My new G8 GT

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    My new G8 GT

    Well, I had been looking at getting a new car just because the TDI is not my cup of tea. I loved the MPG but it just was not that fun of a car to drive. Plus, my back has been getting worse and getting in and out of that small car was killing me.

    So, Ive been on the lookout for a G8, truck, and even a few new cars.

    Saw this baby online about a month ago and have been watching it ever since.

    Its Stryker Blue Metallic G8 GT. It has the black cloth interior and that is it. Its the "base" GT but it still comes with some nice crap. I had no idea they had dual zone HVAC so that was just a huge plus. It has right at 40k miles on it (I know, I know) and a few small scratches. Overall its in good shape but it needs to be detailed like a MOFO. If I didnt have so much homework I would be out claying, washing and waxing it today.

    I still cant believe how BIG the car is on the inside. I have to move my seat up 3-4" to reach the pedals comfortably. Its so easy to get in and out of it. The ride is AMAZING. Its so smooooth.

    Then, the power. Well, its addicting. :lol:

    These are just the dealer photos but they are pretty good. Both of our cameras are broke so these will do until our new one comes in.












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    Booo dealer badging.

    Congrats. I'm super jealous.
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    Very nice. i have also been considering at a G8 GT for my next ride.

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    Man that looks good. Very nice!

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    Very nice. I'm dying to race one of these. That probably won't happen as I never see one. I tried to convince my wife to take one of these to replace her 300C but she never gave it much consideration...

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    Welcome to the club! My baby goes into the body shop on Monday. The repair should take five days.

    Have you started it while pressing the left rotary switch on the steering wheel yet? That gets you into engineering mode. You can see the hidden oil life percentage there among a bunch of other stats too.

    Resetting your TPMS is a cinch too. Just open up the manual and learn to do it yourself as the dealers are hit and miss at best with mine after a tire rotation.

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    Id say its around a 13.5-7 car. It feels faster than my '00 Formula but I doubt it.

    I love it. Cant wait to drive it some more without the wife yelling at me to slow down. lol

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    Hitman, Ive got to hit up the dealer. I need a new flip key (gonna see if they will cut it for me if I buy one online, glove box key and an owners manual.

    I havent had it in engineering mode yet but I love stealth mode at night! That is freaking awesome.

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    Love the Blue, got that on my S10. Best wishes on the car, know very little about the G8, except its an Aussie.


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    Congratulations on the new ride.

    Car seats can have an enormous + or - effect on back pain and other issues like that.

    Dual zone is such a no-brainer. As I've said many times, GM should make it standard across the line, top to bottom. It's just the right thing to do. Same with good non-Chiropractors Union seats.
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    What a lovely car, best of luck with it! Stryker Blue Metallic was always my favorite G8 color.
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    Have you registered as an owner so you can download a PDF of the owners manual and get to know your G8 brochure?

    Didn't know about stealth mode. Will play with it the next time I am driving at night.
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    Yea, hit both the up and down brightness buttons at the same time. Only the DIC and speedo will stay lit up. Its an AWESOME feature for night driving.

    I havent registered yet but Id still like to have an actual manual. I will probably just grab one offline.

    Yes, I love this color too.

    Its honestly, the only reason I bought this car now. Ive seen a few GTs with cloth interior but they are all red/black and I just didnt want those colors. Stryker Blue?? Gotta have it. lol

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    awesome car! 40 k miles...

    how much did you pay? approximately is fine..

    Best of luck

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    I paid approx $23k with tax. I probably would of paid even more because its exactly the car I want. Its getting really hard to find them with the cloth interiors.

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