2009 Pontiac G8

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92,906 Miles
31,508
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 92906
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: RWD
Location: Arlington, TX

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Option & Equipment

Sunroof/Moonroof
Bluetooth
Premium Package

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Call or Text us at 817-312-8877. Thank you for visiting another one of AJ's Nice Cars exclusive listings. This Nice 2009 Pontiac G8 Looks and drives great. Clear title and Autocheck report. No accident reports. Local N. TX franchise dealer new car trade. G8 package. Actual low miles, Only 92 K, fully loaded all power options, sunroof, windows, locks, mirrors, seats, very clean cloth interior, on steering controls, voice command, good tires, spoiler, cruise control, factory premium sound with AUX/CD player, cold air, rear window defrost, rear vents, tinted windows, dual exhaust, fog lights, books and more. Strong 3.6 L 6 CYL engine with automatic transmission. 25 MPG Ready to show. Serviced by AJ's Nice Cars. Services by AJ's Nice Cars included a new tire. You are gonna love the way you look in the Pontiac G8 I GUARANTEE IT . MUST SEE + over 150 beautiful vehicles in stock at www.ajsnicecars.com . Please note: Some disclaimers and descriptions/options maybe mistakenly posted. Buyers please to make sure of all are accurate. Extended warranties available on most cars. We welcome all 3rd party inspections. Praise the LORD A $125 dealer services charge will be added to advertised price. Most cars at AJ's Nice Cars can be financed in house with 0% interest upon purchasing an extended warranty agreement/service contract at a cost of only $100.00 per month. This is a whole year power train unlimited mileage coverage to engine and transmission internal components . $100 deductible Free oil changes Free tire rotations Free Diagnostics/check ups Also 20% discount on parts and labor to all repairs performed at AJ's Nice Cars Service Department.
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player 5.0 with multi-function display, seek-and-scan, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, equalizer, available help menu and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player|Antenna, roof-mounted, fixed mast, radio|Audio system feature, Blaupunkt 7-speaker system with front center speaker|Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface), includes steering wheel controls (2009 interim change. Limited availability.)|Grille, dual-port with Black inserts and Chrome surround|Spoiler, rear low-profile|Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, remote, body-color, manual-folding|Tire, compact spare, includes steel wheel|License plate bracket, front|Wheels, 18 (45.7 cm) silver-painted aluminum, split-spoke|Glass, tinted|Headlamps, halogen, projector-beam with automatic exterior lamp control, flash-to-pass and daytime running|Hood scoops, dual|Fog lamps, front|Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive|Accents, chrome window surround|Tires, P245/45R18-100V, all-season, blackwall (Standard tire as 2009 interim change. Limited availability.)|Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors|Door locks, power|Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, 12-volt, 1 in center instrument panel and 1 in center console|Retained accessory power, power windows and audio system remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened|Floor mats, carpeted rear|Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power|Seats, front bucket, Sport|Floor mats, carpeted front|Trunk release, power, located in glovebox|Shift lever|Key, common, vehicular unique|Seat adjuster, passenger 4-way power|Lighting, interior front and rear courtesy, front and rear dome and cargo area (Not available when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)|Map pocket, front seatback (Requires interior color (46C) Onyx Premium Cloth.)|Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed|Defogger, rear-window electric|Mirror, inside rearview with compass and OnStar buttons|Key, folding blade, side-milled|Seat, rear pass-through with dual cup holders (Includes rear center armrest when (PCQ) Premium Package is ordered.)|Sill plates|Cargo net, trunk|Driver Information Center with trip odometer, oil life, tire pressure, voltmeter, average speed, distance and time to go, average fuel, fuel used, overspeed and underspeed warnings and available help menu|Steering column, tilt and telescopic|Air conditioning, single-zone manual|Cup holders, front and rear, molded in door trim, center console and rear seat pass-through|Windows, power, driver and front passenger, includes Express-Down|Theft-deterrent alarm system, immobilizer and PIN code audio system|Glovebox, front, lockable|Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer, tachometer and fuel and temperature gauges|Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, cruise and Driver Information Center, illuminated|Steering wheel, 4-spoke|Key, fixed blade, side-milled|Remote vehicle starter system, with lock control, included in key fob|Transmission, 5-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control and Sport Mode|Suspension, Performance|Steering, power rack-and-pinion|Rear axle, 2.92 ratio|Battery, heavy-duty, trunk-mounted, maintenance-free with rundown protection|Exhaust outlets, dual polished stainless-steel tips|Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel|Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive|Engine, 3.6L Variable-Valve Timing DOHC V6 SFI aluminum (256 hp [190.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 248 lb-ft of torque [334.8 N-m] @ 2100 rpm)|Tire Pressure Monitoring System|Safety belts, 3-point, all positions|OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.)|StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system|LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats|Door locks, rear child security|Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and head-curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)|Traction control, all-speed, powertrain and brake modulated|Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution


Recalls & Defects

VIN 6G2ER57789L167575 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE | TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

GM IS RECALLING 35,038 MY 2008-2009 PONTIAC G8 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT" AND FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS". THE BRAKE PEDAL POSITION SWITCH MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY PROGRAMMED. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE BRAKE LAMPS MAY BE CONTINUALLY ILLUMINATED AND FAIL TO WARN A FOLLOWING DRIVER WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BRAKING. ALSO CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY HAVE INCORRECT VALUES PROGRAMMED INTO THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM THAT WILL NOT ILLUMINATE THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE TELLTALE UNTIL TIRE PRESSURE FALLS BELOW VALUES REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.


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Information about Dealer

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Dissatisfied on 11/14/2016

Customer Service: 1.0 Buying Process: 1.0

Called to BUY a Mercedes. Never returned any of my multiple calls. Left messages through their link - no reply. Emailed - no reply. Can only imagine their response time if one would buy a car there!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 184 reviews

Hot Tamale

5
Addie Ward on 09/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This is a one owner liquid red garage kept vehicle. It is driven less than 50 miles per week. New tires, Interior and exterior new condition. Showroom condition.Car has only been hand washed.

Pontiac G8 Base 2009

5
Minhaj Zelani on 05/31/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car. I wish i had enough money to buy to by the GXP but i wouldnt trade this for anything.

Thinking about buying G8

4
Sam Rine on 04/03/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

I'm looking at a 09 G8 V-6 it has 77000 miles on it and in great condition but it does have a salvage title on it. It don't bother me that it salvage is $8500 still a good buy on this car it drives and handles great. I got to act quickly on this before it's gone need some good input thanks.

Just don't buy it for the snow lol

5
Blue Beast on 01/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I've had my G8 for 3 years now and it had to be one of the best decision I've ever made. If you're looking for a car that turns heads in performance and looks then this is the car for you

Long Live the G8 GT

5
Chris on 01/05/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

It sucks Pontiac discontinued this beast, this car easily matches up appearance wise with even the new 2016 model cars only thing it's missing is the newer LED headlights that most cars have now. Performance wise it's still one of the best. it's a nice suttle ride with a quiet comfortable cabin. People just look and stare they don't even know what kind of car it is and that's the best part about it. I preferred this over the Chargers, challengers, mustangs and camaros. The cars you see every 5 mins on the road. I get compliments everyday, and paired with a Borla exhaust this is the cream of the crop for uncommon American muscle. Wanna be different? Go with the G8 it won't disappoint

Best dollar per pound USED high proformence vehicle

4.9
randallel on 03/11/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Pound for pound this is the best car for you the price. The V8 is powerful and responsive, tires get great grip, good handling the weight ratio is almost 50/50 which helps the suspension and handling but if you have the option the fe3 suspension on the GXP is better. The fact that you can buy one for under 20K and the car is competitive to hang with last model Camaro's and Mustang's that are twice the price tag is the best reason to buy this car.

Perfect Performance Sedan 170,000 Miles

5
techman8 on 02/17/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my G8 GT for 4 years now and it's been everything a car guy could want, it's very fast, reliable, and easy to maintain. It's Corvette derived high performance power-plant with the 6 speed transmission is a match made in heaven! 0-60 in 5.3 sec. I'm more than satisfied with my 16/19 MPG average in the city and 20/24 in the highway while cruising at around 80-90 MPH it feels very stable and well planted. It's awesome around corners with it's 50/50 weight distribution. The interior is quiet and comfortable but definitely sports car like. I have had no mechanical issues even though it currently marks a bit over 170k miles on the odometer. It's a shame GM discontinued this car!!!!

Love these cars so much I own 2.

4.9
jzpiano on 06/02/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my first G8 GT in April of 09 and have 23k miles on the car. I have modified it to be a track car and it has still been extremely reliable. After a few years of ownership I wanted to garage the car over the winter and knew I would miss driving it so I bought a second one that I DD everyday.

Excellent

4.6
plumman on 03/16/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car 14 months ago and love it. The car comes alive on the highway. The engine and tranny are matched for American highway cruising. Bmw performance at USA prices. The build quality is very good. I get around 19mph overall gas mileage. It uses regular gas. Get one of the plug tuners for tuning the transmission. Stock it shifts to late and makes the car seem sluggish, unless in sport mode. Tuning corrects this issue and transforms the car! Tires are pricey.

2009 Pontiac G8

5
sexxy86 on 01/09/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my G8 when I first saw one I was like I have to get that car it looked good, I did just that own mine for 4years now. Did have problems when I first got where the engine kept coming on it was do to the gas cap it had to be replace which it was happening to a lot of the G8s. The other thing I have had problems with is the sit on the driver side the shift had come a loose had to have it fix 3 times in 4 years, other than that it's a excellent car it keeps the heads turning all the time.

bargain of a life time

5
renter2 on 12/15/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased new 09 of 2008, after 64 months of ownership, this vehicle has been nearly perfect. We only drive it 2 or 3 times a month. Averaging 20.8 mpg over the last 3800 miles of mixed driving. Current mileage is 23,600 mi. of old folks driving (treat it like we paid for it).Over our adult life we have owned 30+ new vehicles, & 10+ used. From Acura to VW, including a few hp & luxury types.maybe it was just good luck but the gt does everything very well.I have read the first drives of the new chevy ss, & it sounds like an excellent car, but the msrp is nearly 47k with the fuel usage tax penalty.I will keep the gt thank you.

So far, so good

4.4
dmblystone14 on 06/15/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my G8 GT 4 months ago, though I've been looking for one for over a year and a half. I originally wanted one when they were new but they were a little too expensive so I went with a used Grand Prix GXP (big mistake). So far I love this car. I get "nice car" comments weekly, even by my local GM/ex-Pontiac dealer who apparently doesn't get to service too many of these. If you are looking for performance and value you really can't beat this. For a new car with this performance you'd easily spend $35k.

Great sports car with room inside

4.8
anchorage on 05/10/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

2009 G8 GT owned 2 months 19K miles 6' tall 250 lbs male (me) This a great sports car. I bought it after buying and then having to sell an Audi S4 (I can't use a manual due to a bad knee). The G8 is very fast and has a great automatic transmission. The seats are great and the interior is large enough for adult people who are larger than a size medium, unlike most sporty cars. Factory autostart has a range of about 25 feet line of sight. This car would be perfect if it had 2 inches more ground clearance, AWD, and better visiblity.

