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Holden-built Pontiac G8 records its best sales result since going on sale

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Pontiac G8 - Aussie-made Pontiac G8 bucks the US sales trend - News

THE Holden-sourced Pontiac G8 last month had its best sales result since launch last year, despite the weakness of the US car market.

Pontiac sold 2707 G8s last month – twice as many as January and up 27 per cent on G8’s previous best monthly total of 2126 last April – the first full month of sales.

The monthly average of G8 sales during the last six months of 2008 ran at 1455. In January, Pontiac sold 1331 units.

Pontiac is happy to point out that of the 2707 G8s sold last month, 2695 were sold to private customers.

Like many cars for sale in the US, the G8, including the high performance GXP variant, are attracting cash-back deals of up to $A4100.

Total car sales for General Motors stood at 53,813 last month, 50 per cent below the February 2008 figure.

 

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Good to see this car start to build a little momentum. Fingers crossed it continues.

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i understand why sales would go up with such a sexy front end and a money back scheme why wouldnt you go for it
 

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The car must be getting good customer feedback and acceptance at last. :) This news must make a few people at Holden feel a little better about the export program.

Not many rear wheel drive cars like it in the US now - mostly front wheel drive stuff.
 

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Plus they are great bang-for-your-buck in the US.

I'm a member of a US-based forum and they absolutely love them over there...
What US based forums are their for commodore derivatives?
 

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2,707 cars in a country with 306,000,000 people. Thats equivalent to selling about 150 cars in a country of 21,000,000 like Australia. Its good that all buy 12 sold were private buyers as well.
185 actually! :p

What US based forums are their for commodore derivatives?
It's not a Commodore related forum, it's a car detailing forum :wax:... but yeah those Yanks really rate the G8. :thumbsup:
 

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2,707 cars in a country with 306,000,000 people. Thats equivalent to selling about 150 cars in a country of 21,000,000 like Australia. Its good that all buy 12 sold were private buyers as well.
Yeah but when GM could only sell 50,000 cars in total that's huge :) considering how many different cars they make, plus the US is not really like Australia, you have millllllions of people in New York and other such mega cities that have no need for a car especailly not a big tank. Plus among the 300,000 million people are a vast amount of people too poor to even buy food let alone a car, there isn't such a huge social gap here
 

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am i the only one that thinks the front end is plain ugly?
 
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