Marrilee, welcome to the forum. Sorry for your loss (Solstice lemonaid?). While I have not yet had a chance to drive a G8 I have been all over one and they look great. Pricing of a G8GT is almost identical to pricing of a Solstice GXP, and look at the extra 4 cylinders, 3 seat, and real trunk. Now you are talking serious car, and serious bang for the buck. Ours will be replacing a Grand Prix and I can hardly wait.