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Chris_Doane

RIP G8 ST

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I hear a rampage of some kind going on over in PA today, and I don't think its the Eagle's celebrating a win over the Vikings this past Sunday.

Sorry Camino.

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Well f**k.

Nah it's cool GM, why make something unique in the marketplace when you can be "me too" and sell the same thing everyone else does, who wants something unique. Plus it's not like there's demand for the modern day El Camino by thousands of Camino enthusiasts or anything. :rolleyes:

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Guys, tough financial times call for cutbacks in non-profitable areas. The writing was on the wall when they never announced the official name and winner behind that name back in the summer.

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Oh well. It wasn't to be. If the market picks up eventually, maybe Chevy will do a Ridgeline competitor off the Traverse and call it El Camino.. :)

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Good move. I honestly couldn't see these selling.

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Oh well. It wasn't to be. If the market picks up eventually, maybe Chevy will do a Ridgeline competitor off the Traverse and call it El Camino.. :)

Just the thought of this makes me ill.

Chris

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Just the thought of this makes me ill.

Chris

Ok, maybe call it Avalanche instead.. :)

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I hate to see this but know it is the right thing to do at this time.

Limited volume cars are not going to save GM right now. Let GM build what they need to now and we will get things like this later.

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That's it then, I'm done.

What if they reconsidered bringing over the G8 SportWagon?

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What if they reconsidered bringing over the G8 SportWagon?

I don't know.

I do know that when it comes to GM, I no longer believe anything they say before a car actually hits the showroom floor.

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Good move. I honestly couldn't see these selling.

+1

Imported niche vehicles aren't going to sell with the profit margins GM needs.

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Imported niche vehicles aren't going to sell with the profit margins GM needs.

Oh really?

How about all the wasted development money?

Or the fact that the Aussie dollar has plummeted against ours?

Or the fact that they only planned to build 5000/year?

Or the fact that all parts of this vehicle are already in production?

No.

This is a political decision, and a stupid one at that.

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Imported niche vehicles aren't going to sell with the profit margins GM needs.

Yet the Saturn Astra continues to live... :scratchchin:

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Yet the Saturn Astra continues to live... :scratchchin:

Touche.

Isn't Astra production going to be moved to N.A.? And the Astra wasn't intended to be a niche product, the market made it one.

Camino, take a step back, look at it from the view of someone who isn't a diehard El Camino lover. At no point did the G8 ST look like a big money maker. The fact that GM did the work on it (albeit not much work) then showed it in public, then canceled it, which was pretty dumb.

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Considering all of the work was basically done, why not jsut go ahead and sell it? Even without advertising it'll still sell to El Camino fans if no one else. A sale from a product that was already developed is better than spending the money to bring it to market only to pull the pug and waste that money for nothing.

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Considering all of the work was basically done, why not jsut go ahead and sell it? Even without advertising it'll still sell to El Camino fans if no one else. A sale from a product that was already developed is better than spending the money to bring it to market only to pull the pug and waste that money for nothing.

Exactly.

And, if they couldn't manage to sell 5000 of these per year, then they are in the wrong business.

Pathetic!

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They didn't have to any money into it. The G8 front clip on the Ute didn't cost them a thing, other than a few bucks in labor. The only money they put into it was the little bit they put into advertisements saying its coming. Oops.

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They didn't have to any money into it. The G8 front clip on the Ute didn't cost them a thing, other than a few bucks in labor. The only money they put into it was the little bit they put into advertisements saying its coming. Oops.

Actually, there is a fleet of these being validated as we speak. And then there was the naming contest, the presence of the car on the Pontiac site (still there today), the cost of tossing Holden's production plans into further chaos, and on, and on....

If they had simply said, no- we won't be building it, that would be one thing. This is yet another glaring example of GM second-guessing itself into oblivion.

My loyalty is dead.

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So buy a Challenger. :wink:

I just might.

It would be my first new non-GM car ever.

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I just might.

It would be my first new non-GM car ever.

There are worse non-GM cars out there. :P

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There are worse non-GM cars out there. :P

I'm sure Honda would sell him a nice new Ridgeline, or Toyota a Tundra.. :)

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