helped a friend pick this car out after his driving style indicated he needed something that could take more of a beating. Model was a burnt orange 3.6 with a fair amount of features for the year and I have to say I was pretty impressed. RWD is definitely the way to go if you're a driving enthusiast you just have to be careful when things get slippery. The car rides very well and is extremely planted on the road. You can feel EVERYTHING you drive over due to the suspension setup and wide sporty tires they use on this but this was made with that in mind so be warned. Road noise is slightly excessive but bearable as you can hear the engine (which does sound pretty decent) and on the highway wind noise is also tolerable. Fit and finish of the car are really well and alot of surfaces are soft touch which I do commend the automaker for but they do make the vehicle extremely heavy so the engine does have to work pretty hard from a stop to get moving quickly but again thats something you can easily fix with the GT model of this car. Steering is slightly numb but better than the typical GM fashion that normally goes into vehicles. For a "sporty" sedan though it does lack slightly. Overall the car is a great value and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a sportier ride yet needing to keep in mind space in the back and some sensibility.
The car had been in the shop several time handles poorly in the snow. Tires are very expensive to replace. The brake light was on when driving - did not know it until a state trooper followed me. I would say that 36,000 miles was the life before every thing began to break down and then lets not mention the warranty was up after that and obama motors did not have a stimulus for the replacing the warranty of the car, how about that for a change!
Only had 5400 miles mine when a tractor trailor hit me and drove me off the road and the car rolled over. The car is a total loss, but I walked away without a scratch. not only was this a great car to drive, it saved my life. I plan to go out and get 2009 G8 as soon as the insurance claim is settled.
An amazing car for the price. I ended up paying 20600 after taxes, and got a big, beautiful, 256 horsepower 4 door. The only things I dislike is that the remote start does not turn on the heater, so you have to deal with the frost if you have it. Also, I had to get a repair (snowy roads- my own fault) and I had to import a part from Australia.
Waited and waited for GM to realize their mistake of killing RWD and for the buyer incentives to come into play to get the price down. Aside from the typical oil and battery display complaints and my aversion to everything overcomplicated in the controls of ALL new cars, this car is a more than fitting replacement to my 1991 Caprice LTZ. Took it on a 1,000 mile road trip first weekend and we love it. Mileage is as advertised, performs and handles like a dream. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't kill it after 3 years like the GTO, I keep my cars for a long long time and need parts availability (pads, rotors, alternators, starters, etc.) and dealer parts and knowledge for the harder stuff.
Front and rear seat room, V6 puts out 100 more HP and better mileage than my 5.0 V8 Caprice, great looks.
Get me a replacement panel with old school gauges for those oil and battery displays. Put a lock/unlock button on the door instead of center console.