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CRASH 02
08-07-2009, 06:35 AM
I have been having this discussion with a friend and we both can't decide what car would be the best for resale value. Between the two cars, the 2010 Camaro SS and the G8 GXP. What car do you guys think would hold its value the best? To us the main argument for the GXP is its limited production around 1,800 is all there is and all there will be. And well, the SS speaks for itself. The reason for this discussion is what would be the best car to buy now that would have the best resale value in a couple years in case they do bring out the Z28. So what do you think? I'm going to post this in both the G8 forum and 2010 Camaro forum.


ActionJack
08-07-2009, 07:01 AM
I did not buy based on resale value but now that I am considering it I would think that both will have a poor resale simply because of the horrible economy. I do not think either of them will differ too much for the next 20 years. But in time, say 30 years, when these cars are collectors items, then I think the GXP will hold the most value because of rarity while the Camaro will hold a good value for popularity.

2002_Z28_Six_Speed
08-07-2009, 09:35 AM
In all honesty, people will know what the Camaro is because of its legacy and probably pay more for it. The GXP doesn't have a legacy and most people won't even know they exist in 10 years due to low production. The only thing it has going for it is the fastest production pontiac ever so you can capture true Pancho fans. Other than that I am not sure who else would want this car in 30 years....


No current production car will be in restorative condition in 30 years unless it is kept away from light or you are going to custom make each piece of the car that is plastic. Good luck having a late model vehicle 30 years from now.


CRASH 02
08-07-2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the replies.

KC Henry
08-07-2009, 01:23 PM
In all honesty, people will know what the Camaro is because of its legacy and probably pay more for it. The GXP doesn't have a legacy and most people won't even know they exist in 10 years due to low production. The only thing it has going for it is the fastest production pontiac ever so you can capture true Pancho fans. Other than that I am not sure who else would want this car in 30 years....


No current production car will be in restorative condition in 30 years unless it is kept away from light or you are going to custom make each piece of the car that is plastic. Good luck having a late model vehicle 30 years from now.


Very well put.

bluehawk2
08-07-2009, 01:26 PM
I would rather have the GXP...........we have had a g8 as well as a new camaro in the shop and I would much rather have the G8

nothing wrong with the camaro, but i just like the g8's interior and look better

Jay z28
08-07-2009, 05:35 PM
The value for both will drop like flies.

ro9beam2002
08-07-2009, 11:46 PM
"the fastest most powerfull, factory produced pontiac ever" ...when was the last time a major car manufacturer went under and someone had the chance to buy there most powerfull model ever?

old_goat
08-07-2009, 11:57 PM
The value for both will drop like flies.

Agree to disagree.

GXP, at this very moment, is going up in price. Since only about 1800 were made, it should hold it's value.

LsxCody
08-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Get a G8

G8GT721
08-11-2009, 03:30 PM
i would say the GXP

Tylerb59
08-11-2009, 04:57 PM
GXP. LS3, awesome brakes and FOUR DOORS.

Massive space for comfort ... FTMFW.

CRASH 02
08-11-2009, 09:37 PM
I just got back from a 7 hour trip to Texas and back to pick up my new M6 GXP. :)

Tylerb59
08-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Badass! Congrats.

johnh
08-12-2009, 08:34 PM
G8 GT

Its as fast the Camaro (A6), with a few mods the GT is as fast as M6.

Save the $10K off the GXP and make 500 hp for half that.

Buford
08-12-2009, 09:39 PM
I have friends with 3 SS's. To me the Camaro's are nice weekend cars the G8's are nice daily drivers. This opinion is because of side and rear window size, blindspots, and the backseats. just my opinion, I wouuldn't want to drive a 5th gen everyday.

Mike in LA
08-13-2009, 08:49 AM
I just got back from a 7 hour trip to Texas and back to pick up my new M6 GXP. :)


Nice, congrats. What color did you get. Oh wait, pics or you just took a 7 hour trip to Texas for fun;).

dontmeSS
08-13-2009, 09:12 AM
i am debating the same thing. the camaro is a real head turner and has the camaro "legacy". the g8 is low key as hell but still packs a punch. very respectable ride that wont get you sometimes unneeded attention.

prices are right in line with each other if that is a factor. check out pontiac.com and print out the quoted price online. they are required to honor that price, which is about $5-6k off sticker.

Even though I am a diehard camaro fan, I would go for the G8 simply because it is the fastest and last pontiac ever made.

