Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. She seldom drives much further than that. They noted that other rivals in the class had nicer interiors and more standard features, and that the front seats needed more cushioning. Expect mileage to be a bit less with the optional four-speed automatic available on both trims. I should have added that a 12 volt battery consists of 6 cells; each of which provides 2. Sitting on a car lot awaiting a sale is not good on any battery either.
Pontiac makes some changes to popular optional equipment packages as well. Side-curtain airbags are standard for 2009 on both models, in addition to OnStar. The Fair Purchase Price, which represents what consumers are actually paying, is likely to be lower. The vehicle is equipped with on-star but it failed to acknowledge the impact sensors and did send any type of message or response. Push the seatback forward from the wheel: trunk area or lower the seatback from inside the vehicle. I would also note that oil changes are generally recommended on miles or months which ever comes first.
After 15 seconds, if the voltage was higher than 9. How It Drives This year's G5 loses the optional 2. Thick pillars and miniature quarter-pane windows hinder visibility. They are asked to identify problems that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime. Carpeted floor mats come standard, along with four cupholders, with two in front and two in back. In terms of resale value, we predict that the G5 will perform slightly better than average over time.
In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. Recall Date 2014-02-10 Description This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Unfortunately, the G5's trunk has a high liftover height and a small opening, so extricating large suitcases could be a chore. But the car can't drum up the sort of refinement you'll get even in Ford's underwhelming new Focus coupe, much less a two-door Honda Civic or Scion tC.
Its directional precision, however, is vague at best, and at higher speeds — where most cars' steering settles into a securely weighted feel when pointed straight ahead — Pontiac's is too buoyant. Definitely a pleasure to work with and definitely recommend! Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. Now for the not-so-delightful side of the G5: handling. Seat bottoms are quite short, with somewhat hard cushioning but excellent support. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
Variances are due to engine and transmission options. This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries. The may be a small hatchback, but its roomy second row of seats and spacious cargo area impressed reviewers. I use the following to determine the charge on a battery. I guess I'll keep my G5 for another 100K mi. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
Tall drivers possibly anyone over six feet will find the G5 short on headroom and need to resort to a slightly reclined driving position, and most will deem the front seats flat and lacking support. Standard safety features include front and side curtain airbags. Pontiac rolled out the G5 in 2008 to fill that niche—replacing the former Sunfire—and it continues into the 2009 model year with a more fuel-efficient engine and new features that bring it more in line with its competitors. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. Consisting only of coupes, Pontiac's G5 model lineup offers fewer choices than Chevrolet's Cobalt group and lacks the latter's supercharged top-end entry. Kinship between Pontiac and Chevrolet models is nothing new.
They have more sophisticated testers that allow them to test discharged and less than fully-charged batteries as well. The clutch pedal is light and has short travel, which keeps bumper-to-bumper commutes tolerable. This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested. Vehicle Details In theory, at least, five occupants can squeeze into the G5's cozy cockpit on cloth-upholstered front buckets and a split-folding rear seat. Overall, I am very satisfied with this car and would definitely recommend it's purchase for a commuter. Head protection Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof. Inexpensive cars need not feel cheap these days, but the G5 does.
Instrument Panel Brightness Control M. It produces 155 hp and drives the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual transmission. For the 2009 G5, Pontiac has dropped the 2. Sixteen-inch alloys are optional, but they reduce highway mileage by 2 mpg. Defrost : This mode directs most of the air to the windshield and some air to the side window outlets. For 2009, Pontiac's automatic transmission receives higher praise, as MyRide. Every car I have ever had that actually showed volts always ran around 14-15 and never had a battery or alternator issue.