Which one should I get? Budget is about 15k and I need 4 doors. These are the two cars I've narrowed it down to.
>better gas mileage
>transmission is less of a slush box
>can get a lower mileage one for less
>worse sounding engine
G8 GT Pros:
>dat glorious v8 rumble
>better exterior styling
G8 GT Cons:
is it really that bad?
i havent sat in it yet but it doesnt look that much worse than the g8 gt from pics
i could be wrong tho
>the SHO can make noticeable gains with a few simple mods.
like what? i saw you can get pretty solid gains from just a tune
lol that is true
its basically the new panther
>tfw not strayan
ive had cars with worse but yeah its really not good especially on premium fuel
Read this and try not to get erect
>Final Result of Test 1 (add Tune only): 421WTQ and 347WHP
>Gains: +125wtq/+70whp @3000rpm and +75wtq/+60whp @4000rpm
One of the joys of factory turbo motors is that they are tuned conservatively as fuck.
If you can find a $15k SHO I'd definitely do it. Its lightyears newer/more advanced than the G8.
To be fair though a $15k Dodge would be a SRT-8 Charger which would be a pretty badass car, even the 1st Gens.
I can't speak for the G8. But I do know that the Taurus and MKSs I've sat in here horrible for anyone who is a large manlet or greater. plenty of headroom and width, but no place to put your feet. and I'm only 5'10", confirm for manlet.
I used to like them more until I experienced the FORTY-FIVE-HUNDRED POUNDS OF AMERICA that it weighs.
Honestly I'm more excited about the new Fusion Sport, with it's 2.7L Ecobooooooost and AWD and not being over 2 tons.
In any case it's a good car. But if you wanted it to be more... executive? It's not really the greatest. It will work great for chillins and coworkers to lunch though.
And of course the AWD is extra bonus to snow/winter, while it IS FWD ultimately.
pretty much what ive read
seems like you can get tos lightly over 400hp with just those
>try not to get erect
its not working
>If you can find a $15k SHO I'd definitely do it. Its lightyears newer/more advanced than the G8.
would it really tho? the two i were looking at specifically were a '10 sho and an '09 g8 gt. thats only one year newer.
i am also 5'10" king of manlets
i might need to sit in one and see if its a dealbreaker
>ignoring the ctsv
well, thats the obvious reply. i had a great one with blower and all. then rode in my friends 2001 5-series that he bought for 6k and it was the greatest car ive ever rode in.
You must be 400 lbs or something because my limited is spacious as fuck and I'm 6'0 250. The only car that had more room was my Crown Victoria, which is the king of comfy from now until forever.
Get the SHO OP, you won't regret it.
Well, keep in mind that I was thinking of it from a Crown Vic replacement perspective. Part of the biggest malfunction is that the rear floor is in such a way that you can't stick your toes under the front passenger's seat... at least in the MKS you couldn't. Though I can't see why it'd be different.
Try it out but honestly for a family it'll be more than fine.
Drove one when I worked for a dealership and god damn it was comfy. Like old Cadillac tier comfy ride/interior, and it was quick enough.
If you're going 4 doors most likely you'll want comfort and shit.
maybe it is an MKS/Taurus difference. I distinctly remember both times not being able to wiggle my feet front to back because the footwell was tiny.
OP disregard me and buy a green SHO
i like lots of cockpit space tho
i really just need to go sit in one
>Part of the biggest malfunction is that the rear floor is in such a way that you can't stick your toes under the front passenger's seat.
i cant even picture how this would be possible
any transmission issues?
thats the one thing holding me back
'13 and newer models are more than iw ant to pay tho. gotta say i am quite happy the value on these things literally plummeted tho lol
>Like old Cadillac tier comfy ride/interior,
kek goddammit /o/ this is the literal opposite of all other opinions in this thread
i dont think ive seen green ones before that would probably look pretty slick
id most likely be a faggot and buy a black one tho and tint the shit out of it
also i have to say good thread so far. shit fliging has been surprisingly low so far
>If you're going 4 doors most likely you'll want comfort and shit.
but yes forgot to mention that is incredibly important to me. possible even number 1 (other than le benchracer numbers of course)
You still have plenty of room up front in the older Tauri, I was saying that newer ones gave the rear passengers a bit of extra room. But yeah, they don't hold resale value well, at least not going from new to used. Once they're "used" the value is pretty stable. But I got my 14 Limited for $18500. And even though it isn't a SHO it still has plenty of power to it.
>kek goddammit /o/ this is the literal opposite of all other opinions ITT
That's because I've drove both, and I'd choose the Taurus.
