Well I had looked at a few G8's for my new company car.
the dealerships here in town would not budge from 35ish. I was kinda ticked off. I went online and saw down toward chicago they were down to 27thou. This I liked!!!
I went online for other options to keep things open. I looked at the Acura TL, Mini Cooper, Honda Accord. I went on their forums to do research about what goes wrong, and what other problems other have incured while owning them.
I must say I was SHOCKED!!!! Mini Coopers had SOOO many problems. wiring, interior, fuel, geabox.... you name it people were having problems. I mean granted GP's have some problems....but if I am spending this much mney.. it better be reliable.
alright...scratched it off the list.
Acura TL.... I liked the styling. I read a few had gearbox problems, some had a motor fail, burn oil, pumps fail. not as many qwerks as the Mini..so it stayed as an option.
I looked at the Accord next. my main issue was styling of it. to me it looked like a Hyundai. so I scratched it off.
I went online yet again..what other car would I drive. a GTO popped into my head. of course!!! EXTEMELY low miles on new cars for under 25K.
after finding a REALLY rare GTO. Silver, red leather, 6spd. .67% were made from final production numbers... basiclly 1 of 104..... I called on it. SOLD it. DANG! so I called EVERY listing of 05-06 GTO's with under 10K miles. didint find anything within 175miles form my home..... So I tried Vehix.com. that site didnt have anything anywhere.
so I thought I would try Craigslist. 6 or 7 things popped up. mostly 04's (under powered, low fuel economy)...and only 2-3 listings above.
I REALLY wanted an Impulse blue 6spd. I love that color. didint have one. so I found the next best thing. a Cyclone Greyish Blue GTO, black Leather, 6spd... with 9K miles.
I go down Saturday and pick it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
only flaw on it is a rock chip on the front bumper.
not bad for a company car. half the price for a new G8.....and still have a new car! with FACTORY WARRANTY.