Gr8 Landing, Wrong Airport?

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  • Brush Brush on Sep 15, 2008

    SunnyvaleCA, that would have been the TT36, canned because of Holden's masters (guess who!) http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/action/conceptcar?modelid=20004

  • JoeEgo JoeEgo on Sep 15, 2008

    Given the mpg difference between the V6 and V8 versions, I'd choose the V8. My (wife's) driving habits get no benefit from the V6. A few daily 2 to 5 mile errands with a monthly 50 to 100 mile trip. Simply keeping the RPMs low will solve 90% of the consumption issue. Another several thousand dollars on a supercharger kit will even get me that extra 1mpg back if I really (really, really) want it. I'm actually surprised people are so bothered by the mileage on this car. It's not a Civic. It's not even a Camry. It is a full size car. The Camry, Avalon, and Accord are cars for different purposes (not to mention at least 300 pounds lighter). The Ford Taurus offers slightly better V6 mileage. The G8 gets better mileage than the Magnum/Charger/300. Mileage is comparable to the WRX and Evo. Even the extra money spent on a 5-series gets you Dodge mileage. Either you have a vehicle preference or you choose the Camcord for the appliance factor or trade in protection. People harping on this can't keep their foot out of it or don't want anybody else to have the opportunity. Mileage simply isn't an issue with the G8. Those hood scoops, however... As for the marketing angle, I think srclontz has it right. I'm not in the market for a BMW. Not even a 3-series. My wife wants room for the kids, stroller, etc and I don't want the same or worse mileage with a minivan or SUV/CUV. I'd prefer something like a WRX, but I'd be very happy with a G8 (even happier with the Sportwagon (get it HERE already, Lutz!)).

  • Jerseydevil Jerseydevil on Sep 15, 2008

    The ad is not meant to get a BMW customer to look at a Pontaic. It is meant to make pontiac buyers think they are smarter then bmw buyers. Its about Pontiac, not bmw. You might compare a timex to rolex, they both tell time, right? They both end in "x". The timex has a bigger face, darker hands, is easier to read. do u think rolex buyers even care?

  • Whatdoiknow1 Whatdoiknow1 on Sep 15, 2008
    The G8 should be matched head-to-head against the ricer cars. Where exactly is the evidence that current drivers of Japanese sport models would be intersted in a "full-sized" American sedan?

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