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What to choose instead of a G8 ST? The Torrent GXP, of course

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Remember when the Pontiac G8 ST had just been announced for production and General Motors had not yet chosen a name for its new not-a-camino? A contest was held, a winner was chosen and the Poncho sport truck got the ST suffix officially added to its base G8-derived name. Joseph Warren, the winner of the naming contest, was granted a G8 ST as his prize for picking the right (and seemingly rather obvious) name, but since that particular piece of sport-truckery has now officially been scrapped, he had to pick something else. His choice? A fresh new Pontiac Torrent GXP. Really, we're not making that up. His only direction was that it had to be priced equal to or less than what the ST would have sold for. He could be parking a desirable G8 GT in his driveway, but perhaps the Torrent's CUV bodystyle is a better fit for Mr. Warren's life. Your mileage may vary.

Source: Autoblog

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I would've gone with a Solstice GXP, I'd be able to get more out of it when I posted it on eBay when the weather started warming up.

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lmao What a dumbass! I'd take the G8 GT or something. The Torrent? What a joke.

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lmao What a dumbass! I'd take the G8 GT or something. The Torrent? What a joke.

Maybe his wife convinced him to get a CUV to haul their 2.5 brats around. Most married men I know are unable to choose a car for themselves, their wives keep them on a very short leash.

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A Chevrolet with a split grille is EXCITEMENT!

Watch it Satty. I didn't own a Prius or Camry Solara. Like those are really exciting especially the Prius with a 1.5L motor wahoo.

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Maybe his wife convinced him to get a CUV to haul their 2.5 brats around. Most married men I know are unable to choose a car for themselves, their wives keep them on a very short leash.

Yup that happens to many people. Look at me I own one.

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Wow.... lame, how the hell do you NOT choose

the G8-GT in this scenario... Stupifying. :blink:

Maybe his wife convinced him to get a CUV to haul their 2.5 brats around. Most married men I know are unable to choose a car for themselves, their wives keep them on a very short leash.

Like the Metalica song goes: Sad but true.

My wife on the other hand, will be getting

a NEW-TO-HER BMW station wagon soon,

as she's decided the TWO-door hardtop

Mercedes Benz 500SEC I bought for her is

a little shy on space, & egress for a huge

baby-seat...

She rattled off a bunch of cars that she

thought might work well for her and that

she'd like to drive and I pretty much said

"tell ya what, 3rd time's a charm, let's

get you another German car, this time I'll

find oyu EXACTLY what you want, a BMW

station wagon"

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Wow.... lame, how the hell do you NOT choose

the G8-GT in this scenario... Stupifying. :blink:

Like the Metalica song goes: Sad but true.

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Sometimes I wish things had worked out better w/ me and fiancee #2...we were so compatible as far as cars and money. She bought the cars she wanted with her money (Jeep Wrangler, BMW 328Ci, both manuals), I bought the cars I wanted w/ my money. We had stable careers w/ six figure incomes. Basically, our views were that her money was hers, mine was mine, and if ever bought a house, that would have been a common thing that would have been jointly funded (we owned our own condos). And like me, she loved dogs, travel, cars and had no interest in having kids. Alas, it was not to be.

A BMW wagon, eh? A buddy of mine bought a clean used '07 5-series AWD wagon recently, he and his wife now have two AWD wagons (that and an '04 Volvo XC70), 2 dogs, no kids..

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So let me get this straight...GM has a "Name the G8 ST" contest, and the winner submitted "G8 ST"? And then picks a Torrent? W-O-W what a dumbass.

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Wonder if GM would've parted with the first off the line G3.

The FIRST EVER G3! (remember the original G6 ad campaign?)

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No, but his entry was the one they drew out of a hat.

Me, I would've chosen a G5 XFE, but only becuase I couldn't afford the gas and insurance for anything else.

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WOW, Some things are mind blowing :mind-blowing: Wonder what medical research group got his mind? :neenerneener:

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Wow.... lame, how the hell do you NOT choose

the G8-GT in this scenario... Stupifying. :blink:

Like the Metalica song goes: Sad but true.

My wife on the other hand, will be getting

a NEW-TO-HER BMW station wagon soon,

as she's decided the TWO-door hardtop

Mercedes Benz 500SEC I bought for her is

a little shy on space, & egress for a huge

baby-seat...

She rattled off a bunch of cars that she

thought might work well for her and that

she'd like to drive and I pretty much said

"tell ya what, 3rd time's a charm, let's

get you another German car, this time I'll

find oyu EXACTLY what you want, a BMW

station wagon"

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DO you let her pick the car out or just buy it hoping she'll warm up to it? Just curious.

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So let me get this straight...GM has a "Name the G8 ST" contest, and the winner submitted "G8 ST"? And then picks a Torrent? W-O-W what a dumbass.

It's so ridiculous it becomes funny... couldn't they have given him a G8? At least t would be related to the car he named....

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GM marketing blows it again.

They should have forced the G8 DT on the idiot and given him no choice. Or let him choose from the other 3 cars they plan to keep.

It is bad enough he picked the Torrent but to pick a car they ar dumping soon.

It is bad enough for the press on the ST going away but to now do this on top of that.

That is as bad as calling a Cadillac concept a WTF. Oh well I guess it just not a good year to be a GM and Cleveland Browns fan. Err not a good decade is more like it.

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Maybe his wife convinced him to get a CUV to haul their 2.5 brats around. Most married men I know are unable to choose a car for themselves, their wives keep them on a very short leash.

it's called 'paying for sex'.

if you don't get the wife her car of choice you get no sex (this does not apply in my household fortunately)

if you don't get the sex from your wife you have to get it either from yourself (only so much before that gets old) or from another woman. the second option there actually costs you too, in the form of a nasty costly divorce and alimony.

as with most anything in life, it comes back to money, food, shelter, and sex.

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Wonder if GM would've parted with the first off the line G3.

or they could have had the first '333' special edition badges.

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