I got my 2007 g5 gt with 162,000 miles on it and i love it!!! The only problem i had was with the sunroof drains being clogged but that was it. Love the Pioneer Audio, sunroof, styling, wheels and comfort. Only thing i don't like is the rear visibility but that's it!! GREAT CAR!!!
I got this car for my first car and I can pretty much say I love it. I got it used with two previous owners that didn't take care of it it seems. I purchased it and have drove it a lot. I found it needed a fan, sunroof drain pipe fixed, and now it needs new struts. The dealership fixed everything and hopefully will fix the struts. But all of that are used car problems especially when the last owner(s) didn't take much care of it. I love my car. Has everything that comes with it. I don't know if they are added features or if the GT comes with all of it. Sadly mine is an automatic tho. I love the pioneer audio, the heated seats, the sunroof, everything. It's a beautiful car and gives a powerful burst when on the gas even tho it's only a small ecotech 4 cylinder. And when I go to fill it halfway up because that's when I always do. Never let it get below half is my way and I always fill it till it's full. I spend only $13. Some cons that I noticed are the doors swing pretty far out. Not a con but the con is they can sometimes swing open with small force so I'm constantly telling people be careful. Another con. Doors and trunk hit hard. When closing the doors and trunks the seem to slam. Doors I have no idea why but the trunk because the spoiler weighs a lot. Another con involving the trunk is the spoiler being heavy. Not so much a con but makes it hard to open the trunk because when pushing the button to release it it doesn't pop up very far and I don't like using the spoiler. One con is that it doesn't shift until the rpms are pretty high. Unless that's my way of driving. You may get better shifts and better gas mileage where I'm averaging only 20mpg where it should get 25-30. Those cons aren't that big of a deal but the worst con I have and the thing that I hate the most is the turn radius. You don't want to make a u-turn unless you are clear for a long distance. You may need to back up. I have a fairly big highway to u turn on and sometimes I'm still scared. I can barely back into my driveway because where everyone turns into to back into the driveway or back out. It's a pit filled in with gravel and I always end up in the wooded part behind it. So that's my review on the Pontiac G5. I love it but be careful turning always.
Our 2007 G5 has the 2.2l and 4 speed automatic transmission. This car has about 165,000 miles on it and is still going strong. Being that we live in Michigan the suspension takes a beating, but components dont seam to wear out any faster than they will on any other car. The engine and transmission still feel strong and neither has ever had a leak. The gas mileage is fantastic, we can get about 36.5 MPG driving with the cruise set around 70 MPH with the A/C on in the summer time.
When looking to get a new car I knew that I needed something that was decent in the snow, smaller in size, appealing to the eye, and better gas mileage. I chose the Pontiac G5 because it looks great and gets me to where I need to go using very little gas.
All of the features are great but I'll list only a few of my favorites. Being deprived of cruise control in my old Ford, I really enjoy driving on the highway using the cruise. I also love the stereo system and the moon roof!
Everyone in my area that has a G5 has the same trouble.My car has 40000kms and I t has been back for strut boots,linkage kits in front end twice,brake trouble which they cant seem to figure out what is causing it,heater blower motor twice,door strikers on both sides,manual transmission shifter trouble,control arm bushings,Electric motor coil(which was only fixed for a couple of days now causing trouble again)radio and signal lights come on and off on their own(no one seems to know why)overall I would recommend to stay away from it.I was told by the dealership that the G6 has the same troubles so stay away from that too.My father has a 2000 Mazda Protege brought new and never had a hitch yet.