Ultimate Sleeper

4.4
sleepercity on 11/19/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Love this car. Was looking for a toy and almost went with a Vette, but have always loved sleepers (cars that 'surprise' without looking like they should). So much fun and the expressions are priceless, although not usually around to see them unless I catch a light further up the road. My overpowering thought when I leave someone in the dust is 'google it. G8GXP'. Sooo much fun, yet very drivable and comfortable on the road. Best MPH on a trip is just under 25, but like others have said, 'who cares'. BTW, I have the 6 speed manual. The drop down wouldn't let me choose.

The American Dream from Australia

5
i12cunekid on 07/15/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I simply love this car. 6 liters of V8 muscle with a 6 speed and rear wheel drive. Interior is nicely laid out with more room inside than anything else in or near it's class. Fun to drive and gets lots of compliments. Sat radio, power everything, heated seats, DOD/AFM, factory 19" wheels, Leather seats, dual climate control,... Looks like a 5 series BMW on the outside and has more room on the inside. Yes the BMW has a nicer interior but it's also twice the price. I've had the car 3 years and love to drive it. If you can get your hands on one, get it while you can. Only imported for 2 years by Pontiac from GM's Australian partner Holden. Only thing Pontiac about it is the name badges. :)

Love it but lacks common features

4.1
costeld on 06/02/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Fast, comfortable and smooth ride on poor roads. Very quite cabin. Responsive steering. Good brake performance. Very supportive seats. Distinctive styling. Solid clutch and transmission. Good consistent power. Nice exhaust note. Head turner (thats a Pontiac?).

Known Engine Problems

3.1
molina67 on 01/06/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car new, and was not told of the potential problem with the engine. Before I get into the engine problems, the V6 gets terrible gas mileage for the horse power. Most 4 cylinder cars are faster than the V6 and the most you'll get is 24 mpg highway. After 28000 miles the check engine light comes on, I take it to the dealer and it sits in maintenance for a week because of camshaft problems. I did research and found that the problem is well known. Needless to say I traded it in. For a Optima Turbo that gets 274 HP and 34 MPG highway.

Worst car I have ever owned

1.8
boingo13 on 09/30/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

The problems started when I took delivery. All four wheels and the steering wheel were out of alignment. After that, it developed a vacuum leak in the fuel system, an engine mount came loose, the brake lights stopped working, and the front fascia came loose. Then, it needed a new steering rack, and all new control arms in the front. The car vibrates like a guitar string at all speeds. It squeaks, rattles, and buzzes in various places, and the steering has a lot of slack, despite all the new parts up front. The V8 engine runs OK, but the transmission is very slow to shift and never seems to find the right gear. A lot of wind and road noise, but little engine sound. 32046 current miles.

Don't miss this FUN TO DRIVE CAR

4.9
hopen4mail on 07/02/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great sporty car with great value. If you don't want to pay the price for a european rear wheel drive sport car or pay to fix them, this is the car for you. Love the looks, outside and in; the ride is sporty and fun and fast. I wish I would have spent the extra grand on the GT but, oh well. I bought brand new and have put 42K miles on since 4/09. Around town driving you get about 18 mpg and freeway about 24. Of course, I have a lead foot and enjoy going fast in my red baby so if you drive the speed limit, you'll get better. Nice thigh/knee support for picky drivers. I would definately buy this car again.

LOVE IT!

4.9
whitehotter09 on 06/03/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love everything but the RED dash lights, if the color was selectable I'd buy a spare G8 GT. I debadged mine & have A GTO license plate. LOVE IT! Glad I was able to purchase NEW at the end of the model run........ I worked at Pontiac in the 60's but never owned one, now I own the best they never made because it's really a HOLDEN with a Corvette\Chevy engine.

One of a kind... High performance luxury 4-door

5
hotrodder2011 on 01/14/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2009 Pontiac G8 GT is a great daily driver with the added fun of American muscle & European handeling. The car is very fast, as expected with GM's legendary 6.0l V8, packing 361 hp & 385 ft lbs of torque, maited to a 6 speed automatic. The comfort inside is great. Fully adjustable heated leather seats, dual zone climate control, plenty of legroom in all 4 seats, lots and lots of buttons everywhere, how can you go wrong? With a good set of snow tires, this car has zero trouble getting through winter. You can drive this car year round with no trouble. I am very pleased with it and it puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel.

See ya!

5
Nick on 09/28/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My GXP is a garage queen. 3000 miles after 15 months. BUT it has been slightly modified. Kooks headers, Vararram cold intake, cat delete, SLP supercharger, engine tune and trans tune. It is simply the greatest sleeper ever. A 4 door sedan that can blow just about anything off the road! If you like 500 HP at the rear wheels, this is the way to go. Keep in mind Fly wheel HP doesn't tell the whole story! All these inflated HP numbers are at the Fly Wheel. They made me rate fuel economy. WHO CARES? At this performance level and low miles driven, it does not matter.

G8

4.9
Krisi C on 09/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My parents got me a G8 for my 16th birthday going on 2 years ago. My parents love it because of all the safety features but I love the way it looks. We have not had any trouble with it at all. I am very happy they chose this car!

Just gets better with time

4.9
Larry on 09/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Averaging about 20 mpg with mixed everyday driving.GM has provided one year of free oil changes & tire rotations for having closed the Pontiac division.Gm also offered cash incentives for Pontiac owners.I have not seen anything I would trade for. At 4k needed a wheel alignment, to correct odd tire wear.Tire wear has been very good ever since,in fact the car has been trouble free so far.Very acceptable interior room, I find the comfort level terrific, & I am very sensitive to leg room & seat comfort. Still love the performance when needed, which honestly is not very often. Just a pleasure to get in & drive,would love to be getting 30 mpg, but don't put on enough miles to economically matter.

Pontiac last hurrah!

4.9
Nando82 on 09/03/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I found my car @ Carmax. Let me start off by saying that it is a great car, good engine, nice sound system and roomy as hell. I got the G8 GT with the premium leather pkg and also the sport pkg, this car does turn heads in the street though!

Buy one if you can

4.8
Family Man on 08/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had for a few months and love the car. Fun to drive. Picked up one with 11,000 for 22K. Better value than overpriced European imports. Solid, handles well, and very good acceleration. Gas mileage not great, but gets about 2 mpg less than a high output V6. I was hoping GM would bring this body style back with the V6 / V8 Camaro engine. They would sell a ton of these.

Found a Diamond

5
Ross Gore on 07/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had been searching for months on a 4- Door Sedan to buy and had come down to the Ford Taurus and Buick LaCross. Then on day while having my Chrysler Sebring Conv. serviced I happened to see the front end on a G8 in the preowned car area. I walked over and took a look and walked in and said how much. That very day I solved my sedan problem and have really enjoyed the driving experience of the Dark Gray V- 6. I have put 3000 more miles on it and have been avg 27.5 on Hwy and 21 hwy/city. I took it to the mountains to see how it handled the curves and climb and was very much pleased with it. I plan to keep this car until the wheels fall off. If you can find one in great to good shape, buy it.

Great Car!

4.6
Brad on 07/03/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac G8 is a Very Fun Car to Drive. Is Comfortable and is a great car to take trips in. The car runs effortlessly has no trouble passing or leaving other cars at the lights. Damn shame GM killed it in the states.

Don't think I would buy another

4.1
eva Smith on 06/11/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have only had our G 8 less then a year and our air conditioner went out. Of course the dealership said the condenser had a puncture and it is not covered. Also one on the handles has plastic peeling off already. For the price not happy.

Ginger

4.5
amgendude on 05/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car for $26K right after Xmas when GM was giving $6500 rebate and took advantage of dad's discount. Car is an incredible value. Defy anyone to find comparable value. Total shame that Pontiac is gone. Now own two discontinued cars (2002 S2000). Not enamored by the interior, radio has some odd controls, no power seat back adjustment or garage door controls either. Minor complaints. Car accelerates great but agree that the tranny could be smoother. Driving on the turnpike, it's not surprising to look down to see I'm going 90 and not realizing it. Love the styling and love the attention it gets since you hardly see this car in south Florida. A real gem. Would buy again in a minute.

If you can find one, buy it!

4.8
Herk Loadmaster on 04/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle in December 2009 after my 2008 Lancer got totalled in an accident. I could only find about 10 in my area when I was looking. FANTASTIC car for the price! I can't believe how fast it is. I have the gas pedal on the floor at every on ramp I encounter. I had the dealer install 17 inch winter wheel and tire package before delivery because I live in the northern US. I have no problems getting around during the cold winter months. This a drivers car for sure.

Awesome looking BMW 7 series clone

4.8
Air Force Dave on 04/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After tiring of driving my wife's CR-V to work, I needed something a little more sportier when the weather didn't cooperate with my motorcycling. We needed four doors and we didn't want to break the bank. I stumbled upon this Pontiac, and what luck! The only con I see to this G8 is the cup holders in the front. They sit too far back. There are no cup holders in rear of the cabin which is inconvenient. And a lack of a navigation system is disappointing. However, that all melts away when you smash down the accelerator. All in all, I'm very pleased with our purchase and hope that we spent $25K on a great product.

Great & Fast

5
Curtis on 04/14/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought mine used with 2750 miles on it from a Pontiac dealer. It was traded in on a new Z-28. Is in perfect shape. It is Black Metallic and has custom chrome wheels that sets it off. Best fuel mpg is 27 and has averaged 24-26 running at 72 mph on average.

Hot car for old man hunting trouble

4.8
RICK on 03/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I debated buying a BMW 550i. I am glad I found my G8 GT WHT, bad news. Really fun to drive and no problem passing anything on the road. You must add radar due to reaching min speed limit in seconds. I am a 58 yr old guy with a new toy. When you have a stressful day and want to unload steam on the road, fun. I had several 1968 through 71 high performance Plymouth products. This car is no match for the money. Loves curves and quarter mile. GM needs to remake in future as an Caprice. Loves gas but who cares

Great Car

4.6
RonNV on 02/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have driver this car for about seven months. Some computer chip issues which were resolved by the dealer. I got big 19 inch snow tires for this baby since it is not really driveable in snowy weather. That reduced the mileage factor slightly. I used to have a problem accessing the highway ramp in my old Buick Park Avenues. With this car you have zero problem..regular or snow tires the car's acceleration is nothing less than fantastic. It is hard to explain but there is a confidence factor that you have with this car. You know that you can pass virtually any car out there. The brakes are excellent and versatility in emergency situations is really good.

Should have bought 2 of them!

4.9
dvick on 02/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased my G8-GT before I knew Pontiac was going down the tubes. Did my research. This car has more interior room than a BMW 7 Series, four 6 ft+ people can go cross country, no problem. V8 got me 24.5 mpgs fully loaded going thru desert with a/c full blast! I will keep this car until it craters on me. People still stop me occasionally to compliment the car. After 18k miles, absolutely no squeaks, no rattles, a pet peeve of mine. Performance claims are correct- 0-60 in 5.3, 13.5 1/4 mile at 110 mph- AWESOME for a car that'll haul the family in complete comfort. IF you can find one, BUY IT, but plan on keeping it- but don't worry, you WILL, as it puts a BMW 550i to shame for half the price

Adapting quite well

4.9
Larry on 01/29/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Still like this car alot.After 17 months of ownership nothing to complain about.I still feel the price was more than fair,& Purchased An oem 19" rim & tire at dealer cost(maybe)as a spare.Overall mileage has been 19 to 20 mpg mixed driving,on a 150 mile trip yesterday 23.5 mpg. Biggest problem is watching speed limits, I am old & try to obey the law. Overall I have very pleased with the comfort & performance & especially the reliability so far. Motortrend is saying gm is now inclined to bring the g8 back as a high line chevy limited production. Because of new cafe standards.

