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2008 Pontiac Torrent

2008 Pontiac Torrent

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4.6
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Love the car for the most part.

by from Napoleon, OH on July 15, 2008

I really like the way my Torrent handles. The gas milage is very good, I've gotten 26-28 mpg on the highway. My only problems with this car has been the alarms and bells. They do not always work and i...
I really like the way my Torrent handles. The gas milage is very good, I've gotten 26-28 mpg on the highway. My only problems with this car has been the alarms and bells. They do not always work and involves the stereo also. The mechanic is having difficulty diagnosing the cause for this.
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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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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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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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I LOVE my car!

by from Kennewick on February 12, 2013

I love my 2008 Pontiac Torrent. I gave it a 5 on everything except relaibility, in which I gave a score of 4. So far, so good, but I have only had the car for about one month. I have never owned a Pon...
I love my 2008 Pontiac Torrent. I gave it a 5 on everything except relaibility, in which I gave a score of 4. So far, so good, but I have only had the car for about one month. I have never owned a Pontiac. I really like the body style and how roomy it is on the inside. My husband also likes the leg room. It is also quiet when it starts (the automatic start is awesome!) and not too much road noise. I can also hall large items when the back seats are folded down. The back cargo area is large and easy for loading groceries. I would hightly recommend this model.
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Purchased a used car

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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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My recently service visit

by from Columbus, Georgia on March 17, 2016

My son and I traded cars for about 2 months. While he had my car, he had to get the master cylinder and booster replaced. When he returned the car, I noticed, every now and then, the brakes would slip...
My son and I traded cars for about 2 months. While he had my car, he had to get the master cylinder and booster replaced. When he returned the car, I noticed, every now and then, the brakes would slip but when I would apply the brakes again there was not problem. Then one day, out of no where, the unthinkable happen. The brakes failed. I called the located dealership and a tow truck. The service department advised me not to drive the vehicle but have it towed in. Once the vehicle arrived, the service attendant wrote up a service ticket and I received a courtesy ride to work. Hours later, I received a call to say that there had been 2 test drives on the vehicle and no brake failed, BUT wanted to keep it over night to check for possible leaks. Early the next morning, I received a call to let me know that another test drive had occurred and this time the brakes failed. The necessary repairs were made and I feel safer on the road today.
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