2008 Pontiac G5

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$15,675

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Coupe

Body style

5

Seating capacity

179.8” x 55.6”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Frontal crash-test ratings
  • Little road noise
  • Comfortable ride
  • Attractive, if basic, interior
  • Responsive automatic

The bad:

  • Looks almost exactly like the Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Backseat space and entry/exit
  • Seat comfort
  • Noisy engine exhaust
  • Some cheap-looking controls

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Side curtain airbags
  • Choice of two engines
  • Optional OnStar
  • XM Satellite Radio now standard

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Lots of rattling in the steering wheel.

The dam steering Column has always rattled. Dam thing. Drove it for 9 years with this rattle rattle rattle. What the xxxx is that ? Chevrolet says very expensive to fix. Now it is creaking on right turns. Had the front end rebuilt twice now. Same same same. Rattle rattle rattle

4.0

Extremely reliable car

This car has lasted me for 8 years and has given me very minimal problems. Great gas mileage on the highway which is what I used it for.

5.0

Most reliable car I ever own best performance.

This car is a excellent car is a very reliable car never have any problems with the car. Lots of leg room a fast car. A good looking car overall speakers are excellent.

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Safety

Based on the 2008 Pontiac G5 base trim.
Frontal driver
4
Frontal passenger
5
Nhtsa rollover rating
4
Side driver
4
Side rear passenger
4

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles