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    G8 Purchase Question

    I'm seriously considering purchasing a low mileage G8 GT in the next few months (I can't wait till 2013/14 for a possible civilian Caprice), but have a slight dilemma.

    The next car I get, will be my daily driver, and currently I'm averaging 80+ miles daily. Which means I will really rack up the miles quickly.

    Should I care about the future collectability of the car?
    (I don't want to leave GM and buy a Charger)

    Or just just enjoy myself over the next 5-6 years.
    (If I had a garage, and the funds, I'd store one away for the next 30 years)

    I know this may seem like a petty question, but just curious about other peoples opinions.
    Last edited by EJD1984; 11-07-2011 at 02:44 PM.

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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    Buy two - stick one in the garage ...

    I doubt they will become collectable enough in your time horizon to worry. Enjoy one now.

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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    Just buy it and enjoy.

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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    Buy one. It will be a long time before the G8 becomes a collectable so why not enjoy it now?

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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    (I can't wait till 2013/14 for a possible civilian Caprice)
    Suit yourself, but it is confirmed with a May 2013 launch, so you didn't have to say "possible" italics and all.

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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    Go for one now and enjoy the heck out of it!!
    Get used to more.

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    Enjoy it now. As others have stated, it won't be collectable for decades still. And even then, you're hoping it strikes a chord with purchasers decades from now because of a sentiment or some other reason.

    If you can, see if you can find a GXP. That'd be what I'd do if I were in the market for a G8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrDenali View Post
    Suit yourself, but it is confirmed with a May 2013 launch, so you didn't have to say "possible" italics and all.
    I know it's a certian that Australia (and Middle Eastren markets) will ben getting the next-gen in May 2013. But has GM made an official annoucement that there will be a civilian North American version as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zete View Post
    If you can, see if you can find a GXP. That'd be what I'd do if I were in the market for a G8.
    I would, but all of the low-mileage (25K miles & under) used ones are over my budget. I'm trying to stay under $30K

    And I've seen a few G8 GT's with 12-15K on the odometer pop up locally under my budget.

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    Cars are made to be driven and enjoyed. Buy a G8GT, drive it, enjoy it and maintain it, and it will retain good re-sale value as long as there are parts available for it. If you want a collector car, buy a G8-GXP with ultra-low miles and put it up on blocks, driving it few or no miles.
    Either choice works for different people, but I personally enjoy driving cars, not just looking at them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    Cars are made to be driven and enjoyed. Buy a G8GT, drive it, enjoy it and maintain it, and it will retain good re-sale value as long as there are parts available for it. If you want a collector car, buy a G8-GXP with ultra-low miles and put it up on blocks, driving it few or no miles.
    Either choice works for different people, but I personally enjoy driving cars, not just looking at them!
    I agree. I'm just the type that when I watch a recent movie/tv-show that destroys an old classic car, I'll sometimes yell at the screen - "NO. There's not that many of them left"...LOL

    If the G8 were still in production, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I agree. I'm just the type that when I watch a recent movie/tv-show that destroys an old classic car, I'll sometimes yell at the screen - "NO. There's not that many of them left"...LOL.
    But sometimes there are lots left, such as the original Mustang was more than 1 milion made and I think the 1965 Impala had similar production numbers. If they were to destroy a GTO or Z28 Camaro, I'd feel the same way!

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    The GXP is the only one that I'd personally consider to be "worth" anything. Just get a GT and enjoy it.
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    Re: G8 Purchase Question

    im getting a g8 gt from my uncle in jun. she is going to be a garage queen. weekend only or to family events. then i have my daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I would, but all of the low-mileage (25K miles & under) used ones are over my budget. I'm trying to stay under $30K

    And I've seen a few G8 GT's with 12-15K on the odometer pop up locally under my budget.
    Had I known you were looking and you were closer I'd have sold you mine instead of trading it in on the Volt.

    I'm sure one will pop up. You may want to look north of the border as winter is coming and RWD cars don't move well up here when the white stuff starts falling. Look at autotrader.ca to see what's for sale if you're interested.
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