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GXP for G8 and ST a go?

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Okay, now all that needs to be greenlighted is the G8 Sportswagon version for GMNA.

(wait a minute, am I becoming another "68" with this wagon ranting?!?! j/k man! :P )

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Okay, now all that needs to be greenlighted is the G8 Sportswagon version for GMNA.

(wait a minute, am I becoming another "68" with this wagon ranting?!?! j/k man! :P )

Only if you wanted a wagon with no B pillars.

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Its kinda bittersweet for me... im super excited for a 430hp Ute.... but i have to... HAVE TO find a way to buy one... ill have to wait till the second model year at least for dealer markups to hopefully subside, and also because i have to wait till i can muster some money...

Camino, what do you think pricing should be as far as the ST goes?

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Its kinda bittersweet for me... im super excited for a 430hp Ute.... but i have to... HAVE TO find a way to buy one... ill have to wait till the second model year at least for dealer markups to hopefully subside, and also because i have to wait till i can muster some money...

Camino, what do you think pricing should be as far as the ST goes?

Hard to say. In Oz, the Ute is less expensive than the sedan. Here, we can only hope that holds true

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i hope so...

sorry to be inquisitive, but will the Ute weigh less then the sedan? in theory, i think it might, since an open bed must weigh less then an upholstered rear half of an interior, plus the weight of the rear doors, windows... etc etc

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i hope so...

sorry to be inquisitive, but will the Ute weigh less then the sedan? in theory, i think it might, since an open bed must weigh less then an upholstered rear half of an interior, plus the weight of the rear doors, windows... etc etc

No need to be sorry. Yes, I believe it is lighter but I don't have the numbers. Try the Holden site and do the conversions.

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Will both V6 (DOHC) and the L76 OHV V8 run on regular unleaded, not premium? **I hope they do...** Did the LS1/2 run on regular in the 04-06 Goat?

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Will both V6 (DOHC) and the L76 OHV V8 run on regular unleaded, not premium? **I hope they do...** Did the LS1/2 run on regular in the 04-06 Goat?

LS1 and 2 worked on regular. The LS3 are recommended premium on Chevy's website.

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Will both V6 (DOHC) and the L76 OHV V8 run on regular unleaded, not premium? **I hope they do...** Did the LS1/2 run on regular in the 04-06 Goat?

The LS1/2 runs on regular, but premium is recommended for best performance. I've never put regular in my GTO.

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What about the V6 and V8 for the G8? Reg or Prem?

Regular.

LS3 likely will be premium

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hot damn the ute's a porker! Edmunds has the Ute SSV curb weight at 3981lbs... no biggie...430HP will move it

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hot damn the ute's a porker! Edmunds has the Ute SSV curb weight at 3981lbs... no biggie...430HP will move it

The G8 version will likely be slightly different weightwise. But not enough to really matter.

What's the sedan's weight?

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Just to compare, A '74 big body El Camino with a 454 comes in at over 4,400 pounds. My '77 (same big body), with a smallblock probably weighs in at about 4,200.

EDIT: and these are on full frames.

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For comparison:

2008 Cadillac CTS (auto) : 3874 (likely without the sunroof)

2008 Saturn Vue XR (auto): 4076 [FWD], 4325 [AWD]

I sure am glad GM is utilizing GME's experience in engineering lightweight, FWD vehicles to solve their fuel economy challenges... :AH-HA_wink:

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THIS

Might be the G8's saving grace in my eyes...

Come new car time, it'll be either a Camaro Z28 or G8 GXP in the driveway. The question is; which one?

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THIS

Might be the G8's saving grace in my eyes...

Come new car time, it'll be either a Camaro Z28 or G8 GXP in the driveway. The question is; which one?

I know which of those two I'd choose.

Lucky for me, the internal debate is now decidedly over. :AH-HA_wink:

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I know which of those two I'd choose.

Lucky for me, the internal debate is now decidedly over. :AH-HA_wink:

Neither? :lol:

Now just if they bring on the NG G6 as well... Pontiac will be back in healthy condition.

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Actually, when choosing between a coupe and a sedan, the sedan is always doomed. :lol:

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Pretty badass! Love the sound of the power it'll be gettin'.

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