This car almost killed my wife twice

2
mannheimer6 on 01/29/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Twice now, unexplained and unfixable shut downs from 70 to 0 MPH in the middle of I-75 and I-4 respectively. We were told loose connector at B+ bulkhead terminal for fatal flaw excuse number 1. Now it is an overheating fuel pump module for fatal flaw excuse number 2. Letters to CEO GM sent. Car is now 2.5 hours away after Onstar recovered it. No matter what I am told about this car, we shall never trust it again, nor drive it again, and as far as we are concerned it can rot where it is, or I can park it right through the windows of a GM dealership and walk away. We are done with GM. Forever. DO NOT BUY HERE.

Thanks Pontiac

4.8
Kipper on 01/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched cars for 2 years and got the GT. Better price/performance value than Audi, VW, BMW, Merc, Acura, etc. hands down. What you get for the price is unbeatable. This rides solid and quiet, punch it and fly. Styling is awesome. Driving position is great, it drives like a small car. It isnt perfect but I'll take it. My dream car that I can actually afford. I'm taking it to the track soon. City mileage 18. Highway mileage 27. Be careful with curbs.

Not Perfect but Fun

4.3
mike on 01/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun car for relatively cheap money. about $28K for a $35k sticker car. Looks sporty yet classy. If you dont like compliments or random questions from strangers at gas stations about the car, dont buy one! To the person who complained about the OVERSPEED "ding ding" at 70mph, take 30 seconds to look in your owners manual and another 15 seconds to shut it off. Its not hard! I hated the "ding" just from the ride home from the dealership and shut off the overspeed when I got home. Winter tire and wheel package are a MUST if youre in the snowbelt. Drove the summer tires in a small storm while waiting for mail order snowtires. Yikes! All in all, quality is not BMW grade but the performance is.

So far so good

3.9
gfarrell on 01/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I really like this car. It is fun to drive and I consider it a great value. Not the nicest interior, and doesn't have all the gadgets, but enjoying the drive is the most important thing to me. Every morning the commute to work is an adventure. So far it has been very reliable, and the dealer was easy to work with. I had a couple of issues that needed to be addressed the week after I got it, but they were fixed correctly and quickly. I do not miss the drama of the BMW service department.

Not perfect, but glad I bought it

3.8
Scott on 01/08/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great handling, good ride, nice looking car, draws a lot of compliments. Gas mileage averaging about 18 mpg in mostly city driving. Nice steering feel, decent stereo. Two problems so far at about 10,000 miles. Bad gas cap, no big deal. Developed a vibration in steering wheel at about 8000 miles. Dealer said its the cylinder deactivation (active fuel mgmt) system transitioning from 4 to 8 cylinders and there is no fix for it yet. Went to a tuner and he turned the thing off and retuned to run on super unleaded and reprogrammed transmission shift pts. Car runs better than new and my mpg is about the same or even a little better. That vibration was driving me crazy.

Awesome,practically gave it to me

4.8
Joe D on 12/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got mine!Rebate $6500,$500 dealer bonus,GMS discount,($2400)plus they put all season Eagle RSA 19" on it and gave me the summer only tires.I felt like I stole it from them.Get yours NOW!They will all be gone FOREVER by the new year.Fast,fun,great looking,with excellent MPG if you stay off the pedal.Best deal ever offered by GM for a car that puts my Lincoln LS to shame.Premium stereo is great for me and traction control a big plus with rear wheel drive.Get ready to feel the G Force if you can snag one.

G8 GXP ROCKS!

4.6
spaycace on 12/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive my car 60 miles one way to work daily, and I'm glad I saved the 25 grand more that I would have spent on a CTS-V! This car is a 4-door Corvette & is more than FUN to drive! I race/beat "ponies" and Camaros as well. Tried to get a vette to race me, but the driver simply wouldn't do it. With a few mods/tweaks, this car has more power & is faster than a base vette, and ANY mustang, even the over- priced supercharged one! I LOVE this car! The traction control works AMAZINGLY well considering the power. MPG is acceptable, but then again, didn't buy it for economy. The best mpg I've seen is 22.8, but the car isn't broken in with only 8500 miles. BUY one if you can find one!

Huge Disappointment - GM lost me

2.5
SM on 12/17/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought the car last month and have nothing but problems. Just got back from the dealer and they tell me there is nothing wrong with the car. A near vision-blurring vibration, engine misfires, transmission sticks in second, and the stability control turning itself off then cannot be turned back on are just a few of the complaints. I've been a GM guy and in the auto biz for almost 30 years. 12 major malfunctions at 1k miles Paleeeeze. GM seems to have lost it as far as I'm concerned. If you have issues with your car like I do, you will find out what "The New GM" is really all about. Based on my current experience, I would not recommend any new GM product. My car is a lemon!

GREAT CAR (EVEN IN V6 FORM)

4
Jerome on 12/08/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For the last 6 months I would see a slate gray G8 GT parked in the same spot on my way from work everyday. Each time my head would turn 90 degrees to look at it every time I passed by it. I went to a dealer who said that they did not have anymore G8's left. I went expecting to buy a 2010 Buick LaCrosse. When I got there they had (1) G8 Sedan left displayed on the showroom in Liquid Red. My wife and I took it for a test drive and immediately fell in love with the performance & handling of this car. I've had it for a month now and have been driving with it in sportshift mode and learning how to drive using the the Tapshift. Fun factor increases 10 fold in these modes even in V6 form.

last of the great ones

5
Ringo1 on 12/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the 2009 G8 GT that I recently purchased. Hot White with Onyx/Red cloth interior. One of the few early GT's built with leather delete and Onyx/Red interior. I'm asked questions all the time about the car. People cant believe that Pontiac was making such a great car, way under the radar. Try to find a four door sedan with a big V8, 6 speed auto trans. and RWD for under 35k. For those who complain about the overall fuel economy, remember that no one twisted your arm to buy a performance car. Can't have the ponies without having to feed them too. The G8 GT's and GXP's are the final chapter in a long line of fine cars. If Pontiac had to go, at least they went out with a bang!!

Get it while you can

4.6
SV on 12/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

With Pontiac going the way of Oldsmobile, I can't imagine too many people are willing to buy one of these anymore-to which all I can say is that is just too bad and pathetic mismanagement on GM's part. This car is the best deal out there in my opinion and after 9 months and 7,000 miles I can say I really love this car. This is a roomy, fast car that can quickly and comfortably eat up hundreds of miles at a stretch. The seats are extremely comfortable and the ergonomics just fine. It's not quite a luxury sedan but it's got all the essentials done well; nothing comes close to the roominess and performance for the real-world cost of this car. Biggest glitch: came with defective rotors.

Mid life crisis

4.8
Mid life crisis on 11/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a 2009 g8 gxp. Live in Houston n couldnt find any where. Found on eBay. Hot white with red n black interior. 6 speed. Wife asked if was going through mid life crisis. Fast loud with Corsa exhaust n very fun to drive. I really like stereo n love 6 speed n 2nd or 3rd gear. Very big car. Handles like a go-cart. Love no one else has. I have seem one silver gt. That is it. Love car. Very fast. I always have people ask what car is. No one has yet to try n race me. They know.

4 door Vette

4.9
2009 GXP on 11/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a used 09 GXP for 32.7k with 5600 miles. Hot White with black & red leather. 6 speed manual. Added Corsa exhaust already and sounds great, much deeper and burbly. Love the car! Really fun to drive, and you never see one and I live in Houston. Have had zero issues so far. Car feels solid & unlike some I really like the stereo. It's not as clear as some, but the windows down I can be driving 60 and still hear very clear. No one has messed with me yet. I have people all the time ask me about the car and what it is. They can't believe the engine specs. You pop the hood and tell them the battery is in the trunk and they laugh. At my age 42, wife asked if I was having a mid-life.

Really?

4.8
Spare Me on 10/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Absolutely LOVE this car. It is big, fast, comfortable, solid, safe, fast, and fast. I went with White Hot with the red/onyx leather package. I can't decide if I like the inside or the outside more. We have our first baby on the way and I wanted a big 4 door sedan. Test drove a new Maxima and 300 C. Both nice cars, but the Maxi is front-wheel drive, and the 300 looks like a rental. The G8 outperforms and is unique...especially since Pontiac is history. Like so many other reviewers have said, get one while you still can. The back seat is comfy and roomy enough for adults. I can't wait to take this car a a nice long road trip.

YES!

4.9
xruling on 10/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Any criticism of the car becomes the smallest "administrivia" when you push down the gas pedal. Mine is very reliable, comfortable, devoid of irritating quirks or noises. I'm thrilled with this car. Wish I had another one "in reserve."

Amazing car at any price

4.6
DallasTex on 10/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 2009 Maverick Silver G8 GT in lieu of a BMW 550. Not only was the G8 almost $50,000 less than the BMW, it actually performed better. I am 6'4" and weigh 330lbs. I fit perfectly in the car. On the road, I average 28mpg, and about 15mpg around town. The car is very quick, and handles well. It has been trouble free up to this point, and believe it or not, the car is quite exclusive. I can go a month without ever seeing one on the road, and I live in N. Dallas. Sadly, the G8 is no more, but the legend will live on. I am very happy with my purchase.

G8 GXP - The 4-door Corvette

4.9
pokerfred68 on 10/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best vehicle owned to date. Well beyond expectations. Bad idea for GM not to continue to offer this in the US. Want one bad enough...go to Australia. M5 killer for half the price. Also have a 2009 Vette with same engine...G8 can almost keep up! Only regret: no offer of an in-dash nav. This is one of the top 5 sport sedans in the world...bar none...regardless of price. At 415 hp, it's only $100 per pony. Glad to have one of the very few GXP's sold...hopefully a collector for the future.

A fine GT sedan

4.6
phantom on 09/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Thi is one of the finest cars that I've ever owned: It is fast, well styled, handles well, and is quite comfortable. It is a shame that it wil soon no longer be available, since it is one of the very best four-door sedans ever offered by GM. I also owned a 2004 Pontiac GTO, and the G8 is superior to it in every way - faster, roomier, and better looking. The rear seating area is especially well done, with comfortable seats and plenty of head and legroom. GM should not let this car get away. If you are considering the purchase of a high-performance GT, get one of these while you still can.

best car on the market.

5
yike''s on 09/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

test drove G8 and test drove 2010 Camero enjoyed G8 more. great handling,very roomy, plenty of power for v6, got premium package, cant ask nothing more out of this car.

Awesome!

4.9
Tom on 09/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! I read all the great reviews on this web site before buying (Sport Red Metallic GT, V8) and the car has more than lived up to the rave reviews. The power is fantastic. Gas mileage is very good for a car with this power (averaging 19 to 20 mpg mixed highway/city). Over 25 mpg on highway when I can control my right foot. Acceleration off the line is amazing! I test drove the V6 and V8. Get the V8! It does not cost that much more and the gas mileage is almost the same. The extra power makes it that much more fun.

