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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello Moderator, folks,

It's been a while since I have been here since my G8 excitement has somewhat died down upon the purchased of my vehicle.

Based on the increase fuel prices, GM is at the drawing boards. What are your thoughts to their future plans for the G8s?

I know that the manufacturing of the Camaro and plans have been revamped.

The G8s flew off the lot months ago when I purchase the G8, I don't know how sales are not with the increase fuel pricing...... any one know if people have turned the other way and lowered sales figures?

I would not be too delighted if they kill the G8 line within 3 years.

Matthew
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Well I started to hesitate toward buying one (I still have not bought one yet...) when gas prices started heading into that lovely uncharted area. However I did some cost studies of my own with fuel prices and fuel economy of the G8 GT and other cars I would be interested in...and frankly, the cost difference (even with gas at $6.00 a gallon) was not enough to sway me away from the G8. I think it is about $300 more a year with gas at $5.00. Big deal.

I'm curious to see where GM takes the G8. I know Holden is getting a diesel for the Commodore and hybrids as well. I have yet to hear if Pontiac is going to use either, but my guess is they will use the hybrid.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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nsap, like you I had my concerns about buying the G8, especially in the GT variant with where gas prices are right now. I preface what I am about to say with the caveat that I am NOT an automtive engineer. While I consider myself a sort of car guy, I by no means I think I am the Oracle of all things automtive. In helping make my decision:
1) I channeled my system analyst and created a fuel cost analysis of similar vehicles with large V6s. Included in the analysis were the Infiniti G35, 2009 Maxima, Lexus IS350, and TL Type-S and a couple of SUVs (GMC Acadia and Ford Edge). For controls I threw in an Accord V6. The MPG delta between these vehicles and the G8 GT was not that significant. City driving is what hurts the numbers, but most of my commute is highway where the cylinder deactivation helps tremendously.

2) The G8 does not require premium fuel, whereas most of the aforementioned vehicles require premium fuel. Living in San Diego, this is a HUGE plus for me as in some parts the fuel still to this day, is north of $5 for premium in some parts of SD. By the way, the foreign/'premium' nature of some of the aforementioned sedans made them more expensive to own, projecting out for insurance as well.

3) Sheer comfort. At 6'2 and on the big dog size, I have tried prying my girth into many different vehicles looking for a comfortable fit. Not only is the G8 a great fit for me, but also for my passengers. One prime laughable example of a poor fit was me trying to fit in the Lexus IS. Even with the driver's seat parked way past the b-pillar, there was no way I could drive that car comfortably.

My .02...ahem.... $.03
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