• David Posted: 1/6/2009 11:56am PST

    "Thank God, but....."

    We all know the "business in front, party in the back" crowd will be upset.

  • R2dad Posted: 1/6/2009 1:05pm PST

    "El Camino"

    Yeah, would never sell in large numbers but there is no direct competitor for it even though this has been an established niche in the past. How many buyers these days are Aging-Guy-Not-Quite-Ready-To-Be-Old-Guy? Demo: 30-55, suburban, doesn't need truck or 4WD but goes to home depot. I don't know--would have depended on the execution. If it had a low base, was highly customizable (like a mini), and the six got decent mileage, why not?

  • Tom L Posted: 1/8/2009 1:22pm PST

    "Wrong platform"

    Had they stretched the HHR and dropped a pickup bed in that rather than start with the G8 GM would have had a viable product in their hands.

  • Reece Posted: 1/11/2009 3:02pm PST

    "Reece"

    Saw one of these the other days, you yanks don't know what you have missed out on. Seriously mean, hot looking ute, better looking than the model they sell here. Was driving my car and saw this weird thing in my rear view, was like wow a G8, Left hand Drive and all, then it turned off and saw it was an ST. Great looking, maybe they will sel body kits here in OZ. You guys really have missed out on something special. HHR? you have to be kidding.

  • spokewrench Posted: 3/11/2009 8:53pm PDT

    "Lost Opportunity"

    What a shame that the people at GM no longer have any balls. The G8 ST is a great image vehicle and would have brought many buyers to the Pontiac brand just like Corvette brings people to the Chevy dealership. It doesn't matter how many of these cars they sell. They create buzz about their respective brands and that sells vehicles.
    I know that because GM is taking bailout money they have an obligation to show viability, but eliminating exciting models like the G8 ST is not going to entice anymore buyers into the showroom.
    I remember when Pontiac was called the "Excitement Division".