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Old 04-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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G8 coupe not just a pipe dream anymore?

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Uhm, wow, I wonder how much more it will cost than the Camaro though:(
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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I hope it's more expensive (I'm not talkin' Challenger prices, but at least 2-3k more than a similar Camaro)...because if not, it stands a good chance to cannabalize Camaro sales. I've heard a few comments already about how people seem to like the Coupe 60's design better than the Camaro...which is beyond me...

Great Car, awesome for Pontiac. If priced too close, then bad for Camaro.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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I hope it's more expensive (I'm not talkin' Challenger prices, but at least 2-3k more than a similar Camaro)...because if not, it stands a good chance to cannabalize Camaro sales. I've heard a few comments already about how people seem to like the Coupe 60's design better than the Camaro...which is beyond me...

Great Car, awesome for Pontiac. If priced too close, then bad for Camaro.
But if it's not priced competitively, why would anyone choose this car over a Camaro? Brand loyalty to Pontiac?
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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It's a niche brand. 30,000 a year production numbers...they'd make it with a higher price than Camaro.

Plus, if this were to get the green light, like the G8 ST I think it would end up being a V8-only vehicle.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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There is not point in having 3 or 4 G8's running around. Redo the sheetmetal, make it a coupe, and call it the GTO. Then you would have the G8, the sport truck, and the GTO. All are for slightly different market areas and all would look quite distinct.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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There is not point in having 3 or 4 G8's running around. Redo the sheetmetal, make it a coupe, and call it the GTO. Then you would have the G8, the sport truck, and the GTO. All are for slightly different market areas and all would look quite distinct.
I really wish they would do that, but I just don't believe them. The article talks about the hardcore enthusiasts trying to get this to happen. I wonder if this is some sort of compromise for getting a big fat "no" to the GTO.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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wow... im not going to lie ..... and i am truly sorry to everyone... but if this car comes out... and has the same specs as the camaro... WOW i love it the moment i saw it... as long as its not 2004 gto heavy and is stiff enough to track... (the 04 GTO wasn't for me...) this is a car i might look into

i love it one reason is because it looks much less exotic than the camaro and my license isnt the greatest right now... it looks REALLY REALLY good
and it will probably be more exclusive

gm better do it lol this car looks freakin sweet... and it will have the ls3... a stick... nice interior same as g8 sedan... you cant go wrong... hopefully its just not heavy... and has an FE3 suspension setup
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:31 PM   #8
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I just caught the G8 commercial last night, it says it's under $30,000. It's looks ok to me but no way does it look like a Camaro. I know part of the keeping the faith was that the Camaro V8 would base would be under $30,000, so the G8 could steal some thunder. I checked out their options, not very exciting so if the Camaro can top them out on options and they already beat them on looks... we will be just fine.
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the g8 coupe is rolling on the same frame on the sedan... which means decent rear seat leg room... dammit ill have to drive my little sister around with all her friends... not getting this...
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #10
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Nice looking car...but Its not a Camaro!!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #12
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Wow this kinda makes me angery because were gonna get a crap load of smack from the G8 guys
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #13
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Why, there car will most likely be heavier. We'll still kill em haha!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:55 PM   #14
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Why, there car will most likely be heavier. We'll still kill em haha!
yea lets just hope so i just hate smack talk from people if you wanna race lets take it to the track
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:31 PM   #15
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As someone who MUCH prefers a coupe to a sedan, that G8 looks a hell of a lot better as a coupe than a sedan.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #16
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:54 PM   #17
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Maybe they should scrap the sport truck and make the coupe so they can actually make a potential sale outside of the el camino fanatics.
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I say scrap the sport truck and bring the Coupe. It will sell way better.
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the sport truck might get a 4.40 rearend for towing... that would be huge...
pontiac el camino drift car = redneck drifters...
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:15 AM   #20
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Increadible....I'd take a look at one for sure.

I woudn't want it to hurt the sales either, but if GM is getting the $$$, so be it.
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I hope they build it and price it as a BMW killer, not a competitor for the Camaro.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:25 PM   #22
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G8 Coupe

I'm sure that there are threads about this already...but I think GM should go forward with this car for sure! This thing is beautiful, maybe release it a year or so after the Camaro? I am pretty sure it would be a big success...i mean if they priced it right it would do AMAZING!....who else thinks they should make it. Definetely think they should make this instead of the Sport Truck.


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This is suddenly my Camaro alternative. This is a winner for certain.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:09 PM   #24
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Yeah... I'd buy it in a heart-beat.
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Look up Holden Coupe 60 concept. That's what this is based off of for the most part.
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