Correction on the Windows - 2008 Pontiac G8 GT Long-Term Road Test

2008 Pontiac G8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Pontiac G8 GT: Correction on the Windows

May 04, 2009

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This morning I posted that our long-term 2008 Pontiac G8 GT did not have auto up or down windows. That was not correct, and as usual I got the barrage of RTFM comments.

Embarrassed by the error I walked out to the car and checked. Here's the deal. The G8 does not have auto up windows at all, but its two front windows are auto down, sorta.

Yeah, sorta. Here's the thing: You have to hold the button for a couple of seconds to activate the feature. It takes so long that the window is nearly halfway down before you get to let go of the button. This is different than most cars, which allow you to just push the button once quickly, and it fooled me into thinking the G8 did not have auto down windows at all.

While we're on the subject, I really like the G8's console mounted window switches. Ergonomic convention says they should be on the door, but I like them on the console like they are in our E46 M3. What do you think?

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 20,624 miles

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