Awesome 4 door performance car

4.9
Doug on 09/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The GT performance package provides the best of both worlds I was looking for ... a quiet and refined 26mpg freeway ride to work and 0-60 in 5.3s performance car with exceptional handling on the 19" wheel package. Corners at 30-40 are a blast, not to mention highway ramps. I love how the vehicle's manual mode really lets the car perform. Its balancing is exceptional. It's ashame GM didn't come out earlier with this vehicle and even more so that it will not be rebadged over to Chevy. Having driven BMW 5 series, I'll take this car straight up. At 25K less, its not even close...

For the money it can't be beat

4.1
S V on 09/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had this car for 6 months and about 7000 miles. It is an incredible value and I have no regrets on the purchase. The car is refined yet powerful in a way that no other sedan in the 20's (real world price) can touch. The torque is always available and free flowing and lets the car cruise at highway speeds effortlessly. Mileage is acceptable on the freeway, quite bad (10 or so mpg) in stop and go. The interior doesn't match the exterior style-wise and there are a few cheap plastic bits but I can live with it and the styling is nowhere near as tacky as some past Pontiacs. Big flaw is passenger seat does not go back far enough for taller people. Car was delivered with warped rotors.

Rear Wheel Drive "Dominator"

4.9
JPK on 09/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have almost a year of experience with my 09 G8/GT. I am 63 years old and have owned many vehicles. My G8/GT has more bang for the buck than any of them. I get many positive comments on this vehicle for its looks and the way it goes down the road. Many of these comments are from people (including women) who have very little interest in cars. People ask me all the time, what is it. I have had NO problems with this vehicle. This car is quiet and smooth as a big Cadillac under normal acceleration. Get on the"Loud Pedal" and it will definitely put a smile on your face. The head and leg room (front and back seats) is very good and the seats are very comfy.

Yes, this was the car I expected.

4.9
Zambini on 09/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exactly what I expected it to be after reading the literature and tons of reviews. It is a great ride, and very willing to perform. A few minor oddities, like the cup holder placement and lack of courtesy lights for rear passengers, but nothing that affects the overall drive-ability. It is a shame it was cut. It was destined to be a top performer in the GM line.

Feeling tentative

4.6
Tentative on 08/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Purchased 3 weeks ago and spent last week in the shop. Initially told the fuel pump was bad. Dealer ordered fuel pump. Now we find out there are 2 fuel pumps and another is on order. Looks like I will have spent 1/2 of my ownership in the shop. The car isn't even tagged yet! Hope I don't have a lemon...

Best Car I've Ever Driven/Owned

5
RWD-V8 on 08/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After quite a bit of research, I purchased a slate blue, G8 GXP with a manual transmission. It's truly a Corvette for a family of five. It has more space, the same or better performance and is more fun to drive then an M5. I'm not interested in tons of electronics that will only fail and cause problems. This car is such fun to drive, I will never sell it. The fuel economy is great for the power/performance level. I get 20-22 mpg in mixed driving with the manual trans!

2009 Pontiac G8

4.5
gr2ar on 08/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like this car. The external design is awesome looking! The inside is nice and there aren't many blind spots, either. I am averaging 22 mpg on the highway but have received 27 mpg! I get 18 mpg in the city. The car has about 1200 miles on it now.

WOW!!!! Sit back and hold on!!

5
Nick on 08/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think I got the last one in the midwest. Whatever, I think there were only 1823 built. Still working on that one. This car is ridiculous, a 3900 lb. car 0-60 in 4.5? Yes. I'm 55, this is the best, most fun car I have ever owned, and I've owned some, from corvettes to T-bird Super Coupes that were not stock, very fast. This thing is it. Even the Stereo is ridiculous. Oh, by the way, I could care less what the gas mileage is. Wonder what this sucker will bring at the Mecum Auction in 15 years when all the muscle cars are gone????

Love my new TOY!!

4.6
Amanda on 08/11/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When you're a 25 year old female driving this car, you get a lot of looks! My husband and I have an El Camino and Camaro that we normally take to car shows, but after so many questions about my daily driver, we started taking the G8. The Stryker Blue paint job really sets it apart.

2009 Pontiac G8 4dr Sedan ( 3.6 6cyl )

5
Chris on 08/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two Thumbs up!! Have owned several luxury cars before. ( BMW 300 series as well as a Lexus ) The Pontiac G8 Rules! One of the quietest cars that I have ever been. G8 also in the V6 has some " Get up and go" power! I have gotten so many compliments on this car.

Pontiac G8 GT 6.0

4.9
Dave on 08/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Pontiac. What a performer this car is. Eats everything on the road, can't keep my foot out of it. I bet it does get great gas mileage but I wouldn't know that yet cause I can't keep my foot out of it. Beautiful to look at in the Stryker blue I bought it in. This car is a rush to drive, feels so tight but yet refine ride. Massive power on tap all the time, with the TC off and a light power brake easily smokes those sticky summer performance tires. I wish I was rich so I could buy another one to stash away for a collector. I know these cars will be worth 10 times there sales price someday, so if you have one take good care it. If you don't you had better hurry up and get one.

4 Door Muscle Car.

4.9
Car Guy on 08/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the car 2 weeks and have around 900miles on it. I have always been a car guy and have owned many cars including 5 series BMW, E series Mercedes & an Audi Cabriolet for comparison purposes. This car is unbelievable; in terms of pure off the line speed, it blows the doors off anything I have owned(including a 69 firebird with a 400 engine). Handling compares adequately to my BMW and Audi, a lot better then the Benz. The nice thing about this car is there aren't many out there so it is definitely unique, a head turner. The interior is plain but usable, the controls are adequate. In terms of styling, the car has great lines. I am 6ft and there is plenty of leg room front & back, big trunk

I love this car!!!

4.9
Cameron on 08/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The title says it all. This car is awesome! I get compliments on it all the time, and I've had it less than a month. Coming from a Nissan Maxima, I considered purchasing the Infiniti G35 as well as the BMW 3 series as well, and neither comes close in terms of bang for buck. What took you so long, Pontiac???

Fun to Drive

5
Tyson on 08/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive, handles well, and gets relatively good gas mileage. So far I have about 1600 miles on it. I wish it is not being discontinued with Pontiac. I wouldn't mind replacing my Grand Prix with another G8.

Love it so far

4.6
Doug on 08/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only owned the car for 2 weeks, but I love how it looks (except fake hood scoops), rides & drives. Lot of room, decent Blaupunkt stereo. Power & torque are addictive, but also getting 21 mpg on mostly highway driving. Rare vehicle, so you don't see yourself coming & going.

g8isgreat

4.9
roadrunner on 08/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Super car for the money. I buy a new car every year and this is the best one I've had in 15 years. No problems since I took delivery. My average mpg 16.9.

THE GR8 WHITE HOT

5
GR8WHITEHOT on 07/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac G8 GT is a phenomenal creation of performance, value, and yes a family sedan. My wife and I traded our 2008 Lexus IS 250 for this modern day muscle car. She rides quiet and smooth until provoked by your right foot, then she'll growl at you. A Corvette with 4 doors for well under 30k unheard of, until now.

Why Wouldn't You

5
Daniel on 07/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fiance ended up pregnant and owned a 96 Chevy Pickup, so had to get something more family friendly. The second i saw this car i knew i had to have it, then saw the price and knew i could have it. Every time i drive it i hope someone will test it, suprisingly no takers after 4 months. First day i bought the car it was raining and took my neighbor for a ride, stomped on it every chance i got in sport mode and regular mode, not one slip from the tires with traction control on.

Excellent Vehicle

5
RBM on 07/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am truly amazed with this car and all I keep thinking is I wish I could afford to buy another one. I have to work out an arrangement with my wife so we both get time with it. The car is so comfortable and familiar feeling that you don't realize how much you miss it until yoo get in another car. The ride is superb, the fit and feel of the seats is the best I have ever experienced and the power....wow. As others have said get one while you can, this car is fantastic. It turns as many heads as any sports car twice it's price. Liquid Red!

pacific slate has been great

5
Larry on 07/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Update from 12-08,purchased new 9- 08.G8 continues to perform flawlessly,was able to do a home oil & filter change(simple no problem d riving on ramps).19 in tires were wearing more on out side of tires. had a 4 wheel allignment done underwarranty, hope that works, tires are pricey.Gas mileage has remained pretty constant averaging about 20 mpg in my mixed driving. Like some other reviews I really hope GM finds a way to save this car(Ihave faith in bob lutz)we have seriously considered a second g8., but at 67 I doubt it.

GT Oh G8

5
GT Oh G8 on 07/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lot's of LOOKs for this Very Very Red GT G8. Great ride, quiet, loads of fun, quick, agile, giant back seat - leg room and then some. Wonderful gas mileage - 18 mpg plus. Nice Blaupunkt stereo SiriusXM Radio is great. I really like the OnStar for handsfree calling and directions when needed (you get to talk to a REAL person).

What a shame

4.4
vegassam66 on 07/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought my first American car in 25 years and I come to find that GM is killing it. No wonder they are bankrupt. GM listen to your customers not the bean counters. I have just bought mine three days ago and an in love with it. The performace for the dollar is second to none, and I don't mind driving in rush hour traffic.

Bimmer 550 in Sheep's Clothing

4.9
Gr8GT on 07/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car (G8 GT) 2 months ago after test driving my father's and just loving it. I got an excellent price from the Pontiac dealership who seemed to want to give these cars away. This car has everything I admire about the BMW 5-series: power to spare, aggressive styling, refined ride, an extremely rich set of features, and even a little cachet (I still don't see too many of these models on the road). And just as important, it doesn't have the one thing that is synonomous with all BMW's, a large price tag. Anyone who is interested in owning a BMW 550 at half the price should seriously consider the G8 GT.

Best GM Car in Years

5
Jerry on 07/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The G8 is an excellent vehicle overall. It drives and performs like a muscle car with the luxury of the best. I constantly get comments from people in parking lots and thumbs up from others on the highway. GM must keep this vehicle in the lineup even if it is rebadged. Great job GM!

09 G8 GT Awesome !!

5
Jeff Zabo on 07/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I read all the reviews and I have to say that the G8 GT is all that I could have hoped for. Mileage is unbelievably good. Through the old miles driven divided by gallons used, my lowest tank has been 18.4 while the highest was 24.9(all highway, 70- 80mph). I look at the computer's mileage, and it's close, but usually higher than actual. The power is addictive. The car is quiet quiet quiet ! Fit and finish are really good, doors close with german exactness. This is a driver's car, it doesn't come with tons of gadgets that you don't need, about the only thing I've missed is my auto dimming mirrors. The car is a hot rod in family disguise...love it...

Awesome Aussie-Gett one quick!

