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Pontiac G8, Sedan
#16 of 24 Parts Availability
Nov 16, 2009 (7:26 am)
My son has a 8 month old G8 GXP - does anyone know what GM plans to do about spare parts and warranty?
#18 of 24 Re: Parts Availability [qbrozen]
Nov 16, 2009 (8:31 am)
Thanks for the link - however it seems to state the situation to be better than it really is, especially for the high end G8.
From my son:
Parts are shipped to the US on request only, who knows why.
A dealer that a custom tuner recommended, failed to fix the TSB that GM put out claiming they (a GMC/Chevy dealer) "can't order Pontiac parts".
I hit the little blue button in the car to bitch about it - they were no help.
The dealer that the GMC/Chevy dealer recommended was "bashed" by the Forum board that I frequent, as being poor quality in its work.
I quite a worry that support for the G8 is going this way.
What brand or vehicle is next?
#19 of 24 My silver G8 GT
Nov 23, 2009 (8:31 am)
This is by far, the best handling and fastest car I ever owned ( out of 19 vehicles). The styling is very elegant, not overdone. The fender flares imply performance, and the engine and chassis really deliver.
I paid $25,900 with my GM Card earnings and $3500 rebates and $500 customer cash. My deal of a lifetime.
I feel very fortunate to have bought one these Pontiac GTs before they were all gone.
I also test drove a G8 GXP. It's a rocket, but I balked at the $36,000 price the dealer wanted. I will say that both the GTs and GXP are going to be collectors cars in ten years. Their refined styling, great handling and powerful engines will always be in demand.
#20 of 24 Pontiac's demise
Feb 06, 2010 (3:08 pm)
Yes it is too bad that GM chose to dump Pontiac especially when this was the line that for many years was noted as having the muscle cars.
I had a 2007 Pontiac Solstice GT which had a 4 cylinder turbo charged engine that gave you a huge bang for the buck but without much room for overnight trips for two people it became a day tripper now the Corvette on the other hand also being a two seater gave you a large trunk so you and another could travel long distances carrying a lot of gear.
Then I bought a 2008 Pontiac G6 converta hardtop that offered some extra room for gear but only with the top up, if you put the top down it folded up and went into the trunk where it took up 98% of the room so your gear would have to go into the back seat.
This car was not a performance car by any means because I had the 3.5 V6 with auto and a select shift that allowed me to manually shift through 4 speeds but it was as the term goes a car that couldn't get out of it's own way.
We now have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD for all season use and a 2003 Corvette Convert. with a 6 speed floor shift, now I feel we have the best of both worlds but I hope the Vibe will give us what we need I know that the Corvette will take care of the rest.
#21 of 24 Re: Pontiac's demise [cruisinlou]
Feb 18, 2010 (10:07 am)
Though not a huge Pontiac fan, it is too bad the G8 didn't stick around. I think it was unfairly eliminated. The G6 should be killed, but the G8 to stay around. It could have easily been made into a Chevy name if Pontiac was eliminated, which is was.
Though top priority now is practicality and economics. Focus a bit more on their engine options would have put them closer to a real winner. Notice how many sedans of this size are using really sleek smaller motors to push them. They could have done this. The new Terrian uses a 4cyl engine. Not sure how it measures up. They could put a turbo 4cyl. then the G8 could have had a performance package, the lighter V6 Turbo chargedengine would give it power, Lighter, agile and economical. Would it be anything like an Audi engine? Hmmmmm...that is a whole other forum.
I just think it was bad timing, and it screamed old GM muscle, which meant poor fuel mileage, and when the economy just got punched in the face. If they delayed its arrival, and focused on its engine a bit better...then I see the a brighter outcome.
It is sad that it left, because it had major potential, not only from a practical stand point, but from a competitive stand point, but only if the above points were met! It would have stood out. Only now it stood out, but only from past image.
GM will take years to recover from the past and improve their image to clean,green, and "PRACTICAL!"
#22 of 24 Another Collectors car
Mar 26, 2010 (8:04 am)
I bought my Silver G8 GT in Sept 2009 and it is the best handling, fastest car I EVER owned. The Pontiac dealers were willing to sell it BELOW MSRP. Plus I saved $1400 with my GM card savings, plus a $3500 incentive rebate. Out the door under $27,000.
If buyers knew how great these G8 GT's are, Pontiac could sell em by the hundreds of thousands.
My condolences to everyone who found out about these wonderful cars too late to get one.
If you can get your hands on a new GXP anywhere, buy it and put it in a garage. It is one of those rare muscle cars, destined to be worth many times what you paid for it in twenty years.
Great job, Pontiac. You did a really exceptional last car.
#23 of 24 Re: Another Collectors car [gearhed]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:41 pm)
As a G8 owner I agree; but why did you post the same thing in 3 different forums?
#24 of 24 Re: Another Collectors car [whoosierdaddy]
Mar 30, 2010 (3:46 am)
I am disappointed that GM would spend $millions to develope this platform and body, then discontinue it, except with the Camaro, which is like sitting in a small tank (hard to see out of it).
The four door Pontiac G8 is a perfect design of front and rear legroom, visibility, power, steering and handling. Those who have one agree.
GM needs to rebadge this car as a step up from the Malibu.