Hello, I'm Chad from Johnstown, PA. I'm starting to look at getting into a G8 GT. Currently I have a '95 Camaro Z28 that I bought new in '95 and I've modded it since then. I drag raced it, road raced it, and of course abused it on the street too. I've also got an '08 Nissan Frontier amd an '02 saturn SL2. I'm thinking of getting rid of the Camaro and Saturn for a G8. We have 3 boys and a house so the truck is our "minivan" and utility/hauler. I figured I can consolodate and still get my hot rod with a little bit of practicallity. TheG8s are beautiful cars that have the balanced perfection, sorta like BMW sedans are. I'm looking at getting a used '08 GT, as the prices are more reasonable. Of course selling the Camaro might take some time, might end up having the option of a used '09!
Only one question for now, anyone have a G8 GT that sees winter driving? I've driven in alot of snow over the years in 2 different Chevy Caprice Classics, so driving a RWD during the winter, to me, is no big deal, but convincing the wife of it is another story. Maybe I won't tell her it's RWD until I sign the papers!
Several members have seen snow and lived to tell. Plan your budget to include a set of 4 snows on rims even if you get one with all-seasons. MPG will suffer but you will get around much better. There are times when it may lose traction and with T/C (traction control) on it is a little disturbing to want to pull out in traffic and the car just wants to sit. Know when to shut off T/C and you'll be fine.