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post #1 of 20 Old 01-06-2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Pontiac G8 ST Officially Dead: GM Kills El Camino...Again

Darn it.. I was looking to pick up an used G8 ST in a few years. I'd still would have liked to see Chevy bring these over to the US.

http://jalopnik.com/5124488/pontiac-...el-caminoagain

We knew it was on the bubble, but just moments ago, Pontiac told dealers they plan to kill the Pontiac G8 ST. Yup, GM's killed the El Camino. Again.

Really, ever since we saw the Pontiac G3, we kind of knew the brand was moving away from the direction the brand deserved to be and into...well...something else. We also knew the new coming of the El Camino was on the ropes. So the news today from our sources with knowledge of the arrowheaded brand's product direction wasn't entirely unexpected.

The General's recent cash problems only heightened the reality. We're disappointed, of course, but we were more disappointed when the news came out the pickup-truck-ized G8 wasn't going to get the El Camino name plate. Well, it's over. Guess we can cross the G8 ST off our list of cars we want to buy in the new year. We're going to go and hit up CraigsList
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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That is really a shame, would love to see more performance trucks out there ala lightning or srt10, but it was to be expected. What with the money troubles of GM, and the fact that they seem to wanna make Pontiac as the 'niche' performance division with only 1 or maybe 2 models it's not surprising this beast got the axe.

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I won't miss it. It just looked like a piece of crap.

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Good riddance. I predicted it wouldn't last 2-3 years originally.

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Im glad its gone. I didnt think it was going to even make it here.


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I'm not terribly upset the utes didn't make it here. Would have been cool, but I like any hi-po rear wheel drive performance vehicle. Actually I have a real soft spot for all the G-body cars, but this one is just friggin badass! I present to you the Grand Camino!


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I'm not terribly upset the utes didn't make it here. Would have been cool, but I like any hi-po rear wheel drive performance vehicle. Actually I have a real soft spot for all the G-body cars, but this one is just friggin badass! I present to you the Grand Camino!

^^^^^^ now that's badass.

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I'm not terribly upset the utes didn't make it here. Would have been cool, but I like any hi-po rear wheel drive performance vehicle. Actually I have a real soft spot for all the G-body cars, but this one is just friggin badass! I present to you the Grand Camino!

Nice - is that a photoshop?

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Thank goodness. Novel idea, but it'd be the way of the SSR. People will say how great it is - yet no one will buy it.

Nonetheless, there is no way that it should have been a Pontiac. Chevrolet could use a Holden vehicle (IMO, they should be making the next Impala on that platform), so it would have been fitting for them to get the El Camino moreso than Pontiac.

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