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View Poll Results: Which car makes more sense in your garages??

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  • 2009 CTS-V

    67 75.28%
  • 09 V's Little "Big" brother the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

    22 24.72%
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Thread: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

  1. #106
    NormV is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): XTS VSport-550+ lb-ft of torque, ATS 2.0T AWD HPTuners tuned
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    GXP is half a minute off the V2, unoffcially. . Not a bad alternative for the price if you have to have an automatic. The GXP shares quite a few performance upgrades from the V2.


  2. #107
    JEM is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Apr 2003

    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasaero View Post
    US regs don't allow the low placed infotainment screen in the aussie sorced G8 to work as a nav
    As of when? The "low placed infotainment screen" in my old M5 works just fine as a nav.

    I suspect this isn't a "US regs" thing, but maybe a "GM lawyers" thing like the GTO gas tank was.

    Start looking for whatever nav electronics the Aussies put in the Commodores they export to the Mideast, see if any Aussie aftermarket pieces are usable in the US, etc.

    The Commodore/G8 is a very nice product, the parking-brake handle is cheesy and the CTS interior is better-trimmed, but the G8 is much roomier, I'd argue it's a better overall shape than the CTS (a bit lower beltline and the outward visibility is a bit better), they're both a little overdramatic in the nose detailing...
    Last edited by JEM; 11-25-08 at 11:11 PM.

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