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Old 12-11-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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Anyone have anything. I have seen some spy pics. But when will they show the G8 or Bonneville? Anyone know and what is it based off of?
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I dont think it will happen to be honest, I think GM is gonna throw a lot of its weight into other lineups and their fullsized cars...Lucerne comes to mind.

If they do... you think the G8 will look like a variant of the Lurcerne or more like the 2000-2004/GXP styling?
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I read 2007 maybe it will debut in this year'* NAIAS. RWD Zeta Platform developed by holden. A new gto is also due by 07. My guess is the G8 will be based off an opel/vauxhaul with some modest changes like the pontiac grille and lighting. Who knows maybee they'll put in the 3.6 bi-turbo for the GXP version
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Thanks guys... The second info is what I wanted to here. Umm so it won't be shown in the winter 2005/2006 auto circut? I was hoping to see it at the Chicago Autoshow... I sometimes make that trip.
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I heard zeta may be back on track. With the Chrysler 300C, they must in order to keep selling full size cars.
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I hope they keep it called a Bonneville or even the Bonneville G8... Yeah it should beo n the zeta. Thats a great platform from what I hear.
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i think that the GP will be dropped and there will be one car to replace the Bonne and the GP.....and this might not be a bad thing because we might more mod support
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gm4life, I probably woun't hold my breath. Usually when a new car is about to debut you at least see some concept sketches and some spy shots (I know there'* like 1 or 2 out there, but nothing that fills me with confidence.

Just think about when they released the C6, and all the hype that was generated before a model was even shown.
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i think that the GP will be dropped and there will be one car to replace the Bonne and the GP.....and this might not be a bad thing because we might more mod support
yea truth is there are too many models, g8 will replace gp and bonnie. The lucerne takes over the bonnie audience. There is talk of a smaller pontiac, (G4?) smaller than g6 (probably a sunfire type car).
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They already have a Sunfire replacement, smaller than the G6, etc, in Canada. It'* called the Pursuit and equates to little more than a re-badged Cobalt (with no SS Supercharged option).
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