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Re: G8 gxp

I'd say get the M6
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Re: G8 gxp

Then again if you want a 4 door the G8 would be the way to go.
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Re: G8 gxp

how about a used E55?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...ht_9445wt_1161


EDIT - for what its worth the M6 is one of my favorite looking cars, and that V-10 is amazing
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:13 PM
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Re: G8 gxp

my bro has a G8 gt... so much fun to drive it... he hasnt had any problems with it
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Re: G8 gxp

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Went out on the weekend looking for a new car for my wife, and ended up trying out a used G8 GXP M6, I was quite impressed with the looks and performance.
Does anyone have experience with these cars?
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Aussie Aussie AUSSIE! Oi! Oi! Oi!
I was just about to suggest putting in a call to the man from OZ! lol It's the Holden Commodore, a car I've been a HUGE fan of in almost every generation it's been offered. I drool over the prospect of owning a GXP someday.

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Just GXP's as an option, just like the GTO's
Which is the Holden Monaro(spelling, Ben?)
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Re: G8 gxp

Yeah, the australia GM makes good cars (least the rebadged to Pontiac) and more european interiors, but with bulletproof USA motivation

I had an 06 GTO and it was a darn good car; I imagine the GXP would be similar but a little more practical with the 4-doors and real trunk (US GTO put the gas tank in the trunk, thus eliminating a good portion of an otherwise spacious trunk )...BTW, Monaro also came in a GTO, fwiw, to add to confusion.

We got jipped here in the US, as they didn't offer a lot of the options and cheapened up the suspension (i.e. liquid filled radius arm bushings), but for $30k (what I paid brand new), there wasn't anything close to it overall. I take it the GXP had more options available? [6-speed and 18's were really the only ones on GTO]...Such a shame they killed Pontiac here.

If I were in the market for another 4-door, I'd like one of those or a CTS-V (no question for 09+ CTS if I could afford )
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:13 PM
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Re: G8 gxp

They're good cars. US built engines in an Aussie designed and built body.
The Monaro/GTO is from the previous generation, still a good thing, but let down by a very old design semi trailing arm rear suspension.
The newer VE Commodore that we know it as, what you call the GXP etc, ie the 4 door version, is the current generation, with much better packaging, but unfortunately isn't available in a coupe version as such.

Most of you won't know that the Camaro is actually a VE/GXP underneath, and the majority of the engineering and testing was completed on the Camaro right here in Australia.
Australia is now effectively known within the GM world as the "Centre for Global RWD architecture". Aussies just love RWD, therefore our engineers are good at developing it
Yep, proud Aussie right here

So you can effectively think of the GXP as a more practical, family version of the Camaro
We also have a "W427" version here, complete with the 7.0L engine from the Z06 'Vette
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:43 PM
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Re: G8 gxp

There were very few GXP's produced. I would consider the GXP. It might have some collector value in the long run. I haven't seen any here locally. Rumors are that the G8 will become the next Caprice.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:22 PM
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You could be right re borderline future collectable.
Holden is actually selling off the GXP parts on a "special limited edition" Commodore here at the moment since GM pullled the pin on exports.
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Re: G8 gxp

i see gxp's everywhere ill take some shots. one guy around me has one all modded out very nice looking. ill see if i can snap a quick one of him.
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