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Old 02-11-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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GM Cuts Pontiac G8 Production by 97%

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/11/r...duction-by-97/



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According to an insider at the GM Source, it now appears that Feb-June 2009 production volumes of the G8 are being cut from a planned 10,000 units to under 1,000. That's a 97% reduction versus projection, and July-October volumes are evidently also being cut by 79% from earlier production schedules.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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yep just read it on autoblog.....sad such a nice car....maybe this means a firebird is coming! lol
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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So Pontiac DOESN'T build excitment?
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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So Pontiac DOESN'T build excitment?
The G3 killed any hopes for that.

With this news, it appears that in a few years, Pontiac won't be building anything.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #5
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Damnit! Now I'm getting pissed. This is a great car. Why is it failing. I honestly think that it needed a more fuel efficient engine added to it's lineup. If it had 30 mpgs or more me and my wife would have bought it months ago.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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its not really failing. It is selling about as much as the new hyundai what ever you call it the genisis. Im not sure how true this production cut is the sources are all we have inside info that says this GM has said nothing about this and I will remain skeptical until I hear it from GM. a GM exeuctive was quoted in saying the G8 is doing pretty I will have to try to find that article/qoute.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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i have yet to see a single G8 on the road. If it wasn't for carblogs/forums I wouldn't even know that car existed. I could do a better job advertising it than whoever is doing it at GM. First thing I'd do: Sell it as a Chevy instead of a Pontiac.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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Not worried. The future Pontiac IS G8, like it or not...niche brand, right?....

Besides; this is a temporary reduction. There's every likelihood in the world that it gets ramped back up again in the second half of the year.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:56 PM   #9
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Not worried. The future Pontiac IS G8, like it or not...niche brand, right?....

Besides; this is a temporary reduction. There's every likelihood in the world that it gets ramped back up again in the second half of the year.
God I hope you are right. However I am sorry I just don't see the Pontiac niche thing working in terms of consumer confidence for at least 2 years or so. I also think the MPG hurt the car, I know it is incredible for the power and weight, but still since the brand name is not exactly the most respected name in the industry. Hopefully that will soon change. I am confident however that the Camaro will not meet a similair fate, due to a variety of factors including affordability, good mileage, good job marketing the car (Transformers), and did I mention a drop-dead gorgeous exterior?
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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Hopefully that will soon change
Ha! Perfect example for this.

As stated a million times before, I like the G8GT, but why would I want a car like that with a slushbox? And no, "get the GXP" is not a valid option.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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Ha! Perfect example for this.

As stated a million times before, I like the G8GT, but why would I want a car like that with a slushbox? And no, "get the GXP" is not a valid option.
mhmm...for some, the transmission defines a car's sportiness...but I thought you came to grips with the "no market for it" explanation?
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #12
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I really like the G8....hope it does well....I can't help but agree that it would definitely do better if it was a Chevy....Owning a Pontiac has never been a dream of mine....
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mhmm...for some, the transmission defines a car's sportiness...but I thought you came to grips with the "no market for it" explanation?
the manual tranny is just my personal wishful thinking
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:18 PM   #14
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that's just my personal wishful thinking
ah. Gotcha.


....What about the Camaro? Manual tranny and GXP+ performance for a GT price?
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #15
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....What about the Camaro? Manual tranny and GXP+ performance for a GT price?
that's why I'm on this board
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:53 PM   #16
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Not worried. The future Pontiac IS G8, like it or not...niche brand, right?....

Besides; this is a temporary reduction. There's every likelihood in the world that it gets ramped back up again in the second half of the year.
I hope your right, because after I get the camaro I hope to purchase a pontiac just like this, brand new!
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“Considering the North American market has experienced the weakest new vehicle sales since World War II, we are very satisfied with sales of the Pontiac G8,” said Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson.

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Old 02-12-2009, 03:13 PM   #18
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Wow, 97%? Wow. Well, I have had mine since March and have only seen 6 or 7 on the road. Also we have a group of G8's here in Jax. (2 liquid red, 1 white hot, and 2 panther black). These are great cars, that sux about production if it is true. :(
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #19
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I wanted to get a G8 GT, then they gave Camaro a GO for production!
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I think I've seen a G8 on the road (other than my cousin's), it wasn't a grand prix or bonneville and was too big for a G6.

The G8 was never intended to sell hundreds of thousands of units a year. It was supposed to be a low volume rebadge of a popular Aussie car. Still, sales would have been much better if it weren't for bad timing.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #21
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The G8 has sold over 16,000 units in 9.5 months. The G8 in its first full year will easily surpass the total sale of GTOs during the GTO's best year (in its 3 year cycle).

In this economy, that is saying something.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:10 PM   #22
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Here's a specific month-by-month break down of G8 sales. Remember, GM projected sales of 20,000 to 30,000 G8s over a one year period (this was before the recession and the high gas prices upset everything).

March 777
April 2126
May 1831
June 1536
July 1472
August 1915
September 1651
October 1082
November 1133
December 1479
January 1331

That's 16,333 in 9.5 months

Of course, the Camaro may match these numbers in only TWO months! The point, however, is that Americans still love powerful, RWD cars. They WILL buy them.
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I wouldn't read too much into this. Production on everything is getting cut back hard these days. The 3.6L DI would go a long ways towards getting people to buy though. I honestly can't understand why it didn't offer that from the start.
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