However, Sport mode on the G8 with the V6 doesn't do much but make the shifts rougher. Driving Impressions We drove one of our favorite roads, from San Diego to Borrego Springs, over winding roads with good visibility into the desert in full springtime bloom. Its styling is muscular and smooth, and it's roomy inside. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The front facia reaches low to the ground and has a couple fog lights mounted into it. Traction control and stability control work with the limited slip differential and the anti-lock brake system to help put all that power on the ground in a controlled manner. The G8 is a rear-wheel-drive sedan, Pontiac's first full-size car since the Bonneville was discontinued in 2005.
It becomes the Pontiac flagship, being bigger than the mid-size front-wheel-drive G6, and it takes that spot at the top of the line with pride, being a very good car, with no weaknesses. Independent suspension all around have springs and shocks that were specifically tuned by the factory to provide great handling along with a comfortable ride. The seats are supportive and comfortable and wrapped up in leather. They were great about contacting me, and even reaching out to me about other vehicles I might be interested in. It comes with a comprehensive list of safety features, including electronic stability control, curtain airbags, and Onstar.
Power locks, windows, and mirror controls are at your finger tips just behind it. The dealer could have saved us both some time and money by just being upfront. And when I took the car for a test drive, the engine light went on. Open the door and you will find a luxury interior with the best comfort and convenience features. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. To opt for the V-6 and not the V-8 is to squander a basic American freedom -- to buy the biggest, most powerful car available.
The G8 is for those who love the style but don't really want the performance. With either engine, the transmissions are responsive and smooth shifting. Cruise mode is true, too: for smooth cruising. There are subtle indications of its capabilities on the body here and there. The seats hold you tightly enough for sporty driving, although if you start playing Juan Pablo Montoya this car can handle it, even if you can't , you'll feel a need for more bolstering.
That cost me time and money and cost them my business. The V6 engine in the G8 makes 256 horsepower and uses a five-speed automatic with driver shift control. This Pontiac G8 service repair manual will easily help you with any possible repair that you may encounter. A killer set of wheels will cause the G8 to turn heads, which might not happen without help. Sport mode is actually useful. This system has been designed and built specifically for the Camaro platform.
The grille looks good, with chrome trapezoids around black crate. The instrumentation is good, although not without flaws. Not to be surprised if you found some other useful information apart from the listing items. On the left side is an air intake, while the right side is merely there to match the left. We did experience some stiffness and float at times, but overall the suspension offers a respectable balance of comfort and sport for everyday driving. We cannot guarantee fitment for any center section other than the Strange 5-bolt unit. Would have bought it if I had a better experience.
And with all that torque, the engine just lopes through places and situations that cause other sedans to take a harder swing. The well-weighted steering offers decent on-center feel and the car turns in predictably. The driveshaft tunnel doesn't intrude too much. Despite those restrictions I got a great deal on this vehicle. Some aren't, because they just make the power delivery jerky. But it will allow you to reach redline on the upshifts. Every major topic such as step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and illustration, wiring schematic, specifications to repair and troubleshoot are being covered in our manual completely.
The emergency brake handle has been designed not to take up space, and it can be a grab handle, and that works too. . It was praised by the press and popular with the public. It's a function of the programming and the engine characteristics. The speedometer and tachometer are big enough, easy to read, and appropriate to the performance character of the G8.