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Old 02-21-2007, 10:27 PM   #11
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The Bonne GXP'* northstar costs much more then either of the powerplans available in this car. This car is initially not being made by UAW as well. This car can be better then any GP/Bonne built to this date.

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i didnt know that the G8 was a "Supercar"

anyway, so much for the ease of changing the alternator
Relabile Delphi Alternator > Crap Delco Alternator that'* easier to swap out.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #12
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anyway, so much for the ease of changing the alternator
They usually make Alternators that last as long as the Warranty. So once every 5 years, or so, doesn't sound bad.
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i can't see it going any less than a gxp

Normally I would agree but I think that was one of the GXP'/Bonneville'* downfalls.
if you can get a Magnum/charger or mustang for @30 grand or less they need to compete with price as well.
Also, you have to remember that this is a replacement for the Grand Prix, not so much the Bonneville. A 2007 Grand Prix GXP retails for just over $29k, so it'* right in toe with its predecessor. Here'* Bob Lutz with more details about the G8, and some other video footage:

Bob Lutz interviewed on the G8
Driving footage of the G8
G8 still 360 and interior footage
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Wow there is a lot of footage popping up.

did you notice even when talking about the GTO he said it was over priced
if Pontiac doesn't price compete, It will die off with the Oldsmobile.
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Not a fan of the two-tone interior colors they chose. Tan and gray? You don't usually see them TOGETHER.

I'll have to see one in person. I'm on the lookout for whatever will be my next car if anything ever happens to my Bonneville, which just turned ten. The G8 interests me more than any of the Buick or Cadillac offerings.
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I wish the angle of the hood contrasted a little more with the angle of the windshield. The hood seems too much like an extension of the windshield. Still, I would really like to have one of those cars. I would start swapping parts quicker than you could say "You just voided your warranty!"

EDIT: It would also be nice to see some pictures of the car with the hood up, so we can see what kind of access we can expect in the engine bay.
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The G8 screams Holden. I see alot of similarities to my GTO.
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anyway, so much for the ease of changing the alternator
I don't think I'm going to buy the car anymore because of this. :P
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anyway, so much for the ease of changing the alternator
Nah, that'* not too bad, but it'* definately the kind of car that will need to be worked on from underneath.

Now, if they would just stuff that motor into the Solstice I'd turn in all the other ones around here and cough up for one. One of my customers has had a Solstice for a few months. Description of driving it: "It'* like a big go cart!"
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Not a fan of the two-tone interior colors they chose. Tan and gray? You don't usually see them TOGETHER.
Don't worry, that is only on the "show" version of the car. I've got pictures in a powerpoint pres. from GM that has a list of "AutoShow" only features. The dealer sold car will not have the tan inlays.

Oh an PEARL_JAM, it is a Holden, its a rebadged Commodore, but don't worry, that is not a bad thing.
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