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The truth about the G8

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My favortite factoid is that the G8 outsold all of Saturn last month.

:rotflmao:

That's a pretty amazing statistic!

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Satty    338

Cars that either outsold or nearly matched the the G8 (1479) in December:

Toyota Venza-1474

Toyota Avalon-2436

Lexus IS-1451

Nissan Pathfinder-1551

Kia Optima-1410

Lincoln Town Car-1368

Chrysler Aspen-1515

Just sayin'

Edited by Satty

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FAPTurbo    1,040
Cars that either outsold or nearly matched the the G8 (1479) in December:

Chrysler Aspen-1515

oooooh, $h!ty....

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Satty    338

And Pontiac as a whole is down 51% compared to the first 2 months of 2008.

And the G8 only came close to outselling Saturn if you dont count the VUE in with Saturn sales.

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Satty    338
LOL Well I was just using it's main competition.

People on here like to say the G8 competes with the BMW 5-Series. Well, in December BMW sold 3699 5ers. In February it was 3191.

An aside, there are almost no sales recaps from January or February posted in our Sales Ticker forum. I hate doing the research on this stuff.

I will congratulate Pontiac on finally having the G8 outsell the Avalon in Feb. But Toyota sold three times as many Prius' as Poncho sold G8s.

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Not to worry, PCS knows that the G8 is not long for this world, and as GM has already stated, that when this model ends, there won't be anymore coming to North American shores.

I'm thrilled that once AGAIN GM has managed

to extinguish my dreams.

So it's gonna be a World Government issued

Camry Hybrid for all, huh?

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I'm thrilled that once AGAIN, BASIC SALES FIGURES have managed

to extinguish my dreams.

So it's gonna be a Japanese Government issued

Altima Hybrid for all, huh?

Fixed.

Edited by the_yellow_dart

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So it's gonna be a World Government issued

Camry Hybrid for all, huh?

Or a Prius....one world, one Toyota for all! After all, Toyota's logo looks like a T against a globe.. :)

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z28luvr01    170

So much disdain for one of the best cars GM has ever made. You know what? We deserve what we get. Enjoy your Toyotas.

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trinacriabob    18

So why did this happen?

The car looks good, supposedly drives well, is reasonably priced (in V6 form). Did I mention it looks good?

So was it timing, advertising, crowded market niche, association with Pontiac, or another easily forgettable alpha-numeric name?

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So why did this happen?

The car looks good, supposedly drives well, is reasonably priced (in V6 form). Did I mention it looks good?

So was it timing, advertising, crowded market niche, association with Pontiac, or another easily forgettable alpha-numeric name?

I gave it the mal occhio ... :P

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The sales figures GM supplies reflect what the dealers are buying not actual retail demand. That's why even though G8 sales have been fairly steady there are too many of them sitting on dealer lots too long. For example, Pontiac had a 283 day supply (60 days is considered healthy) at the end of 2008. It's probably worse now.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/slow-sales-thr...g8s-future.html

Edited by buyacargetacheck

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GMTruckGuy74    228

I for one would be more than happy to go to a Pontiac dealer and sign on the line for a brand new 2009 Pontiac G8 GT Sedan right now if I knew I had a job in September and could get a loan for the car (oh yeah, and could afford the payments too on a $32k GT model :lol: ). Depending on how things play out between now and when my SmartLease ends in November, the G8 is still on my shopping list. Not everyone here at C&G hates this car :neenerneener:

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Intrepidation    839

Pssh, it's in my sig with my other favorite sedan, I love it. I think timing (being at least 2 years late to the party) and lack of advertising is the car's problem. The car itself is one of GM's very best. Read any review about it.

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