2008 Pontiac G5 Overview


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4.25 stars

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Pontiac G5 by Matthew
 — Looks kinds sporty, gets 33 MPG, got a really good deal because it's stick... we'll take it. It's stylish, practical, fairly inexpensive, and US made are the key reasons we bought it. However, the t... Read More
Pontiac G5 by Jerry427
 — when i bought the car, it had only 100 km on it so it was still brand new, its not as powerful as the ss, but it still has a kick to it, 2.0L 4 cylinder, 148hp, i had an automatic but i wished i had t... Read More
Good Economical Student Or Work Car by crawfishaholic
 — Like that this car has plenty of power to get up to speed when you need too. Good car for finding small parking places to squeeze into. Good car for a couple, small family or as a work car. Lot of tru... Read More

2008 Pontiac G5 Overview

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2008 Pontiac G5

The 2008 Pontiac G5, the second year for this model, carries over largely unchanged from 2007. Still available only as a coupe, the '08 G5 is designed to provide basic subcompact economy transportation with a slightly sporty feel.  

Available in two trims, a base model and the sportier GT, the 2008 G5 is a bit more stylish than many of its competitors at the low end of the price curve. Its inline-4 engine choices (a 2.4-liter, 148-horsepower plant on the base model, and a 2.4-liter, dual-overhead-cam, 177-horsepower mill on the GT) aren't anything to write home about; still, they do provide enough power to get the '08 G5 around the highways, considering its less than 3,000 pounds of curb weight.

The '08 Pontiac G5 is marketed as a family coupe; it seats five passengers, but the back seat would definitely be a tight squeeze for adults or growing teenagers. On the other hand, the G5, like its Pontiac Sunfire predecessor, might appeal to bargain-hunting buyers looking for their first new car.

The G5 is pretty solid on fuel economy, too, with EPA estimated mileage of 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Like its competitors (the Chevrolet Cobalt, Chrysler Sebring, Nissan Altima, and others) the G5 isn't meant to be a muscle car, but a low-priced, reliable little car that thinks outside the econobox.


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I have a 2008 Pontiac G5 and the other day I was driving down the road and the MPH and RPM gauge maxed out and fell to zero. I parked the car and the next day I went to start it and it wont start. Any...

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My Pontiac G5 '08 Rpm Gauge Stops Working ....... The Car Will Cough And Je...

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At Speeds Over 65 The Car Begins To Shake A Little. And When Going About 5...

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My Key Is Stuck On And The Car Is Running

the key is in the ignition and will not turn off, the car is running

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What Would Cause A Pontiac G5 To Run Hot Even When Heater Is On?

The fan does not go on when temp goes up

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