2008 Pontiac G5  -  $16,335


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,335
Base Invoice: $15,473
Destination Charge: $660
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 25 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: G5 Coupe
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual, includes 3.84 axle ratio
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder SFI (148 hp [110.3 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 152 lb-ft of torque [205.2 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Pros

Stylish looks; roomy interior; good fuel economy; value pricing.


Model Highlights

Pontiac's 2008 G5 employs the worldwide Delta platform to provide an economical and bold alternative in the compact coupe market. Two trims and two engine types are available.

The base G5 coupe starts at $14,945 and is powered by a 2.2L in-line four-cylinder engine that is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment in all G5s includes air conditioning, a CD player, power door locks, and power windows.

The G5 GT has a spiced-up appearance, with sport rocker moldings, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome exhaust tip, and fog lamps. Inside, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and a leather-wrapped shift knob enhance the driving experience. Four-wheel ABS disc brakes and a stiffer suspension are also part of the package. More importantly, however, is the 171-horsepower 2.4L engine that replaces the base trim's 2.2L four-cylinder.

Both trims come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while a four-speed automatic is a $925 option.

All manner of optional equipment can be ordered to dress up the G5. Various aluminum wheels and audio systems are available, as are a sunroof, traction control, leather seat trim and remote start.

The improvement the G5 represents over Pontiac's previous compact coupe, the 2005 Sunfire, is what impressed us the most. The body is much stiffer and feels more substantial. The interior also benefits significantly from upgrades, with the dash, door panels, and other trim now look very contemporary. Both G5s deliver a surprisingly smooth ride.

Perhaps the most pleasant surprise was how roomy the back seat is. It's not unusual to find reasonably comfortable bucket seats in the front of any of the G5's competitors, but the G5's back seat can accommodate three adults with enough room for lengthy trips. Here is a car that offers the sharp looks of a two door, but has enough room in back so you can bring four friends along on the next adventure.


Model News

Even though the G5 was a new model for Pontiac in 2007, there are still plenty of changes for the 08 G5. XM satellite radio, head curtain side impact airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system are now standard on all of the G5s. In addition, Onstar and StabiliTrak are also standard on the GT. Three new exterior colors available for the 2008 G5 are Midnight Blue Metallic, Nitrous Blue Metallic and Dark Slate Metallic.


Value Writeup

People typically buy two-door coupes for style, and the 2008 G5 has plenty of Pontiac's brand of visual excitement. The G5's $14,945 base price and EPA city/highway estimates of 24/33 mpg appeal to plenty of entry-level buyers. A vibrant 171-horsepower GT coupe provides more élan for those in search of low-cost power.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
325.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
455.00 mi

Engine Order Code
L61

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.2L/134

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200

Trans Order Code
MM5

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.9 qts

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
83.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Front Hip Room
49.4 in

Second Head Room
35.7 in

Second Leg Room
32.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.3 in

Second Hip Room
46.3 in

Wheelbase
103.5 in

Length, Overall
179.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.5 in

Height, Overall
55.6 in

Track Width, Front
58.7 in

Track Width, Rear
58.1 in

Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2991 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Order Code
N2H

Rear Tire Order Code
N2H

Front Tire Size
P195/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R16

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Power

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft

Brake Type
Power

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.94 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V073000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 01, 2010

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1050889

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 CHEVROLET COBALT AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 PONTIAC G5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC POWER STEERING. THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST THAT COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence
IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, IT WOULD REQUIRE GREATER DRIVER EFFORT AT LOW VEHICLE SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

GM'S RECALL NO. N100023. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V171000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,191,014

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, and 2007-2010 Saturn Sky vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position.

Consequence
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position, the vehicle could roll away: (a) for an automatic transmission, if the transmission is not in the "Park" position; or (b) for a manual transmission, if the parking brake is not engaged and the transmission is not in the "Reverse" position. This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

General Motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. For vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000. General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," o...

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder SFI (148 hp [110.3 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 152 lb-ft of torque [205.2 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual, includes 3.84 axle ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, trunk-mounted, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, Touring

Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Brakes, front disc/rear drum

Exhaust, stainless-steel, single outlet

Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers

Tires, P195/65R15-89S all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (MM5) 5-speed manual transmission.)

Spoiler, rear body-color, decklid

Fascias, front and rear body-color with Black grille

Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack for Ipod/MP3 player

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Audio system feature, 4-speaker system

Seats, front bucket with manual recliners, driver manual lumbar, adjustable outboard head restraints and rear 60/40 split-bench with trunk pass-through

Seat, easy-entry front passenger

Seat adjuster, manual, 4-way driver with up/down height adjustment and fore/ aft controls

Console, floor, between front seats with adjustable armrest, storage compartment and 2 power outlets

Floor mats, carpeted front, includes carpeted rear floor mats

Steering wheel, urethane

Steering column, tilt

Instrumentation with speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer and Driver Information Center with outside temperature, warning messages and programmable menu features

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows, power with driver Express-Down

Door locks, power with (AU0) Remote Keyless Entry, lockout protection and content theft security

Remote Keyless Entry (Replaced by (AP3) Remote vehicle starter system when (AP3) Remote vehicle starter system is ordered.)

Trunk release, remote

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Air conditioning, single-zone manual with air filtration system

Defogger, rear-window electric

Defogger, side windows

Cup holders, dual front and dual rear

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night (Not available when (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package is ordered.)

Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered

Lighting, interior dome and trunk (Interior dome lamp not included when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Trunk emergency release handle

Daytime Running Lamps

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-VALVE 4-CYLINDER SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$925

 
WHEELS, 15" (38.1 CM) STEEL WITH FULL BOLT-ON WHEEL COVERS
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) CUSTOM SPOKE
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) MACHINE-FACED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) MACHINE-FACED ALUMINUM
$0

 
TIRES, P195/65R15-89S ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
TIRES, P195/60R15 TOURING, BLACKWALL
$0

 
TIRES, P205/55R16 TOURING, BLACKWALL
$0

 
COMPETITION YELLOW
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
DARK SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM METALLIC
$0

 
PERFORMANCE RED TINTCOAT
$295

 
NITROUS BLUE METALLIC
$295

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EBONY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATING
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$295

 
PREFERRED PACKAGE
$1,095

 
CARGO NET, TRUNK
$0

 
CRUISE CONTROL, ELECTRONIC WITH SET AND RESUME SPEED, STEERING-WHEEL MOUNTED
$0

 
SPORT PACKAGE
$695

 
PREMIUM PACKAGE
$990

 
SUN AND SOUND PACKAGE
$995

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$0

 
STYLE AND SOUND PACKAGE
$1,240

 
G5 APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$695

 
AWARENESS PACKAGE
$349

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, PIONEER PREMIUM 7-SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH AMPLIFIED TWEETERS AND REAR SUBWOOFER
$295

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW, MANUAL DAY/NIGHT WITH DUAL READING LIGHTS
$0

 
ONSTAR, 1-YEAR OF SAFE AND SOUND PLAN.
$295

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM
$190

 
TRACTION CONTROL, ALL-SPEED
$0

 
SMOKER'S PACKAGE
$35

 
BRAKES, 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK, FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM
$400

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LICENSE PLATE FRONT MOUNTING PACKAGE
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK
$0

 
DEALER AUTHORIZES ORDER RELEASE
$0

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