2008 Pontiac G8 Overview

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2008 Pontiac G8 Overview

Fresh off its big debut as a concept car at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, the 2008 Pontiac G8 production vehicle will stray from the concept only in its higher ground clearance and smaller tires. The G8 is built on the new Zeta platform and will replace the Grand Prix, though it is smaller than that car and its direct competitor, the Dodge Charger.

The sports sedan will come in base and high-performance GT trims. The base will feature a 3.6-liter, 261-hp V6 with either a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The GT will let you watch others cough in your dust, as it has a 6.0-liter V8 engine that hits 362-hp and comes with a 6-speed automatic or manual. It is also able to disengage four of its cylinders when not in use in order to improve fuel economy. All of the 2008 Pontiac G8s come standard with six airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, and stability control. Power features, including power seats, are also standard. Though both trims sit on 18-inch wheels, a Sports Package upgrades those to 19-inch and adds a spoiler, sport suspension, and 11 speakers (with five people in the car, that's one for each ear, with a spare for the dog).

On the outside of the 2008 G8, the GT features twin functional hood scoops and four exhaust tips, to the base model's twin exhausts. The roofline slope is reminiscent of old fastbacks, giving this sedan a style that hints at Pontiac's return to performance brands.

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    Aftermarket Tach Install

    I have a Pontiac G8 v6. I am installing a aftermarket tachometer with shift light and I need to know where to hook up the tach signal input wire to the car. Any suggestions?

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    2008 Pontiac Gxp

    I have a 2008 Pontiac GXP.I change the radiator and forgot to put the transmission line back in correct and I lost a lot of transmission fluid.so I brought to court and put in there and the car ...

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    Patrickstrachan
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    2008 Pontiac Gxp

    May 2008 Pontiac GXP will go in reverse and move fine but when I put it in drive it won't go.the transmission level is reading fine can you guys help me with the problem I think is one of the sens...

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    Brian Vancil
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    I Have A 08 Pontiac G8 Gt. The Rear End Is Making A Popping Noise Like A Cv...

    35 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
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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. ...

    15 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)