2008 Pontiac Torrent
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Torrent 3.4 22mpg average

by from Las Vegas on May 21, 2008

Stable overall, refined interior, several options and setting are available in the DIC functions to accomodate any driver. Overall the mpg is decent considering that it is not a hybrid. SUV is very so...
Stable overall, refined interior, several options and setting are available in the DIC functions to accomodate any driver. Overall the mpg is decent considering that it is not a hybrid. SUV is very solid and appears to be identical to X-3 and Lexus. Good Pontiac great transition car while we all wait for the Hybids to be optimized.
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80,000 miles or flawless reliablity

by from Yankton, SD on March 6, 2011

We just traded our 2008 Pontiac Torrent with a little over 80,000 miles on it. During the 3 years that we owned it has provided my family with perfect reliablity with only regular maintance and new ti...
We just traded our 2008 Pontiac Torrent with a little over 80,000 miles on it. During the 3 years that we owned it has provided my family with perfect reliablity with only regular maintance and new tires required. Only mechanical complaints I had was the turing radius was too large and the fuel tank could have used about 2 more gallons. While fuel economy on the highway was ussualy the EPA rated 24 or better the range always seemed a few miles short. I have always found the Torrent to be an great vehicle and would recomend it to anyone looking for an SUV with respectable fuel milage and great AWD surefootedness.
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Great Vehicle

by from Syracuse, NY on February 25, 2009

Bought it brand new. Got a great deal. I love the styling. Has pleanty of room to carry things. Split rear seats come in very handy. I get 26 MPG on the highway and 18 - 20 MPG in the city. Front whee...
Bought it brand new. Got a great deal. I love the styling. Has pleanty of room to carry things. Split rear seats come in very handy. I get 26 MPG on the highway and 18 - 20 MPG in the city. Front wheel does well in the snow, but I would recommend getting all wheel drive.
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Very good car had done me good!!

by from Mechanicsville, va on March 14, 2017

I have had my 2008 Pontiac Torrent for five years now and just paying it off it has done me good the whole time I've had it never had any major problems only thing I've had to do is normal wear and te...
I have had my 2008 Pontiac Torrent for five years now and just paying it off it has done me good the whole time I've had it never had any major problems only thing I've had to do is normal wear and tear maintenance such as brakes,oil changes, windshield replacement,wipers, the basics,but never had any major issues with it I would recommend this truck.
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Torrent not a Equinox 2008

by from Mission BC Canada on January 8, 2009

At the time we were just going to to buy a good used SUV but it turned out this vehicle wasn't much more in payments. It is easy to drive,parellal park,has good pick up,and so far its been very reliab...
At the time we were just going to to buy a good used SUV but it turned out this vehicle wasn't much more in payments. It is easy to drive,parellal park,has good pick up,and so far its been very reliable. The exterior design is very appealing,and has kept up with even the high end SUV's. The carrying space is an inch too narrow for eg. a buffet but big enough for my paintings. The slant roof in the back has also proved to be a problem. The park brake handle and the storage armrest are too close even for my small hands. As with most cars,there isn't a space alloted to put my purse. My first new car, so I like it and feel like I got a good deal.
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I LOVE THIS VEHICLE!!!!

by from Hamilton,Ohio on February 11, 2008

This is the first SUV I have owned and so far I LOVE IT! I bought a 2002 trans Am the last year they were made and still have it. I just wanted a little more room and the ability to haul things. We lo...
This is the first SUV I have owned and so far I LOVE IT! I bought a 2002 trans Am the last year they were made and still have it. I just wanted a little more room and the ability to haul things. We love to camp and the Trans Am just didn't work out.
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Love my torrent

by from Kansas City Mo. on June 13, 2015

Did not want another pickup but needed more towing than a sedan offers. Looked at many suvs and kept coming back to the gxp torrent. It handles good and has great power. Much more fun to drive than a ...
Did not want another pickup but needed more towing than a sedan offers. Looked at many suvs and kept coming back to the gxp torrent. It handles good and has great power. Much more fun to drive than a pickup yet has lots of room to haul things. The MPGS is better than I thought. I get low 20s in the city and up to 28 on the hwy. Very happy so far.
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Great car

by from Kansas City on September 8, 2008

I love my Torrent. Geting 22.6 mpg overall, up to 26 mpg on the highway. It is very quiet, comfy ride.
I love my Torrent. Geting 22.6 mpg overall, up to 26 mpg on the highway. It is very quiet, comfy ride.
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Very reliable

by from Dunedin, Florida on April 15, 2008

Would recommend this car. It handles nicely. It is very sporty and comfortable. Good mileage for me- 17.7 city and 24,5 highway. Lots of power.
Would recommend this car. It handles nicely. It is very sporty and comfortable. Good mileage for me- 17.7 city and 24,5 highway. Lots of power.
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Loved It Until Recently

by from Bismarck, ND on December 31, 2014

Bought my ’08 Torrent GXP in 2011 and, up until recently, I have loved it. However, I’ve now had the power steering hose break three times and I’m growing tired of repeatedly fixing it. My battery als...
Bought my ’08 Torrent GXP in 2011 and, up until recently, I have loved it. However, I’ve now had the power steering hose break three times and I’m growing tired of repeatedly fixing it. My battery also died at only 44,000 miles and the all-wheel drive regularly goes out when the temperature dips below zero, which is the type of weather when you mostly need AWD. I love the comfort, look, features, and how the Torrent drives, but I’m now looking at a new car as I’m sick of these mounting piddly issues. I never once had my ’04 Malibu 2LT in the shop beyond oil changes in the 7 years, 80K+ miles I owned it.
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