2008 Pontiac G8  -  $27,595


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,595
Base Invoice: $26,250
Destination Charge: $685
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: G8 Sedan
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control and Sport Mode
Engine: Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V6 SFI aluminum (256 hp [190.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 248 lb-ft of torque [334.8 N-m] @ 2100 rpm)

Model News

The 2008 Pontiac G8 is a completely new, sporty rear-wheel-drive sedan that replaces the Grand Prix--and the now-discontinued GTO--in Pontiac's lineup.


Pros

Acceleration and handling; aggressive sport-sedan appearance.


Model Highlights

The new 2008 Pontiac G8 sport sedan will come in two models, G8 and G8 GT. The G8 comes with a 256-horsepower, 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing, and the G8 GT steps up to a 6.0L V8 making 361 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. The V6 comes with a five-speed automatic transmission and the V8 gets a six-speed automatic with manual shift mode. A six-speed manual will be available late in the model year. The V8 uses the Active Fuel Management system, which saves fuel while coasting or cruising by temporarily shutting off half of the cylinders.

The G8's suspension has a four-wheel independent design and is adjustable, front and rear, in several different ways to provide tailored suspension tuning. Powerful four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock are standard on the G8; they're vented in front on both models, but the G8's brakes are even larger to handle additional braking needs.

The interior features a cockpit-like instrument panel, dressed up with satin and chrome trim plus Pontiac-signature red lighting. Well-bolstered sport seats are ready to offer firm support in cornering with good overall comfort. Optional on the G8 GT model is a two-tone cloth or leather combination, which brings black seats with red or blue inserts and color-matched instrument faces. From the outside, there's quite a bit of attention to design details; for instance, in back on GT models there are clear taillight lenses and quad chrome exhaust tips, while all G8s have projector-beam headlamps, fog lamps, and an aggressive front fascia.

The G8 GT also piles on more luxury features, including dual-zone climate control and an 11-speaker Blaupunkt audio system with MP3-compatible six-disc changer and big LCD color display.

On the safety front, seat-mounted thorax air bags are standard, as are roof-mounted side curtain air bags that cover front and rear outboard occupants. Electronic stability control is also included.

Major options include a Sport Package, available on both models, which brings larger 19-inch aluminum wheels, summer performance tires, leather trim, and alloy pedals, plus a Premium Package, that includes leather upholstery, leather trim, and heated power front seats.


Value Writeup

The Pontiac G8 promises to straddle the line between sophisticated sport sedan and buff muscle car for 2008, offering handling that's better than many rivals but with firm yet comfortable touring comfort. Compared with pricier European sport sedans, it looks to be an especially strong value.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
326.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LY7

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/217

Fuel System
MFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 2100

Trans Order Code
M82

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD,

Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.8 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize Sedan

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
107.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Front Hip Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
39.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Hip Room
58.0 in

Wheelbase
114.8 in

Length, Overall
196.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.7 in

Track Width, Rear
63.3 in

Trunk Volume
17.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3885 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Performance

Suspension Type - Rear
Performance

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link independent

Front Tire Order Code
QFX

Rear Tire Order Code
QFX

Front Tire Size
P245/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.73 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.89 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.2 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
09V172000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 20, 2009

Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected
35038

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 35,038 MY 2008-2009 PONTIAC G8 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT" AND FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS". THE BRAKE PEDAL POSITION SWITCH MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY PROGRAMMED. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE BRAKE LAMPS MAY BE CONTINUALLY ILLUMINATED AND FAIL TO WARN A FOLLOWING DRIVER WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BRAKING. ALSO CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY HAVE INCORRECT VALUES PROGRAMMED INTO THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM THAT WILL NOT ILLUMINATE THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE TELLTALE UNTIL TIRE PRESSURE FALLS BELOW VALUES REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Consequence
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR DRIVING ON A SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER-INFLATED TIRE CAUSES THE TIRE TO OVERHEAT AND CAN LEAD TO TIRE FAILURE.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE BRAKE POSITION SENSOR AND THE REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK RECEIVER WITH THE CORRECT VALUES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 5, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.

