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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Joined the "daily driver" +g8 club :)

I was always a 1 car guy for years and years until forums like this slowly planted seeds in my mind of the joys and benefits of having 2 vehicles. Weekend warrior + daily driver. What finally put me over the edge was having some VERY sketchy drives in snow in the G8.

So...attached is a picture of my 2nd vehicle, 4wd SUV Montero Sport. Its cheap, japanese, and beastly in snow! Now the base G8 gets to rest in bad weather and gets to have less depreciation with excessive mileage! I am loving this, its fun being a single guy with 2 sets of keys.

What is your 2nd vehicle if you have one?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 01:55 PM
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Technically, not a 2 car guy, but my wife's retired??? right now so if she isn't using her VW Rabbit I take it to work if its really crappy. Guess I did help pay for it though.....
Never had any real problems with G8 in snow but that Rabbits made for driving in snow.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 02:21 PM
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Nissan Xterra for snow, towing and off roading. Then a Mazda 3 for malls, commuting and other bad parking scenarios.

The G8 was only used for those GT rides.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 02:25 PM
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I have a Ford Sport trac, but the G8 is mostly my dd since I live in Ms. and we have no snow.

09 WH GT
Rotofab CAI
Cortex 93 tune
20% tint

I just wanted one.
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The best mod a car guy will ever have is a the second car mod...

My other two beaters...

LSA, Pat G DOD cam, RCR TB, 4.5IN Intake/MAF,
CNC LS3 Heads, OBX,
H&Rs, Konis, BMR, Brembos, Slotted/Drilled Rotors
3.27 Gears, 2600 Stall, ZL1 pump, Ice tank
Tuned By Pat G and Luis at RPM Speed Center

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Cam no stall Street tires
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[email protected] 60ft 1.66 DA 400ft

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LSA 1/4???
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 07:03 PM
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I daily my G8 in the summer (except in bad weather), but she's sleeping in the garage right now until the Spring. This is my ride when I'm not in the G8:

The Silvy's not quite stock either.


2009 SRM Premium and Sport Packages, Kooks 1 7/8" LTs w/ Cats, Corsa Cat-Back, Pat G Tune, CTS-V Brembos, RotoFab CAI, GXP Diffuser, Holden SS Steering Wheel, Holden Omega iQ Head Unit, VG Sharkfin, Homelink
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 07:39 PM
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My base V6 is my second car, which I drive in the winter.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]K&N CAI, Pypes headers, Solo HFC's,Solo axle backs, Custom tune, FE3 Struts & Shocks, White line bushings & bearings, Rear Cradle inserts, Moog end links.Little lunati cam,SLP 25 %UDP, AC tensioner upgrade.15% tint.12" sub woofer with amp.Future upgrade Power slot rotors & posi quiet pads.

V6 Spectre CAI, Original Overkill tune,FE3 Struts & Shocks, White line bushings & bearings, BMR Rear Cradle inserts, Moog end links.12" sub woofer with amp.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 09:17 AM
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00 cavalier almost 200k miles..try to drive it 2 times per week
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 10:36 AM
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No choice to have a second vehicle in our lives. The G8 will outlive the Sierra ( 148,000 miles) from here on in but it will be around for awhile because it does not DD in my retirement and I pick my days in the winter to drive it to keep it away from the salt demons.
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[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]09.1 G8 GT Sp. Prem. w GXP Facia. Roto Fab covers +chrome caps / Spyder Tail Lamps/VIM Hack c/w rear cam. BMR Sways/ Arms/ Toe Rods/ Rear Cradle Inserts+ Diff bushings/H&R Coilovers / Russell ss lines w CTSV Calipers+2015 SS Rotors . Staggered Avant Garde M310's . KOOKS Mids w HFCs. Corsa w Volant CAI /Dr. Phil 91 Octane Tune on Dyno. RCR Intake & TB/Catch Can w Little Lunati DoD Delete. ZL1 Converter and CNC'd heads by Aggressive Performance MI.
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1991 Ford F-150 4X4 PU. 125K on the odometer.

2009 G8 GXP - M6
Modifications: Katech LS9X clutch, BC Racing coilover set, BMR suspension bushing kit, "Mystery" cam from Dragon Race Eng., LT headers, Squash Performance Series 1 ULTRA Dual Pump, Deatschwerks 90 lb. injectors, Procharger D1SC, MAC Autosport E85 tune by Nic. 698.7 RW HP and 589.77 RW TRQ.
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1998 Ford Ranger.
No sense in elaborating.

things are not as they appear to be.........

2009.5 LiquidRed/OnyxRed, Premium Package
e85 Surprise Package
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 08:53 PM
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I will steal my wife's new mini van this winter, she doesn't go anywhere anyways.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 10:51 PM
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My DD and winter vehicle is a '06 Santa Fe. G8 stays in the shop for a long 4 months or so when weather is bad

Our family rig is a '16 Dodge Durango R/T, still a fun rig but gets surprisingly good gas mileage.

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SUSPENSION- BC Racing Coilovers, BMR Rear LCA, Spohn Adj. Toe Links, Spohn Trailing Arms
- 6k HID Headlights, LED Fogs, GXP Front Bumper & Rear Diffuser & CTS-V Rims
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 08:49 AM
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I've been daily driving the G8 since I got it but if the weather gets bad, I'll drive my other car. It's a 2004 Alero Final 500 edition, it's number 53 of the last 500 Alero's they made, a VERY rare car. It has 109k miles on it now since I daily drove it ever since I got it new literally off of the show room floor. I was looking at cars and my young 21 yr old self fell in love with it.

2009 G8 GT 6.0 Litre Panther Black Metallic
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