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What are dealers asking for a G8? The local Pontiac dealer in Lawrence is taking orders for a G8 starting at MSRP + $5500 and MSRP + $7500 for a GT. Outrageous I know, but I'm wondering if this practice will be common, and lead to another GTO situation.
 

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Something that someone suggested is that they're trying to keep the G8s on the lot as long as possible until they get more of them. That way, they'll have one or two to advertise and show off until they get a larger volume of them, then they'll lower the prices and start selling at the stickered price.
 

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I hope that dealers are smart enough to sell these near MSRP. Jacking up the price will alienate customers and send them packing, much like the GTO. It makes me wonder if GM could put some kind of mandated cap on all of their products to keep dealers from ruining the turn-around.
 

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I hope that dealers are smart enough to sell these near MSRP. Jacking up the price will alienate customers and send them packing, much like the GTO. It makes me wonder if GM could put some kind of mandated cap on all of their products to keep dealers from ruining the turn-around.
I think all manufactures should so that.
 

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What are dealers asking for a G8? The local Pontiac dealer in Lawrence is taking orders for a G8 starting at MSRP + $5500 and MSRP + $7500 for a GT. Outrageous I know, but I'm wondering if this practice will be common, and lead to another GTO situation.
I am not sure but your local dealer is stupid. Short term there might be a few rabid fans that may bite, but this strategy will backfire when potential customers that would have never shopped a Pontiac walk out of the showroom with nary a second thought.

Dealers have to help Pontiac entice new GM and non-GM customers and not turn them off for minimal short term gains.:mad:
 

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Dealers have to help Pontiac entice new GM and non-GM customers and not turn them off for minimal short term gains.:mad:
*nods*

Agreed.

A dealership a friend of mine went to sure isn't helping either. He went to look at the G8 and hopefully take it for a test drive to see if he wanted to buy it instead of a new BMW. The dealer he went to told him he couldn't take the G8 for a test drive unless he was definitely going to buy that day.....


Maybe I'll wait to go look at a G8 until more get to dealers........



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*nods*

Agreed.

A dealership a friend of mine went to sure isn't helping either. He went to look at the G8 and hopefully take it for a test drive to see if he wanted to buy it instead of a new BMW. The dealer he went to told him he couldn't take the G8 for a test drive unless he was definitely going to buy that day.....


Maybe I'll wait to go look at a G8 until more get to dealers........
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Had a similar experience at a caddy dealer a few months ago. I wanted to look at some used CTS's on their used car lot and was escorted to their used car office where after the usual meet and greet I was told they did not have any used CTs's on the lot. (even though i saw three of them on the said lot on my way in). i didn't say anything because the salesman did tell me some other useful information and i also did not want to make him look like an idiot in front of his colleagues. On my way out I saw a Black current gen model and asked if i could take it for a test drive but i got the same response as your friend did. As for the G8 wait until the intital "gotta have it buzz" runs its course. More often then not you'll find that most dealers are usually less ridiculous about test drives after that initial period
 

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I was at my local Pontiac dealer last week and they had 1 G8 GT with a $2,000 market adjustment. The salesman offered a test drive as soon as I started looking. But I would not consider buying a car with a market adjustment.

The dealer may make a few extra thousand dollars on a few cars but they are losing alot more future dollars from potential loyal Pontiac customers.This is very short sighted and not a very good way to add fans to the Pontiac family.
 

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Hmmmm........GM Buypower shows 11 G-8s in the Syracuse area (13090)
White, black, orange....All automatics w/ 2:92 rears and the sweet 6.0
monster lurking under the hood ! Stickers from $29k to $32k
GM employee price $29,xxx a measly $2,000 off sticker on the $31k ones!

I will note that 3 of them have the 888 special package too!

