2008 Pontiac G8 Review

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Pontiac’s come from nowhere in the large-sedan segment to build a class-leading four-door, with only a few minor quibbles.

TheCarConnection.com’s car experts read all the competitive reviews on the new Pontiac G8 sedan to produce this conclusive review, and to give enthusiastic approval of the new G8. TheCarConnection.com also drove the car to be able to give you an expert opinion on the vehicle, and to help you figure out the truth where other car reviews might differ.

Pontiac’s G8 sedan is a completely new vehicle that shares its underpinnings with an Australian-market car sold by General Motors as the Holden Commodore. The G8 is rear-wheel drive, and sports powerful 256-horsepower V-6 and 361-hp V-8 engines coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. (A 402-hp version arrives next year as the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP, and comes with an available manual transmission.)

The G8 instantly returns Pontiac to the top tier of performance-oriented big sedans. Chrysler had the category all to itself among American makes--and the G8 matches the likes of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 on all points, with a more sophisticated look and a more refined performance package. The G8 is exceptionally roomy in front and in its rear seat, and has a large trunk. Though there’s no all-wheel-drive option, its secure and stable handling is reassuring. And its look is distinctive, though not overly aggressive. Fuel economy isn’t exactly a letdown for this type of car, but it’s not stellar.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
For 2008 Pontiac G8

Great car would buy again

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Great car ,strut mounts had to replace.No other problems. Have 101000 miles still going strong.Will also drive till wheels fall off.
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
2009 Pontiac G8 4-Door Sedan GT

Outstanding car ahead of it's time.

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I keep my G8 in top performance. I get thumbs up and people stopping to ask me about it. I have teenagers of co-workers who want my car over the 2016 models of GT cars. Every time I think about selling it... + More »
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
2009 Pontiac G8 4-Door Sedan GT

An unbelievable car and the style is still up to date with other new autos and performance is superior.

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Great car. Too bad GM had to drop Pontiac. Pontiac has an amazing reputation. A plus factor is the GT G8 was built in Australia. This car has a top end speed of 167 MPG.
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