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Pontiac G8 GT

This is only the third G8 I've ever seen in person, and it made my day.

GM brought the G8 over for the 2008 model year, and we get 3 trims: Base Sedan (equivalent to a VE Commodore SV6), the GT(A Commodore SS) and the GTP(Equivalent to the HSV Clubsport model). Sales have been slow thanks to a down economy, high fuel prices and a lack of marketing so, naturally, GM is wiping out the G8 altogether along with Pontiac after 2010.

 

Many fans(including me) want to see the G8 stay in the states as a Chevy. When asked about that, GM's CEO said he "wasn't a fan of rebadging". Nevermind that most Holdens and GMC's are rebadges and the G8 is already sold as a Chevy in South America, the Middle East and South Africa.

Instead of the G8, we lucky Americans get to keep the slower, cheaper, less capable FWD Chevy Impala. Hooray.

 

This is why we can't have nice things.

 

I'm going to try and snag one of these used in a couple years if possible. It'll be a cool college car!

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Taken on June 29, 2008