Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, '08 CTS vs '08 Pontiac G8 in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; OK, you want performance - go at least CTS-V
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G8, by the articles & pictures, probably has a slight size advantage over the CTS. We all know about the horsepower advantage. However, for my purposes, the Caddy was the way to go, due to styling and (for me in a snowy climate) AWD. Besides, I just got out of one high-HP RWD Pontiac, why would I get right back into another?
Whether the G8 has a "size advantage" depends on whether you think larger = better. It's considerably larger, and the rear seat is much roomier. It's a big car along the lines of a Chrysler 300. The CTS is not (at least not yet) a big car. Instead, it tries to compete with compact competitors.
The pics of the G8 make it look narrow and with that high back end, it looks kind of looks like those old Alfa Romeo Milanos from the late '80s. It just looks awkward and foreign...kind of like the GTO. And I'm sorry, I have an issue w/bringing over these Holdens or whatever they are for Pontiacs.
Maybe it will grow on me in person, but I have a feeling my Pontiac days ended w/my GP GTP coupe (unless maybe I find the right Bonneville GXP and 1969/1970 GP not withstanding).