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    Default 09 V6 with 150k

    So my middle son is coming of driving age and wants a G8, he has found a 09 with 150,000 miles on it.
    What do I need to be aware of/watch out for?
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    Engine issues - chains, etc

    This isn't the same as the V6 in the other GM corporate vehicles [CTS, Camaro, etc]

    For the cost difference I would hate to say it but a GT may be better...but I understand the power issue. But from a maintenance perspective I would not really want a V6, and I am assuming he does not know the car / history?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIEngineer View Post
    Engine issues - chains, etc

    This isn't the same as the V6 in the other GM corporate vehicles [CTS, Camaro, etc]

    For the cost difference I would hate to say it but a GT may be better...but I understand the power issue. But from a maintenance perspective I would not really want a V6, and I am assuming he does not know the car / history?
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    Yep, chains! Not an easy job, but one that will need to be done.

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    Thanks guys.
    I thought chains were probably the biggest concern.
    Owner is unable to produce verifiable history of chain replacement so passing on this one.
    Appreciate the input.
    2009 SSM GTS-V, Corsa, Rotofab CAI w/HSRK & Rad Cover, SC Cortex, GXP Front/Rear, CTSV's /PS2's summer, GXP's/RSA's winter, Triple Gauges & Smokers Pack, Sharkfin, Homelink Visor, Gentex Mirror, Weathertech's, Holden Console Lid, 35% window tint, Brembo's/slotted DBA's front & rear, UPR Catchcan
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbird View Post
    Owner is unable to produce verifiable history of chain replacement so passing on this one.
    Just doing the chains on mine. If your still looking to buy, it will be for sale soon.


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