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G8 on Motorweek

The G8 will be on Motorweek on Speedtv.com at 10:30 eastern time.
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The G8 will be on Motorweek on Speedtv.com at 10:30 eastern time.
Not tonight - at least not in Atlanta...
Where do you see this?
I know it upcoming...
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Episode Title: 2730/Pontiac G8
PBS broadcast window begins March 28, 2008

Quick Listing:
Road Test: 2008 Pontiac G8 Sport Sedan
Road Test: 2009 Toyota Matrix
Goss' Garage: DIY Exterior Detailing
FYI: Car Care High School
Long-Term Road Test Update: Suzuki SX4, Mitsubishi Lancer
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Episode Title: 2730/Pontiac G8
PBS broadcast window begins March 28, 2008

Quick Listing:
Road Test: 2008 Pontiac G8 Sport Sedan
Road Test: 2009 Toyota Matrix
Goss' Garage: DIY Exterior Detailing
FYI: Car Care High School
Long-Term Road Test Update: Suzuki SX4, Mitsubishi Lancer
Looks like what I posted quite some time ago.
Typically on PBS first - then ( rerun ) on Speed...
Soon.

https://www.g8board.com/forums/showth...ight=motorweek
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yes it is the 28th and the time is 10:30 A.M. eastern time on speedtv.
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My DVR says the episode playing at that time will be showing a 2008 Vette.

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My DVR says the episode playing at that time will be showing a 2008 Vette.
Yeah, mine too.
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Just watched the G8 episode of Motorweek on PBS in Flint. They had a red GT in San Diego. Very positive review. Few minor fit and trim nits but nothing major. Called it a "factory hot rod" and said "it's about time!" They called it "More BMW than Dodge Charger." That one gotta hurt Mopar. Worth your 10 minutes for the segment. The rest of the show is interesting if just like cars.

Check your local listings.
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Just watched the G8 episode of Motorweek on PBS in Flint. They had a red GT in San Diego. Very positive review. Few minor fit and trim nits but nothing major. Called it a "factory hot rod" and said "it's about time!" They called it "More BMW than Dodge Charger." That one gotta hurt Mopar. Worth your 10 minutes for the segment. The rest of the show is interesting if just like cars.

Check your local listings.
Do you happen to remember what numbers they reported
for the 0-60 & quarter mile?

http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt2730a.shtml

They show only 0-60 = 5.3
No quarter - perhaps they only drove - not full test??
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any video on the net?
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They stated only 0-60 of 5.3 sec. No 1/4 mile numbers that I remember. I think they did a ride and drive. I don't remember any track footage.
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No track footage or numbers. Looks like they got one of the 888's off the boat for a quick drive around San Diego. Lots of good things said, even a few complements about the GTO. They also showed pics of the Holden 60 as a possible GTO replacement and talked about Pontiac bringing over more Holden products. Nice to see someone in the media say something positive about a GM product finally.


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The station that usually shows Motorweek has been changing programming. No Motorweek for a month. Looks like I'm gonna have to wait for the clip to be posted on the PBS website. Probably another week from now.
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My DVR says the episode playing at that time will be showing a 2008 Vette.
Look at their episode guide. The one showing the Vette is a week behind. Maybe the G8 episode will be on this week on PBS.
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Saw the episode. Said the G8 was based on Monaro. Isn't it based on the Commodore VE?

Maybe he had the GTO on his mind during the whole segment as he mentioned the Coupe 60 as a possible GTO replacement.
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The review was LAME. It was reviewed the same way they review Passats, Camry's and Minivans. Just leisurely driving on a Sunday going for Tea and Crumpets.

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Not tonight - at least not in Atlanta...
Where do you see this?
I know it upcoming...
rayainsw,

if a telethon isn't running Motorweek airs 9AM on Saturdays on Atlanta PBS channel 16.
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if a telethon isn't running Motorweek airs 9AM on Saturdays on Atlanta PBS channel 16.
telethon =
Exactly the problem \ issue...
I record that then - when it is on.
Has not been on for the past couple of Saturdays...
I expect that I will see it when 'repeated' on Speed.
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Checking local listings....
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Don't sweat it guys, you're not missing much. It was better than nothing I guess.
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