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#1104 of 1278 Re: Pontiac Buffs [motorcity6]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:43 pm)
The argument that since the G8 will [ likely ] not sell in huge numbers and thus will face potential issues with repair parts and \ or repair expertise Pontiac dealers has some merit.
Before purchasing my 2009 G8 GT, I considered the fact that Pontiac could even be out of business in a couple of years.
If that appears to become a real issue, I will likely trade the G8 for something else.
I believe that since, at least, the major drivetrain components [ most of the V8 and the 6L80 transmission ] are shared among a number of other GM vehicles, the 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warrantee will be viable. The rest of the car we shall see . . .
Unless \ Until then, I still believe that the G8 GT V8 [ G8 base \ V6 makes no sense to me at all ] is the closest thing, by far, to a reasonably priced 4DR Corvette available for anything like the actual transaction price.
So I am willing to take that risk.
Very happy G8 GT driver for now . . .
#1105 of 1278 Re: Pontiac Buffs [rayainsw]
Feb 12, 2009 (6:48 am)
Well, what is it about Spring and warmer days, that makes me want to look at other cars!? I just get this bug to go look, and I no that I will want to trade or try to trade my 08 Pontiac G6. I have my eye on an Acura, Honda, VW products.
Although, with current trade values, I might not be able to get out without some major negative equity. My dealer already have G6's sitting, and have been for a long time.
Since, my VW dealer sells GM, I might have a better chance than at Honda. I find if you trade at the brand of your car, they typically give a little more. Not always, but more often. I would be happy with a 2.0T Jetta Wolfsburg. I do know that I will try to do a trade at some point, work case scenario, 2 more years left.
Anyone else get the urge to trade when it warms up..lol New season, new car.. nothing better..lol
#1106 of 1278 Canadian cash allowance
Feb 13, 2009 (7:05 pm)
Noticed today that GM Canada is now offering $7500 cash price allowance on the G8.
With a base price of C$32450, that puts a base G8 at C$24950 which is pretty good for a V6 sprort sedan of this caliber. If they had this deal 6 months ago I would have bought a g8 for sure instead of the 3.5 Malibu LT I ended up with.
#1107 of 1278 G-8 or Honda Accord
Feb 18, 2009 (2:15 pm)
Hi: My friend is thinking about buying his '05 Accord when it's lease is over, price is $13,400 + Taxes,it will have 120,000Km's on it by the time the lease is over this May.He is hoping to get another 120,000 km's out of it with little or no problems. I have read that the transmissions in the V6 Honda's are problematic? Is this true? Are there any other area's of problems with the Honda to worry about?If the tranny goes and it is out of warranty(He has an extended warranty to 160,000km's) will they help at all with the cost(He is in Canada) Also what is your opinion on the new Accord or the Pontiac G-8?.Also he is financing the '05 in order to buy it , which means for the next 4 years he is paying$375. per month $13,400+ Taxes(GST,PST in Canada). With the deals out there is it worth driving a car from 120,00 to 240,000km's 80,000km's of which there is no coverage with repairs and the increased maintenance costs of an older car???He will be leasing the new one if he goes that way.Thanks for any opinions,help.
#1108 of 1278 Re: G-8 or Honda Accord [carguy89]
Feb 19, 2009 (9:52 am)
Uh, no brainer, for me atleast..lol. Go the Honda way! Honda's are higher quality, and great cars! If he does get a new car, I would advise getting the new Accord and not the G8. You will sacrifice a bit of fun when getting the Accord instead of the G8, but the Accord will certainly be more bang for your buck. It will have more value to begin with, and last better over time. Getting a GM car when they are in the worst state, not smart. It will only get worse first than better. Though, deals might be had on them. Buying new would also not be advised when getting a G8, they are so upside down just sitting on the dealer lots. If you are going to get a GM car, the G8 would be a better car to get though. There are few...
If you opt for the Accord V6 Navi model, you will find yourself to really enjoy the car. Its not like it'll be a huge blow, because your not going from a corvette to an Accord.You'll definitely be moving up to a nice, classy car. Its fascinating to see people comparing the G8 to the Accord. That is cool!! I am really open about cars too. People have been looking a Mercedes and then went with the Accord instead. Since you have Honda, you'll probably really like the Accord. Though, the engine in the G8 would be so much fun, It is also a classy car, but ask yourself what really attracts yourself to the car to justify buying it. Think of short term and long term wants and needs. Financially and practicality. I only state this about the G8, because GM company is practically crawling to stay alive. Pontiac is on its last leg too.
The G8 is a great car, offers a great bang too, a very nice package!! but financially I think the Accord "if" you decide to get a new car now would be the smarter buy. Also, you can probably score a better lease on the Accord than G8, GM is leasing really minimal, if at all.
Best thing to do right now, Keep your accord, don't rush to get a new car, think about both options, it if feels right then do it, but don't let emotions take over. Right now is not the time to gamble.
Just a little tid bit, My dad is still driving a 91 Honda Prelude, parked outside, starts up every morning in the cold!! Not sure of the mileage, but we have had it for years, with not alot of routine maintanence either.
#1110 of 1278 G8 GT concerns
Feb 19, 2009 (6:35 pm)
Bought my 08 GT in May. Have almost 7,000 miles. Kick panel above the pedals rattled on rough roads. Fixed that myself. More concerning to me is now that the weather is chilly in the morning I notice a slight knock in the engine at idle when cold which gets louder when put into gear. It goes away when it warms up. Anyone else have any knocks, or rattles?
#1113 of 1278 Re: G8 GT concerns [luv2xlr8]
Feb 20, 2009 (1:43 pm)
i understand that the engine-knock-when-cold is normal. Most of my chevy V8s have done this too, including 05 GTO. apparently the pistons shrink a bunch when they are cold, possibly due to the specific type of metal/alloy used.