For both variants, the front wheels are driven by a standard five-speed manual transmission with an option for a four-speed automatic. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. Even with better mpg, however, the 2009 Pontiac G5 is largely rental-fleet fodder. However, it seems to work better for raising short drivers than it does lowering down to add headroom for taller folks. I bought it because I travel on the freeway to work every day. I've had it for about 18 months now, and as a commuter, who drives about 30,000 miles a year, my little silver bullet has proven solid through an extreme winter in Ohio, never given me any engine trouble, and is pretty comfy for a base model. Instead, Pontiac has made the 2.
Sixteen-inch alloys are optional, but they reduce highway mileage by 2 mpg. There are just too many faults, such as its lifeless handling, depressing interior and overall lack of sophistication. It is simply the worse car I have ever owned. Opt Opt Silver Rally Stripe Pkg Pkg Pkg Engine: 4-Cyl, 2. For 2009, both are powered by the same 2.
An interim notification was issued to owners of 2007 and earlier models on March 10, 2014, informing them of the safety defect. I will say the engine itself is good. Although the G5 was only a modest success in the United States, Pontiac had much better results in Canada and Mexico, leading to the release of four-door versions of the G5 in those regions. Youthful buyers, in particular, are likely to gravitate toward the 2009 Pontiac G5, lured by its curvy two-door profile and frisky performance, even in base-model form. Pontiac has steadily and consistently nurtured and developed this design theme since 1961, and now it is surely one of the most, if not the most, recognizable motif in the U. Aceee's Green Book also featured the G5 as one of the greenest options in 2009.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. With the G5, Pontiac competes mainly against the closely-related Chevrolet Cobalt coupe, which costs a bit less. Based on two model-years' worth of owner surveys, Consumer Reports predicts reliability for a new G5 to be average. Pontiac developed the G5 after retiring the Sunfire. Recall Date 2014-02-10 Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. A disappointment, to be sure, though there is a silver lining -- the 2. Thick pillars and miniature quarter-pane windows hinder visibility. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. It has a handsome interior and a decent trunk.
All affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. Bluetooth and iPod connectivity are also available for the first time. Flip down the back seats and this little coupe can haul a respectable load of cargo. Its small size does not make the G5 well-suited to family or passenger needs, but the unique electric power steering makes it a cost-effective option due to increased fuel efficiency and improved maintenance costs. For 2009, all G5 models come with an improved 2. Though not quite flat in quick curves, this coupe can deal with the corners quite capably.
Just wish they were still being made. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. As reported by our editors, seat comfort is lacking -- even with the leather seats, and especially in the cramped rear quarters. The Pontiac G5 shares mechanical underpinnings with the Chevrolet Cobalt, and we think that's a good thing, but the Pontiac is available only as a coupe. The G5 is front-wheel drive.
The clutch pedal is light and has short travel, which keeps bumper-to-bumper commutes tolerable. The G5 was rated as one of the most fuel efficient cars in 2009, coming in at 19 out of 104. I keep the oil changed, and I do regular maintenance as the manufacturer suggests. Christopher Jensen filed this report from Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Still runs good averaging 35 mpg.