2008 Pontiac G8 User Reviews

2008 Pontiac G8 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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MattComer writes:
2008 Pontiac G8 Base Review
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4

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CAR IS VERY FLASHY AND HAS ALOT OF ZIP.

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NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR MY FAMILY OF 6

MattComer
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Great Little Sports Car That Is Fast, Fun To Drive And Turns Alot Of Heads — GREAT LITTLE SPORTS CAR THAT GETS EXCELLENT GAS MILEAGE AND IS SUPER FUN TO DRIVE. HAS QUITE A BIT OF TRUNK STORAGE BUT JUST DIDNT SUIT WHAT MY FAMILY NEEDS AS A SECOND VEHICLE. THE CAR IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND IS VERY SPORTY AND FLASHY LOOKING WHICH TURNS ALOT OF HEADS AND RECIEVES ALOT OF COMPLIMENTS.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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toolman91 writes:
2008 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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5

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Unique looks along with fun performance

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They stopped making it

toolman91
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Australian Built With A 6.0l V8 With American Attitude — With only 2k on the road for 2008 they always draw attention. With a Corvette based V8 it just has an attitude that you don't find in many cars today. It has become my show only car. It stays in the garage and only comes out for local shows.

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

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PiersB writes:
2008 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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Super performance. Basically a 4 door Corvette. Room for everyone. Huge trunk.

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Some parts can take a while to get. Tires can get pricy.

PiersB
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Awesome 4-door Sports Sedan — I purchased the G8 GT new and have been extremely happy with the style and performance. The 6.0L 361hp V-8 and 6-speed automatic really deliver amazing performance. Fully independent suspension, wide tires, and 50/50 weight distribution give it incredible handling. 4-wheel disc brakes, traction and stability control just add to the fun. With the Active Fuel Management, I get about 21 mpg which I think is great for a car with the G8's performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Will writes:
2008 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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Great performance, styling and has a lot of utility

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I wish I had more than 1!!

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Awesome Car!! — Performance – Acceleration, braking and handling on this car is phenomenal. There is a reason all of the car rags compare it to BMW.... Build Quality – Has not needed any repairs. Has nice and tight panel gaps. Appearance – The exterior has a very European flair, but with the Panther Black Metallic paint, it is fairly stealthy. The interior is very nicely styled (with the leather seats). Cost of Ownership – Hwy mileage is great for a 6.0L V8 - 27+ mpg. In town, it is a function of how much you can keep your foot out of it. Only other maintenance costs to date is oil changes. A little pricey as it takes almost 10 qts of oil. Fun Factor – This car is an absolute blast to drive. I ALWAYS enjoy driving it. Other- Tons of leg room for everyone, especially the back seat. Largest trunk in its class (17+ cu ft, Charger & Maxima both have 15 cu ft).

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Ashley writes:
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18in wheels, leather seats, perfect handling, great gas mileage

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Nothing!

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Sharp — I bought the pontiac g8 because of the way it handles on the road. I've owned pontiacs before and I wasn't quite as pleased as I am with this car. It has everything heated leather seats, sunroof, digital stereo, V6 engine, and one of the sharpest looking cars I have ever seen.

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Sami writes:
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Big 6.0L V8, nice interior, comfortable seats. Tons of backseat room and trunk space.

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All season wheels could be better looking. The battery meter needs to go.

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Best Pontiac Ever — Drives really smooth, power when you need it, fuel economy when you dont. A very simple car to use and a ton of room/ trunk space.

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Grymes writes:
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The power for the money is amazing. Great handling and balance. Very good in snow as well with its weight.

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Fuel economy. However for an V8 its excellent on fuel.

Grymes
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Amazing Car. Pure Fun. — If i did not have a 3rd child now i would never consider selling this. It has taken me almost 2 years just to list it. This is the car that you keep and will be in shows someday. Beastly power, great size with a huge trunk. Extremely good handling and excellent highway fuel economy 25 mpg for a V8 6 liter is unheard of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yaser writes:
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I didn't like the car always compared with German cars which were much stable

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Stability, cheap material

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It Wasn't Really The Best Car. — I didnt really like this car Performance - Good acceleration, Poor braking ,Poor handling Build Quality - Not bad, kind of a bid cheap Appearance - Lovely, attractive Cost of Ownership - Good milage, reasonable service charges Fun Factor - Good car for daily work

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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aaron_4 writes:
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fast but safe

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glove box ha a rattle, working to fix

aaron_4
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Wow — love it, it moves.pretty good gas mileage.good options in it. it is only so so in the snow, thank god for the traction control makes it at least driveable in snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jack writes:
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No one know's what it is.

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No one know's what it is.

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G8 Gt — Great car for the price! it's fast, handles great thank's to Eibach and Giovanna/Nexen wheel package. Like the interior does not feel like an "american built car" since it's made in Australia. MPG is not to bad considering it's 6.0L V8.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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