Huh?After reading all these upgrades, I'm hesitant to buy a G8 that isn't a 2009.5
That's what warrantees are for, bud. Things that are known defects are taken care of through TSB's or recalls.
In fact, my LCA's are getting replaced tomorrow!
Don't let our 'complaints' deter you from getting a g8. I have a 2009.1 car and couldn't be happier with it! It's got more 'native power' than ANY 2009.5 car (except the GXP, of course) since GM crippled the 2009.5 with a set of pup cats in addition to the normal cats for NVH control.
Of course, aftermarket catback exhaust systems level that playing field, but for those who are planning on leaving the exhaust stock: 361hp for 2008 and 2009.1 cars, 355hp for 2009.5 cars. lol, I know that's not a lot, but it's bragging rights, right? lol