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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#8180 of 16984 Re: Need advice on Introductory Luxury car purchase [frisconick]
Feb 12, 2007 (1:59 pm)
LOL, I'd still to this day buy the TL over everything Pontiac currently offers and that's coming from a GM guy.
The G8, isn't a ELLPS because of it's badge. If you put a different emblem like a luxury nameplate badge on it then I think it has enough credibility on interior/exterior + gadgets to be a ELLPS. The G8, has the highest quality interior to ever be installed in a Pontiac car. This is all good news from GM, because it raises the bar another step higher for the comapany. While many will argue the Mercedes, has more luxury which may be true a unbiased person would be blinde to not appreciate the G8's fit and finish for a car starting out at around $26K and will top out around $33K. I do think some ELLPS buyers will cross shop the G8 because it offers a lot of value. The 2008' Cadillac CTS is a ELLPS no matter how you slice. I should be shocked that a few won't acknowledge it as such but deep down I'm not a bit surprised.
#8181 of 16984 Re: Need advice on Introductory Luxury car purchase [kdshapiro]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:03 pm)
The interior color choice ruins it a bit. BTW- That isn't production color as it's been noted on this and other sites. I respectfully disagree with your position on G8's interior. The Mercedes C class was surprisingly plain. I guess I've always admired Mercedes interiors and the plainess caught me off guard for a car costig that kind of money is all.
#8182 of 16984 Re: The g8...you mean the Holden with the V8 and almost no power? [qbrozen]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:08 pm)
Take a look at the power to weight and the actual performance. Considering the car has a V8, I found the numbers listed rather underwhelming.
#8183 of 16984 Re: The g8...you mean the Holden with the V8 and almost no power? [qbrozen]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Since when was 362 hp. on regular gas underpowered ?????
That is 62 more horsepower than your beloved BMW 335i bluedotguy. I will acknowledge the 335i from a size and weight standpoint will out run the G8 GT but once the Holden Commodore HSV/GXP version arrives that will all change as Motor Trend reported a 502 hp. 7.0 LS-7 V8 is in the works. I suppose that also will be considered underpowered as well.
#8184 of 16984 Re: The g8...you mean the Holden with the V8 and almost no power? [rockylee
Feb 12, 2007 (2:12 pm)
362 out of a V8 = underwhelmed. Considering the car's behemoth size, it's not gonna be an entry lux car. It's more of a Maxima with a V8.
No matter how much power, it's just too darn big too.
#8185 of 16984 Guys
Feb 12, 2007 (2:13 pm)
We're all in agreement the G8 doesn't belong here, so let's leave it out!
#8187 of 16984 Re: Wherever did you get that idea? [shipo]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:22 pm)
Yep, that's him.
#8188 of 16984 Re: The g8...you mean the Holden with the V8 and almost no power? [rockylee]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I was surprised how big the TL is, it just does not look that big. Plust it's a heavey car too.
#8189 of 16984 Re: The g8...you mean the Holden with the V8 and almost no power? [frisconick]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:26 pm)
I don't think the TL, is all that heavy. It was pretty nimble for me.