2008 Pontiac G8 Long Term Road Test


2008 Pontiac G8 GT: Middle Eastern Cousin

June 15, 2009

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Last week, Josh put up a simple post about how much his wife likes the looks of our 2008 Pontiac G8 GT.

A respondent or two took issue with the G8's bifurcated Pontiac grille. Others bemoaned the loss of a great car as GM attempts to reorganize itself.

Here's a photo of a Chevorlet version of the very same car that is on-sale today -- in the Middle East. It carries a name we thought was dead, too. It's the 2009 Chevy Lumina SS.

So what do you think of this nose? How about the stand-up wing in the next picture? It's the same one used on the Holden Commodore SS.

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Point is, the only thing standing between a Chevy version of the G8 GT in North America is probably a few certification tests and crash tests.

And the will to do it, of course.


Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 23,144 miles

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