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. The trunk is spacious but opening area is reduced and fitting a couple of large pieces of baggage is impossible. All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. Basic Styling Longer but narrower than its competitors, the G5 is the same basic shape that made the Cobalt initially attractive and later forgettable. 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. While the G8 is light on technology, it offers exceptional performance. Forget about the muscle cars of days gone by … this rocket ship handles as well as it accelerates.
Here is a car that offers the sharp looks of a two-door, but has enough room so you can bring four friends along on the next adventure. The 2009 Pontiac G5 offers one engine choice. There are two 12-volt outlets — one inside the center console and the other at the base of the dashboard. Drives Great and everything works. We are a family owned and operated family business of 20 years and we believe that treating customers right. The road noise and texture radiates from the front end in to the passenger compartment but the more than adequate stereo drown out most of the road noise.
General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. It produces 155 hp and drives the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual transmission. There's enough legroom in back for adults to tolerate short trips, though headroom is tight. The G5's back seat can accommodate three adults with enough room for lengthy trips. The car experts at TheCarConnection. In fact, they just might relish it. Power is also up from last year's 149 hp to 155 hp this year.
Add it all up, and the car accelerates more briskly than the 2. It averages 35 mpg which is comprised mostly of highway and some city driving. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The recall began on April 18, 2014. Getting the automatic lops off another 1 to 2 mpg overall.
The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. How It Drives This year's G5 loses the optional 2. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The G5's value is questionable, particularly compared to better-equipped alternatives like the Civic and tC, and overall refinement considerably trails both. Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles in for repair until January 2013.
There are a couple larger hills on my commute which I can pull in 5th gear, at highway speed, with the cruise on. The recall began on April 18, 2014. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557173816838 ; listingsSearchManager. Its directional precision, however, is vague at best, and at higher speeds — where most cars' steering settles into a securely weighted feel when pointed straight ahead — Pontiac's is too buoyant. It's roughly identical to the Chevy Cobalt, a car that's getting long in the tooth. Leave the center console down to use its armrest, and the parking brake collides with it when it's engaged. You can unplug the Onstar and install a bluetooth circuitboard however.
The is the one shining exception. A rear spoiler is standard, but too many black plastic details — particularly the bumper cutouts that house the optional fog. Opt Opt Silver Rally Stripe Pkg Pkg Pkg Engine: 4-Cyl, 2. That easily trumps the Focus 34. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. It's roughly identical to the Chevy Cobalt, a car that's getting long in the tooth. Unfortunately, the G5's trunk has a high liftover height and a small opening, so extricating large suitcases could be a chore.
New standard equipment for 2009 includes OnStar and a passenger sensing system that complements the standard dual-stage front airbags. The dash is shrouded in hard, shiny plastics, complete with visible panel gaps and an old-school cutout for the passenger's front airbag. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Just a lot of fun to drive. Inexpensive cars need not feel cheap these days, but the G5.
The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. A passenger-sensing system is now standard. Other Cars to Consider The four-door ranks near the top of the class. Regardless of wheel size, the G5 cranks an impressive 33. A four-speed automatic is optional, though in the automatic 2. In its place, the 2.
No credit checks, no pay stubs! The 11-speaker 230-watt Blaupunkt audio system provides a dash-mounted line-in jack and steering wheel-mounted controls. Based on two model-years' worth of owner surveys, Consumer Reports predicts reliability for a new G5 to be average. Every brand needs an entry-level product to attract younger and more frugal buyers. Overall, I am very satisfied with this car and would definitely recommend it's purchase for a commuter. It is definitely suited for a smaller person - a little awkward to get in and out of especially the back seat as it is a 2dr and some of my passengers have complained about the hard, uncomfortable seats.