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Is the GXP really worth an extra $10K?

Old 01-09-2019, 11:56 AM
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I have always liked the G8. I'm thinking about buying one. I have been looking around on the internet to check out the pricing.

I have noticed the GXP runs about $10K higher than the GT. Is it worth it?

I know the GXP has the LS3. what other differences are there?

Also what do I have to look out for or be aware of when looking at them.

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I have always liked the G8. I'm thinking about buying one. I have been looking around on the internet to check out the pricing.

I have noticed the GXP runs about $10K higher than the GT. Is it worth it?

I know the GXP has the LS3. what other differences are there?

Also what do I have to look out for or be aware of when looking at them.

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For as much as a gxp goes for you can get a ss sedan stick or auto . They are close to 30k maybe less now depending on miles . Much more reliable handle better and nicer interior a lot more car for the money
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I think only the manual GXP's are worth the price increase, but at this point you may as well get an SS.
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Yeah after I made my OP I checked out SS prices. They are about the same as the GXP. I found some SS's listed for less than GXP's

If the SS handles better then it's pretty much a no brainer.

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Yeah after I made my OP I checked out SS prices. They are about the same as the GXP. I found some SS's listed for less than GXP's

If the SS handles better then it's pretty much a no brainer.

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handles better , stops better , car parks itís self and Parallel parks , heads up display, heated cooled seats the list goes on . Ask me anything you like i had one lol
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is it a milf magnet? the kind of milf who brings the kids with them? since it has a backseat
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Some people on here really like the discontinued Pontiac styling though. If thatís the case and you donít mind some hard work with and have some know how you can put the extra 10k into a gt and have a better car. Otherwise if your just looking for gm 4 door sedan yes like stated SS all day.
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What I don't get is the pricing on the SS.

I purchased a 2015 Camaro 1LE with 22K miles, two years ago, for less than SS's are going for that have over 60K miles. Same age.
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Because Camaros are a dime a dozen. Theyíre everywhere. The SS along with the g8s are low production Australian machines and will most likely be collectors items one day.
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They only made 1829 G8 GXP's. I have one. It has the LS3 and if you get the M6 then the rear gear is 3.70 so it should provide a little bit more acceleration than a 5th gen Camaro since they came with a 3.45 rear diff in their M6 and they are of similar weight. Probably not enough to matter though in the real world. The GXP's get Brembo's on the front, I don't think the G8 GT's received those. Mechanically that's about the only difference. I believe the GT's with the 6.0 also have the DOD system so if you are wanting to hot rod the car that will be something to deal with.

I am the original owner of mine and I got it because having a 4 door with a 6 speed manual fit what I needed at the time plus I knew it was a low production run and possibly had value as a future collectible. I am still on the fence if it is ever going to be a very valuable collectible or not since just because its rare doesn't mean its desirable. Most of the GXP's that I have seen priced over $30k tend to be low miles (under 50k) and take quite a bit of time to sell. It is an acquired taste. You need to be aware that if it isn't a mechanical part then it will be harder than normal to source. So you have to want this vehicle. I have not seen any SS's for under $40k in my area but the ones that do come up for sale are pretty low miles. The SS's bring a high price as well since they only sold about 3000-3500 a year. Parts are going to be an issue for them as well very soon. They seem like really nice cars and a bit more refined than my GXP, interior wise.

All G8's were built virtually the same. The only option IIRC was the sun roof, V6, 6.0 or the 6.2 and TR6060 trans on the GXP. The 2009.5 models came with blue tooth and a rear seat cup holder. Overall they are good cars but have the typical Aussie interior durability issues like the GTO had. Also the clear coat likes to die on these things. There are some other historical issues that you can research as well.

Of course I will tell you to buy a used GXP because I have one and may sell in the future, but you need to ask your self why you want and are you willing to drive it? They are a lot of money to just sit in the garage but body and interior parts are getting hard to source.
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