2006 Pontiac G5 Pursuit Reviews - Page 3 of 5

2006 Pontiac G5 Pursuit GT 2.4 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired39899 kilometres
Most recent distance82300 kilometres
Previous carMazda MX3

Summary:

Worst car ever!

Faults:

First week of having the car, the radio stopped working and the windshield wiper motor died in the middle of a thunderstorm on the highway. Car was gone to the dealer for 2 weeks!!!

Brakes and pads had to be replaced within the 1st year of ownership.

Wire from the subwoofer shorted the car out multiple times on the highway; wire was rubbing on quarter panel.

Rotors machined, then replaced as they weren't fixed.

Drivers side door latch broke, not covered by extended warranty, cost $450 just to get my door to open.

Radio would stay on while the car was off.

Unexplained noises/thumps from front end - dealer told me several times when questioned, it was "tire/road noise".. ya right..

Rear windshield defrosters didn't work, took to dealer to be fixed, they used the wrong sauter, wasn't fixed. Took it back, fixed it, used for the first time, when the car was turned off, cold air hit the hot windshield (they obviously didn't turn off after high temp reached), shattered my rear windshield - had to be completely replaced.

Shifter knob stuck in place, couldn't remove keys from ignition.

General Comments:

This car is complete garbage. It sells for high, yet resales for next to nothing. Complete waste of money. Had nothing but problems with it. Missed a lot of time of work and lost money for having to take it into the shop all the time.

I've only had this car for 2 years, and those are all the problems I've had. I still owe 2 years of financing this car. I'm losing over $5000 to trade this car and get something, doubling what I bought this for, but at this point, I don't even care, I just want rid of the damn thing. I'm sick of worrying about what's going to go wrong next.

Visually appealing, but that's all they are. I hate this car!!

Dee.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th March, 2010

11th Jun 2010, 19:28

Wow, it sounds like you got a lemon. I have the same car and really enjoy it. I have to sell it and am sad to see it go. It is fun to drive and a good zippy car on the highway.

Sorry to hear that you have had so much trouble with your car.

22nd Aug 2010, 21:20

I honestly think you should have bought another Mazda.

26th Sep 2010, 23:40

The radio would stay on while the car was off.

For how long did the radio stay on? Most new cars will still have power to most things for about 30-45 seconds after the key is turned off, but not removed from the ignition. My 98 Grand Cherokee does it.

8th Nov 2011, 14:00

I had the same problem with the keys stuck in the ignition, but the dealer replaced the shifter at no charge.

The radio stays on for 10 minutes after the car is turned off and the keys are out of the ignition, or until the driver's door is opened.

Other than those, I have had no problems with the car. Obviously I have had to replace my brake pads and routers, but that is to be expected in almost any car after 100,000km.

18th Feb 2012, 21:06

Many cars and SUVs have this radio setup, whereby the radio will stay on for about ten minutes or until the driver's door is opened, so you can continue to listen without having to have the key in. This is NOT a flaw or a defect. My old Catera had it, and so does my new GMC SUV.

2006 Pontiac G5 Pursuit 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance103000 kilometres
Previous carKia Rio

Summary:

Never again

Faults:

Arg! My control arm bushings have gone as well! I can't believe how many comments I have read about this problem!

Also my rear shocks (originals were very poor quality) are leaking.

Front struts are starting to go. Again, all three seem to be a running theme among Pursuit owners.

General Comments:

Gas is great for highway, but awful in stop and go traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2009

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews