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Old 02-14-2007, 12:28 AM   #1
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It'* official, Pontiac is dropping the Grand Prix name for "G8". What is up with the american car makers dropping all their famous long lasting car brand names.



http://www.autoblog.com/2007/02/13/p...prix-hello-g8/
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sorry to tell ya but that is old news
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sorry to tell ya but that is old news
Oh, i thought since it was one of the first things you see on autoblog it was new, I never even heard of the G8 until just now when I looked.
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Old news by almost 2 years. We first heard about the G8 DURING the first year of GXP production in 2004.
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It'* been known for awhile that the Grand Prix was going bye-bye, and the G8 would replace both. Frankly, the Bonnie was in a disappearing niche. Large cars have been replace by the crossover and mid-size SUV. It is a shame about losing the great name-plates, and the serial number names just suck, but that'* the way the industry is going.
At least we're finally getting RWD cars again.
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Hah, wow, that IS old news. I almost thought I was reading a really old thread.

Yeah, we've had a few threads statted recently on the new g8, i think its sexy.
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Hah, wow, that IS old news. I almost thought I was reading a really old thread.

Yeah, we've had a few threads statted recently on the new g8, i think its sexy.
I agree John the G8 is a nice looking car. Hope Pontiac sells a lot of them.
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Hah, wow, that IS old news. I almost thought I was reading a really old thread.

Yeah, we've had a few threads statted recently on the new g8, i think its sexy.
and with the 6 litre V8 and RWD I WANT ONE
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The G8 is nice, and the V8/rear-drive combo is good. However, I can't help but feel the design is a little too conservative (I thought they learnt from the GTO?) and it'* a shame it'* not a unique American design.
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Ya, i'm not a fan of the G8'* looks either. It looks too much like an old Lexus ES 300. The 2009 Impala SS looks much better plus it may get the new 6.2L V8.
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