Independent suspension all around have springs and shocks that were specifically tuned by the factory to provide great handling along with a comfortable ride. A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard and features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, which enhances fuel economy by alternating between eight- and four-cylinder power. It was praised by the press and popular with the public. Summary The Pontiac G8 succeeds with rear-wheel-drive performance, style, four doors and plenty of room. A six-speed manual is reportedly a possible mid-year addition. Some drivers will like them there. This as much as anything distinguishes it from Pontiac's previous efforts to build a sports sedan, and it's a function of good development work.
And when I took the car for a test drive, the engine light went on. A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard and features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, which enhances fuel economy by alternating between eight- and four-cylinder power. It includes power seats, speed sensitive wipers, tilt and telescoping. No plate services or mechanics on-site. The console has heated seat switches on each side of the traction control button at the front, along with a leather wrapped shift knob for the 6-speed automatic trans. It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Very clean inside and out! Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-762-2737 -.
By December 2008, the rear wheel drive G8 had not become the expected sales replacement for the previous front-drive models, with 11,000 unsold G8s in the inventory and just 13,000 sold. There's adequate power from the V6 engine. The light will be displayed on the instrument panel cluster and a message will be displayed in the Driver Information Center. The six-speed automatic was standard while a six-speed manual transmission was available. There's also a tire-pressure monitor.
It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The V6 model is less aggressive in every respect. The G8 was available with three different engines; the 3. No matter the speed, the steering returns the same measured response as the throttle pedal, as the braking system, as the body motions. The V-6 car is at once at home on back roads and comfortable on long highway jaunts. You do have a little more say with control options by telling the tuner company what you want but what if you get it back and you do not like the tune? Because the car was built to appeal to the widest audience, the engineers left a lot of room from improvement in the transmission. The rubber meets the road through 18-inch tires mounted on special wheels with a machined surface and painted insets.
Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. In March 2008, a commercial based on the 1980s ran nationally. This feature also reduces brake temperatures and wear. During our hard drive to Borrego Springs, the stability control activated maybe three times, and at just at the right times, as when the rear wheels began bouncing slightly from the road surface. The following explains how this is done. Stealth Blue was discontinued after the first batch of vehicles were shipped from Australia.
The left display shows the bank number. It is an all around great car that is likely to become better known and more collectible as people look back at the last days of Pontiac and wonder why, when they could still make cars like this. Come on down and check out the car that almost saved Pontiac. To use this feature: 1. The torque peaks at a fairly high 4400 rpm, but the engine doesn't feel peaky all. None of the front-wheel-drive four-doors in its class offers the same level of driving enjoyment. The instrument cluster glows with crisp, white light on the primary instruments and Pontiac 's signature red lighting illuminates the rest of the instrument panel cluster.
White Hot is an appropriate color for this car, because that's what it is. Some but not all of these features are available as options on the base model. Since the charts are always of a uniform size, you down. Car is in excellent shape inside and out. Browse our online catalog and.
The G8 boasts provides 17. The vented rotors are big, and they meet the high performance standard set by the engine, transmission and suspension. Pontiac G8 Overview Manufacturer Also called Middle East, South Africa Brazil Production December 2007 — June 2009 2008—2009 Assembly Australia: Body and chassis 2-door cancelled 4-door Related Powertrain 3. 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. Pick The Proper Performance Upgrade For The 6L80 Transmission In Your Pontiac G8 Posted by on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 The 6L80 is a six-speed automatic transmission built by General Motors. There are rational limits to the manual control, however: It won't let you downshift if the lower gear would cause the engine to over-rev, but it will allow you to reach redline and stay there.
This produces an effect like the sound of a rotary speaker. 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 A Premium Package includes leather upholstery, leather trim, and heated power front seats. Subsequently, May 2008 monthly sales were reported at 1,832 units against a May 2007 sales volume of 12,230 units for the Grand Prix. The seats offer firm support to hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering; all seats were designed to deliver excellent comfort during long drives. 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. All models have an antenna mounted at the rear of the roof. In Manual, the transmission will short shift, or upshift under hard throttle below redline.
R Reverse : To back up, press down the clutch pedal and shift into R Reverse. Then shift into 1 First. Test drives demonstrated good bump absorption and no harshness. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Horsepower for both remained 415, with 415 lb.