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Brings up an interesting point - Dodge is apparently painting the 43rd Challenger off the line in Petty Blue, as a tribute to the King. It will be a strictly one-off color, not one that's available on any other Challenger.

What other significant numbers might be used to create special collectibles? I was thinking that number 1955 - representing the first year of the Pontiac V8 - would be nice for the G8. Maybe paint it a 1950s-style two-tone red-and-white.

Any other suggestions?

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Funny, you guys weren't this excited when the G5 first hit the lots, what gives? :scratchchin:
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Funny, you guys weren't this excited when the G5 first hit the lots, what gives? :scratchchin:

CUz it was already around with a Chevy badge on it. :P

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TICK TOCK TICK TOCK...... RING RING RING. THERE HERE! THERE HERE!!!!!

The new Pontiac has arrived so let the selling begin. :pbjtime:

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CUz it was already around with a Chevy badge on it. :P

So is the G8. :smilewide:

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Okay....the "Queen Bitch of Interiors" has to speak his voice......

Saw the new G8 at NAIAS.....GT and a V6.....and was shockingly appalled at the interior quality on these new sedans. Those of you that have seen the production units arrive....how do THEY look?

I was certainly NOT alone in my opinions....many people commented how cheap the car looked inside. The worst offenders were the controls/switches/knobs/etc.....cheap, flimsy, and certainly not substantial. GM's "black tie" controls may be overused in many GM cars, but they are far superior from a quality and refinement standpoint.

Additionally, in the base $27K model, the steering wheel and gear shifter are not even covered in leather.....but a nasty plastic....?

At least the seats were nice.....front and rear.....and at least the base car has an attractive cloth trim.

That being said.....the cars are still extremely attractive....and I love the powertrains. But with all the strides GM has been making in interiors, this car's interior was a major disappointment to me....

Other opinions?

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Okay....the "Queen Bitch of Interiors" has to speak his voice......

Saw the new G8 at NAIAS.....GT and a V6.....and was shockingly appalled at the interior quality on these new sedans. Those of you that have seen the production units arrive....how do THEY look?

I was certainly NOT alone in my opinions....many people commented how cheap the car looked inside. The worst offenders were the controls/switches/knobs/etc.....cheap, flimsy, and certainly not substantial. GM's "black tie" controls may be overused in many GM cars, but they are far superior from a quality and refinement standpoint.

Additionally, in the base $27K model, the steering wheel and gear shifter are not even covered in leather.....but a nasty plastic....?

At least the seats were nice.....front and rear.....and at least the base car has an attractive cloth trim.

That being said.....the cars are still extremely attractive....and I love the powertrains. But with all the strides GM has been making in interiors, this car's interior was a major disappointment to me....

Other opinions?

Hmmm, I said that last year when I was at Holden, I was told I didn't know what I was talking about, even though I drove the Holden. Well now you will all see it. Enjoy that quality interior. :smilewide:

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So is the G8. :smilewide:

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TICK TOCK TICK TOCK...... RING RING RING. THERE HERE! THERE HERE!!!!!

The new Pontiac has arrived so let the selling begin. :pbjtime:

Get them while you can, two model years tops! :AH-HA_wink:

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Get them while you can, two model years tops! :AH-HA_wink:

All of a sudden something seems oddly possible about that...

Still, I'll gladly also take #888. It would put the Fleetwood to rest more, but I guess my gas bill would still be insane...

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CUz it was already around with a Chevy badge on it. :P

Somehow an RWD performance car that is't sold as a Chevy in the same market as the G8 is easier to get more excited about than a FWD average-at-best economy car that's sold across the street. :scratchchin:

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Okay....the "Queen Bitch of Interiors" has to speak his voice......

Saw the new G8 at NAIAS.....GT and a V6.....and was shockingly appalled at the interior quality on these new sedans. Those of you that have seen the production units arrive....how do THEY look?

I was certainly NOT alone in my opinions....many people commented how cheap the car looked inside. The worst offenders were the controls/switches/knobs/etc.....cheap, flimsy, and certainly not substantial. GM's "black tie" controls may be overused in many GM cars, but they are far superior from a quality and refinement standpoint.

Additionally, in the base $27K model, the steering wheel and gear shifter are not even covered in leather.....but a nasty plastic....?

At least the seats were nice.....front and rear.....and at least the base car has an attractive cloth trim.

That being said.....the cars are still extremely attractive....and I love the powertrains. But with all the strides GM has been making in interiors, this car's interior was a major disappointment to me....

Other opinions?

How does it compare to the Grand Prix, though? I'm not expecting Cadillac quality in a Pontiac, but as long as it's better than the cheap, nasty plastics of it's predecessor...

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How does it compare to the Grand Prix, though? I'm not expecting Cadillac quality in a Pontiac, but as long as it's better than the cheap, nasty plastics of it's predecessor...

It's about the same, if not worse. :AH-HA_wink:

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It's about the same, if not worse. :AH-HA_wink:

Since I've never been inside a GP or G8, does that mean it's :puke:?

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It certainly looks nice in pictures - but I don't grope my dash anyway, so I don't care too much.

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It's about the same, if not worse. :AH-HA_wink:

Hard to believe. The interior quality of every Grand Prix rental I've had has been borderline embarrasing.

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Hard to believe. The interior quality of every Grand Prix rental I've had has been borderline embarrasing.

JD Power begs to differ :wink:

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I entered my whole fam, thankfully my son is 18. Finally more PONTIAC EXCITEMENT, can't wait to see them kick charger ass.

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