GM RECALL NO. 09101 & 09046. 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
14V540000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 09, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
46,873

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles manufactured October 15, 2010, to December 6, 2013, and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured July 25, 2007, to February 18, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the key blade from the original flip key/RKE transmitter assemblies, and cut and fit a revised key blade and housing assembly, in which the blade has been indexed by 90 degrees, to the original RKE transmitter assembly. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737 . GM's number for this recall is 14445. Note: Until the recall has been performed, it is very important that drivers adjust their seat and steering column to allow clearance between their knee and the ignition key.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V399000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2015

Component
SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
47,042

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles manufactured October 15, 2010, to October 22, 2013, and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured July 25, 2007, to February 18, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

Consequence
If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly which includes the steel cable, free of charge. These replacement parts reposition the tensioner cable out of the path of entry into the vehicle and uses a more flexible cable, set at a more upright angle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 15206

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.

Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V6 SFI aluminum (256 hp [190.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 248 lb-ft of torque [334.8 N-m] @ 2100 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control and Sport Mode

Rear axle, 2.92 ratio

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

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

Suspension, Performance

Steering, power rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel

Exhaust outlets, dual polished stainless-steel tips

Tires, P245/45R18-96V all-season, blackwall

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) silver-painted aluminum, split-spoke

Tire, compact spare, includes steel wheel

Hood scoops, dual

Spoiler, rear low-profile

Grille, dual-port with Black inserts and Chrome surround

Headlamps, halogen, projector-beam with automatic exterior lamp control, flash-to-pass and daytime running

Fog lamps, front

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

Glass, tinted

Accents, chrome window surround

Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive

License plate bracket, front

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, 5.0" with multi-function display, seek-and-scan, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, equalizer, available help menu and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player

Audio system feature, Blaupunkt 7-speaker system with front center speaker

Antenna, roof-mounted, fixed mast, radio

Seats, front bucket, Sport

Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power

Seat adjuster, passenger 4-way power

Seat, rear pass-through with dual cup holders (Includes rear center armrest when (PCQ) Premium Package is ordered.)

Floor mats, carpeted front

Floor mats, carpeted rear

Sill plates

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, 4-spoke

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and Driver Information Center, illuminated

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer, tachometer and fuel and temperature gauges

Driver Information Center with trip odometer, oil life, tire pressure, voltmeter, average speed, distance and time to go, average fuel, fuel used, overspeed and underspeed warnings and available help menu

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Retained accessory power, power windows and audio system remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened

Door locks, power

Windows, power, driver and front passenger, includes Express-Down

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power, located in glovebox

Remote vehicle starter system, with lock control, included in key fob

Theft-deterrent alarm system, immobilizer and PIN code audio system

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Defogger, rear-window electric

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, 12-volt, 1 in center instrument panel and 1 in center console

Glovebox, front, lockable

Cup holders, front and rear, molded in door trim, center console and rear seat pass-through

Mirror, inside rearview with compass and OnStar buttons

Lighting, interior front and rear courtesy, front and rear dome and cargo area (Not available when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)

Shift lever

Map pocket, front seatback (Requires interior color (46C) Onyx or (47C) Onyx/Red Premium Cloth.)

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Key, common, vehicular unique

Key, folding blade, side-milled

Key, fixed blade, side-milled

Cargo net, trunk

StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system

Traction control, all-speed, powertrain and brake modulated

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and 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 positions

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

Door locks, rear child security

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS (50-STATE CERTIFIED)
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.6L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC V6 SFI ALUMINUM
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH DRIVER SHIFT CONTROL AND SPORT MODE
$0

 
TIRES, P245/45R18-96V ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
WHITE HOT
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
LIQUID RED
$0

 
IGNITION ORANGE METALLIC
$0

 
PANTHER BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET, SPORT
$0

 
ONYX, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ONYX, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

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

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
COMFORT AND SOUND PACKAGE
$795

 
AIR CONDITIONING, DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BLAUPUNKT PREMIUM 11-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
PREMIUM PACKAGE
$1,375

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$900

 
LIGHTING, INTERIOR FRONT AND REAR COURTESY
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK
$0

 
DEALER AUTHORIZES ORDER RELEASE
$0

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