G8 does look good, and has a 'sporty' ride but the Taurus is pretty comfy
SHO is definitely more comfortable in my experience.
yup. when the SHO was first released it's the only taurus model that was available in green
For 2016 they dropped the emerald and gave it Guard, which is also amazing. I like the emerald better on the SHO though.
yeah i was just looking at a '10 sho with less than 50k for 17.5k. pretty ridiculous considering what they retailed for only 6 years ago.
i dont doubt the sho has a comfier ride quality but what about interior/cockpit comfort itself? i havent sat in it yet but judging by pictures there seems to be much less space for the driver because of that wall of china they have going on between the two front seats.
that emerald really is amazing. thanks for the tip i wouldnt even have considered that.
I would wait for the st version of the fusion.
some speak of a 6 speed manual AWD. and a 2.7 SVT tuned eco.
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS
THE ONLY GOOD GM CAR MADE IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS WAS THE ZR1
FORD HAS OUTDONE OUTPERFORMED OUTSOLD THEM IN EVERY WAY AND THEY DIDN'T NEED TO BE BAILED OUT BY THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT
It's already been confirmed. 2017 is Fusion refresh, offering a Fusion sport with the 2.7 V6 ecoboost and AWD, with I'm sure an automatic.
This is my fat ass in my Taurus. PLENTY of room.
don't know about you but the answer's easily G8 for me.
Taurus is a FWD based platform so even if you get the AWD SHO I think it still might be front biased (although I'm not exactly sure about this).
the SHO also has a minivan-tier V6, pretty boring generic engine.
the G8 is one of the last specimens of its kind. first of all it's a Holden so that's pretty unique and cool IMO.
and of course it's a V8 RWD muscle sedan. much more interesting, not something you see everyday, as opposed to the shitty taurus
wonder where all the complaints come from then that sounds pretty great
im fairly certain it is fwd based which is a bit unfortunate.
you faggots are making this real hard
Are people seriously suggesting a FWD v6 Ford over a glorious LS powered RWD ground pounder??
doesn't change the fact that V6 is a soulless generic shit-tier configuration
> b-but muh Ford GT
> b-but Nissan GTR
sure it makes good power for its size but still would take a I6 or V8 over a V6 any time of the day
If he got the GXP then it would be LS powered. The L76 in the GT is not an LS engine but it's still awesome.
and yes people are actually suggesting that :(
My gfs Escape has a display that shows you where power is being directed. It sends power to the rear wheels from a stop every time and the only time it's full FF is under very light load cruising.
If it comes with an ST badge.
it has to be 6 speed manual, they already have it.
one of his requirements was "4 door", and it has been noted that he is interested in some comfy. The G8 is not very good as either a people hauler or comfy, as glorious as it is.
It is also very old.
the panther had almost absurd levels of space. no new car can compete with that but if the sho has as much room as you say it does i cant imagine it being an issue
no doubt the g8 gt has the better engine
thats not the only thing to consider tho
hmm thats kind of cool
im sure that isnt directly comparable to the sho but definitely relevant
im sure the ride quality of the g8 gt isnt exactly comfortable but what about interior comfort?
low mileage ones are close to 30k these days my man
i wish tho that thing is fucking sick
are you honestly suggesting the g8 gt's interior is better? neither of them are that great but come on the g8 is truly horrific
>I've had up to 40mpg before,
On the computer or you actually did the math for you MPGs? You remind me of that guy with the "Trifecta Eco tuned Impala" that was bragging about how he got 30+mpg. He said he would make a fuelly to post his MPGs and has disappeared after he realized how shit his MPGs actually were.
>On the computer or you actually did the math for you MPGs?
Both. It's pretty good. With the AFM turned off, I get 23-25mpg cruising at 80mph. It's nothing stellar, but calling that "crazy bad" just isn't true.
simply put im just too much of a jew. i love cars but spending 50k on one just for laughs isnt smart financially. especially when i can get a great car for about 1/3 of the price.
Manual 6 spd GTO with new springs ($300) shocks ($300) and poly bushings all around ($200 + labor).
It actually has a curved cockpit feel from what I remember, almost like what people consider "race car", but nah you've got tones of room.
The G8 isn't -that- big, it's kind of just your regular mid size sedan. Seating in the back is fine for children/teenagers. Can't comment on the back seats of the Taurus as I was driving. If it's anything like the Fusion then it's limited for anyone past 6 feet tall. My head touches the roof on new Fusions
True, but when you actually want AWD, it's there. FWD is fine for rolling along. It distributes power to the rear when you step into it.
No, I was replying to a guy about his G8 dummy. Read more.