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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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What Would You Replace Your G8 With?

Hello.

If you were to trade in your G8 GT or GXP, what would it be for? (Crazy question to ask, I know).

The reason I ask is I am contemplating this (again, crazy thought. Runs in my family). I love my G8 GT but really miss having the manual transmission (a GXP or manual swap are out of the question). I would also like to get something with all-wheel drive. I am just contemplating.

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I'm keeping my G8 GT til the wheels fall off but I would consider the brand new RWD Kia Stinger sport sedan coming to the US next month.


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That is a cool car.

What I am considering is a 2008 Audi S4 Quattro Cabriolet. 4.2 liter V8, all-wheel drive, 6-speed manual, powered top convertible.

Almost exactly like this: https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net...33708D47_1.jpg
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I've been keeping an eye on the 2013+ Audi S6. Hot-V bi-turbo 4.0L V8, AWD. No manual option though. Still a little too rich for me, but I'm planning on keeping my G8 for 3 more years.....

One backup choice is the Cadillac CTS V-sport. Turbo V6, but only RWD. Yes, I think I want a turbo on my next car. Never had one.

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That is a cool car.

What I am considering is a 2008 Audi S4 Quattro Cabriolet. 4.2 liter V8, all-wheel drive, 6-speed manual, powered top convertible.

Almost exactly like this: https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net...33708D47_1.jpg
A bit too round and bland for me, I much prefer angular aggressive body lines. What I'm truly after is a CTS-V wagon but their value has actually increased over this past year.
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3-4 year old Audi S8. Couldn't care less about a manual since autos are faster and traffic around me sucks.
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I'm keeping my G8 GT til the wheels fall off but I would consider the brand new RWD Kia Stinger sport sedan coming to the US next month.

Also AWD is to be available. It's not a horrible choice.

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You better open up your wallet and smash open your piggy bank with any Audi but especially with an older model with miles or buy one with a great warranty and get rid of it with no longer under warranty.
Go price out new headlights for an 2005 S4 LOL.

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Don't rule out a 335i with X drive.

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You better open up your wallet and smash open your piggy bank with any Audi but especially with an older model with miles or buy one with a great warranty and get rid of it with no longer under warranty.
Go price out new headlights for an 2005 S4 LOL.
*Supposedly*, according to Consumer Reports (non-profit) Audi quality took a marked step upwards about 5 or so years ago in their survey. That was what got me to look at what Audi had that might interest me. It has maintained that level. Not quite up to the Japanese manufacturers level..... I know they're more expensive to fix, but since I can do a lot of stuff myself, I figure it might not be that bad and hoping to benefit from some depreciation on the used.... I've never owned a German car, only domestic and Japanese (for the wife).

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Only thing I would get rid of the G8 for would be a 2nd gen CTS-V sedan or wagon. If the prices would get low enough maybe a G3 CTS-V or ATS-V.

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Thanks for the feedback. I love my G8 but I think I may give the Audi a try. A couple of weeks ago I had test driven an 2008 S4 Sedan and was very impressed. 4.2 L V8 with 340 HP and a 7000 RPM redline. Silky smooth manual transmission and excellent handling. It actually felt very similar to the G8 but just a little bit smaller packaging. I also miss having a convertible so the car i am looking at has everything I am interested in.

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Agree on the Audi comments. Amazing cars...but unless you have a very good warranty or want to leave your wallet open, they're not something I'd contemplate. But...that's just my opinion. Bought my wife a new V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee last November. Audi Q5 gave it a run for it's money...especially the SQ5, thing was a BEAST! But in the end, I couldn't get over their reliability and maintenance costs. Brakes and oil changes on them are ridiculous.

If it were me, I'd be all over any of the following:

1. Lexus ISF
2. CTS V (gen 2 or 3)
3. Chevy SS
4. Infinity Q50AWD or Q70 AWD

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I don't ever plan on getting rid of my G8. I plan on giving it to my son. But if something were to happened to it for whatever reason, Id have to say, I'd look for another G8 GXP M6 with very low miles to purchase. It would have to be an M6 though. Nothing else.
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Agree on the Audi comments. Amazing cars...but unless you have a very good warranty or want to leave your wallet open, they're not something I'd contemplate. But...that's just my opinion. Bought my wife a new V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee last November. Audi Q5 gave it a run for it's money...especially the SQ5, thing was a BEAST! But in the end, I couldn't get over their reliability and maintenance costs. Brakes and oil changes on them are ridiculous.

If it were me, I'd be all over any of the following:

1. Lexus ISF
2. CTS V (gen 2 or 3)
3. Chevy SS
4. Infinity Q50AWD or Q70 AWD
I took a Mosport track ride in an older ISF at full bore w an instructor and they are very well engineered.

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I'm keeping mine for a long time, but if I'd have too, I'd like a Hennessey CTS-V Wagon in Blue or possibly a Tesla Model S.
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It would have to be an M6 though. Nothing else.
Let's see how long you feel that way when you watch your mph continue to go up but your ET stays the same and you start to slide down the fast list..

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I'd like a Hennessey.
LOL. Do some reading man. And that OBM widebody V wagon isn't a Hennessey car either.
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A gen 3 CTS-V would convince me to give up my G8 completely. Too bad they cost a fortune. Otherwise, it is my plan to find a reasonable daily driver, maybe a truck, and keep my G8 as a toy.

Following that plan. A 6th gen Camaro SS 1LE would make a pretty sweet toy.

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