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04-15-2011 11:34 AM
Supercharged
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Originally Posted by VenomHP View Post
Im not sure where all these deals are lol, Ive been looking for either an sbm or wh g8 gt with a sunroof, decent miles and around the 20k range and cant find anything, everything around here is 24-26k so I guess Ill keep waiting
For 20K you might want to consider a V6, otherwise plan on adding at least 3K to the budget.
04-15-2011 10:32 AM
VenomHP Im not sure where all these deals are lol, Ive been looking for either an sbm or wh g8 gt with a sunroof, decent miles and around the 20k range and cant find anything, everything around here is 24-26k so I guess Ill keep waiting
04-15-2011 09:38 AM
cmking26 It has extremely low miles, but you could find one fore sale here from a private party for less and save some money on taxes and dealer fees. Try your local craigslist also.
04-14-2011 08:50 PM
C-DogBucs11 Sounds like a pretty decent deal, I'm just weary of ever buying anything RED. But, with leather interior and sunroof, sounds pretty good from all the research I've done. I'm still on the outside looking in, mainly because of 18 months of unemployment, I'm playing catch-up AND the GXP is obviously hard to find. Would settle for GT w/ sunroof, but probably need to keep between $23,000-$28,000 with planned mods. By then, maybe GM brings the G8 back in another form? Here's hoping!
04-09-2011 12:17 AM
ATJaguarX
2009 G8 GT with 5k for $28,000?

I'm new to these forums, so please excuse me if I'm in the wrong spot.

I wanted to create a new thread, but my account doesn't have access (yet?).

I have been in the market for a new car for a few weeks now. I have always loved the G8, and I now think it's time to buy.

My local dealership has a 2009 G8 GT with black leather, sunroof and red exterior with 5,000 miles. They had it listed for $32k and have recently dropped it down to $30k. I did a little bargaining and got them to $28k, after tax, title, license, etc... $30k out the door. It is also a GM certified used vehicle, so I get the extra 1yr/12k on the bumper to bumper.

My gut is telling me that it's a bit too much. They have told me that the car has little mileage on it because it was "owned" by a GM employee and was turned back over to GM. The dealer purchased it for $27,700 and can't sell for less.
  1. Has anyone heard of this type of sale?
  2. Does $28,000 seem like a fair price?
  3. Should I try to bargain an extended warranty out of this?
Thanks!
04-06-2011 08:55 PM
4me2drv I love my G8 GT more than I ever thought I would. I've had it for 2 yrs and 17k miles. No issues. I usually get a new car every 2 yrs or so. But not with this one. There is no car that looks this good, has this much luxury and goes this fast, for less than I paid. I'm hoping to drive it for about 4 more years and sell it for enough to get a 3 or 4 yr old Corvette, IS-F or C63.
04-06-2011 04:35 PM
BK89 I love my GT, best car I have ever owned by far. I am planning to keep it for years and years. In fact, the only thing that makes me nervous about these cars is they arent made anymore. If something ever happend to mine i am afraid I wouldnt be able to find a replacement. Get one, you wont be sorry.
04-02-2011 06:21 PM
dwc2009 they are great cars but people get easily bored nowadays. And a lot of guys want a manual transmissions as well.
04-01-2011 05:39 PM
smtty025 I love them. I first bought a GT model. That was totaled on 1/19/11. I paid out the door brand new for it $28,500 on 6/9/09. So when I got the insurance check I got $27,500. So yes they hold there value big time I think. So for more than a year and a half I drove a brand new G8 GT for $1000. So with me making out like a bandit with the insurance money I went and bought a GXP on 3/12/11 for $32,600 out the door. Night and day with the performance between the two, but not knocking the GT because I loved it. So the only things I can think of people getting rid of there g8's is they get bored with them or the gas mileage problem and paying 4.09 a gallon and $75 to fill up beast. Have you bought one yet? Or did you go in another direction?
03-27-2011 02:40 PM
jpru5112 I just replaced my '09 that got totaled last fall. Found another '09 V6 last week with 1,280 miles on it. It's parked in my garage now. I would have started a new post but I can't.
03-23-2011 08:14 PM
cmgww I have been considering upgrading to a GXP, but my latest searches have revealed very few...none closer than Chicago...GTs are still selling in the mid to high 20s depending on mileage...I underestimated the values these cars would still hold. It's almost like the BMW effect (they are notorious for holding their value, almost absurdly so)...Don't know how long it will last, but it's nice to know I owe about 8-10k less than what I could probably get for mine...
03-23-2011 06:32 PM
Extender32 I bought my 08' GT new, drove it until May of 09' when I upgraded to the GXP. I have not had any issues with either car and I have just over 23K on the GXP. All I have done was change the oil and rotate the tires.
03-23-2011 05:08 PM
Ride I'm in the market for a G8 GT, but also trying to think of comparable cars in the mid to low 20's. It's not easy to find any...
03-21-2011 01:35 AM
miatadude I traded in a 2002 Grand Prix GTP 40th for a 2009 G8 GT. I will never sell this car. It is leaps and bounds better than the GP.
03-08-2011 03:49 PM
Simon I'm in a Grand Prix GTP and she has served me well - I will be hopping in a G8 GT very soon and I can't wait!
03-08-2011 02:55 PM
odoprelude I bought my G8 GT brand new and picked up the dealer incentive and that coupled with my GM discount, $34k sticker went to below 29k.. I owe 25,xxx on the car now. Funny thing was that I was actually considering a 2008 Mercedes 300c with 12k on the odo and the payments were the same. I would look at that beautiful black Merc and smile, but when I got behind of the wheel of the G8, the grin got bigger. I figured, am I going to look at it or drive it?
Besides the fact, in this economy and green movement, when are you going to get the chance to drive, better yet own an Australian made four door with a Corvette derived V8? Its a Corvette for four, or five! The interior is unlike any GM car I have seen, very euro-inspired as well as the profile of the overall car. I am a car fanatic and I honestly can't think of a car under 50k I'd rather own than my G8, well, besides a GXP m6.. I miss my manual tranny.. too bad Pontiac couldn't have held out for a few more years to bring us that 6sp in the GT.

