On the plus side, G3 has a comfortable ride, decent road manners, and an inviting interior. Over 70 mph, the Aveo models we drove felt nervous and we expect the same from a G3. We like the height-adjustable front shoulder belts because of the extra comfort they provide. The Pontiac G3 is a front-wheel-drive subcompact that's available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. .
Larger wheels 15 inches, up from 14 inches are also available. MacPherson struts, a torsion-beam rear, and a short 97. The audio and climate controls are clearly marked, simple to operate, and mounted high for easy access. Safety features The G3 Wave offers additional features and options for safety-minded consumers. Buyers opting for the available four-speed automatic will achieve around 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
Audio and climate controls are clearly marked, simple to operate, and mounted high for easy access. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment. But if the G3 helps Pontiac gain sales traction in the now all-important small-car segment, the decision to bring it here could turn out to be prudent one. If your G3 has many options like a sunroof, navigation, heated seats, etc, the more fuses it has. Safety in the G3 Wave starts with a high-strength steel structure that creates a safety cage around the passenger compartment. Daewoo calls it the Kalos, and Chevy named it the Aveo, but Pontiac has opted to call this five-door hatchback the G3.
A new instrument cluster with a predominant central speedometer sits behind the Pontiac-branded steering wheel. In-cabin storage is sparse, with a meager glovebox and a few small bins. Actual down payment and resulting monthly payments may vary depending upon type and use of vehicle, regional lender requirements, and the strength of your credit. With an 140° ultra-wide lens to cover the entire road ahead and capture all the critical details like license plates, signposts etc. Gauges are easy to read. You can interpret our ratings in the following way: 5-Star: Outstanding vehicle.
Another potential demerit is the fact that the Pontiac brand has faded into non-existence; but that could actually cause used-G3 prices to sink even further than before, to tempting levels. The G3 will only be sold for one model year, 2009. And without the established name recognition of the older , or , the sales for the G3 have been practically nonexistant. Additional appearance features include a new, rich instrumentation, silver paint style accents and trim. Looking at the interior, the G3 is among the more pleasant subcompact cars.
My biggest complaint was it had manual Windows and the engine was too noisy. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. When mated to the standard five-speed manual, the Ecotec gets 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg during highway runs. Antilock braking was an option. Top fuel economy is expected as well for such a small car.
The G3 differentiates itself from its Aveo relative through a slightly reworked front clip featuring the Pontiac trademark dual grille. Decent, but not quite the best. Transmissions and chassis components are also similar. It was conceived for maximum versatility and practicality, such as the convenience of easy access for both front and rear passengers, and the versatility of a hatchback configuration with ample cargo space that can reach all the way to the front of the cabin. The seats are comfortable and supportive. The generous dimensions offer ample interior room — capable of accommodating passengers more than six-feet tall in all of the five seating positions. If only two are seated in the back row, there won't be too much complaining.
Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class. Some Pontiacs have multiple interior fuse boxes including in the trunk - the video above will show you where the interior fuse box of your 2009 G3 is located. Not surprisingly, the sides and rear of the car as well as the standard spoiler above its back window are identical to those on the Chevrolet variant. New exterior styling for the 2009 5-door includes a new front-end design a lower fascia insert in the rear and roof-mounted spoiler complete the sporty look. The available four-speed automatic transmission features a new shift schedule for crisper shifts and earlier downshifts for a more confident ride plus a segment-exclusive Hold Control Mode, giving the driver control over gear selection to enable engine braking and to reduced wheel spin from a standing start on snow or ice. Compared audio reversing radar, more intuitive security, the traffic, parking, raised to the highest level of safety;. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component in question.
If you need to replace a blown fuse in your G3, make sure you replace it with one that has the same amperage as the blown fuse. Climate controls are straightforward, though the stereo employs an array of buttons instead of more user-friendly knobs. The dual-stage frontal air bags deploy at different levels, depending on the severity of the crash. A new instrument cluster with a predominant central speedometer sits behind the Pontiac-branded steering wheel. Simply does not deserve to be on the road. Taller passengers will wish for more legroom, though. The instrument panel is combined with smooth metallic-look steering wheel inserts and matching metallic-look rings around the cluster dials.