• (4.7) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,774$22,046
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19-21
  • Engine: 256-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Pontiac G8

Our Take on the 2008 Pontiac G8

Our Take

The G8 sedan is Pontiac's next full-size sedan and the first North American model based on a new platform that will also support the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro. Fear not, performance junkies: This is a rear-wheel-drive platform developed by GM's Holden division in Australia, where large ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too many nostrils
  • Real product may change
  • V-6 should be 300 hp

Notable Features

  • Standard side curtain airbags and stability system
  • V-6 with five-speed automatic
  • V-8 with six-speed manual or auto
  • 18- or 19-inch wheels


Our Expert Reviews

Pontiac ramped up its performance-car credentials with the big G8, a new rear-wheel-drive sedan that tends more toward driving finesse than Detroit thunder.Even the V-8-powered GT version performs with strong but surprisingly quiet acceleration, enhanced with sharp maneuverability that rivals some high-priced Europeans, though without nearly the same level of refinement.New for 2008, G8 is the ... Read full review for the 2008 Pontiac G 8

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Consumer Reviews


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best sport sedan money can buy

by boston from boston, ma on November 17, 2010

I've owned a few cars in my time, and the G8 GT is easily the best bang for the buck I've ever had. I had a few minor issues that were taken care of via the factory warranty w/ no problem when I first... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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