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If you had $20k to spend on a car...

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What would be a better purchase than a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT with ~10k miles?

Not much IMO, maybe a CPO Cadillac CTS, and a list of cars that I'd buy that you probably aren't into :P

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There's a So Cal Ford dealership (Galpin) selling new (pre-update), well equipped Mustang GT's for ~$18k

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Wow, sign me up for Christmas at the Herzog house!

Haha, I'm not actually getting one; I just thought that was a pretty awesome deal... $13k depreciation in a year or less. That Mustang GT deal is pretty insane, too.

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Haha, I'm not actually getting one; I just thought that was a pretty awesome deal... $13k depreciation in a year or less. That Mustang GT deal is pretty insane, too.

What's the GTO worth? Or you just like the coupe?

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First thought (reaction to thread title)

Since a 2009 Pontiac G8-GT is out of the price

range 2006 Pontiac GTO or gently used, high

mileage 1st gen. CTS-V.

What would be a better purchase than a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT with ~10k miles?

Uhhhhh.... oh yeah! DAMN STRAIGHT! :spin:

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You could get a slightly used Jag XJ, Caddy DTS, or VW Phaeton, too. Lots of metal (or aluminum) for the money.

Yeah a slightly used Deville/DTS would likely top out my shopping list.

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Agreed.

Bad for people who bought them new and may want to trade...but holy cow are there deals now on barely used G8's. Some V6's are under the $20k mark and GT's are not that much higher, generally. Even with a 2 month old Malibu, I've been "curious" looking at all the ads for them. A big majority are ex rentals, with under 10k or 15k miles, but some also are exec cars & demos. If you really look, there are barely used 2009's also pretty low.

So yeah, hard to beat one. I'd agree. Not sure what else would entice me for the price, if a sports sedan was what I wanted.

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Ok, assuming you insist on a new car....

....there's a chance in a blue moon that there might be an 08 Grand Prix base model here or there.

You could also pick up an Impala LS/LT 3.5 with the more basic things on it or a Malibu LS/LT with the 2.4 L4.

All are good cars ... but if you can handle something "gently used," then go Pontiac G8 - what a looker - but would a Pontiac G8 be "gently used?" Also, the G8 hasn't proven itself over long-term use with its newer mechanical components and such.

Actually, this is a tough question!

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What's the GTO worth? Or you just like the coupe?

I'm not sure what exactly the GTO is worth. Probably $13-14k. I don't drive it much though because I don't want it on campus (vandalism mainly). My dad drives it most of the time now but he likes the G8 a lot. I wouldn't be surprised if he bought an '09 if the deals are really good soon, which seems possible considering they have over 200 days supply of G8s based on something I read a couple days ago.

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Low mile GTO would get my money first.

Can't do the sedan thing.

A six speed GTO would be my choice.

Followed by a slightly used Cobalt SS/TC...or a Solstice GXP.

Chris

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Ok, assuming you insist on a new car....

Yeah... I went with that premise for once.

Otherwise I would have said:

1961 CdV 2dr hardtop: $6,000

1932-37 Pontiac ANYTHING drivable in great shape: $10,000

$4000 for repairs., restification. :)

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