2008 Pontiac Wave Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2008 Pontiac Wave Sedan from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired24 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

A lot of car for the money.

Faults:

Chipped windshield 1st month. Not the Wave's fault, but I wonder about the quality of the glass.

General Comments:

You get what you pay for and and for a "loaded" car (including sunroof and A/C) under $20K it's a nice little car.

Doesn't feel as cheap as some other models. The seats are very comfortable. My sr. citizen Mom thinks they're better than my Dad's Jetta.

I do a lot of highway driving and I feel safer around the SUV's and minivans because I'm up higher than most smaller cars and can see better. This also makes it easier to get in and out of.

I love the trunk. I can't believer how much space it has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

2008 Pontiac Wave Base Sedan 1.6 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired185 kilometres
Most recent distance302 kilometres
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

A great buy for economical drivers

Faults:

2 hours after we got the car home from the dealership, we couldn't get it out of park. We had to use the Shift Lock release mechanism to release the gearshift. We would have brought it back for repair that day, but, they were closed. That said, it took the dealership 5 days to get the new shifter assembly in and the car repaired. It is a good thing they paid for a rental.

General Comments:

This car has very sporty looks for a cheap price.

The huge amount of cabin space gives the feel of a much larger vehicle.

The high sitting position is a real plus. We can almost look mini vans drivers in the eye.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2008

16th Jan 2008, 12:56

Further to this particular car. We had the car back from the shop for 3 days and the problem happened again. The car wouldn't come out of park and this time the brake lights weren't working. The dealership rented another car for us and proceeded to strip the brake pedal switch from a car in inventory.

So far in the 11 days we have owned this car, it has been available to us for 3 drivable days. Total of 734 km's.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews