The automatic transmission is relatively responsive, though saps a fair amount of what little power there is on tap. This review also compares the 2009 Pontiac G3 with the best competitors in the class. Wish I had researched before buying. For 2009, all G5 models come with an improved 2. Over 70 mph, the Aveo models we drove felt nervous and we expect the same from a G3. I'd buy again - 2007 Pontiac G5 By Gerald Rogers - October 11 - 11:26 am The price was great, and the economy is typical of a 4 cylinder hi 20s in town, mid 30s highway---regular gasoline. The Pontiac G5 gets mostly four-star crash ratings and a four-star rating for rollover resistance.
I have had mine for 2 years and other than one minor repair it has been extremely reliable. It achieved passing marks in performance and ride quality, but savvy shoppers realized that it lacked sophistication and quality. The 2009 G5 has safety scores that are about average for the class, but safety features like anti-lock brakes were optional when the G5 was new. Aside from the strong crash-test ratings, the 2009 Pontiac G5 offers a limited list of standard and optional safety features. Inside, attractive gauges and a full-featured stereo give the Pontiac G5 a contemporary vibe, and metallic accents on the gear shifter, steering wheel and doors brightened the otherwise stark cabin. The 2009 Pontiac G5 offers one engine choice.
The 2009 Pontiac G3 is the twin to the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 hatchback. There is plenty of hard plastic, but its texturing lends impressive substance. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. It averages 35 mpg which is comprised mostly of highway and some city driving. There are a couple larger hills on my commute which I can pull in 5th gear, at highway speed, with the cruise on. Great car for the money.
Its stylish twin-port grille had it all over the Chevy's generic bowtied nose, but otherwise the G5 was a Cobalt by another name. Regardless of wheel size, the G5 cranks an impressive 33. It has all the features I was looking for, many unexpected on a car at this price point. Mine is the coup and blind spots abound, as others have probably noted. Inexpensive cars need not feel cheap these days, but the G5.
So far only two components have failed in the vehicle: the traction control module after 500mi electronics and a front wheel bearing at 93k mi. The only complain I have about my G5 is the poor access to the trunk. The trunk packs an impressive 13. The base G5 comes with power windows and door locks, keyless entry, air conditioning, OnStar and a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input and satellite radio. Scores for the Pontiac should equal those of the Aveo5; in federal crash tests it scores dual five-star ratings for frontal impacts and dual four-star tallies for side impacts.
This expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles. For 2009, Pontiac's automatic transmission receives higher praise, as MyRide. Add it all up, and the car accelerates more briskly than the 2. Basic Styling Longer but narrower than its competitors, the G5 is the same basic shape that made the Cobalt initially attractive and later forgettable. Show full review Contrary to what you might have heard, General Motors is building many competitive cars these days — but the Pontiac G5 is not one that will lift the company out of its current predicament. Recall Date 2014-02-10 Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. A rear spoiler is standard, but too many black plastic details — particularly the bumper cutouts that house the optional fog lights — give the car a low-rent look.
The new G3 looks like the new Aveo5 hatchback and even includes the silly vent in the front fender just like the Chevy. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles in for repair until January 2013. Although Pontiac is being phased out, there are probably some G5s left on dealer lots. Overall, I am very satisfied with this car and would definitely recommend it's purchase for a commuter. . This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
She looks and sounds great with the exhaust tip i was also able to purchase with the fuel savings i enjoy. The vehicle is very reliable and safe. Transmissions and chassis components are also similar. The G5 arrived in mid-2006; it comes only as a coupe, while the Cobalt comes as a coupe or sedan. You can't generally open the hood without getting to the interior either.