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Pontiac G8 to start at $27,595 | Ordering Guide

Would you buy a G8 for the price?   300 members have voted

  1. 1. Knowing the pricing of the Pontiac G8, would you buy one?

    • Yes, make mine a $29,995 V8 GT!
      165
    • Definitely, I'll take a $27,595 V6 GT!
      30
    • Yes and either make a great deal!
      34
    • Maybe...the pricing is a little high
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    • Nah, too much for my blood
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Word from GM's Global Rear Wheel Drive Vehicle Line Executive Gene Stefanyshyn "The manual transmission is coming and is...a later introduction. It will be offered on a V8 only and with a special model." Special model meaning a GXP perhaps? Time will tell, but we'll be anxiously waiting. Thank again to Mr. Stefanyshyn for keep us updated on this great Pontiac!
Pontiac Announces G8 Pricing
New RWD Performance Sedan to Start Under $28k
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DETROIT - Pontiac today confirmed pricing for its new rear-wheel drive G8 performance sedan will start at $27,595 when it hits the streets in early 2008. The V-8 powered G8 GT will be available for $29,995.

“The G8 represents the next phase in Pontiac’s commitment to bring seductively designed, high-performance vehicles to the showroom floor,” said Craig Bierley, Pontiac marketing director. “Our dealers and customers have been anxiously waiting for this vehicle since we first showed it at the Chicago Auto Show in February, so we’re really excited to get this car on the street early next year.”

The G8 is powered by a 3.6-liter VVT V-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with a number of standard convenience and safety features, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control, six airbags and OnStar. The G8 GT ups the ante with a 6.0-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and additional standard equipment.


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Pontiac G8 Ordering Guide
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Key Specs
Curb Weight - 3885/3995 (base/GT)
Cargo Volume - 17.5 cuft
Fuel Capacity - 19 gallons

Key Standard Features (G8)
  • Dual front, side, full side curtain airbags
  • Single-zone manual A/C
  • Blaupunkt 7-speaker stereo w/5" screen
  • Driver Info Center
  • Cruise control
  • OnStar
  • Folding blade key
  • Remote start
  • Tilt-n-telescoping steering column
  • 4-way power driver/pass seats
  • Dual stainless steel exhaust tips
  • Foglamps
  • Stabilitrak
  • Traction control
  • 3.6l 261hp V6/5spd automatic
Key Standard Features (G8 GT) - In addition to/replacing above...
  • Dual-zone automatic A/C
  • Blaupunkt 11-speaker stereo w/6.5" screen
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Decklid liner (?)
  • Quad stainless steel exhaust tips
  • Tire inflation kit (replaces compact spare)
  • 6.0l 361hp V8/6spd automatic
Premium Package (Opt G8, G8 GT)
  • Leather seats
  • Heated seats
  • 6-way power driver/pass seats
  • Leather-wrapped shift lever
  • Rear center armrest

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This makes me happy... once they get the "Build and Price" going on the page, I'll see which G8 I can look forward to, if any.
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I would've liked to see $26,500 for the V6, but still not bad. The V8 price seems just right. GM just needs to hurry up with the manual transmission option. That's a deal breaker for me, and it really goes against the image Pontiac needs to build.

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Considering the level of equipment and high level of fit and finish the price seems reasonable. Though it does seem high for a Pontiac in general.

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Since a loaded CTS is more than I could resposiably justify I have "Settled" on the G8 since it is a sleak and sexy RWD v8 small block machine that is supposed to remind the driver of the last generation M5. With the price coming in this low and my Mets post season refund coming through, I wil be putting my $500 deposit down as soon as that money clears into my account to ensure I get this very resonably priced beast of a car.

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What is the point of the V6 unless you want to get better gas mileage? 100 more horses plus more optional equipment for $2400 is a steal!

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Yeah, this will do well. It will certainly sell out the small number they're bringing. The prices compare well to the Charger and (as mentioned) that's quite a feat given that this is imported from Australia and the dollar is very weak right now. But then again, this will never be built in the U.S. as the next gen is bound for Oshawa, correct?

