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The SS can be a great daily driver as any large sedan would be, but is going to be your daily driver or just a "fun car" to you for evening, weekends and the track?

If you're not going to daily drive the SS, state why, there are many reasons why some of us may not drive this V8 beast every day of the week...so lets hear it!
 

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It will be my DD.
 
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DD.
 
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Plan is A6 version to be a DD and hopeful M6 2015/2016 version to be a kept mistress...
 

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I won't be driving it every day, it is a 8 after all. I have my fuel efficient car already and my daily commutes are really long. Rather not put my SS through that.
 

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DD? My wife is going to be so pissed it'll be my f*cking home for six months
 
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Daily driver.

Why is the world would anyone want to use it any other way ???


If I was going to choose a 2nd or third vehicle for a toy, it would be a motorcycle, convertible, or TRUE sports car. (FAST, lightweight, coupe chassis)
 

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If I get one it would be my daily driver....and I do a decent amount of driving. My 08 Impala SS has over 148k miles on it now. When I bought it I wanted a G8 but couldn't wait any longer for them to release the car. Bought my car in Oct 07. I have to say that even with a dated platform my taxicab/police car has been pretty good... Ya really can't beat a small block even if it drives the front wheels!
 

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Daily driver.

Why is the world would anyone want to use it any other way ???


If I was going to choose a 2nd or third vehicle for a toy, it would be a motorcycle, convertible, or TRUE sports car. (FAST, lightweight, coupe chassis)
I know some people like to baby their cars especially when it's something special like the SS. Also depending on how long your daily commutes are, a V8 might not be the best choice. Some people have really fuel efficient cars for commuting and their cool/fun cars for other times.
 

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Why would you take the financial loss on your G8 for the SS Sedan, which is basically the same car without any major improvements?
Good question. I can see some reasons for "upgrading" to the SS from a G8 but if I already owned a G8 im not sure if I would sell it for an SS.

I rather beef up my G8 and in the long run have a car that performs how a real "four door corvette" would.
 

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Milage, warranty, interior to name a few reasons. Oh yah... Wanting someting new! :)
 
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2009 Pontiac G8 GT White Leather Sunroof 19" wheels Power Seats.

Paid $22K thanks to the Pontiac firesale here in Houston as the dealers were getting rid of stock as fast as they could.

Quick search on Edmunds says trade in is ~$17K and Private Sale is ~$18K. I could get probably 10% more or less depending on how fast I want to sell it.

Hmmmm... So 4 year old car and I'm down only $5K at the most.

I'm sure you will say I should never get that much for it... blah blah blah... but according to one of the leading car authorities I WILL get that much for it.
 

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2009 Pontiac G8 GT White Leather Sunroof 19" wheels Power Seats.

Paid $22K thanks to the Pontiac firesale here in Houston as the dealers were getting rid of stock as fast as they could.

Quick search on Edmunds says trade in is ~$17K and Private Sale is ~$18K. I could get probably 10% more or less depending on how fast I want to sell it.

Hmmmm... So 4 year old car and I'm down only $5K at the most.

I'm sure you will say I should never get that much for it... blah blah blah... but according to one of the leading car authorities I WILL get that much for it.
Like I said, every G8 seller is just looking to bend a buyer over.
Thanks for putting it in print.
That is exactly why I bought another C6, and I suggest every other used G8 buyer buys a C5 or C6 instead.
I have watched NEW GM police cars (Holden Commodores) go for $18k at manufacturer sales. So, that's a much better deal than your used, discontinued model with mileage from a failed and terminated auto brand .....
 
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