Used 2009 Pontiac G8

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2009 Pontiac G8
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$13,995 - $28,477
2009 Pontiac G8

Pros

  • Sharp handling, firm but compliant ride, muscle-car power with either V8, spacious rear seat, sets a new Pontiac standard for interior design and quality.

Cons

  • Thirsty, V6 sounds coarse, GT's automatic transmission could be smoother.
Pontiac G8 years
2009

Used 2009 Pontiac G8 for Sale

Pontiac G8 2009 GXP 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
54,514 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GXP
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
List$26,991
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Dealer Notes
King is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP only has 54,514mi on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! This Pontiac includes: SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING Generic Sun/Moonroof Sun/Moonroof *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* More information about the 2009 Pontiac G8: The 2009 Pontiac G8 straddles the line between sophisticated sport sedan and buff muscle car, offering handling that's better than many rivals but with firm yet comfortable touring comfort. Compared with pricier European sport sedans, it is an especially strong value. This model sets itself apart with aggressive sport-sedan appearance. and Acceleration and handling
Pontiac G8 2009 GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
99,406 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GT
(1)
AMKO Auto of Manassas
18.7 mi away
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Pontiac G8 2009 GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
113,106 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GT
Ten Point Preowned Auto Sales
41.6 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Pontiac G8 2009 GXP 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
69,961 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GXP
Lux Auto
42.4 mi away
List$28,477
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Pontiac G8 2009 GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
78,969 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GT
CarMax
86.4 mi away
List$19,998
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Pontiac G8 2009 GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
142,850 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GT
Fairfax Volkswagen
15.1 mi away
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Pontiac G8 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
90,510 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
Base
(40)
Lindsay Chevrolet
30.9 mi away
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Pontiac G8 2009 GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
110,575 miles
Used 2009
Pontiac G8
GT
Southern Maryland Auto Sales
49.3 mi away
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Very nice G8 for the money that is in perfect mechanical condition, fee blemishes on paint but nothing major really just one scrape on pass side. Heated leather red/blk with premium sound system. Bone stock call for more details selling cheap as is condition to move quick with a warranty on drivetrain.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you want an affordable full-size rear-wheel-drive sedan with American muscle and European élan, the 2009 Pontiac G8 is the only game in town.

vehicle overview

Thanks to a long line of uninspiring products over the past couple decades, Pontiac -- ostensibly GM's "driving excitement" division -- acquired a rather unfortunate reputation as fodder for rental-car fleets. But that's been changing as of late, thanks to a concerted effort by GM to reassert the brand's high-performance heritage. The 2009 Pontiac G8 is at the core of Pontiac's recent resurgence. This powerful yet refined rear-wheel-drive performance sedan is unlike anything Pontiac has offered in recent memory -- and we mean that as a sincere compliment.

The Pontiac G8 is a mechanical twin of the Commodore sedan from Holden, GM's Australian subsidiary. That's a good thing, as the Commodore has garnered accolades Down Under for providing affordable full-size functionality in a swift and agile package. Thankfully, Pontiac stylists resisted the urge to outfit the American version with the brand's traditional assortment of scoops, vents and spoilers, and the car looks muscular and purposeful from most angles.

The G8's mechanical merits are impressive, from its range of energetic engines to its impressive combination of sharp handling and supple composure over broken pavement. The new 2009 GXP model raises the performance bar even higher with a 402-horsepower version of the iconic Corvette's 6.2-liter V8. One of our few complaints about the G8 has been the lack of a manual transmission, so we're pleased to report that you can get one on the GXP (though still not on lesser G8 models). In any guise, the G8's BMW-like MacPherson front strut layout and multilink rear suspension yields a sophisticated driving character that's more typical of European sport sedans than large domestic rear-drivers.

The G8 also impresses inside, especially considering the plasticky depths to which Pontiac interiors had previously sunk. There are still too many hard surfaces, but the center stack is more than a little reminiscent of Audi's industry-leading efforts. Passenger room is plentiful, particularly in back, where all but the largest riders will have space to spare. The rear center seat isn't so hospitable, however, as the wide center tunnel necessitated by the G8's rear-drive layout essentially eliminates legroom there.

At the G8's moderate price point, the Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 twins are the only other roomy, rear-wheel-drive, full-size performance sedans available. The Chrysler siblings are certainly competent, but the G8's sporting character sets it apart. We're not fans of the G8's lackluster fuel economy, but then, the Charger/300 duo aren't likely to win any efficiency awards from the EPA either. Bottom line: If you want a large sedan with American attitude and Continental manners, the 2009 Pontiac G8 is in a class of its own.

2009 Pontiac G8 configurations

The 2009 Pontiac G8 is a performance-oriented large sedan available in base, GT or GXP trim. Base models come with 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, four-way power front sport seats, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a seven-speaker CD sound system with XM Satellite Radio and an auxiliary audio jack. G8 GTs add a 6.0-liter V8 engine, summer performance tires, a limited-slip rear differential, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a premium 11-speaker Blaupunkt sound system with a six-CD/MP3 changer. The tarmac-terrorizing GXP version boasts a Corvette-sourced V8 as well as a unique front fascia, an upgraded sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels.

Much of the GT's equipment can be had on the base model via the Comfort and Sound Package. A Premium Package is also available, featuring leather upholstery and six-way power heated front seats. A sunroof can be selected as a stand-alone option. A Sport Package available for the GT adds 19-inch alloy wheels with summer tires and a sport steering wheel.

2009 Highlights

The 2009 Pontiac G8 receives standard XM Satellite Radio across the board, and the high-performance G8 GXP makes its debut, featuring a detuned version of the Corvette's V8 along with a sportier suspension and an optional manual transmission. Also, the dorky Atari-style oil/battery gauges atop the center stack have been removed.

