Used Car of the Day: 2009 Pontiac G8

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we bring you a car that remains one of my favorite casualties of the great bailouts/bankruptcies of the late Aughts -- a 2009 Pontiac G8.

This one has a V6 and 190,000 miles on the odo.

It needs transmission work, plus some minor interior work. The body has some dents and dings.

Besides that, our seller says the engine runs well, the A/C blows cold, and the heat, is, well, hot.

It could use a paint job as well, it seems.

This car is in Kentucky and the asking price is $3,500.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Daniel J Daniel J on Jun 03, 2024

    The biggest "knock" against the G9 at the time was its awful interior. Great car otherwise.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Jun 03, 2024

    Third rate vehicle that was already ancient when brought here. You stick a pig nose on a rabbit but that doesn't make it a pig.

  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.
  • ToolGuy Lose a couple of cylinders, put the rest in a straight line and add a couple of turbos. Trust me.
  • ToolGuy Got no money for the Tasman, it is going to the Taxman. 🙁