For relatively modest bucks you get mega straight-line performance. Instead, we get the hated first-to-fourth skip-shift system on the six-speed manual. And that's largely because, first and foremost, the G8 is rear-drive, which immediately gains it admission into a lofty arena occupied by the likes of and. It has been very reliable with the exception of a couple of clunks in the suspension one corrected with redesigned control arms but the other is the strut mounts that flatten out should have been made of poly and not rubber for longevity. We've prepared a head-to-head match-up you won't want to miss.
The six-speed manual offered in Australia is reportedly being saved for a higher-output G8 coming later. Performance tires come standard on V-8 versions, and Edmunds. To dodge a gas-guzzler penalty, the cylinder shut-off is aggressively programmed and not altogether transparent. The steering, a little heavy at a slow canter, is a focused target seeker in action. I have owned a lot of cars but this car is just freaking awesome.
Performance Specifications Compression Ratio 10. The Pontiac G8 has plenty of interior space, and fit and finish are first-rate. For most Pontiacs, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. I would love to see what it would have evolved into for 2016. Also for 2009, the oil pressure and battery voltage gauges at the top of the center console were eliminated. The G8 matches the likes of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 on all points with a more sophisticated look and better performance.
The handling characteristics are equally as impressive with 0. The G8 is a genuine, kick-the-tail-out sport sedan, not a front-drive compromise. But an inspection by a mechanic revealed extensive rust, damage to many different components, etc. The engine mates to a five-speed automatic transmission. Although none of the review resources TheCarConnection.
I would highly recommend this car to a friend. The interior is clean and simple, my only complaint is the knob. The trunk serves up a generous 17. Some but not all of these features are available as options on the base model. After everything was packed up, he drove the car back home to Louisiana.
The combination of assertive and refined styling—with a lack of gimmickry or excessive trim and brightwork—is appreciated by reviewers. Further modifications to the valvetrain include Trick Flow 7. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Nevertheless, General Motors announced the Chevrolet Caprice in 2009, which described as a successor to the G8. But sadly, its slapdash interior shares more with the than, say, the. The G8 was the first rear-wheel drive four-door sedan sold under the Pontiac name since the 1986 and. We data-logged the run and found the converter was slipping a bit, since engine rpm was increasing differently than vehicle speed.
The engine features computer-managed cylinder deactivation for enhanced economy. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. The six-speed automatic was standard while a six-speed manual transmission was available. L76 Car Rotating Assembly L76 Car Rotating Assembly Specs Piston Material Hypereutectic Cast Aluminum Alloy Piston Style Flat Top Piston Volume 0cc Wrist Pin Dia. When the G8 goes on sale in a few weeks target is early March , will offer two versions. Imajerk17 said the defunct brand he missed the most was Mitsubishi, then… General Motors announced a partnership today with RelayRides, a car-sharing marketplace that allows owners to rent out their personal cars when not in use.
Four-piston Brembo calipers take care of the stopping. With permission from the owner, Chris left a tattoo on the floor, as he wasted his Nitto Invo tires in a giant cloud of smoke for our cameras. The compliant suspension soaks up bumps and pitching pavement without disturbing the body, which is well disciplined by the shocks not to lean or sway excessively. I feel sorry for owner of the lot with this sales team! Subsequently, Lutz retracted this statement, citing market conditions. By July 2009, there were only 5,000 unsold G8s in inventory, with almost 30,700 sold. And now for the big news: the sound and the fury, the rubber dust and the tire smoke.