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Used Pontiac G5

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2009 Pontiac G5 What's new for 2009? 
2009 Pontiac G5

Improvements to the 2.2-liter engine yield better fuel economy without any loss of performance. New features include an iPod-compatible USB port on the radio and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity as part of the standard OnStar 8.0 package.

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2007 Pontiac G5 What's new for 2007? 
2007 Pontiac G5

The addition of the G5 demonstrates Pontiac's new model grouping, which started with the larger G6 and includes the bigger-yet G8, which arrives for 2008. Even though it's a cousin to the Cobalt, the G5 also shows that Pontiac remains in the running as a maker of sporty-style coupes and "entry-level" models—though a sticker price that starts above $15,000 pushes it toward the upper-end of that category.

About Pontiac G5

Kinship between Pontiac and Chevrolet models is nothing new. Back in 1967, for instance, when Chevrolet launched its original Camaro, Pontiac followed with a Firebird. This time, it's the 2009 Pontiac G5 compact coupe that is related to Chevrolet's Cobalt. Consisting only of coupes, Pontiac's G5 model lineup offers fewer choices than Chevrolet's Cobalt group and lacks the latter's supercharged top-end entry. Built on GM's global small-car platform and considered an "entry-level" model, the front-wheel-drive G5 comes in two trim levels, each sharing an improved 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, but with differing suspension setups. A standard rear spoiler suggests Pontiac's sportier nature.

Consumer Reviews

I look forward to driving my G5 every day

By on Saturday, June 28, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

"I bought the G5 base model 2 months ago. It is a pleasure to get behind the wheel of this car. It has the best engine power and transmission gear ratio's resulting in really good performance from standing start and fuel economy at hiway speeds. The engine is so smooth and quiet, it is hard to tell it is running at traffic light stops. I like the fusion orange color, Pioneer sound, sun roof, smooth shifting auto trans, remote starter, cruise, and the computer information display. Power steering is not mushy. Disc+Drum Brakes are quite adequate. With cruise control engaged, the computer said I was getting 40 mpg at 65-70 mph. In all combined driving I am getting 30.8 mpg. Zero problems in 2 months of driving. The trunk is huge but the opening is small. But I can get my pull cart and golf bag thru the opening with no problem. Larger items can be placed in the trunk from inside the car by folding the rear seats down, which could be a hassle if you need to haul them frequently. The one complaint I have is length of seats is short which provides less thigh support. Seats are also on the firm side. I bought a seat cushion which helps with the seating comfort on longer drives. I bought this car new but it was last years (2007) model and has the 36,000 mile/3 years total plus 5 years/100,000 miles power train warranty. After all the rebates, out of the door price was under $9000 which was absolute steal for a car of this quality & looks."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

nice sporty compact

By on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

10 7.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

"I find this car to be a decent value, good gas mileage, and sporty. Nicely equipped base model. My only fault I find is over 60 mph the gas mileage drops off dramatically. Could have geared it a little more for highway without losing it's get up and go. Still average over 30 mpg (mixed)' just had to keep it under 65 on the highway."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Love the mileage

By on Sunday, May 24, 2009

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I down sized from an SUV. I Love the comfort and the great gas mileage. It is much more comfortable than the Thunderbird I ownd in the '90s. The styling and amenities are great. I get better gas mileage, comfort and dependability from my G5 than my husband gets from his Civic. When together we use my car more often."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful