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2009 Pontiac G8 GXPReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GXPReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 BaseReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GXPReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GXPReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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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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2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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G8 With The V8 — Everything about this car is great! The performance, the ride, the braking and most importantly the engine. The car gets good milage but I didn't buy a V8 to get good gas mileage. This is my first "GM" car and I love it!!

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

Pros: Engine, performance and ride quality

Cons: Heavy, tires are expensive to replace on a RWD ;)

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2009 Pontiac G8 GTReview
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Best Value Car On The Planet. — This is the best car in Pontiac's history. It handles like a BMW although it is smoother over bumps. It's 6 litre engine has 361 hp, and it will probably be the last big engined passenger car from an American company. It's fast, comfortable, has a great stereo, and has cavernous amount of room for a big guy like me and my big kids. And I can blow away every Mustang GT and Charger/Challenger that stops next to me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Performance and comfort

Cons: None

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2008 Pontiac G8 Reviews

Review By Guru9XYRK2

The Pontiac G8 is one of GMs best cars ever built. You get a sporty sedan thats a beauty. Its our favorite Pontiac sad it was only made for 2 years. Read More

Review By Jeffery_w2001

They’re very going d value cars & I love them over any other sport car besides a corvette Read More

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