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Old 03-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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G8 vs GTO

What are the opinions of GTO owners, I monitor the G8 board since my wife has a G8 GT, and have noticed that the GXP owners have a bit of a superiority complex regarding the GXP, many claim that the GXP is the fastest Pontiac ever produced, what are your thoughts since this is a GTO forum.

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"Most powerful Pontiac ever made" is the title the G8 GXP holds, not "the quickest." We hold that one. We weigh less, and the 25hp difference isn't that much to write home about when you weigh 300+lbs more. Same goes for the Camaro SS...
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The G8 GXP has more horses. But like Dan said it weighs more so the power to weight ratio is won by the GTO.

However both are excellent cars. My cousins husband just got a GXP in November and I'm itching to go over and see it when he takes it out of storage this spring.
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G8=FAIL. I eat those for breakfast...Those are the poor bastards that jumped on the GTO band wagon too late....Plus we have one thing they will never have. The name sake of the mighty GTO. Just the name GTO commands respect.
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No Pontiac is fail. Except for the G3, I'll maybe give a thumbs down to that. Quality is still probably worlds better than the Chevy Aveo, I'd bet. Pontiac always puts Chevrolet to shame in quality and appearance, even the "corporate" Ponchos. More welds per given area...

A G8 is really a Grand Prix, just as a G6 is really a Grand Am.
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It is good to read others with the opinions that I have, the attitudes of GXP owners just bugs me.

For what it is worth since I own both (G8 & GTO) the G8 has some nice features over the GTO, but the GTO is screwed together better and has a far superior interior.
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Looking back a the magazine 1/4 mile times, about 13.3 for the 05/06 GTO vs. 13.0 for the G8 GXP. HOWEVER, the stock GTO tires were more all season oriented whereas the GXP had summer tires (all season tires also available but why would a magazine test those).
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The car magazines are professional bench racers. Fastest writers in the country, with a penchant for fellating anything BMW.

Seriously, I'd bet in that same article, they compared it to some BMW, then said the G8 was just a Geo Metro with some gas guzzling V8. Or something to that effect.
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I wonder what G8 owners will do when GM releases the "next" one as a Chevy. You know Holden is going to do it, they need the volume. When the platform goes for a redesign mid-decade it's bound to ship another one over the pond, this generation was cut short due to the death of Pontiac.
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Yeah, good move GM, ditch your best selling brands in favor of your wanker brands, Buick & GMC. With a mentality like that, it's only a matter of time before the entire company collapses, needs another bailout, and churns out even more overpriced uninspired crap nobody wants...

But, but what about China? They sell Buicks there!
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