5
Dvick on 07/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car in July 09; blows away my friends BMW 550i for 1/2 the $$- Have 13k on the car, absolutely love it- can't beleive GM is gonna pull the plug when they finally got it right. More interior room than a BMW 750i, More trunk space, super comfy, great handler, V8 hauls. Have had all the imports, BMW, Merc, Lexus,Infiniti, this one tops them all. Enjoy driving it so much I took the family to Vegas in it, 3k miles total, averaged 24 mpg @ 85+mph loaded to the gills across the desert! In town expect 15-16 mpg. I am seriously considering buying another just to mothball for when I run this one into the ground! GM- PLEASE keep this car, maybe as a Chevy Impala? Try one, you'll love it!

Perfect

4.9
Patrick on 07/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely a blast to drive. The power is always on tap, and the acceleration is fast yet smooth. The car sticks to the road very well, and though the suspension is sporty, it's not overly stiff or uncomfortable. Some controls take a bit of getting used to, but after a month it's not a problem.

Unbelievable

5
Panama Jack on 07/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE IT!I LOVE IT!I LOVE IT! Traded in my 3 Series and I have no regrets. This car is truly amazing... Don't pass up the opportunity to get your hands on one of these cars before they are all gone.

Best car for the Bang get one!

4.9
Go Red G8 GT on 07/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

4 days and love it I can't get out of it, bought it brand new 2009 GT model. The red is hot and turns heads. the v8 6.0 omg it rocks when a sedan goes 0- 60 5.3 all I can say is wow for the money best bang for the buck! got the sport package and let me say this, its a mean cat with claws and this baby grabs and goes, goes and goes, I'm talking about the tires 245/40R19 allot of traction is not saying enough. another thing I wanted allot of room for 4 adults I can get 3 in the back no problem and leg room np, height np. ok, blapuk system 11 speakers and sub woffer please 11 speakers come, the sound is perfect. get one and you will be happy!

Loving My Liquid Red G8 GT!

4.9
Mitch on 07/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car after test driving a handful of cars. This one put all of them to shame, including a Camaro SS that I test drove! The interior is slick and once you get used to the climate and audio controls, it's easy to get to the stuff you want. On the outside, the car looks absolutely fantastic. I love my 19" machined-face rims. I have gotten so many looks and so much attention from people! From stares on the street, to people staring at me from their cars, and even one guy pulling up next to me and honking at me to roll my window down so he could ask me about it! This baby hauls too! You will pay for all the fun with your gas, though. I don't know, I think it's totally worth it!

G8 GT is Simply Amazing

4.8
JT on 07/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

What a shame. GM finally gives us this wonderful car, and POOF, it is no more. I purchased my 2009 G8 GT in June of 2009 after much thought and consideration. I ended up choosing this car over the BMW 550i. I am simply amazed by the car. The stupid grin that refuses to leave my face when I am driving the car is priceless. At 6'4" and around 300 lbs, I find the car very comfortable. There is also plenty of room in the back seat. This car is all about the drive. It handles amazingly well, and the acceleration will astonish you. I never thought I would buy a GM product, but I am so glad I did. I am now a reformed brand snob. I love this car!

Vicious and Delicious

4.8
Bill on 06/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love being able to roll up next to someone driving an Acura or Infiniti or BMW 3/5 series and then smoke them off the line. They had no idea. I've not had one problem with the car. The best experience is driving this car around town and everyone looking at it because you don't see these cars everyday.. And the ride is very comfortable.

Why must Pontiac die?

4.6
PeaRat450 on 06/30/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased a 2009 Pontiac G8 with the 3.6L V-6 a couple of days ago, and I'm saddened that GM is killing Pontiac. This car is absolutely the best car I have ever owned. I honestly feel that this is also the closest GM has ever come to the BMW 3 series. If Pontiac has to die, then why can't Chevrolet pick up the G8 as a Chevelle or something. At the price this car is an unbeatable bargain, and if I had the money I would by another one tomorrow (a GT). The only change I would like to see is for the 300hp direct injected V-6 to be installed. Then it would be absolutely perfect.

WOW WOW

4.6
JOE S. on 06/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had 07 300 SRT8, 05 CTS-V, The best car for the money hands down...sold both cars in search of the best of all worlds...AND I FOUND IT IN THE G8 GXP.....love this car....

Pontiact: Say it ain't so!

4.6
jjg on 06/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car snaps. It's tight and comfortable. One does not know what it has to offer until one drives it. It is fun and fast, and unassuming: No one knows what it it until it roars in speed if not sound! The premium sports model keeps one interested; and OH! How I love the DIC, in all its guises. Please transfer this gem to chev It is different enough from the crouched, sporty Camero to deserve a life of its own. If it goes to Buick, expect it to be 4or 5K more expensive. Perhaps, it needs its own,new brand! Don't let this baby archive. GM would be absolutely insane.

Incredible Car -- Its GRRRR8T!

4.8
Cyrus - TX on 06/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is absolutely an incredible car! Finally Pontiac has gotten it right -- unfortunately right before it has to close its doors. If you are considering buying this car, now is the time and you will not be disappointed. Caveat--If you are looking for great gas mileage, buy a Honda, but if you want awesome performance with very decent gas mileage...this is your ride. It will get better mileage with additional after market mods(check the internet), which signficantly increases the horse power too. As a family sedan and sports car...I think your getting the best of both worlds.

6 is enough

4.9
Tim K on 06/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid automobile,,,,competes with a buddy's 3 Series BMW, but thousands less....alot of people ask me about the car.....hugs corners, road and body.......big trunk for golf, etc....V6 delivers everything I need.....get 23 combined city-highway

Pontiac G8 Gt

4.3
Irish on 06/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Have had a problem with the parking brake not releasing has been to the dealer 2 times for this problem, was told there is nothing wrong.They said they replaced it I still have the problem. Their suggestion was my wife pulled it too tight, It was only pulled tight enough to hold the car on a hill. this is probably a design flaw that Gm either is not aware of or not willing to repair.

Best for the money

4.4
Alan on 06/15/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a GM customer for years, owning a number of cars that were primarily just for transportation. The exception was my 1984 Buick Regal T Type (same as the Grand National, only in blue with chrome bumpers). I contemplated the G8 GT for quite some time I and finally purchased the same day that I helped my son buy a new Sierra. With all the GM incentives and my GM card points, I got the 34K car for 25k; how could I go wrong? Even the dealer said I could probably sell it for more than I paid. I think the styling, especially from a distance, is fantastic and the interior is beautiful; so the leather isn't on the doors, who cares? For a large 4 door sedan, it is impossible to beat.

Great after 7 months

4.9
kselbig on 06/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Posted earlier, loved it then, love it now. Very disappointed that Pontiac will be going away. Buy one of these cars if a car for you is not just a means of transportation. It is a blast to drive, even in V-6 form. I got the upgraded interior and 6 disc CD player. I have received as many compliments about this car as my 2000 Corvette, maybe more.

Satisfied G8 owner

4.9
Ray on 06/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sorry to see Pontiac fade away when they finally have a fleet of good and exciting vehicles to sell. I hope some of the legacy will be picked up and rebadged under Chevy or Buick. The G8 hit the sweet spot for me.

great pontiac

4.9
Nebbieman on 06/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car gets looked at all the time,looked at the sport red but wife spotted the pacific slate metallic and sold me on it.runs and handles great power reminds me of muscle car days to bad gm stop doing them

Mine is actually a Manual

4.6
Clay Garland on 06/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Stunning car. I was in the market for a new car, and I was shopping at the Nissan dealership because I loved my G35. Next door, there was a Pontiac dealership, and I remember being enamored with the the styling of the G8, but when I had first seen them they weren't available in a manual which is a deal breaker. Well, the GXP was out, and it was available in a six speed, and it was incredible. I walked out of the dealership with the new car that day. It was White, and traditionally, I'd never have purchased a white car, but I didn't care. This was the beauty with the beats under the bonnet.

Best of the Last

4.4
Sport Red on 06/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

GM has "mothballed" the Pontiac brand indefinitely, but too soon! The Pontiac G8 is the best car GM has produced in my lifetime, that's nearly 60 years, and from the looks of the near future offerings, it will be my whole lifetime! This car has great performance, outstanding styling, excellent build quality, and for a high HP V8, very acceptable fuel mileage. If you want one of your own, you best hurray! Even thou Pontiac will be around until the end of '10, the G8s will be gone long before that!

best car ever owned

5
sonja on 06/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have had chevy 2-10 4 x 4 trucks, and i still love my truck for winter time. in the winter time the pontiac is in garage on dollies, along with our restored 1968 camaro. on dollies. then we dirve the chev trucks, and only use pontiac g8 for summer time. it is so comfy, fun to drive, supper fast, i have to watch myself. with the speed all in all wonderful car. my love was mustang convertables about 1966 or so, i had a 2004 mustang convert 5 speed, for 3 years, got tired of shifting, and clutch was all screwed up. so my husband got me the pontiac g8, and i am in love now. you couldn't get it away from me. even the birds love my car for their dropings,

G8GT 2 month review

4.3
WiG8GT on 06/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving the car. The suspension has the right combination of firmness for good handling but not so stiff that you get beat up. Plenty of room in the back seat, we can all sit up with out hitting our heads, one of the reasons we purchased this over the CTS. The mileage is about 18.5 mixed, we have 2800 miles on it.

BMW 4 Less!

4.6
Carqwik on 06/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car Pontiac should have always had! It's a true American (despite Oz origins) sport sedan that can run with most of the imports costing up to twice as much. Yea, it's not a lux mobile, but the V8 power, the acceleration, the handling (surprise - it has excellent road manners), and the perfect size makes it an excellent value!

The Best Yet

5
Headhound on 05/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I evaluated the V8 versions of Audi A6, BMW550, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus GS460, Nissan, and Cadillac before I bought. G8 drove better, handled better, and accelerated better than the others. Traded in my BMW540 and am very happy with my choice. Superb acceleration, superior handling, great braking, over 21 MPG on regular gas, comfortable seating, and roomy trunk for half the price of the competition. Only car I have ever had where I did not wish I had more power.

Mustang Killer

5
Extender32 on 05/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had bought a fusion orange G8 GT just last year but but after learning about the demise of Pontiac, I thought it was time to upggrade to the GXP. The car is quick (about as quick as my 06' GTO)and the exhaust note is super too when you mash the petal. The GT was flawless for the 10,000 miles and the fuel mileage was acceptable (24 MPG to/from work). I don't expect that there will be any problems with the GXP either.

Best car I've ever owned

4.9
sporkdude on 05/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic car. Extremely powerful and handles very well. I didn't like where some of the controls were, like the cruise control and the window/locks being on the center console. I expected a bit better out of the sounds system, my G6 in my opinion had a much better sound and much deeper, more powerful bass.

Best of the best

4.9
jshaag on 05/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned 4 previous Pontiacs and this is by far the best ever. Incredible power for a "family sedan". Smooth acceleration and amazing pick up. My friend just bought a BMW a few months prior and he envies my Pontiac. Fuel economy is what you would expect with this much power.

Incredible and now rare beauty!

5
Leviathan on 05/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just over a week adn 200 miles on my new 2009 G8 GXP in MGM with a A6. From the great 6.2l V* to the remarkable auto 6 speed to the surpsingly good sound system, this car does not disappoint. I will be able to really enjoy the car once I get through the self control testing initial break in period. I must control my right foot!!!

Best Car I Have Owned. Fun, Fun, Fun!

