My interest into the G8 GT was stirred when my local dealer advertised a G8 GT at price lower than MSRP. In checking prices, it seemed his advertised price was about the same or slightly lower than the price shown in Edmunds that they say everyone is paying, which is lower than MSRP. In addition itís one of the first 888ís and he didnít even mention it in advertising it. It has only one option, the premium interior package. BTW, for the 2009 G9 GT in Edmunds they donít show any discount on what everyone is paying, I believe because itís just hit the dealers.
My very small inventory GM dealer, sells Chevyís, Buickís, Pontiacís and GMCís, doesnít stock a lot of cars. And the oneís he does have are sometimes old, like the 2007 Solstice on the show room floor.
In looking at G8 GT inventory on the web I noticed that I couldnít find one G8 GT with all three of the major options in one car, i.e., the premium interior package, 19 in wheels and the sunroof. You could find cars with two of the three but not all three. You could find lots of premium interior packages and sun roofs, or lots of premium interior packages and 19 in wheels. I don't think I could find the sunroof with the 19 in wheels. Occasionally, youíll find the M/S 18 in wheels as the only option. But don't think you could find one with the sunroof alone. It wasnít until I saw on eBay a 2009 G8 GT with all three of the major packages, and it was in the new Styker Blue color. Is this true for the 2008s, that they didnít build one G8 GT with all three major options?
Another interesting find, was that for the first 888 series, most of them have just the premium interior packages. I did find one with premium interior package and the 19 in wheels too, but I couldnít find one that had a sun roof alone or with any other option in the first 888 series. Did any of the first 888ís have a sunroof? Or for that matter was there any G8 GT built with the sun roof as the only option?
One more question on the sunroof. Does it slide into the roof or on the outside?
Also, one more question. What gas does the G8 GT use? Iíve seen where people are making changes to the programming to use premium 93 octane gas. Does the G8 GT require premium gas, 91 octane? Or does it start out running on regular and you can switch over by using 91 octane gas instead and thus automatically switching as other GM engines do? Does anyone know what Pontiac or GM says?