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Walkaround: Pontiac G8 GT
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At the East Coast edition of the 2008 GM Collection, El General had one of his preproduction Pontiac G8 GT sedans on display for everyone's inspection. The car on hand was a red GT with an automatic transmission, the revised silver Pontiac badge, black leather seating, and an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the G8 at the event was eye candy only -- no driving allowed. Still, it was unlocked, and I was able to check out the production-spec interior up close. Follow the jump for a quick rundown and first impression of how it all looked

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eat your heart out charger, theres a new kid on the block!

eat your heart out America, theres a new kid on the block, GM!

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eat your heart out charger, theres a new kid on the block!

It only exists in America because of the Charger and it's LX cousins.

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It only exists in America because of the Charger and it's LX cousins.

:thumbsup: Thank you Chrysler for kicking GM into gear so we can get these cars. Edited by CaddyXLR-V
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I wish the interior more closely resembled the GTO. I like the GTO instrument panel better, and the green is a lot nicer than the red for the lighting, especially at night.

I'm very happy to see the console mounted window switches stay though.

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I wish the interior more closely resembled the GTO. I like the GTO instrument panel better, and the green is a lot nicer than the red for the lighting, especially at night.

I'm very happy to see the console mounted window switches stay though.

Eh... I much prefer red back lighting to anything else. I always found it to be soothing.

Anyways, anyone who thinks this car is boring should be shot. It looks absolutely fabulous. The more pictures I see, the more I like it, and I was already in love with it at first sight. :P

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Eh... I much prefer red back lighting to anything else. I always found it to be soothing.

Anyways, anyone who thinks this car is boring should be shot. It looks absolutely fabulous. The more pictures I see, the more I like it, and I was already in love with it at first sight. :P

:withstupid:

Plus, depending on the shade of green, it might remind us of the 80's when all displays were green.

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Eh... I much prefer red back lighting to anything else. I always found it to be soothing.

Anyways, anyone who thinks this car is boring should be shot. It looks absolutely fabulous. The more pictures I see, the more I like it, and I was already in love with it at first sight. :P

Try driving around in a GTO for a while. I used to love the red too, until I started driving the GTO. Now, I don't want to go back.

:withstupid:

Plus, depending on the shade of green, it might remind us of the 80's when all displays were green.

It's not that shade of green at all. I'll take a picture of it.

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The front end is kinda ugly (particularly the grille and hood vent) IMO, but everything else is fine. Those are the base V6 wheels, btw. GT models will get nicer five-spokes, like the ones on the 528i.

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Is it just me or do the tolerances look fantastic? Really tight.

I know it's pre-production, but aren't tolerances usually wider on pre-prod models?

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Tick Tock Tick Tock

That is the clock running till sales run start in January and we get this great car.

I saw this one in person in the hauler and while I did not see the inside but the outside and underside looked great.

One might note the positive feedback on Autoblog. They usually are GM trolls there. Almost all the comments have been very positive.

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Most of the instrumentation looks white...which doesn't look very original. I liek red because it's different...and I think red on black = awesome. Different Strokes of course!

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With the technology we have today, everyone should be able to pick the dash color of their choice. :P

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With the technology we have today, everyone should be able to pick the dash color of their choice. :P

I agree, I was just thinking that.
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With the technology we have today, everyone should be able to pick the dash color of their choice. :P

Just buy a Mustang.
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X 2.

Some things like instrumentation font color are just aren't that important in the buying decision. Just my :twocents:

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Hmmm... I thought all Pontiacs had red dash lighting. Oh wait, nevermind...
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the hood scoops don't look that good. this isn't a RamAir Firebird. no disrespect intedned to RamAir Firebird owners/fans: they're different kind of cars.

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the hood scoops don't look that good. this isn't a RamAir Firebird. no disrespect intedned to RamAir Firebird owners/fans: they're different kind of cars.

GM figured if they left off the scoops they'd get a lot of whining from the same crowd that whined that the '04 GTO didn't have scoops.

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