I don't usually like to nitpick what I think is a solid all around entry, but they really do need to offer this with a manual.

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Great price for the GT. But for how long. Only a few months probably.

Horrible price for the V6. So much the plan to replace my Grand Prix with a G8 V6. They'll have to pile on the incentives at that price.

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excellent pricing. pontiac will sell all of them, assuming the dealers don't try to go trigger happy with the markups!

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Considering the level of equipment and high level of fit and finish the price seems reasonable. Though it does seem high for a Pontiac in general.

It's not that much more than a 3.6 L G6. What do you want? A G8 priced lower than the G6? We have one of those already—it's called a Grand Prix.
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excellent pricing. pontiac will sell all of them, assuming the dealers don't try to go trigger happy with the markups!

Oh you just know the Pontiac dealers are starting to salivate over how much they can rape customers for on the G8 (they did it with the GTO and Solstice, what makes you think they won't for the G8???). If Pontiac is to survive, then GM needs to put a leash on it's Pontiac dealers before they screw up the G8 launch and continued sales. I'd like to consider one for myself, but already dread hearing the salesperson try to justify their $5000 markup "because of their limited availabilty". <_<
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No Navigation for a $30K car? :ph34r::duck: Edited by smallchevy
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V6 price seems quite steep. The Dodge Charger SXT starts at $25,685.

V8 price sounds really good!! :thumbsup: ......as the Charger R/T starts at $30,755.

The Charger SXT also appears to have more standard features to me. I would guess GM purposefully priced the V6 high in hopes that more V8s would be built. The Charger is a much more high-volume product, so the V6 needs to have a bigger price advantage over the V8. The G8's target of 30k/year is probably lower than what the Charger R/T sells by itself, so GM could probably sell all V8s if it wanted to.

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wow. maybe i CAN get that G8 GT.

summabish. i might just get a rear wheel drive car.

is the G8 hitting market before or after the COTY deadline?

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Great! These price points will help to distance Pontiac from Chevy and help Pontiac move back up market from Chevy. This should also help keep G8 prices below any future RWD full size Buicks inorder to keep the brands in order. As long as GM keeps the Impala priced well below this as it is now, Pontiac should be able to look more like an American BMW then a fancy Chevrolet.

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A little high for the V6 as I would have liked to see it start at $26,000. As for the V8 I am pleased to see anything under $30,000.

The G6 was over priced n the sticker as $28,000 was more than it was worth. At least the dealers are willing to deal.

The G8 is a great price for a lot of car and it should do very well.

This is only a car intended to hold us till the Canadian car get produced if all goes as planned.

For the one asking about the manual 6 speed tranny, it should be here as stated above.

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No Navigation for a $30K car? :ph34r::duck:

Navigation is just another new option that every pu$$y who;s

too much of a retard to tri-fold a map NEEDS.

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The pricing structure seems good. I would be happy with just a G8 3.6L, but with the GT starting out at not much more, it would be tough for me to choose.

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No Navigation for a $30K car? :ph34r::duck:

But it gets a 6.0l V8, RWD and leather trim. Hmmm....which would I rather have???

But seriously....I'm sure it can be added at any time as it is already available in Aust and NZ. If you are serious about one of these and need Nav, start writing to Pontiac.

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Navigation is just another new option that every pu$$y who;s

too much of a retard to tri-fold a map NEEDS.

... or it's a new option that travelers who don't wish to buy a city map of every locale they may happen to travel to DESIRES.

Can't find a restaurant on a map either.

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The 3.6L car seems awful steep, but then I think the G6 GXP is priced too high as well. The V8 car seems more reasonable.
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How soon we all forget... Guys before we keep bitching about 27.5K we should keep it mind a Bonneville SLE in 2005 started out at over 30K and a SE at like 28K so this doesn't seem so bad now does it? And also a GXP with a V8 started out at 36K, and I can prolly have every option for that price!

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