2008 Pontiac G5 User Reviews

2008 Pontiac G5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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sprestonspear writes:
2008 Pontiac G5 Base Review
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3

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Sporty, decent fuel economy, comfortable, reasonably priced maintenence

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Pontiac is antiquated

sprestonspear
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Great First Car — I love this car. It's my baby. This is my first car and I bought it pre-owned it when I was an inexperienced driver, so as a result, it's a little rough around the edges. Maintenence is fairly cheap, I've avoided my fair share of accidents due to driving skills I've acquired, but also the abilities of the vehicle. I definitely feel like I'm always in control, even in rain and snow unless the roads are completely covered. It's been from NJ to FL and back, and I had no issues at any point in the 18 hr drive. It's comfortable enough for 2 people, and it could take on a third if it had to, but any more than that, and somebody would start feeling cramped. Overall, a good car. No major complaints, nothing to be incredibly excited about. It gets me where I need to go, and that's what cars are for

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2008 Pontiac G5 Base Review
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Looks good once windows got tinted. Sounds good too! Does not feel small

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Couple rattles and not alot of responsiveness or performance.

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G5 With Drivers Package — The steering is electric and does not give much feedback to your hands. I did however purchase the drivers package, helping out a bit with a leather wrapped steering wheel and low profile tires. Sun roof started rattling after few months. Got a pioneer sound system with sub included, sounds good! Mileage is not what originally expected over 10Lper100KM. Still I enjoy driving it on long trips, doesn't feel like tiny car.

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crawfishaholic writes:
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5

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Great car for a couple or small family

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Limited to two doors

crawfishaholic
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Good Economical Student Or Work Car — 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 truck space to put any from groceries to suitcases for a trip to favorite destination. Cons: Just two doors can be a problem at times.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stephen writes:
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Our little Pontiac has gotten has been reliable in getting us to our destination. From VA to NY to SC, she's been a trooper that we can depend on.

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There have been some rattling noises coming from it, but the mechanics have checked it out, and says there's nothing wrong. Besides that, the car is really small.

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A Compact Sports Car — This Pontiac has been consistently reliable for my family. She has driven us long distances, and has never quit on us. The only problem is the lack of leg room for tall men, which our family often hosts. It'll be a shame when we trade her in for a bigger car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dejan writes:
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Fun, Good Mileage, looks great

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needs more HP, has a Speed limiter at 180km/h

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Good Looks For A Cheap Price — Good looking 2 door car, good sound from the engine, good option's list, Easy and fun car to Drive, Lots of room in the back for passengers. the interior looks pretty good for the price u pay. good brakes. speed/RPM/Fuel gauges have a exotic appeal to them.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joey writes:
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its black

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engine a little small

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Amazing — love it.... best frist car ever. Great on gas, but yet as some power there for when you need it. If pontiac was still making these cars i would buy anther new one in 5 years from now case its that nice..

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Jesus writes:
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Its a good car, has a nice look

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the gasoline consumption

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My Ride — Performance.- it has a good acceleration the brakes are not enought for the car, the handling with the new suspension its awesome, maybe i add a new bars Build Quality.- like all the comercial products has defeccts. Apperarance.- nice shapes in the exterior and looks fine, in the interior its well equiped with all the options from the dealer Cost of ownership.- mmmm like 80 dollars in gasoline every week, maintenance its cheap Fun factor.- maybe its not a gti or a mini cooper but im very satisfied with the performance and handling

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
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Styling, cheapness

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Tacky, cheap interior

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Pontiac G5 — Very good overall car, considering a base price of just over 16k. Not bad performance, able to get up and go, but build quality is fairly poor. Less than 5k on it, and had to take it to dealership twice. Cheap on gas (very cheap), and gets great mileage on the freeway.

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Tom writes:
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it has a 150 hp and 150 ft. lbs. of torque stock

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way too many problems with the car

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Screw This Car Dont Waste Your Money!! — its a good car on gas but many problems with it...kinda stylish but also very boring... not much space inside of the car and the trunk has a really small opening and not much sace inside of it. dumb.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
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cheap, sometimes fun to drive

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if you have the money look at getting a civic with a better driving experience and better gas mileage

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Not To Bad — it was a great deal and it is a fairly nice car but it isnt as refined or fun to drive as a civic. It would have been nice if gm would have given it a 5 speed auto that got the most out of its horsepower. It is definitely better than some of the other cars gm has built in the past

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Pontiac G5 Reviews

Great Wife's Car By Greg

Bought new at a very reasonable price, maintenance cost were minimal, regular oil changes brakes a new set of tires @ 21,000 miles was really all she needed in 8 years. Great overall driver for my wi... Read More

Absolutely Love It! By Mbowie

Very reliable, handles well in the snow, ice and rain. Has the Sun and Sound package which is awesome! Low maintenance. Comfortable ride. Back seats fold down for more room and storage. Clean body ... Read More

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2009 Pontiac G5 Reviews

Great First Car. In My Case My Third Since I Started Driving By CameroTinker

The Pontiac G5 is a great car. for either a new driver and hard worker or the Sunday driver. Gas to maintenance its all in budget with this car. parts come cheap enough from GM that doing something ... Read More

Great Highway Cruiser By Good_Car4Sale

The Sun and Sound package really made my Pontiac G5 a fun car to drive. Great sound from the factory installed Pioneer speaker system and Sirius XM radio helped to make the miles fly by. In addition, ... Read More

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