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HarleyEarl    1

I was just minding my own business, scanning the Pontiac dealership as I always do, almost without thinking...everything all looked the same and something caught my eye....something special....a red G8.....looks good in the bright hot Calgary sunlight.

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I was just minding my own business, scanning the Pontiac dealership as I always do, almost without thinking...everything all looked the same and something caught my eye....something special....a red G8.....looks good in the bright hot Calgary sunlight.

LOL! The exact same thing happened to me today at Northland Pontiac. A 2009 Blue G8 GT fresh off the car carrier!

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HarleyEarl    1
LOL! The exact same thing happened to me today at Northland Pontiac. A 2009 Blue G8 GT fresh off the car carrier!

Hilarious!....well, the red one is at CMP in the NE.....what kind of blue is the one you saw?

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Hilarious!....well, the red one is at CMP in the NE.....what kind of blue is the one you saw?

The Blue is like the ZR1 in your sig... but I've begun to associate that color with headaches if you know what I mean.... just seeing it gives me high blood pressure I'm sure.

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BigPontiac    28

I saw a G8 GT in Ignition Orange at a local Pontiac store this weekend with a $5K mark-up on it! Dealer also had 2 base G8s without mark-up.

Another dealer had a Panther Black GT with no mark-up.

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I saw a G8 GT in Ignition Orange at a local Pontiac store this weekend with a $5K mark-up on it! Dealer also had 2 base G8s without mark-up.

Another dealer had a Panther Black GT with no mark-up.

I see history is repeating itself. I guess the dealers haven't learned their lesson from when they marked up the GTO sky high. No one with two brain cells to rub together is going to pay that for a Pontiac.

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hyperv6    774

Even with the mark up I see very few GT G8 cars on the lots. In fact I have never seen a GT on the lot as they are gone as soon as they hit.

The V6 cars are not maked up and last around a week.

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ocnblu    776
Agreed, with the current CTS right there with it.

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turbo200    6

commodore/G8 might do real well in america if GM were to find some resources to invest in Pontiac, keep the current car, build it in America, offer a cheap diesel, say around $26k, drop the price of the V6 by a couple grand and offer a base model with 2.4 DI assisted by BAS for $25k, getting at least 32 mpg in the highway. but the return might not look strong enough on thier balance sheets versus starting over with an EP II Pontiac.

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turbo200    6
If an EPII replaces this great car, Pontiac is dead to me.

well I hope you buy a G8 then, both for the philosophy and principle behind it, and so you can have one last great Pontiac RWD sedan.

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Camino LS6    866
well I hope you buy a G8 then, both for the philosophy and principle behind it, and so you can have one last great Pontiac RWD sedan.

I'll be waiting for the ST.

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What about a nice Opel Corsa based truck, that's coming very soon, via Brazil.

Hmm...the Chevy Montana from Brasil looks like it's based off of the previous gen Corsa, not the new one. Yawn.

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regfootball    252
commodore/G8 might do real well in america if GM were to find some resources to invest in Pontiac, keep the current car, build it in America, offer a cheap diesel, say around $26k, drop the price of the V6 by a couple grand and offer a base model with 2.4 DI assisted by BAS for $25k, getting at least 32 mpg in the highway. but the return might not look strong enough on thier balance sheets versus starting over with an EP II Pontiac.

i'd simply settle for this......upgrade the 3.6 with DI and a real transmission ( an actual refined 6 speed automatic) or I would even prefer a 3.6DI/manual 6 speed combo. having driven it, the base powertrain is not refined enough.......and i don't want the v8 if the v6 is fine.

bottom line, this car is a standout visually and performance wise and GM is doing nothing with it.

GM should offer police and cab versions of this car. i bet demand would explode and then chevy could get a version to sell that to.

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i'd simply settle for this......upgrade the 3.6 with DI and a real transmission ( an actual refined 6 speed automatic) or I would even prefer a 3.6DI/manual 6 speed combo. having driven it, the base powertrain is not refined enough.......and i don't want the v8 if the v6 is fine.

bottom line, this car is a standout visually and performance wise and GM is doing nothing with it.

GM should offer police and cab versions of this car. i bet demand would explode and then chevy could get a version to sell that to.

The plant is almost at capacity, should GM build cabs and not the G8 ST. :scratchchin:

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Camino LS6    866
The plant is almost at capacity, should GM build cabs and not the G8 ST. :scratchchin:

No, they should admit that the demand is there and add a third shift. :AH-HA_wink:

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No, they should admit that the demand is there and add a third shift. :AH-HA_wink:

So they can build cabs and taxis? What's next airport rentals? I would be willing to send them all to fleet. :rotflmao:

Edited by Pontiac Custom-S

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