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Old 08-23-2007, 08:04 PM   #31
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Guys, guys....

Please note that this is NOT a fully loaded GT. It was noted on the site that it was a Base GT, therefore no ECC, Nav, etc, and some other goodies mentioned.
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The 2005 Bonneville is the first brand new car I ever owned. Anyway I took such a bath at trade in that I will never ever buy a brand new GM product again. In a few years I might be in the used car market for a 2 year old G8. I was not impressed with my GXPs weak engine perfomance so I hope the G8s is much better.
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I will have one after I build a 12 second ssei. could be a while.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #34
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Not to get off topic Jim, but what does "glass boxed" mean?
Its going away to be restored and driven only when absolutely necessary to keep things operational.

But anyway, the G8 (top of the line) with some mods can be a legit SRT killer.

Finally.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:27 AM   #35
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Ok, the Lucerne? C'mon, I've had one for a week, and it isn't sporty..

The Performance? It'* gonna be around an 04 GTO in performance. It'* not exactly dragging the trunk around. This is a moderate update to the commodore chassis. I wonder how it'll stack up against the new CTS... Hell the V6 would be fun enough on it'* own from the specs.

The interior is much higher quality too since it was designed and built overseas, instead of to the penny like they are in GM'* US designs. The lucerne I had was better than previous H bodies, but still had a ways to go to be considered good for a $30k car..

Aftermarket is already here too... Engine is of the Gen IV architecture, so that'* easy as pie to make power from, and have parts for.

As i've said before, i'd glady give up (what i consider somewhat gimmicky) a HUD for the chassis/powertrain that car has, not even considering the interior appointments (huge upgrade from the last GP/Bonne'* IMO.
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I probably would not do a double take if I saw it driving down the highway...
That'* why I like it. Who does a double-take at a Bonneville? Not trying to stir the pot... just trying to make the point that some of the attraction to the G8 is the fact that it is just a 4-door sedan that looks fairly average... nobody will expect it to be highly modified on the street. I love the Bonnie because nobody expects to see it keep up with more "sporty" cars, so it takes people by surprise. Roaring away from an intersection in a modified G8 GT would be a lot more fun than in a Corvette, Mustang, BMW, or Mercedes in my opinion.

I like the fact that it'* aggressive, yet subtle. It will be fun to own one some day and blow peoples' doors off when they least expect it. Similar mindset to driving a modified Bonneville.
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i too dont understand what all the excitement is about.. sure, the V8 RWD is HUGE! But i think that GM missed again on the styling.. the taillights are horrendous, and the rest of the car is rather bland. The Concept looked 100x better
Thats what I was thinking, I didn't see the concept but IMO the rear looks odd, the Tails neeed to be bigger or it needs some more body lines. Now dont get me wrong, i kinda like it. It actually reminded me of a Fusion from one of those rear shots...

and no HUD? :(
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HUD and NAV will not be on or in this car they do not have those options down under.
and from here that dash looks like an installers nightmare.
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and what happened to the 2-tone interior that was in the concept?
That was one of the things that was only for the concept, along with the special rims and something else...I don't remember.

I agree on the tails, I don't like them too much at all.

The interior, though simple and "common" or European-looking, is much better quality (I'm assuming). And it doesn't LOOK cheap either like many GM interiors always have.

It'* pretty much like a BMW or an Audi in the styling department, and it was done most definitely on purpose to appeal to those who would rather by a BMW or an Audi. IMO the new Audi A8 is GORGEOUS even though the design is very simple. BMWs have always been very simple too. Only recently have they become a little more stylized.

I think the G8 will appeal to a lot of people. It'* sporty enough for those who like something sporty, yet simple enough for someone who doesn't want to stick out. I think it would have been a bad idea to make the G8 ultra-stylized and aggressive.
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