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, and loaded its under $25k. Handles fantastic also. I know it has a cheap plastic interior.
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      05-11-2008, 12:13 AM   #2
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Ditto. The lease for my CTS-V ended on Thursday and I will not even consider becoming a GM customer again, unless they have a turnaround in quality AND service of completely unprecedented, epic proportions.
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Is coming soon. 402hp 6.3 liter. 0-60 4.7, 6-speed manual, 245/40/19" tires w/polished aluminum wheels. Loaded for $38k. 25 mpg on the highway. HMMM, I wish I NEEDED more room, but I don't. American cars(especially GM) are getting much better.

Heck the new Chevy Cobalt SS has 260hp. and does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, and loaded its under $25k. Handles fantastic also. I know it has a cheap plastic interior.
The pontiac G8 is actually not an American Car it's Australian.
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i am considering this over the 135i... they will both be priced about the same...
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heh Holden Commodore...


Saw a couple of pontiac testing mules on the road here in Australia with the US front end. Looked reasonably menacing in the rear mirror.
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The pontiac G8 is actually not an American Car it's Australian.
YEP, I know all that. GM of Aust.
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i am considering this over the 135i... they will both be priced about the same...
I went and looked at the G8 last week and it looked real nice in red and esp. black. I sat in one in the showroom and didn't like how HIGH the seats were. When I adjusted the drivers seat all the way down with the lower cushion adjusted for good leg support I felt like I was sitting on a highchair. Otherwise the interior was decent. For that reason alone I would never buy one.

Being that it is a Holden car and very popular overseas, this will be the best GM over here. Pontiac is trying to design it to handle real good without being harsh like they usually do. They need to find out how BMW performs magic with their suspensions.

But if you need a 4 door car and don't mind taking a chance on a GM, the GPX manual would be a great car IMO.

I don't need the room, but I WILL test drive it.
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The pontiac G8 is actually not an American Car it's Australian.

I was going to mention that as well.
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I have 3 friends with GTOs and they ALL hated them after 1 or 2 years. no thanks on a GM for me!
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I have 3 friends with GTOs and they ALL hated them after 1 or 2 years. no thanks on a GM for me!
Really. I wonder why, besides it looking like an EGG.
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The pontiac G8 is actually not an American Car it's Australian.
The recent GTO was Australian also. IMHO it looked much nicer than the new G8.

You do get alot of bang for the buck with American muscle. But, the engineering and refinement of a BMW is worlds apart from any GM product minus the Corvette.
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The G8 does look really nice but I am also worried about the quality and service reputation:





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i am considering this over the 135i... they will both be priced about the same...
How does one even think of cross shopping these two vehicles. Totally different intents. On is a ginormous sedan for hauling fat people quickly, and one is a smallish overweight coupe that is quick.

I just don't see how these even get on the same list.:iono:
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I have 3 friends with GTOs and they ALL hated them after 1 or 2 years. no thanks on a GM for me!

Really? I know a ton of GTO owners, and very few of them have anything negative to say about the car. The problems the GTO has (trunk and back seat access) are very obvious when you test drive it, and if you buy one knowing about these things it's hardly an issue with the car, but the buyer.

There's simply nothing as fast that you can for the same amount of money.
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The recent GTO was Australian also. IMHO it looked much nicer than the new G8.

You do get alot of bang for the buck with American muscle. But, the engineering and refinement of a BMW is worlds apart from any GM product minus the Corvette.
WOW, we all have opinions and @$$holes, and they both stink.

I think the G8 GXP looks a million times better then the GTO flattened EGG. Thats why it didn't sell, good performance and friken ugly as hell.
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The G8 does look really nice but I am also worried about the quality and service reputation:






Really, I think this looks HOT compared to the EGG shaped GTO.

Like I said, if I needed more room I would definately look at it. But the drivers seat is WAY TOO high up. Like sitting on a highchair.

I think the quality will be fine and probably very reliable, the problem will be little pieces inside falling off. And cheap looking interior parts and cheap silver painted plastic.

And I bet the 135i will be in the shop way more then this car. IMO.
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      05-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #19
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I think the quality will be fine and probably very reliable, the problem will be little pieces inside falling off. And cheap looking interior parts and cheap silver painted plastic.

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There are no interior issues with the GTO, and this shares a lot of the same components. The switchgear is all very durable, and everything is well put together.
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It's definitely a step up from the GTO in terms of overall style...much more modern and agressive looking. I can see quite a bit of the new CTS in the G8, which is not a bad thing at all.

The LS2 GTOs will be collectors pieces before too long though ill bet money. Not sure if the G8 GXP will ever reach that status.
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WOW, we all have opinions and @$$holes, and they both stink.

I think the G8 GXP looks a million times better then the GTO flattened EGG. Thats why it didn't sell, good performance and friken ugly as hell.
Sorry I just dont see it. Not appealing to me. The front air dam looks tacked on.

Hey, why hasn't BMW sued Pontiac yet for using the double kidney grill trademark?
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I have wondered that for a long time. Like Hummer and Jeep.
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