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Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac G8, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#331 of 1278 Specs / General Price from Pontiac
Oct 29, 2007 (9:40 am)
You can get some answers by going to GM's Pontiac website, http://www.pontiac.com/ ,and clicking on G8 (early 2008) under the "Pontiac Vehicles" tab. The first thing some folks may notice is that the Commodore's tall wing is not pictured, only a spoiler nearley flush with the deck-lid.
Sorry, no listing for NAV or XM in any packages or by themselves at this time. No HUD listed either. There is an IPod / MP3 jack in the specs, which is fine by me since this is all I use anymore.
#332 of 1278 Invoice prices up...
Nov 01, 2007 (3:47 pm)
Price with Options
2008 Pontiac G8
GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
. . . . . . . MSRP . . . . .Invoice
. . . . . . . . $29,310 . . . . .$27,698
PCQ Premium Package info $1,250 $1,038
CF5 Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof info $900 $747
PDX Sport Package info $600 $498
QFX P245/45R18-96V All-Season Blackwall Tires info $150 $125
#333 of 1278 No Nav Option is Silly in This Day and Age
Nov 01, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Not to have a nav option on a $30,000 car just seems shortsighted in this day and age. If $100 cellphones can have GPS circuitry, it's nuts not to offer the option in this Pontiac halo model meant to represent the future of the brand. I understand that there's a lot of engineering to make it work under all climates found inside a car, but it's hardly cutting edge any more. Who's going to come over from Japanese wheels if they can't have the toys they have become accustomed to?
#334 of 1278 Re: No Nav Option is Silly in This Day and Age [nojets]
Nov 01, 2007 (7:30 pm)
Personally, I have no interest in an OEM NAV unit in my next vehicle, so the G8 remains on my list.
That said, I do agree that, especially in this price range, GM needs to be offering NAV if they intend to be competitive.
#335 of 1278 Re: No Nav Option is Silly in This Day and Age [nojets]
Nov 02, 2007 (3:56 am)
I dont necessarily agree with the NAV...how many people order nav specifically in a car...or simply accept it as a dealer ordered option from inventory stock because they simply want the car.....I saw that happened a great deal with the hybrids.....you couldnt get a hybrid toyota without Nav all ready in it.....at lease on the dealer lots in my area....
look around you today....those who what a nav system...simply get the portable one and mount it....they are cheaper and serve the same function....but dont give the integrate look....
the same can be said for BT as an option....as well....
I too havent ruled the G8 off my list....Im looking at the new Malibu as well...in addition to the new CTS...again three different classes of cars...all depends on how much of my $$ I want to part with......$43k for the CTS, $28k for the G8 or $26k for the Malibu...all a few percentage points over invoice.....
#336 of 1278 Re: No Nav Option is Silly in This Day and Age [pao]
Nov 02, 2007 (4:17 am)
I would probably buy a NAV system, if offered.
I would certainly buy XM, if offered.
Neither appear to be available in the initial build \ Job 1.
I am somewhat more concerned about the limited choices for interior colors.
Here in HotLanta, a dark ( black \ “onyx” or “onyx\red” ) interior just does not make much sense.
I prefer ( an have typically bought, in my last several new cars ) a medium to light gray leather interior. The lone exception was my Grand Prix GXP – with suede inserts on the seating surfaces, this was not a huge issue – for me.
The lack of a HUD, in addition to the above, may mean I will wait ( and hope ) until the 2009 Model Year changes are announced.
Still hoping that not too long after the initial build of ‘pool’ cars, GM \ Pontiac will add options & colors . . .
#337 of 1278 Re: No Nav Option is Silly in This Day and Age [nojets]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:46 am)
I agree. And there are many other options not yet appearing in the build list that will make the car seem somewhat cheap. It wouldn't normally be a problem, but, like you said, if this is supposed to be a halo car, buyers need to be able to option it as such. Its some simple things, too. I earlier mentioned the lack of 8-way seats. I also see no mention of seat warmers. These are features I can find on an Accord. Even the econobox mazda3 offers nav.
I do see, however, that standard features on the GT include remote start and tire pressure monitoring. So that is appreciated. But those seem odd when the more common features listed above are overlooked. Maybe the offerings will change.
#338 of 1278 Heated seats Re: No Nav Option [qbrozen]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:58 am)
PCQ = Premium Package, includes leather seating surfaces, (KA1) driver and passenger heated seats, (AJ6) 6-way power driver seat adjuster, (AQ5) 6-way power front passenger seat adjuster, rear center armrest, (VY7) leather-wrapped shift lever and (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel
#339 of 1278 Re: Heated seats Re: No Nav Option [rayainsw]
Nov 02, 2007 (9:31 am)
ah. ok. well, that takes care of 1 small feature.
#340 of 1278 Re: Heated seats Re: No Nav Option [qbrozen]
Nov 02, 2007 (10:26 am)
I don’t mean to be flip or offensive. Just wanted to make sure people reading here understand that heated seats are available – though not as a ‘stand-alone’ option. Yet.
And I agree that one could argue the G8 is coming to market without several items one might reasonably expect.
I am hoping that the lack of interior color choice and the lack of a HUD will be addressed.
My sense is that the G8, though it became a “world car” for GM, did not have the time or the attention of US representatives early enough in the product development cycle to insure that every item of ( standard & optional ) equipment was available initially.
Yet when we look at the number of 350+ HP, V8, RWD sedans available for less than $30K in the US, my sense is that Pontiac will sell every one they can build in Australia and ship here. Somewhat like the new 2008 CTS, there are missing pieces ( true BlueTooth integration is the one I hear most often regarding the CTS ) but the emphasis was apparently on bringing the G8 to market as soon as possible, with all of the basic features on the checklist such as drivetrain, seating, suspension, etc in place and thoroughly developed. My guess is that the G8 GT \ V8 will be a terrific car to drive, even if missing a few items many expect.
And my hope is that initial market reception will justify additional features & options – and models ( GXP ) in short order.
I have only 15,500 or so miles on my current ride, so I do not NEED a new car anytime soon. So ( fortunately ) I can wait to see what happens.
Waiting, oh so very patiently . .