2008 Pontiac G5 Pursuit XE 2.2 Ecotec from North America
Check engine light at 660 KM; wire adjustment.
Nothing else wrong since.
The car handles great, but I don't like the second gear.
Very good car for the price.
I tried almost all manufacturer's cars before purchasing, and GM offered the most for the price. I don't know why this car is so often bashed in car reviews in general. As a Aircraft Technician I like to look how a car has been built, and GM seems to getting better than before.
The worst cars I have tested are KIA Spectra and Toyota Corolla. Even the Hyundai Elantra is better built than a Toyota. I could not afford an extra $90 or $120 per month for a Japanese car without options... it is not worth it.
Hyundai and GM offer a bit more than the others for a right price. Most of Japanese cars in that category except Mazda are underpowered. Mazda are expensive but worth it. If I would have had more money, it would have been my first choice.
A Ford Focus is too expensive also, and Dodge are badly assembled.
The Pontiac G5 or Chevy Cobalt are good choice and the warranty is also good. The dealer is nice too; very good service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2008
17th Nov 2009, 09:43
So, has your suspension needed to be re-built? I've read posts that say the G-5's front suspension is a mess and the dealer refuses to acknowledge any fault. The Cobalt is similar in design.
6th Jan 2010, 15:42
I did not get any problems with my suspension yet, but one of my friends who has a Cobalt had that problem, the dealer acknowledged the problem and changed everything. The dealer told him it was a common problem on that car. Since I bought my car at the same dealer, I don't think I would get any problems to have it rebuilt if it's broke down. Depends who is your dealer... Bigger your dealer is, the less you get problems with any brands...