2009 Pontiac G8 User Reviews

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    I Wish I Could Have A Whole Stable Of G8's Across The Color & Performance Spectrum! — I love my G8. I am overly pleased with this car. It handles great (even in snow as a RWD!), has a unique & well laid out interior, and has all the features you'd expect for $30k. The G8 has a serious fun factor!

    Pros: The need for speed

    Cons: You worry about how much you spend on petrol

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    2009 Pontiac G8 Base Review
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    A Real Head-turner! — The G8 with the V6 has more than adequate acceleration, especially used with the transmission in Sport mode. Get 21.5 mpg combined. The manumatic transmission is a great help when the weather is snowy. Build quality in and out is outstanding. The Maverick Silver color is great. The only negative I see is that the sunroof is noisy. But, this is a great car. Get one while you can! There are great deals to be had.

    Pros: Styling, transmission flexibility, radio, climate control

    Cons: Too late to save Pontiac!  Noisy sunroof.

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    G8 Review — My car is awesome. It is really fast especially on acceleration it does a 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. I am hoping to do more work to it and get it up to at least 500 hp but 700 would be better.

    Pros: acceleration, power

    Cons: inside is a little too plain and i get very bad gas mileage

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    Pontiac G8 Gt Will Put A Smile On Your Face!! — the only thing better than the acceleration is the fact that the brakes STOP the car asap when you need it. it is more money for the car than the chrysler 300 or dodge charger. Not many people on the highway can keep up with me or even come close. Along with OnStar voice navigation, this car takes it ti the next level and actually has a graphic navigational system. Very cool!!

    Pros: Sleek, Carnivourous, what more do you need?

    Cons: When I get home, I have to get out of my car.....

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    The 2009 Pontiac G8 Gt — This car is exactly what Pontiac has needed. It has superb quality and fit and finish is amazing! The performance is super. The truly wonderful thing about the G8 is the fact that it is practical, yet definitely a performance vehicle. The gas mileage is ok, but I guess good for a car with a 6.0L V8. The G8 is quiet, fun to drive, and good lookin. GM has definitely done an exceptional job on this car. Bravo! Now if only the rest of the Pontiac lineup was this good...

    Pros: Muscle-car looks, practical, fast, handles well, great interior, good value

    Cons: Gas mileage could be a little better, still a few tiny things in the interior that need work, overall nothing really negative.

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    Gr8 Gt — With 361 hp and 385 torque, this four door sedan will blow your mind. Brembo brakes, nice tight racing handling. Quality and appearance is incredible..its Aussie made. Get about 20mpg mixed. Its unbelievably fun... I would highly recommend this car to a friend. For a fully loaded G8 GT, you are looking at 33k compared to the bmw 550 at upwards of 60

    Pros: everything

    Cons: NOTHING

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP Review
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    Bmw Killer — This was (and is) one of GM's best efforts in a performance sedan. It has the options to be cool and the performance to be extremely fun. The fit anf finish is very good. I am 6'5" and the seats fit and feel good. This car is very rewarding to drive. The Passport radar detector should come standard on this and the CTS-V. When was the last time you loved, I mean loved....any car? This car is truly one you can love with a capitol L. It is a sport sedan, so not for snow driving...but that's why SUV's exist. If you want a collector that is super fun, and will get more valuable over time (if you can find one) get this car. It has been a trouble free blast to own.

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

    Pros: Power, style, handling, rarity, the "This car only costs how much" comments.

    Cons: GM is incompetent (which is why they needed to be "bailed out") and killed Pontiac whereas they could have kept it as a niche brand to keep G8 and Solstice

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    2009 Pontiac G8 Base Review
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    Great Overall, Fast Automobile! — Overall good handling and performance; sports ride, not a cloud ride; not an economy car, but not bad for performance of the car; a family, sport car! This is a great car for a sports car enthusiast , who now has a family!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent power; contemporary styling; good brakes; good handling!!

    Cons: Passenger seat does not go back far enough for larger passengers; plastic seat parts; some emission issues!

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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Review
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    Awesome Sports Sedan. — This car is awesome. Lots of power and excellent handling make it a ton of fun to drive. It's got an awesom interior and plenty of cargo space. It's great on road trips or just general cruising. I wish it was all wheel drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Tons of power.  Excellent handling. Roomy and comfortable front and back seats.  Great styling.

    Cons: Gas mileage isn't the best.  Pillars are a bit large and the mirrors aren't the best so there are some blind spots.  Worst car I have ever driven in the winter.

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    2009 Pontiac G8 Base Review
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    I Wish Pontiac Stuck Around...i Would Buy Another One If Able — Great four door sedan with stylish looks and plenty of room. The 3.6L V6 has plenty of pickup and enough power to push this car through all weather in a state like Michigan. While the car is automatic the driver shift and sport mode make it fun to drive. The car comes with stabilitrak-stability, traction control, remote door locks, remote start and trunk release. The car came with premium package, sunroof, power glass package and comfort and sound package. Rear axle 2.92 ratio.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Big car; V6 has enough power with push it along; great sized car for kids, fits 5 adults comfortably; RWD has not been a problem in snowy Michigan; I average 22 mpg; great traction control; 5 speed auto with driver shift control and sport mode; Blaupunkt premium speaker system

    Cons: Hubcaps are chipping and fading, shifting is not always smooth in sport mode, not a manual, drive key fab is cracked (spare key still works)

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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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