Window Sticker:
Division of General Motors Corporation G8 GT
ENGINE, 6.0L V8
TRANSMISSION, 6 SPD AUTOMATIC W/DRIVER SHIFT CONTROL
Ignition Orange Metallic
Onyx
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $31,845.00
STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE $29,310.00
Options installed by Manufacturer
PREMIUM PACKAGE:
LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
DRVR/PSSNGR HEATED SEATS
6-WAY POWER DRIVER SEAT
6-WAY PWR FRT PASSENGER SEAT
LEATHER WRAPPED SHIFT LEVER

$ 1,250.00
TAGGING FEE
$ 0.00
SPORT PACKAGE:
SPORT METALLIC PEDALS
19" MACHINCE-FACED ALUMINUM WH
SUMMER-ONLY PERFORMANCE TIRES
LEATHER-WRAPPED SPORT STEERING
WHEEL

$ 600.00
REAR AXLE, 2.92 RATIO
NO CHARGE

G8 FIRST 888 SERIES
INCLUDES SPECIAL VIN SEQUENCE
AND INTERIOR COMMEMORATIVE LOGO

NO CHARGE
TOTAL OPTIONS $1,850.00
TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS $31,160.00
DESTINATION CHARGE $685.00
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE*** $31,845.00
GMS PRICE $ 29,446.70
CURRENT OFFERS $-0.00
NET PRICE $29,446.70
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Items Featured Below are included at NO EXTRA CHARGE in the Standard Vehicle Price Shown at Right

POWERTRAIN LIMITED WARRANTY
5 YEAR / 100,000 MILE
SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
*** MECHANICAL ***
ENGINE, 6.0L V8 SFI WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
TRANSMISSION, 6 SPEED AUTO W/ DRVR SHIFT CNTRL & SPORT MODE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
4 WHEEL DISC ANTILOCK BRAKES WITH ELECTRONIC BRAKE ASSIST
PWR RACK AND PINION STEERING
PERFORMANCE TUNED SUSPENSION
LIMITED SLIP REAR DIFFERNTIAL
*** SAFETY & SECURITY ***
1 YR ONSTAR SAFE & SOUND
(ASK DLR ABOUT TURN-BY-TURN
NAV UPGRADE)
FRONT & SIDE IMPACT AND HEAD CURTAIN AIRBAGS, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
BATTERY RUN DOWN PROTECTION
DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER W/ TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
REAR CHILD-SEAT ANCHORS/LOCKS
REMOTE VEHICLE START
TRACTION CONTROL
STABILITRAK-STABILITY CONTROL
*** INTERIOR ***
AUTO DUAL ZONE AIR COND
CRUISE CONTROL
4 WAY PWR SEAT ADJUST-DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
THEFT DETERRENT ALARM SYSTEM
TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING WHEEL
LEATHER WRAP STEERING WHEEL WITH REDUNDANT CONTROLS
LIGHTED VISOR MIRRORS
INSIDE MIRROR WITH COMPASS
POWER WINDOWS WITH DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER EXPRESS DOWN
POWER DOOR LOCKS
AM/FM STEREO, 6 DISC CD PLAYER,6.5" COLOR LCD DISPLAY, AND AUX INPUT JACK
PREMIUM AUDIO, 11 SPEAKER BLAUPUNKT SYSTEM, INCLUDES 230 WATT AMP AND SUB-WOOFERS
FRONT AND REAR FLOOR MATS
CARGO CONVENIENCE NET
*** EXTERIOR ***
18" ALUMINUM WHEELS, MACHINED W/PAINTED INSET
FOG LAMPS
SPORT DUAL HOOD SCOOPS
SIDE FENDER VENTS
TINTED GLASS
REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
REAR SPOILER
QUAD POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS
QUAD POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS
 

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As for the G8 wait until the intital "gotta have it buzz" runs its course. More often then not you'll find that most dealers are usually less ridiculous about test drives after that initial period
Yeah, I should've waited. But, no. This afternoon (er, Saturday afternoon, that is), I was out running errands and decided to stop at a different Pontiac dealer.

Big mistake.

Let's just say, after my experience, I'm not as excited about the G8 anymore.... Pontiac dealers around here sure seem to be doing their darnest to drive away any type of interest in this car.....

I don't get it....



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Hmmm...Watching the commercials during the NCAA Tournament says:
"Most Powerful car under $30,000.00...."


Is that not true?
 

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*nods*

Agreed.

