What do you think of the g8 gt?

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  1. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

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    I found a 2009 Pontiac g8 gt for an amazing price. It has 89,000 miles on it. It is completely loaded. It also comes with a lifetime engine warranty. I think I might be trading in the civic. As much as I love this car, I have always wanted a g8. Just looking for opinions on what you think of the g8 as a car.
     
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    Is it the GXP with the 6.2 liter and Brembo brakes?
     
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    Unfortunately no. It's just the gt. I would love the gxp but can't find one for a decent price.
     
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    V6 or 6.0 V8?
     
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    V8.
     
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    I think they're sharp, you should go drive it and then decide.
     
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    Discontinued car as of 2009 with a short production run? I would not buy one simply due to potential cost of replacement parts and lack of aftermarket support. Slap on horrible fuel efficiency as well.

    You are finding a good price because there isn't any demand.
     
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    It has a Chevy ls2 engine.
     
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    That is only one part of the car, what about everything else?
     
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    Most of the stock parts are made by Chevy.
     
  11. stilletto

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    Agreed. It's essentially a Holden Commodore, which is still GM.
     
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    True, but that is for the Australian market. Parts may be available, but at what cost?

    Essentially, what I am getting at is that there are many downsides to owning a car that has been discontinued...especially when the production run/sales were dismal in the first place.

    And the newest US version/counterpart to the Holden Commodore is the Chevrolet SS.
     
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    ive always loved the g8 gt for some reason and i usually hate GM cars

    id go for it personally
     
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    ..ridiculous shipping. Haha.
     
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    They've always caught my eye, but they're down on power, compared to their two door brethren, and only offered in an automatic. Sort of a turn off.
     
  16. bmac

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    I do understand what you are saying. I'm going to have to think long and hard about this one.
    Well my philosophy was I would run it until the tranny goes out then switch it over to a manual.
     
  17. highplainsdrifter

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    A person here at work owns this one.

    In truth I don't think it would be as fun to drive as the Si after the V8 novelty wears off, but I do think it's a good looking car for a 4 door.
     
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    Give it a test drive. You may love/hate it after trying it out.
     
  19. ErckleSi

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    There fast as well ran one blew me out of the water lol they are a sweet ride tho even if they are a muscle car
     
  20. VNPP

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    Ive driven one and they're awesome. I types a few searches into google and it looks like theres plenty of the major aftermarket stuff like coilovers and engine parts for it too. Sucks that theyre automatic, thats the only reason i wouldnt get one
     

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