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Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac G8, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#648 of 1278 Re: V6 vs. V8 [rayainsw]
Apr 25, 2008 (10:53 am)
Excellent links - It sure looks like there are a ton of both models in stock and here I thought all V8s were gone It seems like it's a simple fix but having this important function broken for an extended period of time costs GM real sales and money. I guess they can afford it? Maybe the Webmaster went on strike...
#649 of 1278 search = 'broken' Re: V6 vs. V8 [cracovian]
Apr 25, 2008 (11:45 am)
“simple fix but having this important function broken for an extended period of time costs GM real sales and money”
I have actually sent email to a GM Brand Communications Manager ( not Pontiac - that I had exchanged emails with previously on other matters ) concerning a similar situation.
It was months before it was corrected.
[[[ sigh ]]]
Glad they were helpful.
Have you now seen & driven one?
Not a computer programmer – oh, wait, that still ** IS ** part of my job description . . .
#650 of 1278 Re: search = 'broken' Re: V6 vs. V8 [rayainsw]
Apr 25, 2008 (1:09 pm)
I saw and evaluated one in person a year ago (They had them hidden in some Kennesaw warehouse). I haven't driven one but as a former proud owner of a 2004 GTO I know what to expect It was one of the "family" cars we looked at but after considering poor Pontiac service, the inflated price and the lack of rebates available to non-GM owners, I didn't have enough ammo to convince my wife not get a Sienna instead We love the van. I'll get the G8 once the price is right. Dealers can keep it for now.
#651 of 1278 Market Adjustment Price = $3,000
Apr 26, 2008 (4:22 pm)
So, the black G8 base sticker totaled $30,600 plus the MAP = $33,600 that I saw tonight on Route 9. Therefore, GT will be $35,600+ for added options.
Too rich for me. Too many other options out there.
Hope it doesn't work out for Pontiac in the long run.
#652 of 1278 Re: Market Adjustment Price = $3,000 [circlew]
Apr 26, 2008 (4:42 pm)
dont thing the MAP will last long....with the cost of gas fast approaching $4...., besides, those who want the toys first should pay .....otherwise be patient...II was going after an 08 CTS....however at 16/25 MPG.....I'll keep my 04 Chevy Malibu a while longer at 25/32...........
#653 of 1278 Re: Market Adjustment Price = $3,000 [pao]
Apr 26, 2008 (6:21 pm)
Smart..wait until they bleed incentives...makes good sense. What a way to alienate customers!
#654 of 1278 Mark ups
Apr 27, 2008 (7:27 am)
These ridiculous mark-ups aren't directly related to Pontiac, but to the greedy dealers. The G8 has only been available for 6 weeks or so; Pontiac dealers are notorious for this behavior. I purchased a 2004 GTO for $8,000 below sticker; identical car was priced $5,000 over sticker 9 months prior. If you really want one of these, be just a bit patient. I have already seen some improvement in pricing strategies locally. Give it a month or two and things should improve. I'm curious to see how much (if any) of a price increase the 2009 models will have, since they will be hitting dealers in only a couple of months. How many dealers are going to stick to their "Market Adjustment" stickers when these 2008 models are, essentially, a model-year-old already.
Apr 27, 2008 (11:00 am)
I test drove the G8 GT yesterday afternoon. None of the dealers that I have looked at here in Houston have any mark ups. They are all going for MSRP. The GT I test drove yesterday has been at the dealer for 28 days, and most of the others have lasted less than 10. I was told that if I wanted that one I could get it for a discount.
#656 of 1278 Re: Market Adjustment Price = $3,000 [circlew]
Apr 28, 2008 (11:49 am)
“Too rich for me. Too many other options out there.
Hope it doesn't work out for Pontiac in the long run.”
Q1: What other options, exactly?
If the acceleration offered is of interest, I only see the Dodge Charger R/T as a viable alternative – given the performance \ price balance of a G8 GT.
Clearly, there are quicker sedans – everything I can think of is smaller and \ or at a higher price.
Q2: Why do you hope it doesn’t “work out” for Pontiac?
They have brought ( IMHO ) a performance bargain to market – at a very aggressive MSRP.
Should they be penalized for the (mis-)behavior of some of the franchised dealers – that are most emphatically NOT ( for better or worse ) a part of Pontiac \ GM?
Some dealers near me ( Atlanta ) have cars and are not asking MAP.
So – if you happen to drive a GM vehicle, price of a fully loaded G8 GT w/Premium, Sport & Sunroof is $31,745 + TTL.
Confused, as usual . . .