Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737 or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000. Some studies have shown such head protection greatly increases the chance of survival and, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted side-impact crash tests on an older G5 without the air curtains, officials noted that serious head injuries for the driver would have been likely. The standard version comes with a 148-hp, 2. It is a comfortable ride and lots of power for a 4 cylinder. Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Pontiac G5.
Each diagnostic report provides information on the remaining life of the engine oil, as well as tire pressures and checks on the engine and transmission, emissions controls, braking systems, and air bags. Since it had 130+ miles however, I had to replace several parts. We liked the optional sunroof. Understeer is its basic response, and the electric power steering is sluggish and pretty devoid of real feedback. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. Always wear those seat belts because they are your most important line of defense in a crash.
The recall began on April 18, 2014. The pedal was firm, but it was easy to slow the G5 either a little or a lot. Christopher Jensen filed this report from Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Model Lineup The 2008 Pontiac G5 is available only as a coupe, which means slick styling but only two doors and a smallish back seat. There is plenty of legroom for two people up front. However, it seems to work better for raising short drivers than it does lowering down to add headroom for taller folks.
All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. You can also tell at once that the rear end is not independent suspension. However, the engine for this type of car is very quiet and quick. Aside from the strong crash-test ratings, the 2008 Pontiac G5 offers a limited list of standard and optional safety features. The base engine is a 2.
If you're interested in an affordable small car, consider the. Brakes are discs in front, drums in the rear. The 171-hp four-cylinder worked quite well even when paired with the four-speed automatic. This is common in these days of electronic engine controls, where the engine computer can dial the ignition timing ahead to wring the most power out of premium, or back to run safely on regular. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737 or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000. The car was easy and fun to drive, and was really powerful for a V4 engine. Each diagnostic report provides information on the remaining life of the engine oil, as well as tire pressures and checks on the engine and transmission, emissions controls, braking systems, and air bags.
For 2008, the G5 is little changed, having just been introduced for 2007. Big roof pillars and a small rear window combine to make it hard to see vehicles coming up to pass. Underneath the G5 are the same mechanical underpinnings from the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe that was introduced in 2005. Being a compact coupe, the 2008 Pontiac G5 is tight on space for a car that can, theoretically, seat five passengers. In case of a crash severe enough to deploy the airbags the system will automatically call the center so help can be sent even if the occupants are incapacitated. I get lots of compliments on this vehicle! This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries. Note: Until the recall repairs have been performed, it is very important that customers remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the vehicle key.
For 2008, Pontiac's automatic transmission receives higher praise, as MyRide. After the rebate and almost fully loaded it is still under 16k. If you are to buy this car I would recommend buying it with lower millage, so you won't have as many problems. However, problems arise when it comes to comfort and usability on this 2008 Pontiac. Owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on April 21, 2014.
Always wear those seat belts because they are your most important line of defense in a crash. But while it may be easy to write off the G5 as just a clone of the Cobalt, a number of minor changes help to give the G5 a look and feel all its own. The only drawback I had with the car which is now fixed is after a heavy rain we discovered the moon roof was leaking. I hope there still making these cars when this one wears out, I can't imagine buying anything else. Show full review Vehicle Overview Introduced for 2007, the Pontiac G5 coupe is virtually identical to the Chevrolet Cobalt, which has been around since 2005. Interior Features We found the cloth material on the seats quite handsome.
New colors include Midnight Blue Metallic, Nitrous Blue Metallic and Dark Slate Metallic. From the front, side or rear the G5 has a cleaner and smoother look than some Pontiacs of the recent past, which tended to be cluttered with stick-on body cladding. What that means is when the car is pointed straight you can turn the steering wheel a tiny bit and it doesn't feel disconnected. It was well worth its money. . It handles like a car in the 50K bracket.