2009 Pontiac G5 Consumer Review: Dependable Good Gas Mileage

2009 Pontiac G5 - Consumer Review

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GT Coupe (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Dependable Good Gas Mileage
By shark0311 on


2009 Pontiac G5 GT 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


I bought the bright red Pontiac G5 GT 2 door coupe with automatic transmission new. It came with every available option, (IE: leather, sun roof, Pioneer XM stereo, heated seats, remote start, 17 inch tires). I drive a lot of highway miles to/from work and I wanted a car that got good highway gas mileage and looked sporty. Highway 32 mpg winter, 36 mpg summer. Mileage decreases at speeds over 65 mph. Original tires lasted to 98,000. Replaced rear brakes at 120,000, front brakes at 182,000. Now replacing second set of tires 3/23/16 at 185,500 miles. I change oil every 4,000 to 5,000 miles and have most routine maintenance performed. The front right strut has failed twice (weak design). Car is getting noisier with age (road noise). Handling in snow is not very good for this lightweight car. Comfort is not the best as expected with a smaller lightweight car, but for a go-to-work car, it meets my expectations. Not recommended for adult seating in the back as it is difficult to get in and out and head clearance isn't sufficient for over 6'-0" individuals. Other than this, it has been a relatively low cost maintenance car and very dependable. I intend to drive it another 100,000 miles.

Best Features

  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Active safety
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission

Worst Features

  • Rear seats

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