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Old 11-16-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Since the Bonneville name has disappeared from GM line-up,
I am wondering if the new Pontiac G8 model will be considered as
a Bonneville continuity in the Bonneville club?
Is this something the administrators have considered yet?
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It'* already been graciously been picked up by the Grand Prix community.
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We've discussed adding a G8 section for those that can't tolerate some of the other communities.
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I pointed out to them that the G8 is closer to a Bonneville in nearly every dimension, and in many cases was the biggest of three. Some argued, some said it'* for both. In either case, I don't think it really works as part of a Bonneville forum or a Grand Prix forum. It literally has nothing in common with any of them besides a badge. The knowledge base for the G8 would be a seperate of people.

Grand Prixs can try to claim it, but they are just kidding themselves. If anything, GTO forums can claim it. At least its based off a redesign of the same car that way.
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I will and always will think of it as a replacement for the Bonneville more than a GP. The general dimensions, weight, and options make it closer to a Bonneville more than anything. The GP fanboys can argue it up and down, but they are wrong.
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i do agree with the sense that the G8 is like the new Bonneville and i do like them a lot and actually want one but it is a totally different platform. new engine, body, electronics and everything. a whole different discussion that "i think" should be on a whole different forum. with a whole new car platform thrown into this forum it would make the forum a lot harder to navigate, search, etc.... just my 2 cents
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Pontiac/GM is the one who said it is replacing the Grand Prix
Bonneville was never mentioned.
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As much as I want to call the G8 the successor to the Bonneville, the only thing that will ever be a Bonneville to me is a Bonneville.

I knew people in Orion Twp who made (some of) them and while I'm sure the Aussies make a great car, it just ain't the same.
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It'll be part of the LSx crowd, LS1gto.com etc...

It'* a 4 door GTO, much more for performance than a bonne ever was conceived..
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Why isnt this in the lounge ?
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