A dealership a friend of mine went to sure isn't helping either. He went to look at the G8 and hopefully take it for a test drive to see if he wanted to buy it instead of a new BMW. The dealer he went to told him he couldn't take the G8 for a test drive unless he was definitely going to buy that day.....


Maybe I'll wait to go look at a G8 until more get to dealers........

Watch, BMW dealer probably wouldn't have any issues with him test driving one...Pontiac loses a sale to BMW, the company they're wanting to air squarely at, without even really sitting in the car :lmao:

A terrible thing? Yes. But even as a GM fan I have to point a finger and laugh at them
 

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I don't understand why some of you folks are having issues finding or
test driving a new G-8.................

I was at a multi line GM dealer today (where I bought my 07 truck) and
the salesguy FELL over himself to get me to DRIVE a new G-8 !!!!!!!!!!
All the while mentioning that they WILL deal and honor my GM employee
discount deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadly I did NOT take one for a drive ONLY because the 6.0 bad boy was
on display in the showroom and the only other one was a sad 6 banger!
Salesguy did mention that a days notice would be necessary for them to
get the 6.0 out of the showroom but I could drive the 6 banger NOW if I
wished!
Not to mention the weather was miserable and did I mention I am not in
the market for a new car at the moment........................

I did leave many drool marks and fingerprints on the black 6.0 in the
showroom tho !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe its YOU guys showing up on a busy Saturday in your japanese
tin can and wanna play lookie-lou is whats scaring off that sales guy??????

My experience was totally different!
 

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Maybe its YOU guys showing up on a busy Saturday in your japanese
tin can and wanna play lookie-lou is whats scaring off that sales guy??????
So, Monte Carlos are Japanese tin cans? Interesting.

And, when I was there Saturday, it was NOT busy ... at all. Only 2 other customers were there when I was there....



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This is epidemic...it is not isolated. It seems to be the way for Pontiac dealers.
My local dealer said "we HAVE to boost it by $5k"...before they even had the delivery date for their first one! They had already decided that they "had" to boost the price by $5k.

Say you decide to get the car...when you go to get the loan, the bank won't finance that premium, they'll only go up to MSRP on the car and options you are buying...and the marketing dollars Pontiac is spending at the national level for "most powerful under $30k" mean nothing if the dealer makes it $35k. Not only is the advertising wasted, but after having the experience at the local dealer of the attempted gouge, the person blames Pontiac corporate for pulling one over on them with the $30k commercial. Even it is the local dealer that was doing it, they have a bad taste in their mouth because their perception is that the corporate entity (Pontiac) ALLOWED the gouging to occur. So much for a turnaround...with the way things are now in the housing market, etc...people are not just buying cars on a whim. This is a great way to alienate potential customers and everyone they talk to about their dealer expereince. Why does Pontiac HQ not understand this?

This is self inflicted...and really sad. The dealers did the same thing with the Solstice...from what I see on this site they did the same with the GTO...this is a great way to drive people away, and to be sure they tell their friends about the way the dealer wanted to fleece them.
 

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...Maybe its YOU guys showing up on a busy Saturday in your japanese
tin can and wanna play lookie-lou is whats scaring off that sales guy??????
I showed up on a Saturday and parked my Japanese tin can right in front of the G8. I was upfront with the salesman--said my timeframe is about 1 year at that point and I was strictly kicking tires. I was treated well, the car was unlocked , & the salesman was low pressure.

Bottom line: You just have to find a good dealer, & every time I've been to this one (P/B/GMC/Cadillac) they are a class act. The guy even pointed out that by the summer I'll be in better shape since there should be more cars on the ground.

PS No markup was on the sticker.
 

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YUP...........Like I said............A LOOKIE LOU aka stroker/stiff/etc. showing up
on a busy Saturday in his cheapie sub 17k import tin can !!!!!!
Talkin' about buying A YEAR FROM NOW !!!!!!!!! A 31k unit nonethe less!
Were you also asking about getting holdback too?

No wonder the salesguy gave you the cold shoulder and the brushoff!

And you threatened to take your bud to buy a BMW instead????????????

I am sure the salesguy and his crew had a good LAUGH after you left !

BTW: How did they treat ya at the BMW dealer?
 
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