Remember, the G8 Was a Bad Business Decision

Edward Niedermeyer
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Which means importing this 415 hp, 415 lb-ft, AWD Ford FPV F6 E from Australia is a bad idea, too. Right?

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  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Aug 05, 2009

    @quasimondo : America already had a proper V8 RWD sports sedan that was affordable. Wasn't that slushbox only? Slushbox = not a sports sedan.

  • Fromes Fromes on Aug 05, 2009

    The bad business decision was not made when GM decided to import the Holden has a G8 it was made when they decided that they wouldnt let anyone out of the automotive blogosphere know it existed.

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Aug 05, 2009
    No, the problem was they tried to slap some “muscle lipstick” on a foreign built, euro trash styled vehicle and sell it to real AMERICANs. And as history amply demonstrates, them “Rednecks” ain’t that f____in’ stupid… Huh??? The G8 was a Pontiac, built by General Motors...with a Pontiac VIN number and a GM small block V8 under the hood. It was as American as apple pie.
  • Redwood Redwood on Aug 05, 2009

    Yes, it would be a bad decision to bring this car over here. Would I love it if they did? Heck, yeah! I don't think it will sell enough and it overlaps somewhat with other Ford products. Like one of my friends that works at a dealer said, most people buying don't give a damn about RWD or performance cars. It's just us nuts. It's a smarter business decision to put some performance parts into a mainstream sedan like Ford has done with the new SHO. That way you're not trying to pay for an entire model line through enthusiast sales. GM did muck up the G8 though. Besides not offering the DI V6 in the first year (would have been something to tout with high gas prices), they stuck it in the dying Pontiac brand instead of Chevrolet, and didn't market it very well (much like most models that aren't Malibu or CTS). When I bought my G8 GT in February, most people had NO idea about that car. I was asked if it was FWD, if it was based off the G6. They'd never even heard of the name. It's actually gotten better the last couple months with GM spamming their 0% interest commercials that include the G8. I went to customer sites a couple weeks ago and EVERY day, at different locations, somebody there would compliment my car. They actually had heard of it. Too little, too late, GM! I still love my car, despite the fact that it's a Pontiac.