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The 2009 Pontiac Torrent is a midsize crossover SUV available in two versions -- base and GXP -- with a choice of either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. All Pontiac Torrents bench five passengers.
Despite a peppy motor and a few neat features, this decade-old economy coupe is outclassed by newer rivals. Pontiac Sunfire Coupe offers the following pros: Low price tag, torquey four-cylinder motor, auxillary radio and Onstar. Pontiac Sunfire Coupe drawbacks are: Overall layout showing its age, low resale value, poor side-impact and front-offset crash test results.
The 2009 Pontiac Solstice is available as either a soft-top roadster or a coupe (late availability) with a removable roof panel. Both body styles are available in base or GXP versions. Traditional on both base models are 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip back differential, a tilting helm, Onstar, a trip computer and an stereo system with radio, a CD/MP3 player and an optional stereo slot.
The 2006 Pontiac GTO is provided as a 2+2 sport coupe in one generously appointed trim level. The traditional features list contains 17-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, eight-way performance front seatings, a luxury Blaupunkt stereo system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer, a trip computer and performance windows, locks and mirrors.
The 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix is a 4-door sedan available in two versions: base and GXP. The base model comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, full performance accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, Onstar and a CD player.
A viable import alternative, but don't expect Camry- or Accord-like resale values or create class. Pontiac Grand Am Coupe offers the following pros: Lots of traditional features, spacious dashboard, crisp handling. Pontiac Grand Am Coupe drawbacks are: Five-speed manual no longer available, affordable dashboard pieces, iffy crash test scores.
The 2009 Pontiac G8 is a performance-oriented big sedan available in base, GT or GXP trim. Base models come with 18-inch alloy wheels, a back spoiler, four-way performance front sport seatings, a tilt/telescoping helm and a seven-speaker CD audio system with XM radio and an optional stereo slot. Pontiac G8 Gts add a 6.
The 2009 Pontiac G3 is a 5-door subcompact hatchback available in a single trim level. Traditional Pontiac G3 equipment contains 14-inch metal wheels, foglamps, a back spoiler, a tilt steering column, manual accessories, cloth seats, air-conditioning, a 60/40 split-folding back bench, Onstar and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio with an optional input slot.
Although were not thrilled by the affordable plastic dashboard and poor visibility, the Pontiac Firebird never fails to serve up a lot of of affordable, tire-smokin' fun. May it rest in peace. Pontiac Firebird Convertible offers the following pros: Comprehensive V6, spectacular V8, true muscle-car performance at a bargain price tag.
If conventional Pontiac look-and-feel twists your crank, and you want a big sedan packed with performance and features, the Pontiac Bonneville is your kind of ride. However, the rear-drive Chrysler 300 provides a better suite overall. Pontiac Bonneville Sedan offers the following pros: Loads of gee-whiz features, solid handling, comprehensive V8 in GXP, impressive crash test scores, big cargo.
The 2010 Pontiac Vibe is a compact hatchback available in two versions -- base and GT -- with various equipment levels depending on the drivetrain. The base front-wheel-drive Pontiac Vibe comes traditional with the 1. 8-liter motor, 16-inch wheels, performance mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a four-speaker CD stereo system with radio and an optional stereo slot, and not much else.
The 2009 Pontiac G6 is available in sedan, coupe and hardtop convertible body styles. The sedan is available in base, GT and GXP versions, the coupe in GT and GXP and the convertible solely in GT trim.
The Pontiac Montana SV6 van comes in one size and trim level. Traditional equipment contains climate control, an eight-speaker audio system with a CD/MP3 player, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, the Onstar communications system, cruise control, keyless entry and performance windows, mirrors and locks.
Although functional as a minivan/sport-utility crossover, the Pontiac Aztek's ungainly handling and weak motor make it hard to recommend over more refined wagons and sport-utes. Pontiac Aztek SUV offers the following pros: Versatile dashboard, available all-wheel drive. Pontiac Aztek SUV drawbacks are: Some affordable dashboard materials, poor visibility, awkward look-and-feel.