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Old 04-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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G8 or Camaro?

I'm a long way off from being able to afford either car but I cant make my mind up on the G8 or Camaro. This is even more of a hard decision now that the 2010 G8 will come with the 3.6 SIDI engine. I realize it would probably come down to me test driving both cars but I need some food for thought.

I'm wondering if anyone can convince me one way or another. Or just use this thread to compare and contrast the cars in general.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Dude, this is a Camaro website...
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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Well, it looks like you are going with a V6. We have a G8 GT and it's a great car and very fun to drive. But, with the uncertainty of Pontiac I'd definitely go with the Camaro. Best of luck on choice.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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Just want to let you know that although we're about 99% sure the 2010 G8 will have the SIDI engine, Holden isn't confirming anything yet.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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Need a roomy backseat, excellent visibility, and an over-sized trunk? Get a G8

Otherwise - Camaro.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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Let's just keep hoping that THERE IS a 2010 Pontiac of ANY model.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #7
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Let's just keep hoping that THERE IS a 2010 Pontiac of ANY model.
Still holding out hope that they'll do what was initially proposed, cut Pontiac down to a niche brand, sell performance vehicles through them, and keep them in BPG dealers.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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Oh I hope we still have Pontiac. That G8 is an awesome car man.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:09 PM   #9
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This is only a debate, imo, if money is no object and rear seats are a MUST...

G8 V6 MSRP? $29,000
Camaro MSRP? $23,000

And adding the SIDI V6 to the car won't make it any cheaper......

The Camaro is faster, sexier (imo), and cheaper to buy and fuel. Clear choice for me, 'cause I don't need a family hauler.

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Still holding out hope that they'll do what was initially proposed, cut Pontiac down to a niche brand, sell performance vehicles through them, and keep them in BPG dealers.
Given that Pontiac evolves into a niche brand, like proposed -- the G8 will be around, and that's almost a guarantee.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #10
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Camaro for sure. If you need a family sedan get the Malibu.
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Dude, this is a Camaro website...

LOL; If you are considering a sedan I would go with the Malibu. It's not to bad of a sedan. That's only if you are considering a sedan other than that CAMARO SS ALL THE WAY
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yea I didn't realize the big price gulf at first. 6K is a lot of money to save and possibly use to mod. If I had unlimited funds I think I would go with the G8 because it does have more room and I feel a slightly nicer interior. But until that happens I think I'm sticking with my initial interest, the Camaro!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:39 PM   #13
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I'm torn in the same way, and I'm starting to really lean towards the G8 actually. I already have a fourth gen, even it's a V6, and while the name Camaro is worth it's weight in gold to me, I test drove a G8 the other day and fell in love with it. It's similar to the Camaro, but there's a whole different philosophy behind it. The G8 was luxurious AND powerful. I'm sure the Camaro will be comfortable and powerful, but luxury isn't it's intent at all, performance is, and I can't ever envision myself taking my car to the track. I just want something I can open up a little bit on a deserted back road and I think the G8 might be a better fit for every day life, and long trips to Florida to see my sister and such. I mean, I won't make a final decision until I see a Camaro in person, but I LOVED the G8 GT.

Edit: And I liked the interior in the G8 a lot more than what I've seen of the Camaro's, but again I'll save my final opinion on that one until I sit in a Camaro, and a second but, I like the Camaro's exterior better, although the G8 is pretty damned nice itself.

Edit 2: And I'm actually starting to consider an auto, and I like the G8's tapshift set-up better than the Camaro's as well.

If you guys can't tell, I'm pretty frickin' torn too.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:43 PM   #14
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Get the V8 !

Need four doors? Get the G8 GT..

want the best looking hottest two door 2 + 2 coupe? Get the V8 Camaro SS ..

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:44 PM   #15
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Edit 2: And I'm actually starting to consider an auto, and I like the G8's tapshift set-up better than the Camaro's as well.
Have you used the wheel-mounted version, yet?
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:54 PM   #16
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Have you used the wheel-mounted version, yet?
I have in my uncle's Corvette, and I liked it there, and I definitely see it's advantages, but I kinda like the almost feel of a manual with the G8, and the ability to just slip it into sport mode and then back is nice.

I'm so obscenely torn between the two that it's not even funny. I still have a few years to decide though, and hopefully GM won't have to help my decision by killing the G8.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:03 PM   #17
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I have in my uncle's Corvette, and I liked it there, and I definitely see it's advantages, but I kinda like the almost feel of a manual with the G8, and the ability to just slip it into sport mode and then back is nice.
When I used it in the G8...it seemed almost clunky, and unnatural to me compared to the paddles...I was curious if you'd been able to compare the two systems.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:05 PM   #18
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Both great cars, but just so different. The Camaro is a brute BABY!!!!! That's all I can
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:41 AM   #19
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That should be a fairly easy choice in 2 years. Life will probably make the decision for you.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:38 PM   #21
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If you need more space=G8
If you dont give three sh**s about space=Camaro
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:49 PM   #22
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From what I saw on a quick headline looks like GM is dropping pontiac.. man that sucks. that GXP is so nice.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:19 AM   #23
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yea its official. According to left lane news there are going to be heavy incentives to get rid of G8's. IF by some grace of god I can get the money by the end of this year I think I will take advantage and get my hands on one before its gone forever.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #24
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I wouldn't count the G8 platform out just yet, it just may be a different brand with a different nameplate. Just a thought!
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #25
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If Pontiac would only revive the 'Firebird' for it to be considered a comparison.
Think of it, Pontiac "Phoenix"..
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