The really interesting thing is that I get stopped more by people asking me about this car than any other car I have owned. And it comes from all kinds, from older GM retirees, to business types to women and kids.. And everyone wants to race....(and get smoked!)..

All that being said.. BUY ONE! You won't be disappointed!!
03-08-2011 10:20 AM
Supercharged I drove a Grand Prix GTP modded to 243 at the wheels, drove it for about 200K miles, trans broke and the damage from trans damaged the rear of the engine so it was done. We were in a pinch and the wife like the G6 GT 2dr so we wound up with that. (I couldn't get in/out of the 4 door without banging my head)

She works from home and I commute about 30-45 minutes so I got stuck driving the G6, I'm not a little guy and going from the GP to the G6 was tight, plus I much rather have 4 doors. After driving the G6 for 16 months I finally found a G8 GT that was in the budget and they didn't rape us quite as bad on the G6 as a couple other dealers wanted to. Now that I have her...I can see this being another 200K mile vehicle, super comfy, lots of room for the car seat and my son in the back. The V8 is soooo nice to have horsepower again, I can't say enough about the car.

Syvman, its nice to hear what you had to say, I was considering a CTS figuring at least its a 4 door and should be decent for the family. Glad to know holding out for what I wanted was the better choice.
03-08-2011 10:01 AM
h3llphyre My G8 has 85,000 miles on it now. Bought it 2 weeks after they showed up in the showroom. I plan on driving it to 200,000. The only car I'd consider trading it in for, would be a new CTS-V.
03-07-2011 10:56 PM
Syvman Just my .02 - my situation is I recently traded in a '07 CTS-V for my '09 G8 GT... My CTS only had 15k miles, the GT I bought had 17k miles. Why would someone trade a Cadillac with fewer miles for a Pontiac with higher miles? Necessity - I have a newborn (well, she's 4 months old now) and the back seat on the CTS is just plain small. Getting the car seat in and out was difficult. The back seat on the G8 on the other hand (as most of the folks on this forum know) is HUGE. Plus, going back to an automatic transmission was a plus, just because it's easier to drive slowly if the baby is sleeping in the back seat.
Now, with that said - I have a very short drive to work, and my G8 is my daily driver. IF I ever had to find a new job that required a commute (knocking on wood so that doesn't happen), I think I'd have to look at something a bit more efficient. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the G8, but I really don't know if I could afford to drive it as a commuter (especially with gas prices hitting the levels they have been lately). It would be incredibly unfortunate, but I'd probably have to do it out of necessity.
Lastly, I really think the down economy has people needing to sell cars just to unload a payment. I know if our household lost a job and had to rely on a single income, we'd be hard-pressed to swing a car payment - even a very reasonable payment like the one on my G8.
PS - In case anyone was wondering, I like the G8 much more than the CTS-V... It's a much more practical sport-sedan, but still can go like a rocket if you want. I even find the ride quality in the G8 superior to the CTS (although I think some of that can be attributed to the size and weight of the G8). Either way, I prefer the G8 I have now over the CTS-V I traded in.
03-07-2011 08:50 PM
macvangelist I had similar questions as you. I just bought my 2009 G8 GT a few weeks ago and I LOVE it! My family is a Ford family so this is the first GM vehicle I've ever owed. I, too noticed that there are TONS of very low mileage G8s for sale everywhere.

My personal thought is that a bunch of people freaked out when Pontiac was axed and dumped their Pontiac, regardless of the facts.

I think there are so few on the G8s ever made that despite what happens to more common Pontiac's regarding value, the G8s will hold value pretty well.

I've got a minor warranty issue I need to get taken care of, too, and I haven't run into any dealers that refuse to handle my Pontiac warranty--none of these dealers used to be Pontiac dealers, either.

I'd buy it again if I had to do it over!

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Originally Posted by brianbot5000 View Post
I'm a new member who's been lurking for about a month now. I'm going to be in the market for a new car soon, and I sort of have my heart set on a G8. I'm the type of buyer Pontiac had in mind for these cars - I've never owned an American car, but this is one that will bring me back. I love the looks, performance, and value. As for my question...

I'm kind of concerned about how many I see for sale! Why all the deals?? It seems like a lot of people, even enthusiasts are this forum, are eager to unload these cars. And a lot of the cars have really low mileage, indicating that they didn't own them long or drive them much. This has me a little worried - what do they know that I don't know?? Seems like people are lowering prices, and even entertaining the thought of selling it directly to a dealer at a reduced price. Why is this? I know the gas mileage isn't great with these, and I'm OK with that. Is there anything else that makes these cars really hard to live with?

Seriously - I'd love to hear G8 owner's thoughts on this.

Thanks!
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