4.9
hitman1970 on 04/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car on 17 MAR 2009. After a test drive I was sold. The handling characteristics are fabulous. It looks great in Sport Metallic Red. This is one of those cars that people will still talk about in twenty years. Great value. Great performance.

Awesome Car

4.8
Teresa on 04/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Looking at buying a BMW & saw this car (only on one commercial). Thought I would give it a look, after a test drive I was sold. It is an awesome car. Totally fun to drive. I have had many people ask "what car is that". Many heads have turned. I purchased the white G8 and had the windows tinted. I love this car even my husband wants to drive it all the time. Great car for the money, lot of room inside & in the trunk. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Fun BMW killer...

4.9
DevdogHP on 04/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

On my test drive I had the pleasure of leaving both a BMW 550 and a WRX on the same stretch of I-95. Wonderful selling point...people say it is the best car for the money, I say it is the perfect car.

My G8 Toy

4.9
Ken on 04/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this vehicle in February.I am thoroughly pleased with decision to buy it. This is the 1st Pontiac I have ever owned. Im looked at the BMW 3 series, Infinity and the Mercedes C300. The performance of this vehicle is stunning...it grips curves like like glue. The ride is even better than I expected for a sports sedan. The body style is an eye catcher and turn quite a few heads when I ride by. Thus far gas mileage is a combo of city-highway of 22 mpg Cons: would like to have had a home- link transmitter and better access to adjust the driver's seat.

Get out of my way

4.6
thebigb on 04/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Oh my goodness, what a fast car! Last car I owned which even came close to the speed in this car was a 1986 Corvette. This car is truly a 4 door Corvette. Looked at a CTS with DI, but this baby was the one. No contest. I have no problem with GM folding Pontiac, it only made my GXP worth more down the line. This car should have been on sale 4 years ago and GM would not be in the trouble they are today.

GRRREATT G8

5
D. Cooper on 04/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love My G8. I was waiting for the Camaro to come out but came across the G8 and fell in love. It looks means and corners great. Everybody asks me what it is or if its a BMW or Mercedes. I love the look of the interior especially the radio. We were driving a 2500 diesel so we chose the V6. But now I want the V8. So who knows I might be upgrading. Mines Black on Black.

You best be "Holden" on for this ride

5
Gary on 04/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ok, all humor aside, this is a great car. It's fast, nimble, quiet, does what it does better than anyone else, for half the price, and I can't believe how many people ask me about it. This is quite an experience, sort of like dancing with the hottest person at the dance, and knowing you're definitely being envied. It's a very great car, which goes a long way to show that GM does it right, too bad most people don't realize just how well they do it. I love this car, it's easy to drive, simple in execution and delivery. What an AMAZING machine!

Great value driver's car

4.3
Ron on 04/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the 2009 SRM G8 GT with premium and sports. This is a driver's car, and is amazingly nimble for its size. The interior can be nicer, but that is not the reason why people buy this car. The AFM when engaged adds vibration. As a previous reviewer commented, the idle is a bit rough, but that is true of most cars with the LS series push rod engine. The handling is excellent for such a big car. It beats my previous front-heavy Accord V6 hands down. And the V8 engine propels the car to highway speeds in a blink of the eye. Unfortunately, the price one pays for such performance is high fuel consumption. All-in-all, driving this car is a blast and surprisingly comfortable. Great car.

Sweet.

4.8
Geo on 04/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car. Replaced a G8 GXP. Very refined. Very spacious. Very quick. Terrible in the snow. I will need to buy snow tires next season for the first time in 30 years.

Amazing Pontiac

5
TxNessie84 on 04/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one amazing car and one of the best bargains in cars anywhere. This car will outperform a lot of cars costing a lot more money. Everyone who sees it and rides in it loves it and thinks it cost a lot more than it did.

One Wasn't Enough!

4.9
James Bounds on 04/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was interested in getting my wife a replacement for her high mileage Altima. She just thought her Nissan V-6 was fast! On the test drive I was driving... I punched it and WOW!!..she was sold!and so was I!...We both bought one! Mine silver, Hers,dark red.The looks are head turning...We hear over and over, "looks like a BMW"..For the money this car cannot be beat! Mileage wise 24mpg hwy.. haven't checked city hwy combined. The extra few dollars for gas, well worth the FUN!

Former GTO Owner

4.9
Rob on 04/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my GTO for the G8. Much smoother and quieter and feels quicker around town. No problems so far, have owned for just over 2 months. Lots of room. Stereo speakers could be of better quality and wished the interior was available in other colors besides black. Interior looks good though and seats are very comfy. Really like the car and glad I bought it. Very fun to drive. No regrets.

G8 Has It All

4.6
whoosierdaddy on 04/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have put 1000 miles on it. Car feels very solid but nimble. This is the only car I could find that has great handling plus a great ride at a low price--every other car make you pick any 2 of those. Averaging 18mpg in city/suburban driving, haven't done a long highway trip yet. V8 was fun but V6 has all the power I need.

Most fun for the money

5
Big and Bold on 04/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now own one of the most fun vehicles on the road. It is a great looking car in black that causes people to stare and ask what I'm driving. It is fast and handles better than any other big car I've owned. I've owned a 300C and SRT-8 Jeep. I planned to purchase a SRT Charger or Challenger but was turned off by dealers over price. I drove the G8 and fell in love. It handles better, is almost as fast as the SRT8 and it more comfortable. It cost less plus, I don't see it everywhere I look on the road. OnStar is great with turn-by-turn and the layout is perfect. The G8 drifts great, pulls strong off the line. I've suprised a few vehicles on the road who try and challenge the mighty G.

I switched from a BMW 545i

4.4
JSBMWMAN on 03/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just purchased a Panther Metalic Black Onix/Red G8 GT. Did a lot of research and test driving prior to buying on 3- 30-09. I am 52 Yrs old and owned/driven nothing but Porsche,BMW, and Mercedes most of my adult life. I am a total Car Fanatic and love to drive. For the overall driver the BMW is by far the best, but it comes at a price. My most recent BMW was a 545i which I purchased new in '05. I started getting tired of the cost of owning these cars and drove the G8 GT two months ago, and was hooked. It is far from a BMW or Mercedes in terms of luxury and overall ride, but for the $ the G8 GT was good enough to convert me. It is a total buyers market, now is a great time to buy.

Sport Red Metallic G8 GT

4.9
Hitman1970 on 03/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a complete joy to drive. This is my first true sports sedan and I love it. So far I have received multiple unsolicited compliments driving this car around town. Fun and practical. The back seat and trunk are bigger than my last vehicle, 2006 Buick LaCrosse CXS.

What a Beast!

4.9
David P. on 03/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a G8 GT before this one, what a difference. The G8 should be the model that all other GM cars should follow. It seems like the Aussie's are the one's who are keeoing there end of the deal. People want more than just trucks and SUV's. Sure the fuel economy isn't the greatest, but let's be resonable here, it's a 6.2 litre! You have to pay to play. I put an air intake (RotoFab), aftermarket exhaust (Borla) and some SLP headers and that made a huge difference. This car is very responsive to performance upgrades, especially intake and exhaust. If you want a car that will give you a serious kick in the pants for a great value (0% financing, factory pricing), this is your car.

Awsome !

4.9
Pammiesue1 on 03/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up my new '09 . I love it ! Very fast, fun, and looks hot ! I had a Lexus RX 330 fot trade which I was very happy with, but this is the car . I like it better than my old Lexus IS 300 . Lot's of room. Bluetooth would be the only thing I would like to have. It seems well built and sturdy . I am happy with my first American car ! 100% I would buy again

Replaces a BMW for half the price

5
Terry on 03/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car to replace my troublesome BMW M3 and to be able to give the family more room. Well I can honestly say its done this and more! The car is great, and seriously CAN NOT BE BEAT for the price! $65,000 for a comprable 5 series BMW or $29,000 for one that can spank it and has more room. This is what I call a "no brainer" Keep up the great work GM!

Thunder from Down-Under

4.9
Bill H on 03/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Mine's grey metallic with Sunroof and Premium Pkg options; 3 mos. old and approaching 3K mi. Here briefly (because it will repeat what many have already stated)are the pluses: great car for the $$s; excellent warranties; great straight-line or twisty roads'performance; '87' grade gas with good mileage (hey! It's a V8!) if you properly manage your right foot; nice seating front & back; couple strangers saying 'Nice looking car'. My great deal included dealer adding the Sport Pkg's bright pedals,swapping the GT's dull 18" wheels w/summer only tires with the bright, best looking ones w/all season tires off a base G8 and a compact spare.

Get One If You Can

4.5
GXP_CraZy on 03/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It was definitely worth the wait. This is the best performing car for the money out of the box. Great road trip car and when you get tired of cruising, grip the wheel and mash the pedal. If you can latch on to one you won't be disappointed. An aftermarket exhaust really wakes the beast and gives it a much more respectable tone.

Best GM car ever

4.9
Bryan on 03/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ive owned a lot of cars from GM, this has to be the best one yet, i owned a 05 pontiac bonneville GXP that was alright, at best, this cars handleing is great, the steering is perfect, suspension is perfect in cornering and just relaxing on the highway, brakes are great, great design inside and out, feels well built, the power from the V8 is endless, would like a little more of a louder exhaust note, and the window switches should be on the doors, but those small things dont really wreck a absolutly great car

Great ride

4.8
Don on 03/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought in Jan and love the ride and quick steering response. I have one issue with the car. It sounds and feels like the engine "flutters" when I am cruising down the road, whether I'm going 20 or 65MPH. As soon as I give it a little bit of gas it goes away and evens out. Dealer told me it was the norm for this car. Does anyone else have this issue? Getting about 19.8 MPG avg and performance and responsiveness is great..just have the flutter.

first 1000 miles down

4.9
admonite on 03/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car. It has excellent looks. Has the best quality feel of any car I've owned American or Import. The power is excellent. I opted for the 6 cylinder and it is actually more powerful than I need. I took a drive this morning with 5 full grown adults in the car and it still pushes everyone back into their seats accelerating with normal driving.

Screaming Bargain

5
JCP on 03/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking for a used G8 GT and considering other mid sized vehicles, the dealer offered me a new G8 for about what a used one would cost. I love being able to blow off ANY Acura's, Infinity's, Lexus's, and most BMW's at a fraction of their cost. Gas mileage on the first three tanks is 21 with a mix of city/hwy/and quite a few WOT demos for friends and family.Should improve as it gets broken in.Handling is great and the ride is a good compromise, interior space is better than anything else in this price range. Anyone considering a midsize/large vehicle should drive the GT, as it is, by far, the best value in the market today.In the future the government will outlaw cars this fun!

Love My 09 G8 GT!

