Should GM Import a G8 Station Wagon?
In contrast to earlier reports, goauto is now reporting that GM is not bringing a Holden Commodore/Pontiac G8 wagon the U.S. of A. Fair enough? On the one hand, Maximum Bob is unusually realistic when he proclaimed "the sad truth is, as much as some of us like 'sportwagons', they just don't sell in the US." When left to their rear wheel-drive (RWD) devices, wagons don't sell stateside. The Lexus IS300 Sportcross – failure. BMW's RWD wagons – did pretty badly until the letter "x" showed up in their names. The ugly Dodge Magnum – dead. On the other hand, there's something to be said for "doing your thing." If GM wants RWD to be its thing– especially Pontiac's– then wouldn't it make sense to go all the way with it? How much extra can the Pontiac G8 wagon cost to federalize as GM's already doing it for the sedan? Unless there's a problem with parts…
Aarrrgh. Not a lot of people want wagons here in the US, but there are not many good offerings either. A G8 wagon looked like a good offering and maybe could get a few more people to walk thru the showroom. The new V70 can be optioned under $35K.
@argentla: these people know where I live… Yeah, but if there car is broken down, that info won't be of any use to them! Seriously though, the Rondo's a solid car.