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Growling On Startup In Cold Weather
My 2008 Pontiac G8 growls and engine stutters only when I start it in cold weather. I have been told the A/C compressor may be going bad although ac works fine and makes no noise of any kind...i.e. ...
2009 Pontiac G8 Gt With 181,000 Miles For 10 Grand. Yay Or Nay?
I would like to upgrade it. How much life would you say is left in it? Should I be willing to pay much more for a vehicle with less miles on it? Or should someone looking to upgrade it look for the ...
I Live In The Great State Of Alaska So Most Of The Cars I'd Like To Own Are...
I have narrowed down my list of cars I would like to own soon. '09' Pontiac G8 GXP, any '96' to '02' lincoln, '05' corvette, most all of these I have seen are located in the lower 48 states, numero...
Interested/concerned In Buying A Pontiac G8
Im looking to buy a Pontiac G8. I love the car, how it drives, all the features etc, however I'm concerned with the possible repair costs that I might have in the future So what should I consider or ...
G8 Not Starting
I had driven home one night. The next morning my G8 wouldnt start. It turns over, but that is about it. I figured that it was the fuel pump. I replaced it and it still will not start. I have a few thi...
About the Pontiac G8
Pontiac is GM's performance division, and in the last few years it has tried to reinvigorate that image with a rebranding strategy that focuses on a high-output driving experience, without sacrificing personal comfort. Part of that strategy includes the phasing out of the old stalwart Grand Prix and replacing it with the all-new Pontiac G8, a sports sedan that was introduced at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
The G8 is Pontiac's first rear-wheel-drive sedan since the 1986 Bonneville, and is the first indication that Pontiac means business, as rear-wheel-drive cars allow for bigger, heavier, more powerful engines.
Rather that creating the G8 from the ground up, GM decided to import 50,000 Holden Commodore sport sedans, built by GM's Australian division, and rebadge them as the G8. That enabled GM to freshen up its lineup in record time. The Commodore has been the most popular car in Australia for more than a decade, and was recently named Car of the Year by one of the Australian automotive organizations.
The Commodore/G8 is built on the Zeta platform, and is the first car in the U.S. on this platform. It is shorter than the Grand Prix and will have a wheelbase 6 inches shorter than the Dodge Charger's, which it most closely resembles. Design features of the G8 include front fender vents, front foglights, distinctive hood scoops, projector-beam headlights, and a dual exhaust system with chrome outlets.
For 2008, the Pontiac G8 is available in base and GT trims, featuring a 261-hp V6 or an even more impressive 362-hp V8, respectively. The V8 shuts down half its cylinders during low-load driving to boost fuel economy. The GT is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The interior is luxuriously appointed, with full power features, a seven-speaker audio system with an MP3 input jack, six standard airbags, standard satellite radio, and OnStar. Leather is an option for both trims, and a Sports Package will beef up the standard 18-inch wheels to 19-inchers, add a stiffer suspension, and attach a rear spoiler.
The new Pontiac G8 is scheduled to be in showrooms in early 2008.