Pontiac G8 News

2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Seatbelt Flaw
2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Seatbelt Flaw

General Motors has announced a recall of select 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a problem with their front seat belts that could prevent the devices from working...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008-2009 Pontiac G8: Recall Alert

General Motors is voluntarily recalling all 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 models for a front passenger airbag issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 38,444. Documentation from General Motors indicates the...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
Which Cars Don't You Want? #YouTellUs

There will always be those cars that make you scratch your head. The ones that make you think, "why the heck would I ever want that?" The BMW X6 and Acura ZDX are, for many, automotive equivalents to a poster child when it comes to this category. There are so many reasons the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how well new vehicle models -- including new entries to the market and all new redesigned models -- perform during the first eight...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Buick Keeping A Tight Rein On Inventory

Though less than two weeks old, the young, nubile General Motors Company seems slightly more savvy than its bloated parent, General Motors Corporation. First, Bob Lutz recanted his position on the Pontiac G8, which was bad news for enthusiasts but good news for GM's bottom line. And now vice...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2010 Pontiac G8: Punched About Then Booted Out

Be careful which news story on the Pontiac G8 you read first, and don't get your hopes up. General Motors has released what we think is its Final Answer about the sport sedan: It won't be coming back for 2010. In recent days, the future of the Pontiac G8 has taken the form of a novella…with some...Read More»

Bob Lutz at 2008 NAIAS
LutzWatch, Day 3: Pontiac G8 Revival, Maybe Not So Much

Bob Lutz is known for speaking his mind, whether or not that mind is fully in gear. (Remember when he called global warming "a total crock of shit"? Sweet.) Well, it appears Lutz's outspokenness is causing some consternation among GM's other top brass. Case in point: when Lutz recently said "we...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman responsible for all creative elements of products and customer relationships". No, we're also referring to the Pontiac G8...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
General Motors Launches Six-Day, 72-Hour Sale

In an effort to keep the wheels of (re)invention rolling, General Motors has released plans for a "72-Hour Sale", which starts today and runs through July 6. By our calculations, that's considerably longer than 72 hours, but we're going to give GM the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
Crossing Fingers For The Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8 fans--and we know there are a few of you--keep pitching those pennies down the wishing well: the G8 isn't dead yet. Yes, the Pontiac brand is still being phased out. And yes, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson has said flat-out that the Pontiac G8 GXP edition is a goner. However, General Motors'...Read More»

Holden
General Motors' Holden Division Avoids Bankrputcy Axe: Cool RWD Chevrolets Still A Possibility

  In a move that mimics what might happen within an extended celebrity family, General Motors' Australian division, Holden, released a statement today that's essentially said, "We're doing just fine down here, thank you." The official language was more formal, and we quote, "Holden will continue...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe: Instant Classics?

This is one thought that hatched over the past long weekend. When you combine the effects of the bad economy with actions of embattled manufacturers along with the Fed's new CAFE standards, what does this mean for enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts who have been considering a new vehicle purchase?...Read More»

The talented cast of Reno 911
Police Found Guilty Of Loving The Pontiac G8

Two days ago, General Motors said that it would be killing off the Pontiac brand. Before the company had even finished its prepared statement, police squads across the country were moaning. Here's why: once upon a time, the Ford Crown Victoria was the police car of choice, but some police...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
5 Pontiacs We're Actually Going to Miss

  While Pontiac fades into history--and takes with it most of the 5 vehicles that killed it--TheCarConnection.com is taking a moment to reflect on why Pontiac made sense at General Motors for a very long time, and why it no longer matters today. The 83-year-old brand began as Oakland in 1909. GM...Read More»

2002 Pontiac Aztek
The 5 Cars That Killed Pontiac

  So, Pontiac is dead. GM pulled the plug this morning and vehicles will stop hitting showrooms by 2010. It's no mystery why it failed. Pontiac's struggled for an image since it transformed itself from a Grandma car in the 1950s to an enthusiast's dream in the Sixties with the introduction of the...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
2010 Pontiac G8 ST Is DOA

We predicted it a few weeks back--or at least suggested it would be a grand candidate for the scrap heap. Now GM's gone and cancelled the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST, according to our buddy Mike over at PickupTrucks.com. The latter-day El Camino was to be spun from the Pontiac G8 sedan chassis.  It was due...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
SEMA: 2010 Pontiac G8 ST Keeps on Truckin'

The 2010 Pontiac G8 ST is surely one of the less likely new product choices made by General Motors since Bob Lutz took the reins of product development. A truck spun from the Pontiac G8 platform, it's powered by a 361-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 that's good for a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. A six-speed...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
Pontiac G8 Die-Off Rumored

Carscoop, via Edmund's InsideLine, report an unnamed source's claims that the rear-drive, Holden-based Pontiac G8 will not be kept in production after it lives out approximately five more years of production. Along with rumors, they claim, of the demise of Lutz's baby, the Pontiac Solstice...Read More»

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