2009 Pontiac G8 User Reviews

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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    105

    The Dingo Makes It To America — Rare breed on this side of the world. Thankfully some of them made it in before Pontiac went bye bye. Simply a rebadged Holden HSV8, this thing HAULS!! It looks sporty and aggressive and with a few tweaks became very fun to drive. Handling isnt its best dance but then again, its a full sized car.

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

    Pros: Unique, Fast, can get bolt on parts from GM

    Cons: Handling is not up to par

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    Amazing Car That Pontiac Finally Got Right! — This car is beautiful to look at, as well as being fairly rare to see on the road! This is my favorite car I have EVER owned or driven! It holds the road and handles like a much smaller car. It has tons of power and possabillities! This car has held its value better than any car even remotely in its price class! I haven't had any problems with it. Check out the consumer reviews for yourselves... When a cars only complaint is gas mileage... You have a winner! Also this car was built to compete with the M series BMW! AMAZING car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power, looks, handling, amount of leg room, comfort! Honestly EVERYTHING!

    Cons: Gas around town isn't great, but it is a 365bhp V8 car that weighs 4200 lb.s stock. The back seat is a bit loud with the mods I have done to it.

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    Pros: Very nice car, nice to have 4 doors to treat the passengers.

    Cons: The wife would not drive the standard trans.

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    4 Out Of 5 Isn't Bad — Performance in a car this large and heavy is rather impressive, its essentially a 4 door Corvette that has no problem running with, say a late model M3. Build quality is OK. It would have been nice for GM to have a more impressive stock or optional stereo. Gas is ruthless to be expected around town, but on the highway isn't really all that bad. I have a fun time driving it, but need to take it well past 100 about once a month or so to fully appreciate the car.

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

    Pros: Impressive sedan performance

    Cons: Stereo is terrible

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    Buy It And Drive It !! Be The Participant In Life And Enjoy A Real Bargain And Understated Car. —

    I love this car! Simply it is the 4 door Corvette that those with families will appreciate. The throttle response is crisp with the step off feel of the transmission strong from a stop. The build quality is superb and the ride quality is good. The road noise is still heard and could be better softened by laminated side door glass. The only complaint I have is that the recliner is manual and is very stiff to operate while seated in the car. Basically, you have to get out and adjust your seat which is surprisingly odd for the quality refinements of this car. Perhaps the Australians do not mind, however in Canada we like the power electric recliner and have come to expect this option when all other functions of the seat are power. The fit and finish of the exterior panels are very good indeed and rival vehicles worth ten of thousands of dollars more. The six speed automatic transmission is programmed for fuel economy and is sluggish and not very responsive until you move the gear shift to sport mode. This adaptive mode learns your driving characteristics and operates quite well. I personally would like a competition mode to firm up the shift points more aggressively. The Brembo brakes stop the car very well. The heavy dusting of the pads is annoying on the rims however a trade off for the performance of this brake system. The air conditioning system struggles to get cold within 15 minutes of starting the vehicle when experiencing common 30C days, even when in recirculate mode it performs poorly. The passenger seat does not move back as far as the driver's seat. I have compared with 3 other G8 vehicles and have come to the conclusion that the passenger seat track sits forward about two inches further than the driver's seat when fully moved back. For taller passengers this is annoying.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Performance priced famliy seddan second to none.

    Cons: You are too fussy and should spend the additional $30k for that BMW.

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    Awesome Car Fun To Drive — awesome car ..very smooth ride , very responsive ...lots of power even though it's only equipped with A V-6 ....Very smooth shifting .....Breaks are very rough though ....needs some repairs I guess ...with only 40,000 kms ...Car looks very sharp and generates many positive comments ...Gas mileage isn't the best ..22 hwy and 18-20 city but we knew when we purchased ..It's very sporty so gas mileage goes with performance ....Car is extremely fun to drive .. Sound is awesome from interior when you rev up the engine between gears !!!

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

    Pros: The way it shifts and how responsive it is ...

    Cons: Braks and gas mileage

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    Alot Of Quality Car For The Money — LOVE IT!!!! I have been wanting this car since even before it came out and it is even more than I expected. The motor is quiet but has a ton of power. It is a sleeper car that people least expect to be fast.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It is comfortable and fast for a stock car.

    Cons: The rear tail light went out too soon, and the inside temp controls are messed up.

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    Turn N Burn — This car runs so many other cars only do one or two things welll this car does it all not only does it out run anything below a vette it goes around corners well to dodge and ford can't say that just don't drive it in the snow its a handful

    Pros: Looks good and goes like stink

    Cons: I need a beater for the winter

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    Gxp Pontiac G8 — 6.2L v8 in a rear wheel drive sedan. Push 415hp to the tires with room for 5 people. That is a car. It looks so nice and the interior also looks so great. This is a car I will need to drive and also own some day.

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

    Pros: Powerful engine, great styling

    Cons: Gas Milage

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    Awesome To Drive — Fun car to drive, handles weell Active fuel management appearance is absolutely mean looking Performance is good. It accelerates well, brakes quickly, handles well in the rain. Have yet to test it in the snow... Little worried for it being a rear-wheel drive car though...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Solid

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Pontiac G8 Reviews

    Awesome 4-door Sports Sedan By PiersB

    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 ... Read More

    Australian Built With A 6.0l V8 With American Attitude By toolman91

    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 ... Read More

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