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#21 of 156 Traded my BMW for a new G8 GT
Dec 24, 2008 (10:11 pm)
My 2005 BMW 330i warranty was going to expire at the end of January, so last Saturday I asked two local Pontiac dealers and one Infiniti dealer for their best out-the-door price with trade. The final offers were
$16,222.30 for a 2008 white sport premium G35 with a $37,475 MSRP
$13,289.38 for a 2009 white sport premium G8 GT with a $33,210 MSRP, and
$11,500 for a 2009 metallic red sport premium G8 GT with a $33210 MSRP.
The G35 had more luxury features, but the G8 GT was roomier without sacrificing handling, and a 6.0 L V8 is just more entertaining than a 3.5 L V6. I preferred white, but not enough to pay the extra $1789. The salesman was not pushy and seemed to be a straight shooter. He said that I could not have gotten as good of a cash deal because they gave me way more for the BMW (sport, premium, xenon, automatic) than usual, to reduce their inventory. Rather than wholesale out the BMW, they plan to sell it on their lot. The BMW had 18,800 miles on the odometer, no dings or scratches, and retained a little new car smell because it was seldom parked outdoors. The red G8 GT had 41 miles on the odometer. The future of GM, Pontiac, and muscle cars is in doubt, but I like the G8 GT so much that Iíll happily take my chances. Itís not quite as agile or polished as the 330i, but for some reason I enjoy it more. Iíll be even happier after installing a cat-back performance exhaust system and a spare tire with a jack.
#22 of 156 G8 Extended Warranty???
Jan 05, 2009 (8:38 am)
Just wondering if anyone recommends opting for the extended warranty on the G8 as its $1000 extra and covers bumper to bumper 5 years to 100,000
#23 of 156 Re: G8 Extended Warranty??? [harddrivet]
Jan 05, 2009 (8:46 am)
You going to keep the car that long?
#24 of 156 Re: G8 Extended Warranty??? [bvdj84]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:33 am)
Thats a good question, however I honestly would not be able to answer that question. 5 years??
I would hope I would keep it 5 years, but would need to drive it for a few months to answer that.
#25 of 156 Re: G8 Extended Warranty??? [harddrivet]
Jan 05, 2009 (11:53 am)
A factory warranty is worthwhile if they offer it and you expect the factory to be in business that many years. Unfortunately, I suspect you will be offered a third party warranty, and those have a history of carefully crafted exclusions and outright fraud. Buyer beware. I'd spend a lot of time Googling before I'd sign.
#26 of 156 Re: G8 Extended Warranty??? [pafromfl]
Jan 05, 2009 (12:15 pm)
I have no doubt that GM and Pontiac will continue to be in business for at least a few more decades.
However I am not sure if I will keep the car long enough, I tend to get the itch for new cars every 4 years.
#27 of 156 Re: G8 Extended Warranty??? [harddrivet]
Jan 05, 2009 (6:33 pm)
GM will probably be around, but Pontiac will be toast just like Oldsmobile if their current troubles continue. Pontiac hasn't been a big selling division in a long time. If it ain't sellin' it must go...pure economics.
If it wasn't for their troubles and the probable demise of Pontiac (IMHO) I too would trade my '05 BMW 330i w/ ZHP performance pkg. Oh well!
#28 of 156 I just heard on Fox news this morning
Jan 06, 2009 (10:19 am)
Toyota Sales are down 41%
So, I guess by some Totota must be going out of business now...LOL
PS: Pontiac is and will be fine.
#29 of 156 Re: Traded my BMW for a new G8 GT [pafromfl]
Jan 06, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I'm assuming those offers were after your trade-in? What were the offers without the trade, if you don't mind?
#30 of 156 Pontiac G8 GXP already has $1500 cash back
Jan 06, 2009 (4:53 pm)
So I was surfing around the gmfamilyfirst web site today and found out they have a discounts on the yet to be released 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP. How in the hell do you do that?
Pontiac G5 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% - Or $1,500
Pontiac G6 (1SA) 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% - Or $1,250
Pontiac G6 (1SB) 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% - Or $750
Pontiac G6 (1SV) - - - - Or $0
Pontiac G8 GT Sedan 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% - Or $1,500
Pontiac G8 GXP Sedan 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% - Or $1,500
Pontiac G8 Sedan 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% - Or $1,500
Pontiac Solstice - - - - Or $500
Pontiac Torrent 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% - Or $1,000
Pontiac Vibe 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% - Or $500