SIC LSX
08-13-2009, 03:45 PM
i like the GXP better

69Project
08-15-2009, 07:59 PM
I think the plastic will hold up much better than the plastic used from the 1950-1970's. It is more tolerant to the sun etc. I had 1997 GMC pickup that I owned from brand new until 2006 and the interior basically looked like new other than the center console cloth looked little worn. I beat the hell out of that truck traded it in with 173k on the odometer. Both the paint and the interior looked great and that was a well worn 10 year old truck. So, I think modern materials will hold up well. The problem will be if anyone will make reproduction parts...I think the new Camaro will have a crap load of exterior/interior parts etc, but the G8 will be hard to come by spare parts that are not mechanical.

As far as collector value, hard to say. If we go down the road of highly fuel efficient vehicles both of these should have collector value as some examples of the last muscle car war of the Big Three. The camaro will be more popular to own so it might pull more money. The G8 GXP is going to be for the collector who either owned one at one time, or just knows his stuff and wants one in his garage. I think the M6 GXP's will probably be the most "valuable" of the G8's simple because of the rarity of a 6spd manual. Whether that is a $3500 beater or a 90K Barrett-Jackson piece who knows. Enjoy them now and keep all the stock parts for later.

Pro Stock John
08-23-2009, 07:35 PM
The collectible one will be the one that is stock and has less than 10,000 miles in the future.

2KFORMULA
08-24-2009, 11:28 AM
The collectible one will be the one that is stock and has less than 10,000 miles in the future.

That will be mine. Had 500 the day I got home now 4 months later it only has onother 500 miles. Will probably go in storage in another month. Under a custom cover of course.
I think the GXP is the right choice as well. I couldnt quite buy the Camaro in a couple years they will be on every corner.

KC Henry
08-24-2009, 12:39 PM
The collectible one will be the one that is stock and has less than 10,000 miles in the future.

Exactly !

ro9beam2002
08-25-2009, 11:32 AM
I think the plastic will hold up much better than the plastic used from the 1950-1970's. It is more tolerant to the sun etc. I had 1997 GMC pickup that I owned from brand new until 2006 and the interior basically looked like new other than the center console cloth looked little worn. I beat the hell out of that truck traded it in with 173k on the odometer. Both the paint and the interior looked great and that was a well worn 10 year old truck. So, I think modern materials will hold up well. The problem will be if anyone will make reproduction parts...I think the new Camaro will have a crap load of exterior/interior parts etc, but the G8 will be hard to come by spare parts that are not mechanical.

As far as collector value, hard to say. If we go down the road of highly fuel efficient vehicles both of these should have collector value as some examples of the last muscle car war of the Big Three. The camaro will be more popular to own so it might pull more money. The G8 GXP is going to be for the collector who either owned one at one time, or just knows his stuff and wants one in his garage. I think the M6 GXP's will probably be the most "valuable" of the G8's simple because of the rarity of a 6spd manual. Whether that is a $3500 beater or a 90K Barrett-Jackson piece who knows. Enjoy them now and keep all the stock parts for later.



A6 vs M6 production figures... are about 55% manual and about 45% auto ... it might even end up being a tick lower also in favor of the a6.

Also the official "Pontiac" statement has the A6 GXP'S faster than the M6 GXP's in the 0-60 and 1/4 times..... There are already a few official timeslips of the A6 gxp's already in the 12's and none so far for the m6's. The A6 has a nice 1st gear ratio in the tranny and a 3.27 rear.

My vote for the gxp... fastest most powerful factory produced pontiac ever...

kp
08-25-2009, 12:48 PM
I bought the G8 as a driver so as long as it doesnt fall apart in three years I'll be happy. I'm sure it will be worth what any 4 door GM car is worth in three years - about half of sticker if you are lucky.

Camaro will hold its value better IMO, but its one of those love it or hate it cars and I hate it. Its a two door and has a legacy, as mentioned the G8 will be a distant memory in a few years when the Pontiac signs come down. Since they really arent even American cars the Pontiac purists can care less. Most hardcore Pontiac guys dont even look at 3rd and 4th gens as 'real' pontiacs much less an Australian made car with a chevy engine.

IMO buy a G8 and drive the crap out of it and have fun with it for a few years, then trade it in and let some other V8 fan have a few more years of fun with it - cant get a better legacy than that ;)

mrmixitup
09-03-2009, 12:49 PM
Pontiac is only going to make about 1,500 G8 GXPs before they close shop.

