Don’t buy one for the creature comforts–it doesn’t have much beyond the basics (seat heaters, XM radio, dual climate control). But if you like to drive, and want a car that amenable to a family, this is the car for you. Keep in mind, however, that while they may be cheap to acquire, they’re on the high side for maintenance costs. Let’s not talk about gas mileage either. You don’t buy one of these for gas mileage.
I drive mine year round in upstate NY. Put winter tires on this thing and as long as you don’t hit deep snow (be wary of more than 12″, as the car is very low to the ground), the car handles great. The electronic nanny does a great job of keeping the car true in slippery venues. Come warmer months, slap on summer tires and have some fun.
Reliability: only typical GM issues for me have been the glove box lock, the emergency lights button, and the trunk liner pins. Mechanically, the car is sound and should serve you well if you care for it.
Final note: don’t settle for the V6 version. The standard G8 is still a fine car, but you really want a V8. And a Solo cat-back. It’s too quiet, stock.
|EPA Classification||Large Sedan|
|MPG/MPGe||20 Highway / 13 City|
|Engine||Gas V8 6.2L/- TBD –|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|