4.9
dudeman135 on 03/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my new Maverick Silver Metallic 09 G8 GT about a month ago with all available options and wow. I've never owned a V8 prior to the G8 and am quite impressed. It's such a fun car to drive and was pleasantly surprised with the gas mileage. I averaged 22MPG on the first tank, 21MPG on the 2nd tank and 19 on the 3rd which is after I got through the break-in period and discovered the button to turn traction control off. ;) The ride is super smooth and refined. The exhaust is quiet until you slam on the gas, then you get the nice throaty exhaust note you would expect from a 6 liter V8. So far the G8 GT is exactly what I was looking for. Awesome ride!

right string and the WRONG YOYO :(

3
JOHN on 03/01/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

have owned lots of dif' cars.. after living with this latest GM wonder..(only decent car they've tried to build in over 10 years). DRIVETRAIN: pretty good ! 4cyl. shutdown works!(23mpg@80 and under 14sec. darn good :trans- kinda close. suspension/steering..borderline lousy! steers hard at slow speed and too light at speed. rear end skips on ANY rough surface and the darn thing weighs as much as my previous crown vic..which with aftermarket sway bars, out handles it.... Interior sound system..1 on a hundred! other controls..fire the computer nerd !

A lot of car and fun for the money

4.6
Rex on 03/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had been researching my new car purchase for well over a year before I decided on the G8 GT. The overall feel of the car is great. It has plenty of power and just as important it has plenty of back seat leg room, 6'+ adults are quite comfortable. I've owned the car for 2 months now and accumulated over 3500 miles. Average mileage has been 18 mpg but I have not had much highway time yet. Taking a 1000 trip in two weeks so that will tell me what the real mileage is like.

Awesome Ride

5
Chris D on 02/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car to replace my aging Trans Am. I am completely overjoyed with this sporty sedan...perfect blend of speed and comfort. Everything about this car is outstanding, from appearance, to acceleration, to creature comforts, to gas mileage, and so on. The size of the car is just right for handling, while the space provided for the driver and adult passengers in more than sufficient. The trunk is huge! The best part (of course) is when my friends review the car and then stand in total amazement when I tell them the cost -- very reasonable for everything you get. I can't believe I don't see more of this caron the road...people don't know what they're missing!

Excitement back at Pontiac

4.9
White Lighting on 02/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fast, really fast. There isn't another car in this price range that even comes close to the fun, the speed, the features and the comfort. You just can't buy a big, 5 adult fitting car that can do the quarter mile under 14 seconds and reach 60 mph in under 6 seconds for anything close to $30,000. Not only is it great in a straight line, but it corners great as well. It has a huge trunk, and the stereo is as loud and as clear as any factory stereo I've ever heard. Yeah, the fuel mileage isn't great, but it exactly what I expected and gets the fuel mileage that is advertised.

A winner too late for Pontiac?

4
kd on 02/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Reality demanded I spend less than originally planned for a new car. I am very happy to have chosen so much car for the money. The GT looks cool, drives tight and has the most comfortable front seat of my better cars (TL, 300M, Aurora, Legend). I can mention some constructive improvements others have documented, but with research, you know these before you buy, such as the weak sound system, lack of some amenities and weird controls. The only issue after 2 months besides still not having the second set of keys lost by the dealer, is an annoying vibrating noise randomly coming from behind the glove box. We will see if it can be addressed by the dealer before commenting on GM build quality.

Perfect car for me

4.8
Scott on 02/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The G8 GT has everything I was looking for in a car - high end looks, great performance, good price, and a domestic make. Fuel mileage is good relative to the performance, but if the first thing you check out on a car are the EPA ratings - this car is not for you. I get great feedback from others on the car and enjoy driving it. My other new car choices were foreign makes but the domestic G8 delivers on all counts.

Love my G8 GT

4.9
jshane111 on 02/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning foriegn for a while, I was leery about buying American again after being burnt by quality issue in the past. However, after test driving Acuras we tried the G8 GT and fell in love. The design, quality, and of course the performance are GREAT! I know I should have look for better gas milage, but when you can have this much fun, this much perfoemance, and still get 25 MPG what the heck. It's a great car at a great price, way to go GM!!!

Unbeatable performance, style, and value

4.9
GB on 02/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice interior and exterior styling with good fit and finish inside and out. Powerful engine with great V8 sound track and smooth power delivery. Wonderful driving dynamics. Very comfortable heated seats, nice interior materials, great sound system. Averaging 19 MPG in cold & snowy conditions with snow tires.

American car?

4.8
Dave on 01/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car 1 week and LOVE IT! This is the first "American" car I have owned in over 20 years and so far, its a keeper. I did not realize how much I missed a V8...except for the gas mileage.

Besides the Judge, Best Pontiac Ever

4.9
Kolossus on 01/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT in White Hot on the 30th of December 2008. So far I have about 800 miles on the OD and the car keeps getting better. Here in the Burgh, the winter is sometimes a hindrance and yet I have had no problems with the rear wheel drive. One just needs to learn the right amount of pressure on the gas pedal and drive safe. I'm still breaking her in and will write more come summer once she's got a few thousand miles.

Awesome drive

5
Brenda on 01/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pontiac G-8 GT is my 3rd Ponitac, and by far the best. I had a 96 Grand Prix GT 2-door for 10 years, traded for a 06 Pontiac Solstice and traded for the 09 Pontiac G8. It is the best car I've ever had, has everything you can possibly think of, design and interior is awsome at night. The best part is the performance, all I can say is wow.

Vacation Time

4.9
Jean Baptiste on 01/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my G8 GT for a lot of reasons. All have been stated many times over in other reviews. However, I have a special reason to like this car. In past years when my wife and I loaded up previously owned cars with maybe 500 lbs of tools and luggage for a few months at our vacation house, I had to shim the rear springs to help keep similar (and safe) driving dynamics. In my G8 GT this past fall, the heavy load had little or no impact on my mormal driving experience. I credit this to the great suspension of this car.

Beautiful car one concern

4
Cassandra Brown on 12/28/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had this car for a week now love it. This is my first American made car. Very fun and quick car. What attracted me to this car was it put you in the mind of a BMW and not only that its a pretty red car but the fact is it was not many on the road which could be a bad or good thing but my thought was it would a good thing because it stands out from all the other cars and it does just that. People are always take a second look and comment on how beautiful my G8 GT is.

Great Car, Great Deal

4.9
Overjoyed on 12/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had been waiting for this to happen for some time. And it was worth it. I looked long and hard at the competition - Malibu, Accord, Altima, Camry, Sonata, Lucerne, etc. but this was the winner. I didn't buy it for the rear wheel drive, but for the size and style. It is very sporty looking, agressive even. The interior is clean, uncluttered, and straightforward. The switch gear location, designed to make the switch from right hand drive in Australia, to left hand drive in the US takes some getting used to, but it isn't too big a deal. I am extremely happy so far, and so glad to be ride of my 2002 Camry. This is a much more exciting car.

My new car has a vibration?

3.8
Tina on 12/23/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

We really thought that we had found our dream car, even though we traded in a 2006 330I BMW. We loved the whole look and feel until we drove our new vehicle home for the first time. Mind you, this vehicle was on the showroom floor, the odometer read 11 miles. While driving our "new" vehicle we first noticed that it did not idle properly and at various speeds between 30-45mph and 50-65mph there is a harmonic vibration. We have spoken with the auto specialist thinking that they would know what was happening since they are familiar with the vehicles they sell. We were told that this is normal for the 6.0L. We do not believe this is normal and we are still currently having these issues today.

Teriffic value

4.9
Larry on 12/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Update from 9-28:purchased (oem)19in rim & tire, fits perfectly into the spare tire well.R/R air pressure sensor failed, quickly replaced by Pontiac. Mixed very easy driving yielding about 21/22. We don't drive very much these days, so gas mileage not a problem. Fretted about buying an 8 cyl, did not need nor want the extra horses, it just drove better than the 6 cyl. Quieter & many options were standard. Apparently no insurance penalty for the 8 cyl. Love the overall quietness & comfort of this car. Rumor has it GM is ready to do away with Pontiac. Would not have purchased it had I known. If this happens I guess the 5 year 100k warranty will be worthless. Too bad, love the car.

What a great car!

4.8
MichiganJack on 11/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The G8 GT's performance is amazingly close to my Audi RS 6 (450 hp), which cost $85K in 2003. With a tune I suspect the Audi's only remaining performance advantage would be traction thanks to AWD. If GM had been turning out products like the G8 GT all along, they wouldn't be begging before Congress.

Awesome!

5
stlembach on 11/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelevably awesome! The fit and finish of this car is so solid, you would think it was built in Germany. The motor pulls very hard on demand. Yet can be mild bopping around town. The engine management system is seamless. A driver's car!

G8-Late in 08

4.4
msufan on 11/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great exterior styling, nice cool interior, except for the center battery and oil display (ugh!). Also, someone forgot to install the trunk sound dampening material lining; the dealer put in 09 sound material. Our 1996 Bonneville SSEi has a heads- up display and I wonder why Pontiac never pushed this and/or continued this cool feature in other models. Anyway, we like our White Hot G8 a lot; and, there aren't that many G8's on the road it seems and that's cool. It drives well, is tight on curves and moves out when you want to. It feels sturdy and solid-well put together.

The G8 is great!

4.9
G8Keeper on 11/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is simply an amazing value. It is extremely powerful, roomy, suave and tons of fun to drive. It's family friendly too! Go buy one, what are you waiting for!?

Six week update

4.8
Larry on 11/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Initial review 9-08, since then I purchased a G8 19in rim & tire, fits perfectly in the spare well. Love the seats & seatbelts very comfortable. Still averageing about 20mpg in mixed very easy driving. One tire air pressure sensor failed, quickly replaced by dealer. Only have 1k so far

No passenger leg room

3.5
Brent on 11/05/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I have the V6, it is extremely noisy, low gas mileage especially in town. I get maybe 24 on the open highway. They replaced the tires twice at the dealer and it still shakes at 65/70 MPH. The worst feature is the front passenger seat does not go back as far as the driver side. It is 5 inches shorter and anyone over 5 foot 10 inches is very uncomfortable. Pontiac attitude is poor regarding this

Fantastic value for the money

5
scotth3886 on 11/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As I said in my title fantastic value for the dollar. Feels very much like my friend's 2008 BMW 550 for less than half the money and is actually a little faster. Great road car with great seats. The back seat is probably more comfortable than the front, and it has 7 series room back there. Gas mileage isn't so fantastic, but it deteriorates little with speed and it is more economical around town than my V6 Saturn Aura. I bought the car in Ohio and made a major road trip bringing it back out to Cali for the winter. I couldn't ask for a better vacation car. A mid 13 second, 170 mph, 22 mpg+ large, four door sports sedan for $31k. I can't complain much about that.

Great Graduation Present

4.6
babygirl on 10/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My parents got this car for me as a graduation present and I'm loving it. I went to the dealership to test drive the G6 when the G8 caught my eye. I walked right passed the G6 and asked for the keys to the G8. By the look of the car I knew I wanted it. My parents were sold on the fact that it had Onstar. Great car for anyone who likes to go fast. Before I never liked to drive places, now I volunteer to go anywhere. Great kick and speed for a 6cyl.

I'll never own a BMW again!

4.8
Danevick on 10/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Considered the G8 among others including MB C350, BMW 550i. MB too small, 550i too pricey and rode way too rough. The G8 is my 'Goldilocks' car, just right, and 1/2 the price of the Beemer! Can't get over the value for the dollar. Have owned MB, BMW, Lexus before, every time I mash the go pedal the status issue disappears! Mileage on the road was actually 24.5, in town about 16-17 mixed driving. Can't tell when cylinder deactivation happens, but big v8 vibrates at idle like my old Camaro, shouldn't happen today. Lots of room in back for 6+ footers, huge trunk, a great 'family car' that will still open your sinuses from adrenaline when pushed. compliant but firm ride. Buy 1, You won't be sorry!

