The well-equipped G8 offers relatively few extras. Australian Birth and German Training Final chassis tuning was done at the Nürburgring in Germany, and the result is a truly likable machine with deft, Euro-sedan handling. So I had to lead the conversation. 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. As in all G8s, exceptional comfort in the seats comes from good thigh support and thick bolsters. The dual-port grille, fog lamps, bold wheels and confident, wheels-at-the-corners stance are all unmistakably Pontiac traits.
It uses a clutch-to-clutch operation and an integrated 32-bit transmission controller to deliver smooth and precise shifts. The standard Hydra-Matic six-speed 6L80 automatic transmission is technologically advanced and robust. Larger bores help create a 376-cubic-inch displacement. The system includes 14-inch 355 mm vented front and 12. It also delivers an enjoyable driving experience, thanks to a 6. The recall began on July 5, 2016. Would have bought it if I had a better experience.
The face is pure Pontiac, highlighted by projector-beam headlamps, a signature dual-port grille treatment and an equally bold lower air intake. The Internet is thick with do-it-yourself disconnect instructions for the Corvette, so Pontiac owners should be able to disable the function fairly easily. Options are few: a sunroof, all-season tires for colder climates, and a dealer-installed Track Pack, which includes upgraded transmission- and engine-oil coolers. . A unique front fascia with a lower splitter and a distinctive rear fascia diffuser contribute to its sporty look.
Each G8 model gets a unique engine and transmission combination. The dorky, digital, unusable voltage and oil pressure meters in the center stack are gone, replaced by a shallow cubby maxed out by a few pens. All G8's also come with a one-year subscription to OnStar's Safe and Sound service. It features a revised, larger-bore cylinder block, high-flow, L92-style cylinder heads; larger-diameter pistons; unique camshaft and camshaft timing; revised valvetrain with offset intake rocker arms; high-flow intake manifold; and high-flow fuel injectors. Even the base G8 V6 is an energetic performer, capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in a brisk 7. Opt Opt Towing Cap, 2000-lb Max When Properly Equipped.
The expansive rear bench can easily and comfortably accommodate a pair of six-footers or take three average-sized adults on shorter treks, while its cavernous 17. The recall began on February 4, 2015. It rewards the driver with sharp, immediate responses, as well as a well-balanced road feel during spirited driving. The color choices are even the same as those of the base G8. 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.
It's a lucky commuter, indeed, who scores a G8 for a taxi. Highlighting the G8's features are well-bolstered, power-adjustable front bucket seats that provide excellent comfort and support, whether covered in standard cloth or available leather. A direct-acting front stabilizer bar, decoupled rear stabilizer bar and lateral ball joints on the rear suspension deliver increased lateral stiffness for more responsive handling. The standard heated leather seats were designed to deliver excellent comfort during long drives. Units Affected 38444 Large, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered cars are as much a part of the historic Australian automotive identity as they have been in the U. Placing the nose is easy and reassuring as the compliant suspension soaks up bumps and pitching pavement without disturbing the body, which is well disciplined by the shocks to remain steady.
This next-generation manual smoothly transfers the engine's power and torque to the rear wheels with a reduction in shift throw. Lurid slides of oversteer are only summoned with a heavy right foot, and then easily controlled. The four-wheel independent suspension is fully adjustable and is tuned for the highest performance in the G8 family. The transmission features a host of refinements including premium gear synchronizers; stronger gears, housing, and bell housing; a single-piece counter shaft; and machined gear teeth. The 2009 Pontiac G8 makes a powerful but tasteful visual statement, complementing neatly tailored bodywork with prominently flared fenders, a modest decklid spoiler, integrated side sills and functional cooling vents on its hood and front flanks.
The G8's aggressive appearance, impressive array of features, superb handling dynamics and attractive pricing should also help it appeal to those who might want something with the performance and feel of a European sport sedan but at a lower price. There were 2 men at the desk next to us chowing away on pizza. Vehicle cannot leave the parking lot so a full test drive or trip to your mechanic to check out the vehicle is not possible. A limited-slip differential is standard. No plate services or mechanics on-site. 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.
The front suspension features fully adjustable caster, camber and toe; the rear suspension has fully adjustable camber and toe, for more precise tuning. The six-speed has a generous 6. This forces the driver into fourth gear early in an effort to save fuel. The instrument cluster glows with crisp, white light on the primary instruments. One of the leading candidates so far seems to be Pontiac, especially among the younger commenters. Either G8 can be ordered with a power sunroof or the Premium Package, which includes heated and six-way power front seats, leather upholstery and trim and a fold-down rear armrest with trunk pass-through.