By Dave on
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
After reading the Edmunds Editor review I have to conclude that he or she did not even drive the car. First of all the GXP V8 weighs less than the old 3.8 supercharged GTP and I have seen 0 - 60 in less than 6 seconds. This car is a great blend of performance, fun, comfort and if driven correctly on the highway can get super mileage. I have been averaging 29 mpg on the highway and can still punch it out from a red light and leave a nice cloud of smoke in the rear view mirror. True to the G8 is a great performance car, but try driving it in the snow. At least the GXP gives you the V8 push and still offers descent year round driving capabilities. Next time have your editor drive one.
Lot's of power, sweet exhaust note, European sports car and 1960's muscle car all rolled into one.
Shorter range 2nd and 3rd gears would have really helped this car. First gear is perfect, but second on up are to high end oriented. Could have really made this a rocket ship with the right gearing.
You took the words right out of my mouth!
The 2008 GXP is sadly the last of something great.
Pontiac designers knew something about driving enjoyment and comfort as well as value. Here's to those who cruise with muscle.