My 2009 Pontiac G8 GT

4.8
John on 10/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the G8 for over 2 months and have about 4000 miles on it. The power is awesome and was great driving in the mountains of Georgia. It is a fantastic car for the cost. I would tell anyone to test drive it and I know they will love it.

Love it!

4.9
Tony on 10/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased the G8 and so far have nothing but praise! The car is as smooth as silk but when prompted takes of like a cannon, I have owned five mustang GT's including a Cobra and this car would smoke them all! I had my eye on this car when it first came out and do not regret buying it at all. If you're looking for a smooth ride with plenty of power I would suggest you buy this car! You cannot beat the price for what you get!

4 door family vette

5
BobK on 10/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a Monte Carlo SS which was a great car but I really wanted a V8 sport sedan with rear wheel drive 4 doors and a generous trunk. When the G8- GT came out I waited until the 2009 model and purchased a GT with the sport package and the premium package. This car is everything that I wanted. Great looks. outstanding power, superb handling, exceptional braking, comfortable interior with plenty of room for everybody. I have the color Pacific Slate, which brings many compliments. This car is the best bang for the buck when you compare apples to apples. I am a strong supporter of GM and their products. My wife loves the on star system and the xm radio.

Super G8

4.9
G. Roy on 10/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been a long time since I've owned a car that came close to this G8. Unbelievable value and price. The driving experience is outstanding, don't miss the opportunity to test drive this car you'll love it.

A lot of car for the money

4.3
Todster on 09/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a phenomenal vehicle for the money and overall I am very pleased with it. My only complaint is the fact that the vehicle left the factory with a defect (hole) in the gas tank. It was discovered after a 1600 mile trip to Las Vegas. After repair I contacted Pontiac's customer service division about the problem from the safety standpoint and they really didn't seem to care. I love the car, I do not care much for Pontiac Motor Division's so called customer service. I will probably not purchase another Pontiac product due to this, but the car is a lot of fun.

So far so good

4.9
Larry on 09/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only two weeks old, first tank of mixed town & country was 22 mpg.nice firm ride, great handling, quiet/comfortable ride,excellent brakes.Seems to be a good value for the price, but I will wait a few years to make that call. Cannot read the DIC. without reading glasses which I don't drive with. Still trying to get a 19" rim for the spare, none apparently available yet.

Fun Car

4.9
Joe on 09/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked-up my G8 several days ago (9/24). My dealer had to do a locate and swap for the car to get my color (white exterior/solid onyx interior)and options (18 in all season tires, sunroof and Premium Package). The fit and finish of this car are perfect. The interior is done in high end materials and is nicely done. I knew since this car was designed by GM/Holden to be exported as a right/left driver I would have to deal with window and lock controls on the console (not an issue. Performance is better than I expected for an almost 4000 LB car. This car goes, the ride quality and stopping power speaks to a very well designed automobile. I'm getting 17+ mpg in the city.

G8 GT - The Car I Didn't Know I Wanted

5
DaveK on 09/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I thought my next new vehicle would be a compact electric or diesel SUV, until an unplanned test drive of the '09 Pontiac G8 GT placed it in my driveway. It is more than the silky power that keeps a smile on my face, and makes me find more excuses to drive more often. Over 3600 of the 6000 km in the first month of ownership was on a single round trip over mountain highways. Fully loaded with family treasures, we averaged 9.1 L/100 km. Great seat design and driving position allowed two daily legs of 1100 km with complete comfort. The handling inspires confidence and low stress on the twisties and road irregularities. All features demonstrate thoughtful, quality design and manufacturing care.

For folks tired of European car prices!

4.8
Todd on 09/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the perfect replacement for people, like me, who are tired of the ever increasing price of Audis, BMWs, Volvos etc.. No price gouging on the options packages either. There are only three options, and they are all very reasonably priced. Just try to get a Sports Package on a European car for under $600! The car is an incredible value. Fast, great handling, great build quality, great looking. Also very quiet and comfortable. I've had M3s, 3 Series, 5 Series, SAABs and my last car was a Volvo S60R. This car shames them all, and at this price it's a knock out in the first round!

Let's go somewhere

4.9
Dan on 09/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had an'03 BMW 325i that I drove to 100K miles, then an '08 Accord V6 that I hated from day 2...their cylinder deactivation was very noticeable, and now have 2K miles on '09 G8 GT. Have the same feeling for the G8 that I had for the BMW...let's go somewhere! Don't think I will ever get tired of that sweet engine rumble. Lived in Australia for a few years as a teen and admired the Holden's back then so great to have one stateside now. I'm in sales and live in my car. Very impressed with interior ergonomics, sound system, seat comfort, and low interior noise level on the highway. Way to go gm. Wasn't sure I would ever buy another one. Now if this car just got the hwy mileage of a vette.

Rocket on wheels

5
T23G on 09/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am now into my second week owning this car and wow! You can't imagine how many heads this car turns. Obviously the HP is great out of the hole, but you really notice it on the highway with its passing power. The styling and handling is equal or better than anything I test drove before buying (CTS, A4, BMW 3). I can't believe their isn't more of these on the road already, it really is a big step up for Pontiac and GM. The one thing you really need to know is if you don't want to buy this car, DO NOT TEST DRIVE IT! Once you take it for a spin, you will not want to let go!

Red lights slow us down

4.9
Michael on 09/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a Black 09' Pontiac G8 GT and could not be happier. I have been to the gas station a couple times and people come right up to me asking me all about the car. I too love when stopping at red lights and having the car rattle slightly from the V8 anxiously waiting to go. I smile every time I go on a drive and glad this was the first new car I have purchased.

Love driving again

4.8
Pontiac Fan on 09/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Believe the hype. This is a powerful and fun car to drive with comfort too. Thanks GM for bringing it to the states.

GTO + G6 = G8 GT

4.9
Jay on 09/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had so much fun driving a car ever in my life. I drive like an old man in my G8 GT. Reason being if you hit the accelerator, she will fly!! But when you cruise, the G8 is quiet and smooth. The bucket seats will sink you in for a very comfortable ride. I love the armrest leveled with the controls in the middle for a different feel. Also I love the twitch that shakes from 6.0 V8 time to time from the as you sit in idle at a light. I never felt so good driving an automobile in my life. I have my Corvette for the fraction of the price!! GM has finally answered our prayers for a muscle car!!

Ideal performance, value and fun blend.

5
SDG8GT on 09/05/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2009 Panther Black Metallic G8 GT is my first brand new car. Picked it up with 12 miles on the odometer. It has the two-tone seats, premium, sport and sunroof. The 6.0 L V-8 makes getting freeway merging and passing effortless, even when the car is filled with passengers and cargo. My G8 GT is a head turner and driving in it, is much like driving a in a fish bowl. At 6'2, finding a comfortable driving position was easy. The back seat handles 3 real-sized adults easily. The trunk will swallow 2-3 golf bags no problem. On a recent road trip we got up to 22 MPG on 87 octane. A lot of that trip was surface street driving.

What a Pontiac

5
jeff on 09/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All i can say is this is the best car i ever owned. I can't understand why Pontiac didn't bring this car over sooner. I love the power of the v8 and the mpg are great for the engine size. This car to me handles better than the BMW 5 series. Pontiac needs to do a lot more advertising with this car. Its a 4 door vette. You cant go wrong with this one. It was sold before i even test drove it

So much car, so few back roads

4.9
candaceo on 08/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at the 08's in May but so glad I waited to get a Pacific Slate '09. This car is the perfect balance between performance and price and brings back all the passion and enthusiasm for driving that the recent choices between fuel economy or expensive luxury have deprived us of. Driving is fun, fast and effortless and I honestly don't care about no nav since getting there in this car is 'all' the fun.

The new GM standard of quality and feel.

4.9
Ronny I on 08/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac G8 GT is the most fun blend of comfort, performance and style I have ever found in a car in this price class. It is my 1st brand new car of the lot, that is how highly I think of this car I risked to buy it new. It has tremendously good comfort, outstanding acceleration and low interior noise. I've put 4k miles on it in a month, and I'm extremely pleased with this vehicle, it has the best design and layout of the available space in the chassis. Comfortable dash and seats with superhigh quality feel, that was very lacking in previous years. I've had two Pontiac Grand Prix's before this, they served me well. But this is the NEW standard we see from GM. THANK YOU MR. LUTZ for the G8.

Stryker Blue Streak

4.6
Stryker Bluestreak on 08/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I just bought a 2009 G8 GT, Stryker blue. The color was chosen by my wife, I wanted Panther black but I am getting used to it! The car rides very well in comparison to my 2004 GTO. The ride is firm but not as harsh as the GTO. I have not really pushed the G8 yet but I expect great performance. Fit and finish are very good. My wife has received many compliments on the car's appearance. It has sleek and muscular lines. Difficult to combine but the G8 has them. I looked at the new CTS but the G8 offered a V8, Cadillac didn't, plus, at a lower price point ($10K). I looked at several imports, but I have bought American for over 25 years. Congratulations to GM for importing this fine car.

Each Day I Like It More

4.9
sa on 08/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I didn't really want this car. It was a gift. Now that I've had it a week, and driven it daily, I've fallen in love with it. I just want to get in and drive. It's a white G8 GT with all of the options, including 19" summer tires and two toned seats. I love the V8 but dislike the MPG, then again, what does one expect with a V8? The previous review said that there wasn't a trunk release button, there is, in glove compartment.

BMW 5 Series Eater

5
MTA on 08/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is ridiculous. Everywhere I go, it turns heads. Pontiac listened to all the customer suggestions on the 2008 and on the 20009, got rid of the oil & temperature gauges in the center console, added XM Radio standard and no noises other than the awesome purr of the engine as I upshift past overpriced German imports. The V8 blows doors on everything else in its class while getting surprisingly good gas mileage. If you want to enjoy driving again, go get yourself a 2009 G8 GT.

Great Car

4.9
Race Horse Drive on 08/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven the 2009 G8 GT for a week now. It is a great handling car with unbelievable power.The gas mileage seems reasonable considering the horsepower. I have not had a car that I have enjoyed driving this much since I owned a late sixties GTO. Pontiac really got this one right.

Own it

5
Ward on 08/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle the end of July 08. Always thought I wanted a Charger. After test driving both I found I prefer the G8. It has more power than I'll ever need and very comfortable seating. My teens vibrate the whole car with their music, but otherwise the sound system in great. And I found it affordable.

Great First Impression

4.9
StevenE on 06/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to pick up a brand new (45 miles) red G8 in Minneapolis for a week long drive around No. MN, WI and MI Upper Peninsula. I put 1100 miles on the odometer and developed a great first impression of this car. It is tight, corners superbly, handles great and drives like a car much smaller than it's size. GM really got this one right! Acceleration wasn't outstanding with the V6, but balanced against gas mileage, it offered plenty for everyday, long term driving. I averaged almost 24 mpg for the 1100 miles in combination of driving including pushing it pretty hard on some back roads and freeways. Nice car...I'll have this one on my shopping list.



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