I'd get the rarer vehicle. I have yet to see one on the road and I drive alot.

2002_Z28_Six_Speed
09-03-2009, 02:22 PM
Pontiac is only going to make about 1,500 G8 GXPs before they close shop.

I'd get the rarer vehicle. I have yet to see one on the road and I drive alot.

That's crazy!

Most of the G8s I have seen have been GT's but I have bumped into or seen into ALOT of GXP owners even though they are low production!

Seen more GXPs then I have seen of Camaro SS's.

It is almost creepy. Seems impossible. :confused:

Mlozano
09-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Unless you plan on keeping a vehicle for 30 years with low miles and pretty much garage kept for it's entirety there's no real difference, buy for what it's worth to you for the next 3 - 10 years, enjoy them now unless your a collector. Cars aren't good investments.


But my money is on the GXP, don't forget they still make this car in Aussi Land.

jmilz28
09-16-2009, 12:07 AM
If you're gonna garage/collect it...flip a coin. If you're gonna drive it, very simple: Do you need 2 doors or 4? You'll actually get to drive a 4 door car more, even with a family. Depending on your situation, seems like an easy call.

Sneakyws6
09-17-2009, 10:56 AM
I bought my gxp only because it had what i wanted. Ls3, brembo brakes, better suspension, and limited production run.

Sure the argument will always be buy a gt and use the $10,000 towards blah, blah, blah...

But in the end you still have a g8 gt with mods and i will have a g8 gxp that with similar mods can do the same thing just as good or better, plus my car will be more sought after and or have better resale value.

Used gxp's are still going for $35,000+ right now, i have seen gt's going for low $20,000 as of lately. Also there were only 1829 gxp's made, actual is suppossed to be 1828 as one of them was destroyed somehow and then i know of at least 5 that have been totaled already.

Gxp for mine, but sorry it will have some miles on it as it is my daily driver, getting ready to roll 5000 miles in the 5 months i have owned it.

G8GXP4now
09-17-2009, 02:29 PM
If your purchase is based on the Z28 coming out in the future, I think you will be holding on to whatever you buy longer than you think as there is no way a Z28 is ever coming out, unless it is electric of course.

Sounds like you want a supercharged Camaro, so you should just get the Camaro now and add supercharger when your warranty is up.

Personally, I love my GXP, but really want a CTS-V. I have been looking at used GXP values and they are quite strong and will be even stronger when the remaining new ones availiable nationwide are sold out. I hear that there are less than 50 of them left.

Sneakyws6
09-17-2009, 02:33 PM
Actually the z-28 is being tested in australia right now from what some sources are reporting at the melbourne plant, no pictures as of yet as it is in a secure location but several suppossedly reliable sources are reporting it is alive still.

G8GXP4now
09-17-2009, 02:38 PM
Actually the z-28 is being tested in australia right now from what some sources are reporting at the melbourne plant, no pictures as of yet as it is in a secure location but several suppossedly reliable sources are reporting it is alive still.

That doesn't change my advice to the OP as he wants the Z28 in the long run.

CoolAid
09-17-2009, 04:43 PM
The collectible one will be the one that is stock and has less than 10,000 miles in the future.

Thats what everyone thought about the 35th Anny commemorative Camaro SS. 7 years later after a MSRP of about $31,500+ ultra low mile varieties are going for $18k-$20k. Check eBay for proof.


Great investment. Never got to drive it and lost $10+k. Fail. :eyes:

2002_Z28_Six_Speed
09-22-2009, 12:40 AM
Thats what everyone thought about the 35th Anny commemorative Camaro SS. 7 years later after a MSRP of about $31,500+ ultra low mile varieties are going for $18k-$20k. Check eBay for proof.


Great investment. Never got to drive it and lost $10+k. Fail. :eyes:

I think a lot of this problem is caused by the internet and the fact that it has created high availability for everything.

In many cases you can find a willing buyer for ultra rare items. Further, many things that were hard to find before are easy when the world is your search radius and ebay serving as a constant swap meet. All of a sudden that part that only one guy in town had, you can find like 6 of them at any one time.

I never go to junk yards anymore... do you? :D

G8GXP4now
09-22-2009, 02:52 PM
http://www.motortrend.com/auto_news/112_0909_chevrolet_camaro_z28_is_go/index.html


Well I guess I was wrong. The Z28 is a GO!