The car is replacing both the Grand prix AND the Bonneville
The bonneville is DEAD the G8 is replacing the grand prix
No. GM has made it quite clear that the base G8 is replacing the Grand Prix and the GT is replacing the Bonneville. Thats why theres a G6 and G8, but no G7. Because the G8 is taking the place of 2. Otherwise they just don't want a 2 syllable word behind their almighty G!
My personal opinion, the G8 is between a GP and Bonneville, just like a G6 is between a GP and a Grand Am. Pontiac kinda left the GA segment, which I think was a bad idea. The GA sold like hot cakes. Saying the G8 can't be the new Bonneville because it'* been gone for two years, I don't agree with. Lots of cars have been discontinued, then brought back later, if not under the same name. And if the G8 was meant to be a direct GP replacement, why sell it at the same time in 08, and why price it more in the Bonneville area?
Personally I would take a G8 over any and all models of the bonneville. Pontiac does not say the G8 replaces the bonneville btw. MOST of you so called Bonneville loyalists bought your cars used not new. GM wants more people to buy the G8 NEW. If that happens the G8 will be successful.
It'* not that we don't WANT a new car.... more that many people can't afford a car payment + insurance payment that is as much or more then their house payment
Believe me, if I had the money, I would be having a brand new car for sure But I just can't justify spending that much money on a car when I can buy it used ( and actually afford it ) a few years later for $10,000 + less then the original sticker price.