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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Apr 13 2009, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really, I could have sworn I smelt Mexican food when the engines were uncrated.


So how's the engine in your wife's Equinox doing? ZING!!

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

The Camry is built here, but the funny thing is...I wouldn't call it an American car, because guess what?!?!? The parent corporation is in Japan! Without GM Holden wouldn't be building such vehicles. Therefore the G8 is a domestic.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (deftonesfan867 @ Apr 13 2009, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Camry is built here, but the funny thing is...I wouldn't call it an American car, because guess what?!?!? The parent corporation is in Japan! Without GM Holden wouldn't be building such vehicles. Therefore the G8 is a domestic.


To bring it closer to home for PCS, does that mean that the X5, X6, and Z3/Z4 (prior to MY '09) are American cars? neenerneener.gif
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:49 PM

QUOTE (CSpec @ Apr 12 2009, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's surprising; I read before that the G8 has some minor interior build quality problems.



It does. The interior has nowhere near the solidity and quality of build that an Audi has.
In the centre console area, there were some trim pieces that I noticed that were disturbingly loose.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

Too bad they could not build a G6 with the appeal of a G8.

But they would have had no money to maket it properly anyway sad.gif

As it is the GXP will be a faily unknown car in the greneral public just as my HHR SS is. I get peole all the time thinking I made my HHR SS and I have to explain they are sitting on most dealer lots.

GM get some good cars and can't afford to spread the word.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (FUTURE_OF_GM @ Apr 13 2009, 07:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
***sigh***

I see your point.

But hypothetically, with that mindset, I can also see how you could be another anti-GM person that is just unwilling to accept that the company can do something right. The Torrent is NOTHING like the G8. I'm pretty sure the G8 earned ALL of this praise.

Don't get me wrong... I love the G8. It's my favorite reasonably-priced GM vehicle. And it's gotten great reviews from tougher critics as well. But the OP made it seem as if a positive review from the WP were impossible.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (z28luvr01 @ Apr 13 2009, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So how's the engine in your wife's Equinox doing? ZING!!

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Smells like Chinese food when I open the hood, but it's not trying to pass itself off as American vehicle with a EU feel now is it? smilewide.gif Go Canada! CanadaEmoticon.gif

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Apr 13 2009, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Smells like Chinese food when I open the hood, but it's not trying to pass itself off as American vehicle with a EU feel now is it? smilewide.gif Go Canada! CanadaEmoticon.gif

Really? All I smell when I read your posts is jealousy because the Australians can do something better than the Americans for cheaper than the Germans.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

If it's a Euro-fighter, than mission accomplished. Pontiac always seems to have had a more 'European' orientation anyways, what with vehicles like the 1st Gen V6 OHC Firebird, the 6000 STE, or of course, the Le Mans.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (Lamar @ Apr 13 2009, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To bring it closer to home for PCS, does that mean that the X5, X6, and Z3/Z4 (prior to MY '09) are American cars? neenerneener.gif



WOOO! go south carolina! we're on the map! hehe
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (CaddyXLR-V @ Apr 13 2009, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? All I smell when I read your posts is jealousy because the Australians can do something better than the Americans for cheaper than the Germans.



I don't think that's all you smell, take a deep breath ... tongue.gif
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for fixing that title Oldsmoboi... It was driving me nuts! biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

What I don't understand is PCS' massive beef with this car. Considering it's vehicles like this, the Malibu, the CTS, etc. which are helping to garner GM some much needed praise and PR.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (Captainbooyah @ Apr 13 2009, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What I don't understand is PCS' massive beef with this car. Considering it's vehicles like this, the Malibu, the CTS, etc. which are helping to garner GM some much needed praise and PR.


Because he doesn't care about GMNA, just GME....well he DID.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Apr 13 2009, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think that's all you smell, take a deep breath ... tongue.gif

Ahh, now I smell it. Some burnt rubber from my GTO. smilewide.gif
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (CaddyXLR-V @ Apr 14 2009, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahh, now I smell it. Some burnt rubber from my GTO. smilewide.gif


Such a chubby Cavalier you have ... tongue.gif
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:31 AM

It's definitely not Audi comparable, other than being "inspired" I would say in design and some textures. Not that I'm used to it, it is very good and very solid, but also clearly not done with a limitless budget. Door panels and seats are terrific, as is the dash top and such, but lower dash and center console is all essentially harder, shinier stuff.

That said, it's still a quality piece, and between the layout, the Blaupunkt, the door panels & dash, etc. definitely not typical American based design. Could really be taken to the next level with more polished and solid lower dash panels and center console/lid, for sure. It's actually a bit like the Chrysler LX cars in this regard, to a unique level, where the money clearly went into the overall design, structure, suspension, drivetrains, etc. and a bit less put into every bit of the interior. But it's still quite well done, as is.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (Captainbooyah @ Apr 13 2009, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What I don't understand is PCS' massive beef with this car. Considering it's vehicles like this, the Malibu, the CTS, etc. which are helping to garner GM some much needed praise and PR.



It has nothing to do with the car.

It's that corporate infighting silliness between Holden and GME that he was part of. It was GME's mission to hurt this car any way they could.

Pathetic and absurd.

Holden is the last corner of GM to know how to do things right, and the G8 proves it.

This makes PCS mad.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Apr 14 2009, 01:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Such a chubby Cavalier you have ... tongue.gif



You're just experiencing GTO envy... It's okay, most Grand Prix owners experience this...

And 50% of BMW owners experience the same thing (the ones that actually know the performance of cars, not the ones who buy it because their friends like blue and white propellers)
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (Camino LS6 @ Apr 14 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It has nothing to do with the car.

It's that corporate infighting silliness between Holden and GME that he was part of. It was GME's mission to hurt this car any way they could.

Pathetic and absurd.

Holden is the last corner of GM to know how to do things right, and the G8 proves it.

This makes PCS mad.


Or he's jealous because the G8 is such an infinitely better car than his mediocre, outdated W-body smile.gif

Edited by moltar, 14 April 2009 - 09:30 AM.

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