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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 GXP (without the star bursts)

The automotive industry may be in a pickle right now, but the current recession has made for an incredible buyer's market, particularly for anyone who wants a bargain on a performance car. We've seen some pretty amazing deals, like $18,995 for a brand new Mustang GT, and now both General Motors and Chrysler are offering enticing incentives for the Pontiac G8 GXP and Dodge Charger SRT8, respectively. The G8 GXP, already a steal at $37,610, is available with $3,000 cash back in some areas. With a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, the total comes to just $36,310. The Charger SRT8 is an even better deal with its $41,120 MSRP (including gas guzzler tax and destination) dropped all the way to $34,516 after Employee Pricing and $3,000 in cash-back bonuses. Of course, many of the cash-back deals are regional and some are only for brand loyalists or require you use the automaker's financial service for your loan, so not all dealers may be offering these prices, but we're guessing they'll still do just about anything they can to sell you a car.

[Source: Kicking Tires]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      In moments like this one I wanted to live in USA
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd take a G37 over either of these. It may not be quite as fast, but it'll hold its value so very much better in the longterm. This may be a good time to lease a pony car, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only problem with everyone's thinking about this: Cars should not be bought as investments, nor should they have the same thinking behind a purchase of a house.

        A car will never appreciate (unless it's a rare car, that production numbers were low on). Buy a car to fit your budget and needs, not for resale later down the road.
      • 6 Years Ago
      whoever said that G37`s and CTS`s are almost as fast as GXP`s is way off.

      G37s are high 13 second cars @100mph

      CTS`s are low to mid 14 sec cars @98 or so

      GXP`s run low 13`s...... a full second is a world of difference.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah it's getting ridiculous even in Canada where sales haven't dropped nearly as much as they did in the US. I can get myself a V6 G8 for the same price I got my AVEO two years ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      some of dudes are crazy, this car is freakin hot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I forgot one other thing. The G8 GXP's hood scoops are functional, bu the GT's are not.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, they're not.

        The hood is the same for both cars, the intake is the same too.

        The hood scoops are in a low pressure area of the hood, they will not function for ram-air. They are there, however, to let heat out of the engine bay.
      • 6 Years Ago
      well, both car barely break 5 seconds to 60, the G8 is definitely the looker and has the better interior,

      but I wounder if you you be better off gettting a G37 sedan for $35k or a Cadillac CTS for about $37k. I saw an add from the dealer by my house where the CTS with DI was down to $34k

      both the G37 & CTS give you much nicer interiors (the G37 will be just as quick) and definitely better looks, class, luxury, great handling, cheaper to insure, better mpg, more confortable, beter daily living with the cars.

      of course neither can give you that V8 sound
        • 6 Years Ago
        Right on. Plus the CTS will hold value better and give you plenty of the old rear wheel stuff you want. Slower yes, but not by THAT much. If I want to go fast I'll get into my 11second '66 Nova. Plus- it didn't cost 37k, ( a "steal?" --shure it is...)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dude, the G37 is 10" shorter than the G8 GXP... it's almost a full second slower to 60 and even slower at higher speeds. I don't know how you managed to conclude that a smaller, more expensive, less powerful car that doesn't handle as nicely is a better deal than this. The only thing the G37 has on the G8 GXP is 8-way power seats and a navigation system.
        As for the CTS. It's a really nice luxury V6 sports car, but it's not a super-sedan. I agree that the all leather interior in the CTS is way nicer than the G8 and the G37. However, the CTS is slightly slower than the G37 (mostly because it's bigger and heavier).
        You are comparing a 3-series competitor, a mid-size luxury car and an affordable super-sedan...
        • 6 Years Ago
        G8 GXP gets about 4.6sec 0-60, don't know where you've been looking.

        And the G8 is in a completely different market segment than the G37 and CTS.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great! These are awesome car deals. My aunt is thinking of buying a new, fuel efficient yet environment friendly car. I'll have to tell her about the G8 GXP... I'm pretty sure she'll like it. It'll suit her better than her big SUV that burns so much gas.

        • 6 Years Ago
        a big suv wont go to 60 in less than 5 seconds. if you cant appreciate that perhaps you are on the wrong website.
      • 6 Years Ago
      True, credit is harder to get. But, who's to blame for that? If people bought what they could afford instead of what they dreamed about we wouldn't be in this mess. Just because a bank will loan you the money for something you know you shouldn't buy does NOT mean you should get it. Ahhh yes. "but it's not my fault".....a-holes. Now I have to pay for it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gas prices are awesome here now and I'd LOVE to park this in my garage (even though I don't need a new car). But oil prices are going to shoot up faster than the shuttle when Israel attacks Iran.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was actually offered an even better deal than that on in stock GXPs, but I ended up with a loaded (premium, sport, sunroof) '09 G8 GT for $26,164 with Motorola IHF1000 bluetooth installed. Sticker was $34,110 not including bluetooth. Only 12 miles on the odometer when I picked it up. I had been looking at CPO 335s, but was having trouble finding one with a manual in the color/options I wanted, and the prices were $32-39K for '07s with 18-30K miles. The G8 GT was just too much of a performance value to pass up and the wife isn't worried about a big car payment.

      The GXP was a great price for a GXP, but I didn't see the added value adding up to $8400 worth of goodies and a manual. Plus, I don't even like the GXP's wheels. Besides, that would put me back in 335 price range and that's a nicer, if slower car.

      Looked at the G37S sedan, but it was cramped and the manual just wasn't nearly as good as BMW's. The wife didn't like driving it either. Very nice otherwise and I wouldn't knock anybody for picking one up, especially in automatic form. The only complaint I have about the CTS is the seats aren't very supportive unless you get the Recaros in the CTS-V. That's a deal killer though.

      In case you're wondering, I was looking for a manual, but don't mind an automatic in a roomy cruiser like the G8. In a more tossable car like the 335, an automatic just didn't feel right.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nice. I got my '08 G8 GT in October, loaded with everything but the sport package (here on New England roads I actually prefer the 18" wheels over the 19's), stickering at nearly 33K, for $23,788 after my GM card rebate.

        What color's your G8? Mine's magnetic gray, and I love it every bit as much as I did my Mercedes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, having destroyed several AMG rims and low-profile tires in potholes when I had my CLK's, I'm glad I went with the 18's. Do like the looks of the 19's though (especially the ones on the GXP), maybe for summer...

        Great color, I was debating between magnetic gray metallic and ignition orange (my daughter really liked the orange), but figured dark gray would get less attention from law enforcement.

        Interestingly enough, the ONE other G8 I've seen on the road up here since buying mine in October (a GT with Jersey plates), was also magnetic gray metallic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        500, I also got an MGM G8 GT. I completely understand your choice of 18s as I've been up in Mass/RI/CT on a few business trips. I knew that the roads would have killed my previous BMW wheels/tires (255/35-18). I also now know where all the AWD BMWs are sold. I don't see many of them here in Dallas.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No, you get a Hotwheels car. YAY!

      And you wonder why Ford pulls the plug ("temporarily" on the Fiesta ST). The market is calling for frugality now, not excess.
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