Performance & mpg

The base Pontiac G8 is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 256 hp and 248 pound-feet of torque. It sends its power to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. The GT has a 6.0-liter V8 packing 361 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque that's mated to a six-speed automatic. The GXP's 6.2-liter V8 puts out a prodigious 402 hp and 402 lb-ft of torque and utilizes either the GT's six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.

In track testing, the G8 GT roared to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds en route to a blistering 13.7-second quarter-mile. The GXP promises to be quicker still -- Pontiac expects it will shave at least half a second off the GT's 0-60 sprint. V6-powered base models should require roughly 7 seconds. Thanks to a cylinder deactivation feature, the GT V8's fuel economy is close to the V6's; the EPA gives the V6 a 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway rating and the V8 a 15/24 mpg rating. The GXP will likely be slightly less efficient than its GT stablemate. In short, the G8 is fleet-footed in any form -- and you'll pay for it at the pump.

Safety

All G8 models are equipped with front seat airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control and traction control. OnStar is also standard equipment.

Driving

Those who buy a V8-powered G8 because they want a four-door modern-day muscle car will not be disappointed. If you turn off traction control, the GT or GXP will lay thick stripes of rubber in your favorite parking lot until the cows come home -- or until you run out of tires. What buyers may not expect is the tight handling that comes with the package, particularly in the case of the GXP, which rides on GM's sport-biased FE3 suspension.

All's not perfect in the G8's world, of course. The V6 is noisy and harsh in almost all driving conditions and gets progressively worse the harder you push the accelerator. Also, the upgraded six-speed automatic on G8 GT models often transmits a firm kick during upshifts that's absent with the base five-speed unit. Brake feel isn't optimal either, as the long-travel pedal feels a bit soft for performance-driving purposes. But overall, the G8 should go a long way toward helping Pontiac reclaim its storied past. Driving excitement is once again alive and well.

Read our Pontiac G8 GT Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

Interior

Modern Pontiac interiors have hardly been renowned for their design or quality, but the 2009 Pontiac G8's interior is unquestionably a significant step forward. The center stack is pleasing to the eye, and while many surfaces are hard to the touch, they generally feel solidly constructed. Passenger room is befitting a large car, with generous accommodations fore and aft. The rear seats don't fold down, however, though a ski pass-through helps somewhat. The ample trunk offers 17.5 cubic feet of cargo volume.

On the downside, a navigation system is unavailable despite the G8's navigation-sized LCD information screen. The lack of a redline indicator for the tachometer is also unfortunate. In sum, there's still room for improvement, but the G8's interior is far superior to Pontiac's previous offerings.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

bargain of a life time
renter2,12/15/2013
Purchased new 09 of 2008, after 64 months of ownership, this vehicle has been nearly perfect. We only drive it 2 or 3 times a month. Averaging 20.8 mpg over the last 3800 miles of mixed driving. Current mileage is 23,600 mi. of old folks driving (treat it like we paid for it).Over our adult life we have owned 30+ new vehicles, & 10+ used. From Acura to VW, including a few hp & luxury types.maybe it was just good luck but the gt does everything very well.I have read the first drives of the new chevy ss, & it sounds like an excellent car, but the msrp is nearly 47k with the fuel usage tax penalty.I will keep the gt thank you. Up dated 11/25/17: Still liking the first Pontiac experience my mileage is now 34,600.Averaging 21.3 over the last 15,000 miles probably 60% hwy. Would like to have the brake pedal a little firmer. Other than that it has been every thing I would ask for. We get periodic up dates from Kelly blue book on value changes & as of 5/24/18 the private party value is about $ 22,55.00 (if my math is correct that's about 78% of the out the door price) At 76+ yrs old nothing to replace it with.
So far, so good
dmblystone14,06/14/2013
I just bought my G8 GT 4 months ago, though I've been looking for one for over a year and a half. I originally wanted one when they were new but they were a little too expensive so I went with a used Grand Prix GXP (big mistake). So far I love this car. I get "nice car" comments weekly, even by my local GM/ex-Pontiac dealer who apparently doesn't get to service too many of these. If you are looking for performance and value you really can't beat this. For a new car with this performance you'd easily spend $35k.
Best dollar per pound USED high proformence vehicle
randallel,03/10/2015
Pound for pound this is the best car for you the price. The V8 is powerful and responsive, tires get great grip, good handling the weight ratio is almost 50/50 which helps the suspension and handling but if you have the option the fe3 suspension on the GXP is better. The fact that you can buy one for under 20K and the car is competitive to hang with last model Camaro's and Mustang's that are twice the price tag is the best reason to buy this car.
Great sports car with room inside
anchorage,05/10/2013
2009 G8 GT owned 2 months 19K miles 6' tall 250 lbs male (me) This a great sports car. I bought it after buying and then having to sell an Audi S4 (I can't use a manual due to a bad knee). The G8 is very fast and has a great automatic transmission. The seats are great and the interior is large enough for adult people who are larger than a size medium, unlike most sporty cars. Factory autostart has a range of about 25 feet line of sight. This car would be perfect if it had 2 inches more ground clearance, AWD, and better visiblity.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
256 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
15 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5300 rpm
MPG
13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
415 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Used 2009 Pontiac G8 Overview

The Used 2009 Pontiac G8 is offered in the following submodels: G8 GXP, G8 Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A), GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A), and GXP 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Pontiac G8?

Save up to $300 on one of 5 Used 2009 Pontiac G8 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,995 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 1 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Pontiac G8 trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Pontiac G8 GT is priced between $13,995 and$19,998 with odometer readings between 78969 and113106 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP is priced between $26,991 and$28,477 with odometer readings between 54514 and69961 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2009 Pontiac G8?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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