Holden Commodore/Pontiac G8 to remain as Chevy Caprice

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  1. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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  2. SeattleClone

    SeattleClone Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I've been interested in G8's as well, I'm going to be in the market for a new car soon. I'd still consider a G8 as long as I feel comfortable that I can still get service in the future, and having the car rebadged as a Chevy only increases my comfort level...
     
  3. ketelmeister

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    Don't buy government motors...support our private industry.
     
  4. ericlambi

    ericlambi Well-Known Member

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    While I understand the sentiment, you do realize that the government has loaned GM a lot of your tax dollars right? Telling people not to buy is not the optimal strategy for getting them back.
     
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  5. joefrog

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    Hahahahaha! We are never going to get them back. The best option is to punish those in charge by not supporting their folly.

    Although even I have to admit the new Chevy Camaro looks awesome........
     
  6. HOTDON

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    This is great news. The G8 is a fantastic machine. I'm glad Lutz is sticking around. He's one of the few 'doers' left in Detroit.
     
  7. CloneAggie

    CloneAggie Well-Known Member

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    The best option is for people to buy the best vehicle for their needs. If that happens to be a GM, then they should buy a GM. If others have a problem with that, tell them to go **** themselves.
     
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  8. dmclone

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    True
     
  9. Cyclonick182

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    Now if only it were fast.
     
  10. dmclone

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    I think they are pretty fast but what do I know.
     
  11. Cyclonick182

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    Im hard to impress when it comes to speed. Not many people are with me when I say the new Camaro is slow either.
     
  12. LeSchmick

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    Caprice is a terrible name for that beast of a car.
     
  13. Bobber

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    Really wish they'd call it an Impala and take that name back to it's former greatness. The current version is a travesty.
     
  14. dmclone

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    I guess so. You have to put it in perspective. It's a fast car when you compare it to other new $30K cars that are still comfortable, reliable, etc. Not everyone wants to drive their kids around in a top fuel dragster that gets 200 feet/gallon and needs to be rebuilt every 3 miles. What new sedan under $40K do you consider fast? I assume none.
     
  15. ketelmeister

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    The government paid off the legacy cost and gave the company to the Auto Workers Union as a political payoff. Who wants to support that corruption?
     
  16. SeattleClone

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    These. :wink:
     
  17. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    G8 Survival Again In Doubt? - Chevy Caprice - Jalopnik


    Ok maybe not....looks like it might be a "police-only" car. WTF. Why??? That makes no sense to me at all. If you're going to bring a car over, and go through all the trouble of making it DOT legal and sell-able in the US, why in the world would you not offer it to consumers?

    GM is just absurd.
     
  18. SeattleClone

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    Yeah, I'm going to buy a used cop car the same day I buy a used taxi or a used rental car... Of course it would have cop motor, cop tires, cop shocks...
     
  19. dmclone

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    I think they are just holding back the announcement. I think Bob Lutz just let the cat out of the bag a bit early. They would have to be idiots to cancel this car..
     
  20. dmclone

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    BTW-Lutz is my idol.
     

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