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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does $24k for a G8 GT with 29k mi sound right?

I'm going to check out a GT with 29k mi. Just cloth, black and red interior. Black exterior.

No sunroof.

I feel like I'm getting a good trade in on my car, and this internet price is hard to beat compared to other offerings. One other car with a few more miles and a leather interior/sunroof is listed at $23,500. Other than that, no better deals I see from dealerships.

The dealer said they rejected a wholesaler's bid of $23k, for whatever that's worth.

I'm armed with lots of info from this board, thanks to all of you. Off to test drive.

One question--how do I find out what TSB's were already performed on the car? I got a chance to call the previous owner and he said the only thing they ever did was oil changes. That sounds kind of odd, given the known problems out there. But maybe his was built by leprechauns. You do hear of some GTs with no probs at all...

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Sounds Reasonable

I think 24K sounds alright. Personally I wouldn't sell mine (White Hot GT, 11,700 miles) for less than 25K. I guess it depends on what you think it is worth. The original buyer of that car probably paid between 26K and 32K depending upon when he bought it. Remember, it can't be replaced with a new one, so most people are not going to let them go for nothing.
I would pay 24k as long as it isn't full of dings and scratches.

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I'm going to check out a GT with 29k mi. Just cloth, black and red interior. Black exterior.

No sunroof.

I feel like I'm getting a good trade in on my car, and this internet price is hard to beat compared to other offerings. One other car with a few more miles and a leather interior/sunroof is listed at $23,500. Other than that, no better deals I see from dealerships.

The dealer said they rejected a wholesaler's bid of $23k, for whatever that's worth.

I'm armed with lots of info from this board, thanks to all of you. Off to test drive.

One question--how do I find out what TSB's were already performed on the car? I got a chance to call the previous owner and he said the only thing they ever did was oil changes. That sounds kind of odd, given the known problems out there. But maybe his was built by leprechauns. You do hear of some GTs with no probs at all...

Good drives to all.
Any GM dealer can look up the car's VIN and see the history of what was performed.



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Just bought a White Hot 2009 G8 GT w/Prem, 8500 mi. for $21k out the door. Heck of a deal, but then it should have been, my brother was the salesman.
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Like was said earlier, if its clean and not beat to crap, that deal doesnt sound to bad. JMO! Good luck.


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that sucks, mine cost $28K brand new, with leather.
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I paid 24.9 @ an awesome rate, The GT was GM certified (additional 12k bumper to bumper) and this was only two months ago. Leather + Sunroof great shape and not a common color. There was also a black GT with the same options on the lot for the same price.

One month earlier I had one haggled to 24.3 that was 20k mi with leather and sunroof. The finance guy stalled returning my calls and sold to someone closer who didn't haggle has well or had a worse credit score. I didn't buy it on the first call only because they wanted to finance me @ 12.5% LOL!


If you are in close proximity to the car that is important to factor in. I didn't care about flying and traveling nearly 1000 miles since I won the $$$ at the casino to pay for the trip. I didn't want to compromise on the 3 things. Leather, sunroof, and less than 30k miles. I also wanted GM certified but wasn't too worried about it as long as it was less than 30k. I plan on driving this car 7+ years so I wanted to make sure it was exactly what I wanted.

If you are shopping nationwide decide what you want in a G8, what you are willing to pay (factor in travel cost), and be patient.


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I have only done oil changes and tire rotations on my GT. I haven't experienced any of the problems related to the TSBs. Good luck on the shopping trip.


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I bought my '09 GT with 28,800 mi. about 6 weeks ago from a Jaguar Dealer. It's loaded, Panther Black with Blk/Red leather int., Moonroof, Performace package, custom exhaust, and custom GPS in dash.
I looked for awhile and they were either SOLD when I got there, or didn't have what I wanted. Anyway I paid $24,500 and I'm not complaining.
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I bought my '09 GT with 28,800 mi. about 6 weeks ago from a Jaguar Dealer. It's loaded, Panther Black with Blk/Red leather int., Moonroof, Performace package, custom exhaust, and custom GPS in dash.
I looked for awhile and they were either SOLD when I got there, or didn't have what I wanted. Anyway I paid $24,500 and I'm not complaining.
WOW you got an incredible deal! You just nicked a 09 fully loaded G8 with a custom GPS and exhaust for an insane price... A local Buick\GM dealer is trying to Steal a G8 right now. They want 28,000 for a red GT with only a sport package, no other optional extras, and I believe 24,000 miles (and some major paint chips on the front).
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Here's some pics

The exhaust is a highly polished "Varex X-Force" system from Australia. It has a small remote that opens and closes baffles in the mufflers - sweet!
The GPS is a Garmin and the modified upper dash was purchased from JHP, which also has various gauges and other mods. I found out the previous owner was a doctor, and his name, address, and phone number were stored
in the GPS. So I called him and he had the original floor mats and an extra key and remote for the exhaust. Great guy and he only sold it because he was getting too many tickets.
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Sorry ti jump in on your thread, but this section will not let me post a new thread. I'm looking at a 2009 G8 w/ the V6. This car has just about everything on it, it has 15k on it and they are asking 22,900 for it. The only thing I am concerned about is that this car was a rental car. What are your thoughts on this.

I am also going to look at ont that is basicly the same car but with 10k on it and is 24,000.

Thanks for your help,
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Is the one for $24,000 with 10k a private party or dealer? If it's a dealer, you likely won't know much about the history of the car either. Both are still covered under the factory warranty.
So the choice is for about $1000 difference, which one do you like the best.

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The exhaust is a highly polished "Varex X-Force" system from Australia. It has a small remote that opens and closes baffles in the mufflers - sweet!
The GPS is a Garmin and the modified upper dash was purchased from JHP, which also has various gauges and other mods. I found out the previous owner was a doctor, and his name, address, and phone number were stored
in the GPS. So I called him and he had the original floor mats and an extra key and remote for the exhaust. Great guy and he only sold it because he was getting too many tickets.

bob,

Nice find with that varex exhaust, that is a very unique exhaust setup for sure. Not many of those in the states, and quite a pretty penny to import, for sure. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Sorry about the threadjack to the OP.


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Both cars are at dealers.
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Iowa dealer want to only offer me $23k on trade (white hot, leather, 19"). Going into winter, I can't believe they are holding firm at that.....Good luck.
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The black and red interior in my car is leather.
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Yea, the cloth black and red interiors are very rare. Post up pics of the interior if you get it!


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Yea, the cloth black and red interiors are very rare. Post up pics of the interior if you get it!
I never knew such a thing existed. Thought he ment leather.
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The exhaust is a highly polished "Varex X-Force" system from Australia. It has a small remote that opens and closes baffles in the mufflers - sweet!
The GPS is a Garmin and the modified upper dash was purchased from JHP, which also has various gauges and other mods. I found out the previous owner was a doctor, and his name, address, and phone number were stored
in the GPS. So I called him and he had the original floor mats and an extra key and remote for the exhaust. Great guy and he only sold it because he was getting too many tickets.
get some tips welded on that exhaust and you got your self a $1000+ set of mufflers, nice...

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