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G8 will live on

This is a discussion on G8 will live on within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Glad to see it......it's a good car. http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...ice/index.html...

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    G8 will live on

    Glad to see it......it's a good car.

    http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...ice/index.html

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    Just hope thats not what its going to look like...
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    Which probably will mean a new Impy SS, as I have read the next generation Impy will be based on the platform of the GTO, Maro, and CTS.

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    I'm for as many rear drive v-8 cars as they can make. It'd be nice to have a good selection of those cars in different price ranges.

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    I agree.. but I have already accepted the near fact that by the time my LS1 will be ready for an upgrade, there won't be anything worth a damn to replace it with.. so it will be engine upgrades only..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I agree.. but I have already accepted the near fact that by the time my LS1 will be ready for an upgrade, there won't be anything worth a damn to replace it with.. so it will be engine upgrades only..
    the GTO is a great car and the G8 is a 4 door version of a great car. The G8 has tons of room in it and looks sexy as hell driving down the road. I imagine that the front fascia will change but it should still be a nice looking car.

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    Now what I am wondering is this...since this platform is used for Chevy, Caddy, and Pontiac, would Buick use it for another GNX? Remember the GNX concept based on the 04-06 GTO?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the GTO is a great car and the G8 is a 4 door version of a great car. The G8 has tons of room in it and looks sexy as hell driving down the road. I imagine that the front fascia will change but it should still be a nice looking car.
    Not doubting that.. but thats now.. I honestly don't see them being around in 3 or 4 years when I might be looking for something different...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Now what I am wondering is this...since this platform is used for Chevy, Caddy, and Pontiac, would Buick use it for another GNX? Remember the GNX concept based on the 04-06 GTO?
    I never saw that concept. I'm for as many as they can make but I think the most important part is to not make them all top tier cars. GM needs a solid v8 rear drive car in the mid to low $20's and I think that car would sell it's ass off if they used a holden design. Holden doesn't make an ugly car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    Not doubting that.. but thats now.. I honestly don't see them being around in 3 or 4 years when I might be looking for something different...
    I bet there will be some form of Holden around then. GM has put it's eggs in that platform and the cars seem to be doing ok. The G8 hasn't sold too bad and the camaro is doing pretty well. Price is the key I think. $30k+ sport sedans will only sell to a certain market. They need something that's going to appeal to everyone. I personally liked that Ute they were going to import but I think it would've been a very small percentage of people that bought it.

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    Just was psyched when the Camaro was coming out.. I "knew" The 'Bird would be short to follow.. so I figd once mine was paid off.. I could get the new one.. but then they announced they wounldnt make one.. then they kill Pontiac.. just frusterating...

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    Time to pick up an 08 G8 GT for almost half price next year.....hahah this happened a few years ago did it not? "there will be no more production of the GTO after model year 2006" and now look at 'em....can we say performance bargain? I'm not spending CLOSE to 40k on a G8...but I would spend 19k

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    Nice to see it will live on

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    Looks like it may end up being a Caprice....but I guess at least it lives ......

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    thats cool i just hope they keep lookin more like a g8 than that caprice thing that thing has no sex appeal. looks like something old people would only buy

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    http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...detroit-51969/

    Me wonders if this will be called the Lumina SS here or the next Impy SS? Hmmm...

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    A major reason for this is Fords decision to cancel the Grand Vic. Because of this it gives police departments only the Charger as a rear wheel drive cruiser. Enter Holden and the Commodore police package which made this a done deal. There is talk that several US cities have already committed to purchasing the Caprice police package.

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    I've heard talk of some Camaro police car conversions in the next year too. Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be on that like stink on the shiz...they already have a bunch of chargers, and half their lineup back in 2000-02 was B4C Camaros. I'll be sure to take some pics if and when I see one...I'm sure I could find a way to get my car in the pic too, a little speed gets attention rather quickly

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    WE have had this car in here since 2007 it is called Chevy Caprice ss it is the same like the one in the first link
    and we also have a lumina ss but both of them is origanly a HOLDEN it looks like this
    http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/g..._SS_front1.jpg

    my brother have a caprice ss 2008 it is a very nice car it has a 6.0L like the lumina ss too

    i will see if i can get some pix of my brothers ss
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    Lutz said today that GM changed its mind for good...the G8 is dead. No Caprice or any other rebadged car will take it's place.

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