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Old 10-03-2007, 11:07 PM   #21
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it looks more like this to me.. although i see the resemblance between that and the G8



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Old 10-03-2007, 11:24 PM   #22
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I still don't see why so many people are confused by this car, or don't like it and prefer the older GM models... It'* got a 256HP V6 that'll scoot nicely, and a V8 that'll go like hell. It'* handling is great thanks to a great chassis and rwd, and it'* nice inside.

When the 04 Comp Gs came out they marketed them as a BMW competitor, which was far from the truth, in reality it was a decent body refesh with the same trans with a few buttons to shift +/-, and a few engine tweaks for more HP. The G8 actually puts it into the sports sedan segment...
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I still don't see why so many people are confused by this car, or don't like it and prefer the older GM models... It'* got a 256HP V6 that'll scoot nicely, and a V8 that'll go like H***. It'* handling is great thanks to a great chassis and rwd, and it'* nice inside.

When the 04 Comp Gs came out they marketed them as a BMW competitor, which was far from the truth, in reality it was a decent body refesh with the same trans with a few buttons to shift +/-, and a few engine tweaks for more HP. The G8 actually puts it into the sports sedan segment...
ummm.. i know im not saying i dont like it.

I cant wait till i can afford one
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The G8 is not a leftover from Holden.... see the quote in my post above.

This platform was designed to have the G8 part of it.... The Holden was just released first
Either way its still another re-badge for the USA
I guess this statement might have greater meaning if it didn't come from someone displaying in his signature a foreign car built by a foreign car company in a foreign land.
Now bear with me here:
GM is an American car company that does business worldwide.
GM owns Holden.
Holden produces all or part of a car that is then sold in America.
GM sells some more cars.
Sounds like win/win to me, so how do you see this as a bad thing?

I am also destined to be a used car buyer for quite some time, and from what I have seen lately, the future used GM car market is looking better all the time.
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It should also be noted that the Zeta patform that all of these cars are based on was developed primarily in the USA. It'* part of GM'* new world car program reduce costs by eliminating the practice of producing different platforms for every market.
The practical outcome is that they will be able to reduce consumer costs while increasing the quality of their product.
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I'm really liking that VXR8...
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The G8 is not a leftover from Holden.... see the quote in my post above.

This platform was designed to have the G8 part of it.... The Holden was just released first
Either way its still another re-badge for the USA

I am also destined to be a used car buyer for quite some time, and from what I have seen lately, the future used GM car market is looking better all the time.
Thats whats hurting carmakers now. People all cry for new cars like the G8 etc but wont buy new just used. Carmakers rely on new car sales not you guys buying used models.


Not saying I dont like the car. Looks very promising and all reviews seem positive about the cars. I guess rebadging saves GM the money of creating USA etc, exclusive models.
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